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Cal Poly student finds money in honey

The most difficult part about launching a beekeeping business isn’t avoiding getting stung, according to local beekeeper and business owner, Ross Berger; it’s coming up with a company name. “Our friend called us up and said, ‘I’ve got a name for you guys,’ — it was like three in the morning — ‘The Humble Bumble!’” […]

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Capps visits Cal Poly

Congresswoman Lois Capps met with Mustang Daily staff and reporters Tuesday morning to discuss topics such as education costs and bipartisan cooperation. Capps is the representative for California’s 23rd district, which includes cities from Ventura to San Luis Obispo. Although the district lines will be redrawn for this year’s elections due to claims that the boundary […]

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Don’t judge a couch by its cover

The Cal Poly Architecture Department and Robert E. Kennedy Library have joined forces for this fall’s art exhibit: “Assembly Required: An Exhibition of Polytechnic Furniture Artists and Vellum Design Winners.” The exhibit allows students to interact with literature in a brand new way, architecture professor Thomas Fowler said. His third-year design students were tasked with […]

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No place like home

When Ali Shaban arrived in class on Feb. 20, he did not know whether his family was alive or dead. Shaban, an electrical engineering professor at Cal Poly, grew up in Libya before moving to the United States to earn his doctorate in electrical engineering. For more than 40 years, Libyan civilians were under the […]

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Problem pipes cause sewage spill

Close to 6,000 gallons of sewage spilled near 96 Indio St. in Shell Beach on Friday, according to a release issued by the San Luis Obispo County Health Department. Director of public works for the City of Pismo Beach Dwayne Chisam said the leak occurred when the system’s backup piping failed. “We needed to put […]

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Record-breaking rush wraps up recruitment

Cal Poly sororities are more popular this year than ever before, if the record-breaking number of new recruits means anything. Six hundred and eighty-three students signed up to participate in this fall’s Panhellenic sorority recruitment. Of these girls, 518 accepted invitations to particular sororities. This is the highest number in Cal Poly’s Panhellenic history. There […]