Mercedes Rodriguez
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A store in a box

We tend to think of buildings as immobile. They are brick and mortar symbols of stability, complete with permanent addresses. But what if buildings as we know them could change? What if one day you could purchase groceries in a…

Summer school fees rise again

Bayzha Gonzalez knew she needed the summer to take a general education astronomy course a few years ago, but cost was an issue. Poly’s summer classes were out of her price range, so the graphic communication junior decided to enroll…

Hang 10 with Sandbar Surf

If you are looking for Katie Draeger, you might want to check the beach. The recreation, parks and tourism administration junior is an avid surfer and the main instructor at Sandbar Surf, a Billabong surf camp based out of Pismo Beach. Draeger has been…

Students raise awareness about the Middle East

It’s easy to lose sight of the rich cultural history of the Middle East with political tumult dominating the region, but Cal Poly’s Students for Justice and Peace in the Middle East have created a week dedicated to Middle Eastern…

Earning extra credit the hard way

For most students, extra credit can mean writing a few extra book reports or attending an on-campus presentation. But for students in sociology professor Ryan Alaniz’s courses, earning extra points might mean hours of hard labor in the hot sun.…

Snoop Dogg sells out SLO Brew for second time

Snoop Dogg fans will have a chance to see the legendary rapper at downtown’s SLO Brewing Co. tomorrow night, if they were lucky enough to snag a ticket during the few short days they were available. The artist, known for…

Students choose to 'Sleep Out for Homelessness'

Students walking to 8 a.m. classes on Thursday were greeted by a strange sight. More than 100 of their classmates were camped out on the cement in the University Union for the night. Wednesday night was “Sleep Out to End…

Unique meat processing center gives students farm-to-table experience

The food students eat is about to get a lot more local. Beginning in September, San Luis Obispo meat-lovers will have access to some of the freshest, locally-sourced meat around. During fall quarter, classes will be taught in the J…

Behind the scenes: MultiCultural Center

When the MultiCultural Center opened its doors Jan. 15 — Martin Luther King Day — in 1981, it was initially only supposed to function as a lounge where minority students could hang out. “Students of color didn’t have a place to meet…

Comedian Craig Ferguson revisits Cal Poly

Craig Ferguson, a man responsible for entertaining insomniacs everywhere since he began hosting “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” is coming to Cal Poly. The Scottish comedian and actor will put on a comedy show at the Christopher Cohan Performing…

Poly Escapes gets a new home

California’s Central Coast offers some of the state’s most scenic outdoor destinations. Whether students like to surf, hike, climb or kayak, new updates to Poly Escapes can help them get outside quickly and with all the gear they need. The Organization: Poly…