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Cal Poly Ballroom Team makes their return to competition at the 14th Annual Mustang Ball after a two-year break

Cal Poly Ballroom Team held their 14th annual Mustang Ball DanceSport Competition on Sunday, Feb. 12 after a two years postponement due to COVID-19.  Around 16 schools attended the competition including UC San Diego, Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis and UC Santa Barbara, according to Christopher Ellwood, Head Coach for Cal Poly Ballroom and […]

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Garden Club Membership Doubles From Last Year

Cal Poly’s Garden Club membership has doubled since last year.    The club has seen its membership grow from 250 members last year to 500 members this year. Club members consist of a variety of students from different majors, but the majority is environmental management and protection according to environmental management and protection junior and Garden […]

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“I needed something that was going to excite me”: Students dabble in altering their appearances post-lockdown

When liberal studies freshman Aly Arkin facetimed her mom during her second week away from home, she started the call with a warning. “Mom, I am going to show you something and you can’t be mad,” Arkin said. Then she showed her mom her brand new nipple piercings.  The body modification was Arkin’s way of […]

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Increase in academic integrity violations reported during 2020-2021 academic year

With in-person classes comes in-person test-taking—something many Cal Poly students have not experienced in over a year. The challenging circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic put pressure on students and faculty to transition to an online learning format. Students said this change allowed increased flexibility in test-taking, and despite learning difficulties, overall GPAs increased over the […]

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“It opens you to a world of possibilities”: Study abroad resumes for students this fall

Study abroad is back in motion, providing students with the opportunity to learn and explore in a completely new environment once again.  According to Assistant Vice Provost for International Programs and Senior International Officer Cari Vanderkar, approximately 150 students are abroad this fall. Vanderkar said that they are pleased with the ability to relaunch the […]