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#MeToo: A 161% rise in sexual abuse reports in one month

She was 22 when the news director “dragged” her into the production studio. “I knew it wasn’t right,” said Faith Sidlow, broadcast journalism professor. “But I also had no idea that there was anyone I could talk to about it.” ...

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‘OMG, The Things I Learned in College’ offends and misrepresents modern college students

As a college student, I see the value in taking advantage of resources and getting involved in order to prepare myself for the “real world.” But after reading “OMG, The Things I Learned in College,” I felt inadequate, ill-represented and, ...

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Should I care what my siblings think of my boyfriend?

I remember the exact moment when I found out my brother was going to propose to his girlfriend. I overheard him telling my mom on the phone, my heart skipped a beat and I started crying. Actually, I started sobbing. ...

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Lecture details where Armenian Genocide began

During the spring lecture series Tuesday night, Dr. Yektan Türkyılmaz presented his first lecture for the Armenian Studies Program in which he detailed the development and downfall of Van Vaspurakan Armenians leading to the Armenian Genocide. Türkyılmaz said he wanted ...

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Panelists will discuss #MeToo campaign in first ethics lecture

The spring Leon S. Peters Ethics Lecture Series will begin with a discussion on sexual harassment. “The Me Too Moment: Sexual Harassment & Professional Life” discussion will be held at the Alice Peters Auditorium in the University Business Center on ...

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College life without a microwave

I lived in the dorms as a freshman, and I worked as a resident advisor during my sophomore and junior years. It hasn’t been until senior year that I’ve been (financially) able to live off campus in an apartment. But ...

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Meet the new booth on the block

After 2 ½ years at Fresno State without a booth, dance club Ritmo y Pasión is now one of the 27 club and organization booths that are featured in front of the University Student Union. The Ritmo y Pasión club, ...

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Book Talk: ‘I Almost Forgot About You’

My latest trip to Barnes and Noble a few weeks ago involved some quick thinking. I wanted to get in and out as fast as possible for two reasons: I wanted to get back home and out of the cold, ...

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Armenian lecture will detail flourishing life before genocide

The Armenian Studies Program’s spring lecture series will feature a presentation by Dr. Yektan Türkyılmaz, who will discuss life before the Armenian Genocide. The lecture, titled “Van Vaspurakan Armenians: From Renaissance to Resistance and Genocide,” will be held on Tuesday, ...

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For years they brought us the news, now they teach it

Two veteran journalists from The Fresno Bee are transferring their expertise from the newsroom to the classroom at Fresno State.   Jim Boren and Donald Munro have begun teaching media, communications and journalism (MCJ) courses at the university. Their first ...

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Women’s March in Fresno, a call for inclusion and justice

The second annual Women’s March in northeast Fresno brought many walks of life together on Saturday for a nationwide demonstration supporting women’s rights. The event not only focused on issues affecting women but on social topics that have been debated ...

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Arts and Humanities celebrate achievements

Members of the Arts and Humanities advisory board and supporters of the college attended the “State of the College of Arts and Humanities” event last week to celebrate achievements and to look forward to their goals in the new year. ...

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The Cheesecake Factory dinner fiasco

I want to go to their corporate office and ask how this tragedy ever happened. Most people who know me know how much I love the Cheesecake Factory. If you know me well, you know that I’m really only in ...

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‘12 Strong’ shows the pride and pain of war

The hardest part about watching a movie based on or inspired by true events is the harsh reality of it. A part of me wants to shake my head, close my eyes and say, “That’s not real. It’s just a ...

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‘Jumanji’ sequel lacks nostalgia with its updated version of a family favorite

Being a ‘90s baby and a huge fan of the original “Jumanji,” I went into a screening of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” excited, but with low expectations. All I knew was that Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson was in it, ...

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Students can now do hands-on research at new forensics lab

Criminology students are getting hands-on experience with a new lab in their department. Fresno State students and faculty in the criminology department were used to consulting with professors at their offices or in general classrooms. But this semester, the new ...

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Colorful event celebrates Fresno State’s ‘global citizens’

Fresno State students and guests celebrated diversity Sunday night through music, dance, food and fashion at this year’s 34th annual International Culture Night. The theme of the event was “global citizens and the generation of the future,” said Shady Nicolas ...

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Once suspended, fraternity aims to be ‘shining light’ at university

After being suspended in 2015, the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity is fully recognized once again by Fresno State. Cole Hutton, president of the agricultural and social-professional fraternity, said that the organization was reinstated after following procedures by the university and ...

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