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“What is going on? Why does it smell like smoke?”: fire in Yosemite tower 6 forces students to evacuate

Rory Bruton was fast asleep when he was awoken by a blaring loud noise around 3 a.m. Thursday morning. It was the fire alarm. “Nobody was expecting it. Everybody was just sound asleep and just enjoying their dreams and then,” Bruton said, imitating a crash-like sound. “Blasted lights blaring, smoke coming up our noses. It […]

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San Luis Obispo approves financial plan after a week of local campaigns to decrease police funding

After a week-long campaign advocating for San Luis Obispo to decrease its future police budget, Cal Poly Students for Quality Education (SQE), along with 25 other local organizations, were unsuccessful as the city council unanimously voted June 1 to approve their 2021-2023 financial plan. The two year financial plan allocates approximately 25% of the city’s […]

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SLO Bangers accepting donations for people displaced from Morro Bay encampment

The local SLO Bangers group is hosting a clothing and supply drive starting today, May 29, for houseless community members in Morro Bay who were recently displaced. SLO Bangers is a syringe exchange and overdose prevention program that helps individuals with substance addiction, aims to decrease the transmission of blood diseases and prevent drug overdoses […]

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Hundreds gather at Cal Poly to honor the death of Detective Luca Benedetti

Law enforcement from across California and other states gathered at Cal Poly’s Performing Arts Center on the morning of May 20 to honor the death of Detective Luca Benedetti of the San Luis Obispo Police Department. Benedetti, a Cal Poly alumnus, was shot and killed while serving a search warrant near South Higuera Street on […]

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A Central Coast May Day: activists demand justice for workers, BIPOC communities

On May Day, Princess Nokia’s song “Brown Girl Blues” echoed throughout Mission Plaza, her spoken-word-like lyrics filling the plaza with graphic imagery of the adversary and abuse people of color experience in the United States. “You think it’s been a long time since Civil Rights?” the lyrics read. “No, still our people have to go […]