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Diablo ruling angers environmentalists

The California Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved a controversial measure that will cost ratepayers an estimated $706 million for the replacement of several failing steam generators at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, according to a news release. Due to defects in the current steam generators, PG&E, California’s largest utility provider, was granted the use of […]

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Volleyball playoff hopes at stake

sheila sobchik Although the Cal Poly women’s volleyball team was defeated by the Pacific in four games on Saturday, ending a five-match winning streak against the Tigers, their season is not yet at its end. The Mustangs finished at the Big West Conference with a 10-4, putting the team in third place and possibly giving […]

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Catching on to the caffeine craze

tom sanders Finals are on the horizon and that means students will turn to mass amounts of caffeinated beverages like coffee and Red Bull to find enough energy to pull through the all-nighters. Students may think the amount of caffeine consumed during finals week will not leave a lasting affect on their body or mind, […]

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All the way from Stuttgart, Germany

michael mullady Wolfgang Gartner was a man torn between two worlds. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in English literature, the idea of playing professional soccer outshined his desire to become a teacher. His decision led him to nine seasons of professional soccer and later to a coaching job teaching men’s soccer. Gartner came to […]

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Landscape architecture graduates win competition

Tiffany Dias Two Cal Poly landscape architecture graduates received a $1,000 prize after winning the 2005 national Wayne Grace Memorial Student Design competition. Kathryn Hergenrather and Joshua Circle-Woodburn presented examples of how “landscape architecture and licensing affect life,” according to a news release issued by the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. The competition was […]

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Advising Awareness Week is coming

michael mullady For any Cal Poly student looking to graduate on time, pay attention. The Advising Awareness Week, Oct. 24 to 28, will include a campus-wide fair for all students to talk to their advisors and visit the Career Center and the Office of Academic Records in an attempt to help students graduate on time. […]

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Carving for pumpkin perfection

Tiffany Dias After picking the perfect pumpkin, now it’s time to start thinking of all the ways to carve it up. There are literally countless options to choose from such as animals, political figures, scary faces and emblems. Before you dig in, however, here are some tips from fellow students and faculty on how to […]

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Voodoo to put a spell on Poly

Tiffany Dias The Voodoo Glow Skull, a punk band sprinkled with Latino flavor, will open for Flogging Molly and Go Buddy Go on Saturday at the Recreation Center. The band just finished a tour of the West Coast to promote its latest album “Adiccioon, Tradicioon, y Revolucioon.” “Addiccion” is their seventh release to date and […]

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Places to pick the perfect pumpkin

Brennan Angel Many Cal Poly students are preparing for Halloween by decorating their homes with pumpkins. Some go to the same spots every year to buy their pumpkins, while others buy to support local farmers. “I’m either buying my pumpkins from the Sierra Vista’s farmers market or at a patch just off of Los Osos […]