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Cal Poly students plan on celebrating ‘St. Fratty’s’ weekend amid lifted COVID-19 restrictions 

Students make plans for the St. Patrick’s Day weekend in San Luis Obispo as COVID-19 restrictions are rolled back, but safety enhancement zones and health concerns remain.  As Cal Poly rolls back COVID-19 related regulations on campus with plans to drop the mask mandate in classrooms and labs starting in spring quarter, students wonder whether […]

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Virtual Rush: How greek life went online for fall recruitment

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 to all of the different sorority houses and participate in events such as “Sisterhood,” “Philanthropy […]

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Cal Poly says Beta Theta Pi leaders not aware of waterboarding, incident not considered hazing

Cal Poly confirmed that a video shot in September 2018 showing a student being waterboarded at a Beta Theta Pi satellite house does not depict hazing, according to University Spokesperson Matt Lazier. Fraternity recruits were not involved, Lazier said, and the event shown did not take place at a registered fraternity gathering. The incident took […]

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Beta members speak out after filing police report against Michael Trunko — the student who released the waterboarding video

San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD) is investigating architectural engineering senior Michael Trunko for harassment, according to Officer Larry Edwards.  Trunko came forward with a video of Beta Theta Pi members waterboarding a member a few weeks after attending a small gathering at the satellite house at the start of Fall 2019. Since then, the […]

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Beta Theta Pi members seen punishing brother with method similar to waterboarding

A video obtained by Mustang News shows what one witness described as members in Beta Theta Pi hazing a member in a method similar to waterboarding. The university is investigating Beta. However, they are not currently under any form of suspension, according to the Cal Poly chapter investigations and sanctions listings.   “I can confirm that […]