Justin Fivella
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Learn by Leaning

Imagine taking a trip around the world where one minute you’re basking in the golden South African sun and the next you’re running through the open landscape of beautiful Australia.

No vivid imagination needed here, this is just one of the many adventures Cal Poly horticulture students experience daily as they take a trip through the on-campus arboretum that plays home to over 1,000 plants from all over the world according to arboretum director Thomas Eltzroth.

English class writes letters to deceased peer

Bombarded by brain-stretching midterms and mountainous piles of homework, many Cal Poly students now in their third week of school have all but forgotten the unfortunate event that claimed the life of would-be freshman Enrique Jimenez during orientation week.

Drivers urged to buckle up or pay up

photo illustration by tom sanders Too lazy to reach over and fasten the old safety belt? Drivers beware; buckle up or pay up as the Cal Poly University Police Department joined the California Highway Patrol and many other California law…

Annual West Coast Kustom's Car Show rolls into Paso

Justin Fivella Slick back your hair, roll some Camel unfiltereds up in your sleeve and get ready to step back in time to a bygone era of 25-cent gas, powerful muscle cars and sock-hops at the 25th annual West Coast…

Presentation focuses on the tatanka of the North American plains

Justin Fivella At one time the ground thundered in America as over 30 million tatanka rumbled through the land. Standing 12 feet tall, these great creatures easily pushed through the grass of the great plains that once stood as tall…

Billbored for the week of 5/15

TAKE a trip and “Discover Tahiti” in oil paintings on display through May at 778 Higuera St., Suite B. Hours vary depending on the days, but doors open daily at 11 a.m. and stay open until at least 5 p.m.…

Speaker discusses a world without oil

Imagine the American countryside laden with millions of useless automobiles. A society in a state of shock and void of growth, the result of a civilization that had its foundation crumble as they ran out of their precious resources. Caltech…

Men's tennis ready to serve the Big West championships

The Cal Poly men’s tennis team is set and ready to serve their competition in the Big West tennis championships as they enter the weekend the No.5 seed with an overall record of 13-8. Coming off a six-game winning streak…

A picnic, a riot and a deep tradition

Deeply rooted in tradition, 2006 marks the 13th year of Cal Poly Open House, a university celebration that has been around for more than a century. The event started in 1904 as Farmers’ Picnic, a celebration that attracted 200 visitors…

CSU chancellor optimistic on future budget, diversity plans

CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed was positive about the current state of the CSU system in a teleconference Wednesday. Reed discussed the current system-wide ban on alcohol, the CSU’s future plans to promote diversity and said he anticipated that the…

Poly puts athletic twist on UU hour

brennan angel Hundreds of students packed UU Hour Thursday for free food and prizes in celebration of National Student-Athlete Day. Attendees enjoyed food and prizes while they jammed to the live band that accompanied the special release of Honda’s newest…