Author Archives: Cassandra Sandoval

Award-winning water expert tells Californian’s to get serious

  Water expert William Kahrl told area residents to “stop joking around” Friday as part of an extended series on the California drought, on the serious challenges Fresno State as well as the entire nation will face if there is ...

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Underground Gardens 90 years strong

Built and grown by a Sicilian immigrant, Baldassare Forestiere, the Underground Gardens of Fresno possesses a rare collection of fruit trees, shrubs and vines planted over 90 years ago. Born in 1879, Forestiere spent 40 years of his life to ...

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‘The Playboy of the Western World’ actors tackle the classic Irish dark comedy

The Department of Theatre Arts will present the Irish black comedy “The Playboy of the Western World.” Written by Irish playwright John Millington Synge, the play tells the story of a young, mysterious man stumbling into a rural tavern in ...

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Stop the Silence Campaign raises awareness against sexual assault

The Stop the Silence Campaign visited the Fresno State this week to raise awareness on sexual assault. Presented by victimology students from the department of criminology, the campaign screened “The Hunting Ground” on Friday, a documentary about rape on U.S. ...

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Vintage Days celebrates 41 years

Vintage Days is back for its 41st year as Fresno State’s largest festival and more than 50,000 people are expected to crowd Fresno State’s Maple Mall for the three-day event running Friday through Sunday. The student-planned event is a Fresno ...

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Wheels-off: Fresno State designates no-skate-zones

In an attempt to prevent injuries, Fresno State has designated several no-skate-zones on campus known as “wheels-off” areas. Freshman Jami Kline was injured last fall in an on-campus accident involving a skateboarder. She said she had to spend her morning ...

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FresCon captures geek culture

Student organization Pick Your Potion presented Fresno State’s first comic convention this weekend on campus. The convention provided students, faculty and the general public a means to celebrate all things related to geek culture, from comics to video games. FresCon ...

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Jewish lecture series discusses females in American film

The psychological thriller “Black Swan” was introduced by Dr. Hannah Schwadron on Tuesday at the Henry Madden Library. She gave a lecture that looked at Jewish actresses in American films. Actresses Fanny Brice, Barbra Streisand and Natalie Portman were her ...

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Chinese New Year celebration comes to Fresno

The 15th annual Chinese New Year Parade was held in Downtown Fresno on Saturday, celebrating the year of the goat with food, activities, and vibrant music culminating in the mile-long stretch of the popular parade. Chinese New Year is not ...

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Fighting with Fashion

Made For Them hosted its second annual Fight With Fashion event on Friday to launch its spring collection along with raising awareness on the combat of human trafficking.  The event was held at Porsche of Fresno. Made For Them is ...

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Dating apps: the good, the bad, and the lonely

Is true love really behind a computer screen? For Nicole Turpin, it was. The Fresno State student is a success story, but the hit-or-miss online dating market is not for all college students. OkCupid, Tinder and Plenty of Fish are ...

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