Sean Hanrahan
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Cal Poly senior lassos first place at national contest

The 2010 Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference is where Cal Poly agricultural communications senior Olivia Gonzales articulated on public perceptions of farmers and ranchers, challenged three others national competitors in the final round and took first place.

Orfalea College of Business moves up in the ranks

The Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly has moved up on Business Week’s chart of top undergraduate business colleges in the country. From no. 70 in 2009, Orfalea is within the top percentile at no. 64 this year.

Forum discusses gang violence in SLO County

Local gangs are mainly in the northern and southern areas of San Luis Obispo County. Paso Robles, Oceano and Nipomo see the heaviest concentration of gang activity in close proximity to San Luis Obispo.

“Side Show” invites students to come look at the freaks

From the eerie start, Side Show, a four-time nominated musical opening tonight at Cal Poly, is disturbingly intimate as the lights fade up to a stoic crowd of carnies starring at the audience inviting to ‘come look at the freaks’.

“Avenue Q” puppet smut fills up the house

The Tony award-winning musical “Avenue Q,” notorious for its ‘little bit racist,’ offbeat-but-wholesome, values-teaching puppets, entertained theatre-goers Thursday at the Performing Arts Center at Cal Poly.

Cal Poly wrestling preps for NCAA Tournament

Cal Poly is preparing six of its men for the final showdown at NCAA Division I National Championships, scheduled for Mar. 18-20 in Omaha, Neb.

Bowlers raise more than $13,000 in fundraiser

The third annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event, organized by Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County.

Ombuds services open to students

Administrative officials expect student confusion on how Ombuds differ from a college counselor or advisor. “The Ombuds office is a place where students can go to get assistance to resolve conflicts, personal or academic,” Ponce said.

Poly hosts seminar on healthy eating, cancer prevention

The hour-long seminar included discussion on the myths about foods causing cancer, easy steps to stay healthy, ways to create a well-balanced diet when fighting cancer, and real stories from Cal Poly survivor, Ashley James.

Word on the Street: Students decide to protest, or not show

Cal Poly students were asked if they would march during the “Rally in support of Public Education” on March 4, or continue to not show up as usual.

V-Day celebrates global movement to end violence against women

Cal Poly Women’s Programs and Services held its first V-day event Wednesday afternoon.