Prior to this year, any club team with a coexisting National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) team was required to use the terminology “club” rather than “team.” However, new requirements at Cal Poly state that club sports organizations — regardless of NCAA overlap — must include the phrase “club sports” on all merchandise, as stated in […]
Free Trevor Wallace show reaches full capacity at Cal Poly, turning students away at door
Students had the doors of the Chumash Auditorium closed on them Friday, Jan. 20 after waiting in a 45-minute line to see an ASI sponsored comedy show. Trevor Wallace, an internet sensation and stand-up comedian, was met with a full crowd upon his arrival to Cal Poly. As the auditorium filled to capacity, hundreds of […]
ASI Board of Directors calls on Joseph Castro to deny his Cal Poly position
The Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution on Wednesday calling on former Chancellor Joseph Castro to turn down his tenured faculty position at Cal Poly. Castro resigned as the chancellor of the California State University system in February 2022, after a USA Today investigation outlined his failure to respond to […]
In Photos: ASI bi-annual Craft Sale returns to campus this week
The bi-annual Craft Sale has returned to campus this week. Students can visit the University Union from Monday to Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to purchase from vendors selling various types of handmade crafts. Missi Allison-Bullock, a coordinator for ASI programs, said that 40 vendors would be in attendance for each day of […]
From the ASI Secretary of Disability to Judy Heumann: How the Disability Alliance is bringing world-renowned activist to campus
It started as a dream for kinesiology junior Regina Hockert. She and the other members of the Disability Alliance — a student-run club focused on issues of accessibility on Cal Poly’s campus — were discussing potential disability rights activists to invite to speak to students. The name Judy Heumann floated around, but none of them […]
Meet Gracie Babatola, Cal Poly’s ASI president-elect who campaigned on “rebuilding connections”
When Gracie Babatola, the only sophomore Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) presidential candidate and the only one without ASI experience, heard her name called as the newly elected 2022-23 ASI president, she was shocked. “I genuinely was very surprised,” Babatola said. “I looked around to see if other people heard … It was surreal.” When Babatola […]
ASI presidential candidates debate campus issues, priorities
Seven candidates for Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) president discussed topics such as diversity, equity and inclusion and advocated for changes to ASI’s bureaucracy at the ASI Presidential Debate Thursday morning. Each candidate gave one-minute responses to questions asked by Mustang Media Group editor-in-chief and journalism senior Tessa Hughes and ASI Board of Directors and political […]
Cal Poly hosts Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
Cal Poly hosts a round-robin tournament of the popular intramural sport. Devan Spiegel has more on what’s in store as the team bounces back after a cancelled season.
Cal Poly community celebrates legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
The Cal Poly community will be celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with an event on Monday Jan. 24. MLK Day, a federal holiday held on the third Monday of every January, marks the birthday and honors the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., who would have been 93 years old on […]
Food Pantry provides more to community amid “unprecedented” use by students
Siga aquí para leer este artículo en Español. As a first-generation student at Cal Poly, now-graduate student Oscar Velasco never knew about the food resources, such as the Cal Poly Food Pantry, available to him as an undergraduate struggling with food insecurity. “I just felt that eating Top Ramen was a rite of passage, and that […]
Kickin’ it off with a classic: New ASI Intramural Sport on campus
Three nights a week, 44 teams of students take to the Lower Sports Complex to face off in a new addition to ASI’s intramural sports lineup –– kickball. Mustang News Video Reporter Brady Caskey tells the story of how kickball came to be and how it has been received by the community.