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Student Lookout: Record Store Day, top study spots and a free month of Spotify


Hello and happy Friday everyone.

For those who celebrated, I sincerely hope your 4/20 was a fun and relaxing experience with friends and other watchers you may have crossed paths with. If you’re not a cannabis connoisseur, I hope you’ve stocked up at Ferrell before the hordes of teenage cravings swarm the place like the walking dead on Judgment Day.

Also, in case you missed it ⬇️

That’s right. In typical understated fashion, Kendrick Lamar cryptically announced his upcoming album, “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers,” when replying to this fan’s tweet, letting everyone know he’s not done yet. .

After five years of near radio silence, I half expected to see an “Unsolved Mysteries” style documentary starring him in the near future, but that seems to be far from the truth. Rap/hip-hop fans, mark your diaries on May 13!

If you are a student and you are not enrolled in your FREE Lookout Membership again, enter your phone number below to register. Not only will you have unlimited access to all of Lookout, but you’ll also receive Student Lookout text alerts every Friday with exclusive offers, local recommendations, puzzles and more. So what are you waiting for?

Now on to the rest…

Download offers

Anyone hungry for some Santa Cruz Student Discounts?

  • Get a piercing. Amory Body Arts: 10% discount on any unique piercing when purchasing jewelry; limited to a $300 ticket and valid with a student card.
  • Play games. Next Level Video Games: 10% discount on used games.
  • Order food. burger: 10% off entire order for students.

What is the best student offer you have found? Email us to let us know at [email protected].

Now that we’re in the middle of festival season, it’s time to upgrade to Spotify Premium. Students now get their first month of Spotify Premium FREE. Take advantage of the offer here: www.spotify.com/us/student/

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Eat on a budget

Want a tasty and gourmet breakfast at a low price? Head to Zachary’s on Lower Pacific Avenue, just off Subway and among some smoking rooms. This breakfast staple has been serving substantial portions in Santa Cruz since 1985. The basic breakfast of eggs, home fries, toast, and your choice of meat is a classic, as is the corned beef hash .

There are also vegetarian options and sweet options for those looking for something different. Many menu items also have smaller sizes, meaning you can get them cheaper and still get plenty of food. Bring your friends and split the bill to pay between $10 and $15 each.

If you consider yourself a foodie, check out the great work of our local food expert, Lily Belle. In this week’s edition of his newsletter, she breaks news of Goodles, a Santa Cruz-based boxed macaroni and cheese brand, hitting store shelves for the first time. Find the brand at Target.

Inside Santa Cruz: The Five Best Places to Study

Recommended by local student and intern Aidan Warzecha-Watson

Westside Santa Cruz location of 11th Hour Coffee

Westside Santa Cruz location of 11th Hour Coffee.

(Nik Altenberg / Belvedere Santa Cruz)

Looking for places to study this week? Here are some good coffees to suit your needs:

  1. tabby cat cafe (7 a.m. – 3 p.m.): Located in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz, this cafe serves great coffee in a casual atmosphere. It has free WiFi, but more importantly for those of us with low battery – plenty of outlets. This café is the perfect place to relax, immerse yourself in your work and stay charged all day.
  2. 11th hour coffee (7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.): This local cafe is well known among students, and for good reason. It features some of the most creative flavor combinations in its drinks and serves up some amazing snacks to keep you going throughout your study session. The downtown Santa Cruz location has been popular with students as it is open later than many other cafes and has many outlets. The new Westside site (closes at 5 p.m.) offers a new, little-known outdoor location for students to study, but the lack of outlets makes studying a bit more difficult.
  3. Iveta Cafe (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.): While many students are familiar with the on-campus location (which is currently closed), few venture into the lower Westside location. This little cafe has a cozy outdoor patio, a quiet loft (with plenty of outlets), and great food. For those looking to study a bit early in the morning, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better spot.
  4. Cafetopia (6 a.m. – 3 p.m.): For early risers, you can’t ask for a better place to study than Coffeetopia. It has multiple locations, offers free Wi-Fi, and offers an impressive beverage collection of espressos and Italian teas, as well as wonderful bagel sandwiches. If you need a break from your studies, the Portola Drive location is a short walk from Opal Cliffs.
  5. CoffeevilleWatsonville (6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.): Formerly known as Goble Coffee Roasting, this Watsonville shop strives to provide its customers with natural and organic options. It offers a delicious snack menu to go with its caffeinated beverages and is open until 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, allowing students to get an extra hour of study on weekends. If you’re lucky, get your hands on a homemade cinnamon roll with cream cheese frosting – but hurry, they sell out fast.

