Red handprints removed at dorms

If any Cal Poly students return to their old dorms to reminisce about freshman year, they may find something missing. Housing and Residential Life removed the red handprints, which were painted in front of many residence halls, over the summer.…

WOW, what a week

Louise Dolby Since 1957, the San Luis Obispo community has opened its arms to thousands of new students during a unique week-long orientation program known as the Week of Welcome. This year, WOW was the largest volunteer orientation program to…

Bulk Up

Sheila Sobchik The recent opening of Costco Warehouse in San Luis Obispo on September 17 has brought thousands to the outskirts of the city for discounts. The property, located at 1540 Froom Ranch Way,  measures 139,600 square feet and has…

Baker appoints new provost

Karen Velie Cal Poly President Warren Baker announced earlier this month the appointment of William Harris as the university’s new provost and vice president for academic affairs. “I am probably as excited as the Cal Poly freshmen who arrived this…

Poly holds highest grad rates

Cal Poly earns the highest graduation rates of all the California State Universities, according to statistical reports from the CSU system. For first year freshmen after six years, Cal Poly’s rate is 68 percent, and for community college transfer students…

Campus Chow

Matt Wechter Campus Dining has announced the opening of a new eatery on campus this fall; Garden Grille. The Light House’s cafeteria-style dining is out and restaurant-style dining is in. Stark white walls have been painted yellow, pink and purple,…

The Health Center basics

Matt Wechter The Student Health Center provides basic healthcare to currently enrolled students with valid student identification; basic healthcare is also available at other CSU campuses for students enrolled at Cal Poly. Routine medical visits, urgent care services, x-ray, routine…

Safety in SLO town

Jennifer Gongaware Cal Poly doesn’t have a history of violent acts and crimes,  but they do occur periodically.   In 2003, there was one murder, 20 forcible rapes, 19 robberies, 99 aggravated assaults, 344 burglaries and 131 car thefts in…

Under 21 and bored

If you’re under 21, or think the bars aren’t the place that you want to be seen, then here is the guide for you: The minor’s guide to SLO living. During the school year, there are plenty of things to…

No drive thrus, no problem

Erick Smith Word association for San Luis Obispo: Cal Poly, beaches, nice weather, unique downtown, no drive-thrus at fast-food restaurants, college town- Wait, there is not a single drive-thru in all of San Luis Obispo? That must be a joke.…

Fool-proof method: Dean calculates a proper study load

Christopher Gunn Cramming may be the study method many college students use today, but it may not be such a smart plan if one wants to succeed. Studying 25 to 35 hours per week is the proper and time-tested method…