Goryl has had Oakley since March when she decided to adopt while working from home. Goryl originally got the Australian shepherd puppy during the stay-at-home order, and she now lives with Oakley in San Luis Obispo.
Category: COVID Diaries
Masters research and strawberries in the age of COVID-19
The good news for horticulture and crop science graduate student Omar Gonzalez Benitez is that the strawberries are still dying. The bad news is that the industry might be going with them. Gonzalez Benitez is a Cal Poly masters candidate who is researching strawberry diseases, and measures success in dead strawberries. Gonzalez Benitez is also […]
Shaun Tanaka: Living by a health risk
“While the Cal Poly campus remains open – we ask that students return to their permanent home residences if possible,” The Office of the President stated in an email sent before spring break. However, some students, like business administration sophomore Shaun Tanaka, decided to stay on campus anyway, risking the health risks. Cal Poly had […]
First generation student feels the impact of cancelled graduation
Walking the stage at graduation is something people remember for the rest of their lives, a celebration of all the hard work to get that degree. But for first-generation students like Erika Collucci, it is something even bigger.
Learning by Zooming in a major with primarily labs
This unimaginable quarter has thrown mechanical engineering senior Makenzie Kamei for a loop. In a major with primarily lab classes, Kamei seeing a whole different side to “learn by doing.”
Long walks and TikToks: How a computer science senior is finding peace during the pandemic
Mya Hauck never knew how much social interaction she needed until COVID-19 yanked the mat from under her, leaving her dazed, quarantined and sorely longing for the daily hugs from loved ones that became forbidden virtually overnight.
How a graduating senior from China has been affected by COVID-19
Wang was juggling interviews and job hunting when the COVID-19 pandemic canceled his final quarter of college, his graduation ceremony and any certainty he had about his post-graduate plans.
Thanks to COVID-19, the show must go on livestream
The San Luis Obispo music industry has adapted to the pandemic with livestream performances and making their music available online.
Behind the Story: Discovering the Economics of Strawberries
This is a behind the scenes story of Discovering the Economics of Strawberries. As a born and raised Californian, strawberries have been a constant throughout my life. They are so consistently available and delicious that I never once stopped to think about the industry behind the fruit. When my teammate, Nicole Troy, introduced the idea […]
Behind the Story: Miaoxin Wang
This is a behind the scenes story of Miaoxin Wang: How the COVID-19 pandemic affected an international student’s life. I had never met an international student at Cal Poly until this project brought me to Miaxon Wang, a senior from Zhengzhou, China. As a senior myself, feeling robbed of my final college memories, I couldn’t be more grateful […]
Behind the story: Ali Chavez
This is a behind the scenes story of Ali Chavez: Caring for Cats During Quarantine. The beginning of the quarter felt like one big question mark, a reflection of all of the unknowns weighing on the world. I was super curious about how a journalism senior project class was going to be structured virtually, a concept […]