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Mustang men's water polo team finishes third in nation

The Cal Poly men’s water polo club team swam its way to success this year, ranking third in the nation to cap off the season.

The Mustangs finished strong with a record of 23-1 last month at the national championships hosted by Miami (Ohio).

“I think that collectively, we played well as a team,” junior team president Josh Mix said.

Students show off their grooves

Rule 1: Respect the microphone, respect the poet and respect the poem. Rule 2: Turn off your cell phone. Rule 3: Please limit your time at the microphone to two poems or two minutes, so everyone has a chance to participate.

These are the rules for “Another Type of Groove,” an open-mic night put on by the Multicultural Center to create a space for dialogue and the exchange of ideas through poetry within the Cal Poly community.

Popera revamps classics

Urban Dictionary defines “popera”as “a merging of the musical terms and styles of ‘pop,’ or popular music, and opera. A classical-crossover sound,”according to its Web site.

Cal Poly’s music department is bringing this unique musical style to audiences tonight with the premiere of “Popera at Poly,” a special performance combining classical and popular music.

Panhellenic president on a mission to shatter sorority stereotypes

Jamie Okazaki wants you to know that she isn’t a stereotypical sorority girl. As the president of the Cal Poly chapter of the Panhellenic Association, the national board governing all seven recognized sororities on campus, she’s dedicated to changing the way Cal Poly views the greek system.

Thousands flock to see porn debate

Crowds of students packed the University Union and quickly filled Chumash Auditorium, chanting, “We want Ron!” in unison as they waited for legendary adult film star Ron Jeremy and pastor Craig Gross to take the stage for a debate on pornography last Thursday.

The New Longview helps bring about change for the new Woods

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A group of Cal Poly students is hosting a fundraising concert for Woods Humane Society on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Downtown Brewing Co. , as part of a class project.

The concert, for ages 18 and up, will start at 8 p.m. and feature popular local band The New Longview, with performances by The Archdukes, and, Rhodes.

Ron Jeremy, pastor debate the merits of pornography

A controversial pornography debate is coming to Cal Poly today, featuring adult film star Ron Jeremy and anti-pornography pastor Craig Gross. The Associated Students Inc. (ASI) hosted event will begin at 8 p.m. in Chumash Auditorium, as the first installment in an experimental “True Life” series on campus.

'Last Comic Standing' contestants take the mic at Cal Poly tonight

Cal Poly students will have a chance to get up close and be entertained by a couple of television’s favorite comedians with Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) Events Stand-Up Comedy showcase tonight.

Todd Glass and Geoff Brown have both appeared on NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing” and many other hit TV shows.

Bringing home the biodiesel

Cal Poly’s Biodiesel Club has made a progressive step toward making Cal Poly a green campus with a proposed goal of running all the school’s diesel equipment on cleaner burning fuel. In a successful three-month test last summer, one of the agriculture department’s tractors ran on B15, a mixture of diesel fuel containing 15 percent biodiesel.

Journey rewarding for resilient Poly wrestler Vasquez

Darrell Vasquez does not fit the stereotype of a meathead, champion wrestler.

His voice exudes the kind of warmth and friendliness that seems to sharply contrast his chiseled, 133-pound physique.

The industrial technology senior is extremely grounded and easygoing, but it’s his impressive drive and unwavering focus that have led him to be so successful throughout his wrestling career.

Where have all the manly men gone?

Long gone are the days of plaid-clad lumberjacks and truck drivers. The extinct breed of manly men has since been replaced by squeaky-clean pretty boys and finely groomed so-called “metrosexuals.”

During the brief two decades of my life, I have watched the disappearance of an era that once idolized the brawny, mustached detective, Magnum P.