Blocks of cloth work two-fold

Jen Boudevin A raffle will be held tomorrow to decide the future home of the Chandler Scholarship quilt, a piece fashioned by a team of Cal Poly Student Affairs employees. Themed “Textures of Our Community,” the project will garner funds…

Residents torn over sewer future

Nick Coury Los Osos remains deadlocked over a debate that has raged on for close to 30 years. As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, the voter count remained split for the four measures that will decide the future of the Los…

Quilt serves as a reminder for Cal Poly

Jen Boudevin In a time when needle and thread may seem outdated, the ReMEmber Quilt Project opted for just those tools, crafting a quilt to confront the issue of violence against women. The ReMEmber Week program was initiated in 2000…

Close call for student involved in collision

Karen Velie A Cal Poly student sustained minor injuries after a Volkswagen Beetle’s right rear tire rolled over her head on Wednesday evening. She was luckily wearing a helmet. Caroline Capelle’s helmet, though severely damaged, protected her from serious injury.…

Bicycle safety class to be offered

Karen Velie The San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club is sponsoring free bicycle safety classes in October. The three-day course teaches bicyclists how to safely operate their bicycles in a wide range of situations. The program, called Drivers Ed for Bicyclists,…

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…

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…