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San Luis Obispo approves financial plan after a week of local campaigns to decrease police funding

After a week-long campaign advocating for San Luis Obispo to decrease its future police budget, Cal Poly Students for Quality Education (SQE), along with 25 other local organizations, were unsuccessful as the city council unanimously voted June 1 to approve their 2021-2023 financial plan. The two year financial plan allocates approximately 25% of the city’s […]

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A Central Coast May Day: activists demand justice for workers, BIPOC communities

On May Day, Princess Nokia’s song “Brown Girl Blues” echoed throughout Mission Plaza, her spoken-word-like lyrics filling the plaza with graphic imagery of the adversary and abuse people of color experience in the United States. “You think it’s been a long time since Civil Rights?” the lyrics read. “No, still our people have to go […]

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Sexual assault crimes soared in 2019. Some say Cal Poly Police aren’t equipped to respond.

Content warning: This article discusses multiple forms of trauma, including gender and power-based violence. Survivors of such violence can access virtual confidential services through Cal Poly Safer’s website.  The name of the sexual assault survivor in this story has been changed in order to protect her full identity. “Why were you alone with him?” the […]