The Mustangs beat those Gauchos!

Sports rivalries are a part of the American institution. In San Luis Obispo there is a definite divide between southern California and northern California. As gigantic as that rivalry is, the Cal Poly men’s soccer versus the University of California Santa Barbara might be even grander.

This past Saturday Cal Poly hosted arguably the largest game of the entire season. The University of California Santa Barbara played Cal Poly in hopes of defeating them this year to redeem last year’s loss.

Some former Cal Poly men’s soccer players and alumni at the game this past Saturday.

Cal Poly and the University of California Santa Barbara were neck to neck the entire game. There were close scores; however the single score in the entire game came at the very end. The goal clenched the win for Cal Poly. Therefore the spirited Cal Poly crowd erupted, hence charging the field to celebrate.

Cal Poly showed its true school spirit by rushing the field after Cal Poly had beat the University of California Santa Barbara.

It is a Cal Poly tradition to wear white to the game in what is called, “White Out.” It is impossible to not feel the crowd’s enthusiasm and school spirit. Below is a video depicting last year’s Cal Poly victory over the University of California Santa Barbara.

Many students experienced the game differently. Various accounts are detailed in the audio segment below.Two current Cal Poly students detail their personal experience at the soccer game. Additionally, alumnus and former Cal Poly men’s soccer player, Evan details what he experienced at the game this past weekend.

The Cal Poly crowd enthusiastically rushing the field after Cal Poly won.

“I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.” – Mia Hamm


SLO…Let’s lay out the details


Sometimes it’s easier when you map things out. The city of San Luis Obispo and the surrounding areas have so much to offer that at times it can be overwhelming to decide what to pursue. Therefore this week, I decided to share a map of a few places in SLO that are must-sees. From Thursday’s Farmer’s Market to the unique Cal Poly architecture graveyard- this map will allow you to see where to find it all!

The map below lists two popular hikes in San Luis Obispo County. First and foremost, Bishop’s Peak is the quintessential hike for anyone wanting a panoramic view of Cal Poly as well as the surrounding San Luis Obispo area. The second hike is at Montana De Oro State Park. Beach lovers, this hike is for you! Montana De Oro is located near Morro Bay, an area just a few miles north of San Luis Obispo. The area has hikes along with a plethora of other features and activities, such as pristine beaches- perfect for any tourist or student to explore! If you go to the places on this map you are sure to experience some of the treasures that might have otherwise remained obscured.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”- Mark Twain


The face behind SLO Skinny

You may ask what’s the skinny behind “The Skinny.” My name is Alexis, I am a bight-eyed Journalism major concentrating in broadcast. I am also minoring in Law and Society with the hopes of attending law school after I graduate next winter. My hopes are huge and this blog is just another chapter in my life’s journey.

I am half Maltese, not the dog-the country. I attest my passion for food to my heritage and my family. Although I love to eat, fitness is something that is  always something I am striving to improve.

Getting fit and staying fit are two of the most challenging accomplishments at this age. Therefore, I hope that this blog with serve and some kind of motivation and encouragement. Personally, without my family and friends it would be incredibly easy to fall off track.

As a college student it is easy to fall into the “foodie” traps. We may be young, however these are the years of our lives- let’s make them count and form a solid basis of health for the rest of our lives. I hope this blog will enlighten people to new workouts and healthy recipes that are easy to make and actually taste good!

Come along and join me in discovering all of the hidden treasures we have yet to unearth, everyone could use a helping hand on their journey.

“We are what we believe we are.”- C.S. Lewis