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TimestampYour name:Project topic:Source #1 (Cal Poly student)
Source #2 (student from anywhere, including Cal Poly)
Source #3 (Cal Poly administrator)
Source #5 (Cal Poly instructor)
Source #4 (non-Cal Poly community member #1)
Source #6 (non-Cal Poly community member #2)
Interview SuggestionsEssential AnglesSummary
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2/21/2019 4:59:47Laura CassinStudents who Wine
Chloe Nessen, Third year, Biology
1. "I think it would be really interesting to see them in the process of designing the wine labels and creating the wine, if possible."
2. "Showing their creative process would be the most interesting part to me. You can read about wine anywhere, so for a Mustang News story like this, I think that could be super unique and interesting."
3. "I think the three students perspectives is perfect, but you could maybe also talk to their professors or other people that they're working with."
Laura Kerkorian, Fourth year, Agricultural Communications
1. "I don't know much but I'd like to see what it takes to start a wine brand."
2. "I think the most important part to me would be where they got their inspiration from to work in the wine industry and learn about their background, in addition what they're doing."
3. "If they had any professors that inspired them, it might be good to interview them too."
Christopher Eachus, Math professor
1. "What got these students interested in the wine industry? "
2. "I'd personally like to see what kind of funding it takes to build a brand from the ground up, but maybe I'm just a numbers guy. I like the idea of getting 3 different students who are all doing different things to tell their story, so I think just that is interesting enough."
3. "Talk to anyone else involved in helping these students. Talk to their professors."
Jordan Stemper
1. "I don't really know anything about wine or what goes into winemaking, so it would just be interesting to see each of their takes on it and how they are different or similar."
2. "I feel like wine is geared towards mature adults, so I just think getting like a fresh perspective from these students who are planning to enter the business would be really interesting. I'd like to see their take on it."
3. "Maybe talk to older people in the wine business and compare it to the students?"
Heather Oldfield
1. "The wine making business is an older industry so what are these students doing that is different and sets themselves apart from all the rest?"
2. "Finding out what makes each of their visions unique and what their views of the wine industry are."
3. "Talk with local wineries to get their take on the students' work."
Since we are doing features on separate students, none of these people would need to be interviewed.
1. Their backgrounds/what got them into wine
2. Where they derive their inspiration
3. How they're going about their passion (actually show creative process)
4. Where they envision themselves going in the future and making an impact on the wine industry
5. How they view the current wine industry and what, if any, changes they would like to see
Everyone I talked to had a different point of view or interest in the story. I think there's a lot of potential here to have a lot of content, so it might be difficult to narrow down the angles we want to take. I don't know if we should consider interviewing a couple professors or other people that the students are working with. Overall, I learned that since we do live in an up-and-coming wine area, a lot of people are really interested in wine, and this kind of a story hasn't really been done yet. I think what would be really interesting is to ask each student how they currently view the wine industry, and if they like it how it is now or if there is anything that they would like to change or to do within the industry, since it still has the view that wine is geared towards older upper-middle class people.
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2/20/2019 11:16:58Haley Pryde
Central Coast Veg Fest
Rachel Rudolph, senior child development major
1. She is a vegan herself and hopes the story can be about how the community is very accepting.
2. Wants people to know its not a cult-just a cruelty free lifestyle
3. She would be interviewed!
Alyssa Perez, junior psychology major
1. She is also a vegan so she says she is really excited to see this project.
2. She will be at the Veg Fest so she is definitely someone we can interview.
3. She said it would be cool to have tips about small ways to incorporate vegan dishes into everyday lifestyles/meals.
Richard Gearhart, Journalism department/professor
1. Who started this fest?
2. Why is this important or connected to the Cal Poly Community?
3. He mentioned that he'd like to know about some of the food they had there/how you can recreate those dishes at home (easily).
Hilary Pryde
1. She thinks it would be good to find a way to make this story appealing to non-vegans.
2. She also is curious about what different type of food they have there and if they actually taste delicious.
3. Also mentioned that it would be good to interview non-vegans who support this event/ attend it.
Kendall Bonvicin
1. She is not vegan so she said that she'd like to hear perspectives of what it's like to be vegan and how hard or easy it is.
2. Is veganism popular in San Luis Obispo? (She goes to school in Colorado)
3. What does the food actually taste like? Comparable to non-vegan food?
Rachel Rudolph and Alyssa Perez will be great-both super spirited and passionate about the cause. They replied to my social media posts so fast and expressed lots of interest in providing us with info.
1. The rise of veganism in SLO
2. How being vegan is actually easy
3. Vegan food tastes like regular food!
4. How the vegan community is accepting
5. How the Veg Fest is for everybody in the community, not just vegans
I learned that people are really passionate about being vegan here in San Luis Obispo and how they mainly just want people to know that this community is welcoming and for everyone! Sometimes veganism carries a negative stigma around it, but I really think this project could help crush this stigma and inform everyone about how great this community, and Veg Fest, really is.
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1/31/2019 10:05:43Sophia O'Keefe
Jailmail (CMC letters to KCPR Djs)
Kayla Bakhshi (Psychology senior)

Q :What do know/want to know about the topic?
A :How do they find KCPR’s address? They make there way to the station but how?
Why is KCPR the inmate;s main radio? How many hours a day do these inmates listen?

Q: Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic.
A: What the content of the letters are/the general tone.

Q: Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?
A: Inmates and KCPR DJs
Erica Zetterquist (Construction Management senior)

Q: What do know/want to know about the topic?
A: It seems complicated as a story: What access do the inmates have to the outside world? Why do they fixate on KCPR DJs? Have any of the men gotten out and have KCPR DJs been in contact with them since? Content of the letters?

Q: Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic.
A: Anything scandalous that has happened or has been sent in the contents of the letters.

Q: Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?
A: Inmates, people who’ve gotten letters, also would be cool to get outside research: who gets reads the letters, who chooses what gets to be sent out?

Steven Pardo

Q: What do know/want to know about the topic?
A: What compels prisoners to write to specific people. Do the DJs like getting the letters why/why not?

Q: Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic.
A: What do the people that run KCPR think of the letters?


Q: Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?
A: Students, faculty, DJs, inmates
Susannah Peck

Q: What do know/want to know about the topic?
A: What is the most popular music to inmates—is it related to their cultural background? How much time per day do they get to listen? Is there a relation with the crime they committed and the music they like?

Q: Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic.
A: What are the inmates writing in the letters? Do they reveal what the inmates love about KCPR? Are they grateful/polite in the letters? What’s the tone?

Q: Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?
A: Perspective of the inmates-why they write what they do

* She also wants to know what it’s like inside the CMC
None of the sources I interviewed will be interviewed further for the project. My goal with asking these questions to these people was to make sure we stay on track with what our audience wants to know about this topic. Our interview sources are: Connor Sullivan (former KCPR DJ), Camilla Corcuera (KCPR DJ), Bibi Pickles (former KCPR DJ), Patti Piburn (KCPR advisor), Kenneth and Leonel (CMC inmates). Having these sources should cover most key perspectives of this topic.
People really want to know why the inmates write to KCPR, what they write, how much time the inmates spend a day listening to KCPR, and do DJs enjoy receiving the letters. We are making sure to cover as many perspectives as we can (recipients, inmates, station advisor, etc.)
Alot of questions/points seem to line up, so there is deffinitely a common interest among out audience on what they want to know more about. Only one person Italked to had heard about this happening previously, but others were very intrigued when I explained the topic. This is a good sign because it means people will be itnerested to read our story!
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1/30/2019 11:42:07Kayla BerensonASI Presidents
Phoenix Goldberg, first year, business major
Would want to know how the dynamic is different for a female ASI president vs. male ASI president
Thinks we should talk to men working with these women to see how they feel about it
Thinks it's important to emphasize the female empowerment aspect
Pamela Mueller, senior, business major
Would want to know if other schools in the country or in California show the same trends
Thinks it would be beneficial to hear about some of the struggles the women have faced on city council
Says she's part of Women In Business and could give us some sources if we want to ask them any questions
Mary Donaldson
Would want to know if women at Cal Poly feel empowered by the fact that the ASI president is a woman - does this make them want to run in the future?
Thinks we should talk to political science professors about the national trends
Also says the female empowerment angle would make her want to read it
Maggie Wells
Wants to know some of the challenges that come with being a woman in politics
Thinks we should talk to members of the SLO community about how they think the women are doing on the council
She thinks we should include some of the accomplishments the women have made
Pamela Mueller (for Women in Business)
We already have an angle, but I think expanding it to the SLO community beyond the Cal Poly community is essential
It seems like people weren't really sure what exactly the story was about, but were excited about the women empowerment aspect of it. It also seems like people want to get perspectives from community members as well as students, in addition to the public figures themselves. I also thought it was interesting that Mary thought it would be beneficial to talk to a political science professor about the national trends.
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1/30/2019 10:35:33Connor McCarthy
Cuesta Canyon Land Acquisition
Matthew Fatino
Plant Science senior, mountain biker, 4th year "I really love the new public space. As an avid biker this is the best thing for me." "I have been back there with the mountain bike club and it is beautiful." "My favorite part is biking by the train tracks. "
Ben Goodwin, 3rd Year, BioMedical Engineer. "I use to live at PCV and that would have been great to explore!" "I love hiking and I can wait to check it out." "Everyone should be excited. We get to go outdoors more!"
Bob Hill
Interim Deputy Director of the Office of Sustainability. "This is a great addition to Cal Poly." "We have an outdoors school." "We needed this."
Derek Johnson
City Manager, "This is a great land grab for SLO." "SLO is beautiful and needs to be explored." "Go outdoors and explore the new land!"
Bob Hill, and Brannon Smudz
Access to the national park, Cal Poly's outdoor character, new public space, the importance of hiking in Cal Poly culture, beauties fo the central coast
I learned that people are very into hiking at Cal Poly. It is so engrained in the campus culture that when something like a public space opening near campus, really impacts everyone on campus because everyone hikes. I also learned that there is a lot of private land in the central coast. I grew up where open spaces were public parks but not here in San Luis Obispo.
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1/17/2019 15:23:18Claire BlachowskiJailmail
Taylor Abbott (4th year physics major). Why are the inmates writing letters to these students? How long have they been doing this? Are you going to hear from the inmates for this project? I think the main thing is figuring out why.
Could I read part of the letters?
Donald Kent (4th year, Math major) I don't know much about KCPR. Why do they pick these certain DJs at KCPR, what intrigues them, do they not have family?
I'd like to hear from inmates about it. From the DJs, how it makes them feel, especially how these are people who have committed crimes?
I'm thinking about inmates families, how do they feel if they don’t get letters?
Dominic Lunde: Do the DJ’s write them(the KCPR DJs) back? I wonder if this could be a borderline obsession. I would talk to a psychology professor maybe. I'd like to see or hear how the inmates live their everyday life. What facilitates the listening to KCPR? Is it more of a tradition or specific inmate interests?
Jack Gamboa: Sometimes we consider inmates as less than human. Can we hear from the inmates on what they like about KCPR, the DJs, etc.? I think the most important part is hearing from the inmates themselves. Is the radio station played over a loudspeaker or is it individual radios? Who chooses it?
Kevin Blachowski: Are they (the inmates) sane? How long have they been doing this? What do the correctional officers think? It would be cool to hear from them. Do inmates talk about the letters with other inmates or anyone else (correctional officers)?
Correctional Officers, Administration of Men's Colony, families of inmates, Psychology professor / professional, past KCPR DJs
1) Angle of the Men's Colony's perception of the letters 2)Is this a tradition or isolated events 3) what is it like inside the men's colony 4) history and tradition of letters written to DJ's (KCPR culture) 5) what do the letters say? / show the letters
Based on the interviews I had on this topic, everyone is very intrigued by the apparent tradition of the letter writing. Most people want to hear from inmates themselves. I think most people I interviewed would be genuinely interested in the story through the human interest of the inmate's perspective.
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1/16/2019 12:17:29Kylee Zolezzi
SugarDaddie and Human Trafficking
Cassandra Baddeley, 4th year, Political Science.
I think I would like to know more about common ways human traffickers pick up girls other than these websites to I can be more aware.

This is a super interesting topic in the age of technology. So many girls use social media and don’t know the repercussions of their actions online.

I personally don’t much much about the site or how it works but I think that would be something to touch on in the article.
Anabelle Sweezy, Year 4, Ag Business.
I want to know about specific instances where this has happened to girls. I think that would be a good way to shock your audience into understanding the topic.

I think you should talk about other places this happens, not just slo and how they should be more aware in everyday life.

Definitely include more information about what these things are. I feel like i know what human trafficking is but there are probably a lot of people that dont.
N/A (Still waiting for response)
Brady Teufel
I don't know anything about this topic other than the fact that it's not just younger females connecting with older male 'sugar daddies' (younger males connecting with older females is also a thing).
Corinna Vandergriff-Alandt (cal poly parent)
Hi there I’m a mom of a 25 year old college grad who is now a kindergarten teacher. I don’t have much experience with the site but I can tell you many young girls think these sites are a way to pay for college and live lifestyles that are of 30 year olds versus broke college students. Social media may be driving false expectations. Very sad.
People should know how to tell you are being stalked
How to avoid and who to contact if you are.
How young women can support each other versus turning towards these men and sites.
We can set up some time that works for you. My son is a freshman I know how busy CP students are.
Lynn Compton (District 4 Supervisor)
3. Why now?
· I don’t think there was any “flashpoint” that prompted this resolution. It was just brought forward to keep the subject in the forefront of people’s minds, and to let them know that this type of activity does indeed occur in SLO County…in our own backyard.
· Additionally, San Luis Obispo County has Highway 101 running through it. This highway is a natural route up and down the state. Thus, it makes our county a natural place for these traffickers to move through with their victims, on their way to other places.
· I believe we need to keep reminding people that human trafficking does indeed, exist, and it does occur here. We all get very complacent and busy in our own lives and often become unaware of some of the really horrific crimes that can be happening around us. We hear about murders as they make the front page of the paper. This type of a crime often happens around us and we don’t even know it or are unaware of the signs.
4. Websites?
· I had never heard of that one that you mentioned but the fact that these types of sites exist doesn’t surprise me. The internet has been both a wonderful tool for people, and one that has ruined lives. Many of these predators pose as individuals that they aren’t, and lure young teens into their lives. They often prey on young girls and offer them things to lure them away from their home situations…only then to find out they will be prostituted out.
· Statistics tell us that the majority of these young girls that are lured away from their homes want to “escape” a bad situation at home, and many were sexually abused themselves, or have a background of abuse or neglect. The traffickers can lure them on internet sites, or seek them out at places where there is not much human supervision such as malls, etc. These traffickers befriend the girls, or know them already, and offer these young girls the “world” with promises of money, clothing, alcohol, etc. It is reported that many of the victims are recruited into trafficking by someone they know. The trafficking does not just occur with young girls. Foreigners who come to this county, who don’t speak the language, are also targets.
Lynn Compton, another student messaged saying she would talk about her friends who were really sucked into it, another woman messaged and said we should reach out to CPS and CSEC for more information.
1. How people need to be safe in the age of social media to protect themselves
2. How to avoid being in the position of human trafficking
3. How sites like SugarDaddie can lead to human trafficking
4. What is human trafficking and where is it happening
5. Discuss the increase of human trafficking
Initially I learned that because SLO is located centrally, we are a prime target for human trafficking. I also wasn't aware how prevalent the use of sites like Suggardaddie are. After hearing from someone that she knew multiple girls who were very sucked into the lifestyle, it showed how easy it is for girls to use sites like this. I think it's really important this topic is addressed to generate awareness about the dangers of the internet.
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1/16/2019 11:56:24Melissa EiseleWomen's March
Juliet Spile, Fourth Year Communications Major

"Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?"
it needs to be majority women, but men LGBTQ community should also be involved, it would be interesting to get different perspectives from different groups on this topic
"What do know/want to know about the topic?"
I know a lot about Women’s marches, I attended the Women’s March in SLO last year. I think it will be interesting to see how this years turnout is compared to last years.
"Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic."
The most important topic is to explain that these marches are not just for women gaining more power than men, its important to change the connotation of the word feminism from negative to positive.
Autumn Giles, Fourth Year Biology Major

"What do know/want to know about the topic?”
- Its a good place for women to come together and celebrate womanhood and inclusivity and fight for our rights.
"Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?”
- Everyones perspectives are important to include, everyone was raised differently and have different backgrounds, so it is important to get people of different races and socioeconomic backgrounds to get a complete picture of people who attend the women’s march
"Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic.”
- The community that it builds, and the inclusivity. Everyone is able to feel like they are a part of something bigger than themselves, regardless of who they are or where they come from.
Dr. Emily Ryalls, Communication Studies Professor

"What do know/want to know about the topic?”
I know a great deal about the Women’s March, I have attended it the past few years and am a big supporter of what it stands for.

"Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?”
It is really important to get the perspectives of not only Cal Poly students, but also members of the San Luis Obispo community. It would be really interesting to get perspectives from community members of different ages and ethnicities.

"Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic.”
Women's marches are a place where people can feel safe to be who they are and express themselves.
Kendall Sieber

"What do know/want to know about the topic?”
I feel like I know a lot about the Women’s March, but I’ve never actually gone to it. It is something that I have been wanting to attend but have never had the time.

"Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?”
I think it would be really interesting to get perspectives from people who do not like the Women’s March, and see why that is and the reasons they don’t agree with it.

”Do you have any suggestions or ideas about how to cover the topic and who to talk to?"
I think it would be cool to interview a lot of different people who attend, just to get an idea of the overall view of the march.
Kasey Marchant

"What do know/want to know about the topic?”
I went to the march last year and thought it was such a great place for people to come together to celebrate being women, but what I want to know is: what are some ways that we can help further objectives of the Women’s March? I feel like actually attending the march isn’t doing anything in the grand scheme of things to actually help women.

"Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?”
I think getting the perspective of college freshmen would be very interesting. They haven’t been at Cal Poly for very long and could have some interesting insight.

”Do you have any suggestions or ideas about how to cover the topic and who to talk to?”

- Getting pictures and videos from the march would be a great way to make the story a lot more interactive and readable.
Juliet Spile, Autumn Giles, Dr. Emily Ryalls
- Interviewing people of different ages
- Looking at people who do not support the Women's March
- Interviewing Cal Poly students, one student from each year
- Looking at how this Women's March differs from ones in years past
- Doing "a day in the life" and following a group of people attending the march from start to finish.
People seem to know a lot about the Women's March, but don't seem to know what it is actually doing to further women's issues. Many people support the march, and are curious how they can do more to help.
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1/16/2019 0:05:58Krista Hershfield Female ASI Presidents
Dora Beilin: 4th year Business administration
1. Would like to know more about the role of ASI president
2. Would like to hear from a current ASI president and a past ASI president and learn about what they did and the contributions they made that played an important role after they left college.
3. Would like to see more profile-type on ASI president, a personal highlight
3. Would like to see where the ASI presidents see themselves in the future and see if they wanted to continue getting involved in politics and their feelings on that
Brayden Gruenwald: 3rd year liberal studies
1. Does not know what the role of the ASI president is
2. Would like to learn more about the ASI president's experience in her role
3. Would like to know what changes ASI has made in the past and their accomplishments
April Elliott: Lecturer in graphic communication
1. She would like to hear about the perspective of other women in the SLO community, Dawn Addis is the head of the women's march and is on city council in Morro Bay
2. She suggested we see if there is a change in initiatives between female and male leaders on campus, and see what the different initiatives are
3. She would like to see what past president's plans are for the future, if they also pursued politics
Ismail Seremba
1. As a community member, he felt that if people know more about the role that their local government does, then they would want to help community members get their voices heard
2. Felt it was important to get minorities opinions on the topic
3. Believes that knowing the journey or background of ASI presidents as something that he could relate to would be important for the story
4. He would like to learn more about the female perspective in politics as he believes diversity is the best way to get things done in the political realm
Haley Pavone
1. When she was in school she would like to have learned more about what the student body president does, but now that she is not it doesn't interest her as much
2. Believes getting a perspective of Heidi Harmon would be great
3. She would like to see if there was a pattern in efficiency with the last three presidents who were all female, if there were any trends in effectiveness.
4. Would also like to hear from other female leaders on campus, not just in the student government roles to see if they feel there is a bias towards being a woman
I believe Haley Pavone and Dora Beilin could be good sources for the project.
1. Cross-refrencing different agendas ASI presidents had in the past
2. See if certain policies changed as a result of the different leaders (if gender played a part)
3. To see if the female ASI presidents went into politics and other leadership roles after college
4. See what initiatives ASI presidents have successfully implemented
5. Understanding what the role of the ASI president even is
After talking to the people that I did, I learned that most people don't really know the role of the ASI president. Most people have a good guess or understanding but not really the specifics of the day to day life in this role. I also noticed a trend in people wanting to know the different initiatives between the different ASI presidents, as well as what was successful. Two people also mentioned that they were curious if the women who were ASI presidents continued on to the political field. The overall feeling is that people do want to learn more about the female's perspective in politics.
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1/15/2019 23:40:04Tina
Feature on Professor Todd James Pierce (Rollercoaster 101
Ben Johnson, Forestry Senior
Michelle Klinker, San Jose State Masters in Industrial Organizational Psychology
MaryAlice Hamilton (downtown SLO business owner)
Nicole Huffman (Cal Poly graduate)
Out of the sources I interviewed, I think the only applicable source for this project would be the Cal Poly student. For the purpose of this project, I think more applicable sources would be those who know Professor Pierce or have worked with him. Listeners of his podcast and individuals who are interested in amusement park history would also be ideal interview candidates.
1. Why did Professor Pierce decide to focus his studies on amusement parks and the history behind them? 2. What classes does Professor Pierce teach and how does he feel about those classes/their value to students? 3. What inspired Professor Pierce to begin a podcast and how far has it come? What are future goals for the podcast? 4. What are a few of Professor Pierce's longterm goals?
5. What do students and coworkers of Professor Pierce think of him?
By interviewing a few individuals in the community, I can conclude that the angles I listed cover the topics audiences would be most likely interested in. I found that most people are curious about how Professor Pierce got involved in amusement parks and the history behind them and want to know how he got so interested in such an obscure but interesting topic. Most people would find it interesting to see where Professor Pierce gets his inspiration for his podcasts from and to know more about what to expect from his podcasts. Professor Pierce is very accomplished and community members are curious to know what his next goals are when it comes to teaching, his podcasts, and research.
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1/15/2019 17:45:56Nicole ThorpeRollercoaster 101
Kaitlin Flavio, 4th year, RPTA major

"What makes an amusement park successful?"
"I want to hear from people who've taken his class/people who've been inspired by him"
"It would be interesting to see a video of the teacher talking about what he does and talking with someone who has additional amusement park knowledge"
Francesca Viera, 2nd year, Psychology major

“I would want to know what accidents happen at amusement parks”
“I think parents taking their kids to amusement parks would be interested in this story”
“I’d want to know about the professors background experience with amusement parks and if he knows anything about engineering behind rides”
Professor Catherine Hillman, Business

“ What’s the scariest ride he ever went on or a bad experience at an amusement park?”
“How have amusement parks changed over time?”
“It would be interesting to get the perspective of a child, then a teen and learn why there is such a difference in perception of amusement parks depending on age”
Brett Foreman

“Where did the professor find inspiration to do a podcast about amusement parks?”
“How do teaching and amusement parks overlap?”
“It would be interesting to interview other teachers and see what they think about the topic”
Seth (Trader Joes employee, wouldn't give me last name)

“Why is the professor is interested in theme parks?”
“I’d speak to anyone involved in his life and has a perspective”
“I’d want to know the history of amusement parks and their progression over time”
I do not think any of these sources would be applicable to the project, however I think previous students of the professor, his close colleagues/friends, a podcast listener or another amusement park enthusiast could be beneficial interviewees.
1. Where did Professor Pierce acquire his interest in amusement parks/his history
2. How Professor Pierce overlaps teaching english classes and his amusement park passion
3. Interesting facts about amusement parks/amusement park history
4. How does he get inspiration for his books/podcast
5. Who does Professor Pierce inspire/what are his students opinions
Through the process of interviewing members of the community, I found that there are a few key questions that the Cal Poly and SLO communities have in terms of our story topic. Most interviewees were curious about how Professor Pierce got involved in amusement parks. They also wonder what valuable information he possesses about amusement parks and their history that could be shared with the public. It seems important to include the perspective of Professor Pierce's current and previous students, as well as people he may have inspired or worked with. I think an easy way to approach this story may be to separate it into sections that pertain to Professor Pierces history as well as his amusement park knowledge.
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11/28/2018 11:31:59Taylor BarnettStudy Abroad
Megan Cali, Senior, Liberal Studies

What would you like to know about study abroad at Cal Poly?
Where people most frequently visit, the average cost of going abroad, and the length of the programs.

What do you think could be a factor in Cal Poly sending so many students abroad?
I think study abroad is promoted well at Cal Poly, so that could be a factor. Students here also tend to be able to afford these kinds of things.

Would you be a source?
No
Ella Zarren, Economics, Senior


What would you like to know about study abroad at Cal Poly?
I’m curious how students choose the programs they do.

What do you think could be a factor in Cal Poly sending so many students abroad?
I think Cal Poly culture that urges people to go abroad is big here. Also, it’s supported by the GE system and people have options for classes they can take abroad.

Would you be a source?
No
Zoe Anderson

What do you think could be a factor in Cal Poly sending so many students abroad?

Maybe factors like available programs, overall cost, or accessibility of resources.

What do you think are some misconceptions about study abroad that prevent people from going?

I think people think it’s a crazy expensive or that none of their credits will transfer from abroad to their home university, but that’s definitely not true. People might also think that financial aid won’t cover tuition abroad or that you have to pay for it all out of pocket.

Is there anything else you think would be interesting about this topic to look into/include?
I’d love to read about the most popular destinations for Cal Poly students, the most affordable programs, and why fall quarter is the most popular time to go.
Kevin Scofield

What do you think could be a factor in Cal Poly sending so many students abroad?
Students at Cal Poly tend to have the resources available to make a trip like that happen. It also just seems like a popular trend for college students to study abroad right now.
What do you think are some misconceptions about study abroad that prevent people from going?
Maybe the major that they’re studying limits students options or they do not know a foreign language which deters them from going.

Is there anything else you think would be interesting about this topic to look into/include?
How many students go a year exactly from Cal Poly and where they study abroad.

Zoe could potentially be a source. She studied abroad during her time in college so she has first hand knowledge.


I was also talking to a journalism friend about this story who went abroad this summer. The professor who led their trip abroad is Silvia Marijuan. She could be a potential source for the story of a professor perspective.
Most popular destinations for students to travel to
If more Cal Poly students study abroad because they have more resources (money and study abroad program accessibility)
Cal Poly culture towards study abroad
Cost to study abroad (financial aid, variances of different programs)
Why is Fall Quarter so popular for students to study abroad.
Study abroad is something many people are excited about. Perceived ideas for why Cal Poly might send more students abroad is financial ability, flexibility in programs and course offerings, and outreach conducted by the study abroad office. There are many misconceptions people have regarding study abroad which include cost, language barriers, and course offerings. People seem really interested in the data of this story. Knowing how many students study abroad and where the most popular destinations are should be included in the article. A general overview of costs and explaining ways around the costs (scholarships and aid) was also mentioned as a point of interest.
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11/28/2018 9:56:50Megan AlbeeTiny Homes
Sherry Saroufeem
President of Associated Students of Construction Management
Construction Management Major
4th year

1) Who builds these homes? - CM 214 - Residential Construction Management class students
2) Who do the houses go to? - I believe it's Hope's Village here in SLO.
3) Who pays for the materials? - I believe the Construction Management department has lots of sponsors from the industry that support us and sponsor all of our class materials. Students never have to pay for construction materials used in class.
Marley Myers, 3rd year Journalism Student
“How do you get involved? If more people knew about it then they can get more people involved. Who pays for this, do they pay out of pocket?”
“I think helping people out is the most important aspect”
“The people receiving the tiny homes because I think they’re opinion would be valid. Hearing why and how it helps them.”
Tony Prado, Professor, Journalism
Curious about what they learn building that type of structure. You have to build a lot in a very tiny space.
Who are they going to and how are they selecting the recipients
What if they are disabled and how does that work. I really am curious to see what they learn.
City Council Member Any Pease

I love tiny homes and the concept of Hope Village - there is a lot of social and economic benefit to living in such a community and I would be so happy to see it succeed.

At the same time, Hope village requires a significant amount of land (50 tiny homes plus a common building) at a very low density. The City of San Luis Obispo has an urban growth boundary and limited buildable land for such a project. Therefore, I would look to the County or other cities such as Atascadero or Paso to identify a long-term location.

In the mean time, I do wonder if there are short-term locations in the City of SLO where Hope Village could be located for 1 - 3 years, perhaps while other long-term development is 'in the wings' for that site. Doug Davidson at the City might be able to provide feedback. I've copied him here so you can reach out.
Sydney Fishman

What is the drug epidemic already like for homeless people in San Luis Obispo? How can these substance free homes help their situation?

