Catching on to the caffeine craze

tom sanders Finals are on the horizon and that means students will turn to mass amounts of caffeinated beverages like coffee and Red Bull to find enough energy to pull through the all-nighters. Students may think the amount of caffeine…

New engineering building named

tom sanders The newest engineering building located on the corner of Highland Drive and California Boulevard was named after the prominent alumnus Grant Brown on Monday. The “Grant M. Brown Engineering Building” is most commonly known as the building with…

Poly takes a few spins on the 'wheel'

Thao Tran Cal Poly students won thousands of dollars after appearing on television’s hit game show “Wheel of Fortune.” Twenty-year-old business finance and accounting senior Mike Matzke won $17,700 and a cruise to the Caribbean valued at $4,448 after an…

Student rescues injured surfer

“What the (expletive) happened to my leg guys?” Those are words Jesse Golden said he will never forget as he remembered hearing rescuing a fellow surfer off the coast of Shell Beach last Monday. Golden, a Cal Poly forestry and…

Study abroad programs now reach to Ghana, South Africa

Thao Tran The international studies department will launch a new program of study in South Africa and Ghana. The South Africa and Ghana programs, designed to give students a new outlook and perspective for developing countries, will be available in…

Afghan ambassador visits as part of International Education Week

paul meissner Cal Poly’s International Education Week hosted Afghan Ambassador Said Tayeb Jawad, who spoke in Chumash Auditorium Thursday. Jawad, a native of Afghanistan, is working to improve women’s education in Afghanistan. Jawad said that Afghanistan is the seventh poorest…

Controversial Middle Eastern speaker addresses peace issues

kiel carreau Chumash Auditorium was politically split Monday night when writer Nonie Darwish, an American woman of Middle Eastern descent, spoke about how politics and religion divide the Jewish and Muslim communities and how both groups can overcome that division.…

Maasai warrior visits campus

sheila sobchik Cal Poly students had a unique chance to gain insight into a different way of herding when Maasai warrior Samson Parashina visited campus on Tuesday. Parashina – who prefers to be called Samson – has traveled to the…

California rejects all propositions

Emily Logan After the results came in, San Luis Obispo County voters agreed with the rest of the state, as citizens voted “no” on every proposition except Propsitions 74 and 75. California voters shot down every proposition, making the election…

'No' gains ground in SLO County

Designed by Louise Dolby Proposition 76 was losing as of 9 p.m. on Tuesday in San Luis Obispo County, with about 57 percent voting “no” on the measure. If passed, Proposition 76 would restrict the state-spending limit and would grant…

International symposium discusses

In response to many natural disasters that have plagued the globe in recent years, Cal Poly’s city and regional planning department organized an international symposium to discuss ways to build disaster-resistant communities and to educate people on how to provide…