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‘One pill can kill’: How Snapchat, social media has fueled the local fentanyl crisis

For two weeks, Cammie Velci did not know how her son had died. Emilio Velci, 19, had been experiencing some wisdom tooth pain, and over-the-counter medications weren’t helping. After bringing up the issue at work, one coworker offered him a Percocet, a combination medication of oxycodone and acetaminophen that is used to treat moderate to […]

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Students protest College Based Fees and block traffic near yakʔitʸutʸu residence halls

Several students blocked traffic at the intersection near yakʔitʸutʸu residence halls on Thursday afternoon during a protest against Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong’s approval of the College Based Fee proposal. Members of Students for Quality Education and Abolitionist Action Central Coast/San Luis Obispo organized the demonstration, which was part of a weeklong call to action […]

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“My family is in the middle of it”: Students express fear, hope at Russian Student Association discussion on Russia-Ukraine War

One week into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Cal Poly’s Russian Student Association gave students the opportunity on Thursday to share their reactions to the war and how they or their families are being affected. About a dozen students gathered on March 3 for the hybrid discussion, which was open to all students, regardless of […]

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Cal Poly works to update COVID-19 dashboard to reflect new ‘fully vaccinated’ definition

More than 14,000 Cal Poly students have uploaded their COVID-19 booster vaccination records as the university works to update its COVID-19 dashboard to reflect its new definition of fully vaccinated individuals. The California State University’s COVID-19 policy, which was last revised on Jan. 19, defines “fully vaccinated” as having completed a primary vaccine series and […]

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Cal Poly updates COVID-19 dashboard to show number of COVID-positive students — not just total positive tests

Cal Poly’s COVID-19 Dashboard now includes the number of students who have tested positive for COVID-19 after university officials updated it with new categeories Friday, Jan. 14. Before the update, the dashboard showed the total number of COVID-positive tests performed. Now, the dashboard also breaks down the number of individual on- and off-campus students who […]