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'We are a community of one'

The mood was somber as students, faculty, family and friends gathered outside Yosemite Hall last Thursday to remember physics freshman Osvaldo Ponce, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Ponce was remembered as a “warm and easygoing person,” who was up front and supportive of others, said Ponce’s childhood friend Ruben Beurga, who spoke at the […]

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Student death determined suicide

Police identified the body of Cal Poly physics freshman Osvaldo Ponce in his car March 16 on the last day of finals before spring break, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD). A coroner’s examination later determined that Ponce’s death was a suicide. Interim vice president of student affairs Preston Allen sent an […]