Renewable energy shines on Cal Poly

Cal Poly recently installed 1,000 solar panels on top of the Engineering West building that will save the university $5,000 per year in electricity costs.

The 14,000 square-foot system, the largest in San Luis Obispo County, will power 25 percent of the building, which was chosen for its flat roof and good sun exposure.

Anti-Arnold campaign tries to involve CSU students

Many people say that Arnold Schwarzenegger has failed his duty to the CSU system – keeping tuition low. Around this time of election year, TV channels start showing advertisements for or against the current governor. What if students got a chance to put one out? What if students were allowed to speak out to millions of people? With the Flunk Arnold contest they can.

Salinas family donates $1.5 million for new building

The Cal Poly College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences is $1.5 million closer to having the proposed Agriculture Technology Center built thanks to the Oreggia Family Foundation.

The donation was made to help start the construction of the center, which will provide faculty and students additional lab space to conduct applied research and work on senior projects.

Veggie sales provide fresh produce

The Cal Poly Organic Farm is offering an easy way to get nutritious food and easy meal plans without spending hours at the grocery store. But you have to act fast in future months, because the program has already sold out.

The seventh annual Fall and Winter Community Supported Agriculture Program, which offers weekly selections of farm fresh organic vegetables, fruits and eggs through a subscription membership.

Weekend auction: a bunch of bulls

Cattle ranchers throughout California will come to the Central Coast this weekend to buy Cal Poly’s bulls.

The event, Cal Poly’s 50th annual Field Day and Bull Sale, will be held Saturday and Sunday at the animal science department’s new Beef Center in Escuela Ranch, near Cuesta College.

Hardship turns to scholarship for student

This year, 19 CSU students received the Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement and one is a student right here at Cal Poly. Melissa O’Neal, 25, is a graduate student focused on plant protection sciences. The hardships she has gone through in her life earned her this award, which includes a scholarship of $3,000.

PREFACE pick captivates Poly, community

Cal Poly’s shared reading program, known as PREFACE, isn’t just for WOWies anymore. Cal Poly’s newly enhanced program now offers all of the Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo community a chance to read a great book and join discussions and other events downtown.

Sheriffs find body of missing student near site of accident

After searching for several days, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department uncovered the body of Enrique Jimenez among the rocks at Monta¬§a de Oro on Monday afternoon.

Jimenez visited the popular beach Spooner’s Cove with a freshman orientation group on the afternoon of Sept.

Since you've been gone…The top six stories of the summer

While many students took advantage of the warm days and long nights during summer vacation, a few of us Mustang Daily reporters faithfully stayed behind to cover all the news on campus and throughout San Luis Obispo County. Here is a recap of the top six stories to hit the Mustang newsstands over the break.

Student dies during orientation week at Montana de Oro

Enrique Jimenez would be starting Cal Poly this week. He would be experiencing those freshman butterflies and scurrying to find his classes for the first time.

But while attending an event at Montana de Oro for orientation week, Jimenez died three days before his freshman year officially started.

Under Construction

Poly Canyon Village

Cal Poly is no longer just a college campus; by August 2008, it will have its own village. Poly Canyon Village housing development is planned for sophomores and will operate as its own community. It will feature retail stores, eateries, a recreation center, an Olympic-sized pool and many other everyday commodities dorm students don’t always have a chance to enjoy.