I imagine that Mother’s Day can sometimes be one of the more depressing days for those families with members inflicted with college. For the college students, it often falls at a time in the school year in which it is highly unwise to travel home. For the mothers, the beautiful, living incarnations of their title aren’t there on the day to celebrate it, as if it wasn’t hard enough suddenly not frequently seeing the people who you spent a decade almost never completely losing from sight.
By now, it may be quite a bit too late to send a card that timely will arrive, and she knows that you have mountains on your plate, but still, my friends, remember to strive to wish her well, and wish her love and thanks for all that she has done to get you here. Though you’re rising in the scholarly ranks, who else but she has held you quite so dear?
When you have done this, if you’ve still got that nasty homesickness, or any other emotion that is bothering you, perhaps you need to channel it constructively. Poetry has been known to do wonders to heal the soul, and as it happens, May 11, Anthem, an annual Cal Poly-based poetry slam event, will be unfolding words into those cozy little spaces of stale but much-loved air between ear and mouth. This Mother’s Day event begins at 6 p.m. in the Chumash Auditorium and features the talents of Simply Kat Magill, Levi the Poet, Tatyana Brown, Terisa Siagatonu, and Sam Sax, with Prentice Powell as your emcee. The Chumash Auditorium is, of course, on the San Luis Obispo Cal Poly Campus.
In other news, registration for Cuesta College’s summer classes is under way. This year, there are three different course lengths available for your educational pleasure: Session 1 is a solid four weeks of school, from June 2 to 26. Session 2, from June 16 to July 24, is six weeks. But if you’re really into it, Session 3 is eight weeks, from June 16 to Aug. 7. Both the SLO and Paso campuses are offering courses, as is that mysterious substance known as the Internet. The cost is $46 per unit. For more information, visit cuesta.edu/summerstarts.
Intern Chris White-Sanborn REALLY wanted to say, “Word to your mother!”; it’s on theme, after all, but he politely restrained himself. Send your collegiate news to firstname.lastname@example.org.