As architecture sophomore Zoe Paris walks around campus she is met with thousands of faces, but at a predominantly white institution she stands out. With her thicker eyebrows, curved eye shape and multiracial upbringing, she said she wonders where she fits in.
This is one of many crafts that Cal Poly students have made, from crocheted hats to miniature needle felted coffee cups. Activities such as knitting, needle felting and embroidery seem to have made a comeback amid the pandemic.
When psychology freshman Peyton Varner was 11 years old, she couldn’t comprehend that the unsheltered individuals she saw living on the street wouldn’t receive any Christmas presents. That year, she asked Santa Claus only for items that she could give to those living on the street, and this led Varner to take the first steps toward establishing Pea’s Blessing Bags.
Ever wondered what it’s like to be Ryan or Emily? How about Jack, Matthew or Lauren? At Cal Poly, it’s easy to find out, because according to Cal Poly’s 2021 newly released Directory research, these are the top five most common first names among students.
Former President Donald Trump was acquitted by the Senate for inciting an insurrection at the Capitol on Feb. 13. Trump became the fourth presidential impeachment trial in the history of the United States and the second impeachment trial involving him. Trump is the only president in American history to be impeached twice in one term.
From the moment she wakes up to the moment she falls asleep, May Thiri Kyaw is on Instagram checking the news from Myanmar to see who has been arrested, if her mom is OK, if anyone has been shot or if more propaganda has been spread or if the internet has been cut off.
The transition to online learning meant that Cal Poly students and staff are no longer spending their days climbing the “poly hills” and strengthening their “poly calves,” but rather sitting at their desks, staring at a computer screen.
As May 2020 rolled around and Cal Poly students Eddie Railsback and Juan Vergara began playing around with senior project ideas, one discussion led them to the importance of sharing intersectional experiences and the “unwritten barriers” in publishing for people of color. Thein their idea was born: a creative writing journal created by and for Black and Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC).
Industrial engineering senior Trevor Howell created a sustainable candle company using recycled beverage cans.
Ooms said that being in the music industry has shown her that life is unpredictable and ever-changing, but she has also learned to let go. These lessons are the focus of Oom’s new single “Hideaway” released on all streaming platforms on Jan. 29.
Frank Holmoka did not imagine his senior year as president of the Music Production Union (MPU) to include Among Us game nights and Skribbl.io tournaments. However, due to COVID-19, Holmoka has had to work with club members to come up with unique ways to share student-produced music.