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…

Looking Within

Nick Hoover It’s been over a decade since the three-day long riots broke out during the April, 1990 Poly Royal celebration where over 120 people were arrested. Any object within reach was hurled at police officers, including small explosives. What’s…

Nothing better than Franz in France

Mariecar Mendoza From my angle, Franz Ferdinand’s lead singer Alex Kapranos had crooked teeth. They jutted asymmetrically, fighting in tiny overlapped spaces. But then he turned slightly, and his choppers were revealed perfectly polished – just like the rest of…

Group to make Poly smile, nod and laugh out loud

Instead of the watery eyes normally associated with sleepless nights and the monotonous school week, the students of Cal Poly will have a chance to shed tears of laughter as the comedy group Smile and Nod offers an escape Wednesday…

Orfalea to visit campus

He founded Kinko’s and he donated more than $16.2 million to the university. He’s even coming out with a new book and his first book signing event will be right here on campus. Paul Orfalea will give a free presentation…

Garden Grille makes the grade

After just two weeks, the Garden Grille has proved popular with both new and returning students. The restaurant, formerly the Lighthouse, is a temporary dining establishment that has experimented with higher quality food at varied prices. The Garden Grille will…

New DVD 'giggety giggety' good

Joe Sargent Incest, racism, fart jokes and the story of a 4-year-old boy finding himself – a storyline that can only be found in “Family Guy.” Tuesday, Sept. 27, marked the release of “Family Guy Presents: Stewie Griffin the Untold…

Symphony reaches 'apex'

Brittany Ridley   People often view music as entertainment, talent or even a distraction, but Peggy Peterson saw music as an opportunity to change individual lives. Whether she provided a children with their first violin or an elderly woman a…