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The death of Thomas Jodry: Parents of man who fell from parking structure fight to take wrongful death suit to court

Ambulances arrived at the bottom of the Marsh Street parking structure in Downtown San Luis Obispo on Sept. 14, 2019, to find the body of 21-year-old Atascadero resident Thomas Jodry moments after he fell from the top of the structure. Initially ruled a suicide by the San Luis Obispo Coroner’s Office, Thomas’ death wasn’t immediately […]

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Thanksgiving: “A palatable narrative for non-Native folks”

Siga aquí para leer este artículo en Español. Psychology sophomore Kaila Ennen remembers celebrating “Pilgrims and Indians Day” at her private preschool for Thanksgiving. She and her classmates were assigned to be either a “Pilgrim” or an “Indian.” The “Indian” students dressed up in brown outfits and headdresses decorated with feathers. The “Pilgrim” students wore white […]

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“A love letter to them:” Native and Indigenous Cultural Center brings visibility to the Cal Poly Indigenous community

Between September 2011 and September 2020, 710 Indigenous people from Wyoming were reported missing, according to a Statewide Report from Wyoming. Their names rarely made national news.  Yet on Sept. 11, a 22-year-old white woman from New York disappeared in Wyoming. The next day, Gabby Petito’s name was already making headlines. Soon, her name became […]

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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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San Luis Obispo City Council reverses decision to install pickleball courts in Mitchell Park

In February, City Council decided to move forward with installing pickleball courts at Mitchell Park despite concerns from the community.  Now, the City is reversing this decision, instead voting to install “chess/checker tables, bocce ball courts, shade structures and stage installation at the social gathering area, additional benches, interactive educational signage, and pathway lighting,” according […]

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Cal Poly opens Native American and Indigenous Cultural Center 

Cal Poly unveiled the new Native American and Indigenous Cultural Center in yakʔitʸutʸu on Thursday, aiming to provide a safe and inclusive space for indigenous students on campus to study, relax and socialize. Electrical engineering senior Wyatt Kohler, president of the American Indian Student Association, said that when he came to Cal Poly, he wasn’t aware […]

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Rape reported in Architecture Graveyard

Editor’s Note: This article was updated at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 to include comments from University Spokesperson Matt Lazier and Cal Poly’s Safer Department.  Trigger warning: sexual violence An on-campus rape that occurred in Architecture Graveyard was reported to Cal Poly on Monday, according to a university email sent to students today. According to […]

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“A part of who I am:” San Luis Obispo community celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 15 marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month — a celebration of Latinx culture and, in San Luis Obispo, students and community members join to commemorate this month. Ethnic studies professor Jose Navarro said this month-long celebration aligns with many of the national independence dates of countries in Latin America like Mexico, Chile, Guatemala, […]