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Fresno State is offering a new city and regional planning major. Here’s what it’s about

Have you ever wanted a career like Mark Brendanawicz from the TV show “Parks and Recreation?” Fresno State has a new major that can get you that – or something like it. A new bachelor of science degree in city ...

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I hope I make 15-year-old me proud

I think there’s a lot of anxiety that comes with being so young, having big dreams and fearing disappointment and failure if they don’t come to the expected fruition. I often think back to 15-year-old Chrissy — a younger version ...

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Political science gets their honors society back

After overcoming inactivity and previous budget cuts, the political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha, is now back at Fresno State. Assistant professor of political science Dr. Ali Masood serves as the adviser of Fresno State’s Alpha Delta Beta chapter. ...

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My mom(’s) jeans

Last summer, my mom was going through boxes of old clothes to get rid of or donate – we found lots of flannels, bermuda shorts and even maternity clothes. But the greatest find was a pair of high-waisted jeans that ...

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A day at Vavie and Vovo’s house

The first time I was dropped off at Vavie and Vovo’s house, I cried for an hour. I sat on the kitchen floor and refused to leave no matter how much Vavie tried to coax me to come play. I ...

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‘Bulldogs in the Kitchen’ helps athletes cook up a winning dish

The Fresno State women’s basketball team sharpened its knives and cooking skills last Wednesday along with students from the nutrition and dietetics department. The “Bulldogs in the Kitchen” program is in its seventh year as senior students work with student-athletes ...

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Enology students ‘pour’ over new wines at Taste of Spring

Fresno State students from the viticulture and enology department showed off the fruits of their labor last week at the Taste of Spring event. Guests were invited to the Fresno State Winery last Thursday to try five different wines produced ...

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‘Eat the rainbow:’ nutritional tours make healthy eating easy

Eating healthy can be a challenge at times, especially for college students. But a group of Fresno State dietetic students are teaching community members that it’s as easy as adding one more healthy ingredient to their meals. The Bulldogs in ...

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Gavin Newsom leads governor’s race in new survey

A new survey conducted by Fresno State’s Institute for Leadership and Public Policy provided the latest polling in the 2018 race for California governor. Fifteen percent of those surveyed said they would vote for Democrat Gavin Newsom for governor if ...

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‘Taste of Spring’ welcomes guests to the Fresno State Winery

The Fresno State Winery’s Taste of Spring event on Thursday will feature live music, wine tasting and the chance to interact with students within the viticulture and enology departments. The event is open to the public and will be from ...

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Survey shows people in the Valley want to improve air quality

A recent survey from the Institute for Leadership and Public Policy at Fresno State shows a majority of voters in the central San Joaquin Valley support restrictions that could improve air quality. Approximately 53 percent of registered voters supported restricting ...

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This Native American comedy troupe uses humor to tell history

For some, jokes are a light-hearted way to show personality. For others, they can be used to work through a difficult past. But for an indigenous comedy troupe, the 1491s, it’s both of those things. Fresno State’s Cross Cultural and ...

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You won’t want to talk during ‘A Quiet Place’

The dystopian movie trope has been far overplayed after “The Hunger Games,” “Divergent” and even “Maze Runner.” I thought I was done with apocalyptic films altogether. But then I saw “A Quiet Place,” and I, too, was drawn back into ...

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CineCulture receives Spirit of Abraham Award

Fresno State’s CineCulture film series has been selected by the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno as the recipient of its 2018 Spirit of Abraham Award. The Spirit of Abraham Award recognizes groups or individuals who aid in the understanding of ...

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Armenian lecture will detail life during the Turkish-French War

The Armenian studies program spring lecture series will continue Friday with a visit from author Dr. Ümit Kurt. Kurt will provide a presentation titled “A Farewell to Arms: Broken Hopes and Total Departure from the Homeland, in The Heroic Battle ...

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‘The Director’ uncovers sexual abuse in the film industry

Sexual harassment and assault have plagued society seemingly since the beginning of time. The internet sensation of #MeToo has provided a platform and safe space for people to voice their stories and seek justice following abuse. The issues of sexual ...

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Theatre for Young Audiences visits Valley Children’s

The Fresno State Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) touring company visited Valley Children’s Hospital on March 15 for a special performance of its spring production. The college acting troupe presented “Wondrous Tales of Old Japan,” by David Furumoto, directed by ...

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10 fun Date Night ideas in Fresno

Upon entering my relationship, I quickly realized that dating can be expensive. I’m fairly easy to please — give me some cereal and play with my hair, and it’s basically a date. But for those nights when I want to ...

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