Mechanical engineers take flight in Air Force internship

Jennifer Gongaware Mechanical engineering seniors Jessica Ulvin and David Guerrant are gaining insight into the military aspect of their major by interning at Edwards Air Force Base this quarter. The base is located on the western edge of the Mojave…

Cal Poly is Cow Poly for some

sheila sobchik In the predawn hours of the morning with only the stars to light her way through the eerie silence of Cheda Ranch, Kate Rector heads to the dairy in her stocking feet. She pulls a pair of knee-high,…

Diablo Canyon vulnerable to possible terrorist attack

Garrett Leight An airborne terrorist attack is “reasonably foreseeable” at the new Diablo Canyon facility for storage of spent reactor fuel, according to a press release from the Mothers for Peace organization. The Mothers for Peace organization and Sierra Club…

Students participate in Make A Difference Day

michael mullady Nearly 500 volunteers spent their afternoon helping out in San Luis Obispo County on Saturday as part of Make a Difference Day, sponsored by United Way and the Cal Poly Community Service Center. Students and community members helped…

Aerospace laboratory receives grant from Edwards Air Force Base

kiel carreau Cal Poly’s aerospace laboratory received an unprecedented $35,000 grant from Edwards Air Force Base that will cover the lab’s operational costs for the next year. “They (the base) were very clear about the fact that it was our…

SLO Transit could turn toward more changes

kiel carreau   With on-campus parking becoming overcrowded, students are now beginning to overcrowd the SLO Transit system. By Emily Rancer San Luis Obispo Transit may get the green light to make more route changes, which could result in increased…

College of Education receives grant for special education program

Cal Poly’s College of Education was awarded a $777,000 grant to better its special education program, which will instruct future teachers on how to best work with disabled students. The U.S. Department of Education presented the personal preparation grant to…

'The Kite Runner' author speaks at Cal Poly

Author Khaled Housseini came to the Christopher Cohan Center on Thursday to discuss his best-selling novel “The Kite Runner.” The hall reached capacity and many students and members of the community were turned away from the doors and sent to…

Class project sparks controversy in SLO community

michael mullady Cal Poly’s construction management 431 (Integrated Project Services) class has taken on a new development project, which has raised controversy from community members regarding the redevelopment of a rehabilitation center. This fall, the students in the class accepted…

Making a difference

Michael Mullady The Woods Humane Society held a Wiggle-Waggle-Dog-A-Thon Saturday as part of Make A Difference Day, a national day of service asking citizens to help out in their community. Rachel Robinson and her dalmatian Skylar participated in the event,…

Students conserve, protect Mayan ruins in Honduras

Holly Burke Students and faculty from Cal Poly’s landscape architecture and city and regional planning departments returned Monday from Copan, Honduras, where they worked to conserve and protect the Mayan ruins and its surrounding environment. The project, funded by the…