CSU set to pull trigger

Victoria Billings vbillings@mustangdaily.net Students across the California State University (CSU) system could face an additional $150 per semester in tuition starting January 2013 if Gov. Jerry Brown’s sales and income tax increase, Proposition 30, doesn’t pass in November. The CSU…

Cal Poly gets Best in West

Victoria Billings victoriabillings.md@gmail.com Cal Poly was ranked one of U.S. News & World Report’s Best in the West undergraduate universities for the 20th straight year this fall. Cal Poly ranked sixth on U.S. News’ list of top undergraduate universities with little…

Brother Ali delivers rap and righteousness to SLO Brew

When I heard that underground rapper Brother Ali was kicking off his Mourning in America Tour at SLO Brew, I knew I had to go. As someone who lived in Minneapolis-St. Paul for a year in my infancy, I’ve always…

Cal Poly student found dead after Labor Day trip

UPDATE, SEPT. 9: The body of missing theatre arts sophomore Brett Olson was found this morning in the Sacramento River near Chico, Calif., according to the Glenn County Sheriff’s Department. Olson was reported missing last Monday by friends after disappearing during the…

CSU: Reed leaves ‘legacy of growth’

After 14 years at the helm of one of the nation’s largest public higher education systems, California State University (CSU) Chancellor Charles Reed announced in May he is retiring. Reed will leave the CSU his legacy of increased size and access, Cal…

Study with a buddy

There may not be many students in Robert E. Kennedy Library’s group study rooms during the first week of school, but before long, midterms will loom and the library’s signature fishbowls will be occupied almost around the clock by study groups…

Budget cuts and Student Success impact rising tuition costs

Students entering the California State University system (CSU) in 2012-13 face a dramatically different fee system than those entering the state’s public university system a decade ago. After a financial crash, a recession and the state struggling to deal with…

Chick-fil-A debate hits Cal Poly

Cal Poly’s on-campus Chick-fil-A became the local center of a nationwide controversy last week as people on both sides of the gay marriage debate visited the restaurant to make their opinions known. On Wednesday, tourists, locals and Cal Poly staff,…

Chick-fil-A supporters protest on campus

Hungry families, tourists and locals visited Cal Poly’s Chick-fil-A on Wednesday to eat the restaurant’s signature chicken sandwiches and express their support of Chick-fil-A president and chief operating officer (COO) Dan Cathy’s public stance against gay marriage. “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” was announced last week by…

Where there’s smoke…

A fire that at one point spanned more than 750 acres in size is currently burning east of Santa Margarita, according to CalFire’s Public Information Officer Tina Rose. The fire began last Monday around 11:30 a.m., Rose said, and quickly…

New regulations to curb raucous behavior downtown

New bars and restaurants in downtown San Luis Obispo will face additional regulations, following the San Luis Obispo City Council approval of new use permits in June. The use permits will require that, among other things, new establishments serving alcohol…