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Spilling trauma: Students from marginalized backgrounds feel pressured to write about hardship

Isabella Carrera remembers not having nearby space to run around or enjoy the outdoors growing up in Panorama City, California.  The lack of green space — which includes parks and outdoor community areas — is an accessibility issue that heavily impacts urban, low-income communities. One day, Carrera wants to own a landscape architecture firm to […]

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No essay, no problem — How the CSU application may affect the university’s diversity

Cal Poly’s application for the Fall 2019 term opened Oct. 1 on the university’s online application portal, Cal State Apply. Cal State Apply allows applicants to apply to multiple California State University (CSU) campuses with the same application. Unlike many colleges and universities, Cal Poly’s application does not require an essay. Prospective students can fill out […]