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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.
On April 7, San Luis Obispo County expanded vaccine appointment eligibility to individuals aged 16 and older. More vaccine appointments are available to students now than ever, as Campus Health and Wellbeing has started offering student vaccination appointments at the Health Center on campus, and an additional vaccine clinic has recently opened in the University Union (UU).
Research co-led by two Cal Poly marketing professors finds that political polarization in the U.S. has a substantial and often negative impact on individuals’ everyday lives as consumers, causing them to make purchasing decisions that align with their political affiliations.
Kinesiology graduate Brian Ebisuzaki used to love visiting the Starbucks in the University Union (UU). He would always make a point to greet the employees and strike up a conversation about their day. After getting his drink, Ebisuzaki would walk up to the second floor and start a conversation with a friend, or even a stranger. All of that was taken away when COVID-19 hit, and Ebisuzaki found himself back in his parent’s house.
For high school seniors, deciding which college to attend can be a big decision. This year, that decision may be even harder for those unable to tour college campuses in person due to COVID-19 safety regulations.
This article appeared first on KCPR.org. Goth freaks, musical magicians, McLovin’ doppelgangers, hardcore punks and weekend warriors would let loose at any house, garage, field or ridge around San Luis Obispo before COVID-19. Up-and-coming “DIY” musicians haven’t played live music…