Since this is our last regular issue of the year, the editors have decided to select the best and the worst stories we covered from June 2006 through now.
1. Alex G. Spanos Stadium was finally completed, along with Mustang Memorial Plaza, which commemorates the 1960 football players who died in a plane crash. The stadium cost $23 million to build and can now seat 11,775 attendees.
2. Two students saved a neighboring family from a fire in February. Cal Poly nutrition senior Amy Foley and Cuesta College student Tom Weidner knocked on all the windows of the flaming house to alert those inside and called the fire department to extinguish the flames.
3. The Mustang Daily celebrated its 90th anniversary with a special edition and party. Let’s hope it’ll be around for 90 more!
1. Five students lost their lives before the end of the year. Those students include: biology sophomore Brittany Nicole Carroll, history senior Richard Spencer Wood, electrical engineering junior Edgar Viernes, freshman Enrique Jimenez and agribusiness freshman Justin McCutcheon.
2. The train tracks continue to be a dangerous spot at night, as two Cal Poly students were struck by trains this year. One resulted in a leg amputation.
3. Several attempted sexual assaults occurred near campus, particularly in fall and winter. Police never identified a suspect.