Jessica Ford
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A film definitely worth skipping

There is usually good reason behind a movie going straight to DVD, and “Senior Skip Day” is no exception. The movie attempts to mix “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” with “American Pie” and fails miserably. Don’t the writers know there is an unwritten rule to never mess with the classics? (“Senior Skip Day” is so bad that it causes “American Pie” to be categorized as a classic.

Bartending: not just for the boys

As the sun goes down and night draws near, a small percentage of the San Luis Obispo population prepares for the rush that is about to hit. The mass of people who have left the “underage” category flock to the bars downtown while the bartenders stand ready.

A new look into WOW

If you hear the word “WOW” and your mind fills with countless acronyms, songs and traditions, then you are probably one of the hundreds of students on campus who devote themselves to the Week of Welcome (WOW) orientation program.

Cal Poly’s orientation program is one of the largest in the nation and is becoming a model for other universities, said Andrene Kaiwi-Lenting, Cal Poly’s director of orientation programs.

Group blends African beats and Latin spice in music

Perú Negro mixes the rhythms of Africa and flavor of Latin America to create a unique cultural performance incorporating both music and dance.

This 20-member group works to show the complicated history of Africans in Peru through its performances and is bring its unique musical style to Cal Poly on Sunday.

Mustangs head to tournament on positive note

The Cal Poly women’s basketball team secured a 71-55 win over Cal State Northridge in its regular-season finale Saturday in Mott Gym on Senior Night to earn the No. 5 seed in the Big West Conference Tournament.

In the final home game of their careers, the victory was especially sweet for seniors Kyla Howell, Sparkle Anderson, Nicole Yarwasky and Toni Newman.

Kristina Santiago ahead of the curve

Kristina Santiago has been called “T” since she was a child, a nickname her parents gave her. Since then, she’s emerged as a formidable force on the basketball court, and is now a freshman forward for the Cal Poly women’s basketball team.

The 6-foot-2, Santa Maria native began playing pick-up games at Cal Poly when she was still in high school, and her familiarity with Cal Poly and her teammates has allowed for a smoother transition from high school to college basketball.

Cal Poly adopts more efficient voting system

Associated Students Inc. took a step toward a more democratic Cal Poly campus when the

Click it or lose it: Joseph's story

On Oct. 26, 2007, I witnessed something life-changing: I saw someone roughly my own

Mitchell Park home to variety of activites

The magicians, picnickers, transients and cornhole players of San Luis Obispo have

Helping put agua in Nicaragua

With hopes of bringing clean, running water to those in need, the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) club on campus is sponsoring a benefit concert to raise funds for its work in Nicaragua. Sunday’s “Agua for Nicaragua” concert will feature four bands that have agreed to play free of charge.

'Black History is American History' pushes art to its limit

As I entered ECHO Artspace, James Brown’s “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” blasted from the DJ booth outside the warehouse space.

The “Black History is American History” exhibit was small, but artwork covered all possible wall space. After taking a quick glance around the room, I noticed the extreme age range of those in attendance; young and old were together in one room, appreciating one thing – art.