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Love gone wrong: ‘The Girl From Plainville’

Suicide is always a touchy subject and is a stressful and tragic time for those left behind. Sadly, on July 13, 2014, Conrad Roy committed suicide and this is all documented in the eight-episode Hulu original series, “The Girl From Plainville.”

The show is a true story that was dramatized for TV and takes place in Plainville, Massachusetts. It highlights the text exchanges between Conrad Roy and his girlfriend Michelle Carter, who would text every day for hours on end. Roy was extremely depress

State senator names Coley Woman of the Year

On April 16, Cal Poly Pomona’s President, Soraya M. Coley, received the Woman of the Year award for 2022 at the “Women’s Leadership Luncheon” hosted by the Women’s Caucus and Leyva. This event was organized by California State Sen. Connie Leyva’s office.

Leyva, D-Chino, honored Coley this award for her advocacy of Cal Poly Pomona students and the greater Inland Empire.

Leyva and Coley have been working together for many years and have great respect and admiration for one another.

“Since Presi

Activist Angela Davis vocalizes social issues to CPP community

“An Afternoon with Angela Davis” was held on Sept. 2, hosted by CPP Fest where the revolutionary political activist discussed pressing issues such as the pandemic, racism, inequality and racist policing.

Inspirational, iconic and poised are just some of the words attendees used to describe Angela Davis after attending CPP’s “An Afternoon with Angela Davis.”

“Well for me, she’s a hero of mine,” said Cheryl Love, career counselor and moderator of the event. “It is legends like Dr. Angela Davis t

Lovestruck Lipa will get you into your feels – PCC Courier

Who knew Dua Lipa would be the saving grace of quarantine? Her new album “Future Nostalgia,” which was released in Mar. 2020, definitely lives up to its name. It feels like she’s taking the listener on a blissful, lovesick journey through space on the way back to the 1980s. This album can make anyone dance 15 pounds off. Dua Lipa exudes femininity, and she does it so flawlessly. She’s definitely not afraid to be vulnerable with her feelings and share them with the world.

Lipa was very much in l

AGRIscapes hatches Easter egg hunt

Spring has begun at Cal Poly Pomona and to celebrate, AGRIscapes hosted its event “Egg Hunt and Spring Fun on the Farm” on April 9. The event let children of all ages hunt for Easter eggs and celebrate the lamb Oreo’s birthday.

Ever since Oreo, named for his distinct black and white coloring, was born in March 2020, he has drummed up plenty of publicity. With plenty of fresh produce and activities, his birthday was a celebration for the whole family.

“I like this event because I like all the a

Indigenous scholar-activist shares her story of being a Queer Latina

The Womxn’s Resource Center hosted its event titled “From Pandillas to Perreo” on March 24, featuring a queer, Peruvian woman named Maria Saldana. The event focused on Saldana’s story as an indigenous woman and promoted wellness within ethnic minorities, queer, trans and/or gender-expansive people and communities.

Saldana, also known as “María pero no santa” online, meaning “Mary but not a saint,” is a bisexual Indigenous Charapa Peruana scholar-activist and healer-facilitator.

Saldana is part

Trivia And Tribulations at Innovation Brew Works

With ice-cold beers in one hand and pens in the other, patrons of Cal Poly Pomona’s Innovation Brew Works were ready for the trivia nights held every Thursday at 6 p.m. The trivia night is full of pop culture references including ones from sitcoms like “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation.”

Despite the event starting late, it kicked off with questions about “The Office” as its first round. Each trivia question was worth one to five points, with the difficulty of the question increasing with t

The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch reopens for the first time in two years

On March 8, the beloved restaurant at Kellogg Ranch, or Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch reopened after two years of no operation due to the everchanging COVID-19 pandemic.

The Restaurant comprises of mainly student workers from the Collins College of Hospitality Management. Student employees shared that they were ready to fulfill CPP’s learn by doing attitude.

