Pride Center Open House raises awareness

The quarterly Pride Alliance and Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals United (GLBU) Winter Open House took place Wednesday night at the Pride Center, as both organizations looked to increase their presence on campus and attract more Cal Poly students to the center.

“We want to raise awareness that there are a lot of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students on campus.

Poly club tries to raise respect for health care

The Cal Poly club Raise the Respect rallied at the Universal Heath Care Lobby Day in Sacramento on Wednesday.

Students joined from across the state to kick off the reintroduction of the California Health Insurance Reliability Act, a bill to provide all Californians with health insurance coverage.

Will SLO grow up?

The San Luis Obispo Planning Commission came one step closer Wednesday to approving a staff proposal that, if passed, would allow buildings in the downtown core area to reach anywhere between 60 and 75 feet tall.

The commission tweaked the plan’s amendments, even though a majority of the commission had already voiced support for the proposal during previous meetings.

Former Poly professor sends olive trees to Iraq

A local chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers donated 164 olive trees to a group of American soldiers in Iraq this holiday season.

Master Sgt. Patricia Marsano from the United States Army Reserves contacted the California Rare Fruit Growers and asked for a donation of olive trees to plant around their base.

Cal Poly custodian arrested for attempted murder

A Cal Poly custodian hit a supervising custodian with his car on the morning of Jan. 6 and remains in jail on suspicion of attemped murder.

James Reynolds, a custodian at Cal Poly for more than 25 years, unsuccessfully attempted to run over his co-worker at about 4 a.

Poly faculty protest for higher salaries

Cal Poly faculty members picketed Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in protest of stalled California Faculty Association meetings regarding contracts with the California State University system.

The CFA is concerned with the lack of resolution between its 23,000 members and the CSU system.

Poly students collaborate with NASA on project

A project that began more than a year ago culminated over winter break when NASA launched a rocket into space carrying equipment built by four Cal Poly aerospace engineering students.

Roland Coelho, Lori Brooks, Jonathan Brown and Wenshel Lan helped design the P-Pod CubeSat orbital delivery system, which was launched on a U.

CSU, Cal Poly online applications shatter previous records

Cal Poly received a record 34,173 applications for the 2007-08 school year, an 11 percent increase from 2006.

This is the 13th year in a row that Cal Poly has had a record number of applicants.

Since 1993, Cal Poly’s application pool has tripled, and has increased 60 percent since 2000.

Organization sends graduates back to school – to teach

Graduating students of all majors and backgrounds at Cal Poly will get the chance to serve their country – but in another way than in the military. Thanks to Teach For America, those recent graduates will enrich the lives of other, younger students – in the classroom.

Lewd man spotted in library

Officers from the University Police Department had the library surrounded Thursday afternoon after receiving a call around 4 p.m. that a suspicious man was engaging in lewd acts.

Five police officers were stationed around the building, watching the entrances and exits, but the suspect was not found.

Stenner Glen in flames again

The second fire in two days broke out Tuesday night at Stenner Glen residences on Foothill Boulevard. The fire occurred in building eight of the housing facility shortly before 9 p.m., in the same suite as the previous day’s blaze.

Catherine Hughes, a psychology freshman, called 911 at approximately 8:50 p.