Cal Poly Athletics puts student before athlete

It’s summer and most of Cal Poly’s student body is taking a reprieve from school. While the same can be said for many Cal Poly student-athletes, once school begins in the fall, it will be time to hit not only…

Students: Know your rights in the classroom

Times have changed. With student evaluations, both in class and on the Internet, via Web sites such as, students now have the ability to directly grade their professors. But how much should customer satisfaction affect education?

BLOG: Magazine evaluates Cal Poly’s diversity

“Diverse Issues in Higher Education” analyzed data from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics to rank universities according to on-campus diversity in June 2009.

ITS makes wireless Internet access easier

The Information Technology Service Department is making changes to the way students using laptops can access the Internet on campus for the fall quarter.

Since Sept. 9, Cal Poly students have been able to easily access wireless networks throughout campus for the first time without having to register laptops through the ITS office.

Confessions of a procrastinator

I have this itch under my skin that I can’t scratch, and it’s only getting worse now that fall quarter is here. What the hell is this nuisance that’s making me feel like I’ve got a million ants dancing all over my skin and has my heart beating so fast it could out-rev a sports car?

I’ll call it “quarteritis.

President Warren Baker: The man, the myth, the legend

Perched up in his office on the fourth floor of the Administration building, Cal Poly President Warren Baker’s view overlooks much of the campus. As students bustle through their day-by-day activities, here is the man at the heart of the institution. But after 28 years of overseeing every sect of the university, his life now extends well beyond the fourth floor and he took the time to speak with the Mustang Daily about what it’s like to be in his shoes.

Advice from a super senior: four years is never enough

Congratulations to you Cal Poly students who will finally graduate this year. We finally made it. We won’t have to worry now about our parents asking how much longer, but rather reiterating how our room back home has been changed into something completely different and we are not welcome anymore.

From agriculture to architecture: a look at Cal Poly's seven colleges

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, formerly the College of Agriculture, is the fourth largest undergraduate agriculture program in the nation. The college includes over 3,500 students in 18 majors, and awards 650 baccalaureate degrees each year, launching students into the No.

Student-run radio station plans to move on up

This year, Cal Poly’s radio station, KCPR 91.3 FM, will upgrade its studio and expand its coverage area. The station, which began broadcasting in 1968, is one of the only nonprofit college radio stations and is completely run by student volunteers.

The current studio is located on the second floor of building 26 and will be moved to the third floor next to the CPTV room.

Students come from far and wide to attend Cal Poly

New Year’s trumps Christmas by far. A school day lasts from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., not including homework. Parents are the ultimate deciders, even when they are wrong. And girls and boys rarely touch, although drinking is permitted in celebratory occasions as early as age 10.

Driven into debt – and does anyone care?

Ah, there is nothing like being in debt.

Every year when FAFSA time comes around, I have to start thinking about the upcoming year and the fact that I need to take out some loans to get me through the school year. I tell myself that debt is an investment, probably the same line other students in the same boat tell themselves.