The amount of homes that will be donated and how many homeless people can stay in the homes. In addition, how does the substance free community correlate with the homeless population in this particular area.

The homeless people and their families. (If they are present.)
I think someone who lives inside a tiny home would be very impactful and insightful. That part really sparks an interest for people. City Council member Andy Pease suggested Doug Davidson who could offer more feedback from the city perspective.
Cal Poly students who are making a difference in their community
Homeless people who are given tiny homes
Are tiny homes a solution to the homeless population?
How the construction class is funded to do this project and how that works?
How do they decide on tiny homes and design and are they including everyone?
I learned that this topic is more broad than just Cal Poly students making tiny homes. That on the city level they are looking for solutions. I also never thought about people with disabilities and if they design tiny homes that could be used for everyone. It sounds like everyone is interested in what they homeless people think, feel and how they live in these homes. To hear the actual impact of this.
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11/28/2018 9:55:02Alyssa Mavor
Drag Bingo (changing soon)
Alex Samuels, 4th year Anthropology major:
-I want to know who the drag queens are and what their drag aliases are like
-Interested in learning how the activity works and how it benefits the Pride center
-Thinks we should interview drag queens and any community members who attend
Rose Marchack, 4th year Bio Major:
-Wants to know the date, time, and price
-Wants to know if the drag queens stand in the little bingo squares. Would be interested in a story that paints a vivid picture of what occurs at the event.
-Thinks its important to get both LGBTQ and cis-gender perspectives
Eden Knapp, Pride Center Project Manager:
-informed us that the event is now postponed and we should check back in in the spring. (We are still investigating backup topics so this is the best I have for now)
Bill Yee, 27, local resident.
-Wants to know who can be a drag queen and what it entails
-Thinks a Cal Poly administrator's perspective is important
-Wonders what the Cal Poly Republican club thinks of this event
Daniel Roberts, 23, local resident.
-Wants video coverage of the event so people who don't attend can get a feel for it
-Is curious about where the money raised actually goes and how it is allocated
-Thinks we should include perspectives of older SLO residents to see what their opinion is
Eden Knapp- Pride Center Project Manager
1. Drag queen interview
2. Pride center administrator interview
3. Cal Poly faculty interview
4. Student ally interview
5. Community member interview
I talked to a number of people who were excited to learn about this event. Many of them were interested in colorful descriptions of the drag performance and wanted to know how "drag bingo" worked. Unfortunately, we learned last minute that this event has been postponed, so we will have to pivot to a new topic. This topic would be a good one to keep in mind for later in the year.
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11/28/2018 9:25:55Hollie Westdude. be nice.
Jessica Goswick, architecture senior
What do you know/want to know about this topic?
"I don't know anything about the company and would like to know what it has to do with Cal Poly and what they make."
Whose or what perspectives are are important to include in the project?
"Definitely the guy who created it and how Cal Poly influenced the business."
Would you be willing to sit down for an interview?
"Yes, but I don't really know enough to give good information."
Samuel Graves, english senior
Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic.
"I think it's important to include how well the business is doing, because otherwise no one will care. Also I'd like to hear more about the company name and why it is dude. be nice."
Do you have any suggestions or ideas about how to cover the topic and who to talk to?
"I don't know anyone you can talk to but I think you should focus on the success of the business and how it grew to that success."
Would you be willing to sit down for an interview?
"No."
Tom Brown, local business owner
What do know/want to know about the topic?
"I don't know anything about this topic but I'd be interested to learn more about a company that started in San Luis Obispo."
Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?
"It's important to focus on the building of the company. What inspired it? What are the company's mission statement and goals?"
Would you be willing to sit down for an interview?
'"Yes."
Tom Brown, he is a business owner and very knowledgeable about starting companies in San Luis Obispo.
The business side of the company.
The mission of the company - what's the point?
The connection of the company and Cal Poly.
The connection between the company and the San Luis Obispo community.
What the company contributes to society.
Most people have never heard of this company and know nothing about it, leaving our options for coverage angles very open.
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11/27/2018 21:43:06Katie PetersonTransfer Student Club
Lara Nural: 3rd Year: Industrial Engineering: She is aware the club exists but would like to know more details about the club and what days they meet and what they do.
Itai Peled: Cal Poly student: Business Major: 4th year: He is a transfer student and is part of the GroupMe of the club. He says they put together transfer events like hikes and bonfires and are a helping hand to the transfer community. **Will be one of my interview sources
Keith Humphrey: Says the activities of the club have come to life and he is aware of it growing. He would like to touch more on the club with me.
Stephen Stern: Cal Poly Professor
Christina Salvador: As someone who works on a CSU campus, she says transfer students tend to have a harder time finding friends and a community since they start later down the road.
*I am not sure who to do for this. I don't think this applies to my specific story topic.
Itati Peled, Keith Humphrey, Lara Nural, and Transfer student club advisor*
What the transfer club does and the start of it, How has the transfer club impacted students, A feature piece on members of the club and their stories, Cal Poly's resources for transfer students and the club, the events the club puts on and upcoming events
I learned that a lot of people believe transfer students have a more difficult time adjusting than other students do. Transfer students at Cal Poly are aware of the Transfer club but aren't involved and don't have many relations with it.
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11/7/2018 11:55:01Dylan Grant Cal Poly Cheerleading
Hannah Lungren Child Development Class of 2020

I know that people consider cheerleading to be a sport and I want to know why.
I definitely think cheerleading is a sport- it takes a lot out of your mind and body. I've cheered in the past and practices would leave me sore for a week.
I want to know more about why people join the cheer team.
Julia Marie Holt third year kinesiology major at Cuesta

I was in competitive cheerleading for years and definitely consider it to be a sport! It's so physically demanding. To dedicate that much time to your university without benefit is not fair. So I want to know what benefits cheerleaders are missing out on.
Catherine Hillman- Marketing Faculty- Orfalea College of Business

"What do you know/want to know about the topic?"
I’m curious how many women’s sports fall into this category. I’m part of a different generation, but there was no route for scholarships for me in high school with competitive skating or skiing. I’m hoping things have changed and women now have as many options as the guys have – I am hopeful that Title 9 has helped!

"Describe your thoughts on cheerleading as a sport."
I practiced for Cal Poly Cheerleader tryouts when I was in college, and while I ended up not trying out after all, I have a lot of respect for the stamina and time required to be successful. Cheerleaders are on the road with the players, so the time commitment is often similar even if the risks are not as high. (Both my brothers played football & ended up in the hospital with injuries, so I’ve seen that side as well.)

"Do you have any questions that you would want answered based on what I've told you about this story?"
Do cheerleaders need to pay for their costumes and accessories? Transportation? Are they also recruited like the players if they want to go on to the pro leagues, or do they have to make that happen on their own? What are the corresponding salaries like in the pro leagues?

Joseph Schwartz Walker
"What do know/want to know about the topic?”
- what is the university’s rationale behind their exclusion from the athletic department?
- are there other groups that are similarly excluded but also have expectations placed upon them?
- are there any ‘real-world’ parallels that help clarify the situation? (eg. some athletic union that also covers cheerleaders…this may be naive, i don’t know if teams or cheerleaders are unionized, but you get my drift).
- doesn’t everyone have a GPA requirement?
- what is the history of the cheerleading ‘department’? who started it? was it a student group? volunteer? is this where the policy came from?

"Describe your thoughts on cheerleading as a sport."
- hmm. i guess my first thought is “what is a sport?” Don't you have to compete to be a sport? do they compete? otherwise perhaps it is more of a club?
- as a sport (and in my mind you DO have to compete to be a sport), I find it about as remarkable as any similar gymnastic sport. figure skating, gymnastics, etc…it seems pretty much the same to me.
"Do you have any questions that you would want answered based on what I've told you about this story?”
- dues? what the fuck? sounds like a fraternity or a sorority. seriously who started this program.
Mady Minas
"What do know/want to know about the topic?"
I know that Cal Poly has a cheer team and a stunt team, but I'm not sure if they're both the same thing. Something I do want to know is why they have "no access to scholarships." I also want to know what current CP cheerleaders and the athletic department's thoughts are regarding the topic. It'd also be interesting to see where other Cal Poly student's opinions lay regarding whether or not they believe the cheer team should be included in the university athletic department.

"Describe your thoughts on cheerleading as a sport."
I consider cheerleading a sport if it's done in a competitive environment. So, while I consider competitive cheerleading a sport, I wouldn't be quick to call recreational cheerleading a sport.

"Do you have any questions that you would want answered based on what I've told you about this story?"
- What is the GPA requirement to be on the Cal Poly cheer team?
- Does the Cal Poly cheer team compete against other schools?
- Since the cheer team isn't "considered a part of the University's athletic department," what benefits would they receive if they were?
We’re going to need to speak to both Cal Poly cheerleaders and people well versed in the athletics department. I think my research gave us a good starting point in terms of the questions we need to be asking, but none of my interview subjects would be fantastic sources. Interviewing the Cal Poly community for their general thoughts on cheer might be rewarding.
Are Cal Poly’s cheerleaders competing?
How did the Cal Poly cheer team come to be?
What is the university’s rationale behind their exclusion from the athletic department?
What benefits would cheerleaders gain if they were a part of the athletic department?
What current opportunities exist for Cal Poly cheerleaders that want to continue practicing after graduation?
Universally, it seemed that my interview subjects considered cheerleading to be a sport if it was practiced in a competitive environment. Many wanted to know what benefits cheerleaders would receive if they were a part of Cal Poly’s athletics department. One subject was curious to know how many other women’s sports fell outside the athletics department. It seemed as if everyone was interested in the financial aspect of cheerleaders’ team expenses. Some expressed interest is knowing how the team was founded and if it started as a student group.
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11/7/2018 11:47:45Carter HarringtonCal Poly Cat Program
Allegra Menniti, 5th year senior
1. What do you want to know about the Cal Poly Cat Program?
"Um..What is it? Does it have anything to do with cats? I have never heard of it and I'm surprised because I love kitties."

2. If you wanted to hear from an expert source in this story, who would you expect that source to be?
"A family of a happily owned cat."

3. Do you have any suggestions for which angle this story should take?
"Not really sure, but I'd really just like to know more about the program."
Natalie Fink, 5th year senior
1. What are some important perspectives you would like to hear from?
"People who knew what campus was like when there were cats all over the place!"

2. Would you be willing to be interviewed about the cat that you own?
"Yes. If you would find it helpful."

3. "It is an interesting story, but I am not so sure all that many people are going to enjoy it."
We haven't gotten this far ahead... But I would like to target an admin or professor that was around and can recount the feral cat issues.
^^
Jack Boyce, SLO community member
1. "I already want to know more about what happens to the cats that are not adopted... Do CP Students put them down?"

2. What have you heard about the Cal Poly Cat Program and what do you want to know?
"Actually had no idea we had a program, and I'm wondering why we even have one."

3. "Where can I get a cat?"
Colleen Dang, Nurse Assistant // yoga instructor
1. Do you have any suggestions for who I should reach out to?
"It may be cool if you reached out to another shelter and see what they thought about Cal Poly's program."

2. "Maybe people would be curious as to what kind of care the cats are provided with. Where do they sleep? What do they eat? That kind of stuff."

3. What do you think the most important aspect of this story is?
"Well... Maybe how the Cat Program is making a difference.
Cat owners: Colleen Dang, Natalie Fink.
Not interviewed: The Cal Poly Cat Program managers/employees.
Not interviewed: Staff and faculty who were around when feral cats were an issue.
Where all of the cats are coming from.
How the Cal Poly Cat Program deals with cats.
The impact the Cal Poly Cat Program has had since it began.
Why this is such a problem.
Where can the cats be adopted?
I learned a good amount from the people I interviewed. I believe each one gave me a different perspective. Natalie proved to me that we need to take a somewhat serious angle on this story to attract more readers. Colleen touched a lot on the care/health of the cats. Allegra made it clear that she didn't even know the program existed, so obviously we will need to include a thorough introduction of the program.
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11/7/2018 11:36:04Spenser JuddHotel Availability
Jon Ross, 3rd year Liberal Studies:
- I know it's hard to find hotels in SLO. It definitely gets expensive for graduation.
- During those busy weekends, I'd want to know about hotel alternatives.
- Parents of graduated students could probably give some perspective.
Teddy Ramberg 3rd year Business:
- I'd want to know about the best deals if it ever got to busy.
- Knowing about the quality of every local hotel would be nice.
- I'd try to talk to the hotel managers to know more.
Matt Lazier, Media Relations Director:
- Hi Spenser. I don’t have much background on that topic. But I would suggest you reach out to the SLO city Chamber of Commerce and the county Visitors and Conference Bureau. Both would have a lot to say on the topic, I’m sure.
Pat Howe, Professor/advisor, Journalism:
- I want to know if we have enough hotels. Why are more being built?
- Knowing the average cost of local hotels would be an important aspect to consider.
- The county planning department might be able to give you some data.
Gunnar Velten:
- I want to know how many rooms are currently available in SLO.
- I think it's important to know about the hotels that are closest to campus as opposed to other local hotels.
- Maybe you could talk to some hotel workers.
Lara Nural:
- I'd want to know about the number of local hotels and how many rooms they hold.
- I think it's important to know how all of these hotels compete with each other.
- A hotel manager's perspective could be useful.

- Hotel owners/workers
- SLO city Chamber of Commerce and the county Visitors and Conference Bureau
- Parents of Cal Poly students
- In general, we can look into the average hotel availability in SLO and compare it to busy weekends.
- We should include the parents view.
- We should also see if there are any nearby alternatives to staying at a hotel.
- We could figure out how much a room costs and how this cost changes over time.
- We could also try to find out why more hotels are being built.
interested in. They generally want to know why the costs of local hotels change.
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11/6/2018 13:06:20McKenna Roberson SLOGLO
Amanda Gaffney
2nd year soil science
When did they get the start and what motivated them? Why was the club created? “I think the most interesting part will be the video! I would watch fire being thrown!”
Jacinda Rabin
2nd year animal science
Who is involved in it? Can anyone be a part of the club? I think it be cool if the club offered lessons for people.
Darsi Bakker Benefits Specialist(Human Resources)
“I’ve Heard about it but not on campus specifically. I’m involved in campus events like sports and PAC Prefomances and that would be something I would want to see if it was reasonably priced. “what other events do they do? I like that it’s student run.
Rocio Alevar
Communication study professor ,
I didn’t know this club existed, what do they do. Will there be promotion or flyers so I can know when the events will be? They sounds so interesting!
Marissa Lindell, Do they do shows? I’d love to watch sometime. It’s it more of an fun club or is performance it’s primary aspect? Is it an official organization because I’ve never heard of it.
Darsi? Amanda?
How the club got their start and what they're about.
What motivated the club to do what they do? Is it for performance or just enjoyment
Who is involved in the club? Is it just cal poly students?
Publicity: when and where will they preform and show their talent.
Do they represent anything that isn’t as evident? Is there a underlying message/story to the art?
I learned that people think this is a really interesting story. They want to know why and how the club got its start and they want to know who’s involved and if anyone can join. A lot of people were wondering if they do performances for audiences or if it’s just for individual fun. I think an interesting point that was brought up is if there’s an underlying message or motivator to their art, the story.
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10/24/2018 12:01:31Jarod Urrutia
Buck the Stigma and Mental Health
Jessica Husband REAL Program Coordinator
Rose Darling REAL Program Coordinator
Christine Nelson REAL Mental Health Coordinator
Jay Bettergarcia Psychology and Child Development Prof.
Genie Kim Director of Mental Health and Wellbeing
Cal Poly Professor Jay Bettergarcia
Genie Kim Director of Mental Health and Wellbeing
Christine Nelson REAL Program Coordinator
How well does Cal Poly Deal with Mental Health?
Does Buck the Stigma Amount to any tangible change?
How widespread are mental health issues at Cal Poly?
Are students satisfied with the amount of mental health help available?
Are outside professionals and mental health experts satisfied with Cal Poly's mental health services? (Are they good enough?)
Although Buck the Stigma is a step in the right direction for raising mental health problem awareness, it ultimately gets lost in the sea of other awareness programs. On the other hand, Cal Poly's mental health services are found by many students and some faculty to be either unsatisfactory or hard to navigate.
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10/18/2018 10:32:24Jarod Urrutia
Buck the Stigma and Mental Health
Jessica HusbandRose Darling
Genie Kim, MPP Director of Wellbeing and Health Education
Jay Bettergarcia, Asst. Professor of Psychology and Child Development
Cal Poly Psyche professor Jay Bettergarcia, Genie Kim, MPP Director of Wellbeing and Health Education, Christine Nelson REAL Boss
How well does Cal Poly deal with Mental Health?
Does Buck the Stigma amount to any tangible change?
How widespread are mental health issues at Cal Poly?
Are students satsified with amount of mental health help they get?
Are outside professionals and mental health experts satisfied with Cal Poly's mental health services (are the three health center visits good enough?)
None interviewed so far, will resubmit when we have feedback
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10/17/2018 11:59:44Max GoldbergBrewing Professor
Jake, 4th year business
1) "What do know/want to know about the topic?"
What makes the brewery different from others
2) "Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic."
Why the professor started the brewery
3) "Do you have any suggestions or ideas about how to cover the topic?"
Interview her and get her opinion on how she's doing
Anthony, 4th year animal science
1) "What do know/want to know about the topic?"
- Why does this matter to me as a student
2) "Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic."
- The sustainable aspect maybe or how the professor juggles her time
3) "Do you have any suggestions or ideas about how to cover the topic?"
- Find people who actually frequent the brewery and ask them why
Kirk Sturm, PR
- Haven't interviewed him but he would probably have some humorous responses and might know the professor as well
Interview people who go the brewery a lot or who know the co-founder, the cal poly professor
Possibly none of these - we should find either students who have had the professor or just people who love the brewery and spend a lot of time there
1) Why did the professor choose to start the brewery
2) How does she balance her time between teaching at Cal Poly and operating 7 Sisters Brewery?
3) What makes them different from other breweries in the SLO region?
4) Focus on the sustainable aspect of the brewery.
5) Focus on various events at the brewery.
I learned that this story may be harder to do since the main interview is just one person, plus finding the right people if we want more interviews could be a challenge.
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10/17/2018 11:53:26Megan GarciaMeasure G
Dominique Dashwood, environmental management and protection senior.
"What do know/want to know about the topic?"
It is a county-wide measure to ban fracking and new oil wells in SLO.
"Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic."
I feel that it is important to get the truth out, "No on G" has pushed out so many lies that its hard for us to properly inform the SLO community on how this measure will effect them.
"Do you have any suggestions or ideas about how to cover the topic and who to talk to?"
We have a lot of events coming up including a public forum this Friday and an art event on Saturday. These would be great places to find people who are passionate about the measure and would love to talk. The event Friday is meant to help the community to better understand what Measure G means.
"Might you be willing to consent to an interview about this topic at a later time?" Definitely!
Daniel J. Howes, Bio Resources & Agriculture Engineering, graduate coordinator for the MS in Engineering
"I think the key points are:
There is no Fracking or well stimulation activities used in SLO County. So why would the Yes folks push that as a major benefit of the Measure? It is just to get the uneducated voters (most of the voters) to by in on buzz words so they vote yes.
I believe Measures should be honest and not rely on miss direction to get passed. The fact is the Yes folks want to prevent any future wells and the eventual shutdown of existing wells in the county. The voters then need to decide if importing oil is better than producing it locally."
Dr. John M. Ellis, adjunct professor of finance
"What do know/want to know about the topic?" A lot.
"Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic." Objective is to shut down oil and gas sector in SLO using deception. Specifically, the tag line is to "ban fracking" when in fact there is no fracking in SLO County. This also prevents operators from routine maintenance which will cause them to shut down existing wells.
"Do you have any suggestions or ideas about how to cover the topic and who to talk to?" The TV ads and flyers are excellent and well publicized.
"Might you be willing to consent to an interview about this topic at a later time?" That is fine
Charles Varni, co-founder of the Measure G coalition.
"Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic."
It is important that there is a fair playing ground. The opposing side is full of money and deception and he knows that if there was an open forum for each side to speak at that the community would be able to understand what "Yes on Measure G" truly means.
"Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?"
The community members as well as scientists. The facts show how the earth is negatively affected by fracking and so it is important that real facts are getting out despite the lies claiming that we'll turn to foreign oil if we stop fracking.
"Do you have any suggestions or ideas about how to cover the topic and who to talk to?"
"Really important question." He believes we need to speak to the San Luis Obispo community as Measure G is a local cause. "If we cannot reach SLO, we cant reach anyone".
"Might you be willing to consent to an interview about this topic at a later time?"
Yes.
Shannon Garvella, elementary teacher
"What do know/want to know about the topic?" I don't know very much about the topic, I just see the signs around SLO and can tell that it's a measure that a lot of people are passionate about. I would like to know both sides and what it means for me directly.
"Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic."
I think the most important part is how it effects the SLO community.
"Do you have any suggestions or ideas about how to cover the topic and who to talk to?" So many people have opinions on it, I would like to know the facts.
"Might you be willing to consent to an interview about this topic at a later time?" yes
Dominique Dashwood and Charles Varni. Dominique is a student and Charles is the co-founder of “Yes on Measure G” and I feel like it would be great to have the student perspective as well as the perspective of someone who has devoted their life to this cause.
1. Yes on Measure G
2. No on Measure G
3. Pro's and con's of Measure G
4. What is Measure G
5. How Measure G effects Cal Poly students - from a students perspective
I have learned that Measure G has two very strong sides. The "No on Measure G" side has many Cal Poly professors that openly support the cause and the majority of students I have spoken with support "Yes on Measure G" and the rest aren't sure what Measure G means. I have also found that those who aren't familiar with either side aren't certain which side means stopping oil production and which side wants to keep it going. All in all, it seems as though getting an educated student perspective will help the Cal Poly community understand Measure G and develop their own opinions on the matter. Throughout my research, I have seen that "No on Measure G" has paid advertisements on Google, while "Yes on Measure G" does not.
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10/17/2018 10:51:06Leanna Newby
Campus Dining Meal Plan Concern
Olivia Hillman
Fourth Year Computer Science Major
1. Totally interested in reading an article about this since my sister will be applying to Cal Poly for this upcoming year and being forced into a program that isn’t efficient or sustainable might deter my family.

2. My concerns for the program include issues over what is counted as a “full meal” by the meal count standards. For someone like me that’s allergic to most kinds of foods, I’m more likely to purchase a bunch of smaller items and piece them together into meals myself, which would only reduce my balance and never my meal count, which would charge me money out of pocket while I’m still paying for unused meal counts.