“(The pandemic) has affected us a lot here at the restaurant just because not only with the restaurant but just us at Collins in general,”

CPP alumnus unleashes her inner artist at SoFi Stadium

Following the opening of the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, there have already been some meaningful events in the city’s backyard. Some events were the 2022 Super Bowl and one of CPP’s very own tackling creative jobs within the stadium.

Emma Wahlstrom, a 2021 graduate of CPP and a Yorba Linda native, is a creative designer at SoFi Stadium where she did various creative jobs which consists of creating new employee uniforms and taking photos.

She has found great success within her career

Battle of the campus restaurants: Fitbites or The Den?

As Fitbites’ grand opening was last fall, many students wonder, “Where did The Den go?” The Den was an eatery on campus that served hungry students everything from pancakes to milkshakes. It was a branch of the beloved Denny’s restaurant, and many students have varying viewpoints in what they say is the best.

“Honestly, I like Fitbites; they still have the mozzarella sticks that I liked from The Den, and they have protein shakes now, so I think Fitbites is pretty cool; I like it more.”

“I pref

The Department of Theatre and New Dance grieves the passing of a beloved employee

After decades of service as the facilities manager to the Department of Theatre and New Dance at Cal Poly Pomona, Dennis Logan passed away on Jan. 3.

Logan worked at CPP from 1963 to 2007, revamping the campus theater and mentoring many members of the CPP community. With his signature cowboy boots and plaid shirts, Logan was always ready to start the day.

Logan’s duty was to design and maintain the university theater on campus. Before coming to Cal Poly Pomona, he worked at Disneyland as a mai

Review: Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ puts the ‘super’ in superhero

I have never been one to watch superhero movies but “Eternals,” directed by Chloé Zhao, released Nov. 5, was exceptional due to its diversity in casting and innovative take on a Marvel crusader movie.

On top of being diverse, the storyline of “Eternals” is compelling, funny, sad and action-filled. With a running time of nearly three hours every minute was worth the watch.

With the film featuring blockbuster actors and actresses such as Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, Kit Harringt

Online mechanical engineering lectures surpasses 10M views

Established in 2013, the channel allows students to have lectures and other videos on a variety of topics readily available and at just a click. However, the videos’ popularity grew during the pandemic as students adapted to online learning.

“When we started it (the channel), we were lucky to get like 10 views a day, and we were never looking to reach this milestone,” said Paul Nissenson, a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department. “It was more of that we just wanted to create a resou

Review: ‘Wine’ not ‘sip’ back and relax with Horsehill Vineyards

Since I turned 21 this past June, I have wanted to bask in the newfound freedom of enjoying alcohol. Cal Poly Pomona has a vineyard, and the school-produced wines are easily accessible at the Farm Store, giving every ordinary Tuesday the potential to sparkle.

The university’s vineyard, Horsehill Vineyards, has released two wines in the last four years. They have released a zinfandel and a zinfandel rose. Three colleges collaborated in the making of these splendid wines: the Huntley College of A

Student residents petition against meal swipe limitation

Cal Poly Pomona’s Foundation Dining Services began to enforce limits on previously unlimited meal swipes on Sept. 18. The sudden policy reversal was met with outrage by student residents who are now limited to one meal swipe in dining locations like the Vista Market and Fitbites at Vista.

Guillermo Washington, an industrial engineering student; Christian Enkerlin, a business management student; and Jacklyn Nee, a communications major, launched a Change.org petition late last month to reverse th

CPP’s Pumpkin Festival promises a ‘gourd’ time for the community

Last year, COVID-19 wreaked havoc on fun campus events like the annual Pumpkin Festival, but the fall tradition is prepared for a comeback this October.

With spooky season around the corner the campus is ready to celebrate fall festivities and Halloween with attractions for the community to enjoy such as a mile-long corn maze, a hayride around CPP’s farmland and a patch of organic pumpkins.

“It is good ol’ fashioned fun,” said Craig Walters, the event director of the Pumpkin Fest. “It is not l

Poly Trolley rolling back onto campus with September return

After The Poly Trolley was crushed and destroyed by a eucalyptus tree in March 2020, the Poly Trolley is set to return in September.

The Poly Trolley was a food truck on campus that served hungry students Starbucks, among other quick eats like sliders, tater tots and tacos.

