When parties get risky, dean of students steps in

Mustang News beer columnist Nick Larson was having a routine Friday morning. It was getting close to 11 a.m. when he noticed someone was at his front door. He opened it and found two Cal Poly university police officers.

Thailand’s Full Moon Party: insomnia, insanity and magic

Nobody celebrates the full moon better than the local Thais of Ko Pha Ngan. Wait, that’s not right. Nobody celebrates the full moon better than the westerners on holiday in Ko Pha Ngan.

American Summer

The house did not belong to them, but the dream was all their own.

BLOG: Let's clear some things up…

Boom. I have officially been libeled. Granted, it was through an anonymous commenter on a forum monitored by a college newspaper, so a huge cash settlement is pretty unlikely. But I’ll take it, for my own ego at least, as…

Two fraternities under investigation after 300-person party

  UPDATE: The Cal Poly Office of Student Life and Leadership has decided to drop the investigation into the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, director Stephan Lamb said. After meeting with the fraternity’s president, Lamb decided to remove the cease and…

Hot on a nowhere trail, reporter tries to find the truth no one wants to talk about

An off-campus party took a turn for the worse last weekend when a staircase collapsed, leaving partygoers scratching their heads and wondering, “What went wrong?” Sources say at least 80 people attended a party at a Foothill Boulevard house last…

The Man teaches freshman lesson

Bad girl, bad girl, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they come for you?

Freshman’s first night out turns journey home into warzone

Sydney Ray is a freshman learning how to navigate through college — and the local streets barefoot — in her weekly column “A Frosh Perspective.”

City council to consider changes to noise ordinance

San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deb Linden is proposing amendments to the city’s noise regulations at a special city council meeting at 4:30 p.m. at San Luis Obispo City Hall, 990 Palm Street.

Effectiveness of increased fines for partying questioned

Increased fines are supposed to deter people from hosting large, noisy events, but some question their effectiveness in a college town.

UCSB cracks down on Halloween

UCSB is expecting from 40,000 to 50,000 visitors in Isla Vista this Halloween weekend. The university and police from around the state are imposing strict regulations in order to prevent the partying from getting out of control.