What began as a community page for outdoor lovers and adventure seekers has now become an official club at Cal Poly. Business entrepreneurship senior and club president Jake Grove decided to take his organization to the next level by founding Cal Poly Van Life on Jan. 3. Cal Poly Van Life strives to unite individuals […]
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A year and a half later, 2020 graduates finally have the opportunity to walk
As spring 2020 graduate Perry Nalle watched a movie with her parents, a college graduation scene began to play, and Nalle thought to herself, ‘Wow, I really missed out on that.” “I was really kind of having a pity party for myself and was bummed I didn’t get graduation,” Nalle said. “I was much more […]
Transfer students navigate college social life post-COVID-19
Transfer business administration junior Samuel Dea-huang sat down on his first day of classes, anticipating meeting new people. However, looking around the classroom and seeing numerous students talking with friends from previous years, Dea-huang said he realized being a transfer student might be harder than he expected. Dea-huang said he could only imagine what meeting […]
“It opens you to a world of possibilities”: Study abroad resumes for students this fall
Study abroad is back in motion, providing students with the opportunity to learn and explore in a completely new environment once again. According to Assistant Vice Provost for International Programs and Senior International Officer Cari Vanderkar, approximately 150 students are abroad this fall. Vanderkar said that they are pleased with the ability to relaunch the […]
Second annual surfboard swap rolling in Saturday
For those in need of a new surfboard who don’t want to pay high prices, or simply wish to connect with others in the local surfing community, surfboard shaper Shea Somma’s annual surfboard swap is just around the corner. The event will take place on Oct. 9 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Field Day Coffee’s […]
Students travel for the first time since the pandemic began
After over a year of being isolated due to the pandemic, many students had the chance for their first travel experiences since pre-pandemic life. Due to the new COVID-19 vaccines being distributed across the nation, travel restrictions have been loosened and the ability to vacation has been permitted. Liberal arts and engineering studies sophomore Madelyn […]
Cal Poly students prefer the Pfizer vaccine, poll shows
Mustang News surveyed a random sample of 422 students and an overwhelming majority of respondents selected Pfizer as their first choice for the COVID-19 vaccine, Moderna as their second choice and Johnson and Johnson as their third choice. Out of the 422 Cal Poly students who were surveyed, only 36 of those students (8.6%) chose […]
Freshmen who launched into college on a quiet campus
Like many incoming freshmen, business administration freshman Erin Powers said that she came to campus because she wanted to “close the door” on her childhood and high school.
“I felt like I could not do that at home because I was in the same environment I was in when I was growing up,” Powers said. “I was lucky enough that Cal Poly was letting us on campus and I saw that opportunity and decided to take it.”
Freshmen reflect on a virtual year at home
For many, the freshman year experience is one of life’s many great adventures. Due to the nature of the pandemic, this year has created a barrier between freshman and the “true” college experience, causing many students to choose to stay at home all year.
Nutrition freshman Anna Skoglund said that she is glad that she deferred housing, despite missing out on the “dorming” experience. Skoglund has been able to spend quality time with her family, something she appreciates a lot.
Stitching together new hobbies: Cal Poly students pick up the knitting needles during quarantine
This is one of many crafts that Cal Poly students have made, from crocheted hats to miniature needle felted coffee cups. Activities such as knitting, needle felting and embroidery seem to have made a comeback amid the pandemic.
Freshman powerlifter breaks barriers hundreds of pounds at a time
“I am not that girl who goes in [to the gym] to only do five-pound sets, and I am not the girl going in to do five-pound sets to watch a dude slam ten,” Nguy said. “I am going in to slam that ten for myself.”