ASI kills debate, free speech on campus

This policy not only punishes students for things completely outside of their control, but it discourages open debate about candidates and campus issues. And there’s an argument to be made that it’s unconstitutional.

Why our reporting has resulted in $1200 of potential fines

It’s a vicious cycle. We get it, and so does ASI. But it highlights an infringement on the candidates’ right to free speech, the right to speak with a newspaper and have their words distributed to a wider audience.

Mustang Minute: freedom of speech display on Dexter Lawn

Christina Favuzzi [follow id= “ChristinaFav”] The Cal Poly Republicans Club has built a fake Berlin Wall on Dexter Lawn where students have the opportunity to express their thoughts and opinions. “Looking over this, some of these things, they offend me,…

Conservatives under attack: Looking into a national trend

Brendan Pringle is an English senior and Mustang Daily conservative columnist. We often think of the university campus as an open forum where students can voice their opinions under full protection of the First Amendment. So it seems. With so…

Students get FIREd up for free speech at lecture

The President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), Greg Lukianoff, spoke at Cal Poly yesterday about the importance of free speech and students’ first amendment rights while enrolled at a university.

Complacency not the answer to budget cuts

Leticia Rodriguez is a journalism senior and Mustang Daily editor-in-chief.

Annual ‘Banned Book Week’ reaches final chapter

Banned Books Week came to its close Oct. 1. The event opened the floor for library patrons to discuss why certain books would be censored and to talk about the ideas that made those books controversial in the first place.