Poly students collaborate with NASA on project

A project that began more than a year ago culminated over winter break when NASA launched a rocket into space carrying equipment built by four Cal Poly aerospace engineering students.

Roland Coelho, Lori Brooks, Jonathan Brown and Wenshel Lan helped design the P-Pod CubeSat orbital delivery system, which was launched on a U.

CSU, Cal Poly online applications shatter previous records

Cal Poly received a record 34,173 applications for the 2007-08 school year, an 11 percent increase from 2006.

This is the 13th year in a row that Cal Poly has had a record number of applicants.

Since 1993, Cal Poly’s application pool has tripled, and has increased 60 percent since 2000.

Organization sends graduates back to school – to teach

Graduating students of all majors and backgrounds at Cal Poly will get the chance to serve their country – but in another way than in the military. Thanks to Teach For America, those recent graduates will enrich the lives of other, younger students – in the classroom.

Lewd man spotted in library

Officers from the University Police Department had the library surrounded Thursday afternoon after receiving a call around 4 p.m. that a suspicious man was engaging in lewd acts.

Five police officers were stationed around the building, watching the entrances and exits, but the suspect was not found.

Stenner Glen in flames again

The second fire in two days broke out Tuesday night at Stenner Glen residences on Foothill Boulevard. The fire occurred in building eight of the housing facility shortly before 9 p.m., in the same suite as the previous day’s blaze.

Catherine Hughes, a psychology freshman, called 911 at approximately 8:50 p.

Recent sexual assault linked to 3 others potentially

Police are advising women in San Luis Obispo not to walk alone at night after the fourth sexual assault in the past two months occurred Dec. 10 near campus.

The most recent assault appears to be linked to the other three, although police have not confirmed if they are in fact related.

End of an era

Looming retrofits have sent two longstanding downtown restaurants searching for new permanent locations.

McCarthy’s Irish Pub, located at 1019 Court St. for 50 years, and Mo’s Smokehouse BBQ, located at 970 Higuera St. for 30 years, will be forced to leave in March as each facility is made earthquake compliant.

Classifieds provide easy way to buy and sell

So, you’ve moved in, gotten settled, and you realize your living space is a little cluttered. Relax, there are many ways to get rid of your extra stuff; you may even make a buck in the process.

Online classified ads are an increasingly popular way to get rid of unwanted items.

Mattress catches fire in student's Stenner Glen room

A mattress caught fire in a Stenner Glen apartment Monday night, prompting 150 students to evacuate three buildings in the complex. No one was injured.

The San Luis Obispo City Fire Department responded to the call at 11 p.m. from a resident adviser and found flames in a first floor, five-bedroom suite.

Laundry fire causes hotel to evacuate guests

A small fire broke out at the Embassy Suites Hotel on Madonna Road early Monday morning, causing the fire alarm and sprinkler system to go off. No one was injured.

“The fire started in the laundry room when a commercial dryer overheated,” said Tim Billing, the hotel’s general manager.

Winter graduates face life after college

Graduation from college is a major event. Graduation evaluations, countless meetings with advisors, checking, double-checking, triple-checking, even quadruple-checking units taken, all for a piece of paper that says you did it. You jumped through all the hoops Cal Poly threw at you, and now you’re ready for a solid, 9-to-5 job.