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Posted inAcademics

Former Cal Poly professor’s research finds downsides to semester system

In October 2021, Cal Poly SLO officially announced it would change to the semester system, set to begin Fall 2026. The conversion has since been met with mixed reactions from the campus community.  In June 2019, research was published by three individuals, including former Cal Poly economics professor Stefanie Fischer. In this research, the team […]

Posted inArts

The art of upcycling: Student-run businesses strive to incorporate sustainable practices

As part of a month-long celebration of sustainability, student vendors participated in Cal Poly Green Campus’ Sustainability Festival in October, selling handmade goods with a mission of promoting local, sustainable fashion. One such vendor was Hope Springer, a graduate student at Cal Poly who makes bottle cap earrings and other jewelry. After meeting former Cal […]

Posted inTop Stories

Renting in SLO? Local group works to raise awareness of renters’ rights with this handbook

Ethan Stan was nearly evicted when he was a graduate student at UC Berkeley.  His landlord put pressure on him and his girlfriend, suggesting they had lived in their apartment a while and should leave so the landlord could complete repairs. Eventually his girlfriend, now wife, said “hell no,” Stan said. His girlfriend at the […]