Growing up with two alcoholic parents, graduating senior Mich Hamlin didn’t know that living homeless in a Montclair community park with his family was different.
At 10, Hamlin did not know that getting up at 3 a.m. to hold up cardboard to block the sprinklers from soaking his younger brother and his mother was not normal. He just knew that he had a deep desire to protect them.
“My parents were always in and out of work,” says Hamlin. “When the money ran out, we were forced to live behind mechanic shops, parks, wherever we could stay to remain hidden from the authorities.”
“There were times when we had a …
The Special Olympics World Games came to Los Angeles this week, and Cal Poly Pomona participated by playing host recently to four delegations consisting of athletes of Laos, Poland, Libya and the Isle of Man.
The university, along with the cities of Pomona, Chino and Chino Hills, hosted the visitors, who stayed in on-campus housing from July 21-24. During their stay, the athletes enjoyed a visit from Danny’s Farms and feasted on a pancake breakfast.
The World Games kicked of July 25 and runs through Aug. 2.
Organizers anticipate the Special Olympics World Games will draw 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries, as well as 30,000 volunteers and …
Students, faculty and staff celebrated Thursday the arrival on campus of 21 brand-new Steinway & Sons pianos, the culmination of a fundraising campaign that has drawn the broad support across the campus and from alumni and local community leaders.
The All-Steinway Initiative is a campaign that seeks to equip Cal Poly Pomona exclusively with Steinway pianos, which are considered the gold standard in the music industry.
“Becoming an All-Steinway School will allow our students to learn and perform on the finest equipment available,” said Betty Ortiz, Cal Poly Pomona’s first lady who has championed the campaign. “It also will enhance the university’s ability to attract talented music students and students …
Cal Poly Pomona students have watched for the past two years as construction workers have built the Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex on campus.
On Friday, they will get their first glimpse inside the three-story, steel-and-glass facility when it opens during the “Break in the BRIC at BroncoFusion” event for students on Friday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m.
The event, hosted by Associated Students Inc., will include a pool party, indoor soccer, three-on-three basketball tournaments, live music, prizes and giveaways. Students can observe demonstrations or orientations for such activities as mixed martial arts, yoga, boxing and rock climbing.
“ASI is excited to unveil the BRIC to CPP students for …