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Gender Equity Center showcases original poems on womanhood

The Gender Equity Center hosted the seventh Original Womxn’s Narratives (OWN) on April 23, where performers presented original pieces revolving around womanhood.  The “x” in woman allows people to reflect on communities that have been excluded from womanhood and “it represents the unknown, the futures and imaginations that can exist beyond systemic oppression,” according to […]

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Armenian Student Association celebrates Armenian Heritage Month

Cal Poly’s Armenian Student Association (ASA) has been celebrating Armenian Heritage Month in April with the goal of bringing the Armenian community together and commemorating the Armenian genocide committed by the Ottoman Empire, modern-day Turkey, that took place from 1915-1923. “April marks the anniversary of the official beginning of the Armenian genocide, which happened on […]

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Multicultural Center and Disability Alliance hosts first State of Disability

The Multicultural Center hosted its first State of Disability event in collaboration with the Disability Alliance — bringing campus leaders together to address what it’s like being a part of Cal Poly’s disability community, the group said on Instagram. “We had a pretty good turnout,” communication studies junior and Disability Alliance head M.W. Kaplan said. […]

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Faculty host conversation tables for students to practice foreign languages

Cal Poly offers many language courses, but not only that, there are foreign language conversation tables where students can learn, practice or converse with others. “The idea behind a conversation table is when students are learning a foreign language, they can have an opportunity to practice their conversation skills,” history professor Maggie Bodemer said. Bodemer […]

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“We need to address the elephant in the room”: Immunocompromised students face increased risk on campus

As Cal Poly students returned to campus after winter break amidst the Omicron variant, there were a number of students who were hesitant to do so due to their increased risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus: immunocompromised students. Individuals who are immunocompromised have a weaker immune system as a result of either a chronic illness […]