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WOW and SOAR mandatory starting Fall 2015

New freshman will be required to participate in the SOAR and Week of Welcome (WOW) orientation programs starting in Fall 2015.

‘Monster storm’ heads to San Luis Obispo

Expect rain tonight, with the possibility of heavy rainfall, and a thunderstorm.

All you can eat: Food intolerances and campus dining

Food intolerances and allergies are not rare at Cal Poly. In fact, they are so common that the university has hired Megan Coats, a registered dietitian, to educate campus dining staff about the difference between allergies and intolerances, and how to help a student find the right food to eat.

Jumping ship: Students abandoning Facebook

Lauren Piraro [follow id=”CPMustangNews”] Is Facebook outdated? New social media platforms are emerging, ready to steal the spotlight. To question whether Facebook is relevant for college-aged students — it’s initial target audience — is not necessarily without justification. According to…

Ferguson protesters march through SLO

A protest organized in response to the killing of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson marched through the streets of downtown San Luis Obispo on Friday night, before the city’s annual holiday parade.

Real Food Cooperative: From ‘crazy idea’ to campus business

Their dream is to have a 100-percent student-run business that sells local, organic, sustainable food. But to make that dream come true, the six cofounders of Real Food Cooperative have to work against the clock with a modest number of volunteers and pay for equipment and ingredients out of their own pocket—approximately $8,000 so far.

The boomerang generation: living with parents post-grad

Twenty-five percent of people in their 20s and early 30s are currently living with their parents. That’s a substantial increase from only one generation ago, when just one in 10 young adults moved back home.

Study abroad: Thanksgiving away from home

Ask an American what Thanksgiving is all about. They’ll say it’s a time for reflecting on what they’re grateful for. They might even throw in something about pilgrims.

On the line: The Cal Poly bass team

The Cal Poly bass team consists of eight members who compete against other colleges in four teams of two. Each team needs their own boat and is only allowed to fish with artificial lures, as opposed to live bait. The teams keep their five heaviest fish. When the time runs up, the team with the heaviest weight among ten fish wins.

And the mascot’s name is …

Cal Poly has chosen a name for its live horse mascot.

ASI survey recommends pub, movie theater in UU

A pub and a movie theater are among the top 10 recommendations for improvement of the UU made by students, faculty and staff through an April survey of the ASI Facility Master Plan.