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We are confusing racism and ignorance

If the blackface incident at Cal Poly, SLO, is one of the worst examples of racism today, we ought to celebrate, says Poly alum Chirag Asarvala. "We need to stop confusing excusable ignorance for malicious bigotry," he writes.

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Dealing with depression in a time of turmoil

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill revealed in February 2018 that he suffers from depression. He says he'll continue to speak out against injustices, such as the jailhouse death of Andrew Holland and the racist incidents at Cal Poly, SLO.

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Dear President Armstrong, you have failed

Naba Ahmed, the editor-in-chief of Cal Poly's Mustang News, says the university has been ineffective in dealing with racism. She calls on university President Jeffrey Armstrong to expel student who appeared in blackface at a fraternity event.

Catch the 'fleeting beauty' of the Carrizo Plain wildflowers

The wildflowers are in bloom in San Luis Obispo County - especially along Highway 58 near the Carrizo Plain National Monument. The especially wet winter has led to an explosion of wildflowers along the Central Coast. The 2017 season is expected to
David Middlecamp The Tribune