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SLO bear hunt decision postponed

Wildlife advocates in San Luis Obispo celebrated yesterday after learning that black bears would not be hunted in the county—at least this year. The Fish and Game Commission unanimously decided to postpone any changes to the state’s bear hunting regulations.

Supermileage Team takes second in eco-marathon

Cal Poly took a top spot at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana this weekend in a race that tested not speed, but longevity. The University earned second place out of 44 participating schools in the 2009 Shell Eco-marathon Americas.

Volunteer opportunities for Cal Poly students

Even if a donation to a local nonprofit is hard to spare, there are plenty of opportunities to make a difference by volunteering. According to many of these organizations, a donation of one’s time is often more helpful, as they depend on the work of members of the community to operate.

Cal Poly is too harsh on skateboarders

It is not news that skateboarders attract trouble wherever they choose to get up on the board. They instantly become targets for harassment from law enforcement officials upholding an ever-growing list of regulations.

More than classrooms: places to visit on campus

While many new students learn about places like Mustang Lanes bowling alley and the Poly Escapes rock climbing wall, there are a number of spots on campus that incoming students may not know about.

Cal Poly receives stem cell grant from state

Cal Poly will soon be instructing undergraduate and masters-level students in the quickly developing field of regenerative medicine, or stem cell research, thanks to a nearly $1.4 million research grant from the state.

Lecturer: Women not represented in jazz

While women have managed to make significant gains in the world of jazz music, it remains a male-dominated genre with major hurdles for female artists, according to a noted music scholar.

College based fee increase in limbo

Cal Poly President Warren Baker’s announcement last week to delay his approval for an increase of college-based fees (CBFs) came after a request by the California State University Chancellor’s Office, said Provost Robert Koob.

Mustangs fall to Long Beach

As if Cal Poly’s men’s basketball team did not have enough close losses this season, they were dealt another rough blow in Thursday night’s 63-60 loss to Long Beach State before a large crowd at Mott Gym. Though the two…

Lifting the veil on tragic truths

The Pentagon’s decision to lift a ban on photographing flag-draped coffins is not only a long-overdue milestone for journalism in this country, but a symbolic gesture that a new era of openness with the American people has begun.

The change in media policy came on Thursday when Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in a press conference that the Pentagon will lift its official ban on the photographing coffins of America’s war casualties traveling from overseas to Dover Air Force base in Delaware.

Former Mustang Daily columnist brings his brand of humor to the Web

A former Mustang Daily humor columnist is returning to what he does best, exercising his funny bone, but this time for a wider audience. Cal Poly journalism alumnus Mike Heimowitz is bringing back his popular humor column “Mike’s Guide to…