Students report symptoms of whooping cough in Sierra Madre

For the first time in several years, a case of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, was reported in Sierra Madre dorms early last week. San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department diagnosed a male freshman with the highly contagious…

Cal Poly in bloom

michael mullady With the winter’s rain and the past few weeks’ warm weather, flowers have unexpectedly began to bloom throughout the Central Coast. Along Via Carta, colorful displays of nature have unearthed in a variety of shapes and sizes. Mike…

Open forum draws attention to fee increase proposal

Although student turnout was low at the IRA (Instructionally Related Activities) open forum last Wednesday in the Cerro Vista Community Center, hopes were high for a successful turnout for the vote this week. The IRA fee increase proposes to raise…

Poly student dies in car accident

Cal Poly freshman Sheri French died in a car accident on California State Route 121 near Napa Valley in the late afternoon on Saturday Feb. 18. French, 19, a business administration major, died along with her boyfriend, John Matteron, 20,…

Students teach art to low-income children with Central Coast Center for Arts Education

Central Coast Center for Arts Education (CCCAE) will offer a program to provide art education for Santa Maria school children in low-income housing. The project has funds to operate at Peoples’ Self Help Housing (PSHH) Los Adobes de Maria II…

Students apathetic toward IRA fee proposal

The hundreds of red “Vote Yes” posters plastering the walls throughout campus in last year’s aggressive ASI fee increase proposal prompted over 5,000 students to vote. The spark that ignited several thousand to vote last year is lacking in this…

One of the Central Coast's best kept secrets

sheila sobchik The large blue road sign read: “NEXT SERVICES 82 MILES,” a warning to most motorists to avoid the barren road for fear of no gas; instead we welcomed the heavenly message with a full tank of fuel and…

Jerusalem Post journalist discusses issues in the Middle East

The experience of a journalist working in one of the most conflicted regions of the world is unusual. It is even more rare when that journalist is both Israeli and Arab, and writes for a Hebrew paper. Monday night, Khaled…

From Anchorage to Whittier: An Insider's Guide

Kristen Oato Looking up from the mudflats, all I could see were wet, moss-covered boulders. I knew the view from the top was worth the trek. Salty air flushed my 10-year-old cheeks as I began to climb up the black…

Where have all the Good ol' Days gone?

            So lately, my roomie and I have been obsessed with the show “American Dreams.” Ah, nothing like getting lost in the rhythm of the 60’s to rid your mind of current Iraqi death toll numbers and plans for world domination.…

LGBT celebrates same- sex handholding day

James Mellor Valentine's Day is traditionally a day to express love – even through something as simple as holding hands. Cal Poly's Pride Alliance Center: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) student group has organized a Valentine's Day event, Same Sex…

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