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Art After Dark unites local businesses, artists and patrons

Allison Montroy amontroy@mustangdaily.net Assets Fitness Studio has a secret to share: it’s actually an art gallery. Well, at least for one night a month. Assets is one of more than 20 shops, cafés, salons and studios that are transformed into art…

#TFM: Exaggerated humor or accurate portrayal of greek life?

Allison Montroy amontroy@mustangdaily.net In the first sentence of W.R. Bolen’s website-turned book “Total Frat Move” (TFM), the narrator is kidnapped from his dorm, stripped down, hazed by fraternity brothers, given copious amounts of drugs and alcohol, finds himself with a…

Two Gallants rocks SLO for the first time

Allison Montroy amontroy@mustangdaily.net What is dark, grungy, cock-rock? It’s what Two Gallants’ guitarist and vocalist Adam Stephens described his music as at Friday night’s SLO Brewing Co. concert. If the antique-looking lamp and suitcase on the small stage, blur of…

Smile, nod and fall off your chair laughing

  Allison Montroy amontroy@mustangdaily.net Not a single person is still. All around there is hopping, jumping, clapping and chanting. Kanye West’s “Ni**az in Paris” fills the small, curtained room with energy. Three groups form, laughing, shaking and shuffling their feet…

From Cal Poly grad to pageant princess

Allison Montroy amontroy@mustangdaily.net All she saw were the judges. She felt a jolt of energy in her elegant white and gold trim gown as she entered the spotlight. Her hair was big and each curl in its place. The lights…

Cal Poly rose float wins judges over with humor

Allison Montroy amontroy@mustangdaily.net Not only have Cal Poly students been able to design and build a fully functional Rose Parade float since 1949, but it turns out they also have a prize-winning sense of humor. This year, the Cal Poly…

Mustang Band: the faces behind the music

Allison Montroy amontroy@mustangdaily.net Some students like to spend their free time at the gym. Others prefer to take up a new hobby at the Cal Poly Craft Center or go on an adventure with Poly Escapes. Industrial engineering senior Karissa…

ASI events: behind the stage

Allison Montroy amontroy@mustangdaily.net Students can often find musical artists rapping, singing or strumming in the University Union (UU) Plaza during the week. Sometimes performers even come out at sunset to play for Cal Poly. Other days, students can enjoy comedians,…

Alumnus brings ‘Learn By Doing’ to local Mediterranean restaurant

Allison Montroy amontroy@mustangdaily.net Cal Poly alumnus Samir Aburashed is taking his “Learn By Doing” roots to a whole new level. He’s the new owner of the closest restaurant to campus — Fattoush, a Mediterranean eatery on Santa Rosa Boulevard. While…

Students show their support for breast cancer

Two different groups of students at Cal Poly have found two ways to fundraise for a charitable cause — the fight against breast cancer. Rock the Tatas People can dance the night away while raising money for the American Cancer…

After 5 years, safety text alert system looking into new format

Allison Montroy amontroy@mustangdaily.net When an assault occurred in Poly Canyon Village parking structure late Sept. 27, computer engineering freshman Nestor Alvarez was in his dorm. He, like many other students, received a mass text a few hours after the incident…