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marthxii
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marthxii
Well, I just made a liveJournal because I was really bored anyway ( 10hrs Free Per day ) and I thought since Im moving to San Luis Obispo in Febuary I should Really get some insight on how it is. Im 16 and Currently In argentina (Moved here about 4years ago From Sac-Town) and Im planning on moving back in Febuary of 2010.
So, Are there any Good places to hang out or actually meet people other than school? (A mall or some place where people meet up like a Club or Chill Zone)
Does anyone know about the Education system in SLO High School? Like For transfers Etc. Or Anything about GED's?

Anything would be much Obliged and VERY helpful.
Thanks :D
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bo1ng
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bo1ng
Anyone have 2 tickets to Vampire Weekend for tonight at the DTB?
Please call 805. 704. 6222 - trying to surprise my husband!

Thanks!

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mtvtruelife
Hi Guys

My name is Jennifer and I am a casting associate at MTV.  Right now we are casting for an upcoming episode of True Life.  For this episode, we are looking for people who are at odds with their parents for one reason or another.  Whether it is because of your major, relationships, or your lifestyle, MTV is interested in hearing your story.  I would also appreciate if you could pass it along to anyone else you may know.

You can email your situations to Parents@mtvnmix.com with their name, age, location, phone number, and recent photo.

Thanks, and feel free to message me with any questions
Jennifer
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fitfoodrun
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fitfoodrun
how is the parking situation? is it still a problem like it was 5 years ago?

Current Mood: curious curious

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kyriefluffins
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kyriefluffins
Does Cal Poly offer courses in Japanese Foreign Language?
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genderpac
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genderpac

The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition is pleased to announce the release of its 2008 GENIUS Survey in partnership with Ernst & Young.  GenderPAC works to ensure that classrooms, communities and workplaces are safe for everyone to learn, grow and succeed.

 

The Gender Equality National Index for Universities & Schools (GENIUS), GenderPAC’s most recent effort to end discrimination and promote awareness, encourages colleges and universities to recognize the benefits of a GenderSAFEtm campus - supportive equitable and protective for all students. Choosing to participate in GENUIS sends a strong public statement that bullying or discriminating based on the race, sex or gender of a student, faculty, or staff member is not tolerated at your institution

 

Fill out the survey at:  www.gpac.org/GENIUS2008survey, and make sure that we have data for as many schools as possible. Your voice will help us continue to work towards a safe and welcoming environment for every student.

 

While we greatly appreciate the interest taken in GENIUS by students, staff and faculty at academic institutions outside of the United States, at this time GENIUS is only able to track schools based in the United States.

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heroinaddict
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heroinaddict


french quarter
james fella
la maison
june 11th
530pm
mitchell park
at osos and buchon
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existencialismo
calpoly
existencialismo
Want to go to Mighty Mic?

FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE (Students, Faculty, and all community members) ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT - FIRST COME FIRST SERVE - LINEUP AT BETWEEN 4:00 - 6:00 PM IN FRONT OF ACKERMAN GRAND BALLROOM on the UCLA CAMPUS - $10 Suggested donation - 100% of proceeds are going towards purchasing a mobile clinic!

for more info check out http://www.mightymic.org or email mightymicconcert@gmail.com



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inside0ut_89
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inside0ut_89
Is anyone here in the honors program? I got an email from Cal Poly, and after browsing the site, it might be something I'm interested in. The site makes it seem like AP classes in college - is that right? How much more time-consuming is it than the regular program? I don't know if I would be able to do the Honors program and an architecture major if it's too hard.
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ablueblood
Are there a lot of hot guys on campus? How would you describe the average student?

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aredhead
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aredhead
So I'm a sophomore here, living up in Cerro. At least three times this week, I've been stopped by prospective freshman/parents asking what the housing situation is like. I don't know how many confused people this lj entry will reach and/or help, if any, but I have a little extra time, and I wanted to put something together to help with housing.

