Author Archives: Christian Mattos

‘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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RIP to my favorite pair of shoes

There are a few staple items in my closet I refuse to ever get rid of, no matter how old or worn out they get. To name a few of these items: my Jack Wills handbag, my (faux) suede button-up ...

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Building to be named after late viticulture professor

Fresno State’s first viticulture professor is being honored with the naming of the campus viticulture building. Vincent E. Petrucci founded the Fresno State Viticulture and Enology Research Center in 1985, and served as the director until he retired in 1993. ...

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Award-winning writer Renée Watson honored as new artist-in-residence

Award-winning writer Renée Watson visited Fresno State on Monday in honor of being named the new artist-in-residence for the Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at the Henry Madden Library. Watson, who is also a performer and ...

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Doing laundry as a college student is the worst

I lived in the dorms for the first three years of my college career, and I’m now living in an apartment. I think I speak for many other college students not living at home (and maybe some who do) when ...

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Getting into Fresno State has gotten more competitive

With its growing population, getting into Fresno State has become more competitive in some areas. The university recently raised its eligibility index, according to Phong Yang, director of admissions and recruitment. “We used to be an ‘open enrollment campus,’ meaning ...

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As spring nears, the farm market features plant sales

Plants grown by Fresno State students were sold Saturday at the Gibson Farm Market in hopes of raising funds for the campus nursery and farm. The Horticulture Nursery’s Spring Plant Sale featured discounted organic and conventional spring vegetable seedlings and ...

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‘A Wrinkle in Time’ brings the wonder and imagination of childhood

I remember reading the book “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle. I was in the fourth grade. I couldn’t tell you now what it was about even if I tried. Which is funny, because watching the newest movie adaptation ...

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