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A store in a box

We tend to think of buildings as immobile. They are brick and mortar symbols of stability, complete with permanent addresses. But what if buildings as we know them could change? What if one day you could purchase groceries in a mobile building made entirely out of repurposed materials — one that solved food distribution issues […]

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Summer school fees rise again

Bayzha Gonzalez knew she needed the summer to take a general education astronomy course a few years ago, but cost was an issue. Poly’s summer classes were out of her price range, so the graphic communication junior decided to enroll in Cuesta’s summer session. “It was cheaper and easier to take it at Cuesta,” Gonzalez […]

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Hang 10 with Sandbar Surf

If you are looking for Katie Draeger, you might want to check the beach. The recreation, parks and tourism administration junior is an avid surfer and the main instructor at Sandbar Surf, a Billabong surf camp based out of Pismo Beach. Draeger has been surfing since she was 12, and brought her love of the beach to Cal Poly […]

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Earning extra credit the hard way

For most students, extra credit can mean writing a few extra book reports or attending an on-campus presentation. But for students in sociology professor Ryan Alaniz’s courses, earning extra points might mean hours of hard labor in the hot sun. Depending on the course, Alaniz gives his students the option to experience homelessness or hunger, […]

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Behind the scenes: MultiCultural Center

When the MultiCultural Center opened its doors Jan. 15 — Martin Luther King Day — in 1981, it was initially only supposed to function as a lounge where minority students could hang out. “Students of color didn’t have a place to meet and talk,” coordinator of MultiCultural Programs and Services Renoda Campbell said. “They wanted to see […]

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Poly Escapes gets a new home

California’s Central Coast offers some of the state’s most scenic outdoor destinations. Whether students like to surf, hike, climb or kayak, new updates to Poly Escapes can help them get outside quickly and with all the gear they need. The Organization: Poly Escapes is a division of Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) , which means that even if […]



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