3. I’d be interested to hear from a student that’s used their balance already but not meal count, maybe from a parent of someone with food allergies, perhaps upperclassmen that didn’t use this system and are happy they avoided it, maybe even factoring in a typical student’s daily food intake and seeing how that realistically counts toward the balance and meal counts, versus what the university allocates for each student.
Lorraine Greenwood
Third Year Biology Major
1. Yes, I would be interested in reading an article about the new meal plans because Cal Poly has tried many different plans in past years but none have seemed to work just right. I would be interested to learn how this new plan works.
2. I am concerned about the format of the new meal plan and the options available to students. From what I understand, there are three different kinds of plans and students get a certain amount of meal credits to use per week as well as a declining balance throughout the quarter. It is a combination of previous meal plans but I think the issue with quantity of meals still remains. Some students went through their meal plans very quickly while others had a lot left over at the end of the year. I think Cal Poly tried to address this issue by offering different meal plan quantity options for purchase in addition to allowing students to “donate” meals. But, I believe the combination of meal credits and a declining balance complicates the plan and is confusing to students. I was a WOW leader this fall and many of my WOWies were confused about how to use their meal plan, where they could use meal credits, what counted as a “meal” and the best strategy of using meal credits and their declining balance. I am concerned that the new meal plan is more complex than it needs to be by having two different food payment options. However, I do appreciate the options in quantity of meal credits/balance depending on which plan you choose but i am curious if students can change their plan throughout the year as they learn how much they do or don’t use the quantity describe in their particular meal plan.
3. I would suggest interviewing second year students and above about the meal plan they had when they were freshman, ask them how it suited them, and then explain the current meal plan and ask them how they would have used it if it was enacted during their first year. In addition to this, ask first years how they use/thoughts on the meal plan. What works, what doesn’t?
4. Yes, I would be happy to interview for this story. I also have WOWies that would most likely be willing to be interviewed as well.
5. A suggested angle might be how the meal plans have changed over the years, what Cal Poly has learned each year and adjusted the meal plans accordingly to meet students’ needs. I also really like the sustainability point of view.
Dr. Robert Flores
Professor and Department Head
Agricultural Education and Communication
1.Would you be interested in reading an article about the current concerns surrounding the new meal plans? Sure.
2.Do you have any concerns about the new system? Not sure.
3.Do you have any interview suggestions for this story? Be sure to meet with students. Might also be interesting to get some comments from a nutritionist (CP faculty in Nutrition or Food Science).
4.Would you be willing to be interviewed for this story? Sure.
5. Do you have any suggestions or ideas about how to cover this topic? Having some background on the financials would be helpful. Why the changes? Is this supposed to be a profit center?
Catherine Armstrong- Cal Poly Alumna
"Interview suggestions would be a freshman & their parent but also a student who used the former meal plan & their parent (if possible!) maybe some campus dining staff. I think the systems make sense especially because they can switch to a different plan if it doesn’t work for them. I remember buying chips and Odwalla with my meals because I wasn’t using enough
I don’t understand how the plus dollar only one is more expensive. I guess that would be a concern."
Brittney Tierney
1.Would you be interested in reading an article about the current concerns surrounding the new meal plans?
Yes.
2.Do you have any concerns about the new meal plan system?
Yes. While I am not too familiar with the specifics of the new food plan, I think it is important that those implementing it take into account both sustainability and nutrition factors.
3.Do you have any interview suggestions for this story?
As mentioned above, I am not widely familiar with the return of the meal plan, however, here are some possible suggestions:
A. Why were the food plans initially removed four years ago?
B.What factors have shifted to cause the re-implementation of the meal plan?
C. Does the meal plan accommodate the various dietary needs and/or preferences (i.e. vegan, dairy, etc.)?
D. What impact will the re-implementation of the food plans have on food waste?
E. What foreseen positive impacts will this have on the campus?
F. What foreseen negative impacts will this have on campus?
G. Are students for or against the return of the food plan?
4.Would you be willing to be interviewed for this story?
Yes.
5. Do you have any suggestions or ideas about how to cover this topic?
Perhaps you could:
-Look into why they removed the meal plans four years ago and what has or hasn't been changed since.
-interview current students (all year levels and perhaps some grad students or grads that were there during the meal plan)
-Interview campus dining or those responsible for the change.
First year students, parents, previous students with the old meal plans and their parents, campus dining staff. Most of my sources were willing to be interviewed as well.
Not many angles were brought up in the answers, but most people wanted to hear from the campus dining staff if they would take a statement as well as the parent's of first-year students since they are most likely to be funding their child's meal plan.
Many of my sources were interested in this topic and had a lot to say on the subject about the impact of the decision to bring meal plans back. Most were willing to be interviewed or had other resources (i.e. WOWies) who would be open to going on the record.
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10/16/2018 22:08:09Molly Schrum
Top Dog helps local nonprofits provide service animals to veterans
Calvin Laverty, Computer Engineering senior
Service dogs are used at school; wide variety of people who need them, so Top Dog's project sounds like it's beneficial for those who need them. The journey is the most important aspect of the project. You have to raise the funds to raise a service dog, and the number of people raising the dog is important to focus on. I'd like to hear more about the men's colony's perspective. The actual training of the dog is such an interesting context
Emily Barnhart, business senior
Like to know more about prison inmates and relationship to the dogs. Do they get to them names, or already named? Do they start out as puppies? The most important part is the impact the dogs have on who they're going to help later on. Make sure there are lots of pictures of the dogs, that's what people will want to see.
Mason Christie
Sounds like a interesting idea to help everyone. Probably the focus should be on the dogs and the Men's Colony and that positive relationship that is being fostered. I'd recommend lots of visuals.
Jeremy Benjamin
Yeah, I really like the idea of prisoners doing things that actively help the community. Sounds like the focus is on the veterans. Seems like a win, win, win for everyone involved especially the inmates and veterans in the community.
After interviewing these sources, I don't think they would be great sources for the project. However, I do believe they offer valuable insights into what the student body would like to read about and view.
-Top Dog's involvement in helping local nonprofits
-A specific relationship between one of the inmates at the Men's Colony and a dog
-A veteran who has received a service dog and the benefits
-Specifically the local nonprofits roles in the process
-A general overview/explanation of the whole process instead of focusing on one specific facet of the process
I think I learned that students at Cal Poly really want to see pictures of dogs, but they also want to know about the local community around them. Community members seem excited to share the cool and interesting things that are happening as well.
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10/16/2018 21:44:01Leanna Newby
Campus Dining Meal Plan Concerns
Olivia Hillman
Fourth Year Computer Science Major
1. Totally interested in reading an article about this since my sister will be applying to Cal Poly for this upcoming year and being forced into a program that isn’t efficient or sustainable might deter my family.
2. My concerns for the program include issues over what is counted as a “full meal” by the meal count standards. For someone like me that’s allergic to most kinds of foods, I’m more likely to purchase a bunch of smaller items and piece them together into meals myself, which would only reduce my balance and never my meal count, which would charge me money out of pocket while I’m still paying for unused meal counts.
3. I’d be interested to hear from a student that’s used their balance already but not meal count, maybe from a parent of someone with food allergies, perhaps upperclassmen that didn’t use this system and are happy they avoided it, maybe even factoring in a typical student’s daily food intake and seeing how that realistically counts toward the balance and meal counts, versus what the university allocates for each student.
Lorraine Greenwood
Third Year Biology Major
1. Yes, I would be interested in reading an article about the new meal plans because Cal Poly has tried many different plans in past years but none have seemed to work just right. I would be interested to learn how this new plan works.
2. I am concerned about the format of the new meal plan and the options available to students. From what I understand, there are three different kinds of plans and students get a certain amount of meal credits to use per week as well as a declining balance throughout the quarter. It is a combination of previous meal plans but I think the issue with quantity of meals still remains. Some students went through their meal plans very quickly while others had a lot left over at the end of the year. I think Cal Poly tried to address this issue by offering different meal plan quantity options for purchase in addition to allowing students to “donate” meals. But, I believe the combination of meal credits and a declining balance complicates the plan and is confusing to students. I was a WOW leader this fall and many of my WOWies were confused about how to use their meal plan, where they could use meal credits, what counted as a “meal” and the best strategy of using meal credits and their declining balance. I am concerned that the new meal plan is more complex than it needs to be by having two different food payment options. However, I do appreciate the options in quantity of meal credits/balance depending on which plan you choose but i am curious if students can change their plan throughout the year as they learn how much they do or don’t use the quantity describe in their particular meal plan.
3. I would suggest interviewing second year students and above about the meal plan they had when they were freshman, ask them how it suited them, and then explain the current meal plan and ask them how they would have used it if it was enacted during their first year. In addition to this, ask first years how they use/thoughts on the meal plan. What works, what doesn’t?
4. Yes, I would be happy to interview for this story. I also have WOWies that would most likely be willing to be interviewed as well.
5. A suggested angle might be how the meal plans have changed over the years, what Cal Poly has learned each year and adjusted the meal plans accordingly to meet students’ needs. I also really like the sustainability point of view.
Dr. Robert Flores
Professor and Department Head
Agricultural Education and Communication
1.Would you be interested in reading an article about the current concerns surrounding the new meal plans? Sure.
2.Do you have any concerns about the new system? Not sure.
3.Do you have any interview suggestions for this story? Be sure to meet with students. Might also be interesting to get some comments from a nutritionist (CP faculty in Nutrition or Food Science).
4.Would you be willing to be interviewed for this story? Sure.
5. Do you have any suggestions or ideas about how to cover this topic? Having some background on the financials would be helpful. Why the changes? Is this supposed to be a profit center?
Catherine Armstrong- Cal Poly Alumna
"Interview suggestions would be a freshman & their parent but also a student who used the former meal plan & their parent (if possible!) maybe some campus dining staff. I think the systems make sense especially because they can switch to a different plan if it doesn’t work for them. I remember buying chips and Odwalla with my meals because I wasn’t using enough
I don’t understand how the plus dollar only one is more expensive. I guess that would be a concern."
Brittney Tierney
1.Would you be interested in reading an article about the current concerns surrounding the new meal plans?
Yes.
2.Do you have any concerns about the new meal plan system?
Yes. While I am not too familiar with the specifics of the new food plan, I think it is important that those implementing it take into account both sustainability and nutrition factors.
3.Do you have any interview suggestions for this story?
As mentioned above, I am not widely familiar with the return of the meal plan, however, here are some possible suggestions:
A. Why were the food plans initially removed four years ago?
B.What factors have shifted to cause the re-implementation of the meal plan?
C. Does the meal plan accommodate the various dietary needs and/or preferences (i.e. vegan, dairy, etc.)?
D. What impact will the re-implementation of the food plans have on food waste?
E. What foreseen positive impacts will this have on the campus?
F. What foreseen negative impacts will this have on campus?
G. Are students for or against the return of the food plan?
4.Would you be willing to be interviewed for this story?
Yes.
5. Do you have any suggestions or ideas about how to cover this topic?
Perhaps you could:
-Look into why they removed the meal plans four years ago and what has or hasn't been changed since.
-interview current students (all year levels and perhaps some grad students or grads that were there during the meal plan)
-Interview campus dining or those responsible for the change.
First year students, parents, previous students with the old meal plans and their parents, RAs, campus dining staff.
Not many angles were brought up in the answers, but most people wanted to hear from the campus dining staff if they would take a statement as well as the parent's of first-year students since they are most likely to be funding their child's meal plan.
Many of my sources were interested in this topic and had a lot to say on the subject about the impact of the decision to bring meal plans back. Most were willing to be interviewed or had other resources (i.e. WOWies) who would be open to going on the record.
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10/11/2018 14:44:43Lauren McElroy Black Horse Closure
Maddie Dean GRC 3rd/4th
-wasn't aware of this topic before I asked her about it
-a CP student, but doesn't live in SLO so she really doesn't care
-she thought: prospective renters, people who are struggling to live in slo and regular customers would be good people to interview.
-would not want to be interviewed for the story
Courtney Tuskan Bio 4th
-wasn't aware of the topic but is interested in anything involving affordable housing in SLO
-thinks affordable housing is an important part of this story
-doesn't think she is knowledgeable about this subject, but would be willing to be interviewed
Katie Hackney
-Wasn't aware of the closure
-is concerned about ruining the feeling of slo by big new buildings and congestion
-doesn't want to be interviewed
Carly Page
-wasn't aware of the closure
-thinks affordable housing is important, worried about ruining the small town feel of SLO and congestion
-wouldn't want to be interviewed
Courtney is the only person I spoke to who would be willing to be interviewed and I gave her contact info to Mckenna (writing part of this project)
black horse customers, black horse owner, support for affordable housing, concern of preserving slo, builder of new housing project
I learned that no one was aware of this project that is happening. I think it is important to do good job of summarizing the project and covering all points of view.
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10/4/2018 17:12:29Victoria Gracie
Streakers at CP vs. UCSB Game
Primo Facchinni , Junior, AG Business - He was interested to hear about what happened to the streakers that night and if they got in any trouble through the school. He thought it would be very interesting and important to hear if they got possibly suspended from going to any future game. Primo mentioned that to get this information it would be important to talk to the arresting officers and get their reports.
Jacob George,4th year, architecture- Jacob wants to see the perspective of the people who ran on the field and why they decided to do it. He wants to see if all of the people that ran on the field had planned it or if it was more spontaneous. Jacob mentioned how he thought it was a game between the students running on the field and the event staff. This angle is something that he would want to see because it strays away from the story being solely about the game and the athletes. He was at the game and would be willing to give an interview if we need to.
Professor Mauricee, Kinesiology - She is very interested in hearing from the streaker or streakers in the story! She would be interested in the angle of the story being streaker vs. event staff to see both sides especially if it became a game for the two sides. It would also be interesting to her if there was a perspective of a player to get multiple angles.
Candace Johnston is very interested to see if the students if they were students that ran on the field if they got in trouble for future games and if so what is the protocol. She wants to see if this has happened before and thoughts of students as to why it happened. Candace suggested not to focus too much on the streaker but see how the students felt about it if possible.
Claudia Groves suggested to cover this story through the players, coaches and streakers. She thought that it was very distracting for the players and would like to hear more about what they have to say. She said that UPD and event staff were just doing their job so it is not as important as the players. Claudia would be willing to do an interview.
Primo, Professor Maurice, and Candace
1. The players - How they felt during the game and if it was a distraction as well as how it effected them 2. Streakers - everything that happened to them, how they felt, is it because sports in CP are not big events 3. Event Staff - Did it become a game? How they felt about so many of them 4. UPD - Is this the most streakers there has been, do they get suspended for future games, is there protocol? 5. Students in attendance - People were booing the event staff for going after them, get the angle of what they wanted to happen.
I learned that there are many different angles that people want to be covered. It was interesting to see that one person wants it to be just about the athlete coaches and streakers. Others were very interested in hearing about UPD and event staff because of the amount of streakers that there were this time and some also want to learn if this is common.
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10/3/2018 16:45:25Emily FagenstromHPV club
Paris Hughes, 5th year, Hospitality Mangement
What do know/want to know about the topic?
- "I haven't heard about this club on campus, it sounds pretty interesting. I'd want to know more about why they're doing it and how fast the car goes."
Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?
- "You should make sure you get really good interviews with different people, so we can understand the story from different perspectives."
Would this story interest you even though you are a hospitality major?
-"Yes it would be fun to see these guys put something together and actually go and watch the races."
Collin Shetron, 5th year, Construction Management,
Do you have any suggestions to making this story seem more interesting to those who aren't engineer majors?
-" Relating the story back to other students might make people more interested in the story."
What do you think the most important aspect of the project is?
-"The competition seems like the most important part of the story or the process up until then like what they are doing to prepare for it."
What do you think is vital for the success of the story?
-"Showing good interviews of the students passion for the club is probably something that would make the story interesting and connect to those who don't have a connection with engineering."
Claire , CCPR Manager
Would you find this story appealing to those who aren't engineering majors? Does it appeal to you?
-"The competition sounds appealing and I'd probably read the story."
What would you suggest to make the story appealing to people other than engineer majors?
-"Applying a lot of visuals would make the story interesting and fun to look at."
Would other student involvement help the story?
-"It could help bring other point of views of the topic to the table."
Lori Pupo
What are your thoughts on the topic of this story?
-"It seems interesting and something I would read or watch."
Do you have any suggestions or ideas in covering this story?
-"It would be cool to get close up footage of the vehicle they are making."
Would you consider interviewing for your views on the story later on in the week?
-"Yes, it seems like an interesting story, and I'd like to learn more and see if the club accomplishes and wins the competition."
Shasta Padneral,
Would you read this story if you were scrolling the internet?
-"If there was an interesting title that caught my eye, possibly. If you mentioned something about their HPV name as a joke, that might be funny and peoples eye."
Do you have any relation with engineers or racing?
"No. I don't have anything to do with that but it might be fun to go and see the race."
What would you suggest would make the story more personable to those who aren't interested in engineering?
"It might help to focus the story on the students of the club and why they are involved and what makes them excited about being apart of a team."
It might be good to get an interview from a Cal Poly student and someone who has no affiliation with Cal Poly at all. That way we could get different perspectives. Paris Hughes, Shasta Padernal
1)How they build this as a team
2)What does all this cost them
3)Why they chose this specific competition
4)Design of vehicle
5)Operations of vehicle
I learned that many people who don't have a connection with engineering are still interested in the story. I also learned that we need to somehow make the story applicable to those who are not in the club or involved with the engineering community. This way the story applies to everyone and not just a specific crowd. We can do this by interviewing a wide variety of people not just engineering students.
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10/3/2018 15:35:54Arran ChahalGirls Who Handle It
Ariana Afshar - Focus on how this effects minorities on campus who might post themselves as one person but in reality their lifestyle is completely different. Harder for darker skintones to be the perfect "Cal Poly" instagrammer because lack of diversity at the school. Unspoken outcasting that happens with women of color + minorities
Tharan Dhillon (UOP Law Student) - Make sure to include all types of females (how does this kind of scenario affect trans ect? Start with defining female in order to be inclusive on the article, Maybe talk about the idea of being feminine and social media. Why do we portray ourselves to be happy in the first case?
"Staff" at Center for Services and Action - How will this non profit help the ISSUE? What specific events do they plan to hold? Who are they? Who are they trying to engage? University students? General Community?
Mandy Kaur (Cal Poly Parent/Sociology Background)
Maybe talk about the reason why females do this in the first place? Research why they feel as if they have to be someone they are not. Bad relationships with parter? not satisfied with job/career? or perhaps a bad upraising
Ben Chahal (Cal Poly Father)
Most important part of the topic is describing how GWHI intends to help the issue. What are they doing to change peoples perspective on posting false realities? What about guys? *this also happens with boys
Center for Services and Action may be able to help us ask + answer questions to clarify on the non-profit angle of story
-Who is GWHI
-Why do girls post false realities
-Not just girls, this is a bigger issue
-Issue of "fitting in?"
-What actions the non-profit will take
Over all, I've realized that the issue of creating false realities on social media is something that people can easily talk about. Everyone had different input and advice on what angle to hit with this story. I think its important that we dive in to why this issue exists and how GWHI aims to help people. We need to find out more specifics (what events they plan on doing in the future) etc
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10/3/2018 13:09:52Jillian SmithNew Waitlist System
Caitie Bell Wood, 3rd year Kinesiology
1) Are you alerted when you are automatically enrolled into a course if there is an opening or do you just have to keep checking in to see your position? Does the system operate in order or are there other elements that go into the systems decision?
2) The most important aspect of the topic is the efficiency of the system
3) I would say definitely talk to students since they are the ones affected the most by the system. Especially students who tried to enroll is highly impacted courses
Valerie Perez, 4th year Ag Business
1) I know that there will no longer be permission numbers. I want to know how you go about getting adding for classes and how one knows they are officially added to a course.
2) There will no longer be confusion on whether people should go by the waitlist or permission number.
3) I believe that students should be interviewed about their previous experiences with the waitlist system and their opinions of it now.
Cem Sunata, University of the Registrar
1) I came up with it so I know everything about it. What I would like to know is some of the feedback with how it went.
2) Equality and transparency that it brings to students trying to get into classes. In the previous system it was a hunt. We reduced the number of waitlists a student could put themselves on. Graduating seniors are the first to register so they are the first to get on a waitlist and subsequently the first to be added if a spot opens up. Instructors can give students permission numbers IF needed (i.e. the student couldn’t register for some excusable reason and they need the class to graduate)
3) Mustang success center. See Shannon Stevens. He oversees 7 or 8 advising centers for different colleges and would have excellent feedback from the advising centers
Richard Besel, Professor of Communication Studies Department.
1) I don’t know very much because the system is so new. Our department is still gathering information from various faculty members
2) Philosophy might have a better sense of how the department is doing in regards to the new system.
3) Tentatively yes if/when he has more information
Definitely Cem Sunata. He is the person who designed/came up with the new system so he is a perfect source to talk to. Also, the person he suggestion (Shannon Stevens) would be a helpful source as well.
1) Student reactions
2) Professor reactions
3) Why did this new system go into effect?
4) Comparing to other universities enrollment process
5) Pro's & Con's of the new system
I learned that a lot of students don't really understand why the new system was implemented. I learned from Mr. Sunata that a number of professors are actually happy with the new system because they don't have to worry about being the "judge, jury, and executioner," if a graduating senior desperately needs a class. I think the student's just mostly need to know how this new system is supposed to benefit them and what they have to do in order to be successful in this new system.
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10/3/2018 11:18:42Emily FagenstromHpv club
Paris Hughes, 5th year, Hospitality Mangement
What do know/want to know about the topic?
- "I haven't heard about this club on campus, it sounds pretty interesting. I'd want to know more about why they're doing it and how fast the car goes."
Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?
- "You should make sure you get really good interviews with different people, so we can understand the story from different perspectives."
Would this story interest you even though you are a hospitality major?
-"Yes it would be fun to see these guys put something together and actually go and watch the races."
Collin Shetron, 5th year, Construction Management,
Do you have any suggestions to making this story seem more interesting to those who aren't engineer majors?
-" Relating the story back to other students might make people more interested in the story."
What do you think the most important aspect of the project is?
-"The competition seems like the most important part of the story or the process up until then like what they are doing to prepare for it."
What do you think is vital for the success of the story?
-"Showing good interviews of the students passion for the club is probably something that would make the story interesting and connect to those who don't have a connection with engineering."
Claire , CCPR Manager
Would you find this story appealing to those who aren't engineering majors? Does it appeal to you?
-"The competition sounds appealing and I'd probably read the story."
What would you suggest to make the story appealing to people other than engineer majors?
-"Applying a lot of visuals would make the story interesting and fun to look at."
Would other student involvement help the story?
-"It could help bring other point of views of the topic to the table."
Lori Pupo
What are your thoughts on the topic of this story?
-"It seems interesting and something I would read or watch."
Do you have any suggestions or ideas in covering this story?
-"It would be cool to get close up footage of the vehicle they are making."
Would you consider interviewing for your views on the story later on in the week?
-"Yes, it seems like an interesting story, and I'd like to learn more and see if the club accomplishes and wins the competition."
Shasta Padneral,
Would you read this story if you were scrolling the internet?
-"If there was an interesting title that caught my eye, possibly. If you mentioned something about their HPV name as a joke, that might be funny and peoples eye."
Do you have any relation with engineers or racing?
"No. I don't have anything to do with that but it might be fun to go and see the race."
What would you suggest would make the story more personable to those who aren't interested in engineering?
"It might help to focus the story on the students of the club and why they are involved and what makes them excited about being apart of a team."
It might be good to get an interview from a Cal Poly student and someone who has no affiliation with Cal Poly at all. That way we could get different perspectives. Paris Hughes, Shasta Padernal
1)How they build this as a team
2)What does all this cost them
3)Why they chose this specific competition
4)Design of vehicle
5)Operations of vehicle
I learned that many people who don't have a connection with engineering are still interested in the story. I also learned that we need to somehow make the story applicable to those who are not in the club or involved with the engineering community. This way the story applies to everyone and not just a specific crowd. We can do this by interviewing a wide variety of people not just engineering students.
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10/3/2018 11:18:42Emily Fagenstrom
Human powered vehicle club cal poly
Chief engineer for club (Derek Fromm)
- Why are you building this vehicle?
- What are your hopes in entering the contest?
- What are the qualifications to entering the contest?
Other student in club
- Why did you choose to be in the club?
- Has this club affected you in any way?
- What have you contributed to the vehicle?
President
- Have you heard about the club and the vehicle they are making?
- What are your thoughts on them entering the contest?
- What are your thoughts on the club name?
Teacher
- Have you heard about the club and the vehicle they are making?
- What are your thoughts on them entering the contest?
- What are your thoughts on the club name?
Cal Poly student that isn't involved with the club
- Have you heard about the club
- what do you think about the contest
- would you go to the contest and watch
Random SLO resident
-- Have you heard about the club
- what do you think about the contest
- would you go to the contest and watch
The chief engineer of the club, another student of the club, and a student on campus
1)Club with team building
2)Costs of materials
3)Contest
4)Design of vehicle
5)Operations of vehicle
We still have yet to interview people for the story because we are waiting to hear back from them. We are in contact, just need to set up a proper time for them to meet with us.
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10/2/2018 20:34:30Victoria Gracie
Where are the Streakers Now? CP v. UCSB Game
(1) Streaker- we have found the name but are trying to find their contact to see if they are willing to talk and see what happened to them and what they are up to now. (2) Simon Bohme - Cal Poly Men's Soccer Goalie. We would use this to get a players opinion on the streakers if it was distracting, funny, annoying etc. See how this game is different from others putting the rivalry aside.
Student name unknown but we are trying to find someone that worked the event to interview them about the game and their thoughts. We are looking to ask them about the night of the game, how it kind of became a game for the staff to catch the streakers quickly, and also to get them to compare it to other games.
UPD- Reaching out to UPD to find someone that is willing to talk and see their view on it and see if this has happened before and how it compares to other games.
Teacher who went to the game and get their opinion and view on the streakers and their take on how it effected the game. Maybe see if they thought it took away from the game. Trying to reach out to Kinesiology teacher who typically goes to most of the games (Professor Maurice)
The goalie, a streaker, student who worked game and UPD would be the best sources for the story.
Streakers- where they are now/that night, player - take on the streakers, UPD - if this has happened before and how it compares to other games, staff during the game - seemed like it was a game for them , teacher - how he or she thought it effected the game.
We are hoping to learn a lot about the different angles of the story. By interviewing multiple people with various different influences on the game.
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6/8/2018 16:12:13Dan Dempster
Syrian Liquor Store Owners
Emily Nguyen: Junior Industrial Engineering
"I'd like to know why they moved to the United States."
"Was it tough to live in Syria?"
"Do they feel accepted here?"
Lexi Cox: Sophomore Art and Design
"Why do they own a liquor store?"
"It seems like they know all their customers."
"How did they move to the United States?"
Benoit Lecat, Head of CP Wine and Viticulture
"Alcohol is part of most Cal Poly's 21 and over students' lives, we even have a whole major dedicated to wine. Knowing about the businesses our students interact with is important."
"Different students and the store owners."
Sam Samaan, owner of Sandy's Liquor
Mark Jalhoum, Cork N' Bottle employee
Zach Kridi, Cork N' Bottle owner
-Why they moved to the United States
-Why did they decide to buy liquor stores?
-How do they engage with the community?
-What are their motivations to keep living in San Luis Obispo?
People were surprised to hear that the owners of Cork N Bottle and Campus Bottle are a part of the same family. They were even more interested to hear that these families came from Syria. An immediate question that popped into their minds was "why did they come here?". People were also interested as to why they got into the liquor store business and if they were finding success in doing so. Many students frequent the stores and know the employees more or less on a personal level. The employees are recognized as welcoming and very talkative. An insight into their personalities would make this story very personable and relatable to the audience.
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5/30/2018 11:53:53Brian Robbins
Lighting in San Luis Obispo
Jessica Gallagher, child development junior
- Residential neighborhoods around SLO have insufficient lighting around Cal Poly
- It poses a problem for students and community members when they are walking home from class or work late at night
-Better lighting can help students feel safe and influence how perpetrators move through these areas
Marley Thuma- Graphic Communications fourth year
"I am a current student at Cal Poly and now I live close to campus, but when I was a sophomore I lived in the Lee Armes apartments it was so far and so dark and I had multiple friends get harassed or be scared while walking home"
"It seems really reasonable for such small town like San Luis Obispo to have efficient lighting for its students and residents."
Christopher Lusich
- I attended Cal Poly two years ago and used to play rugby/intramural on the turf fields on the far side of campus and the walk back late at night after practice to Stafford street where I lived was pitch dark the entire time once I got off Cal Poly's Campus.
- It's been like that since I was a freshman and every time I come back it seems like nothing has changed.
Sam Lininger
- I attend Cuesta, but live in the surrounding neighborhoods and when I drive back home from my job late at night which is usually around 2-3 AM, the streets are so dark that it is incredibly hard to see people walking the streets at night.
- Better lighting could lead to a lot less traffic accidents and make everyone feel safer when walking around SLO.
Jessica Gallagher would be the best source because she started the petition
What are the reasons that sufficient lighting has not been implemented?
What can Cal Poly do to influence city council to put more street lights in?
What was the reason Jessica started the petition?
How much support does she need to get to really influence a change?
How can students voices be heard on this matter besides a facebook petition?
I learned that more people are concerned about this topic than I knew and that it has been a problem for years according to alumni. The petition for the change is on change.org and has 727 signatures. It has been shared/supported by mostly Cal Poly students, but local SLO residents and Cal Poly parents have also been quite interested in seeing this change happen.
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5/30/2018 11:51:01Mady MinasCave Landing

Venus Tran, 3rd Year Bio major
1) I dont know much about the safety issues regarding pirates cove and cave landing, but I know that both areas can pose many safety risks. For example, pirates cove may be dangerous because there is a steep drop from the cliff down to the rocks below and the water….in the parking lot, the road is very narrow, there’s a lot of potholes and it’s extremely dark to navigate at dusk.
2) The most important aspects of both pirates cove and cave landing are that they are both accessible to everyone and it’s usually enjoyed by many people at all times of the day.
3) You can contact me for an interview
Corinna Sanding, 4th year business major
1) I know that pirates cove and cave landing are really popular among college students...I used to go there every weekend my second year.
2) The most important parts of this topic, I think, are the issues regarding vandalism on pirates cove and how it’s deteriorating the environment around it.
3) I’m willing to be interviewed about this
Diana Stanton, Dance Professor
1) I don’t know much about this topic because I haven’t been there. I’ve visited the parking area, cave landing, many years ago and remember it being crowded.
2) The most important things I’d like to know is how the landscape has changed.
3) I don’t know a lot about this topic so I don’t think I’d be a good interview source.
Nick Franco, Director of Parks & Rec
**Still waiting for him to contact me back**
Caleb Achuela
1) I’ve went there once and it had beautiful views. The safety issues I was concerned with was the blind turns and narrow road leading up to cave landing. There was a moment where a car almost hit me because they were driving too close to the middle of the road.
2) I’d say the most important things about this topic is whether or not the County is going to make it more safe for the public to visit.
3) I’d be willing to be interviewed.
Nick Franco or anyone from the County Parks & Rec, Cal Poly students who visit the area, non-Cal Poly residents that visit the area
- The safety issues regarding Cave Landing
- What county Parks & Rec is doing to resolve these issues
- Parts of the area are Native American land (how does this play into the story?)
- What visitors can and can't do in the area
- How everyone can help preserve the area
People want to know about the safety issues regarding cave landing, how these issues will be resolved, and the activities that are allowed in this area.
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5/30/2018 11:37:07Julia Glick Bulletproof Coffee
Brittany Ciauri, fourth year, Civil Engineering; 'I have no idea what that is, I thought you were talking about bulletproof the pants company, but i would be down to learn more about it.'
Lauren Bingham, fourth year, Political Science; 'I've never even heard of that hahaha but if there was an article about a new type of coffee I would definitely read it.'
I have reached out to the Cal Poly Kinesiology department but haven't heard back due to the holiday weekend! The health center may be a good contact to tell us about any results of bulletproof coffee in the human body and students.
I have reached out to the Cal Poly Kinesiology department but haven't heard back due to the holiday weekend! We are planning on working with a professor to learn a new perspective.
Hunter Cikatz; 'I think I have heard about that before, but I am not sure. I would for sure like to learn more about it.'
Katie Farr; Bulletproof coffee is coffee that it makes caffeine last longer in you because it’s combined with fats. I’ll have my coffee with with coconut oil, not butter though.'
Katie Farr might be an interesting person to interview because she does know about the project, but goes with a healthier trend of putting coconut oil in her coffee as an alternative to butter. Additionally I could not reach a nutrition professor, but they would also be interesting to talk to, or even a Kinesiology professor.
- What bulletproof coffee is
- How it works in terms of making the coffee
- How the nutrition works
- What the benefits are
- Where you can try the coffee locally
I think that the article needs to first cover what bulletproof coffee is as a concept. Many people I talked to had no idea what it was, and to be honest, i did not know what it was either before we found this topic idea. Many of the students did not know what I was talking about when I asked them, and the community members had some sense, but were still not completely knowledgeable on the topic.
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5/30/2018 11:18:23Candice KelchnerThe path to the MLB
Mariah Higuera, Third year psychology major

1. “I don’t really know anything but I assume it depends on performance for scouts”

2. “Scouts come to games and scout for noteworthy players. They may follow those players for many games I’m assuming, and at a point in time may offer a contract to a player.

3. “I’m interested in knowing more about what a scout looks for in a player specifically."
Dominic Lunde, First year grad student, Aerospace major

1. "“If you’re good enough in D1 you make it to MLB? I don’t know at all really.”

2. “All I would know is from movies. Like someone sitting and watching in the stands.”

3. “I’d kinda like to know more but I’m not too interested.”
Professor Den Otter, Political Science Department

1. "Probably more than the average professor. My wife prepares taxes for a living and one of her clients is not only an ex Cal Poly baseball player, his name is Garrett Olson, he was actually drafted in the first round by I think the Baltimore Orioles, maybe getting the team wrong, but this was back in 2005. So when he had his taxes done I was able to talk to him a number of times about playing in the major leagues and getting drafted, so that’s where my knowledge comes from. Cal Poly actually does produce some players that make it into the major leagues, obviously not a ton but it’s a good program.”

2. "That I know less about. I assume that they have algorithms that they use for rating different kinds of pitchers, if you’re talking about pitching talent then they’re probably going to look at things like control and speed, how hard you can throw a ball, what kinds of breaking pitches you have things along those lines. I assume that extensive amounts of money are actually spent on scouting because that’s the key is actually drafting good people and signing, bringing them up in your system especially if you’re not a big market team.”

3. "I know from my conversations with Garrett that he said… you know what’s the difference between a good college pitcher and someone who’s pitching in the major leagues? usually in the major leagues they can throw a little bit harder, so like low 90s, you know 91, 92, 93, pinpoint control so they can really put the ball where they want so they don’t miss their spots. He said 'good breaking stuff that makes it really hard on hitters to actually guess what’s coming.' With other position players I’m probably less clear on how one would be successful making it to the major leagues, but I know it’s ridiculously difficult to make it to the major leagues."
Erica Minyard

1. “I don’t know much about the path to making it to the MLB. I know it’s incredibly hard to be a stand out player in college because so many athletes are great players. I would assume you would have to play for a big school that’s D1.”

