Books meet a beat in new class

michael mullady Charise Cheney has her students nodding their heads to the beat of her lecture in a new, funky-fresh class titled “Hip-Hop, Poetics and Politics.” The class is “experimental,” meaning it is a valid academic course that provides an…

U.S. drinking culture distorted

Nick Coury Being a Christian of legal drinking age brings up a number of moral questions within my groups of friends, some being Christian and others not.  In my opinion, the issue is more complex than simply to drink or…

From the big screen to the not so big screen

Ryan Chartrand You’ve most likely read a book that quenched your thirst for life so much that you went and saw its film adaptation only to be disappointed. In this massively technological “Year 2000” world we now live in, the…

Carving for pumpkin perfection

Tiffany Dias After picking the perfect pumpkin, now it’s time to start thinking of all the ways to carve it up. There are literally countless options to choose from such as animals, political figures, scary faces and emblems. Before you…

Voodoo to put a spell on Poly

Tiffany Dias The Voodoo Glow Skull, a punk band sprinkled with Latino flavor, will open for Flogging Molly and Go Buddy Go on Saturday at the Recreation Center. The band just finished a tour of the West Coast to promote…

Deep waters doesn't seem to stop shallow TV

The bull died right in front of us. Hooves to the sky, daggers lodged in bleeding flesh. The poor creature received one last stab to the head and rolled over. The crowd cheered maniacally as the matador shimmied to blaring…

Places to pick the perfect pumpkin

Brennan Angel Many Cal Poly students are preparing for Halloween by decorating their homes with pumpkins. Some go to the same spots every year to buy their pumpkins, while others buy to support local farmers. “I’m either buying my pumpkins…

De Profundus Ater Clamo ad te Damine

Mariecar Mendoza The sun lacks compassion, Beating down relentlessly. Revealing the silent suffering, Of the young one dying.   And in the bright sunlight, Shines something very dark. The struggle not to live, But to die. Crawling on an impending…

Harbor Festival

Mariecar Mendoza As a celebration of food, music and art, Morro Bay’s Harbor Festival attracted hundreds of locals and tourists to the Central Coast. The event, which took place last weekend, marked its 24th year and raised money for more…

Lions and tigers … and one funny zebra

Tonya Strickland Clusters of students in groups of twos, threes and fours filled the rows of plastic chairs, while others pushed the seating aside to make room for their pillows and blankets on the floor of Chumash Auditorium Tuesday night…

I heart beer

Joe Sargent I have been 21 for exactly three months and five days. I spent my birthday in Las Vegas with my four best friends drinking, gambling and not sleeping. Since then, I have attempted to pack 20 years of…