Did we miss your favorite study spot in Santa Cruz? Shoot me a text and let me know.

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Around Town – Events

Did you know we have a calendar of events? BOLO, which stands for Be On the Lookout, is our hub for the best events in the county. See all ads here.

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Here are the events this week that we think students need to know about:

Record Store Day, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.: Join the cheering crowd at Streetlight Records this Saturday for Record Store Day. The line will form at the back door, located on Elm Street, where customers will be given a number and an order form. Only 15-20 customers are allowed to place orders at a time, by number, of course. Those who wait are free to shop. Including a live DJ set at 10:30am to kick off, it will be a full day of tunes and offerings.

69th Annual Santa Cruz Minerals, Rocks, Gems, Jewelry and Fossils Expo, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Are you looking for jewelry or decorative crystals, or do you like collectibles from nature? Well, the Mineral and Gem Society event might be your thing. Come to the Civic Auditorium in downtown Santa Cruz this weekend for a chance to get iridescent goodies and artwork. There will be various gift items from around the world, so this sale bodes well for those of you looking to add to – or start – your crystal collection.

Pleasure Point Sip and Stroll, Saturday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Pop out and hang out with a drink of your choice on Saturday for the aptly titled Pleasure Point Sip and Stroll. Guests can enjoy tastings while browsing boutiques such as Little Red Door, Hip & Chick, Rootstock Collective, and Pink Salt; participating breweries include Humble Sea, Discretion and Steel Bonnet, with Bottle Jack, Madson and Silver Mountain among the wineries on hand.

Del Mar Theater Midnight Movie – “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”, Friday and Saturday, 11:55 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.: Back with the Harry Potter Midnight Movie. I understand that if you don’t care about the series, this midnight movie series might mean nothing to you, but for many Potter fanatics, it should be a welcome sight. Continue the marathon this weekend.

    ➤ Want more? If you’re still looking for great things to do, check out Wallace Baine’s Weekender here.

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    Playing Time – College Athletics

    UC Santa Cruz: Ethan Bizzack and Amaya Cummins of the track team set more school records at the Johnny Mathis Invitational in San Francisco this past weekend. Bizzack broke his own UCSC mark in the 200 meters, while Cummins set the school record in the 200. Abby McPhillips won his second consecutive high jump competition.

    This weekend, the men’s tennis team is in Ventura to complete the Ojai tournament; the women’s golf team competes in the American Southwest Conference championships in Texas; and Athletics travel to Hartnell College in Salinas for the Last Chance Open on Saturday.

    Cabrillo College: The baseball team has won two in a row (against Hartnell College) and four of its last five. The Seahawks still have two regular season home games: Saturday against Monterey Peninsula College and Thursday, April 28 against Ohlone College. The softball team’s final two regular season games, Friday and Saturday at Yuba College, have been canceled.

    And in case you missed it, John Wilson has retired from coaching the women’s basketball team at the end of the season in February. Thank you for your time and happy retirement!

    One last thing …

    Did you know? Some of the biggest waves in the world can be found at the Mavericks surf spot off Half Moon Bay, an hour northwest of Santa Cruz. Its best waves are in winter and can reach up to 50 feet, with professional surfers coming from all over the world to try to conquer these giants.

    Jay on a solid at Mavericks.

    (Via Powerline Productions)

    Well, that does it for another week here at Lookout. For now, I bid you farewell.


    If you have recommendations on where we should be showing next week, send them to us and we’ll send you a free Lookout t-shirt. Email your ideas to [email protected].

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