Students design garden in tribute to local firefighter

Landscape architecture students presented designs for a healing garden at French Hospital Wednesday. The LA 252, fundamentals of site planning and design, class worked on the project individually, with each student providing their own perspective on the design. The healing…

CSU chancellor optimistic on future budget, diversity plans

whitney guenther CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed was positive about the current state of the CSU system in a teleconference Wednesday. Reed discussed the current system-wide ban on alcohol, the CSU’s future plans to promote diversity and said he anticipated…

Latin American studies launches spring quarter

michael mullady Two Cal Poly professors have created a new interdisciplinary Latin American studies program to support educational activities related to Latin America that is set to begin sponsoring events next quarter. The program, developed by James Keese, a geography…

Police go door-to-door to promote a safe Mardi Gras

nick coury The San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD) joined forces with the Cal Poly and Cuesta campus police departments on Tuesday, Feb. 7 to promote their “Party is Still Over” campaign for Mardi Gras. The three police agencies met…

Valentine's Day Schmalentine's Day

Julianne Byer Feb. 14 is vastly approaching. In most cases, only two options are before us: partaking in the romantic union between two loved ones over candlelight, or diving into Ben and Jerry’s while watching “7th Heaven” re-runs-alone. But why…

Blood Drive

michael mullady The Tri County Blood Bank buses pulled into Cal Poly Tuesday in an attempt to draw students to donate blood. Michael Koopmans, a mechanical engineering sophomore, gives blood several times a year and donated this time to show…

Students to vote on fee increases

Graphic by Louise Dolby The polls will open Feb. 22 and 23 for students to vote on a student fee increase. If passed, the fee increase will be an extra $10 per quarter, totalling $30 per year. The fees will…

Bring a blanket, leave a blanket

The Tuesday movie night at Chumash Auditorium will feature the film “40-Year-Old Virgin” and a blanket drop-off to benefit local homeless shelters. Delta Sigma Pi, a co-ed business fraternity, sponsored the “Bring a Blanket, Leave a Blanket” event in conjunction with ASI movie night.

Accounting students lighten the financial burden of tax season

tom sanders As tax season approaches, a group of Cal Poly students are easing the April 15th blues by doing taxes at no charge for low-income taxpayers. Every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. until March 11, the Volunteer…

Design on Dexter

michael mullady Passing by Dexter Lawn recently, students may have noticed a variety of interesting structures scattered about. The display, a project the members of Professor Michael Botwin’s advanced structural systems class took on, was designed to help students understand…

Cal Poly supports city in Mardi Gras efforts

Cal Poly students opened their e-mail accounts Monday night and found a message from the university regarding Mardi Gras. Vice President for Student Affairs Cornel Morton sent out an e-mail informing students that Cal Poly supports the city of San…