Cal Poly rides its way to the Rose Parade

The 2007 Cal Poly Rose Float, titled “Arctic Antics,” will be viewed around the world via satellite TV on the morning of Jan. 1, 2007. The float will depict a group of penguins and polar bears ringing in the New Year with a luau, a scene that celebrates the Rose Parade theme of “In Our Good Nature.

CSU budget calls for increases in faculty pay, not for student fees

At the last CSU Board of Trustees meeting, the requested budget for the 2007-08 school year was passed. The budget included the request for no student fee increases. However, the budget still needs to pass through many more processes.

“This is all based on state funding,” said Paul Browning, media relations specialist for the CSU Chancellor’s Office.

A whole new SLO

A Cal Poly civil engineering class has created plans to improve public transportation in San Luis Obispo.

The “SLO South 2050: Sustainable Mobility” exhibition took place Wednesday night at the City-County library.

Sustainability means “to create a world where our children can also live, and not just us,” civil engineering professor Eugene Jud said.

Marijuana stolen in local house robbery

Authorities are conducting an investigation into a home invasion robbery which occurred on Nov. 26 at about 10 p.m. on the 1200 block of Fredericks Street.

According to a press release, three masked, black males entered the residence of the four victims, one holding a baseball bat and another a rifle.

How safe are the tracks you walk on?

On the evening of Saturday, Nov. 11, psychology junior Ryan West was walking to a friend’s house near the student apartments on the Foothill Boulevard side of the railroad tracks when he was struck by an oncoming train at the railroad crossing near the California Boulevard intersection.

Students feel unprepared for college, survey says

Nearly half of college students surveyed by Greenfield Online, an independent data collection firm, do not think their high school prepared them enough with the organizational skills needed to succeed in college.

The same survey found that 87 percent of students believe their grades would be improved if they were more organized and better able to manage their time.

Cal Poly updates mission statement

The Academic Senate Executive Committee has officially proposed changing Cal Poly’s mission statement. The new mission statement was written after consultation between the administration, faculty and staff.

The new statement emphasizes Cal Poly’s polytechnic, hands-on approach to learning, as well as the importance of a well-rounded education and involvement in one’s community.

Club takes beer to another level

El Corral bookstore is a resource many students use to get their books and other Cal Poly related items, but this week the store will also be displaying something else – beer.

The Brew Crew, an Associated Students Inc. sponsored club, has set up two seven-gallon glass carboys where the beginning stages of the brewing process will take place.

InsomniacU's doors still closed; future of empty space unknown

InsomniacU is no more, but why? One day it’s there, the next day it’s gone, just like that.

The VHS/DVD rental store located downstairs in the University Union picked up and left July of this year, with no official notice to students.

InsomniacU was locally owned by Lisa Scheideck and her husband, but they decided to shut it down.

Viewdo: The future of how-to

Have you ever been so frustrated with something and wished there was a tool at your fingertips to help you figure it out? Well, now there is. is a free site with “how-to” videos for portable devices like iPods and cell phone, and contains everything from how to fit an egg into a milk bottle to the art of beer pong.

World AIDS Day calls on Cal Poly

World AIDS Day is Dec. 1, however, Cal Poly is having its own AIDS event today through Thursday by offering free HIV testing and education. This is the first year free testing is offered thanks to Pride Alliance. The testing will take place at the Cal Poly Health Center from 9 a.