The truth about guns: Regulation, attitudes, safety on campus

“This is the ‘evil’ AR-15, the one they are always trying to ban,” Dylan Hardy yells over the sound of firearms, aiming the device at a metal target. The shells fly in all directions each time a shot is fired.

5 reasons it’s better to be single on Valentine’s Day

Check out why you’re better off celebrating Singles Awareness Day today.

The culture shock: Diversity of applicants and enrollees

Joseph Pack/Staff Photographer Minorities now make up 30.8 percent of the freshman applicant pool. Suha Saya [follow id=”suhasaya”] For some students, a familiar face is hard to find. If she hadn’t searched for diversity through different clubs and activities, business…

The Poly persuasion

When Salinas High School senior Trent Storm submitted his Cal Poly application in November, he became one of nearly 52,000 applicants fighting to be accepted for Fall 2014.

No smoking: Cal States considering tobacco ban

San Luis Obispo became the first city in the world to successfully ban smoking in public places in 1990, and now the California State University system is considering adopting a 100 percent tobacco ban.

SLOPD officers to step up downtown patrol

Joseph Pack/Mustang News An increase in vandalism, drunk in publics, open containers, urinating in public, and illegal lodging has led to increased police patrolling downtown. Emma Patterson [follow id=”eypatterson”] Because of increased activity and problems in the area, the San…

On the rise: Cal Poly standards, students climbing

Cal Poly was once a small agriculture and technical school. In 1992, only 7744 prospective students applied to the university. Today, more than 40,000 students are fighting for an acceptance letter.

The hazy line on initiation traditions

The memory of Carson Starkey, and how his life was tragically taken in 2008 by a preventable hazing situation, reminds the entire Cal Poly community of how important it is to adhere to hazing-related rules.

Saying goodbye to Movember

Marvel at a few good mustaches before the month ends.

Tougher than getting the degree: getting California tuition

Four winters ago, Travis Spanu was shoveling away snow from the night before just to pull out of his driveway. Last winter, he was wearing shorts and T-shirt drinking his iced coffee on the way to his engineering class.

The digital booty call

The digital age has ushered in more finger-to-phone typing than face-to-face talking. This not only changes the way people interact with each other, but it is shaking the grounds of how dating works today.