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Masks no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals in Rec Center, PAC, other facilities

Cal Poly students who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to wear a mask in specific facilities including the Recreation Center and Performing Arts Center. The university will not check the vaccination status of students to determine whether they should be wearing a mask or not.  “For students, it will be self-attestation — […]

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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 […]

Posted inThe Hill

Cal Poly spends more than $100,000 isolating COVID-positive students

Cal Poly spent more than $100,000 isolating students off-campus in January after a record-high number of students tested positive for COVID-19, according to documents obtained by Mustang News through a public records request.  Cal Poly officials signed contracts with three local hotels to isolate COVID-positive students: the Lamplighter Inn, Sands Inn & Suites and Hotel […]

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San Luis Obispo indoor mask mandate to be lifted Feb. 16

San Luis Obispo County Public Health announced Wednesday that the county order requiring masks in indoor public places will be lifted Feb. 16. The mandate began Sept. 1. “Throughout the pandemic, we have sought to balance public health measures with pre-pandemic normalcy – this change reflects another such moment,” County Public Health Officer Dr. Penny […]

Posted inOpinion

Dear President Armstrong –– It’s time to go back online

Cassandra Garcia is a journalism freshman and Mustang News opinion columnist. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Mustang News.  Dear President Armstrong, My name is Cassandra Garcia and I am a first-generation, first-year journalism major attending Cal Poly. As a student, I have experienced firsthand the impact of the decisions you and your […]

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Leave Me Alone But Don’t Leave! ––Loneliness and Social Anxiety as a College Student During COVID-19

Zoie Denton is an English sophomore and the views expressed in this piece don’t necessarily reflect those of Mustang News. You’re sitting in your dorm, apartment, house or wherever, desperately needing some alone time to rest or unpack the week. Even the most energetic extroverts need time to themselves every once in a while. But […]

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MLM: Multi Level Mormonism

The Hoof is a satire column created to find the humor in the daily life of Cal Poly students. If you’re looking for news, this is not it. If you’re looking for sports, this is kind of it, because we’re having a ball. Ha. Puns. Elijah Winn is an environmental earth and soil science sophomore […]



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