FeaturedRising to the MomentHow has the Cal Poly community handled the challenges of a global pandemic? Six stories illustrate how Mustangs faced the crisis: with courage, creativity and a willingness to try something new. FeaturedCreating CommunityFor this professor, bringing students together was part of his job. Then the coronavirus pandemic nearly emptied campus. FeaturedA High-Tech Fight for FreedomCal Poly students and the California Cyber Institute are using new technology in the fight against human trafficking. Polytechnic Sailing the Skies Envisioning the Future of Harford Pier An Evening with Angela Davis Networking from Home A New Provost This Just In Thumbody Cares Quarterly SpacesCal Poly After DarkTake a look back at campus life in winter quarter, when the sun sets early but the activity doesn't stop until the sun comes up. Mustang ReportWhen Fans Were in the StandsA look back on Cal Poly Athletics' conference championships, major comebacks and global games in 2019. Five QuestionsFive Questions with Denise IsomMLK Legacy Award-winner Denise Isom discusses the state of diversity and equity at Cal Poly — how far we've come and what comes next. Course DescriptionBUS 416: A VITA-l Community ResourceFor nearly 30 years, students in a distinctive Cal Poly business course have been helping community members prepare for the most taxing time of year. Ask the ArchivistThe Last PandemicA century before COVID-19, Cal Poly learned hard lessons facing its first global pandemic. How I Learn by DoingSuccess in Any SituationHer team of business students spent months preparing for a national sales competition in Atlanta. When COVID-19 changed the format, they adapted. Editor's DeskAdapting to the UnknownEditor Larry Peña reflects on how the Cal Poly community is facing this historic moment. Big Picture Life Goes On Cassidy Scatena, a third-year animal science major, was one of a handful of students who volunteered to stay on campus to help take care of Cal Poly’s horses when COVID-19 struck just as foaling season was about to begin. When the mares began to give birth in April, Scatena was there to assist, help provide checkups and ultrasounds to the expectant mothers, and care for the new babies. In between online classes and shifts at the Cal Poly Equine Unit, there’s less to do around campus these days. “Me and the other Equine Unit students are doing a lot more riding to pass the time,” she said. Photo by Joe Johnston Alumni AlumniDefending the Best of CaliforniaAlumna Anastasia Norris helps protect California from hazardous spills, leaks and pollution, including one of the state’s largest oil spills in half a century. AlumniAlumni UpdatesHighlights and announcements from your friends and classmates The Last WordSparks of LightPresident Armstrong shares reasons for hope during a difficult time for the Cal Poly community. AlumniRemembering Everett ChandlerCal Poly says farewell to a longtime leader in the campus community. Latest News A Blue Thank You Cal Poly campus landmarks will glow blue in recognition of the efforts of healthcare workers Networking from Home Career Services connects soon-to-be-grads with prospective employers at its first ever virtual career fair Long Live the Lizards A Cal Poly grad student leads an international study of a Central Coast reptile facing extinction Cal Poly Kitties With social distancing, communication and a lot of cleaning, students keep the Cal Poly Cat Program running Don’t Be a Covidiot A Cal Poly epidemiologist explains coronavirus — how it works, how to avoid it, and what we should learn from the pandemic Rewind I'm With the BandStep to the beat with Mustang Band as it celebrates more than 100 years of spirited performances and polytechnic prowess.Engineering a Better LifeStudents design and build adaptive tech for a combat veteran, a Parkinson’s patient, and a 10-year-old car crash survivor. In short, “Everybody’s crying.”Anatomy of the HustleSix entrepreneurs walk into the HotHouse and startup a conversation about the realities of bootstrapping, bankruptcy and breakthroughs.Wild AppetitesHang out with alumna and LA Zoo Nutritionist Emily Schwartz as she feeds a few friends. The Unchanging Faces of CampusHow well do you know some of Cal Poly’s most iconic faces? Take our campus quiz and find out.