Construction management team takes first place again

Holly Burke Cal Poly construction management students have, for the second year in a row, earned first place in the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) Student Competition in Orlando, Fla. The Polytex team developed a proposal for a 10-acre, 175-unit…

The party is a no-show

whitney guenther Mardi Gras weekend was exactly what San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deborah Linden wanted. “We’re really hoping you will be bored stiff all weekend,” she told an estimated 350 policemen at a briefing on Friday night at Santa…

City plans to scale down Mardi Gras 2007's operation

A record low 32 arrests over the holiday weekend showed that students know Mardi Gras in San Luis Obispo is still over. More than 350 law enforcement officers spent Mardi Gras weekend in San Luis Obispo to ensure there was…

City plans for no party like last year

nick coury The party is still over. At least this is still the mantra of the San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD) for this year’s Mardi Gras, which starts this weekend through Fat Tuesday on Feb. 28. In 2004, drunken…

A look back to the past

There was a time when San Luis Obispo celebrated Mardi Gras. The metamorphosis of Mardi Gras in San Luis Obispo began nearly a decade ago when participants set a record attendance at the 1997 Mardi Gras parade. In return, police…

The quest for the perfect smoothie results in 'The Travis'

nicholas camacho Just imagine, you just got out of your 9 a.m. class, you’re hungry and the sun is shining. You head to Lucy’s Juice Too and order your favorite smoothie, The Travis, and relax on Dexter Lawn before your…

Students Vote on IRA Wednesday and today

nick coury Lauren Mount, a communication studies freshman, votes for the IRA fee referendum upstairs in the University Union on Wednesday evening. Voting was steady since noon on Wednesday, and trailed off after 6 p.m., said Trudy Jarratt, the president…

IRA fee proposal passes

sheila sobchik The $10 IRA fee increase proposal passed in an overwhelming fashion Thursday night in the UU with Provost Robert Detweiler announcing the 73 percent approval of the referendum. Voter turnout was just under 2,000 with a total of…

IRA fee increase vote starts today

Justin Fivella The Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) committee is asking students to vote on a proposed $10 per quarter non-athletic increase in student fees. IRA programs are activities that are at least partially sponsored by an academic discipline or instructional…

Final say in IRA goes to president

Regardless of the student vote for the proposed Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) fee referendum, Cal Poly President Warren Baker has ultimate control over student fees. According to the voter pamphlet, the fee is a Category 1 fee, which, in the…

Oracle e-mail service down

Caitlin Donnell Mustang Daily As students and faculty may have noticed, Cal Poly’s e-mail service, Oracle, was down throughout Wednesday and has been experiencing technical difficulties for some time. In an open letter to the campus community, Tim Kearns, the…

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