As far as I know, there are two types of freshman housing for the '08-'09 school year: the dorms, and the cerro vista apartments. The main question I have heard from prospective students is "what is the difference between cerro and the dorms?". I know these questions are answered on campus/housing tours, but you might not want to wait till then. In the past few years I've been here, there has been one major theme of on-campus housing: APPLY AS EARLY AS YOU CAN. A major flaw of Poly's housing system is not only their lack of ability to house all the freshmen, but also how off-campus freshmen get shut out of campus housing for the rest of their years at Poly. Traditionally, second-year on campus housing has been offered, in lottery form, to current freshmen residing on campus: by the time the offer reached those living off-campus, the rooms had already been filled.

The '08-'09 year has some obvious differences: Cerro Vista, which is currently sophomore housing, will be opened up to freshmen, and sophomores will be moved to Poly Canyon (brand new on-campus apartments). I don't know whether this means all freshmen will be able to live on campus (I highly doubt it), and I do not know whether Poly plans on correcting the issue of shutting out off-campus freshmen (I saw something about Poly Canyon spots being offered to off-campus freshmen first this year, but I might be crazy). Still, housing seems to be first-come-first-served: APPLY EARLY to get the on-campus living situation that you want. Now, on to the descriptions:

- North Mountain: If you have driven through or been on the Cal Poly campus, these guys are the pasty yellow colored buildings right off of the outer perimeter (N. Perimeter road). I lived in these for half my freshmen year, and there are some definite advantages to them. Their central location makes it spectacularly easy to roll out of bed and get to class in five minutes. The rooms are huge. Seriously, even with two beds, two desks, two bookshelves, and two dresser/nightstand things in the room, there was enough room for about 1.5 games of Twister to be going on. This might be different if you agree to have more than one roommate. There are huge windows, so there's plenty of light, and usually good views. Bathrooms are shared by 4 rooms, and each room has a door that leads directly into the bathroom. Two toilets, two sinks, two showers. Okay. Now for the cons. The bathroom thing isn't bad, necessarily, but if you end up with "suitemates" (the four rooms that share a bathroom) that party, and any of them use the bathroom for activities of the projectile vomiting sort (sorry about the rather graphic depiction, but it happens. gross, I know.) then that puts half the bathroom out of commission. The toilets are older, and tend to have issues. There's no way to get into another North Mountain bathroom short of knocking on doors and hoping people are home, whereas in every other dorm, you can walk up or down a floor and get to another bathroom. There's also not much necessary interaction between people outside your suite, so I suggest not living here unless you're extroverted, outgoing, or you already know your roommate. Oh, and I never had any issues with it, but there were some ground-floor people on the other side of Shasta (I lived in that building, second floor) that mentioned cockroaches. Could have been a rumor, but just letting you know.

- Red Bricks (major-oriented housing): I never lived here, but I've been in them. Pros: you live with people that are already a little bit like you! That's kind of cool. More social interaction than North Mountain. They are also pretty central campus, comparable to North Mountain. Cons: if you're a business major and don't like to do the whole partying thing, DON'T LIVE IN TENAYA. Partying things happen. Or so I've heard. The rooms in the red bricks are the smallest out of everything. They are tiny.

- Sierra Madre / Yosemite: I lived here (yosemite, tower 4!) for the second half of the year. I liked it, don't be afraid of the prison-like exterior. Oh, and the two halls are ever-so-slightly different: Yosemite is rather far from the center of campus, don't live there if you don't like walking. The floors are half girls/ half guys, but separate bathrooms. Sierra Madre is closer to campus, but further than N.M. or the red bricks. A floor is either all male, or all female. Buildings switch up the floor layers, so it'll be either male/female/male or female/male/female. Pros: I found that there was more floor / building / hall unity in these buildings than anywhere else. Cons: The distance was tough when I had a class in the education building (a 20 minute walk) at 8:00 in the morning. Oh, and sharing 2 showers with 6 rooms of people made prime shower time (either early morning or 9-10 at night) a little tough.

