Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) hosted a “Meet Your Representative” event on April 22 for students to discuss policy with US Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA) before the upcoming 2022 election. Carbajal currently represents the 24th Congressional District of California which includes both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County, as well as a portion of Ventura […]
“Everyday I’m on survival mode”: reflecting on the military coup in Myanmar a year later
On her first day back on campus, after being in Myanmar for seven months, architecture senior Saddha Zaw said she didn’t expect every single thing that happened to remind her of Burma. “My first day, I had this philosophy class, and the professor started discussing about the ethical dilemma behind torture. I was like, ‘Oh, […]
Redistricting San Luis Obispo: The political implications of the county’s new representation layout
The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to adopt a redistricted map of the county last month. In the 3-2 vote, the three republicans — John Peschong, Lynn Compton and Debbie Arnold — voted to approve the new map, and the two democrats — Bruce Gibson and Dawn Ortiz Legg — dissented. […]
Meet San Luis Obispo’s new mayor, Erica Stewart
Erica Stewart, previous vice mayor of San Luis Obispo, was recently appointed mayor following former mayor Heidi Harmon’s resignation on Sept. 21. The city council voted unanimously to instate Stewart as mayor. Stewart is a Cal Poly alumna, who attended the university from 1990-1995. She began as a food science major and eventually switched to […]
San Luis Obispo hires new police chief
Rick Scott will be joining the San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD) as the new police chief starting May 13, according to a city press release. According to the city, Scott, former assistant police chief in North Richland Hills, Texas, is expected to focus on community engagement, transparency and trust in his new position. “Public […]
Cal Poly community responds to Trump’s acquittal
Former President Donald Trump was acquitted by the Senate for inciting an insurrection at the Capitol on Feb. 13. Trump became the fourth presidential impeachment trial in the history of the United States and the second impeachment trial involving him. Trump is the only president in American history to be impeached twice in one term.
“A big, deep breath”: Cal Poly students respond to Biden’s first week in office
President Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States on Jan. 20 in Washington D.C. Within the first week of his presidency, President Biden signed several executive orders including eliminating private prisons, reversing the 2018 transgender military ban, providing economic relief related to the pandemic, and reversed the Muslim ban. He has also taken key steps by rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement and the World Health Organization (WHO).
San Luis Obispo swears in historic majority-female city council
About 100 people gathered at City Hall Monday, Dec. 3 to see San Luis Obispo history in the making as the first-ever majority-female city council was sworn in. Mayor Heidi Harmon and Councilmembers Erica Stewart and Carlyn Christianson were sworn in by City Clerk Teresa Purrington, making the San Luis Obispo City Council four-fifths female […]
Poly This Week: Women’s March SLO responds to Kavanaugh hearings
When Women’s March SLO heard about a tweet from President Donald Trump that questioned why Christine Blasey Ford had not reported Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for sexual assault sooner, they knew they had to do something. In response to Trump’s tweet and concerned reactions from the San Luis Obispo community, the organization held a […]
Student engagement with student government has been historically low, despite role on campus
Campaigns are in full swing as ASI looks to encourage engagement in the upcoming election.
New club Turning Point USA will co-host Milo Yiannopoulos
Turning Point USA is known nationally for its “Professor Watchlist,” which documents professors who “discriminate against conservative students.