"Doom" finally hits the big screen. Hard.

Ryan Chartrand The 1990s had its memorable moments of glory: grunge, O.J. Simpson, "Family Matters," "Forrest Gump," and most importantly, Furby. My experience during the 90s had little to do with pop culture and more with staying up late and…

Spinning up a costume

Sheila Sobchik If the cost of store-bought Halloween costumes causes you to scream, worry no more. Coming up with a costume that doesn’t empty your wallet just takes a little imagination. The most memorable and unique Halloween costumes are those…

Rumor Patrol: Is Cal Poly Really Moving to Oakland?

Douglas B. Bruzzone and Michael Matzke “I have no comment at this time regarding Cal Poly’s move to Oakland. The facts presented here have no base in reality and clearly make no sense at all.”-President Baker* Uh oh! Looks like…

'It's Better Live!' and it's cheap too

Brennan Angel For students looking for a classy night out on a budget, the San Luis Obispo Symphony’s “It’s Better Live! 2 for $25” ticket offer provides an affordable opportunity to attend the group’s performances. The specially-priced tickets encourage students…

Haikus from the Desk of an Engineer

Caitlin Donnell Midterms are starting It is time to study hard Instead we party.   Soon the clock hits twelve Then I'm off to my next class Anything but this.   This teacher is bad No one can understand her…

Patience and precise timing

Mariecar Mendoza Since recently transferring to Cal Poly and renting a place in Morro Bay, my mind has been set on photographing Morro Rock in a incomparable moment. For the past couple of weeks, I have found myself consistently riding…

A dose of photorealism

Jen Boudevin “Don’t Get Excited,” an exhibition of photorealistic oil paintings by applied art and design student Randy Scudder, will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the UU Gallery, located in the Epicenter. The opening…

Jazz band to make Poly go head over heels

The University Jazz Band will take audiences back to the 1930s with its music concert and dance Friday in Chumash Auditorium. Performing authentic big-band classics, Cal Poly’s University Jazz Band is inviting students and members of the community to dance…

I'm not a wuss, really

James Mellor I’m a 22-year-old, 6-foot-2-inch, 205 pound, athletic male. I play rugby, have been in wild land fires and have moved to a foreign country by myself. Not a lot of things frighten me, but one thing I am…

Something new brewing in SLO

Brennan Angel SLO Brew is no longer. No more dim, cave-like atmosphere, bathrooms with broken plumbing and a vacant upstairs on the weekends. With new owners and a fresh ambiance, the building has been transformed into Downtown Brew. “The previous…

The honorable Foos

Mariecar Mendoza “Is there always such a circus around you?”  It’s Aug. 26, day two of the Rock En Seine Festival in Paris, France, and someone is about to die. Fans are lunging at fences, swaying dangerously with the groaning…