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Didn’t make it to SLO Film Fest? Here’s what you missed

Audio by Jordan Triebel and Nico Vinuela Filmmakers and film-lovers returned to the theaters in person this year for the 28th annual San Luis Obispo International Film Festival after two years of an online format due to COVID-19.  The SLO Film Fest showcased 121 films in the span of two weeks at locations across San […]

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Cal Poly Ballroom Team makes their return to competition at the 14th Annual Mustang Ball after a two-year break

Cal Poly Ballroom Team held their 14th annual Mustang Ball DanceSport Competition on Sunday, Feb. 12 after a two years postponement due to COVID-19.  Around 16 schools attended the competition including UC San Diego, Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis and UC Santa Barbara, according to Christopher Ellwood, Head Coach for Cal Poly Ballroom and […]

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Americans can order free at-home COVID-19 tests starting Jan. 18 through government website

Each US household can begin ordering free at-home rapid COVID-19 tests starting Tuesday, Jan. 18 on the new federal website COVIDtests.gov, one day earlier than initially announced by the Whitehouse. According to the White House official website, the Biden administration ordered one billion covid tests and will send them directly to Americans’ homes.  To order […]

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Omicron goes to school: students and faculty frustrated upon return to campus amid largest COVID-19 surge

Siga aquí para leer este artículo en Español. The first week of winter quarter looked different for all students at Cal Poly this time around. As some students scrambled to make it to class on time after waiting in hour-long testing lines, other students emailed their professors informing them of their inability to attend the first […]

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Ómicron va a la escuela: Cómo la variante ómicron ha afectado a Cal Poly durante la primera semana del trimestre de invierno de 2022

El artículo fue originalmente escrito en Inglés. La traducción en Español fue hecha por Mieke Esparza. La primera semana del trimestre de invierno se vió diferente para todos los estudiantes de Cal Poly este año. Mientras algunos estudiantes se apresuraban a llegar a clase a tiempo después de esperar en la fila de prueba por […]

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In wake of sexual assault incidents, students launch Instagram page to be a resource

Editor’s note: This story discusses themes of sexual violence. Hailee Westrick, Ellie Angold, Kylie Walker, Michelle Mueller, Shay Shin, Tiana Reber and Grace Reilly. These are the seven female Cal Poly students dedicated to providing support for sexual assault survivors on campus through the Instagram page Slo Survivors, which they created in early November in […]

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Increase in academic integrity violations reported during 2020-2021 academic year

With in-person classes comes in-person test-taking—something many Cal Poly students have not experienced in over a year. The challenging circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic put pressure on students and faculty to transition to an online learning format. Students said this change allowed increased flexibility in test-taking, and despite learning difficulties, overall GPAs increased over the […]

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“I think getting back into the groove of things will take a little bit of time:” Sophomores transition into in-person learning after a virtual year

For the first time in 18 months, Cal Poly has welcomed its population of roughly 21,000 students back on campus for in-person courses this year. For many students, especially sophomores, it’s been an adjustment. Students are able to attend class with their peers and professors face-to-face under the conditions that every student is vaccinated or […]

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Cal Polyamorous: Cal Poly students bring “The sexiest podcast on the internet” to campus

When journalism junior Samantha Riordan arrived in her Podcasting class (JOUR 470), her professor asked if any students had an idea for potential podcast themes. Suddenly, inspiration struck her: a sex podcast about dating and hookup culture from the perspective of college students, designed for college students.  “It kind of just hit me that I […]