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College taught me to live for myself

“What’s your major?” used to one of my least favorite small talk questions. When I answer with “journalism,” it elicits mixed reviews. Some people are quick to respond, while others pause before offering a reply. Those who pause are typically ...

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11th annual ‘Projects Day’ showcases student innovation

Fresno State engineering and construction management students as well as Sanger High School students gathered at the Satellite Student Union on Tuesday to show off more than 100 projects at the 11th annual Projects Day. The annual event highlighted the ...

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Grizzly Fest to bring liveliness to the Central Valley

Grizzly Fest is returning to Fresno on May 18 and 19 with expanded food options, a stacked lineup and a new location. This year’s lineup includes Snoop Dogg, Jhene Aiko and Dirty Heads as well as Foster the People and ...

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Projects ‘come to life’ at BFA portfolio show

Years of studying and designing came to a close for some aspiring creators. Students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program culminated the school year with a portfolio of work and brands they have developed as art students and ...

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FresCon brings comic culture to Fresno State

Community members bonded on Saturday over their shared interests in cosplaying, gaming and comics at FresCon, a comic convention at Fresno State. “There isn’t much opportunity in the Central Valley to celebrate this,” said Alexis Orozco, the president of FresCon. ...

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Designer clothing isn’t worth the hype

I recently bought a new floral handbag that I love. It’s big enough to hold everything I need – from band aids to tissues to snacks (I’m so ready to be a mom.) The bag is both cute and functional ...

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Stressed over exams? These students relaxed with animals at mini-zoo

To relieve some end-of-semester stress, students at the Fresno State dormitories got to interact with farm animals. On Monday, the usually empty lawn outside Sequoia Hall was transformed into a miniature zoo that included animals such as a miniature donkey, ...

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These are the bills students lobbied for in Sacramento

Fresno State Students for Quality Education (SQE) went to Sacramento on Tuesday to lobby in favor of a number of bills in the hopes of creating change for college students. “A lot of congress [members] or legislators are so far ...

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Social work students sit down with faculty after last month’s protest

Students from the Fresno State social work program met with faculty on Tuesday to discuss their concerns about graduate school admission policies. The meeting came several weeks after students protested recently released admission decisions to the Master of Social Work ...

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Don’t take it personally when people don’t text you back

When someone doesn’t text back, it can be hard to determine whether or not it’s intentional. But either way, a lack of a response shouldn’t drain you of your self esteem. I tend to feel hurt when people forget to ...

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Not your average percussion group

Fresno State’s Red Wave indoor percussion ensemble traveled to Ohio this past weekend to compete in the Winter Guard International World Championships. The newly formed percussion group was established last year. Steve McKeithen, the Fresno State associate director of bands, ...

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Is Google’s algorithm racially biased? This Fresno State alumna thinks so

Fresno State alumna Safiya Umoja Noble visited campus last Friday to talk about how Google algorithms can be racially biased. An algorithm is commonly defined as a process or a set of steps that can be followed to achieve a ...

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Sometimes, I miss the year 2008

I created a spotify playlist titled “emo isn’t a phase, it’s a lifestyle” that features artists like Taking Back Sunday, Yellowcard and Something Corporate. It’s essentially a collection of music that was much more popular about a decade ago. There ...

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Tuition rate won’t change for the 2018-19 school year, CSU chancellor says

California State University (CSU) tuition will neither increase or decrease for the 2018-2019 school year, according a news release by Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro. CSU Chancellor Timothy White said the decision to leave tuition unchanged for the upcoming ...

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Students ease stress through painting as part of a month-long campaign

Students got to relax with arts and crafts at ‘Press Pause and Paint,’ an event on April 18 at the Bulldog Zone. The event, hosted by the Student Health and Counseling Center, was an opportunity for people to unwind by ...

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Engineer pitches high speed rail project to Fresno State students

Fresno State students got the chance to learn more about the construction of the California High-Speed Rail. Heidi Lanza, transportation engineer for the California High-Speed Rail, visited Fresno State on Tuesday to give a talk on how the high-speed rail ...

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May Day rally to address immigrant issues, organizers say

The Central Valley Immigrant Rights Committee held a news conference at Fresno State on April 12 to inform the public about its upcoming rally and public forum in support of immigrant rights. The event will take place at Eaton Plaza ...

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For Wee Beasties, music is all about sharing

Fresno-based alternative-indie band Wee Beasties wants to forge bonds between people and provide them with music they can connect with. “Artists are the vessel for people,” said lead vocalist Codie Collins. “We convey stories and experiences and emotions.” The band ...

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