Culture

Drive-in Circus Performers Prove the Show Must Go On

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REDWOOD CITY, California — Rows of cars honked their praise for a trapeze artist and a “human cannonball” at the Zoppé Italian Family Circus’ drive-in show. The circus has performed in Redwood City annually for the past thirteen years but shifted to a new format this time around to adapt to coronavirus public health guidelines. After debuting their drive-in show in Ventura in July, Zoppé brought it to Redwood City, where they will be performing through October 25. The drive-in circus represents a novel way of adjusting entertainment to an era in which large, indoor crowds are forbidden. The entertainment industry has struggled during the pandemic as music, dance and…

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Women of Silicon Valley: A safe haven for women in technology

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SILICON VALLEY — Lea Coligado was 19 years old when she held a summer internship at a small software company in Silicon Valley. While there, she faced comments about how women don’t code because they are better at art and heard insinuations that women’s brains were just not wired to handle the algorithmic complexity that their male counterparts could. Instead of complimenting her code, she received comments about her clothes. 

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An account of cowboy practices in the Rocky Mountains

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Dustin Stetter is a cowboy from Dubois, Wyoming, who balances his work as an outfitter to guide people into the Wind River range. Every year, he sets up a camp in the prairie close to the trail to go to Gannett Peak. He guides people who want to experience the wilderness through activities such as hiking, fishing or hunting. He has been doing this work for 22 years now, following his father’s path since he was 3 years old. Early in the summer, when the camp is still covered by snow, he will ride there with his herd of about 20 horses and the other cowboys who help him. They…

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