Students protest immigration bill, celebrate Cesar ChA­vez

Pop-punk band The Ataris drew a large crowd during University Union Hour on Thursday, but found themselves sharing the spotlight unexpectedly with Cal Poly Mexa club students chanting, “Viva Cesar ChA­vez!” Friday marked the fifth Cesar ChA­vez Day – the…

Psychology class raises money for local nonprofit organizations

Kelly Cope Many nonprofit groups native to San Luis Obispo received a welcome surprise last fall in the form of $10,000 in donations and gifts-in-kind after students in PSY 351, group dynamics, took them on as part of a group…

Two cars collide on S. Higuera

An early evening two-car crash on South Higuera, north of the Prado intersection, killed a 16-year-old girl yesterday. The girl, identified as Rita Marie Goehner of San Luis Obispo, was the driver of a 2005 silver Pontiac that crossed over…

Mustang Daily advertising collects three top national awards

sheila sobchik The Mustang Daily advertising and business staff took three top awards at the College Newspaper Business and Advertising Managers (CNBAM) Convention held March 8-11 in Philadelphia. The annual contest was judged by professionals working for newspapers across the…

In the eye of the riots: Understanding the French riots from an American student's view

emily rancer PARIS – I turn down Boulevard Saint Michel, just across the bridge from the tourist-cluttered Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of Paris, police cars and vans suddenly line the streets. Armed policeman talk in huddled groups on…

Rain and quick driving make slippery combination

Traffic on a rain-soaked Grand Avenue came to a halt Wednesday after a car plowed through the center divide and crashed into a concrete pillar underneath U.S. Highway 101, police said. The driver, an 18-year-old San Luis Obispo resident, was turning left onto the street when the accident occurred, San Luis Obispo police officer Colleen Kevany said.

Fire speech sparks concern with PSA

nick coury The final session of the eight-week Wildland Fire Studies seminar, provided by Cal Poly’s forestry resources department, led to some controversy Monday over free speech rights and expression on campus. The seminar was primarily geared toward students with…

Event to shed light on human trafficking in Vietnam

Holly Burke In 2005, between 10,000 and 20,000 women and children in Vietnam were kidnapped and sold into slavery. The numbers however, are inexact since the business of trafficking humans is deeply rooted underground. Cal Poly students will have the…

Beyond Shelter makes a home

nick camacho Rain poured down in vertical sheets against the side of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. The Maxine Lewis Memorial Overflow Shelter occupied the multi-purpose room inside. Twenty-five beds lined the walls. Covered with blankets, toys and other personal belongings,…

Fraternity Fight Night knocked down and dragged off campus

Months of student work and planning were thwarted when an event put on by the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity was cancelled Monday by Ken Barclay, Director of Student Life and Leadership at Cal Poly. The Fraternity Fight Night event was…

Big Waves hit SLO

Joe Sargent Da Bull, Mr. Maverick’s and Z-boy will be at the Fremont Theatre this Thursday for the showing of “Riding Giants.” Greg Noll, a pioneer in big-wave surfing; Jeff Clark, the founder of the big-wave break Maverick’s; and Stacy…