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Growing a local recession garden

It is the call of the Central Coast’s yearlong growing season that Cal Poly students and staff are utilizing in their home and community garden plots. For them, gardening as a great recreational activity that provides exercise, the opportunity to be outside and plays a key role in the production of food from home.

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Cal Poly arts feel the budget pinch too

The Cal Poly Creative Writing Club began last spring and has since become a source of inspiration and motivation to many student writers. The laid-back environment takes away the stresses and demands of a classroom setting and allows creative writing to be, well, creative. English professor and the club’s faculty adviser Todd Pierce said that […]

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New strategic communications VP brings extensive media background

Cal Poly has named media veteran Chip Visci as its new vice president of strategic communications, ending a several month long search. The new administrative position demands a $120,000 annual salary.

Visci, who has tallied more than 30 years in the journalism industry, retired from the publisher position at The Tribune in October after four years of service to the McClatchy-owned business.

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Mustangs fall to RIce in opener

Cal Poly freshman Matt Jensen may have won the battle at the plate against Owls pitchers, but the Mustangs men’s baseball team couldn’t hold on to win the season-opening war against No. 3 Rice and dropped the contest 10-7 Friday at Baggett Stadium.

“It was exciting, it was my birthday so it was pretty fun coming out here and hitting against one of the best teams in the nation,” Jensen said.

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Two Poly grads develop U.S. government system

Accessing government documents should now be easier thanks to the work of two Cal Poly graduates at the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington D.C.

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) unveiled its Federal Digital System (FDsys) Jan. 15, an electronic database designed to provide easier access to government documents for the general public and the more than 1,250 libraries that participate in the Federal Depository Library Program.

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Night riders could be left in the dark

The current economic downturn could soon have Cal Poly’s evening bus riders thumbing for rides unless subsequent state or federal funding for transit operations becomes available.

San Luis Obispo Transit has lost state funding for transit operators, which has spelled out about a $225,000 loss to the city’s bus service, according to John Webster, the transit manager for San Luis Obispo.

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Fund could increase green programs at Poly

Cal Poly Associated Students Inc. is working on the infancy stage of a green fund that has the potential to generate hundreds of thousands of dollars for future student-led campus sustainability projects.

The fund, called The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF), would pool a $5 per-quarter student fee into a monetary reserve to be used for senior projects, internships and energy efficiency projects through Cal Poly.