2. “I think scouts and sometimes coaches go to tournaments of D1 schools during playoff season to see potential talent.”

3. “Are there only certain school scouts go to watch and what happens for the players that are really awesome but could only afford to go to a D2 or lower school?"
Andres Mancilla Valdez

1. “It’s super hard, need connections at an early age to make it.”

2. “High probably that it’s unfair.”

3. “Do kids with talent make it more than those with connections?”
1. Garrett Olson, Professor Den Otter may have an email or phone number to reach him.

2. Baseball head coach, Larry Lee

3. Cal Poly students trying to make it the MLB

4. Baseball scouter

1. What recruiters look for in players

2. How difficult the path is to making it to the MLB and how athletes motivate themselves
I learned that while many understand that the road to the MLB is difficult, not many understand the intricacies of the scouting process and the path to making it to the major leagues.
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5/30/2018 10:55:18Ilianna Salas
Virtual Reality Start up, HaptX
Nick Perez, Business Administration, Freshman “I’ve more just used the technology, different types of goggles. Don’t know too much about the process/creation of it but when I worked at Knott’s Berry Farm we had a VR game I used to work at and I know some of the programming for the Oculus. I wish I could’ve gotten more chances to see the quality differences between each brand. Or how the software works in order to possibly enhance the game quality (usually what I used it for)”
David Ortez, Business Administration, Junior “It’s a new trend that almost every company uses nowadays. It’s kind of like a mobile 3D experience. I wish I could learn more about what the purpose of VR is so that I can better appreciate it.”
Joachim Scholz, Cal Poly marketing professor
Michaela A. Holland , former VR content creator at TIME scheduled phone interview.
Andrew Mitrak - Director of Marketing at HaptX. Scheduled phone interview for Thursday.
Nick Perez,
Michaela A. Holland
Andrew Mitrak
1. How virtual reality is no longer just goggles and new technology is being created to improve user experience
2. How far VR technology has reached and the line between real life and sensory technology
3. How companies are competing with each other by moving past just the VR goggles
4. How smaller start ups are competing with big name brands in VR technology
5. The importance of VR in business and how VR technology other than goggles can be used
People are becoming more interested in VR technology and want to know more about quality, price, and ethics behind it.
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5/30/2018 10:54:18Bailey Ellis SloDoCo
Kayla De Groot. Senior, business major. Kayla has been going to SloDoCo since she was a freshman and said it is a great spot for her to study. Especially since it is open 24 hours and close to her house. Kayla did not know about the new opening of the store and thinks it is a great idea since it is such a hit in San Luis Obispo. Her old roommate used to work there last year and said she would give us her contact info for her to be interviewed at a later time.
Tina. Third year journalism major. Tina used to work here. I contacted her and she said she would be willing to talk later this week about the topic.
Owner Jacob Pickering. Owner Jessie Pickering.
I think the owners of SloDoCo and the people who still/used to work there would be the best people to interview. They would have the best insight and the most detail on this topic.
New opening of store in Atascedero. The background history of SloDoCo started. The creation and decoration of the donuts.
For this community engagement report, it was a hard for me to contact people due to the holiday. I tried to get in contact with people on Monday, but not many people responded. I will be contacting more people today with more interview questions.
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5/29/2018 23:36:10Courtney Lucs ASI Events
Karina Ocampo, 4th Year Coms Major. Did not know who was going to be performing at Spring Stampede this year. Did not vote online for who she would want to see. Is interested in knowing how Cal Poly gets big artists to come/ what all goes into having big people perform. Also is interested in how much we pay these artists.
Savanna Hoen. 4th year Coms Major. She has never attended a Spring Stampede before. She isn't sure if she is going to go this weekend because she isnt the biggest fan of Jeremih. She also would like to know where Cal Poly gets the money to host big artists like this every year.
Jose Leon. Lead Coordinator of the Cross Cultural Center. Jose is not exactly sure where ASI gets the money to put on these concerts every year. Jose believes that Spring Stampede is something fun for the students but hopes that there are not as many arrests as last year.
Preston Moon- ISLA instructor. Preston did not know what Spring Stampede was. He is surprised he didn't know something like this was happening on campus. He also wonders where Cal Poly gets the funds to host something like this.
Rik Mersai- Does not know what Spring Stampede is. Thinks that Cal Poly gets the money to put this on every year comes from students tuition money.
Laura Stelma. She wishes she could go see Jeremih but is not long a Cal Poly Student. Also wonders where Cal Poly gets the funds to throw Spring Stampede. She wants to know who gets to decide what artists get picked to perform.
Karina Ocampo, Preston Moon, Jose Leon.
Where Cal Poly gets the money to do this every year? What exactly goes into hosting a big artist at Spring Stampede? How many students go arrested last year and what they plan on doing this year to lessen those numbers? Who gets to chose the artist every year?
I learned that most people know what Spring Stampede is but don't really know what exactly goes int o the event every year and would like to know. Almost everyone would like to know how Cal Poly is paying for these artists to come each year.
I learned that most people know what Spring Stampede is but don't really know what exactly goes int o the event every year and would like to know. Almost everyone would like to know how Cal Poly is paying for these artists to come each year.
I learned that most people know what Spring Stampede is but don't really know what exactly goes int o the event every year and would like to know. Almost everyone would like to know how Cal Poly is paying for these artists to come each year.
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5/17/2018 4:47:08Kenny Campbell
How Cal Poly has impacted the surfing industry
Spencer Harvey, 4th year Environmental Studies Major. What do know/want to know about the topic? “I’m knowledgeable about surfing. The craft center is open and welcoming. You pay flat rate about $200 bucks can make whatever type of surfboard you want with the materials provided.

Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic? “People who understand the surfing culture of San Luis Obispo. The environmental aspect of surfing in SLO and how it affects our beaches. That surfing is a big part of some people's lives, it's not just hobby.”

Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project? “Talk to people that live where surfing is a big phenomenon. Both to die hard surfers and people who don’t surf in areas where surfing is a big deal.”
Jeff Campbell 3rd Year Mechanical Engineering Major.
What do know/want to know about the topic? "I do not know much right now, but I am interested in the new sustainable technologies being created."

Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic? "The sustainability of the new surfing products."

Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project? "The surfing community in SLO."
Keli Moore Lecturer and KCPR Advisor in the Journalism Department. What do know/want to know about the topic? “Haven’t heard of those start-ups, but I am aware of the shaping studio on campus”

Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic? “Obviously environmental info is important, but not everyone will be interested in a story about surf fins. What makes these start-ups different?”



Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project? “I think people working in the surf industry would be a good start, as far as perspectives go...but also people who work with beeswax.”

Donnie Laughlin

What do know/want to know about the topic? “A lot of the traditional surfboards are made from materials that go straight into the landfill, but now surfboards are being made of ETS, eco friendly resin, the same material that foam beer cooler are created from. Dave Parmenter is an important person in SLO to talk to about making surfboards and surfing in general. Polyurethane surfboards were not recyclable but now ETS, expanded polystyrene resin, is. Also before you would have to use hardener to harden the resin, but now there are special resins that can be hardened with ultraviolet light that removes the volatile organic compound that was toxic.”

Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic. “It’s important tha surfboard making stays a local industry... it’s a really unique craft. The costco and Chinese and Taiwanese communities are taking away jobs by making the process if making surfboards automated. The process of hand making surfboards keeps the soul in surfing.”

Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project? “Allusion Juice Surface Shane Stoneman”
Lucille Fernandez

What do know/want to know about the topic? “How many people in San Luis Obispo actually surf?”

Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic. “Are there great surfing spots in San Luis Obispo that these innovations would help?”

Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project? “The surfing community in San Luis Obispo, possibly the Cal Poly surf team.”
Donnie Laughlin, Shane Stoneman, Dave Parmenter
1. The effects new surfing materials will have on the surfing community in SLO.
2. What technologies are being used to already to make surfing more sustainable.
3. What makes SLO surfing products so different from every where else.
4. What does the SLO suffering community have to say about these new inventions.
5. What's going to be next in the world of surfing?
From this process I learned that there are even more sources than we originally thought of talking to in SLO. That many people want to hear from the local community of surfers. Also, that there are already some new age technologies being incorporated to make surfing more eco friendly. Lastly surfing is more than just a hobby to a lot of people.
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5/16/2018 13:53:05Warren FoxThe Creamery
Jacob Friedhoff, 4th year Civil Engineering, "I've eaten at a restaurant there before but had no idea it was so old", "Is the construction finally finished?", "When did it stop being an actual creamery?"
Scott Latz, 3rd year Business, "I'm in an ag class right now and had no idea how big dairy used to be on the central coast", "Is there still anything to do with a creamery going on or is it just shops?" "Does the site have a historic status likes some houses here?"
Steve Golding, Bowling, "Eaten there once, heard it used to be famous for dairy." "Would have been interesting if they left it kind of old school." "Who owns it right now?"
Saya Muncil, "I've eaten at the Italian place there, I know they have a Japanese one too", "I wish the buildings had more about the history of the place, I'm a history nerd.", "You drive by it super quick I feel like for being so old it should be more well known."
William Bryson, "I used to go to some shops there, but I haven't been for a while because of all of the confusion and interuptions." , "My older co-workers like the complex because it gives a space for non-college kids to hang out.", "Do they have fresh cheese? I love cheese."
Scott Latz, William Bryson, Building Manager, Local Historian
1. History and Founding
2. What it currently houses
3. Recent Changes
4. Dairy history
5. Development issues
A lot of people have been to The Creamery without even knowing it. And those who do know it as The Creamery do not know how old the actual site is or any of the specific dairy industry history. People would love to know more as the site is becoming more popular and is almost in the heart of downtown.
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5/16/2018 11:58:01Leah Qiu
Syrian Liquor Store Owners
Leila Khader, Senior Philosophy Major
What do you want to know about the topic?- "I want to know more about who they (liquor store owners) are. Whenever I go in we talk about being Middle Eastern, they even said they know my family. I have a pretty big family."
Whose perspective are important?- "Probably liquor store owners from all three major liquor stores in town. Also students who know them."
Would you be willing to interview?- "Yeah, definitely."
Vince Porter, Junior Buisness Major
What do you want know about the topic?- "I live down the street from Campus Bottle so I always go there to get beer. We've made a nice little friendship. I didn't know they were from Syria though so I would love to know more about that."
Whose perspectives are important?- "Well their perspectives of course. Also maybe other students/ community members that shop there a lot."
Would you be willing to interview?- "Yes."
Benoit Lecat, Head of CP Wine and Viticulture
What do you want to know about the topic?- "Alcohol is part of most Cal Poly's 21 and over students' lives, we even have a whole major dedicated to wine. Knowing about the businesses our students interact with is important."
Whose perspectives are important?- "Different students and the store owners."
Would you be willing to interview?- "I'll see what I can do."
Ken Smith, "Learn by Brewing" Instructor, worker at BarrelHouse Brewing
What do you want to know about the topic?- "I know of the guys that work there but not too much about them. I would like to know more about them especially because I know they sell BarrelHouse beer there."
Whose perspectives are important?- Owners of breweries in SLO that sell their product at these different liquor stores. It's important that we make relationships with our retailers.
Would you be willing to interview?- "Yeah, sure."
Campus Bottle Store Owner
Cork N Bottle Liquor Store Owner
The liquor store owners from Campus Bottle, Cork N Bottle and Sandy's will be important because they are who the story is about. Also Cal Poly students who know them/ shop at their stores to localize the story to Cal Poly.
Angles: Who these owners are and how they're all connected (part of the same family?), What is it like being from Syria (what they know about whats happening, is their family being affected?), What it's like moving to a place like SLO (Are the people welcoming/friendly?) What it's like owning a liquor store(s).
I learned that a lot of people in SLO know these store owners from frequently shopping at liquor stores in SLO. I learned that people don't know the stories of this family but would read the article.
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5/16/2018 11:56:15Bryce AstonNew sports facilities
Student 1: Stu Bembenek, mechanical engineering junior
What do you know / would you want to know?
“I had no idea that was even happening … I guess what it’s costing and where the money’s coming from.”
What is the most important aspect / facet of this topic?
“I think it’s important to, I think we should be supporting our sports teams, you know, I don’t have an issue with it. I think that encouraging athleticism is really good and I’d like to see the school become more of a sports school. But I don’t know anything about the current locations, where they practice or anything like that. I haven’t been there so I don’t know if anything needs to happen.”
What perspectives should be included?
“The athletes, obviously. If you can, administrators that may have made the decision.”
Suggestions / ideas for how to cover the topic?
“I mean, I don’t know how you would necessarily get in contact with the administrators or find out who was responsible for the decisions that were made, but I’m sure you could find out by emailing … I mean if it was me, I would probably just kind of hang out down there and try and talk to the athletes and coaches.”
Student 2: Janis Iourovitski, general engineering freshman
What do you know / would you want to know?
“I knew that there was like the new practice field but I had no idea about golf or baseball or any of that. Where the funding is coming from, that was like the main thing. Other than that, I don’t really care that much about it.”
What is the most important aspect / facet of this topic?
“Just like the amount that it cost, like where that money was budgeted from, like who was the person deciding on that besides just like admin, because that’s always super generic and clearly it’s more than just like Armstrong making decisions. So just like, how it fits into the rest of the climate around admin right now, and just when and how those decisions were made, and what other future projects are happening because it’s probably not the only sports facilities upgrades that they’re holding right now.”
What perspectives should be included?
“I mean athletes because they’re the ones who are going to be benefitting from it and just like club sports because one of my roommates who plays rugby, I don’t know how accurate this is but … they’re not allowed to practice on those fields even though they’re still a Cal Poly organization. So just seeing, like, who’s even allowed to use that field? Like are frats and sororities gonna have their intramural things there? Are club sports going to be able to practice there?”
Suggestions / ideas for how to cover the topic?
“I mean if you spin it and make admin look bad with it, people are going to read it.”
Emailed Juanita Holler, no response; emailed Matt Lazier who failed to actually respond to most of the questions in my email. But what he did say:

What do you know / would you want to know?
"I don’t have much information about those projects."

What perspectives should be included?
“I would recommend reaching out to Athletics. I would start with Eric Burdick, who handles communications for Athletics. He’s at 6-6550 or eburdick@calpoly.edu."
Instructor: Seth Hannah, sociology lecturer
What do you know / would you want to know?
“I mean, I’m not familiar with the particulars of these cases. I mean, if I would like to know just about this issue in general, what I would like to know is, you know, what was the justification for the need of the new facilities? And so, was it comparable with other universities and what they have? Was there something wrong, you know, and deficient with the existing facilities? Yeah, so was this a actually needed improvement or not? That would be the first thing. Second thing is, you know, is this something that was funded from revenue that could have gone to something more important? And what was the process of deciding whether or not this project had more merit than some other allocation? And so I would want to know to adjudicate, you know, whether or not there was some process of adjudication or whether or not, you know, someone was able to kind of sneak it in through some sort of process to push it through over some other priority.”
What is the most important aspect / facet of this topic?
“I mean, probably like the process for deciding whether or not it was built or not. Like, was there some kind of democratic process of deliberation about, you know, whether or not this is a good idea or not. That’s what I would want to know.”
What perspectives should be included?
“I don’t know, I mean I guess, you know, the interests of the students or the interests of, I don’t know, the athletic department, I guess. I don’t know, I think I’d probably be most interested in the - I don’t know, the perspective of what the students wanted and what the students want, probably moreso than what the administration wants.”
Suggestions / ideas for how to cover the topic?
“I mean I think, you know, to do … I’m a sociologist, so I would say like, hey if I’m interested in the opinion of the student body, you know, running some sort of an online survey where you can push it out over social media, you know, Facebook page of different classes of Cal Poly, and just get a sense of what people, you know, think about the idea of spending money on new facilities or give them some information about these particular facilities and ask them, you know, whether or not it’s something they’d support or not. You know, some sort of direct feedback from the students about how they feel about this would be useful. And I don’t know if that’s something that, you know, people actually do or not. There’s lots of tools with which you can quickly gather information from the student body nowadays. And so I feel like that would be useful if you’re wanting to get the student point-of-view. And the other part would be to go, you know, to the actual minutes of the meetings where these things were talked about, and see what positions were of the different constituencies. And I don’t know, you know, if those things are publicly available or not but I would rely on, you know, the public statements of the people involved and then the actual minutes of the actual debate, the conversations in the meetings to be able to decide on what basis these things were decided.”
Alex Cabrera
What do you know / would you want to know?
"I'm not sure ... this isn't super relevant to me but I guess like how it was funded? I'd also want to look at, like, where they're building, like how do they - where does that land come from, is it land they already owned? And what else are they going to do next, what's the next step?"
What is the most important aspect / facet of this topic?
“I mean probably just, I think the money thing is pretty important but also as an outsider probably any more expansions that might, you know, might go into the community or into land outside what they already have."
What perspectives should be included?
“I mean the obvious one is student athletes and like probably Cal Poly administration."
Eric Burdick, Athletics; student athletes; administration; whoever decides to go forward with these projects
where the money came from; how it was decided to build these facilities; who decided to build these facilities; whether the previously existing facilities were bad enough that we needed these and why; how these new facilities are an improvement; athlete's perspectives on these new facilities; general student perspectives on these new facilities.
The biggest thing everyone I talked to mentioned almost immediately was money. People don't know that these are donor funded and so they want to know how the facilities got funded and why. They also want to know if we actually needed these new facilities.
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5/16/2018 11:24:57Jacob FoersterSex-E
Raymond Impara, 2nd year Mechanical Engineering: 2. I want to support the message, but I’m not necessarily interested in the subject matter.
3. Definitely the statistics, but it doesn’t quantify how real it is around the world. Something that makes it more engrained to prove it needs to be addressed.
Will Le, 4th year Computer Engineering: 2. I definitely think it would be important to hear about it.
3. I still have some memory about the lectures. I would want to know more about the implementation. A lot of this stuff isn’t personal, so it would be nice to see something that you might not see for yourself.
Andrene Kaiwi-Lenting, Director of NSTP: 1. It started with Safer, they came up with idea of doing improv on education of sexual assault and bystander intervention. All the students are graduating, and it has proven to be successful. Some students want to continue this by making a formal presentation.
2. I would be interested to read this story if there’s accurate fact gathering on the business processes.
Charmaine Farber, Assistant Professor GRC: 1. I do not know about the program.
2. I would read the story, most likely online.
3. The outline of what the business is relating students. I am interested in how it intends to measure its success.
Braden Andres: 1. No I do not know about Sex-E.
2. Yes I am interested in learning about Sex-E and what they are trying to do.
3. I would like to know the overall goal of Sex-E
Conrad Stanton: 1. No, I have never heard of them.
2. Yes, I would be interested.
3. I would want to know what Sex-E is and what are they trying to accomplish.
4. Yes, I would be willing to speak on the record
Andrene Kaiwi-Lenting: While she does not want to speak on the record, she would be able to give valuable information about how this relates to NSTP.
1. What the program is now?
2. What is the implementation process for the business?
3. How do the students think they'll achieve these goals?
4. Why are these students trying to make this a business?
5. How are they looking to improve the presentations?
After speaking to people about this story, I have learned that people are interested in learning more about the story despite not knowing details previously. While some of these sources requested to stay off the record, they can either provide valid information or direct us to those who can. It might be important to gain an outsider's perspective for this story to balance the story as well. Overall, I think this story would be a popular one at Cal Poly.
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5/16/2018 9:27:21Samantha Siegal25/25 Film Fest
Michael Frank, 4th year, JOUR Major & head of 25/25. "I've been working on this event since last June and I'm so excited for this weekend. The 25 Under 25 Fest is a two-day film fest in San Luis Obispo, CA that highlights filmmakers under 25 years old, who are making films 25 minutes or less. The festival serves to create a larger platform for up-and-coming filmmakers by highlighting films by these young people that will be making up the film industry for decades to come. We aim to produce an environment that encourages youth art, innovative ideas, and lasting connections between young filmmakers. We are a new type of film festival."
Chase Canevari, 4th year, POLS Major. "I am a judge of films for the festival. I watched films that were entered into the festival, and I helped decide which ones were selected to get in. It is important to cover 25/25 because it highlights something impressive that a student did while here at Cal Poly."
Jason Mockford jmockfor@calpoly.edu (haven't heard back)
Jane Lehr jlehr@calpoly.edu (haven't heard back)
Hayley Nenandal hayley.nenadal@gmail.com (phone interview tomorrow)
Leona Guidace
Michael Frank, Chase Canevari, Jason Mockford
Young Professionals Taking Charge, Gen X Taking Forefront, Students Doing Things, What Impact the Movie Industry Has on People, College Students In Film
I mainly talked to people who are working directly with the film festival so I got a lot of information about what 25/25 is and how it got started. I haven't heard from some of the people I contacted but hope to gain info on why they think this festival is important and why this generation matters.
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5/16/2018 8:47:30Kassidy ClarkToro Creek Brewing
Hunter White, History Major, 24. "I never heard of Toro Creek Brewing, I think I would read about it. Small business are important in general to help foster a community. I don't know of any other small breweries that don't distribute to store, the ones I know are big. I did not know it was a Cal Poly Senior Project.
Cuesta Student: Allison King, Musical Theater Major, 25. "I don't know much about the super small ones breweries or if there are even some around here. I only really go to barrelhouse and I've been to Santa Maria brewing a couple times but I don't know anything about their stories. I don't know anything about Toro Creek except where it is, but I would read about it. I did not know that it started as a Senior Project."
Brent Smith. "Yeah I’d read a story a love Toro Creek. Small breweries are important cause they’re generally focused on small batch artisanal beers as well as collaborating with other local businesses and sourcing local ingredients, all of which keeps money in the community rather than off to large corporations. Any brew can get into a store, just depends on if you have the supply to meet the demand, and if you can compete with larger companies that have the shelf real estate."
Britta Ray. "I would read a story about toro, love the neighborhood. That would be my hook. Want to buy a home on that street. I'm supportive of craft projects and art in all communities. I don't know of any breweries off hand. I typically drink heff. I did not know it was a student senior project, but that is really neat. Makes me want to go taste"
I don't think any of these sources would work unless we want to see a side of someone who doesn't know anything about it since everyone I asked pretty much didn't know it existed. I contacted Brendan Cosgrove for our group and he agreed to do the interview. He will have other sources that have helped him get to where he is. The new Media Law professor helped him get a trademark so we could start there as well.
1. Small local brewery
2. Cal Poly Senior Project
3. Has his own hops field, many breweries don't
4. Can only get his beer in the tasting room- no bottles, no cans, just pints
5. Talk about the beer industry getting more commercialized
From what I gathered, no one really knew what Toro Creek was. They also couldn't name another brewery where all the craft was local and not distributed at all. Many of them had no idea it was a Cal Poly Senior Project either. I think the fact that people really don't have any idea what Toro Creek is helps us create a story. We will not promote it, but it will give us the chance to educate people on small breweries compared to big commercialized breweries. Also, it shows how many senior projects end up making it to a business. I think this story could be very interesting especially if we look at it from a local craft brew perspective. We will need to research who else has a local brewery that doesn't really distribute nationally.
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5/15/2018 20:30:16Alejandra GarciaCal Poly Archery Club
Kevin Williams, fourth year civil engineer.

1) I’m not sure if there is an archery club on our campus. I do know that we have clubs for just about everything so I am assuming there is. But I don’t really know.
(2) I think it’s good to have perspective from multiple people throughout the community. Professor, random student, student that doesn’t know about it, someone who is in it. If you want a full story, these are important. Maybe not all of those, but a few. -
(3) What the club does on a typical day/what the club entails?
Amy Marks, fourth year business major at UNR.

"I would like to know how advanced this club is. I have never done archery in my life but it always sounded like fun. If everyone was an expert I wouldn’t feel inclined to join, but if I could learn I think I might want to join a club like this

I think it’s important to get the perspective of people who are in the club to get first hand knowledge of what goes on and then maybe someone who doesn’t know much about it to try to understand what they actually do know to help the word get out about it.

About the topic in general I think it is most important to really break down what the club does. I know archery in general, but is it for fun, do they go to competitions, and just more information about the details of the club other than what people might just assume. Archery club sounds lit I’d join if I could be a beginner lol"
Louise Torgerson, Academic Advisor

I know nothing about the archery club on campus but I would like to know what they do. What does their sport entail? What are their training regimens? Do they compete only against themselves or against other universities?

I think its important to get the perspective o the people who live and breathe this sport. What are their every day experiences? Also those who are gone and are alumni of the program. Maybe talk to them as they look back at the legacy they left on the club. It would also be good to talk to a coach.

A possible angle would be a historical background. Where did they start out and how long ago? Look at where they are now and where they are going.
Travis Whipple, Ordnance Mechanic in US Army

I want to know how competitive it is. Do they teach newbies? And Do they supply bows to learn on? I would also like to know the closest consecutive shot, the fastest 10 shots fired and the best form according to the NFAA.
Nicole Kyker

1. What do you know or want to know about an on campus archery club?
I know absolutely nothing about an archery club on campus. I would want to know what they do and what they don't do. Do they compete or just for fun?

2. Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?
I would assume anyone who's involved with the club, especially the president?

3. Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic.
The history of archery and how it then became a club at your school. How has it evolved from a person's passion to a club? Who is involved and why are each of them involved.
Martin Battle would be a great source with first hand knowledge
Finding a stand out archer and feature them and their story
Is this a recreational club or is it competitive, focus on competitions
Does this club engage with the community(kids camps/lessons, competitions with other schools etc)
What is a practice or day like for an archer in the Cal Poly archery club? Are there certain hours or criteria they have to meet?
Is this club involved with any hunting clubs?
I learned that a lot of people, even those involved in the Cal Poly community are unaware that there is an archery club on campus. People want to know everything from the basics (what they do, where they practice) to the history of the program and what they hope for the future. There is an interest in getting involved, but only after being told about it since it's existence is barely known.
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4/30/2018 13:20:21Ariana AfsharSLO's Chinatown
Matt Appell, Freshman Cal Poly Student
Industrial Technology and Packaging Freshman
“ I don’t know anything about chinatown and slo.”
“I was wondering more about where it is and how to get more aware about that community.”
“I’d like to hear about the Ethnic studies department with Cal Poly and what they have to say in regards to this topic.”
Rachel Semple, Junior Cal Poly Student
Psychology with minor in Child Development and Biology
“The history of how it started and was founded and how it interacts with the society today. Im curious if Chinatown wants be more on the “map” or more lowkey.”
“The people that were in the community and still are. The only people that matter in my opinion are the people that are directly tied to that community.”
“I feel like the history and knowledge is really important. Find a old person who is a part of the community and include them in the tie of the history of Slo’s Chinatown. Like a person’s individual story that represents the whole scope of ChinaTown.“
Professor Howe, Journalism Department
Cal Poly
“I would like to know how big it was/how long it was an operation, whether it was a place where people were zoned there or did people chose to settle there. Who were the people (there by force, circumstance, ex)?”
“There are descendants of chinatown (in SLO), I would like to hear their perspectives, also talking to the historical society of SLO would be interesting.”
“Are city planners trying to preserve it? Find out why/why not they are choosing to preserve/not preserve it.”
Tianna Isis
Cuesta Student
“I didn’t even know there was a ChinaTown.”
“I’d like to see what the Chinese people that have been in SLO for generations have to say.”
“What is SLO doing for ChinaTown?”
Leiyahna Sanchez
SLO High Student
“Yes I knew there was one I just don’t know where it is.”
“What happened to it?”
“I’d like to see what a historian has to say about it.”
I believe the two Cal Poly students I interviews could really help the story.
1. The history of Chinatown SLO is.
2. What happened to SLO's Chinatown
3. Where it is
4. How it ties into SLO's long history if the Chinese Community
I learned that a lot of people either didn't know there was a Chinatown or they have no idea that it's not the regular Chinatown someone would think of.
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4/25/2018 14:17:39JB GarciaLvl Coffee
Blake Hester 4th year Ag Business (creator of LVL Coffee)
- How difficult has the process of starting your own business been?
- Was there ever a point where you wanted to throw in the towel?
- How do you plan on taking your business further?
Ryan Nakamura, 4th year Food & Nutrition
- How much do you know about MCT oil?
- Are the health benefits really make the product worth it?
Dr. Johan B. Ubbink, Department Head of Food& Nutrition
- What health benefits do you find in normal coffee?
- How does coffee with added substances affect the body's health?
- What does the MCT oil do specifically for the body?
Eric Meyer (Mentor at SLO Hothouse)
- How many student businesses have become successful after transitioning from project to business?
- What are the steps that student who want to start their own business have to go through?
- What's the percentage of failure for student run businesses?
Lincoln Deli (No specific name available)
- How much lvl coffee products get sold you store?
- Have customers come back and given a review of the product?
- Have you seen a steady flow of people buying the product?
Blake Hester
His Senior Project Advisor
How he's transitioning from senior project to actual business.
Process of actually making the coffee.
Roadblocks he may of hit trying to launch his business.
His inspiration for trying to start his business.
His next steps in trying to grow his business.
When I interviewed people we didn't really have a clear focus on how we wanted to cover the topic so my most of the people and their responses are now irrelevant. So now with a new found focus I'm hoping we are able to paint a picture of the hard work that goes into starting a new business and getting it off the ground as a student with limited resources.
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4/25/2018 10:41:24Ethan RomanSandwich Wars
Ingrid Medina
4th year Animal Science
"I'm still surprised how many different sandwich places there are, and how everyone has their own place."
"I mean, I eat at a few different ones, but I have a really specific diet, so when I do eat like that, I'm gonna get exactly what I want, and that's High St."
"People are legit crazy about their favorite places. I saw people get into a full-on argument about Mr. Pickles versus High St. once."
Cara Bibi-Wong
"I've had a few of the places and I don't really see the hype. It's just sandwiches, but people are definitely crazy about them."
"I guess I like High Street Deli, but that's cause their sandwiches seem different."
"I've for sure seen people get in some pretty intense conversations about the different places. They're really into it, that's for sure."
Matt Alongi
Graduated Cal Poly 2013
"This sandwich thing has been going on forever and I think it's just a light-hearted rivalry for the town to have."
"I'm a Mr Pickles guy, and if you say that to the wrong person, you'll always get a big piece of their mind.
"It's nice to think that sometimes, a person's favorite sandwich is the only thing people disagree about. I wish we could get back there."
Talia Klein-Lee
Resident
"When I moved here, I felt like it was mainly High St. versus Lincoln, but it's crazier now. It's like if you don't pay attention for an hour, a new place opens. But I don't know, It's kind of fun. It's like something for us to have a friendly debate about."
"I was vegan for that last eight years and I'm just starting to venture into stuff like that, so it's like I finally get to experience all these places everyone talks about. The place that lived up to the hype the most was fur sure Lincoln."
"It's more about fun than anything, and it gives people stuff to talk about without getting all mad."
I could recommend any of my sources, but the best interviews as far as opinions on the matter goes, are going to be people in the moment. Aside those, owners or operators of the delis in question are essential.
Which delis are the top local favorites and why.
History of the delis and their most famous sandwiches.
If the passion people have goes beyond the sandwich (why else do they prefer one deli in particular).
Could people tell where sandwiches come from based only on taste?
With new delis always opening, are locals willing to try something new?
People are passionate about their sandwiches here and seem genuinely interested in whatever conclusion can be drawn form the story.
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4/25/2018 10:30:49Lauren PluimFortnite Craze
Ryan Blair Major: Computer Science 4th year:
1: Battle Royales have become a genre of games that have sprung up over the past few years. In the beginning there was H1Z1, who was the first to really establish a lasting presence in the scene. That lasted a while until PUBG took over. PUBG was successful because of the multitude of players that started with H1 and then attracted that audience into a game that was more tactical and slow-paced. Essentially, people realized they liked Battle royale games because of PUBG.

