Featured FeaturedThe Campus ComebackScenes from a wave of welcome events that kicked off fall quarter, helping Mustangs make unforgettable friends and memories. FeaturedSleepwalking Into Our FutureCal Poly’s philosophy experts shape the global discussion on ethical technology in artificial intelligence, warfare and more. FeaturedSummer of ResearchEverything from income inequality to renewable energy tech is on the agenda thanks to new summer programs. Polytechnic Back in Action A Place for Community Starting Fresh Rank and File Late Bloomer Over the Moooon A Dean Gets Down to Business The Quarterly SpacesOne Shell of a Research ProjectAt the end of the Cal Poly Pier is a lab full of marine life — and student researchers. How I Learn by DoingMy First Associated Press BylineJournalism student Roselyn Romero investigates fraudulent vaccine cards — and garners national attention. DepartmentsWhat is Critical Race Theory?Ethnic studies Professor José Navarro separates fact from fiction in a debate that has engulfed the education world. About CampusKeeping Campus WellCaregivers from Campus Health and Wellbeing talk about the COVID years, and remind us that joy can be contagious, too. Course DescriptionAg from the AirA first-of-its-kind drone surveying class introduces students to a new way to map land. Mustang VoicesPandemic BingoWe asked creative writing students to distill their feelings about returning to campus. Here’s what one had to say. Editor's DeskComing Back TogetherEditor Larry Peña shares how it feels to be back in print and back on campus. Online ExclusivesWho is Musty?Student performers have serious fun bringing Cal Poly’s beloved mascot to life at campus events. Big Picture Reading Between the Vines It’s an early morning in Trestle Vineyard for students and faculty gathering data on pinot noir grapes just as fall quarter begins. Alumni AlumniFrom SLO to TokyoDespite a yearlong delay, four former Mustangs headed to Tokyo for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete. AlumniAlumni UpdatesNews and notes from your friends and classmates. Ask the ArchivistCelebrating 50 Years of the University UnionLook back on how the UU was built and how it has served students for generations. AlumniRight at HomeDonors chip in to support former foster youth as they furnish their new living spaces. AlumniMeet the MayorGet to know Erica A. Stewart, the Mustang who has been tapped to lead San Luis Obispo. AlumniYou're InvitedFrom COVID-19 to climate change, this speaker series explores the issues of today. From the PresidentCal Poly Proud — For the Next CenturyPresident Armstrong on looking beyond the challenges of the new academic year to secure the future of Learn by Doing. Latest News Sí, Se Puede! An engineer steps into leadership and helps a club reunite A Strong Foundation For a second year, an independent scholarship helps support Black students Ecology's Next Frontier Student researchers hone in on rare and understudied lichens Look at Thisssss! Cal Poly's rattlesnake research cam goes live One Tractor at a Time A student startup aims to strengthen the global food supply Rewind Predicting a Post-Pandemic FutureNot everything can return to the way it was before the pandemic. We asked faculty members what aspects of everyday life in their areas of study may have changed forever — for better or for worse. Catching More Students with HoneySee what all the buzz is about in Cal Poly's legendary beekeeping class. Out of the AshesSix months after a wildfire decimated Swanton Pacific Ranch, the staff and faculty who live and work there reflect on its past and plan for its future.Thought LeadersCal Poly’s new class of faculty examine their fields of study through a lens of diversity, inclusion and equity. My First PatientBiology graduate Justin Chan reflects on a life-changing opportunity to work with Cal Poly’s cadaver lab on his way toward a career in health care.