Freshman discovers the realities of college

I remember the last month of high school: everyone knew where they were going and absolutely everyone was talking about college. They expected an incredible amount of fun, from parties to extracurricular activities — it was all anyone talked about.…

Freshmen know the party is on Hathway Avenue

Every new school year, Cal Poly’s Week of Welcome (WOW) introduces incoming students to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and, though it may not be on the official WOW schedule, college parties. The epicenter of these college parties is Hathway…

Stampeding into college

The transition to college, as you have all heard, is difficult. Freshmen have to adapt to a completely new schedule, campus and way of life. But in the midst of all this change, we have found how to have one…

Week of Welcome walk along: the 'party streets'

A Mustang Daily reporter is invited to join University Police Department chief Bill Watton on a ride along during Cal Poly’s Week of Welcome.

Week of Welcome 2011 Photo Recap

Check out a few pics of WOW Week 2011, from WOW-O-Rama to WOW Showcase.

WOW! They're real people!

On the first Tuesday night of spring quarter, more than 650 Cal Poly students of every age and major gather in Chumash auditorium to begin training to become a Week of Welcome (WOW) Orientation Leader. These Leaders in Training (LITs)…

Finding co-mance: The trials and tribulations of finding a co for Week of Welcome

Freshman tackles co-mance by stealing a roommate’s romance.

Curfew to curb after-dark activities for minors

The San Luis Obispo will review the possibility of a new ordinance that would establish a 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. cerfew for minors.

Lost Plu$ Dollars leave some WOW leaders confused

Many Week of Welcome (WOW) leaders have voiced their anger about Plu$ Dollars earned during WOW inexplicably vanishing from their Polycards on Sept. 20, and many can’t explain why or how this happened.

WOW-A-Rama host: Frank Warren

Cal Poly graduate and San Luis Obispo native Frank Warren is the host of Week of Welcome’s annual WOW-A-RAMA, an evening full of social group games to help new students get to know one another.

Reggae-punk band Pepper visits Mid-State Fair on Friday

The Hawaiian-bred, rock-reggae trio Pepper will be playing at the California Midstate Fair in Paso Robles this Friday. The band will play on the Grandstand as a special guest to another rock-reggae outfit, headliner band 311. The punk rock band The Offspring is also joining them on stage.