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Two local business owners investigated for sexual assault

Editor’s Note: This article discusses specific experiences and themes regarding sexual assault. Survivors of such experiences can access confidential services through Cal Poly Safer’s website.  The San Luis Obispo Police Department is investigating several sexual assault allegations made Thursday against Kin Coffee Bar co-owner Julian Contreras and Nate’s Barbershop owner Nathaniel Abate. Two women publicly shared […]

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Cal Poly’s sixth annual Martin Luther King Jr. legacy event: A recap

On Monday, Jan. 27, Cal Poly’s Black Academic Excellence Center hosted the sixth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy event. Attendees heard from student speakers and special guest Hill Harper on the value of remembering the words of King and the ongoing economic and social crises facing marginalized groups across the nation. Biochemistry graduate Ashley […]

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Chief of Police and Clery Director respond to students’ fears following recent sexual assaults

Editor’s note: This story discusses themes including sexual violence. Environmental management and protection freshman Lauren Tillotson was shocked to receive the first Clery Act notification in her inbox on Oct. 5, which notified students of a rape in Architecture Graveyard. Within a week, a second email arrived with news of another on-campus sexual assault. “It […]

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La Celebración 24° del CultureFest anual: La Importancia de Representación en un Instituto Predominantemente Blanco (IPB)

[metaslider id=”230202″] Photos by Jackie Espitia El artículo fue originalmente escrito en Inglés. La traducción en Español fue hecha por José González. La University Union estuvo llena de música, puestos y comida para la 24° celebración anual de CultureFest de Cal Poly el sábado, 23 de octubre. A semejante tiempo que Mustang Family Weekend, estudiantes […]

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24th annual CultureFest: The importance of representation at a primarily white institute

Siga aquí para leer este artículo en Español. The University Union was packed with music, booths and food in celebration of Cal Poly’s 24th annual Culturefest on Saturday, Oct. 23. Lined up with Mustang Family Weekend, students and their parents could be spotted enjoying the day’s festivities hosted by the Multi-Cultural Center. “I think it’s really […]

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Proof of negative COVID-19 test not required to return to campus after Thanksgiving break

Cal Poly students will not be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test to return to campus after Thanksgiving break, according to an email from President Jeffrey Armstrong on Tuesday.  The university’s seven-day positivity rate has remained below 1% since September, lower than San Luis Obispo County’s positivity rate of about 3.5% and […]

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Academic Senate discusses university funding and vaccination rates at first meeting of school year

At the first Academic Senate meeting of the school year on Tuesday, President Jeffrey Armstrong and senate members discussed COVID-19 figures and new financial policies that can expand scholarship and student aid. The Academic Senate is the faculty governing body at Cal Poly. Armstrong said the university will “begin the process this fall” to increase […]

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Women’s March SLO marches for reproductive rights for fifth consecutive year

Women’s March SLO (WMSLO) held a rally and march on Saturday for reproductive rights in response to Texas’ abortion ban. The date marked the organization’s fifth anniversary since the first march was hosted during the 2016 election cycle. “We have seen unprecedented attacks on abortion care, on reproductive rights, on people who can become pregrant first […]