Like many incoming freshmen, business administration freshman Erin Powers said that she came to campus because she wanted to “close the door” on her childhood and high school.
“I felt like I could not do that at home because I was in the same environment I was in when I was growing up,” Powers said. “I was lucky enough that Cal Poly was letting us on campus and I saw that opportunity and decided to take it.”
For many, the freshman year experience is one of life’s many great adventures. Due to the nature of the pandemic, this year has created a barrier between freshman and the “true” college experience, causing many students to choose to stay at home all year.
Nutrition freshman Anna Skoglund said that she is glad that she deferred housing, despite missing out on the “dorming” experience. Skoglund has been able to spend quality time with her family, something she appreciates a lot.
This is one of many crafts that Cal Poly students have made, from crocheted hats to miniature needle felted coffee cups. Activities such as knitting, needle felting and embroidery seem to have made a comeback amid the pandemic.
“I am not that girl who goes in [to the gym] to only do five-pound sets, and I am not the girl going in to do five-pound sets to watch a dude slam ten,” Nguy said. “I am going in to slam that ten for myself.”
“COVID fatigue” has been described on the UC Davis Health Newsroom as, “We’re tired of being cooped up, tired of being careful, tired of being scared. Our collective fatigue is making some people careless – one reason COVID-19 is rising sharply again in California and throughout the U.S.”
An organization that aims to make college women feel more comfortable in fitness has reached colleges across the U.S. and is now coming to Cal Poly. The club, Changing Health, Attitudes, + Actions To Recreate Girls (CHAARG), is led by…
Students who are living on campus are required to move out of housing by Nov. 21, according to the Cal Poly Housing website. This means that for students living on campus, they will have to move out the week before finals week, whereas last year students would normally stay on-campus through finals.
Students will be forced to get creative this year for October’s annual Halloween celebration. Due to COVID-19, regulations have been enforced to ensure a safe weekend for students and residents alike.
Much like classes and other ordinarily in-person activities, sororities and fraternities were forced to adapt recruitment — the enlisting of new members — to an online format. For Panhellenic recruitment, potential new members (PNM) would typically walk and take busses…
This year, the Jewish community in SLO and all around the world was forced to find a new way to celebrate Rosh Hashanah — the Jewish new year — amid COVID-19 regulations. “Rosh Hashanah is a very important time in…