About the same time Fortnite sprang up. Originally, it was meant to be a Co-op game where you and a group of friends would defend your base from zombies, essentially just to try and outlast them. The developers started to look at the success games like H1 and PUBG were having and decided to make a battle royale style game in their already existing game. The thing that made Fortnite so unique is the aspect of building yourself cover and having an easier the ability to counter-attack people who shot first at you. (If you need more explanation to differentiate the games, let me know) Fortnite was known by a bunch of people at the time PUBG first started becoming popular.

There are a couple of factors why Fortnite ended up blowing up over PUBG (who at the time reached a million concurrent users on the game). The first is that PUBG had (and continues to have) optimization issues. It just officially released a few months ago, and even still the game still has quite a few bugs. People were frustrated that a game so popular still had all these issues around it. The second real contributor was the success of Fortnite streamers such as Ninja. Ninja is a Fortnite streamer that set records for concurrent viewers on Twitch due to his ability to convert his audience on YouTube to come to watch him play on Twitch (something that really hadn't been done successfully by an online creator ever). His rise in viewership really started driving people away from PUBG into Fortnite.
2: I think the craze will die down, just like it did with PUBG. Although it will be tough to say when it will happen, I think PUBG has a chance to win back people that primarily play Fortnite once they are able to fix their optimization issues.

I do want to say that PUBG was in a similar circumstance, but the main reason why Fornite blew up more popular that PUBG was because of mainstream media were aware that a lot of people were into battle royale games (that started because of PUBG).
3: Again, media were just starting to realize how popular battle royale games could be from the rise of PUBG. I think if PUBG was not as popular as it was, Fortnite would not be as successful as it is right now. PUBG opened the market of battle royale games to the masses, and Fortnite took advantage of the fact that PUBG is not a polished game and ran with it.
Another reason I think Fortnite is popular is because it's free to play (FTP). League of Legends and Dota 2 have shown how successful a FTP game can be with the purchase of in game cosmetics, and Fortnite is the best of battle royale and FTP games as of right now.
Inaki Madrigal Major: Computer Science 1st year
1: The Fortnite craze started a few months ago, but the game has been out for years. The craze is due to the development of the Battle Royale mode within the game. The original game consisted of a cooperative "Player vs. Environment" style, called "Save the World" in which players could play with friends and defend a base from zombie-like enemies. But now, with the development of games like PUBG, the Battle Royale movement has been huge. Everyone has been jumping into it because it's such a rewarding feeling to have bested the other 99 players in the same round. The Battle Royale style is similar to the fictional story, "Hunger Games" in which everyone is dropped into the map and the last man or team left standing wins.
2: I know the craze will continue, because the game is anything but repetitive. Every round can be played differently. There is no skill cap to this game. There is always someone who is better at building, aiming, game sense, etc. There is always room for improvement. The main reason why the game will continue to thrive and also why it's so popular is because of the price tag: $0.
3: Anyone can play it, even on consoles you don't even need to pay the yearly $60 fee for Xbox Live Gold or PSN.
It's even on phones, it's just everywhere! And to think that they play the game just to simply see
#1 VICTORY ROYALE
Winning a game and besting your opponents is just so rewarding.
Awaiting email response from Barry Floyd, the advisor for the eSports club on campus. He is not here this week but has already confirmed he would answer my questions.
Michael Molina
1: I prefer PUBG because I’m more of a competitive gamer. PUBG gives me more of a sense of realism due to the aesthetic versus Fortnite where it’s more cartoony. Every game is unique when I play, there are multiple ways of playing the game. It’s almost like creating a unique story every time. I tend to play more passively and tactically than just running in.
2: I heard about Fortnite when I was playing with friends and talking about wanting to play PUBG, they introduced it to me but I wasn’t really in to it.
I heard about Fortnite when I was playing with friends and talking about wanting to play PUBG, they introduced it to me but I wasn’t really in to it.

3: I don’t plan on playing more Fortnite because PUBG is constantly being updated with new maps and aesthetics to make the game feel fresh. I think if Fortnite were to add more to the game rather than just skins and outfits for the characters than I would. But as of right now I’m sticking with PUBG
Grady Ahern
1: I heard about it through YouTube
2: I think the craze started due to the fact that it’s a free quality game available on every platform you can play on
3: I do think the craze will die down a little but it will still be pretty prominent
eSports president Ryan, and the other eSports guy
What are the competing game platforms, why Fortnight became so popular, how word spread, how it is influencing people in social media, and will the hype last.
It seems that there is a large community aspect behind Fortnite it would be interesting to explore this aspect more. People also seem to think that the craze will slow down but not necessarily die out. Only time will tell us about the future of this game.
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4/25/2018 8:07:38Joseph De Anda
SLO Tiny Homes and helping the homeless
Matt Tajon, third year business major. "I think it is a good topic and one that is obviously a hot topic" "I am curious who would pay for a program like that" "what is the idea behind who would live there?"
Mark Blattler, second year paramedic associate student, cuesta college, " I see a need for homeless housing in SLO" "I think it is an interesting concept over traditional low income housing" "Where would a program like this go? In the city or..."
Richard Gearhart, Journalism Professor, Journalism department "Good topic and legit fix for homelessness" "Length of time limit for someone to be in a tiny house spot?" "Interested in what it is like in a tiny house"
Dustin La Jeunesse: "I think those houses are an interesting concept" "I don't see it really fixing the homeless problem?" "That would be better than putting in a bunch of mobile home parks." " I would talk to the planning commission or homeless assistance groups"
Greg Larsen: "That's crazy to think it could be that easy of a fix for the homeless population" "I think it is interesting to know how that would get paid for" "Dude I think we would still have a homeless problem though even with this fix"
Dustin La Jeunesse and Greg Larsen
The ability to pay for this project, who would live in the home, how would this solve the homeless problem, where would the project go, What is it like to live in a tiny house.
The people I spoke with had a lot of valuable questions. There was a lot of concern of where the project would be placed. The idea is that people were not sure if this would actually fix the homeless problem or add to it. I liked the angle of what it is like for someone to live in a tiny house and what about those with families.
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4/24/2018 13:34:50Elena Wasserman
How Cal Poly's Been Affected by the Black Face Incident
Senior Psychology major Madison Eadie:
"I definitely feel like Cal Poly's reputation has taken a hit with this whole thing. I mean like I feel like I don't want to tell people I go to Cal Poly right now because this is all they think of."
"It hasn't necessarily affected me directly per say, but I think it's sad that this school I'm so proud be graduating from is now known for something so awful."
"Personally I think Kyler Watkins needs to leave this campus. I honestly don't understand why he would still want to go here after all that's happened."
Senior Nutrition major Alexandra Striler:
"I'm about to move across the country for this dietetic internship I landed and I feel like this will follow me. It's so sad that I'm graduating from this great school and don't really want to be bragging about it, at least not right now."
"It sucks. Stuff like this is happening all over, including other college campuses, and yet he we are making national news because of this one guy. Hopefully this teaches our school and other places a lesson."
"Moving forward I hope the school takes more, better measures to make sure this doesn't happen again. The odds are low but clearly we aren't doing enough right now."
Lead Coordinator for Multicultural Center Jose Leon:
Professor of Nutrition Doctor Aydin Nazmi:
"I'm disappointed. Our school is so much more than this."
"We see this stuff everywhere. It's disgusting. This incident has just reminded us that it literally happens right under our noses. At least we're realizing it and addressing it."
"I understand where Armstrong is coming on the legality side of things. Doesn't mean that I wouldn't do differently if I were in his position, I just understand."
Freshman Cuesta student Jennifer Badger:
"I work five days a week and it's crazy that I've actually been asked about the incident while at work. I find myself defending myself by saying I go to Cuesta not Cal Poly, which is crazy."
"This has made a good school look bad in a national light. Now when you google Cal Poly that's like all you see."
"Personally, I think they should kick his ass out of school. What worse thing could he of done? If this doesn't get you expelled, what does?"
Cal Poly Alumni and Owner of Giuseppe's Joe DiFronzo:
"This one idiot is making this great school, my school, look bad. Now that's just not right."
"When I went there it was all about integrity. Yeah, yeah this stuff has been happening for years and is still happening, but it'll all continue if Cal Poly doesn't handle this. That is not the Mustang Way."
"I would hope this wouldn't change things, but of course it does. Cal Poly needs to prove again that this is not what their school is about and start showing what is."
Senior Nutrition Major Alexandra Striler, Coordinator of Multicultural Center Jose Leon, Cal Poly Alumni and Owner of Giuseppe's Joe DiFronzo.
How students feel, multicultural center, alumni, community members, Armstrong (if possible), and ASI. This story is about how different people feel Cal Poly has been affected by this incident. How was Cal Poly portrayed before vs. now and how do different people feel about this shift?
People are pissed. Joe DiFronzo especially. This incident is horrible, should never happen again, and everyone feels that way. The differ in opinions is not if Cal Poly has been affected, but by how much and what they are or aren't doing.
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4/11/2018 11:52:01Jessica FrantzidesWHAR Wolf Rescue
Sara Baldridge. Senior, Biology major. Sara didn't know anything about the rescue. She wants to know where the wolves and hybrids come from. She also wanted to know if they do any breeding. An important aspect of the topic is whether or not these animals need protection. An interesting perspective would be from that of the sanctuary's neighbors.
Ashley Gamber. Senior, Organizational Leadership major. Are they safe to have as a pet (the hybrids) - doesn't know anything about wolves in general. Where do they coming from? If it's a nonprofit, is all funding from donations or is there subsidies provided from elsewhere? How much education/ knowledge and training goes into owning a hybrid. What goes into owning them.
Freddy Del Pilar - He did not know that the wolf rescue existed in the area, despite having lived in SLO county his whole life. The first thing he wanted to know is if it is possible to interact with them or volunteer there. He also think it's important to know the biggest differences between a full blood wolf and a hybrid. Perspective - animal control/ agriculture or livestock owners - people who find them as pests.
Kimberly Keller - She knew of the facility, but only that it exists, nothing further. She wanted to know where the wolves come from and why there there. She especially emphasized wanting to know if they are being rehabilitated and if so, if they are being released to the wild after.
Owner of facility. A neighbor to the sanctuary. Someone who has visited/ participated in the tours. A trainer at the facility. Someone who may not know about the facility. Someone who is frightened or thinks negatively of the wolves/ hybrids.
Difference between full and part blood wolves. The stigma of wolves and how it can be neutralized. What all the facility does-Where do the wolves/ hybrids at the sanctuary come from and why do they end up there? How much education/ training goes into owning your own hybrid?
I learned that most people did not know the sanctuary exists but most are pretty interested in the idea of being able to visit and interact with the wolf dog hybrids. The sources wanted to know where these animals came from and what the facility is doing with them (training, rehabilitating, breeding, putting up for adoption, educating the public ). There are many perspectives this story can include other than those who feel like they need to be rescued or who'd like to have them as pets, including those who view them in a negative light, as pests, or even the neighbors who surround the sanctuary.
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4/11/2018 11:24:33Danika SchultzJuuls
Rachel Parent, 4th year, Animal Science: She's heard of juuls but doesn't really know what they are. After she googled it she would want to know how common they are. She wants to know how dangerous they are compared to cigarettes. Do people ever harm themselves by overusing it not knowing its stronger than a cigarrete?
Brittany Horn, Senior, Psychology @ ASU: "I know close to nothing about juuls, I'd want to know if they are as bad as cigarettes and what exactly is in them and how much, most important coverage I think would be to find out what is in them and to make it clear to the public if there are health risks involved even though they are not technically cigarettes because they are most likely not "healthy" even though they they might not have the same ingredients. Also if what is in them makes them to be considered addictive or not" (She has definitely used a juul before)
Melanie Gutierrez, Biological Sciences support coordinator: Says she's heard of e-cigarettes but not juuls. She thinks that probably someone who smokes cigarettes would be more familiar with the concept of juuls. She thinks that an interesting perspective would be to talk to some faculty who smoke and see how the smoking ban on campus affects them.
Diana Allen: I know that their advertising is based on marketing the fact that it’s only vapor.

Would want to know: How addictive are Juuls? Is it more addictive or less addictive than a cigarette? If the nicotine levels are the same, then would the increase in desire for a Juul over a cigarette, come from a “cool factor” or FOMO since it’s incredibly more expensive?

Thinks interesting coverage would be: I would want to know if Juul’s are just a trend? Do people that were looking to get their nicotine fix, now have a second addiction–staying current with THE WAY the nicotine is delivered?
Zach Reeves: Knows what juuls are and have seen them used downtown or at clubs. Wonders what's actually in them and how they work, and why it seems to be a trend among young people. Would want to know if they're just as bad as cigarettes because no e-cig product can be totally safe.
I also went to the health center and UPD and got contacts/request for interview forms. I went to the public health department but no one was there, so I also think that would be a good source.
People definitely want to know how juuls work, what's in them, whether or not they're dangerous, why they've become popular, and what their overall effect in society is.
I learned that not as many people know what's in a juul as I thought. Even people who I KNOW have used one before don't know what's actually in them.
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4/11/2018 11:21:16Emily HulsmanBottomless Mimosas
Cal Poly Student: Marley Thuma
Bottomless Mimosas happens every Sunday at bars or restaurants and everyone loves it. I love bottomless because it's a really fun morning for everyone to get together with their friends and have a good time. I think that bottomless has been such an innovative way for restaurants to bring in business and make money while giving people the luxury of having bottomless mimosas!

Student from anywhere, including Cal Poly: Cliff Moore
Bottomless is really fun and brings the family together. My favorite place to go is Libertine because they come refill your glass with unlimited mimosas and they have really good food. Especially the tots.
Sean Zurbruggen, Libertine Brewery.
At Libertine, we do Bottomless Mimosas every Sunday. Students really love it and its always a lot of fun. We have Bottomless Mimosas with breakfast for $22 on Sundays and the restaurant is usually packed.
Community Member 1: Kasey Marchant, Cal Poly Agricultural Business Alumni
I know that people love to do it and it's on sundays. I have participated in a bunch and I love it. The unlimited factor, the idea of everyone in the same mindset to have a fun Sunday before the depression of Monday begins. I also love the food that is included with the deal. To be specific, tater tots. Students, facility owners and managers. A little opinion from community members as well.Survey people’s first choice of where to go for mimosas and why. You could also have sections on who has the location, best prices, service, food, and mimosas.
Community Member 2: Jack Mancuso, Community Member
I like the idea of bottomless mimosas on Sundays, before the start of the work week. I've only gone once, but it was a lot of fun. My friends really enjoy going because there's such great deals for food and drinks.
Interview Suggestions:
Of the sources you interviewed, list those who would be good sources for the project.
LIBERTINE BREWERY, Sean Zurbruggen -- General Manager of Libertine Brewery, sean@libertinebrewing.com
CHARLIES PLACE, Charlie's Place Floor Manager, Cecilia@charliesfood.com
SLO Brew, (805) 543-1843
Students: Second Year Graphic Communications Major Marley Thuma, Fourth Year Environmental Sustainability Major Cliff Moore, Timothy Hall
Community Members: Kasey Marchant, community members of San Luis Obispo
Essential Angles
- Why do students in particular go to bottomless?
- Who is the most successful restaurant that puts on bottomless sundays?
- What restaurants do bottomless sundays?
- How much revenue do restaurants make from bottomless mimosas?
- Why do restaurants give the promotional deals they do?
- Is there heavy competition between the restaurants to bring students to them?
Summary Bottomless Mimosa Sundays have become increasingly popular in San Luis Obispo, especially amongst Cal Poly students. Numerous bars and restaurants participate, giving plenty of options for people to enjoy bottomless mimosas. Libertine, SLO Brew, and Charlie's Place are three restaurants that we are focusing on for this project because they seem to be the most popular bottomless destinations for Sunday's festivities. It is important we focus on why bottomless mimosa Sundays have become so popular over the past few months. Looking into restaurant's revenues and motives for promotional deals will give us data and insight into how much success they're truly having. It's also important to focus on restaurant managers and workers to get their opinions on how they feel about working during bottomless Sundays. I have contacted all three restaurants already!
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4/11/2018 10:49:18Cali Magdaleno
Accommodating for Infrastructure/Class Issues with Increasing Student Population
Stephanie Duret, 4th year, Biology
There are always huge waitlists for the classes I want to take, and I know people who weren’t able to get into any major courses last quarter. One of my lectures got moved to a bigger lecture hall because the professor wanted to accommodate as many people on the waitlist as he could. I’ve never really had a problem when the class has a lab though, I’m assuming it’s because there are so many labs in fischer and science north that are designed specifically for my classes and can’t really be used for anything else.
I think the most important issue is that there are students who are unable to get into any of the classes they need and who have to stay extra quarters or pay for summer quarter because of it.
Student and professor perspectives are important because they’re the ones who are the most impacted from the problem. I also think it’s important to hear from the administrators to know if they’re trying to do anything to fix the problem.
Melanie Gutierrez from the bio department is the one who is in charge of making sure our classes don’t conflict, so you might be able to talk to her about how they manage to make everything work with hundreds of students needing labs.
Emma Scudero, 4th year, Kinesiology
I know that last year the algorithm was not correct and way too many freshmen were admitted. This caused a lot of intro-level classes and GE’s to be impacted and dorms to be overcrowded. Luckily, my classes and housing situation weren’t affected by the excess of students. I’m interested in how administration is adapting to this influx, because it seems as though nothing has really changed other than the new dorms (that began to be built before this error happened anyway) and Cal Poly using Mustang Village apartments for first year(second years? Not sure).
How will the school ensure the same quality education if there are too many students? More students means more tuition money, and it seems to me like that could be used for infrastructure or dorm accomodations or increasing faculty pay since they will be teaching/need to be available during office hours for a more students. This extra tuition money could also go towards financial aid in order to increase the diversity in Cal Poly’s student body.
I’m obviously biased but student perspectives are the most important since they are at risk of being underserved. Faculty/lecturers/professors are also important since they are at risk of being overworked/underemployed.
I’m interested in what the administration actually did end up doing with that tuition money. I would talk to whoever does budgeting as well as talk to the financial aid office to see whether it would be realistic to use the excess for scholarship. Also, what Cal Poly is doing in its admissions process (if anything) to make sure that does not happen again.
Juanita Holler: Associate Vice President, Facilities Management and Development
Facilities Management & Development (FM&D) worked closely with the university (Housing, Provost, Academic Affairs, to name just a few) in trying to accommodate the unexpected enrollment growth last quarter, so I am somewhat familiar with those issues of that part of the topic.
We in FM&D can address the infrastructure and classroom numbers, but you’d need to speak with the Registrar, Provost, Academic Affairs, etc. to get their perspectives on the other target areas of your story.
If I’m available, I’d be happy to be interviewed – and if I’m not – I can certainly have someone in FM&D who can speak to the issues be interviewed in my stead.
Bernie Duffy: Professor and Department Chair of Communications
There aren't enough classrooms, and that’s all there is to it. A lot of departments ask for more classes than they need--‘dummy classes’ and classes they are not sure yet whether or not they will keep--as a way to try and ensure they get the rooms they need. Space is not being given out.
Not all departments have been hit equally. Psychology had about 95% of their classes accommodated for.
Scheduling tends to cut classes listed as staff first usually, which affects departments like communications who have to put staff for their part-time lecturers, which they happen to have a lot of..
He said that according to the provost, however, 92 percent of classes are accommodated for.
Designated buildings make a difference; business classes will get priority in the business building.
When they do get rooms, they are not always adequate.
The administration had the department chairs sit in a 3 hour meeting to discuss how they could fix the admissions problem, but many were not very happy about having to do so because they did not create the problem so why would they have to fix it.
The department chair of math has supposedly come up with a program to help admissions.
He said it has been getting worse in the past couple years.
Last fall, there were about 18 unaccommodated section; the fall before that he said he had to guess it was about 14.
He also said fall is always the worst in regards to this.
Greg Parras in English may be a good contact.
Possibly talk to someone in the psychology department to see why they seem to have such an advantage.
Shelley Filip
I have heard bits and pieces from my employees about the issues on campus. From what I’ve heard, there are some problems with the dorms and parking on campus, and a few of them always seem worried about getting classes with each new quarter.
As an outsider, I would like to know to what extent this is creating more problems, and what Cal Poly is saying they are doing vs. what they are actually doing.
I would say just to talk to various students, maybe freshman more so, just to see how they are being affected since it’s probably affecting their classes the most.
Juanita Holler; I also emailed quite a few other people and some have responded as being open for further interviews, and others I am still waiting to speak with.
Unaccommodated sections
Infrastructure and classroom numbers
Where money is being allocated in response to these issues
Admission algorithm and what admissions is doing to fix this mistake
Why certain majors are more accommodated for than others
Cal Poly has been experiencing significant growth in the past couple years due in part to the admissions miscalculation of expected acceptances. As we know, new dorms are being built to help accommodate the on-campus housing crisis; however, it is not clear how other infrastructure issues such as with parking and classroom availability will be taken care of. On top of that, class numbers are getting bigger, but sections are not necessarily being made to accommodate for that. In fact, for some departments, there has been a steady increase of unaccommodated sections due to a lack of classroom availability. It doesn’t seem as though all majors are being affected equally, but this does not mean that the administration isn’t worried. Recently, a 3-hour meeting was called by the administration to reach out to the department chairs for help in finding a solution to the admissions problem. The only solution I heard was that the math department chair is working on a new algorithm for admissions. In general, there is a lot more going on behind the scenes, and in regards to classes specifically, some of the faculty doesn’t want to speak out about it because they don’t want it to be even more difficult for them to get classrooms.
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4/11/2018 10:30:07Lena Binley
Population growth/housing crisis
Gabriela Scioli, 4th year, RPTA
1. I'd like to know the current strategies of Cal Poly to combat the growing student population and housing problem
2. Students, specifically the younger students who will be here longer. The non-student residents, because the growing population might move them out of their houses by disruption or realizing that it's more profitable to rent out their houses.
3. You could probably talk to IHC on campus, because I know they have plans to make the new dorms and PCV to be 2nd year housing. SLO housing corporation. The new apartments being built on Foothill. They're supposed to be affordable. I know that Cal Poly was proposing building faculty housing since it's so expensive for them to live here too.
Julia McClintock, 4th year, Art
1. I didn't know there was a crisis in SLO. I mean, I felt like I was having a crisis when I was looking for housing.
2. The most important aspect is that there is not enough housing for everyone in SLO. They can keep building until there's no more land left or they can stop accepting so many students into Cal Poly.
3. I feel like long-term residents already have their housing, so probably students are more important to talk to.
Joel Westwood, PhD; CLA - English
I've lived in SLO, near campus, since 1991, and the Cal Poly and Cuesta student population has not increased as rapidly as general population trends throughout California over that time span, so my belief is that the city and the campus environmentss have been able to avoid significant housing development or increased density because the population has remained relatively stable.


My wife and I were fortunate to find an affordable house in 1999, before property values went ballistic.


My scapegoat for housing problems has long been realtors/property managers who are first able to pounce on an affordable house and then rent it to pay off the mortgage or flip it a year later for a tidy profit. My gut response to the difficulties renters face is to look at how landlords/property owners think of their responsibility to the community. That is, as a self-righteous smart-aleck who doesn't own any secondary property. I'm tempted to think most property owners who rent to students (and others) are concerned foremost about making as much money as possible, overlooking many of the inequities they are continuing to promote.


I'd really like to know how the out-of-place "Academy" was pushed through the approval process and who stands to benefit most from it. While I'm a proponent of density and "in-fill," this kind of housing end up affordable to only a select few.


I'd also like to know what the occupancy rates are for all of Cal Poly's newer housing projects, like PCV, and where all of the money is going, and how the prices to live in those units is determined.

