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The Expendables return Saturday to rock SLO Brew

Santa Cruz-based “surf rock” band The Expendables have played multiple times in San Luis Obispo, and the vibes of the Central Coast keep them coming back for more.

Speech on Islam sparks discussion on religion

On a campus constantly searching for new ways to embrace diversity, religious groups still deal with issues of stereotyping, ignorance and a lack of collaboration between faiths.

University students spread knowledge ‘under the sea’

Cal Poly students brought the “learn by doing” philosophy to children in the community Saturday at Explore the Oceans Day at the Avila Beach Sea Life Center.

Super Bowl ads: the good and the bad

I hardly noticed what was happening while it was happening: a short “sponsor message”, a Kia advertisement, playing on my screen directly preceding the “Budweiser: Tiny Dancer” ad I was waiting to watch online. It was an ad before an…

BLOG: Why you will never see me on ESPN

I have always found comfort in the fact that I can choose which direction I want my journalism degree to take me. Journalists can specialize in any topic or no topic at all. Journalists can write about national politics, world…

Age limits for musical appreciation?

I had never heard of The Lovin’ Spoonful before I was assigned a story about the band and its performance at SLO Brewing Co. It seems ridiculous now because after researching The Spoonful, it is evident that they are true…

Softball tabbed as Big West preseason favorite in 2011 poll

Last season ended with a devastating letdown for the Cal Poly softball team, but the players are embracing the renewed sense of optimism that comes with a new team: a fresh start and most importantly, hindsight.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers come to SLO Brew

If you have ever heard the song “Do You Believe in Magic” — whether sung by Ronald McDonald in a McDonald’s commercial, playing in “The Parent Trap,” the Lindsey Lohan version of course, or even serving as a musical accompaniment…

Trash piles up at dining spot

A pile of trash stacked precariously high overflowed from the trashcans at Einstein Bros. Bagels in Poly Canyon Village over the weekend, causing students to question the quality of campus dining establishments.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo brings a capella voices back to Cal Poly

Award-winning musical group Ladysmith Black Mambazo is bringing the spiritual songs and intricate harmonies of South Africa to the Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Jan. 22.

Not all critics “Like” Facebook movie

Last night, Cal Poly students gathered in Chumash Auditorium to watch a free screening of “The Social Network,” a film that revolves around the best kind of drama: Facebook drama.