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University High wins national architecture award

The design of University High School was recently awarded the Association of Licensed Architects 2014 Presidential Award.

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Preservation of Fulton Mall’s art debated as construction plans move forward

The question of whether or not vehicles will drive through the six-block pedestrian Fulton Mall in Downtown Fresno is becoming more and more a matter of when, not if.

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Black Friday turnout decreases from previous years

Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, of the Chicago Tribune, contributed to this report.   After growing for several years, the all-important Black Friday shopping weekend took a double-digit tumble, recent figures from the National Retail Federation show. With retailers offering steep discounts early ...

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Is Gray Thursday the new Black Friday? Holiday shopping season starting earlier than ever

Many businesses nationwide will open their doors for shoppers as early as Thanksgiving morning this year, stirring different opinions about whether the decision is appropriate. Prominent stores in Fresno including Macy’s, Best Buy, Target and Wal-Mart will be opening for ...

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New Fulton Mall burger shop aims to astound

Take 3 recently opened its doors in Downtown Fresno’s Fulton Mall, seeking to sell great-tasting food and revitalize the surrounding community. The restaurant specializes in burgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, fries and shakes for a competitive price. Brian Washington and ...

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Southeast Asian students discuss challenges faced balancing academics and culture

Students of Southeast Asian descent discussed the challenges of attending Fresno State while still maintaining their cultural backgrounds during a diversity forum Tuesday held at the Henry Madden Library. The forum was one of several activities organized by the President’s ...

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‘Zombies’ Take Over Tower

Zombies took over Tower District Saturday night, with thousands of locals participating in the fifth annual Zombie Pub Crawl. People from all over the Central Valley dressed up as either zombies or zombie hunters and hopped from bar to bar ...

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Chukchansi strife threatens Fresno State language course funding

Since the indefinite closing of Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, fears have risen among programs and organizations receiving contributions from the tribe, including Chukchansi Park Downtown and Fresno State. On Oct. 10 the casino was forced to shut down by ...

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Halloween is just an excuse to wear sexy outfits

Halloween costumes are usually a must around the month of October. The problem is, a lot of people use this time as an opportunity to dress extra slutty. The days of innocent, childhood dress-up are gone. Children wear these cute ...

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Fresno State Talks prepares for third year

Fresno State Talks is now accepting nominations from students for the lecture series’ third year.

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Teacher Residency Program given $7.8 million grant

Fresno State has received the Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) grant worth $7.8 million to help recruit, train and support future teachers of the Central Valley over the next five years.

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Local Haunt Ready To Spook

Halloween at Hobb’s Grove has returned once again to celebrate the season, starting today. Celebrating its 15th year, the Halloween attraction is aimed toward kids, teenagers and adults alike. The attraction was opened in 1999 by Reedley local Lore Callahan. ...

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Art exhibition examines body image

A Chicana feminist art group discussed their new art project for Fresno State students at the Henry Madden Library on Wednesday as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Introducing the exhibit were artists Kristen Gamez, Mari Hernandez, and Sarah Castillo who ...

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University wins diversity award from magazine

In recognition of campus diversity, Fresno State has been awarded the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity from the magazine “INSIGHT Into Diversity.” “This recognition is vital to the great work that is being done across the entire university community ...

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Constitution Day panel discusses US foreign policy in the Middle East

Fresno State celebrated Constitution Day Wednesday by hosting a campus forum to discuss the constitutionality of America’s foreign policy actions in the Middle East. Constitution Day, formerly known as Citizenship Day, was established by a law passed by Congress in ...

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Pulitzer Prize nominee Goleman’s seminar focuses on emotional intelligence

Many students, faculty and staff — including Fresno State President Joseph Castro — gathered Monday in the Satellite Student Union for Pulitzer Prize nominee Daniel Goleman’s seminar on the connection between success and emotional intelligence. Goleman, a psychologist and author ...

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New bill legalizes wine tasting courses for students under 21

Students who are under 21 will now be allowed to taste wine in wine-evaluating courses at Fresno State after California passed the “Sip and Spit” bill over summer.

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Students craft gold in a bottle

The Fresno State Winery has won two gold medals in as many competitions so far in 2014 for its student-crafted wines. Lauryn Meissner won gold for her 2011 California Syrah at the California State Fair Wine Competition, and Matt Rule ...

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