- Cerro Vista: I love cerro. I live here now, it's great. However, I would not live here as a freshman. I was pretty annoyed at my mother for talking about that "college experience" of sharing a dorm room, bathrooms, and eating campus food, but trust me, IT'S WORTH IT. Even if you hate it for some reasons, there will be benefits to it. You will make more friends, have more weird college stories, and, in my case, get a little out of your comfort zone. That's good, by the way. Cerro, though. Pros: It is quite new, and it looks new outside and inside. It's clean - as a cerro resident, you will be spoiled rotten and have your apartment and bathroom cleaned once a week (yeah, bathrooms are cleaned in the dorms, but that's different). You have a kitchen, which is great if you like to cook. You share your bathroom with one other person, and the biggest pro of all: you get your own room! Cons: The rooms are tiny. If you have lots of stuff, it's not going to work out too well. Stairs. I live on the third floor of Bishop: SEVEN flights of stairs up. It might not seem that bad, but there's no easy way to take an elevator - the floors are staggered, so it's a diagonal seven flights of stairs up. This isn't so bad if you live in one of the lower four parts, but the two upper ones (Bishop and Islay) are a ways away from everything.


I really hope somebody gets something out of this! Please leave comments if you have questions, comments, or if you see that I got something wrong! Oh, and if you are a prospective freshman that wants to know more about school here, just ask! I'm happy to answer questions (even though I won't know everything, for sure).
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michaelmalice
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michaelmalice
http://www.overheardatcollege.com/?p=2495

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existencialismo
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existencialismo
As you know, tomorrow is Super Tuesday, where more than 22 states will hold their primaries or caucuses—one state which will be California. I am voting for BARACK OBAMA because I feel that he has the necessary experience to serve this country and has also utilized grassroots efforts to engage and excite millions of people, transcending race, ethnicity, gender, ability, immigrant status, political party, etc. These past couple of months, America has seen someone who can CHANGE policies and the lives of many, give the ordinary person HOPE for a better tomorrow and has done so with INTEGRITY, RESPECT and POISE.

Counting down the hours before Super Tuesday begins, I wanted to share a new independent video about BARACK OBAMA. For me, it embodies the sense of inspiration that so many people feel about his candidacy. Words don't do it justice, you have to watch it for yourself

I hope you will join me in voting for Barack Obama. Find your polling place: http://my.barackobama.com/CAlookup

It's time to put an end to the say-anything-to-win politics of the past. Together we can face the challenges of the future with a new kind of politics and a new kind of leadership. If you already know where you'll be voting on Tuesday, take a minute to invite five of your friends to look up their polling place:http://my.barackobama.com/CAlookup or in CA you can call the state registrars office at 1-800-345-VOTE

Thanks!

BTW here are some pix from Fridays Obama rally outside of Kerckhoff Hall at UCLA with Tatyana Ali, Max Kennedy (RFK's son), Kerry Washington, and California State Majority Assemblymember Karen Bass + some pix from yesterdays Obama rally at Pauley Pavilion (UCLA) with Oprah, Caroline Kennedy, Michelle Obama, Stevie Wonder and surprise guest Maria Shriver

Most of the pictures are under the cut because they are pretty big

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Here are a few details and rules that will help make the voting process run smoothly. Make sure to share these with your friends:

*Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to at least 8:00 p.m. Anyone in line at the time the polls close is allowed to vote.


*Voters have the right to cast a provisional ballot even if their name is not listed on the voting rolls. If a voter is at the wrong polling location and has time to get to the correct polling location before polls close at 8:00 p.m., they should go to the correct one and vote with a regular ballot instead of voting with a provisional ballot at the wrong location.

*If you declined to select a political party when you registered to vote, you can still vote for Barack Obama if you request a Democratic ballot from the poll worker. Make sure you mark "Democratic" in the appropriate space or the vote might not be counted.

*Voters have the right to return a completed vote-by-mail ballot to any precinct in their county.

*If you have any difficulties, you can call the California Obama Election Protection Hotline:
o LOS ANGELES: (310) 801-9546 or (310) 779-0816
o SAN FRANCISCO/BAY AREA: (510) 520-5025
o OAKLAND/EAST BAY: (415) 606-6043
o SAN DIEGO: (619) 770-7105
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find your polling place in CA: http://my.barackobama.com/CAlookup or call the state registrars office at 1-800-345-VOTE

In other states please google your state registrars office or visit: http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/statepages
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vote_08
Spread the word. Remind everyone you know.

Click here to find your polling place and other useful info.
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