A way of living washed away

Jennifer Gongaware By Jen Gongaware mustang daily Wearing a navy blue Cal Poly t-shirt and beige O’Neil baseball cap, communications senior Matthew Larkin emerged from the administration building with a bag full of diapers in each hand. Many Cal Poly…

Professors publish irrigation book in five languages

Thao Tran Two Cal Poly professors wrote a book on irrigation after 15 years of research that will soon be translated into five languages. “Drip and Micro Irrigation for Trees, Vines, and Row Crops,” a 285-page book, is available in…

Organic produce done the Poly way

Sheila Sobchik The cost of eating healthy isn’t cheap. But there are ways for college students to eat more than just fast food, ramen and coffee on a budget. An alternative is the Cal Poly student-run Organic Farm located on…

Blocks of cloth work two-fold

Jen Boudevin A raffle will be held tomorrow to decide the future home of the Chandler Scholarship quilt, a piece fashioned by a team of Cal Poly Student Affairs employees. Themed “Textures of Our Community,” the project will garner funds…

Residents torn over sewer future

Nick Coury Los Osos remains deadlocked over a debate that has raged on for close to 30 years. As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, the voter count remained split for the four measures that will decide the future of the Los…

Quilt serves as a reminder for Cal Poly

Jen Boudevin In a time when needle and thread may seem outdated, the ReMEmber Quilt Project opted for just those tools, crafting a quilt to confront the issue of violence against women. The ReMEmber Week program was initiated in 2000…

Close call for student involved in collision

Karen Velie A Cal Poly student sustained minor injuries after a Volkswagen Beetle’s right rear tire rolled over her head on Wednesday evening. She was luckily wearing a helmet. Caroline Capelle’s helmet, though severely damaged, protected her from serious injury.…

Bicycle safety class to be offered

Karen Velie The San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club is sponsoring free bicycle safety classes in October. The three-day course teaches bicyclists how to safely operate their bicycles in a wide range of situations. The program, called Drivers Ed for Bicyclists,…

Red handprints removed at dorms

If any Cal Poly students return to their old dorms to reminisce about freshman year, they may find something missing. Housing and Residential Life removed the red handprints, which were painted in front of many residence halls, over the summer.…

WOW, what a week

Louise Dolby Since 1957, the San Luis Obispo community has opened its arms to thousands of new students during a unique week-long orientation program known as the Week of Welcome. This year, WOW was the largest volunteer orientation program to…

Bulk Up

Sheila Sobchik The recent opening of Costco Warehouse in San Luis Obispo on September 17 has brought thousands to the outskirts of the city for discounts. The property, located at 1540 Froom Ranch Way,  measures 139,600 square feet and has…