On a cold, windy and rainy day, Jacqueline Lopez, a music education student, heard what she thought was thunder while attending class in Building five. She later found out what she heard was a tree that landed on the covete

PCC boards denounce COVID-19 related racism against Asian Americans – PCC Courier

On May 20, The Board of Trustees, Academic Senate, and Coalition of Asian Pacific Employees (CAPE) adopted a resolution to denounce racism against Asian Americans and Asian Pacific Islanders on campus. This is in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak and the unjust nature against Asian Americans.

Resolution No.646, which is the denouncement formal name, will not tolerate any hate speech, hate crimes and reference to COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus.” PCC, just like many other campuses, have taken ini

Unleash your inner baker with this simple brownie recipe – PCC Courier

We’re going through a global pandemic, it’s okay to feel on edge. Luckily, with this brownie recipe, the only edge you’ll know will be the edge piece. And if you feel desperate to go outside, simply make these “desperation brownies.” They don’t require a whole lot of ingredients, which makes it the ideal recipe for a beginner.

“I like to call these desperation brownies,” said Meghan Splawn from The Kitchn. “They require just a few pantry ingredients and no mixing bowl, meaning you can make them

Activate your green thumb and become a plant parent – PCC Courier

Being in quarantine doesn’t have to succ when you have a succulent! All anybody needs is patience, persistence and a good watering system. It’s really nice to have something to take care of that will grow, but is less of a commitment than a pet. Plants are an amazing hobby to pick up and are a good distraction from everyday life.

Succulents are just about the easiest plants to cultivate; succulents have thick leaves to hold water, which make them the most ideal plant to have during a drought or

Blotter: Remote control cars in parking lot five – PCC Courier

Two people were trespassing and playing with remote controlled cars in Lot 5.

Skateboard violation in Lot 7, skateboarders were escorted off campus.

Three males attempted to use a parked golf cart in Lot 5, level 1. Subjects were seen leaving the campus with lightbulbs that are suspected campus property.

Fire alarm activated in Science Village; Officer inspected the area with no sign of fire.

Trespassers escorted off campus by Officers; west side of the IT-building.

Alarm activation at the

Spring break is canceled: ‘It’s time to grow up’ – PCC Courier

The stay-at-home order is the right move to make. Teenagers are out on their spring break getting wasted, while others are on ventilators fighting for their lives. There are selfish individuals in this society, tests are limited, and our president fired the pandemic response team back in 2018. If Disneyland gets closed down, that’s a good reason if any to stay home.

It is a common misconception that people 65 and up are at a higher risk of getting the virus, yet according to the CDC; one in fiv

Pandemic show will give you chills, and not from the flu – PCC Courier

We are human incubators, we can harbor diseases that we have no knowledge about and have no symptoms to show for it. And when these diseases make themselves known, there is no going back.

The Netflix show, “Pandemic: How to prevent an outbreak,” that premiered in Jan. 2020 showcases just that; the top doctors from New York to India take on the Influenza and Swine Flu.

The show consists of six episodes with roughly six chapters per episode. In this series, they tackle all types of controversial

Popular Rose Bowl flea market attracts curious crowds – PCC Courier

If a guest forgot anything at home, they could definitely get it at the Rose Bowl Flea Market! Clothes, cleaning supplies and food are only some of the things that can be found at Pasadena’s colorful Flea Market. While walking around the beloved stadium, attendees are met with nearly 2,000 vendors.

A jewelry vendor right across from a crepe place is quite a sight to see. Everything is reasonably priced, the most amazing attribute of the flea market and it’s vendors are the stories they have to

Local author laments the loss of Los Angeles icons – PCC Courier

The Allendale Library was filled with people ready to ask Pasadena-based author Lynell George questions about her latest book, “After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame.” Even though the book signing was swift and mellow, George became passionate and emotional when she talked about influential Black figures such as Rodney King and how his experience with police brutality affected her.

“A Conversation with Lynell George” took place on Feb. 29 at the Allendale Library in Pasadena for its Black