Angeline Pozzi
1. How is this problem going to be even more affected with the increase in freshman next year? Will housing cost be brought down or continue at the same pricing?
2. The most important aspect for me is if SLO will need to become a commuter school because the closest towns outside of SLO that are fairly cheaper are Morro or Los Osos or even more north.
3. Talk to residents who have lived in SLO as the populations have gradually increased. Maybe talk to someone in government or the residential board of downtown/SLO county. Also get the perspectives of students of how they find housing/affordable housing.
Jerry (works in the HASLO office; was available to talk to me)
1. It's an ongoing problem, CP has been here a long time so there's always a competition in housing
2. Talk to commercial developers about new downtown SLO housing development
3. Monday's Tribune front page new property development Iron works; waiting list closes today for those apartments; huge # of apps; mixed use housing for working families, low income households, and students; Scott Smith answered a lot of ?s in the article
4. affordability was a big part of starting this project off Broad (Iron Works apartments)
5. HASLO (housing authority of SLO); section 8 program: vouchers for housing assistance; people can qualify for helping with rent if low income
Doug Davidson, SLO architectural review commission liaison: (805) 781-7177 ddavidson@slocity.org

Scott Smith, SLO housing authority liaison: (805) 543-4478 ssmith@haslo.org

Jo Campbell, PhD, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Executive Director of University Housing: 805-756-7990, jcampb33@calpoly.edu

Carole Schaffer, Director of Organizational Learning, Student Affairs & Senior Associate Director of Housing: 805-756-7990, cschaffe@calpoly.edu

Scott Bloom, Associate Director of Housing, Director of Facilities Operations: 805-756-7990, sbloom@calpoly.edu

Denise Gibbons, Associate Director of Housing, Director of Administration & Auxiliary Services: 805-756-7990, dagibbon@calpoly.edu

Westwood, Joel W.
Emailjwestwoo@calpoly.edu
Phone805/756-6162
The student population is driving residents farther from housing closer to campus
Who is to blame for this problem?
Are housing committees doing enough to accommodate everyone's needs in SLO?
Faculty and staff are finding it inconvenient to live near work
Increasing prices are causing people to live farther away
Talk of further housing development in SLO is causing controversy because people don't want to give up their land
Will SLO have to become more of a city instead of a small town in the future?
A lot of people didn't know about the new housing being built/newly constructed; that might be a good area to dissect. Most people were upset, but were slightly complacent in the issue; they had an "it is what it is" attitude towards the issue. A lot of people wanted to know how this crisis will affect people in the future. I found it interesting how the non-students responded; they seemed more upset about prices and supply of housing.
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4/10/2018 23:07:18Eric Waggoner
The topic will cover Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Orfalea College of Business integration of augmented reality technology (AR) into their marketing curriculum. Orfalea is currently the only business school in the country integrating AR, an industry estimated to be worth $120 billion by 2020, into their marketing curriculum.
I don’t really know anything about AR. I want to know why other schools haven’t integrated AR into their curriculum and what kind of effect it will leverage Cal Poly over other schools. I want to know what made the business school decide in incorporating it into their curriculum. talking to someone that specializes in something AR related and talking to someone in the business department would be useful.
Name: Kylee Zolezzi Major: Journalism Year: 3
I know that AR is a technology that has attributes similar to features of a green screen or hologram; it is interactive.The various applications of AR opens avenues for entrepreneurial activity. I think consumer behavior or habits are important aspects to be aware of. Experts familiar with the technology could share their knowledge at industry fairs/conventions and could find situations of mutual benefits from discussing methods of integrating the technology with various fields of industry.
Name: David Gomez Year: 2 Major: accounting
Why now? How, specifically? Who is their resident expert? How many classes? What else is like AR in terms of being 'implemented into curric'? What was the last thing that they implemented like this? What are the barriers of AR? Why isn't AR/VR being more widely adopted? What are some examples of marketing campaigns using AR efffectively? Resident AR experts in the biz school, whoever is in charge of the curriculum, graduating seniors (won't have it), freshman (will). Definitely want to capture the AR experience somehow (filming someone using their phone).
Name: Brady Teufel Title: Assistant Chair / Associate Professor
How is it going to affect me being that I’m not in the program? How am I going to access the tech? What is it going to do for me? Because it will become the trend, I think it’s important for students to learn it. For readers and the public who don’t know much about it is important to disseminate the information about the technology (awareness). Business leaders that are already integrating this technology into their marketing business model would be a valuable resource.
Name: Shelly Cone Title: Lecturer Department: Journalism
I don’t know too much about AR but would like to. Seems fascinating that it is going to be a booming industry and despite this not too many people know about AR it seems. I’d like to know why that is. I think the most important thing about AR is how it will benefit people. How is it going to impact my life? Is it going to be a positive thing? I would want to hear from students and those who are starting to use AR for marketing and how they are using it?
Name: Jerry Saunders
None of these interviewees would be ideal sources for the story. However, I was given a name of a student who is creating a start up with another student that involves the development of an AR/ facial recognition app that helps people find their friends at music festivals.
1. resident expert in the business department ( Dr. Joachim Scholz is Assistant Professor of Marketing) 2. Examples of marketing campaigns using AR effectively? 3. Current students that are actively utilizing AR (student start-up company) 4. How AR will effect the general public 5. How AR will change consumer behavior
What I have learned over the course of this community engagement report is how little people know about augment reality and its marketing potential. It took more explaining than I thought to help the interviewees understand what augmented reality is and how it is already being used (Snapchat lenses). It appears there is a lacking in understanding of the kind of magnitude augmented reality will have on society.
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4/10/2018 21:52:26Lauren Ipsen
CBD Integration in local SLO markets
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1. Is the negative stigma of marijuana starting to be overlooked?
2. Is using an umbrella term like "weed" or "marijuana" a factor in the negative stigma regarding wholistic medicine like CBD?
3. When were stores allowed to sell CBD on their shelves?
4. Do athletes/employees know that CBD does not show up in a drug test?
5. Why is it that groups like the NCAA don't test for CBD but do for THC?
I learned that a lot of the younger generation is familiar with CBD but was unaware that it did not show up on drug tests. The majority had also not seen them being integrated into San Luis Obispo stores yet. Overall, many people don't truly know the difference between CBD and THC and why rules and regulations are set the way they are.
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4/10/2018 21:38:15Lauren Ipsen
CBD Integration SLO Community
Marley Thuma, 2018 Graphic Communications student: She is willing to be interviewed on this topic at a later time. She believes that the perspectives of those who are against CBD are included as well as those who are for it. She thinks the most important facet to touch on is regarding the incredible health benefits that people receive with little to no negative implications.

Josh George, Cal Poly Baseball Captain, Graduating Senior- 1. He does not exactly know the difference between CBD and THC. 2. He does know that if something is purely CBD, that he can take it and it will not cause him to fail an NCAA drug test. 3. He is willing to be interviewed.
Andrew Lillo, CEO of Integrated Growth Management- willing to be interviewed. He feels the most essential thing to know is that marijuana has many different strains and purposes. He thinks a good person to talk to would be a grower.
Keli Moore, Journalism Instructor- 1. She is willing to be interviewed. 2. She was unaware that CBD was being sold anywhere besides cannabis stores. 3. She feels it is important to discuss why this is happening now.
Chris Hood, Owner of The Neighborhood SLO- He is willing to be interviewed on camera. He recently started integrating CBD energy balls into his store. He thinks it is important to speak to all the positive health benefits that CBD has on the human nervous system. He knows CBD is used for lowering blood pressure, anti-anxiety, anti-depression and relief from acute pain.
Hilary Cleary, 5th grade teacher and mother of three- Hilary is a regular user of CBD that has started giving CBD oil to her twins (Finn and Grace) ages 10, who both suffer from severe anxiety. It is the only thing that can get Hilary to sleep at night and the way her children are able to come out of their panic attacks. She grew up in a wholistic household and knows that only positive things can come from her children starting to use CBD in their favor.
Chris Hood, Josh George and Marley Thuma
Is the stigma starting to be overlooked?
Those who are familiar with CBD are comfortable with regular usage. Many people however still put CBD under the umbrella of "weed," and are unaware if this could negatively effect a drug test.
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4/10/2018 21:10:43Kelly JacobsASI
Celine Bisson - 2nd year Sociology major

- I really don't know much about ASI. It seems like they have so much power to make change but I don't know what they're doing.

- ASI Student Government seems like they pull from the same group of people each year, as I feel like I always see the same people there.

- I don't really understand what the Board of Directors does or how the structure works.
Maura Gately - 4th year Biochemistry major

- I am not sure that ASI has any real power on campus.

- I am not confident in their abilities to make change on campus, it doesn't seem like student's voices are being heard.

- It feels like a lot of the members of ASI are self-centered and in it for themselves.
Chip Neuenschwander - Assistant Director, Student Clubs & Organizations.

- I work with ASI more than anyone else in these offices, so I don't think there is anything in particular that I would want to know.

- I don't work with the student government portion of ASI, I'm really not sure how any of that works.

- I would probably have to hire ten people to help me do what ASI does for Clubs and Organizations.
Dr. William Fitzhenry - Associate Professor of English

- I have had students in my classes who were members of ASI, but they never really opened up about what that meant.

- I am fairly ignorant on the matter, so I just want to know what they do as an organization.

- I would be interested in hearing more about what the various students involved do and what changes they are making on campus.
Jennifer MacMartin

- I know that ASI is the student government at Cal Poly.

- I am interested in learning about the diversity of the students in ASI.

- I want to know what they are going to do to combat racism on campus and in the community, and how they are responding to the current events at Cal Poly.
- Former members of the ASI Executive Cabinet who can speak to the dynamics and how they were chosen for their roles

- Former ASI Presidents and members of the Board of Directors (the Colombini siblings, Anthony Haddad, etc)

- Members of the Cal Poly community who are calling on ASI or the ASI President to do more (those who attended the Town Hall, members of activist communities)
1. What does ASI do and how is it structured?
2. How are members of ASI Executive Cabinet chosen?
3. Does ASI have any power to make real change on campus?
4. The distinction between ASI Student Government and the rest of the organization
5. Their mission statement says that they are inclusive - is it? What does the diversity of student government look like?
People really don't understand what ASI does. There seemed to be a theme of mistrust and lack of confidence in ASI's ability to create systemic change at Cal Poly, but this may have been skewed due to the recent incident with a fraternity. Each person I talked to really wanted to learn more about the organization, how it works, and the impact they're making at Cal Poly.
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3/7/2018 10:49:54Allison MartinezCal Poly Cheese
Alex Kanter- Business senior: Alex said he thinks its a great idea to cover Cal Poly Cheese. He really wants to know how many cheeses they make and how the process is done. He also wonders how our students making cheese compares to other universities with creameries.
Kayja Mann- RPTA sophomore: Kayja said how her entire family always gets the Cal Poly Cheese whenever they are in town. She notices that the quality is high and wonders how they are able to achieve that. She also just wants to know how the cheeses are made.
Aaron Borgeson- Admissions officer: Aaron loves Cal Poly Cheese, specifically the Monterey Jack. He would like to know how long they've been making cheese on campus and why its so perfect. Aaron also thinks showing a "how it's made" type video would be cool.
Adam BenShea- Religion professor: Adam has never had the cheese made on campus before and is now interested in trying it if everyone else seems to love it. He'd like to see what the cheese are that are sold and how it is made.
Joe (85-year-old man I play trivia with every Tuesday at Woodstocks): Joe wants to know when the creamery started and how Cal Poly students that make the cheese feel about working at Cal Poly's creamery. He is curious how our facilities compare to off-campus creameries. He'd also love to have some Cal Poly Cheese after discussing it with me.
Rachel Witherson- retired older women I met at California Fresh: Rachel has seen the variety of Cal Poly Cheeses at Cali Fresh multiple times but had never tried it. She'd like to learn more about the process of how students are capable of making it and why it's so special. She also would love to see the process on camera.
I think Kayja Mann and Alex Kanter just because they have had the cheese and love it whereas the other interviewees were more skeptical because they haven't had it. I do think it would be cool to have one of the people who haven't tried it to eat the cheese and then talk about if they like it.
How the cheese is made, how does Cal Poly Cheese compare to other creameries, how the students who make the cheese feel about the product, when did the creamery first start making cheese, and what are the different types of cheese they make.
I learned that people in the community are so excited to learn about Cal Poly Cheese and how it's made. It will be so beneficial to them for our story to be published because it is something that relates to the Cal Poly and SLO community. I also think it is beneficial for our students who work so hard in the creamery to be able to flaunt what they do because it is awesome work that so many people enjoy!
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3/7/2018 9:43:45Matthew Medlin
Sustainable Regional Fisheries Research by Cal Poly
Gloria Whang
second year
mechanical engineer

How do you think sustainable fishing impacts you?
"Uh, well, I eat fish, not on a daily basis but pretty often, and like that knowing what I'm eating, um was made sustainably is somewhat important to me. It doesn't have direct effects on me, but I know eventually it will, because that affects the economy. And the more unsustainable it is, that means usually we're gonna run out of fish. Or like, there are people who are losing jobs and are just gonna give it to monopolies. That's gonna affect me in other ways, cause that means our economy is gonna go downhill. And so...that's what I would say. It's a bigger picture effect on me.

How do you think Cal Poly's marine science department can help the fishing industry locally?
"Really just listening to them and knowing them. I mean, as students, we definitely don't know a lot about what fishermen do and what that type of environment is like and what they've seen. Because I remember in the video I watched, it was talking about how NOAA was taking estimates of the fish that were in the ocean. But when the fishermen were catching things, that doesn't seem right. I think there's a lot more fish than NOAA was predicting. So just listening to the fishermen, taking their opinions into account is something I think is really important. And taking that and making policy changes is something that is really gonna affect people the most."

What would you want to know about sustainable fishing practices on the central coast?
"I guess the most important thing is, have there been long term studies on this? Like, are there case studies? Because that's something that will make me feel more confident in what someone wants to do. Cause anyone can say "this is a great idea" and it could end up being completely terrible."
Alexander Chamberlain
fourth year
software engineering

How do you think sustainable fishing impacts you?
"Um, well I mean I don't see any immediate direct impact. But I could see that it's probably a good thing to have sustainable fishing. Because if we ate up all the fish there would be no more good fish left to eat. I'm not personally like a crazy seafood lover. I mean, I do like seafood but...so yeah."

How do you think Cal Poly's marine science department can help the fishing industry locally?
"Maybe they could do more outreach stuff. Like this is a problem in industry, or stuff like that."

What would you want to know about sustainable fishing practices on the central coast?
"I guess maybe how it differs between fishing in a wide ocean vs sustainable fishing in a like. Because I would assume that if you're fishing in a lake, being sustainable matters a lot more because you don't have so many fish in a lake, whereas being in an ocean it's just a massive...ocean."
Aaron Borgeson
Admissions Officer

How do you think sustainable fishing impacts you?
“Mercury levels can be dangerous?”

How do you think Cal Poly's marine science department can help the fishing industry locally?
“Education to consumers, education to people that harvest fish, and provide insight and protection to species that need assistance”

What would you want to know about sustainable fishing practices on the central coast?
“Not a whole lot.”
Laura Fox

How do you think sustainable fishing impacts you?
"Like fish? I don't know, I don't know enough about it"

How do you think Cal Poly's marine science department can help the fishing industry locally?
"I'm sure they could do testing and stuff like that"

What would you want to know about sustainable fishing practices on the central coast?
"What is it?"
Hector Fletes

How do you think sustainable fishing impacts you?
"I never, I guess, really put much thought into it I guess. I don't know, I guess I don't really have an answer"

How do you think Cal Poly's marine science department can help the fishing industry locally?
"um, I have no clue man"

What would you want to know about sustainable fishing practices on the central coast?
"Obviously I would like to be informed more."
Gloria Whang
This project should hit a couple of key angles.
First and foremost, it needs to inform the public as to what sustainable fishing is, and what it involves.
It needs to educate consumers on why sustainable fishing is important.
It needs to show what a tangible, direct impact sustainable (or non sustainable) fishing practices can have on the public.
It should look at policy, as well as long term studies, to provide some credibility and trust to what we find.
Might be a good idea to look at the specific species being affected by poor fishing practices and inform consumers about them.
Overall, the public is pretty woefully unaware of sustainable fishing as a whole. Most people don’t know what it is or why it’s important. This is likely because they haven’t been shown that it will have a direct impact on their lives, so it’s not on their radar. It’s our job to light this thing up with blinking strobe lights and demonstrate that sustainable fishing practices and its research is going to impact the general public, whether they like it or not. In addition, we need to show that Cal Poly is doing big things when it comes to this research, as people aren’t currently aware of what the department is doing at all. This story should be informative, show that this can directly impact its readers, and explain the ins and outs of sustainable versus non-sustainable fishing, if it is to be most effective for the audience as a whole.
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3/7/2018 9:39:32Kaylee BrunkeAlternative Breaks
Lauren Walter

What do you know about the topic?
Nothing; I've never heard of it.

What would you want to know about it if you read a story?
How much it costs, do you get any kind of school credit for it, where can you go to serve? Is it a group activity?

Who's perspectives would you like to hear from in the article?
Whoever is in charge of overseeing, a future student who wants to get involved, and a past student who loved going on the trips
Amy Lemyere
What do you know about the topic?
I know it's through the center for service in action; winter break they went to Louisiana; my friend Phillip did it and it's like a mini study abroad but just for service.

Who's perspectives are important to focus on in this story?
Depending on what trip people go on, you should find out what the actual needs are for that trip; it would be interesting to hear what places need what kind of help because that might motivate readers to actually want to go on the trip.

What do you think is the most important aspect of this topic to cover?
I would want to know the hard facts of getting involved: what is the cost? Does Cal Poly cover any of it? Are there information meetings about it? I would have wanted to get involved but I didn't even know it existed until I had a friend go on one of these trips.
I emailed the Dean of Students and got routed to Matt Lazier who then said the Dean would email me but she never got back after all that.
Kelli Moore, Lecturer, Journalism Department

What do know/want to know about the topic?
I don’t know anything about the program.

Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?
Where does the funding come from. Are there specific programs you can sign up for? Do they find you, or do you find them?

What would you expect to learn from reading the story?
Overview of the program and more in depth look at how it works. What students gain etc. why it’s important...maybe tell it through someone who is about to go on the trip or someone who just returned.
Jessica Twaddle

What do know/want to know about the topic?
I don't know too much about the specific program at Cal Poly but I have heard about Alternative Break programs and humanitarian trips elsewhere-- I'm intrigued to know more about this one.

Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?
Obviously students who have gone on the trip-- I want to hear stories about them and their experiences!

What would you expect to learn from reading the story?
Basic facts like how people can get involved-- is it strictly for students, can community members get involved, what is the cost, what is the impact of the work students do on these trips ?
Paulette Aurignac
What do know/want to know about the topic?
I actually had no idea that this was a program on Cal Poly's Campus but it sounds awesome and like something students should hear more about.

Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic.
The fact that students can make a real difference and real change in the world is really awesome and I think that should be highlighted through personal stories that might encourage other people to go.

Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?
Definitely student perspectives who have been on the trip; and also the coordinators/directors
Bradley Kyker, Coordinator of the Center for Service in Action
Philip Goodwin, Graduate Assistant for Alternative Breaks
A student that has gone on one of the trips; TBD
1. Coordinator perspectives; how did they get involved and what keeps them motivated to keep the program going
2. Student perspectives; what was their experience like, personal stories
3. General information on how to get involved
4. Cost; who pays for it
5. What programs are available- where can you go and what do you do there?
Most people wanted to know more information because they did not know a lot about the program in general. Students wanted to know how to get involved because it doesn't seem to be well advertised. Almost everyone was concerned with the cost. Everyone wanted to hear student stories and perspectives in order to provide a human aspect to the story.
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2/28/2018 12:01:04Taylor Mohrhardt
Cal Poly ARCH and ARCE student concrete construction collab
Laura Yassa, 1st year graduate student, Kinesiology. She wants to know what the process is for a large-scale project. Additionally she wonders if Architecture students are more focused on the aesthetics of a project. She thinks that Architectural Engineering students may be more focused on the practicality and function of a project.
Griffon Hooper, from University of San Diego, wants to know what kinds of building materials are going to be used. He's concerned with the environmental impact of the type of concrete the students will be using. "Is the structure sightly?"
Yan Shen--Sounds like an interesting story. First paragraph should be interesting and what makes this project is different. Sentence structure should be short and to the point. "Why should I read this?" We need to have more stories that report on technology since we are a polytechnic state university. "How can we better reach out to other colleges?" Does Mustang News really reflect the polytechnic identity of Cal Poly? What is going on with our behind-the-scenes reporting.
Carly Scanlan wants to know what makes a construction project feasible for Cal Poly students. She would want to know, if reading the article in Mustang News, what the process is to build something out of concrete.
Joey Gomez, Chevron employee, wants to see pictures and further explanation of what the structures are.
Griffon Hooper because he has experience with construction, but is a student at a private university. He's providing a student perspective, but his school doesn't have any learn by doing classes or projects.
Laura Yassa would be also a good source because she's a grad student that has heard about the project already and knows how the ARCH and ARCHE programs work.
Feature on ARCH and ARCHE student working on the project
Feature on what the project is and what the actual process of making a concrete structure as a student
Feature on a professor who is leading the project
Benefits of going to a polytechnic school
ARCH vs. ARCHE: How the two majors approach the project differently
I learned that people not in the Cal Poly community who just live in SLO don't really know how to respond to questions regarding events happening on campus. Additionally, I noticed people responding with little interest of the project
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2/27/2018 10:47:08Riley Rhodes
Gun legislation at Cal Poly
Shelly Paradis; fourth year; Liberal Arts
- I feel like I would want to learn a bit more about the gun laws in general
- I have opinions about the topic but want a stronger understanding about what exactly the laws are now.
- I want to hear from many students in this story and understand the perspective of other people at my school
Molly Wilbur; fourth year; Sociology (UCSB)
- I'm interested to read this story after what happened in Florida. The gun climate is so different at the moment and I am looking forward to hearing students opinions.
- I'd also be interested to hear if anyone's opinions have shifted in the last few weeks following the school shooting.
- I'd love to hear an interview from a member of UPD.
Keli Moore; KCPR Advisor; Journalism department
- I think it comes down to the "type" of guns that are for sale...this needs to change!
- Also, the background check...
- I would like to see more gun safety out there. For example, more specific training for those who buys guns etc.
- You will obviously need gun advocates, those who are anti-guns and someone in the middle for a story like this.
Valerie Burchfield
-The thing that most disgusts me about this issue is that we’ve been here before, there’s a burst of energy around doing something and then it fades from discussion until the next tragedy.
- I think the current youth-led movement is fascinating and important right now.
- I want to know how we move past the inertia of previous efforts to reduce gun violence. I want to know if there is a history of young people (like the kids in Florida) being effective in using their voices to force change.
Justine Kaemerle
- I would like to know how the climate has changed since the Florida shooting.
- Since the article is for Cal Poly news, I would like to hear from students and learn their opinions
- I would like to hear how Cal Poly possibly differs from other schools?
I think we should interview Shelly Paradis and Valerie Burchfield, because they both had interesting visions and opinions regarding our story topic. However, I think it is valuable to get many more voices in our story than just these two.
A general rundown on the current gun legislation in our state and country.
Opinions of the masses in the Cal Poly community.
How the recent events in Parkland, Florida have affected people's opinions on this topic.
How California's legislation differs from the rest of the country.
The future of gun legislation and where the community sees it going.
I learned that many people wanted to first gain a more basic understanding of the current laws in place about gun legislation. Many people felt like they had opinions, but wanted to be more educated on the topic. It was also clear that the audience wanted to hear from many people to get a well rounded idea of the feelings of the Cal Poly community. From speaking to my interviewees, it is clear that we need to touch on Parkland, Florida, and how that may have changed many opinions in our Cal Poly community and our country.
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2/22/2018 10:39:57Shelby DewberryTreat SLO
Lauren Hamilton: third year micro biology major. Was interested in the topic. Wondered if you could only order online. Wanted to know if they had a store front
Amber Sylvester. First year liberal studies Marjor. Was interested in service. Wondered if they delivered straight to Hell the dorm rooms. Wanted to hear bakers persoective b
Nate Alcorn. NSTP program coordinator. Would use service to deliver to his wife. Wondered how long the turn around tome was and if he could get same day delivery.
Elena Marie. Was interested in story never heard of the service before. Wondered how much delivery costs and who was doing the baking.
Silverio Ernesto. Has heard of the service before. Wanted to know if they are accommodating for dietary restrictions and if they do custom orders.
I feel as though the parent and student pairs who have used the service will be our best option for interviews. I am gathering sources from the parents page now.
Look at bakers angle, focusing on their background story. Look at a student who received it and how they felt because of the gift.
People are interested in the story but for the most part are unaware of the service. Make sure not to focus too much on the service. Focus Mirena on the people
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2/21/2018 16:47:00Sierra Newell
STD/STI testing for Cal Poly students
John D'Ambrosio, 5th year mechanical engineering major.
1. What do you want to know about the topic? : "I'd like to know general statistics of how many students at our school have STDs and whether that has risen or declined within the past few years."
2. Describe what you think is the most important aspect of the topic: "I personally know a decent amount of friends that have been tested positive but didn't let any of us know until after they had taken the medication to get rid of it. I think it's such an important thing that nobody is willing to talk about."
3. Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?: "I think getting student perspectives that have or had STDs would be interesting."
Lauren Haas, 4th year Agricultural Communications major.
2. Describe what you think is the most important aspect/facet of the topic.: "The ways that students are telling their partners."
3. Whose or what perspectives are important to include?: "Students and health center employees"
4. Might you be willing to consent to an interview about this at a later time?: "Yes."
Jose Lopez
1. What do know/want to know about the topic?: "What are the different techniques to talk to someone who you are involved with about their/your STD. If you're in a committed, exclusive relationship, do people think it's okay to just both have the STD? What is the "hook up culture"?"
2. Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic: "Important part is how many people are getting tested versus how many people should get tested (everyone) and why that isn't everyone getting tested. Has there been a decline in caring about STD transmission? What are the values that people hold when it comes to hook up culture?"
3. Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?: "Perspectives that are important: health and wellness advocates, those with STD, those with a partner who has STD"
4. Do you have any suggestions or ideas about how to cover the topic and who to talk to?: "Personal testimonies (from those with it, to those in a relationship with someone who has it) make a huge impact on any kind of behavior change interventions/programs that may slow down the spread or make people think twice about protection and hooking up at random"
Madeleine Tucker
1. What do you know/want to know about the topic?

"I think I would want to know statistically how many people would be willing to date or have a relationship with someone who has a non curable type of STD. One of the first things I remember thinking after the doctor confirmed it to me, was something along the lines of “What are my parents going to think of me?” and then "what about dating/marriage”. Like who would want me now. It wasn’t about who want to have sex with me. It was about who would want to be with me. So I think it’d be nice to see that there are people out there that would be willing to look past that. Maybe it changes with age?

One of the things I do know is that even though this is a disease that affects you physically, it definitely has way more of an emotional impact on me personally. I feel like I’m keeping a secret and that takes a toll on friendships and relationships with people in general. Probably the first 2 months after my doctor visit. I thought about it constantly, it was always at the forefront of my mind. My sister asked me if she was okay after using my towel. She even went to dr and got tested too because we shared drinks. I was constantly emotional. I didn’t want to share drinks with people. I didn’t know what was okay and what would put people at risk. I was pretty uneducated about it, but even research online didn’t always clearly tell me. I moved to new city and avoided talking/meeting guys because I didn’t/don’t want to become interested in them and then feel like I can’t date them because I don’t want to tell them."
2. Describe what you think is the most important aspect of the topic.

"For people with or without STDs? With, it helped me to read about other peoples experiences and know that as I start to learn to accept it things will get better. It’s important to be educated. I realized how little I know about this and still don’t know.

I don’t think telling people to be careful or it can happen to anyone really does any good. So maybe for people who don’t have it to encourage them to always get tested and encourage the other person to get tested if you’re ever going to have unprotected sex. And if you’re going to have a one night stand don’t be an idiot. To think about if some type of situation, whether it be they find out they have an STD or are pregnant, if they would be comfortable in having a conversation with their partner about it. If not, why risk that being in that situation and then also having to worry about communicating that to the other person. "

3. Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?

"I think it’s important to not just show “STDs are on the rise” “this is a bad thing”. There’s such a negative connotation around STDs, I think it’s important to show that even with having an STD you can still live a normal life. It’s not the end of the world. This shouldn’t just serve as a warning to college students “to be careful” or “use protection”, but to show those with STDs that they are not alone. If the numbers are rising at your school, it is bound to resonate more with those students who are affected by it, rather than the average joe who just see’s STD statistics and probably won’t even read it."

4. Do you have any suggestions or ideas about how to cover the topic and who to talk to?

"Get the facts from Drs, about what behavior is “safe" and isn’t safe for those with STDs. And when this comes into play. Suggestions of places to go for more info."
the Planned Parenthood club on campus, the Health Center, The Center, PULSE, Cal Poly students who have STDs, or Cal Poly students who are with/have been with a partner that has STDs.
1. How the Health Center's STD testing has changed
2. What it is like to live as a student with STDs, how they are telling their partners and maintaining their sex life, personal testimonies
3. the increase/decline in STD transmission among Cal Poly students
4. Where and how people are/aren't getting tested and the resources to do so
5. What it is like to live as a student whose partner has a sexually transmitted disease
Everyone that I spoke to seemed to be extremely interested in the topic and expressed that it has not been reported on enough or even addressed within the community. They all agreed on the importance and relevance on the topic, as well as the sensitivity surrounding it. Generally, most of the people I talked to said it is imperative to include student testimonies and personal experiences of students who have a STD or whose partner has one, and what that is like. Everyone was also interested in the rise/decline of STD testing among Cal Poly students, as well as how many of those tests came out positive. They were also very curious about dating and having safe sex once you have a STD and how those people are telling their partners. While it is still relevant, not many people mentioned how STD testing at the Health Center has changed. They would, however, like to know about the different resources available to get tested.
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2/21/2018 13:13:46Mikaela Duhs
Opioid Use in SLO County
Cat Cuthrell sociology senior - interested in the numbers how many people are actually using opioids. Interested in how the SLO opioid crisis relates to the national opioid crisis. How are these people getting them stealing? etc.
Jo Anna Edmison (freshman art major) interested in students statistics, numbers, comparing this data to homeless people, who is actually doing the opioids in SLO county? how does this relate to the homeless community.
Cathee Sandstrom (head of giving)- interested in why these people are continuing to do them, how they are getting them, how much is it really affecting Cal Poly community? or is
Matthew Fisk (art teacher)- interested in what attracts originally addicts to opioids how this affects the community of SLO, is the opioid problem causing issues within the social community. is there growth that is being stopped by opioid usage.
Ray - interested in where the opioids (harder ones) are coming from - heroin, heard things about being transported from China, interested in why people feel the need to self medicate, loneliness, societal issues that affect opioid usage. Interested in how it affects families and how much the SLO epidemic affects the SLO community.

