Lauren Zahner
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Creative arts classes lack hands-on learning

At Cal Poly you can get credit for driving tractors, making stickers, butchering hog carcasses, sleeping in homeless shelters and even writing newspapers. This truly is a “Learn By Doing” institution.

Except when it comes to the fine and performing arts.

I remember when I came to Open House during my senior year of high school.

Students feel unprepared for college, survey says

Nearly half of college students surveyed by Greenfield Online, an independent data collection firm, do not think their high school prepared them enough with the organizational skills needed to succeed in college.

The same survey found that 87 percent of students believe their grades would be improved if they were more organized and better able to manage their time.

Campus, community team up in the name of culture

Culture Fest started with hauntingly rhythmic drums and bells as women in headdresses and flowing skirts belly danced across the San Luis Obispo Veterans’ Hall stage Sunday morning.

The event, sponsored by the Multicultural Center and Student Life and Leadership, lasted all day from 11 a.

Poly wrestling team takes center stage tonight in Mott Gym

Cal Poly wrestlers will grapple with each other at 7 p.m. today in Mott Gym at the annual Green and Gold intrasquad scrimmage to determine spots in the Mustangs’ lineup.

“We’re trying to find out who are our top wrestlers in each weight (class),” Cal Poly head coach John Azevedo said.

Lois Capps the victory

Constituents in the House of Representatives’ 23rd District, which includes parts of San Luis Obispo County, re-elected Democrat Lois Capps Tuesday.

“I feel very gratified, first of all that there’s a good turn out at the polls,” Capps said.

Capps defeated Republican Victor Tognazzini with 63 percent of the vote.

Baca leads Poly men's tennis team by example, winning ways

Matt Baca and his doubles partner Kyle Roybal beat two ranked teams, including Stanford’s No. 2-ranked squad, in the men’s semifinals at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regionals in October.

“That was like the best feeling I’ve had in terms of tennis in a long time,” Baca said.

Congressional candidates compete for Cal Poly

Congressional candidates Lois Capps and Victor Tognazzini debated in a forum Wednesday afternoon in Chumash Auditorium as part of a lineup of events in the CP Next campaign.

Higher education, immigration reform, healthcare and the war in Iraq were some of the emphasized issues.

Family fun at Farmers' Market

What appeared to be a troupe of traveling performers in shiny velvet and an assortment of other costumed families crossed Marsh Street and entered the immediate hubbub of Farmers’ Market. Trill children’s voices rose more frequently than usual among the normal static of the crowd.

Live in the M:OMENT

The work of two architecture faculty members will be displayed in the Robert E. Kennedy Library Learning Commons from Oct. 27 to Dec. 15 in the exhibition,”M:OME – Modern Sustainable Living.”

Tom Di Santo and Laura Joines-Novotny are the featured architects from the local firm M:OME.

Ukrainian journalists visit Cal Poly, local media

The Mustang Daily office received a visit from three Ukrainians in a U.S. legislative exchange program Friday.

The Open World Program was developed to provide Russian and other Eurasians with experiences in American democracy and civil society. Another goal of the program is to promote understanding between the U.

Mustang baseball team's recruiting class ranked No. 20

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper has ranked the Cal Poly baseball team’s recruiting class the 20th best in the nation.

It marks the first time Cal Poly’s recruiting class has been ranked by the newspaper in 24 consecutive years of rankings.

“It just says that we had a good group of athletes coming in to work for us,” Cal Poly head coach Larry Lee said.