Study abroad: Thanksgiving away from home

Ask an American what Thanksgiving is all about. They’ll say it’s a time for reflecting on what they’re grateful for. They might even throw in something about pilgrims. Read More »

While studying abroad in Europe, journalism senior Emily Kucera attempted to find a traditional Thanksgiving meal, but had to settle for a dinner of wine and french fries. | Emily Kucera/Special to Mustang News

If you ever wondered which words we use most often in headlines

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RECON enlists citizen scientists to explore the outer reaches of space

The Research and Education Collaborative Occultation Network (RECON) plans to enlist citizen scientists from around the western United States to measure Kuiper belt objects. Read More »

The Kuiper belt contains more than 100,000 icy and rocky objects, subsets of a larger group of space entities called trans-Neptunian objects. They were formed approximately four and a half billion years ago.| Joseph Pack/Mustang News

On the line: The Cal Poly bass team

The Cal Poly bass team consists of eight members who compete against other colleges in four teams of two. Each team needs their own boat and is only allowed to fish with artificial lures, as opposed to live bait. The teams keep their five heaviest fish. When the time runs up, the team with the heaviest weight among ten fish wins. Read More »

Cal Poly Bass Club President and business administration senior John Zeolla said of bass fishing: “It’s a completely different animal than most fish. It’s all casting and technique." | Courtesy Photo

Covered California rolls over to San Luis Obispo, explains why health insurance is vital for all

The group's second enrollment period — the time people can apply for health care — began Nov. 15 and goes through Feb. 15. Read More »

The Covered California group stopped by the San Luis Obispo Superior Courthouse Nov. 17. | Samantha Pryor/Mustang News

Is studying 25-35 hours a week realistic?

"You would get A’s in all your classes if you studied 25-35 hours per week." Read More »

Cal Poly is not alone in promoting these academic guidelines. During the time Cal Poly Vice President for Student Affairs Keith Humphrey worked at the University of Arizona, students were advised to spend two hours a week studying for every hour in class, he said.

5-Minute Update: Hunger Banquet opens eyes, Bandfest at Cal Poly

Mustang News anchor Julian Del Gaudio covers today’s top stories at Cal Poly. Read More »


And the mascot’s name is …

Cal Poly has chosen a name for its live horse mascot. Read More »

One of the live mustang mascots. | Courtesy of Cal Poly

ASI survey recommends pub, movie theater in UU

A pub and a movie theater are among the top 10 recommendations for improvement of the UU made by students, faculty and staff through an April survey of the ASI Facility Master Plan. Read More »

A survey conducted by ASI asked students, staff and faculty for recommendations about improvements to ASI-managed facilities. | Mustang News File Photo

Deer and squirrels and skunks, oh my: Road kill on campus

According to Facility Services Bob Selders, small and large animal deaths on campus usually don't go over four per year. Read More »

Though road kill at Cal Poly is rare, it most commonly happens during summer and fall. | Mustang News file photo; icons courtesy of The Noun Project