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International Student-Athlete Looks Back at Cal Poly Years - Alberto Ganis

CHANGING THE WORLD IN MINOR (AND MAJOR) WAYS

Cyberwarfare. Climate change. Health inequalities. Risk communication. These are just a few of the biggest problems our world faces. Now, Cal Poly looks to equip students with the tools and skills to tackle these significant challenges with the College of Liberal Arts’ new Science, Technology & Society (STS) Minors Program.

Read about Cal Poly's new STS Program

 
Senior Project Helps Cal Poly Contribute to Peace in Congo

TRUTH IN FICTION: CAL POLY SENIOR EXPLORES IMMIGRATION ISSUES IN SHORT STORY

Brenda Dorantes has experienced the complexity of immigration since she was born. Dorantes, whose parents are immigrants, hoped to use her senior project to immerse readers in the personal aspects of the hotly debated subject. And as a Mexican-American woman, she hoped to discover who she was in America through writing a short story. 

Read about Brenda Dorantes's short story

 
LAES Major Interns at Clinton Foundation - Gabrielle Amar

ETHNIC STUDIES MAJOR RAISES AWARENESS OF HIV/AIDS ISSUES AND STIGMA

Ethnic studies senior Mario Espinoza gravitates towards shattering the walls of intolerance. At Cal Poly, he has been active on campus through MEXA and PRISM, working to raise awareness and understanding for minority and LGBTQIA communities.

Read more about Mario Espinoza's campus activism

 
 Michael Miller

ALUMNA REDISCOVERS SAN LUIS OBISPO THROUGH A CULINARY PALETTE

Cal Poly graduate Kendra Aronson (B.A., MLL, 2009) believes that the food you eat connects you to a long line of individuals who grow, produce and cook that food. Her new cookbook, celebrates the farms, farmers and chefs who grow and prepare food on the Central Coast.

Read more about the SLO Farmers' Market Cookbook

 
Matt Berger with daughter building a skateboard

THE (SK8)MAKER MOVEMENT: CAL POLY ALUMNUS LAUNCHES BOOK AND CLASS ON HOW TO BUILD A SKATEBOARD

An avid woodworker, Berger recently turned his passion for making things into a part-time gig with his DIY brand, SK8Makers, launching a series of woodworking classes that lead students through the process of building a handmade skateboard, and publishing his first book, “The Handmade Skateboard.”

Read more about Matt Berger's SK8Maker project

 
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'FROM WHAT I CAN SEE': CAL POLY ALUMNA BRIDGES CULTURAL DIFFERENCES WITH MIDDLE EAST PHOTO SERIES

For nearly 15 years, the United States has been embroiled in conflict in the Middle East. Media portrayals and stereotypes have accentuated cultural differences and heightened prejudices.

Read more about Heather Finnecy's photography of the Middle East

 

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