As Cal Poly students returned to campus after winter break amidst the Omicron variant, there were a number of students who were hesitant to do so due to their increased risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus: immunocompromised students. Individuals who are immunocompromised have a weaker immune system as a result of either a chronic illness […]
Molly Clark has recently been hired as the first female director of Cal Poly Arts, succeeding Steve Lerian, and she has big plans for the 2022-2023 season. “I’m keenly interested in attracting a diverse demographic into our audience and a multi generational one,” Clark said. “We have a responsibility to react to things that are happening […]
Two Cal Poly students took home cash prizes in this year’s Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) 12th annual Elevator Pitch Competition. Cal Poly’s industrial engineering senior Surya Venugopal and business administration junior Sara Dada won $1,000 and $500, respectively. This year’s competition was held at the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center on […]
After over a year of being isolated due to the pandemic, many students had the chance for their first travel experiences since pre-pandemic life. Due to the new COVID-19 vaccines being distributed across the nation, travel restrictions have been loosened and the ability to vacation has been permitted. Liberal arts and engineering studies sophomore Madelyn […]
Mustang News surveyed a random sample of 422 students and an overwhelming majority of respondents selected Pfizer as their first choice for the COVID-19 vaccine, Moderna as their second choice and Johnson and Johnson as their third choice. Out of the 422 Cal Poly students who were surveyed, only 36 of those students (8.6%) chose […]
Being a college student the past year has never been so different, or some may say so easy. While some students have found the turn to virtual classes to be a blessing in disguise, given easy access to the internet and changed grading policies, others have struggled adjusting to the online format.
Data collected by Academic Affairs at Cal Poly showed a 7.8% increase in the average student GPA from fall quarter 2019 to winter quarter 2021. The data was based on the 21,812 undergraduate and graduate students attending Cal Poly.
Cal Poly students are overwhelmingly in support of getting vaccinated for COVID-19, according to surveys conducted by Mustang News in April. Mustang News sent Cal Poly students a random survey on April 22, in which 384 of 422 respondents — 91% — indicated they want to get vaccinated for COVID-19 or have already been vaccinated. […]
Locally owned and family-run Scout Coffee Co. will open its third location on Cal Poly’s campus in fall 2021. The new location, next to the Welcome Center in yakʔitʸutʸu, will offer their award-winning coffee, freshly baked pastries and other menu items that will be exclusive to the Cal Poly location. Aside from their bakery items, […]
Last week, Cal Poly opened their on-campus vaccination site to students who live in the dorms, students in performance groups in the Music Department and athletes. Just nine days later, Cal Poly had vaccinated about 1,000 students through the Heath Center, and is now offering vaccines to all Cal Poly students. Cal Poly is offering […]
Rite Aid will deliver vaccines in Room 220 of the University Union (UU) starting tomorrow, April 29. More vaccine appointments should be available next week, according to a campus-wide email from the Emergency Operations Center. Community members ages 16 and older can register for a vaccine appointment at Rite Aid’s website using the zip code […]
Students held a vigil for Kristin Smart last night after the prime suspect was arrested for Smart’s murder earlier in the day. More than 70 students attended the vigil on the lawn behind Santa Lucia, with some bringing flowers and lighting candles to honor Smart’s memory. “I put out a candle this morning in front […]