Cal Poly alumnus dies in Bay Area car crash

A Cal Poly alumnus died in a car crash early Saturday morning just south of Devil’s Slide in San Mateo County.

Cal Poly student dead after skateboarding collision

Physics senior Jacob Van Staaveren died today after colliding with a truck while skateboarding in San Luis Obispo, according to San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD) lieutenant Bill Proll. Van Staaveren was skateboarding across the intersection of Mill and Grove…

Mourning the loss of a journalism legacy

Cal Poly, journalism legacy George Ramos leaves inspiring message for students to put forward their best work. “I still have his voice in my head saying, ‘tomorrow’s another day’,” said former student Kristen Marschall.

Death at Oceano Dunes raises safety concerns

A Visalia man was killed in an ATV accident at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) last Saturday, after his Yamaha Rhino ATV toppled. Lieutenant Mike Lack, the supervising state parks peace officer at the Oceano State Parks…

BREAKING: Cal Poly alumnus dies in Baja plane crash

Cal Poly biological sciences alumnus Andrew Thiel died Friday, Oct. 15, when a single-engine plane went down in Baja California, Mexico, killing its crew which included members of the non-profit organization Flying Samaritans.

Teen killed by train near California Boulevard

Oscar Gonzalez, 17, was struck and killed by an Amtrak passenger train near the corner of California Boulevard and Foothill Boulevard last Thursday around 3:50 p.m.

Final two defendants sentenced in Starkey case

Defendants Russell Taylor and Adam Marszal pleaded no contest to misdemeanor hazing in the death of Carson Starkey Thursday morning in a San Luis Obispo County courtroom.

Poly sophomore who lost battle with cancer this summer remembered as inspiration to others

After a vigorous three-year battle with bone cancer, mechanical engineering sophomore Chris Champion died on Aug. 5 before he could enter his third year at Cal Poly.

SAE sued because of Starkey death

The parents of Carson Starkey filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the national organization of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE), the local chapter and nine former members of the fraternity.

UPDATE: Poly student dies over summer

Cal Poly electrical engineering junior Kevin Trevor Rodriguez, 19, fell to his death at Sequoia National Park Aug. 10 in a hiking accident.

Cal Poly student dies in hiking accident over summer

Electrical engineering major Kevin Trevor Rodriguez fell to his death at Sequoia National Park on Tuesday, Aug. 10, officials from the California National Park Service (NPS) said.