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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…

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…

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…

Architecture alumnus featured on ABC's 'Extreme Home Makeover'

Tiffany Dias A Cal Poly graduate appeared on ABC’s “Extreme Home Makeover” as the featured architect Sunday, according to a news release. Chris Kelly, who graduated from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design in 1999, designed a home for…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Cal Poly receives grant to monitor ocean currents

Tiffany Dias Cal Poly has been awarded a $3.4 million grant to install a high-tech system to monitor near-shore currents. UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the San Francisco State University provided the grant. Cal Poly is one…

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…

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…