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SLO fire at Fremont Hall after reports of ‘pins and needles’ feeling in throats

Two women reported "pins and needles" in their throats and were concerned that there was something in the air. Read More »

The San Luis Obispo Fire Department is on scene at Fremont Hall. | Ian Billings/Mustang News

After meningitis diagnosis, Cal Poly students at low risk

Cal Poly students are at low risk of contracting bacterial meningitis after a university administrator was diagnosed with the infection earlier this week, San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department health officer Penny Borenstein said. Read More »

SLO County Public Health Department health officer Penny Borenstein says students have a low risk of contracting bacterial meningitis. | Kyle McCarty/Mustang News

Here’s why you got more tickets last year

If you have been thinking that you and your peers are getting more tickets in the last year, then you are right. According to a Mustang News data analysis, the University Police Department (UPD) has been giving out twice as many tickets this year. Read More »

According to a UPD data report on campus ticket numbers have doubled since 2012. | Shelley Westerson/Mustang News

Digging up the truth about recycling

For some Cal Poly students, watching someone drop a recyclable water bottle into the black trash bin instead of the clearly labeled blue recycle bin is as painful as watching someone get a needle in the eye. Read More »

People often have misconceptions on what can and can't be recycled, sometimes prompting improper waste disposal. | Dakota Greenwich/Mustang News

Mountain lion sighted near Poly Canyon Road

The mountain lion did not show aggression toward the hiker. Read More »

The sighting occurred on Wednesday at approximately 5:30 p.m. near the rock quarry above Poly Canyon Road. | Mustang News File Photo

SLO city cracks down on rental homes

Due to a shortage of affordable housing, the program aims to ensure students will not have to live in unsuitable housing conditions. Read More »

The program will require an additional cost from homeowners, which may lead to increased rent prices for tenants. | Jason Hung/Mustang News

Cal Poly employee diagnosed with bacterial meningitis

The employee is receiving medical care and there are no indications of any additional cases on campus at this time. Read More »

Joseph Pack/Mustang News

Photos: Santa Lucia evacuated to check air safety

The Santa Lucia residence hall was evacuated temporarily to check air safety after students reported feeling a burning sensation in their throats on Sunday night. Read More »

The building was evacuated around 5 p.m. | Joseph Pack/Mustang News

Erhart Agriculture gets a new roof

Construction began this week on the rooftop of the agriculture building. It is estimated to be completed at the end of the month. Read More »

Construction on the new roof is expected to be completed around the end of the month. | Courtesy Photo/Doug Kuentzal

NASCAR driver Danica Patrick speaks to packed audience at Cal Poly

The NASCAR star and GoDaddy spokeswoman, introduced by San Luis Obispo resident Blake Irving and GoDaddy’s chief executive officer, told the audience that being a female driver was never something that was pointed out to her until she started getting more attention for her racing. Read More »

Patrick finished third overall in the 2009 Indianapolis 500, the highest finish of all time by a female driver. | Jay Thompson/Cal Poly