Former congressman Leon Panetta talks politics to large crowd

Tonya Strickland With around 500 people in attendance, Cal Poly began its “Provocative Prospectives” series with Leon Panetta, former congressman and former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton. Panetta drew a crowd so large the venue had to be…

Homecoming weekend launches today

“Homecoming 2005: Forever Green & Gold” will give spectators the chance to see a female student eat a sundae out of a male student’s mouth and watch others slip and slide on mustard. Homecoming starts today and will finish Sunday…

Truck collides with overpass

Thao Tran “I followed the map,” is what truck driver Salvador Valencia softly mumbled as he pointed to a crumpled piece of white paper. At 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, while trying to make a delivery on campus, Valencia plowed his big…

CSU students rally against fee increases

Seven Cal Poly students, including ASI President Tylor Middlestadt, traveled to Long Beach Thursday to participate in a rally to oppose the latest CSU fee increase. Despite the presence of over 200 students representing all 23 California State Universities, the…

PolyProgress aims to help students graduate on time

Winter quarter enrollment is underway and students are frantically studying their degree requirements to find which classes they need to take. Unfortunately, many students are unsure what courses they need to graduate on time. “One of my problems is that…

Schwarzenegger visits SLO

nick coury Protesters gathered outside Apple Farm Inn in San Luis Obispo Tuesday where Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made a brief visit as part of a campaign trip to urge Californians to vote for propositions 74, 75, 76 and 77 in…

Volunteers fight against polio in Nigeria

Brittany Ridley Twenty-five local Rotary Club volunteers will embark on a 10-day trip to Kano, Nigeria to participate in West Africa’s National Immunization Day from Nov. 8 to 18. The local group, along with hundreds of other volunteers, will participate…

Honk if you have road rage

Julianne Byer   I’ll tell you what the big idea is: traffic. That’s right you heard me. I’m talking grid-lock, bumper to bumper, if this Explorer in front of me brakes one more time I’ll personally get out to go and…

Fire breaks out at Bishop Peak

Sheila Sobchik Capt. Vaughn of the San Luis Obispo Fire Department makes sure the Bishop Peak fire is completely out by spraying a smoldering log. The seven-acre grass fire began at approximately 1:15 p.m. and was considered a second alarm,…

Faculty outraged over CSU presidents' salary increases

The CSU Board of Trustees approved an average 13.7 percent salary increase for all CSU presidents, bumping Cal Poly President Warren Baker’s salary up by more than $33,000 to $286,896 annually. Some Cal Poly faculty members were angered over the…

Nominations being taken for exceptional teachers

Holly Burke The Academic Senate began accepting nominations for the Distinguished Teaching Award Oct. 24 and will continue to accept nominations through Dec. 2. The award honors student-nominated professors for excellence in teaching and began at Cal Poly in 1964.…