Starkey’s death reverberates five years later

It’s been a half-decade since Julia and Scott Starkey sent their son Carson, an architectural engineering freshman at the time, to Cal Poly for the start of what were supposed to be some of the best years of his life.

The hazy line on initiation traditions

The memory of Carson Starkey, and how his life was tragically taken in 2008 by a preventable hazing situation, reminds the entire Cal Poly community of how important it is to adhere to hazing-related rules.

Campus examines hazing policies

Laura Pezzini lpezzini@mustangdaily.net Hazing has become the subject of national conversation this week, in light of recent incidents across the country. Last week, twelve members of the marching band at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) were charged with manslaughter for…

Fraternity raises money for alcohol awareness

A Cal Poly fraternity’s alumni teed off at a Nipomo golf course Friday morning in honor of former Cal Poly student Carson Starkey who died in an alleged hazing incident three years ago. Delta Sigma Phi alumni raised thousands of dollars for…

Alpha Phi receives social probation

The Alpha Phi sorority will face a five-month suspension after an investigation by Cal Poly Student Life and Leadership (SLL) found it guilty of hazing on Thursday. The investigation began after a freshman pledge was transported to the emergency room…

Hazing leads to suspension for Alpha Phi sorority

The Alpha Phi sorority will face a five-month suspension after an investigation by Cal Poly Student Life and Leadership (SLL) found it guilty of hazing following Thursday’s judicial hearing. The investigation began after a freshman pledge was transported to the…

Final two defendants sentenced in Starkey case

Defendants Russell Taylor and Adam Marszal pleaded no contest to misdemeanor hazing in the death of Carson Starkey Thursday morning in a San Luis Obispo County courtroom.