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Two local business owners investigated for sexual assault

Editor’s Note: This article discusses specific experiences and themes regarding sexual assault. Survivors of such experiences can access confidential services through Cal Poly Safer’s website.  The San Luis Obispo Police Department is investigating several sexual assault allegations made Thursday against Kin Coffee Bar co-owner Julian Contreras and Nate’s Barbershop owner Nathaniel Abate. Two women publicly shared […]

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CSU Chancellor Castro Under Fire Amid Mishandling of Sexual Assault Allegations

On Friday morning, USA Today reported that California State University Chancellor and former Fresno State president Joseph Castro is under fire for mishandling sexual harassment complaints.  At the same time Castro was sworn in as the CSU Chancellor as the first-ever California native and Mexican-American, on Sept 21, 2020, Fresno State administrators were conducting an […]

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Cal Poly isn’t doing enough to address sexual assault, students say in survey

Editor’s Note: This article discusses specific experiences and themes regarding sexual assault and sexual harassment. Survivors of such experiences can access virtual confidential services through Cal Poly Safer’s website.  The sun had already set by the time Morgan Saltamachio was walking back from class to her Cerro Vista apartment, where she worked as a resident […]

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In wake of sexual assault incidents, students launch Instagram page to be a resource

Editor’s note: This story discusses themes of sexual violence. Hailee Westrick, Ellie Angold, Kylie Walker, Michelle Mueller, Shay Shin, Tiana Reber and Grace Reilly. These are the seven female Cal Poly students dedicated to providing support for sexual assault survivors on campus through the Instagram page Slo Survivors, which they created in early November in […]

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Cal Poly Standing with Survivors Event

Outrage from the recent on-campus sexual assaults and frustration against Cal Poly itself was the topic of text conversation between seniors Grace Battles and Maggie Freadman that eventually evolved into an upcoming campus-wide event — CP Standing with Survivors.  The event will be held in the University Union on Wednesday Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. […]

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Rape reported in Architecture Graveyard

Editor’s Note: This article was updated at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 to include comments from University Spokesperson Matt Lazier and Cal Poly’s Safer Department.  Trigger warning: sexual violence An on-campus rape that occurred in Architecture Graveyard was reported to Cal Poly on Monday, according to a university email sent to students today. According to […]