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.
“I am not that girl who goes in [to the gym] to only do five-pound sets, and I am not the girl going in to do five-pound sets to watch a dude slam ten,” Nguy said. “I am going in to slam that ten for myself.”
It was 11 p.m. when business administration senior Daniel Macavei, laying in bed listening to a podcast, had the idea to create something that he wished he could have looked to a few years ago, before he began his coming out journey.
“If you want to be happy —be” Leo Tolstoy wrote. And if students are inclined to explore Russian writers like him, Cal Poly’s Russian Literature club says, do!
What began as four friends’ late-night chats and sporadic meetings in the library blossomed into Cal Poly’s first Russian Literature Club.
For classes taught year-round, professors have had a few quarters to practice teaching in the virtual environment. For classes taught only once a year, however, the virtual teaching space is new. Art and Design Foundation Studies II (ART 103) — a course on color theory — is taught only in winter.