Slam poet Tatyana Brown will perform at The Anthem, a slam poetry competition that aims to create connections. | Courtesy photo

Olivia Doty
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If life seems to be moving too fast, pause for a bit with these top stories.

1. The Anthem to connect both audience and poet


Open your ears — on May 11 at 6 p.m., The Anthem, a national poetry slam competition, will be at Cal Poly. “Spoken word has this amazing ability to make it so that everyone in the room is feeling the same thing at the same time,” slam poet Tatyana Brown said.

2. More students taking classes outside Cal Poly

What are the options for general education classes at Cal Poly? As it turns out, there is an increasing number of students who are taking classes online and at other institutions.

3. Raise your glasses for American Craft Beer Week

Brace yourselves (and your pint glasses), because next week is the one and only American Craft Beer Week. Craft beer lovers from all over will gather to enjoy the splendor that is craft beer. Bottoms up!

4. Admiration fills veteran storyteller’s final chapter

Jim Hayes, a journalism professor who taught at Cal Poly for 24 years and was the journalism department chair for two years, was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. Former students and colleagues remember his impact on their lives and on Cal Poly.

5. Hoo’s turn

Senior catcher Chris Hoo, Cal Poly baseball’s standout player on both defense and offense, tells his story.

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