Students, faculty protest budget cuts

“Fire the politicians, not the teachers” read one woman’s sign at a rally outside Senator Maldonado’s office in San Luis Obispo, one of 100’s of events that took place all over California and the rest of the nation on March 4, “a day of action for public education”.

BLOG: Amateur radio club’s hidden lair

The Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club is well-hidden behind a wooden wall behind the Engineering East building. Behind the wall, the club utilizes a high frequency antenna tower which can extend up to 80-feet in the air.

The body became a canvas at “Embodiment”

Turning local bodies into canvass for artists by using paint and props, “Embodiment” is hosted by Native Lounge every Thursday night at 8:00 pm for a month beginning Jan.28.

Local astronomer talks about climate science

The Central Coast Astronomical Society (CCAS) hosted Dr. Ray Waymann of Atascadero who presented on “Astronomy’s Role in Climate Science” last week at the United Methodist Church in San Luis Obispo.

Earthquakes remain at core of public eye

With constant tectonic activity happening below our feet and the potential for catastrophe like that which befell Haiti on January 13th, scientists and engineers are finding new ways to prepare for the inevitable.

Downtown businesses facing hard times

Downtown businesses face difficult times in the current economy and about two dozen businesses have closed in the past year.

New smoking ordinance in SLO

A ban on smoking at public parks and outdoor recreation areas that include Mission Plaza and the nearby creek walk was ordered by the San Luis Obispo City Council last Friday after the council had received complaints from residents and businesses.

Cal Poly wins gold as best workplace for commuters

Innovative and sustainable means of transportation have made Cal Poly a standout as far as benefits not just for commuters but for the environment as well. Cal Poly was recognized with a gold medal this year as a Best Workplace for Commuters (BWC) by the University of South Florida’s National Center for Transit Research (NCTR).

Unidentified man robs downtown bank

Yesterday an unidentified man robbed Chase Bank on Chorro Street, police said. The man passed a note to the teller demanding money and claimed he had a gun at approximately 2:20 p.m.

Nutrition Club tackles obesity issues

The Nutrition Club at Cal Poly is addressing rising concerns about obesity in America by developing programs, such as Pink and Dude Chefs, urging people to live a healthy lifestyle.

Mustangs overcome 3-run deficit in eighth to sink Dons

Cal Poly scored five runs in the eighth inning to overcome a three-run deficit and win the series against San Francisco on Sunday afternoon at Baggett Stadium.