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Students have reported a shift in study abroad experiences with the pandemic: here’s how  

Many Cal Poly students study abroad at some point during their college career and may begin to envision this process as early as freshman year. These plans, however, shifted during the pandemic. Now with a better understanding of the circumstances created by the pandemic, students are relearning how to navigate studying abroad.  Before the World […]

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The experience we never got: A thank you note to third-year WOW leaders

Grace Schweitzer is a psychology junior and opinion columnist for Mustang News. The views expressed in this piece don’t necessarily reflect those of Mustang News. Two years ago, my fellow incoming first years and I found ourselves sitting behind computer screens, either stuck at home or sitting alone in their dorm rooms far from home during their […]

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An unexpected ending: A pandemic reflection

Rebecca Caraway is a journalism junior and Mustang News opinion columnist. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Mustang News.  Just two months ago, we were all worried about the Omicron variant. Everyone was waiting in line for tests and ordering KN95 masks. Apparently, that’s all over now. On Feb. 24, President Jeffrey Armstrong […]

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San Luis Obispo County reports more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases in the past week

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department reported more than 2,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last week, officials announced Tuesday. This is the highest weekly total since January 2021.  “We expected a surge across the county, the state and the nation after the holidays,” County Public Health spokesperson Michelle Shoresman, who […]

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Waking up a ghost town: Students feel invigorated, cautious and anxious to revitalize a quiet campus

Walking around campus last school year, walls were empty, hallways echoed and Cal Poly was swept into a slumber — “dead” even, kinesiology junior Cossette Gibler said. Now as the first signs of life return to the campus — with athletes, summer school students and others roaming around — students feel invigorated, cautious and anxious […]

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COVID-19 is surging in San Luis Obispo County. Is it safe for Cal Poly to reopen?

When Cal Poly reopens this month for another school year amidst a pandemic, the campus will be operating near normal, administrators have said for months. University housing will be at maximum capacity — with about 8,000 students living on campus — and 87% of all classes will be held in-person, Cal Poly Spokesperson Matt Lazier wrote […]



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