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Mustangs play nice with social media

Collegiate athletic programs across the country are weighing the pros and cons of allowing student-athletes to use Twitter and other social media websites. Some critics are even calling for a NCAA-wide ban against such media. In 2011, respected universities such as UCLA, Mississippi State and Syracuse have learned the damaging effects that come with athletes’ […]

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My interview with Ramses

On Tuesday, Dec. 6, I interviewed New York Giants wide receiver Ramses Barden. Barden, a Cal Poly alumnus, who was nice enough to talk to me over the phone — on his day off — for almost 30 minutes. As a journalism major with a concentration in news editorial, this was one of the most […]

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Architecture dean to step down

Last week, Cal Poly announced College of Architecture and Environmental Design dean R. Thomas Jones will step down from his position, after nine years with the university, to teach in the architecture department and expand the college’s Metro Programs throughout the state. The Metro Programs are a part of the school’s “Learn by Doing” philosophy: […]

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Social media can make or break job search

Students soon to enter the professional world can either help or hurt their chances of finding employment by implementing social media into their job search, according to Cal Poly career counselor Amie Hammond. Hammond said Jobvite, a recruiting platform for the social media era, found in an annual survey that 89 percent of U.S. companies plan […]

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Brains battle it out

Six of Cal Poly’s best and brightest computer programmers are preparing for the Southern California Regional “Battle of the Brains” competition on Nov. 12. The competition is a chance for participants to advance to the contest’s World Finals next year in Warsaw, Poland. The IBM-sponsored Association for Computer Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC), which […]

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'Planet's best green journalist' speaks at Cal Poly

Renowned author, environmentalist and founder of multiple climate control campaigns Bill McKibben presented his lecture, “Brave New Planet: The Fight for a Livable Climate”, at the Fremont theater Sunday, followed by a meet-and-greet on Cal Poly’s campus today. McKibben, who Time Magazine called “the planet’s best green journalist,” will field questions from students and faculty […]

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Football set for another wild weekend

Students, faculty and alumni of Cal Poly might be spoiled with another exciting slate of games this weekend, if the come-from-behind victories in football and soccer two weeks ago weren’t enough. Cal Poly football (4-3, 2-0 Great West) will face No. 15/17 South Dakota (5-3, 2-0 Great West) on Saturday night at Alex G. Spanos […]



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