Matt Yount to be honored at vigil

Matt Yount, a business administration junior, passed away on Nov. 21 while studying abroad in Spain. Yount and another Cal Poly student jumped into cold, rushing water on their way back from a bar around 3:30 a.m. The current took Yount downstream. His body was found five hours later.

Honors Program collaborates for better program

Cal Poly’s honors advisory board — composed of honors students, faculty, staff and administration, has been meeting every Friday this quarter to discuss the future of the program, which the provost decided will be drastically changed by two year’s time.

Cal Poly students among the first generation of cyber security trainees

Computer hacking, cryptography classes, a cutting-edge Cyber Lab — Cal Poly’s new initiative in cyber security sounds like it belongs in the latest James Bond movie. Cyber security, or the protection of online information and systems from attack, is a quickly growing field that has become essential with the progression of networked technology.

Writing and Rhetoric Center hopes to widen its scope

The Writing and Rhetoric Center plans to expand its services to help students communicate on different platforms, not just with writing.

Starkey’s death reverberates five years later

It’s been a half-decade since Julia and Scott Starkey sent their son Carson, an architectural engineering freshman at the time, to Cal Poly for the start of what were supposed to be some of the best years of his life.

CEA president ‘saddened’ by Matt Yount’s death in Spain

CEA’s local team has worked closely with the authorities, the United States Embassy and students on site to memorialize Yount and to determine the cause of the accident, CEA President Marcie Schneider said.

Reaction to party tied to deep-seated feelings

The recent “Colonial Bros and Nava-hos” party was the tipping point for neglected minority students, Cross Cultural Centers assistant director Erin Echols said.

Cal Poly student drowns in Spain

A report from Diario de Sevilla, a newspaper in Spain, states that a student — identified at Matthew R. Y. — jumped from a bridge and drowned in the Guadalquivir river at 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 21.

Campus tradition brings holiday cheer

The annual holiday gift drive began Monday – a campus tradition sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) that aims to bring holiday cheer to children in San Luis Obispo County.

Safer and RPTA promote healthy, more fun sex

Sex trivia, prizes, free food and fun facts about the sex culture at Cal Poly will take over Dexter Lawn Tuesday Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to1 p.m., for Healthy Sex on Dex, a new event hosted by Safer and students from the recreation, parks and tourism administration department.

Gay or God? Cal Poly sparks queer-faith dialogue

For a long time, Bre Goetz didn’t think she could be gay and a good Christian.