Kalae Figeroa manager of coffee shop- demographic is 28-30 and a lot of professional working world people are taking these pills. What does it make you feel like, what is the draw to doing this type of stuff. buy it from dealers- people that go to Mexico and get a ton them and then
Angeline (works at a coffee shop) she didn't even know what that there was a problem in the first place. she would want to know the most basic information about the problem and maybe how it can be solved. explainer it seems like.
People who are clean and trying to get back on the sober living train
someone who is currently addicted to opioids
someone who helps people get back on the right track
someone who is directly affected by an opioid user
someone who works in a rehabilitation center
How rehabilitation centers are helping SLO opioid users?
How are pharmacies and doctors trying to stop overperscription of opioids.
Rehab can help people, but that isn't starting at the root of the problem, how do you stop yourself from becoming addicted.
the feelings and process to becoming addicted to something
I found a lot of different information regarding Opioid use in SLO county. Many people who were underaged or college students were not aware of the problem that faced SLO, but wanted a simple problem solution story explaining what is going on. I think it is extremely important to include ample amounts of data and numbers, to back up what we are saying. Overall, the older populations knew a bit more about it and wanted to know where addicts are getting opioids and how they are coming across borders. Additionally, it would be interesting to see how opioids are affecting family lives, but i realize this is a serious topic to cover. Overall, there is a lot of information already about there about opioids, but it's mostly just talking about numbers or its prevalance in SLO county. It would be even better to have a personal interest story where someone who has an addiction, can share. I think another viable angle would be to look at the ways SLO county is helping it's addicts, but at the same time, they have the ability to just go right back and start shooting up.
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2/7/2018 11:04:08Alice NearyDistillery Movement
Kiana Rastrou, 4, Biology. “What is the fermentation process of all the different alcohols?”
“I want to know how a potato becomes vodka? Do they get liquid out of it?”
Thinks that the craft distillation movement, “will help educate people on how to drink responsibly.”

Riley Shannon, 4, Ag Science
Wants to know what it even is?
Is it just production or is there tasting rooms?
It might be helpful to compare it to the wine industry because people in this area are familiar with that.
What makes a craft distillery vs. a regular one?
Lori Jordan - Director, Student Innovations Programs
How does it resemble the craft brewing movement?
Cal Wise is a distillery started out of the HotHouse from a Cal Poly alumni.
What are the problems they face as an emerging industry?
Melanie Sue Bodewell, Professor, Journalism
Has been to a craft distillery before - Just like going into a winery. They have a little gift shop area with trinkets and local artisans. Everything from soap to honey. Things that were infused with the alcohol spirits. And then we had a tasting, just like you would at a winery, it was novel. They were going to have more of a traditional tasting room.
Do the ones around here even have tasting rooms?
Its new, its different, there is novelty to it. Those are qualities that attract me as a customer..
Of course it is all going to be about taste.
Is it flavorful? And how will I feel after I drink it?
Ellen Krippaehne - Dentistry Assistant
“I love the bilocal stuff, it makes for less monopolies”
"What is included in the term spirit?"
Thinks we could talk to local industry beverage influencers and get their take on the craft spirits and the customers reviews of them.
Kiana Rastrou - A Cal Poly student (relevant to student opinions). She works at a craft brewery - SLO brew - willing to interview if necessary - and can always connect us with a number of someone higher up in the beer industry.
What spirits are made of, what alcohols are included in this industry, how this will affect the drinking culture / be different from the current one, what about this industry is unique to attracting customers?
What makes it craft?
I learned that people are most interested in the basic knowledge surround the spirits, but also how the culture will change overtime. What does this industry change mean for the trends in cocktails and alcohol serving businesses?
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2/7/2018 11:01:55Tori Leets
SLO Voyagers Dragonboat Team
Matthew Price, senior biology major:
Do you have any suggestions or ideas to cover this topic?- You should film the making of the boat, what they've put into it, but show a lot of the racing.
What do you want to know about this topic?- How to build those boats and how long it takes them.
Would you be willing to consent to an interview about this topic later?- Yeah.
Haley Serfas, senior business major (at Chapman)-
Have you heard of this at Chapman, or other schools around you?- No, she didn't realize that it was something college students can do.
What do you want to know about this topic?- How hard it is to build this and why it's so important to them to do this, because it seems like it's really complicated.
Do you have suggestions of how to cover this topic?- It's be cool to cover the races, but also show different personalities of the team members and how they work together.
Gabrielle Lasker, CPAC board member:
What impact do you think this will have on the campus community?- It should encourage other teams and clubs to start projects similar to this, hopefully having beneficial multicultural impact on the community.
What perspectives are important for this story?- The advisors and teachers that are either helping them or lending rooms to them and what they expect will come from this.
What do you want to know about this topic?- How did they get funds for this club and building these boats?
Maddie Loven:
What perspective would you like to see? - It's most important to show the perspective of the students participating in the club and the impact that their having on the community.
What are you curious about with this topic? - What inspired them to start this club.
Would you consent to an interview on this topic later?- Yeah.
Zachary Muduryan:
What do you want to know about this topic?- How they got enough people on the team this year to do it.
What do you think is the most important facet of this topic?- Their teamwork and the cultural impact that they will have.
What do you think this will do for the community?- It seems that it will bring attention to other cultures and really cool aspects of it that many people don't really know.
I feel that it would be good to interview Maddie Loven and Matthew Price because they both had interesting takes on this subject.
Why they've started this team, what impact they would like to have on the community, some interesting backstories of some of the people on the team, what they hope to see for this club after this year, and what qualities have brought them together to unite them as a team.
I learned that people who aren't involved necessarily in the actual subject, ie. on the dragon boat team, they have interesting input. It's helpful to talk with people that aren't experts on this matter or hardly have heard of it. That way you can target a larger audience, because you'll know what you need to address and cover as bases.
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2/7/2018 9:13:41Elise GoetzlHarmine Project
Meghan Merlihan, Junior, Environmental Engineering
What do want to know about the topic?- "How many people could this help? How long will it take to get a product?"
Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic. - "What comes out of the research and how many people it can impact."
Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?- "People with malaria, people who will be impacted positively or negatively."
Nicole Jordan, Junior, Biology
What do want to know about the topic?- "How much does this project cost? How long will it take?"
Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic. -"Students being able to implement the research rather than just gaining experience."
Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?- "General public, scientists, the professor working on the project."
Professor Prado, Journalism Lecturer
What do want to know about the topic?- "I definitely would want to know how this product works and how effective it is, what kind of track record it has. What I would want to know most about the product is, given it is targeted toward use in the developing world, is how much it costs. These are places that are going to have a lot of money to spend. And toward that vein, who would be paying for its manufacture and distribution?"
Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic. -" How much a new drug like this could handle a problem relative to its scale. In other words, would this poke a dent in malaria cases? Or could even be a fast cure that saves many lives? Kind of tied to that would be whether this would end up being a worthwhile endeavor or worth the investment."
Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?- "The perspective of someone living in a developing country would be hugely important. In a way these folks would be guinea pigs trying out a new drug. So do these folks understand the risk versus reward? And how bad of a problem does malaria help them in their lives?Another important perspective might be on the investment or philanthropic side. If this is being funded by investors the perspective is important so they understand the risk versus reward and the legitimacy of this effort. On a philanthropic side if this is being pursued as a nonprofit venture, donors will want to know how their money is being spent and how much benefit is coming from it. Sort of related to that if there is grant funding involved the grantors will want to know the same thing."
Lupita Ducharme
What do want to know about the topic?- "How many people could this help? Could it really make a big difference or is this project just research?"
Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic. -"The numbers will probably be the most important, like what statistics will come from the research."
Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?- "Definitely need to hear from the professor who is overseeing the research and from students who are working on it."
Aaron Verlengia
What do want to know about the topic?- "Which drugs would you be using and to what extent? Do they have side effects?"
Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic. -"That the outcome won't inhibit any other necessarily, proteins, but certainly inhibit any growth of malaria."
Whose or what perspectives are important to include in the project?- "Any subjects that determine any loss or inhibition of anything going on with the drug. Any doctor associated with the project."
From the people I interviewed, Nicole Jordan would be an interesting person to talk to because she has a biology background. She could give insight into what is most important about this project and what people will care most about as she is not directly working on the project we are covering but she knows most about what the project is about and how it could be interesting to other students.
1: How the project is funded and how much it will cost.
2: How the students implement this project in real life.
3: What the project looks like on a day-to-day basis.
4: How the drugs are created from start to finish.
5: How much of an impact this project can have on people.
I learned that people are confused but intrigued by the project. People are extremely interested in the monetary backing of the project and how the students could implement their research in a real-life manner. Everyone I talked to was interested to learn more about the project, so I think my group has the opportunity to shed a light on what these students are working on. We are also on the right track with our interviews based off of the perspectives people want to see. Unfortunately, we cannot implement all of the feedback into our project because we do not have the means to speak with malaria patients across the world, but we have all of the necessary resources at our availability. We are also on the right track with who we are interviewing based off of the perspectives people found to be important. Unfortunately, we cannot implement all of the feedback because we do not have the resources to travel across the world and speak with malaria patients, but we have the necessary resources at our availability.
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2/6/2018 20:47:57Divya ThirunagariCal Poly's 24/7 Subway
Dae Jin Park, 1st year Mechanical Engineering.
1. "Last week, I needed many sleepless nights because I had so much work stacked up and, despite being tired of Subway as much as I can, I survived off of it.
2. "Because that was the only place I can really get food."
3. "So I appreciate the 24/7 aspect."
Ava Gutierrez, 4th year Liberal Studies.

1. "Getting stranded by the sucky public transit when it's cold and dark seems less bleak when I can get Italian bread filled with American cheese and pickles"
2. "Honestly though, it's a nice short walk from the 24 room of the library to the 24 hour Subway."
3. "Eating food that wasn't instant noodles in the library vending machine definitely lifts spirits during studying."
Holly Richmond, Library Service Specialist.

1. "What if they need food in the middle of the night and they don't have a car? Otherwise, they'd be crossing Highway 1 to get food, so it's safer that it's right on campus."
2. "There is need for a 24/7 place on campus and I know when there wasn't one. There's a lot more food choices now overall than there used to be when I first started in 1996. So, I think it's better now than it used to be but it's still the not to the same level as other places."
3. "I think there should be a 24/7 market, too. Because then people could get food 24/7 easily. It would be safer if something like that was on campus so people wouldn't have to walk far at night."
Don Ryujin, Psychology professor.

1. "I think food is calming for some folks, and it's not healthy for others. But, I think having it out there is a decent deal. People have to self-regulate."
2. "It's good to have the option. I think some people take advantage of it. I always did when I was an undergraduate."
3. "I used it because it was a good break. I used it for self-soothing but I know, in college, people have to worry about what they eat. Their metabolism is slowing down to what their adult rate is going to be."
Donna Blow

1. "The CAED students really rely on the 24-hour Subway during their first few years on campus. This year, my 4th year son is living close enough to walk home and back for meal breaks from studio (and his work is different so he is not doing as many all-nighters in studio)."
2. "I have seen some parents say there is no reason for a 24-hour eatery on campus - clearly they don't have kids in any of the studio courses!"
3. "It would be really good if a Mexican restaurant or other "healthy" option also stayed open late."
Yvonne Johnson

1. "Kids are up at all hours so it would be nice to have other venues open."
2. "My son doesn't do Subway, but when he had friend coming to visit him whose train ran late it was very nice to have a late night option. They were hungry!"
3. "Also, he is in the dorms so he can have snacks in his room but can't make food like kids in the apartments can."
While the sources I interviewed had interesting opinions to offer on the subject, it was merely scratching the surface. With that in mind, I highly recommend that Mauricio Vergara, Store Manager for Cal Poly's 24/7 Subway, be interviewed. I spoke with him in regards to this project and, if corporate Subway gave approval, he was willing to provide a list of employees that would be good for interviewing purposes. In addition to that, interviews from people visiting Subway at odd times (such as early in the morning or late at night) would be ideal to lend to the character aspect of our story.
1. The benefit a 24/7 food option, Subway being the only one thus far, offers to Cal Poly campus and why there needs to be more like it.
2. The Subway employees' experience of working on campus during the odd hours of the day (the multiple facets of Cal Poly).
3. Funny or ridiculous stories of the people who visit Subway during the odd hours
4. Differences between this Subway and other Subways and why.
5. Subway is the hidden gem of all the food options at Cal Poly because it offers a kind of refuge for the night owls and lost souls who have no other place on campus to get food.
Subway is almost unanimously agreed upon as being a much needed 24/7 option on campus. The consensus is that other food options should follow suit so as to properly accommodate student's needs around the clock. Rather than the focus being on Subway's food, it's almost viewed as a necessity due to its ceaseless reliability.
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2/6/2018 16:59:53Megan LynchLocalsown
Sky Ulep, 4th year Graphic Communications
"For the first question, I’d like to know how my information would go to the company. I assume it would be through an app or online but just wanted to make sure. Another, better, question I think is how would competing products at the farmers market be rated for quality? Would it be by public reviews or recommendations maybe?

Questions two and three go hand in hand to me, I think the people you should look for are people who consistently buy from farmers market and use the produce often in their daily lives. It may also be of use to talk with the vendors and see if they have repeat customers that they know they’ll see most every week.

The most important aspect to me is the community that is foundational to the farmers market. Like in the name of the business, locals are the ones who continue to go to the event and they’ll know the ins and outs of where to get which items. I’m imagining this company to be like UberEats but for farmers market."
Natalie Higgins, 4th year Psychology
"How will this benefit the farmers and growers? Will they receive a fair commission through the service? How will quality be assured during the delivery process?
I think it is important to focus on how this service will benefit the growers as well as the consumers. Is this a positive business for everyone involved?
I would highly value interviews with the growers interested in the service and of potential consumers."
Jose M. P. Leon, Lead Coordinator at Multi-Cultural Center
"How is the program marketing to low income and/or families of color in the San Luis Obispo?
Is the convenience of the product worth the value? The price point will be the factor that determines wither the consumer is willing to pay for the convince of fresh produce. You are in the business of convenience. The outcomes of purchasing your produce could be increasing personal health, assess to healthy foods and food security.

If people are seeking a pre-designed CSA like box then my assumption is that they are willing to pay for convenience. I would also assume that is not the only luxury that is built into their life style. As people build finical stability they tend have a willingness to pay for convenience.

People also like to have convenience built into their philanthropy and practices of giving, maybe a portion of the profits could be donated to the food security issues at Cal Poly, or you can work vendors at the farmers market to donate to Cal Poly food pantry.

I would value the prospective of a marketing experts and business consults specializing in local foods movements.

Most people would value small farm owners, health experts and chefs."
Sarah Bartlett, MSW, LCSW Lecturer, Sociology Social Sciences Department Lecturer, Psychology Psychology and Child Development Department

"How would the service be paid for? What kind of fees would the customer accrue to participate?

I think it would be important to focus on the qualities/needs of those who would utilize such a service and how those needs could be met by this program.

I would value homebound older adult/adults with disabilities perspective the most. What is it like to not be able to just go to the farmer's markets and how would this program add to the customer's quality of life? Meals on Wheels already exists but how would the service of personally selected fresh produce enhance quality of life and feelings of connection to the community?


Cynthia Breaux, Ph.D., Department of Psychology/CD
How user-friendly will the online site be? I see this as a wonderful way to provide fresh food to older people who may have difficulty getting to farmers market. They may not be tech-savvy, so simple navigation seems crucial.

Ease of use for people who have less access to fresh food.

Someone who would not only focus on the business aspect of your enterprise, but would consider how to best serve people. (I don't know a specific person who fits this criterion).
Cameron Cates

"Are the options just going to be the consistent vendors at Farmer’s market, or will the list be updated to include new vendors? I’m also concerned about the delivery time. Farmer’s doesn’t start until later in the evening, so the produce wouldn’t be delivered until after that. Would maybe the next morning or afternoon be better for the consumers?

Making sure that the vendors will have enough to supply not only your (the company’s) needs, but also those of the consumers attending farmer’s market that don’t use your service.

The most important interviewees would be from the vendors to see their perspective on it all. It’s good to get the ideas of the consumer and see what they want, but you have to see if the supply is there first and that the vendors would be able to support it."
Cameron Cates, Sarah Bartlett
Perspective of regular farmers market consumers who have either used Localsown or choose to buy the bulk of their food at farmers market. Talk more about why they choose to get their food this way.

Perspective of the growers/vendors and how this impacts them. How do small businesses like this contribute to family-run farms / smaller food production businesses?

The perspective of a marketing expert or business person on Localsown and what its benefit is economically.

Perspective of homebound (elderly) adults and how this company impacts them. Focus in on personal testimonies.

Focus on whether this business targets specific groups of people (higher-income, foodies) and whether this is good or bad.
Overall, people cared about people in answering these questions, more so than the economic or even environmental impact of the business. People wanted to know how this would affect the producers (local farms), or how this could benefit the elderly or individuals who aren’t able to go to farmers market. Others were interested in how this business would impact consumers, and whether it would cater to minority groups. We’ll need to be careful in not turning this into a “native piece” and selling the business, but rather capturing the story behind it and how it’s affecting local members of our community. Fortunately, this seems to be the content people are most interested in anyways.
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1/24/2018 9:13:37Taylor PetschlOne With Nature
Haley Witt, Senior, Dairy Science – She was not aware of what One With Nature was, but after sharing a little bit about them, she was quick to look them up! She was most enthusiastic about the content they had on their website, and suggested we show a lot of their video and/or images within our project because it will really draw people’s attention to it.
Gabby Mahmood, Senior, Business – Gabby had heard about One With Nature from a friend, but wasn’t entirely sure what it was all about. When asked how she thinks we should cover it, she suggested that we include how people can either help contribute to their efforts or how to follow them on social media to stay up-to-date on things that they’re doing and see their work.
No response to email – will follow up with another admin this week to see how to incorporate how One With Nature's work has changed certain policies/behaviors on Cal Poly's campus
Keli Moore, Lecturer – Even though I didn’t personally talk to Keli about One With Nature for this project, she had first introduced the organization and its founders to her journalism class last year that I was in. Her main goal for that introduction was to share with us how they use their videography skills to showcase their work – which seems to be such a key part of their success. Incorporating the way they’ve decided to market themselves into the article will be very important.
Robin Archer – Robin had not heard of One With Nature, and assumed it was a Cal Poly club. After talking to her more about what they do, she became very interested in hearing about what they’ve accomplished in the town. She suggests focusing on those aspects early on in the story so that people can see that this isn’t just a beach clean-up club like she initially thought it would be, but one that has done legitimate work to improve the central coast.
Emily Gruendyke – Emily is new to the central coast and had not heard about One With Nature before. I asked how she typically gathers her news, and she said it’s almost always with a video on social media. With this in mind, she suggested we make an informative video to share what they are doing, since people like her would likely not take the time to read an article on something they don’t know about.
One With Nature core three members – Cory, Colton and Doug
Other students involved in their work
Community member / instructor involved in their work (Keli Moore maybe?)
Becoming an official non-profit organization (most newsworthy/timely)
Highlighting the work they have done in the community (i.e. helping ban straws in SLO, etc.)
Their plans for the immediate future
The struggles they’ve faced working with the city of SLO
The highs and lows of creating One With Nature as young adults
The people I spoke with were mostly interested in seeing exactly what One With Nature has accomplished in SLO, and suggested showcasing a lot of their own visual elements because they are so eye-catching. Interviews are currently being set up with Cory and Colton, but other community members or students involved in their work should also be contacted.
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1/24/2018 8:44:08Kayla-Amanda Veloso
Baby Cow Man Enterprise Topic
Emily, History Senior | She knows a lot about dairy farms and how they work. It's surprising that they have student opportunities here. | She thinks it's important for students to take advantage and how it affects their future. She's salty that they don't have opportunities like this for CLA. | I want to hear the experience of the student, how was this opportunity made.
Micah, Psychology Senior | What's his background with cows before this project? | What are the qualifications to enter the program? What are his priorities when it comes to the job and his personal life? | Try his advisor or the people managing the enterprise projects?
Brian Beaton | For all three questions, he answered that he wants to see the cows perspective within the project.
Clarissa | Day in the life, why enter the program | why join the program, what does it mean to them, what opportunities will it give them, what does this look like for their future. | I want it fully on the student, but if you have to, i want the opinion of SLO's Ag community.
Eric | what are the goals for this project, what's the purpose of it | Day to day activities in comparison to regular students | I want hear from all cal poly students.
none of these sources. They have no links to the ag department nor this project and are just opinion.
A day in the life of the baby cow enterprise student. The difference between a regular student and an enterprise student. The beginning and how it came to be. How does this affect ag students and their future. How do you become this student?
I've learned that many people want to hear about the background and the effects of this program. A majority want to hear how this affects the student's personal life and future.
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1/23/2018 22:18:01Alexandra HestonAppendage & Bough
Lauren Goff - Fourth Year Journalism Student

Goff wanted to know where Appendage + Bough was located and the story behind the owners and why they chose to open the store. Goff also expressed interest in wanting know the demographic of shoppers at Appendage + Bough. She also suggested that it may be beneficial to talk to other similar stores in the area and see how their businesses compare.

Kylie Carlson - Fourth Year Business Student

Carlson was curious as to where Appendage + Bough is, what the price range of the merchandise is, and who their target market is, whether it be students or older adults. She emphasized that the most important aspect of the topic would be to find out what their mission is and what they’re trying to accomplish. She recommended we interview the owners, the employees, and a few customers.
Keli Moore – Cal Poly Journalism Professor

Moore said she knew a little bit about the topic as she has some up-cycled furniture in her home. However, she had never visited Appendage and Bough and was interested in checking out their inventory. She said we needed to clarify whether the story is about opening a new business or about making what’s old new again. Moore suggested we interview the creators of the business, the artisans, some customers and maybe someone from the city or Cal Poly for some basic information on startups in the area.
Ryan Ratzlaff – Owner of Appendage + Bough

Ratzlaff voiced that it would be beneficial to get the perspectives of all three owners as well as the perspectives of some customers. He also suggested that we come to the store during busy hours so we can meet some of the shoppers. He said he wanted to leave it up to our discretion as to what the most important facet of the store is but stated that he was happy to answer all our questions. Ratzlaff also agreed to do a more formal interview.
Malik Miko Thorne – Owner of Appendage + Bough

Thorne was excited to see what we thought the most important facet of the store was, whether it be how the furniture was made or why they initially created Appendage + Bough, he seemed very proud of both. Thorne, like Ratzlaff, suggested we interview the owners as well as customers. Thorne was excited about answering more questions and agreed to do an interview later in the week.
Of the sources I interviewed, I think the best individuals to interview would be the owners of Appendage + Bough. As suggested by the owners, I think it would also be beneficial to interview customers who shop at the store.
Based on the information I gathered, five angles that should most likely be covered in this project are as follows:
1. The story behind why the owners started Appendage + Bough
2. Appendage + Bough's mission
3. Demographic of Appendage + Bough's customers
4. How the pieces in the
5. The story behind certain pieces in the store
After talking with the people I interviewed, I think it is critical that all three owners are interviewed and are a main focus of the story. Based on the responses provided by the owners, I think there are several different angles that the story could take. Most of the individuals I talked to suggested that customers should be interviewed in addition, so that should be a priority as well. Those briefly interviewed also expressed interest in learning about the story behind why Appendage + Bough was opened and what the significance behind certain pieces in the store are.
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1/23/2018 15:40:33Lindsay Mann
Monarch Butterflies in Pismo
Sarah Pascual, 4th year ArchE major. Where do they come from? Why is that monarch grove in Pismo good for them/a place for them to go to? Are there butterfly experts to get info from? If so, they would be good resources
Isabella Rigelman, 3rd year Psychology major. When do they come and when do they leave? what do they do at the grove? what's special about Pismo environmentally?
Carrie Langner, Professor, Psychology. How long do they live there for? Why do they like Pismo? Take it from an environmental standpoint because aren't there populations declining? Why are they declining?
Evie Kriegbaum, what do they do in Pismo, where do they go before and after, how many of them are there?
Erika Wagner, do they only stay in the grove? what do they eat? do they all come to pismo? where do others go in the world?
Honestly, none of the people I asked seemed to know much about the butterflies, so I'm not sure any of them are great sources
1.We should take an environmental approach in addition to general knowledge of the butterflies and their migration patterns. How has the climate in Pismo changed over time? Is this why they're declining in numbers?

2. Give general background about the butterflies, since plenty of people had no idea what they were or what makes them different from other butterflies.

3. Talk about the numbers and how they've changed over time.

4. Discuss where they travel to and from, how long there stop in Pismo is.

5. what makes the grove so environmentally enticing for the monarch?
I was surprised that so few of the sources I interviewed knew about the butterflies. They all had basic questions before I could even get to the point about their migration patterns.
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1/23/2018 12:24:12Rachel Foote
Student Veterans/Veteran Center
Lara Luu, Fourth Year, CPE. Lara grew up in a military family and has benefited through the GI Bill as a student here at Cal Poly. She has benefitted from the VSC, and has a personal relationship with many faculty who work there. She also noted that the relationship between students who benefit from the GI Bill through their parents and actual veterans as students run in very different circles. She recommended getting information from both sides.
Mario Mosqueda, Engineering student, former veteran, works at veteran success center but "unsure what he does" there. Personally thinks that the transition from combat to student life has not been a hard one. Says vet center provides friends, is open for interview at a later date.
Beth Meritt Miller, Assistant Vice Provost for university advising. Doesn't know a lot about VSC, but knows it is a center where vets can go and talk to "other folks." There is also transcript and veteran award money evaluation, but unsure what else goes on there.
Sara Bartlett, psychology and sociology department lecturer. Does not know much about veteran center aside from that it exists and is across the hall. Also knows its a specialty center used to assist veteran students. Given her psychology background, she believes that it would be psychologically difficult to go from a place of combat to being a student, thinks a lot of psych issues would come up especially at cal poly not having a real "peer" group.
Bob (literally just goes by Bob), frequents the Grill House in downtown SLO where many Cal Poly students work, is a veteran himself but has never heard of the veteran success center on campus, thinks that integrating into any society after combat can be hard, thinks it is good we have a resource like that on campus.
Zac Adler, attends Chico but lives in SLO, believes the transition from combat to student would be difficult because you're in a new environment, but military training would allow the mental discipline to scope out the area and essentially "do your job" effectively. He does acknowledge that this transition, while it could be tactical, could also be mentally taxing.
Lara Luu, Mario Mosqueda, Sarah Bartlett
How the GI Bill works, how the transition from soldier to student affects veterans, usage of the Veteran Success Center, benefits of the center, personal narratives of a few of the students benefitting from the center, students using their parents reward money (dependents) versus actual veteran students.
VSC benefits both children of veterans and veterans themselves. The center offers services such as peer groups, academic assistance, a place to hang out, and reward money evaluation. Many people do not know about the center or its purpose, but those who use the center or have heard of it find it immensely beneficial.
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11/15/2017 10:46:08Jody MillerRock the Vine
Emily Rosa, fourth year Ag Coms, excited to be working with SLO brew as mentor, working on Rock the Vine as her senior project, most excited to create a event that's new
Alex Broedlow, a 4th year transfer student in Agricultural Communication major, Wants to continue the event after this year, working on it for her senior project, wanted to create a unique event
Dr. Robert A. Flores, Ag Coms Department head, didn't respond to my email, but contact info is: rflores@calpoly.edu
Megan Silcott, Brock Center Director & Professor, Ag Coms, oversees Ag Coms senior projects
Johnny Kenny, SLO Brew director of marketing, goal of the project is to provide exposure to the locally owned wineries without a their own tasting room.
Megan Black, E & J Gallo wine sales, wants know why the students created the events. Says it's important to allow boutique wines the opportunity to provide tastings. Wants to know if this will continue every year.
I think that the two girls putting on the event and the director of marketing at SLO brew are really important sources.
- How the event was created
- Who is involved in the event
- Why the students wanted to create the event
- How the event went
- Will this event continue to happen
Talking to the people who responded as well as other Cal Poly community members in general, people want to know how they created this event and how well it did. They wanted to know why the girls chose to create Rock the Vine and what they anticipate doing with it after this year.
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11/15/2017 9:40:32Isel Longoria
Wine and viticulture program at Cal Poly
 Vincent Aguilar, senior, mechanical engineering:
"It deals with the chemistry and the agriculture side of it. The processing and harvesting and all the way to production. They have to study the different types of grapes there are. "
He would like to know about viticulture. "What does the program consist, course structure."
"The students that are majoring in and the department people. Maybe other programs/colleges that work with them."
Moises Bautista, industrial engineering: "
I don’t really care for it. I like the wine industry because its growing. Wine is becoming the coffee. When you drink wine, it takes you to a different level, they think you’re classy. People that have adapted to it and it’s a growing industry. I didn’t know there was a lot of chemistry involved. "

"At some point, I would like to be involved in that and which students are trying to make big business out of it and be friends with them. I do like the taste and it gives you high class status."
Caleb Nichols, evening services coordinator at the Kennedy library at cal poly
"It is a program that produces excellent candidates. I would like to know what special qualities a student of that discipline needs to have in order to excel in his field. Talk to the dean of the school of agriculture."
Jenna Espinoza:
"I assume is in the ag department and that students learn how to grow grapes and learn how to make wine and that they are pretty different in the class. It would be interesting to know, I never see the wine for sale anywhere. How much the students are involved in producing the wine and how much independence and autonomy they have."
"Cover the topic by talking to students who are involved in the program and talking about where the product can be purchased and whether it is always the same wine and whether it is experimental or not."
Jody Kocsis:
"It's excellent, they produce a lot of students who go on to become veneers, work in local and regional wineries. I have drank their wine before. I have a lot of friends who work in ag business. I would be interested in what the students are doing with their degrees once they graduate. No."
None of them would be good sources because they are not involved in the program. I tried getting in touch with sources that are in the program but they did not get back in time befor the deadline for this report. So, these are the best sources for this project:
1. Dr. Benoi Lerot, Department head of Wine & Vit: Emailed him and have not gotten a response. He would be a great expert source.
2. Adrienne Ferrara, CP wine and lecturer: Emailed her and she's out of the office until today. She's in charge of CP wine so she would be a great outlet to find students to interview.
3. Wine and viticulture students: Facebook messaged the vines to wines club and have not heard back. They would be a great source to capture the wine and vit student point of view.
1. Cal Poly wine and viticulture program, cool things about it.
2. Cal Poly wine, who creates it and how much revenue they make. Also, it’s sold out and if they are going to make more or not.
3. “The "Sip and Spit" law in the Cal Poly wine and vit program
4. How Cal Poly wine is created. Using grapes from the vineyard on campus. Where they make the wine, etc.
5. Fires up north affected wine, how would fire at Cal Poly affect grapes/vineyards here?
What I learned from talking to people is that most of them don't know about the program or what it teaches students who are in the program. I also heard that the wine industry is growing rapidly and it's almost becoming as popular as coffee. Another thing that they wanted to know about the program is how involved students are in making wine and if they do experiment with kinds of wine or not.
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11/14/2017 17:48:00
Navid Golemohammadi
SLO Homeless during Thanksgiving
Jacob Berkowitz 5th year Graphic Design Major
"I have seen students in the 24hr room sleeping when I have pulled all nighters, I always wondered if they actually sleep there everyday."
"I figure they probably just can't afford housing and don't know enough people here to couch surf"
"They probably stay at local shelters during the holidays or go home to see their family"
Christian Estores 5th year Business Administration Major
"I knew one guy who was homeless while attending school here, he used to sleep in the 24hr room and shower in the gym everyday I think"
"He told me that his family wasn't paying for his tuition and he couldn't find affordable housing in the area since SLO is pretty expensive"
"He must have gone to a church during the holidays or somewhere similar if he couldn't go home."
Keith Humphrey VP
"We have a food bank on campus for those who cannot afford a meal plan"
"We have found housing for a student who was homeless living in the 24hr room"
"Cal Poly does its very best to find students housing to make sure they have decent housing and meal plan"
Megan Lambertz COMS professor
"Cal Poly should be able to accomodate students who cannot afford housing and a meal plan"
"It's the duty of the university to make sure students can find a decent living situation"
"Students should be provided with an adequate meal plan especially if they cant go home during the holidays"
Robert Greenly SLO community member (Wells Fargo Teller Banker)
"I know the local churches have food served during the holidays"
"There's numerous groups around town that help out those who cant find housing"
"The city does a decent job to help those who cant feed themselves"
Keith Humphrey CP VP
Christian Estores
Homeless Cal Poly Student (if possible)
Professor Lambertz
Where do homeless Cal Poly students stay/do during Thanksgiving?
Why are they homeless?
Get data on homeless shelter statistics in SLO.
Do the statistics rise during Thanksgiving/holidays? Why?
Do shelters do anything different during Thanksgiving/holidays?
How do homeless Cal Poly students/people in SLO feel about Thanksgiving/holidays?
Essentially people believe that the homeless issue in SLO is being taken care of and theres adequate services in place to make sure there's somehwere they can go to eat/sleep, especially during the holidays.
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11/3/2017 9:02:46Erica Hudson
Health center fee adjustment
Student #1 Tim Wetzel,4th Year, Math, Environmental Studies (Minor), ASI Board of Directors timawetzel@gmail.com

Question: What are your concerns about the health center fee?

