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BEACoN Mentors and Disability Alliance propose Disability Cultural Program for student belonging and academic success

The Disability Alliance, a student-run club focused on creating a community for students with disabilities on campus, alongside a research team from the BEACoN Mentors program have created a proposal for a Disability Cultural Program at Cal Poly that currently has more than 200 signatures.  The Disability Cultural Program is a stepping stone toward one […]

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From the ASI Secretary of Disability to Judy Heumann: How the Disability Alliance is bringing world-renowned activist to campus

It started as a dream for kinesiology junior Regina Hockert. She and the other members of the Disability Alliance — a student-run club focused on issues of accessibility on Cal Poly’s campus — were discussing potential disability rights activists to invite to speak to students. The name Judy Heumann floated around, but none of them […]

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Cal Poly Engineering partners with Girl Scouts to build functional, life-size Lego robot

The Cal Poly Engineering Department is partnering with the Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast to build a functional, life-sized Lego robot, according to a press release. Due to supply chain issues from LEGO, the event has been postponed indefinitely. The department doesn’t yet have information on when the legos will arrive. Industrial engineering senior […]

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Federal mask mandate lifted in airports

Masks will no longer be required in airports after a federal ruling made Monday, according to a press release from the county of San Luis Obispo. Despite some local mandates being lifted, up until yesterday the CDC still required masks in public transportation conveyances and at transportation hubs. University spokesperson Matt Lazier said that Cal […]

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Phishing email offers students financially impacted by COVID-19 up to $4,000 in financial aid

Some campus community members received an email Monday falsely claiming that Cal Poly would be providing up to $4,000 in financial aid assistance to any students and staff who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. The email came from a student’s account. University spokesperson Matt Lazier wrote in an email to Mustang News that the […]

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Cal Poly isn’t doing enough to address sexual assault, students say in survey

Editor’s Note: This article discusses specific experiences and themes regarding sexual assault and sexual harassment. Survivors of such experiences can access virtual confidential services through Cal Poly Safer’s website.  The sun had already set by the time Morgan Saltamachio was walking back from class to her Cerro Vista apartment, where she worked as a resident […]

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COVID-19 is surging in San Luis Obispo County. Is it safe for Cal Poly to reopen?

The risk of spreading the delta variant is a concern for immunocompromised students. The delta variant is more contagious and harmful than other strains of COVID-19 — as universities return to normal operation in the middle of the pandemic. Vaccinated students also have the ability to still pass on the virus to others.Historically, a vast […]