Vietnam vet and novelist screens documentary

He sits in a multi-colored, plaid shirt, his metal-rimmed glasses resting on his nose. “That’s me,” he says, pointing to one of the soldiers on the cover of the novel he’s clutching. The book is his first novel, “Soldados: Chicanos…

Cal Poly author and professor to share mission music history book

Kassi Luja kassiluja.md@gmail.com Cal Poly author and music professor Craig Russell will share his new book “From Serra to Sancho: Music Pageantry in the California Missions” at Robert E. Kennedy Library on Jan. 25 as part of the library’s “Conversations with Cal Poly Authors” event series.…

Walking amongst the dead: SLO cemeteries offer walking tours for Halloween

Mustang Daily Staff Report arts@mustangdaily.net San Luis Obispo was a wild town 150 years ago. Outlaws rode down the streets with opponents’ ears hanging from their saddles and covered wagons rattled into a town full of travelers in search of…

A hotel that's its own destination

[slideshow] The Madonna Inn. It’s pretty hard to live here and not recognize that name. When I was little, I visited it at Christmas, and I remember two things: it was very pink and had a lot of crazy Christmas…

Unknown SLO jams

Erin Hurley is a journalism senior and Mustang Daily SLO lifestyle columnist. I don’t play any musical instruments myself, but I’ve always wanted to learn. A lot of my family is musical, and I think that’s part of the reason…

Point San Luis Lighthouse offers piece of local history

Erin Hurley is a journalism senior and Mustang Daily SLO lifestyle columnist. OK readers, I feel like we know each other well enough for me to reveal something about myself. I’m kind of a history nerd. I’ve always been one.…

History department to add new faculty member

The history department is hiring a new professor to teach General Education area D1, one of the most populated courses for the department.

Panel talks Egypt, riots and religion

With recent riots and the dawn of a revolution in Egypt, a panel of professors from the religious studies, political science and history departments spoke about the future of Egypt last Thursday. Professors Stephen Lloyd-Moffett, Matthew Hopper, Anika Leithner and…

In light of Senate loss, Dems should ask: what would Wilberforce do?

If Wilberforce had settled with his detractors for an abolitionist bill which merely decried the slave trade and did nothing to ameliorate those conditions, history would not have remembered him.

Steel mogul Carnegie’s vision kept alive in SLO

The spirit of steel titan and literacy champion Andrew Carnegie lives on in San Luis Obispo in a the San Luis Obispo County Historical Museum.

Poly education helped writer in Hollywood

Cal Poly 1974 graduate Jim Kouf shared his path to Hollywood last Thursday as part of the College of Liberal Arts distinguished speakers series.