Why is our fee so much higher than other Cal State fees?
Where can students access the research used to find average wait times if the fees get approved? (Found in health fee proposal summary https://chw.calpoly.edu/healthfee)
Will current students have to pay?
Student #2 Maggie Cheung 3rd Year, Industrial Engineering major, ASI Board of Directors

Question: After seeing this presentation, what is still unclear?
How many counselors will be added a year?
Are all CSUS implementing an alternative consulation process to get this fee approved?
Will this health fee adjustment effect reimbursement checks? Since 30% of financial aid will be set aside for FAFSA students. Students use that check to pay rent, and it’s important they get it on time.

Source 3: Geneva Reynaga-Abiko, Psy.D., Director of Counseling Services

Comments:
For years, the health center has seen students grow more irritated with long wait times, and students shouldn’t have to wait 2-3 hours for walk-in appointments. If students aren’t doing well, they can’t be successful in the classroom.
The health center fee has remained relatively flat, with the last adjustment in 2009.
Cal Poly will be the second highest out of the CSUs if the fee gets implemented, but “because of the rural area, students don’t have many options for care.”
Source 4: Aaron Baker, Medical Director for Health Services
Question: What are some challenges the health center is facing?
The health center listens to student feedback through comment cards, and over the years there have been several challenges addressing the long walk-in wait times, and assisting all students who need care.
Services like travel and clinical physicals could be cut if the health fee isn’t approved, and reduced hours could come to the health center.
20% decrease in medical staff
Source 4: Jill Stollmeyer, East Wellbeing & Tea

Question: After I’ve explained the health center fee to you, what are your biggest concerns for students?
What do students do when they can’t be seen at the health center? How do they take care of their health and wellbeing?
How much time does this take away from their studies?
What is the quality of their services like? Are counselors too impacted to see regular patients?
Source 6: Ann Newland, Herbalist and Massage Therapist
Question: If you had to use the Cal Poly health center to get all of your medical and mental care, what would be the most important factors to your service??

Where do students get sent when the health center is at capacity?
If I’m a student who requires regular counseling appointments, could the health center accomodate me?
Is there a triage model for the medical side of the health center, or just counseling?
Maggie Cheung, Tim Wetzel, Geneva Reynaga-Abiko
1. This fee is going to impact new students, not current, but current will benefit from new services. 2. Compare our health center fees to other CSUs. 3. What exactly will change at the health center 4. The reality of student wait times and other barriers to care from the health center. 5. Alternative consultation process, explain what that is, make students aware of how fees get approved.
From talking to the different sources, I learned that students are passionate about knowing where their money is going, and how their needs aren't being met. I saw many students in the audience very critically analyze details of the health fee plan in ways that I haven't seen from my peers in awhile. Health care is an issue that's important to all students.
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11/1/2017 10:45:09Greg LlamasLiquor Locker

Ian Fetters, English grad student
Wanted to know how the Liquor Locker works.
Didn’t really care for the idea of the Liquor Locker.
Wonders what they’ll do with it in the future.
Christopher Wright Cuesta business
What types of alcohol can it dispense.
How did they come up with the idea.
Why do they want to make it.
For whatever reason, I thought I only needed four sources for this, so I didn’t get instructor. But the professors of the Liquor Locker students in IT and entrepreneurship would be good sources.
Matt McGill
Wanted to know how it specifically pours the allotted amount.
Wanted to know why he should get it instead of just doing what he usually does.
What’s the team’s experience with alcohol.
Meg Nelson
Didn’t really care for the idea.
Wonders what they’ll do with it in the future
Why did they come up with it.
None of these are very good sources to be interviewed. But they do give a very good direction for angles in the story. A good source that I didn’t get was the professor of the students who made the Liquor Locker in his class.
Why do they want to make the Liquor Locker?
Can they get in trouble if it fails in any way?
Difficulties of making the machine?
How does it work?
Do they see a future for the Liquor Locker?
A lot of people want to know why exactly they wanted to do this project with the Liquor Locker, how it works. Like what was talked about in class, don’t try to glorify the use of alcohol but also try to be as informative as possible.
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11/1/2017 10:34:49Andi Di Matteo
Digital Transformation Hub (Amazon Partnership)
Elias Atienza, history senior
James J. Baker, interim director for industry outreach at information & technology services
Brian Beaton, History professorAn executive from Amazon Web Services
An executive from Amazon Web Services
James J. Baker, Brian Beaton, an executive from Amazon Web Services
1. Why Amazon chose Cal Poly as the location for the first "university based cloud innovation center"
2. What types of challenges will be tackled?
3. How will students be selected?
4. When will this begin?
Because I had to take a few days to research between two potential topics and decide which would be better, I was not able to conduct any interviews. However, I got a lot of good feedback from the people I did reach out to and everyone seemed very eager to talk about the Digital Transformation Hub.
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10/25/2017 10:49:26Nikki PetkopoulosPoly Canyon Venture
Lexie Rohrlick, animal science, fourth year
"I think it's important to know why a lot of startups fail."
"I'd like to hear from students whose startups did not make it."
"I am willing to consent."
Joseph Erdy, biomedical engineering, fifth year/senior
"I'd like to know how exactly they plan on funding other startups and simultaneously raise money for their own company."
"Get the perspective from those within the startup. Why are they doing this?"
"I am willing to consent to an interview."
Kirk Sturm, Experience Industry Management (CAFES) faculty vitae
"Sure, you may interview me."
"You'll need to really communicate how this company plans on raising funds to then be able to support other startups."
"Ask instructors from Orfalea and any of their mentors."
Joe Dugan
"What motivates students to make a startup?"
"Why is it difficult to fund startups? Ask around."
"Of course I am willing to be interviewed."
Karan Dewnani
"Why is it a good idea to trust Poly Canyon Venture if they themselves are a startup?"
"I would talk to instructors from Orfalea."
"Yeah sure, I can be interviewed."
Karan Dewnani, Joseph Erdy
- Why this startup should be trusted by other students
- How they're raising money for both their company and others
- How PCV started
- What their objectives are to meet their future goals
- How are they currently doing
There's an interest in how PCV is going to fund themselves, and what the logistics are behind running a startup. It would also be helpful to learn which startups did not make it because of a lack of funding.
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10/18/2017 10:59:33Mandie GellerBlue-Green Rivalry
Simon Boehme, Fourth year, Sports Management.
1. It’s a great atmosphere, it is those kinds of games that you want to play in. Anything can happen in a rivalry like that, and that’s what is so so exciting.
2. While it is a fun and exciting game to play we practice are like it’s just any other practice leading up to any other game. We have to approach the game like it was any other game, that way we don’t wind ourselves up.
3. I’d speak with Adam Olsen, he’s a seasoned vet in these kinds of games and he’s our captain, along with Christian Enriques, leading us on to the field just like he’s done throughout the whole season.
Ali Birnbaum, fourth year, Kinesiology major.
1. It's my fourth year at Cal Poly and the only blue-green rivalry event I've attended was when I was a freshman and my whole WOW group went to the soccer game. I think that this event could be better advertised and hyped up and there might be more students who attend the game.
2. I probably won't attend the game this year unless my friends do. I could see myself being more involved and going to the games as an alumni because it could be a great way to get together with old friends and go to the event together.
3. You could contact a few of my Kinesiology professors who touch on sport topics and I can give you their emails if you need it.
Chris Giovannetti, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications. We will be having an in person interview with Chris Giovannetti on Monday.
Kellie Hall, Ph.D, Department of Kinesiology. I've emailed four professors and still have no received responses.
Gustav Burgman, Junior at UCSB.
1. I attended the blue-green rivalry my freshman year and last year, but I might not be able to go this year. Freshman year was fun because my whole dorm dressed up and went all together, but last year was more to go enjoy the game. Every year, I usually go to two or three games, but the most exciting game is always against Cal Poly.
2. A lot of my friends go to Cal Poly, but the rivalry is not that intense. It's definitely not anything close to Stanford vs USC or Cal vs UCLA. I think only during the few weeks theres a sense of rivalry, but it calms down after.
3. I'd like to know the history of how the blue-green rivalry got started and I . know that it includes all of the sporting events, but I feel as if that is not announced. I would also like to know about the thoughts of the players and how they are feeling as the game approaches.
Julia Powell, CP Alumni.
1. In 2008, when the first blue-green rivalry began, it was a huge event at Cal Poly. The whole stadium sold out and there was so much excitement in the crowd! I was sophomore then and my whole house went together and then looked forward to it every year after that. We started to become friends with the boys on the soccer team and so wanted to go and support them at their games.
2. After I graduated, I only went to one blue-green rivalry game. My friends and I all rented a house in SLO and went to the game, but it wasn't the same. The enthusiasm to die down and there weren't half as many students in the stands.
3. I think it's sad that the sporting events are not as big of a thing as when I was at Cal Poly. I know that it recently became a wet campus, so maybe that will help the football games have more attendance. It could also be that Cal Poly doesn't have the best teams, but hopefully that changes and students attend more games.
Simon Boehome, Chris Giovannetti and Gustav Burgman
History of the Blue-Green Rivalry and how it go started, statistics of Cal Poly's mens soccer in the past, UCSB fans and players views, interviews from sources and their opinions and views, comments from alumni and what it use to be like when they were here, information about the game coming up in a few weeks.
After talking to a variety of people, it is interesting to see the different opinions a UCSB student has compared to a Cal Poly student and also compared to an alumni and their thoughts on the blue-green rivalry. The perspective of the players and the enthusiasm leading up to the game is an important aspect that should be covered. I think that we will gain a lot of history information from Chris Giovannetti which will be important in this article.
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10/18/2017 9:36:08Jordan Hanna
Real Food Collaborative group
Lena Binley, 4th year, Journalism.
I know I can get sustainable produce at the Farmer's Market, which supports local farmers. Also the new restaurant downtown called SLO Provisions serves local and organic produce. Other than that I don't know much about being a sustainable consumer.
Mary Roy, 4th year, Child Development.
If I want to get organic and local food I get produce at the Farmer's Market. Other than that I don't really know how to eat locally. I try to get organic food at the grocery store, but most of the time it can be more expensive.
Hunter Francis, Director and Founder of the Center for Sustainability.
Cal Poly began with the Real Food Challenge group to bring local and organic food to campus. College dining facilities have so many rules and regulations that make it hard to bring in more organic produce. The recent mission for Cal Poly is to promote organic agriculture, specifically education on soil health for example composting and recycling nutrients.
Michael Jencks, Professor of Human Dimensions in Natural Resources Management
Sarah Groux
I always eat organic everything because I am very health conscious, but it is more expensive to shop that way. I always recycle and use Tupperware to lower the amount of waste I am putting out into the environment. I also make some of my own foods rather than purchasing them at the store, for example almond milk.
Eve Vincent
All my life I have been a sustainable consumer and I try to teach my family how to do the same. I take all of the plastic containers from the grocery store and recycle them. I think being more conscious about the amount of waste we put in the world is very important.
Hunter Francis
The rules and regulations campus dining has set that makes it extremely difficult for students and staff to find local and organic food. What clubs and groups on campus have successfully accomplished in the mission to get real food on campus. Who are these people who have fought to get healthier food on campus and why they did it? All of these questions specific to the Real Food Collaborative Group. Also include ways to be a sustainable and conscious consumer because not a lot of Cal Poly students know how.
There are a lot of organizations on campus that want to educate people on how to find local foods and be a sustainable and conscious consumer. There are many lectures and programs around campus that want to make Cal Poly a more zero-waste and organic campus. However, they have to go through campus dining facilities to accomplish this, which is never easy. The Real Food Collaborative is a great program that is doing this all student run and really making a difference for our campus.
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10/17/2017 20:15:24Ysabel Sullivan
Cal Poly SLO Sustainability Practices
Kylie Carlson, Business Finance student. She did a project her freshman year discussing sustainability on Cal Poly's campus and found something called the "Green Campus team". They are a very good resource and someone she thinks we should talk to. She would cover the topic focusing on why we are award winning and what we are doing to continue to be a sustainable and green award winning campus in this way. She suggested we focus on either one building, or one aspect of sustainability, whether it be electricity, water, or waste etc.
Will Altschwager, 4th year Agriculture Business major.
He wants to know what he and other students like him, who aren't involved in clubs or organizations that aid in sustainability on campus per say, can get involved and do their part in ensuring a positive influence on our planet while here at college.
He said it would be a good idea to talk to environmental science majors on campus, and students in his CAFES college.
He thinks that focusing on students here on campus that helped us to achieve the state we are at on our campus to be winning these awards.
Dennis Elliot, elliot@calpoly.edu Director of Energy, Utilities and Sustainability. He said we should do some research into the Cal Poly Solar farm "solar project" that is going to be constructed in the hills surrounding Cal Poly's campus. He thinks the most important aspect is talking about the awards won and what is going on in the future; what's to come.
Paige Dolby, environmental enthusiast. She wants to know if Cal Poly has always been considered sustainable and just never won awards for it, or if they turned their efforts around and are doing this out of nowhere and it's a new thing for the Campus. Is this award something common that a lot of other campus's in the state have, or is this something more rare? She wants to know more about the award itself. She thinks
I was hoping to talk to an "Eco Rep" but wasn't able to get a hold of anyone before this report was due. Eco Reps are a group of 40 students within the Green Campus team. committed to creating a culture of environmental stewardship on the Cal Poly campus through peer education, sustainability-focused projects, and outreach events. I plan to get a hold of one as our interviews for the project progress.
Dennis Elliot, Hunter Francis, wfrancis@calpoly.edu, Mary Roy, Green Campus Team and Eco Reps
- Focusing on what we did that won awards
- How we are continuing this work on our campus at being a sustainable
- Student perspective, professional perspective
- Looking into different buildings and how they all differ in sustainability.
- Specific types of sustainability on campus, pick a focus (electricity, solar, etc)
Cal Poly’s Campus Dining received a Best Practice Award in the Sustainable Food Systems category for its food sustainability program to reduce Cal Poly’s overall ecological “foodprint.” Cal Poly has won four awards — three best practice awards and an honorable mention for its sustainability programs in food systems, student leadership, innovations and waste reduction — in the 2017 Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards Competition. We need to include both our past work that is making us this award winning campus, as well as how we are continuing to implement these methods. We need to focus our efforts on either one section of campus or one type of sustainable effort so that the piece isn't too broad. This page https://afd.calpoly.edu/sustainability/ is a good resource and has good links for research.
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10/4/2017 16:57:00Hayley SakaeTravel Bans
Sean Reece, first year environmental engineering major

"Those conferences bring lots of money into the university that hosts them and I'd rather give that money and that recognition to a school that recognizes trans rights."

"It's like protesting. It brings up debates and gets people thinking/talking about these topics."

"If those states are going to implement laws that represent hate and discrimination, then the money flowing into them will be cut by organizations that don't side with transphobia."
Chris Tiran, fourth year civil engineering major

"I believe that a transgender person deserves to be treated the same way that a cisgender person is. However, the CSU system should not penalize the students for the state's stance on a political issue."

These are academic events where meaningful professional connections can be made.

"If they just withheld funding for the event but still allowed me to attend, I would still feel the same way because they they are not giving everyone an equal opportunity to excel in their respective career paths."

"Given that I'm Mexican-American, if instead it was like an non-sanctuary state type of deal or like the state was super pro-deportation, I would still have the same stance."
Paul Bittick, general manager of Mustang News

"I think it's very detrimental to the student learning opportunities. Conferences such as CMA or ACP are opportunities for students to learn from leaders in journalism and also to learn from and network with their own student media peers from across the country.

"Every state has the right to make laws whether we agree with them or not. At the same time, we need to obey those laws and you can fight to change those laws. I just think it's not right to create a law that limits some of the learning opportunities for students.

Fresno State played a football game at Alabama. How were they able to get around the law?
Meredith Simmons

"I think the law is for use of state funds--so if students were self-funding, it shouldn't be an issue."

"I'm from a state that was affected by this policy and it's a large part of why Indiana dropped it."

"When Indianapolis was threatened to lose several big conferences, they had enough political capital to prevent it from being enacted."
Paul Bittick, Sean Reece, Chris Tiran, another
How the travel ban affects students, how travel ban affects students and faculty in multiple departments, how this isolates transphobic states from others so they can essentially live in a "bubble," what the exceptions are, how they vary school by school
There are ways to get around the travel ban because the restrictions vary by school. This affects students' abilities to learn from other peers and leaders in their field.
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10/4/2017 13:29:36Reilly Roberts
Chumash Dorm Names
Hannah Ehrlich, 4th year, Anthropology major. Reponse: “While the intention behind the naming is likely good, I worry that members of the Cal Poly community won't properly understand the meaning of the names and the Chumash's local history. I was lucky enough to do archaeology at a Chumash site and learn about these names from a Chumash representative, which gave these names meaning and value to me and left me with a deep respect for their culture. Without proper education and information, incoming Freshman and other students/faculty/staff won't give these names the same value, and by shortening the names to something like "yak" (as I've heard many call it), they are disrespecting the long history and rich culture. Perhaps the school can bring in local Chumash representatives to do presentations on the history/meanings of these names, students can give these names their deserved value. I also think they shouldn’t have named them that for this reason.”
Shea Forrey, Wine and Viticulture major, 2nd year. “The intention of honoring the native Chumash is a very thoughtful gesture but I see it going downhill. I could see students shortening and nick naming the residence halls to inappropriate labels that defeat the purpose of respecting the original locals. The YouTube vid helping with pronunciation has a hot laughing topic in my dorm when it first came out.”
Ellen Curtis, Director of Marketing. “1. I thought it was an interesting choice. I would have liked to know more about how they came to that decision. And will more buildings be given Chumash names.
2. I appreciated that they supported their choice with communication that helps people pronounce the names.
3. Personally, I like how the names feel on my tongue when I say them. It makes me smile.”
* in progress
Reddit User. Response to inquiry on SLO thread: "You can do fine by saying it pretty much exactly how it's spelt.
Maybe the accent will be wonky, but the same goes for all the Spanish language dorm names people already pronounce wrong. It's just 1 character, called a glottal stop, and it's used in many languages around the world, and it doesn't actually have a sound to it but rather signifies basically a hard pause
(There's actually one in the name Hawai'i that you're supposed to prounounce as well, but it's signified by the apostrophe)
Once you know that it's literally as easy as reading it like you would read any other English name."
- Hannah Ehrlich, Anthropology student.
- In-coming freshman responses from Facebook post on the Class of 2022 page
- Anthropology professor
- Administrator for housing at the Cal Poly Corporation
- Northern Chumash council member
1. Mispronunciation
2. Disrespecting the Chumash culture
3. “The intention of honoring the native Chumash is a very thoughtful gesture but I see it going downhill.” - Shea Forrey
4. “Without proper education and information, incoming Freshman and other students/faculty/staff won't give these names the same value, and by shortening the names to something like "yak" (as I've heard many call it), they are disrespecting the long history and rich culture.” - Hannah Ehrlich
5. How the administration should respond to ensure that there is respect for the Chumash names
6. How does a member of the Chumash tribe feel about the nicknaming and pronunciation of their native language
In summary, while many students appreciate the effort to respect the Chumash culture, a majority were concerned that there may be a backlash to the effort and that there instead may be disrespect for the Chumash names due to mispronunciation.
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10/4/2017 11:47:56Frances Mylod-VargasJake Javier
Source: Mallorie Honey, Geography junior.

Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic.
Is Cal Poly an accessible campus for him? How does he get to class each day and have transportation around our hilly campus?

Whose perspectives will be important to include in this story?
Roommates, friends from home who knew him before the accident, his professors.

What do you want to know about Jake’s story?
What kind of physical activity does he do now that he’s not a football player?
Source: Alison Odabashian, Environmental engineering senior

Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic: I think it’s important to take a Cal Poly spin on the story – How has his experience in SLO been different than at home? Or, how has his college experience different than someone who doesn’t have his same disability?

Whose perspectives will be important to include in this story?
Friends from high school and new friends he’s made here, who have only known him here.

What do you want to know about Jake’s story?
I’m sure he’s tired of everyone being in awe of his story. I think I’d want to know in what ways have your expectations for college changed, and what are some things that have remained the same.
Source: Amy Gode, Assistant Director of the DRC

Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic.
Does Jake feel like he’s an included member of Cal Poly? Not just in academics, but making sure he has access to what’s going on at Cal Poly: having the same housing experiences, access to environments that other students are using, etc.

Whose perspectives will be important to include in this story?
Jake’s perspective, DRC, Director of REC center, major and specific instructors. Important that the story doesn’t focus in pity or bravery – Some people really identify with quadriplegia, while others with the same disabilities don’t use it as a defining characteristic of their personality.


What do you want to know about Jake’s story?
I would want to know his ideas about access. He now sees the world through a different lense – What are his ideas for improvement for others who also are in a wheelchair?
Source: Christine Hackman, Professor, Kinesiology Department

Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic.
How can Cal Poly best support him? Do we have a support system in place to allow for successful academic experiences?

Whose perspectives will be important to include in this story?
DRC, Kin 407 adapted physical activity Prof. Jenny Holmstead, someone in housing who is making accommodations for him.

What do you want to know about Jake’s story?
I want know more about why he chose Cal Poly, and if his academic experiences and focus are shifted since the accident.
Source: Elizabeth Kiernan
Describe what you think is the most important aspect or facet of the topic.
For me, I think how his accident influenced his focus on academics.

Whose perspectives will be important to include in this story?
People who have seen him both before, and after the accident, so probably parents and siblings or friends from his high school. It also might be good to talk to the doctor or physical therapist who did his physical therapy/work with him at home.

What do you want to know about Jake's story?
I want to know how he's enjoying Cal Poly so far. Is he interested in his major? What does he do for fun? What's his impression of the student body?
Good sources: Amy Gode, asst. Director at the DRC, and possibly Professor Jenny Holmstead who teaches the adapted physical activity course on campus.
1. Jake's sports history and background
2. Jake as a Cal Poly student: likes, dislikes, everyday life, etc.
3. Jake's perspective on if Cal Poly staff/resources are well-adapted for his success here.
4. How has his injury influenced his academic focus?
5. How are those with disabilities accommodated at Cal Poly?
Most people were inquisitive about the same aspect: Is Cal Poly going to be successful at accommodating his needs? What steps have they taken so far. I also think it's important that are story is not a "sob story" or "bravery" story. We want to stick to focusing on Jake as a Cal Poly student.
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10/4/2017 10:43:15Lauren Goff
Students in Wheel Chairs
Olivia Ritchie, fourth year Biochemistry major. Doesn't know much about Cal Poly's accessibility besides Sierra Madre Tower 0 looks like it was designed to be wheel chair accessible. She thinks that the most important facet within this topic is finding out how people in wheel chairs get to class efficiently. She would contact facilities and people who make the roads at Cal Poly and find out how they are designed to accommodate those with a disability.
Gabi Trapani, fourth year Business major. She described how she has heard around campus that there are not enough DRC escort vans in order to accommodate everyone who needs them. She has heard that although Cal Poly is under compliance, people who have a disability still struggle as Cal Poly is on a hill. She would like to hear a story written from the perspective of a disabled student knowing what they feel could be done to enhance the experience of those with a disability on campus.
Jennifer Olmstead, full time lecturer from the kinesiology department. She felt as though the most important topic to cover when dealing with this topic is to do a human interest story that focuses on the person and who they are rather than either disability. She warned that many times students focus too much on the struggle that people with disabilities face, and forget they are a person and their disability does not define them. She suggested that in order to write about this topic well we need to do a lot of research about accessibility laws. According to her Cal Poly is completely up to code for accessibility. She suggested that a good way to write about this topic would be to do a story on a person who used the QL+ lab.
Catherine Sandstorm - doesn't know much about how students with disabilities get around on campus. Would like to know more, specifically about how they use the bus system. She would like to hear from local officials and how they combat the problem downtown. She thinks it would be interesting to compare the conditions in someones personal home compared to the dorms.
Adam Redding-Kaufman (works at a law firms): says that he knows the entire campus appears to be ADA complaint when it comes to wheel chairs and crutches. When he visited campus he noticed that there are elevators and workout equipment for the handicap at the rec center. He said when he has visited campus he didn't see a place where someone in a wheel chair couldn't access it. He knows that there is an issue however with slip and falls, if someone slips on campus and breaks their ankle someone must call an ambulance, the school will not provide a wheel chair.
Jennifer Olmstead, Adam
Focus on the Quality of Life Plus Lab, do a feature on a person who uses QL+, focus more on the person rather than their struggle, focus on how the campus can be improved rather than the struggle, focus on how the campus won't pick you up if you slip and fall
I learned that the route we are taking might not be as compelling of a story as we thought. When talking with Jenny she really warned about our topic and said we need to focus more on people than their struggle because that doesn't define them.
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6/1/2017 11:04:04Natsuki Nishikawa
Grover Beach allows marijuana businesses to open
Nicolas PitchonGrover Beach city council member
Ronald Arnoldsen, former mayor of Grover Beach
Nicolas Pitchon, 10:30am 6/2
what Pitchon does and his opinion about legalizing marijuana, why Grover Beach City Council decided on allowing marijuana businesses to open
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