Jerusalem Post journalist discusses issues in the Middle East

The experience of a journalist working in one of the most conflicted regions of the world is unusual. It is even more rare when that journalist is both Israeli and Arab, and writes for a Hebrew paper. Monday night, Khaled…

From Anchorage to Whittier: An Insider's Guide

Kristen Oato Looking up from the mudflats, all I could see were wet, moss-covered boulders. I knew the view from the top was worth the trek. Salty air flushed my 10-year-old cheeks as I began to climb up the black…

Where have all the Good ol' Days gone?

            So lately, my roomie and I have been obsessed with the show “American Dreams.” Ah, nothing like getting lost in the rhythm of the 60’s to rid your mind of current Iraqi death toll numbers and plans for world domination.…

LGBT celebrates same- sex handholding day

James Mellor Valentine's Day is traditionally a day to express love – even through something as simple as holding hands. Cal Poly's Pride Alliance Center: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) student group has organized a Valentine's Day event, Same Sex…

A journey to India

caitlin donnell I woke up to a musty aroma that was so pungent and sharp, that it roused me out of bed.  I peered out my porthole that morning from the ship and knew ” we had arrived in India.…

Conference unites students to change the status quo

brennan angel mustang daily Over 150 Cal Poly students united this weekend under the common theme of creating change. The fourth annual Change the Status Quo conference, put on by Student Community Services, included 24 workshops addressing the issues of…

Hillel attracting a large and diverse membership

Many Cal Poly students do not know about one of the fastest growing clubs on campus. Hillel, the Jewish student organization in San Luis Obispo, has been at Cal Poly for over 15 years and has drastically increased its membership…

Book parallels literature to spark student interest

whitney guenther Lost in a sea of intricate plot lines and unrecognizable words, many high school students give up on the great literary pieces of yesteryear because they simply can’t understand them. But two Cal Poly faculty members and one…

Students design garden in tribute to local firefighter

Landscape architecture students presented designs for a healing garden at French Hospital Wednesday. The LA 252, fundamentals of site planning and design, class worked on the project individually, with each student providing their own perspective on the design. The healing…

CSU chancellor optimistic on future budget, diversity plans

whitney guenther CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed was positive about the current state of the CSU system in a teleconference Wednesday. Reed discussed the current system-wide ban on alcohol, the CSU’s future plans to promote diversity and said he anticipated…

Latin American studies launches spring quarter

michael mullady Two Cal Poly professors have created a new interdisciplinary Latin American studies program to support educational activities related to Latin America that is set to begin sponsoring events next quarter. The program, developed by James Keese, a geography…