Patience and precise timing

Mariecar Mendoza Since recently transferring to Cal Poly and renting a place in Morro Bay, my mind has been set on photographing Morro Rock in a incomparable moment. For the past couple of weeks, I have found myself consistently riding…

A dose of photorealism

Jen Boudevin “Don’t Get Excited,” an exhibition of photorealistic oil paintings by applied art and design student Randy Scudder, will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the UU Gallery, located in the Epicenter. The opening…

Jazz band to make Poly go head over heels

The University Jazz Band will take audiences back to the 1930s with its music concert and dance Friday in Chumash Auditorium. Performing authentic big-band classics, Cal Poly’s University Jazz Band is inviting students and members of the community to dance…

I'm not a wuss, really

James Mellor I’m a 22-year-old, 6-foot-2-inch, 205 pound, athletic male. I play rugby, have been in wild land fires and have moved to a foreign country by myself. Not a lot of things frighten me, but one thing I am…

Something new brewing in SLO

Brennan Angel SLO Brew is no longer. No more dim, cave-like atmosphere, bathrooms with broken plumbing and a vacant upstairs on the weekends. With new owners and a fresh ambiance, the building has been transformed into Downtown Brew. “The previous…

The honorable Foos

Mariecar Mendoza “Is there always such a circus around you?”  It’s Aug. 26, day two of the Rock En Seine Festival in Paris, France, and someone is about to die. Fans are lunging at fences, swaying dangerously with the groaning…

Musician to offer 'some kind of comfort'

Mariecar Mendoza New York native turned Los Angeles rising musician Jay Nash visited Mother’s Tavern and played guitar for a buddy’s band nearly two years ago – a time vague in memory. On Wednesday, Nash will make it back to…

Foo Fighters interview tomorrow!

Coming in tomorrow's edition of the Art Beat will be an interview with Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters. Columnist Stacey Anderson interviewed the former Nirvana drummer in Europe before he performed at Rock En Seine Festival in Paris. Grohl talks…

The Top Five of Quarter 1

Ryan Chartrand   This quarter is already shaping up to be the rising action of this next generation novel being written between now and the end of next year. With the release of the XBOX 360 only a few weeks…

Getting Flogged and loving it

Jim Weise Guinness, politics and punk were celebrated when Flogging Molly performed Saturday night in the Rec Center. The mixed crowd of Cal Poly students, punked-out high schoolers and irritated parents rocked all night to three bands. Go Betty Go,…

This is the Worst Opinion Column of All Time

Douglas B. Bruzzone and Michael Matzke Editor's note: "Two Classy Gents" is a humor column that will run every Monday exclusively online. In the grand scheme of things, throughout the entirety of human existence every opinion column ever written has…