Get a kick out of this

I can't believe it's September! After a nourishing August recess, it's time to start the school year on the right foot.

It's been a busy month-and-a-half since I last saw you. I'm delighted to be back in southern California and at school after a healthily humid Midwestern summer at home, and it's been a positively chaotic/chaotically positive first week of classes. 

I'm also serving on The Student Life's editorial board this semester, and with our mini-welcome-back edition dropping on newsstands today, I'm back (at least temporarily) in my role as puzzle creator! (Inquiring minds on campus want to know whether that will continue once we ramp into weekly coverage, and I can truly say I don't have a clue. But ideally, this blog isn't going anywhere!) 

Please enjoy this little workout that appears on page three of our paper today, and if you're also back on a campus somewhere, please stay safe, wear a mask, and have a blast!