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A pie in the face means money for Student Cupboard

With midterms coming up for Fresno State students, Associated Students, Inc. found a way to help the student body release some pent-up nerves on Tuesday. The Pie an ASI event was held in The Pit as a way for ASI ...

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Hustler Hollywood nearby is new place to explore sex

As the line of people grew longer and the sun set lower, passers-by looked to get a glimpse of a new attraction on one of the busiest avenues in Fresno. Hustler Hollywood was holding its grand opening on Saturday to ...

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‘A Particle of Dread’ gives ‘Oedipus Rex’ an update

Tragedy has been a source of inspiration for artists since as early as 400 B.C., with works from Sophocles and other Greek tragedians, and it continues to be a source of inspiration to this day with “A Particle of Dread.” ...

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‘It’ humor ‘pales in comparison with the horror’

“It” does exactly what it was expected to do. It scares and it frightens. For many, it will induce nostalgia for the novel or original miniseries. However, for those new to the story, it may confuse. The film focuses on ...

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Deals and dancing at Fresno State Night

Fresno State Night brought the first week of the semester to a close with a variety of activities for students to enjoy last Friday. Local businesses at The Square at Campus Pointe helped the student body to relax after their ...

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‘Avocados’ start the semester off fresh

The Tunes at Noon series in The Pit kicked off this semester with Fresno State student band, “The Midnight Avocados.” It was the first of the Tunes at Noon events that will be held in The Pit throughout the semester ...

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Fresno Spring Fair hosts food and family fun

The second annual Fresno Spring Fair featured a variety of attractions and fun for all ages. Unlike the Big Fresno Fair that is held every October, the Fresno Spring Fair, held May 4 – 7 at the Fresno District Fairgrounds, ...

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Heathers: The Musical ‘paints a picture of culture’

1989 – a great year to listen to Janet Jackson’s album, “Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814,” go watch George Michael in concert during his Faith World Tour or kill three of your classmates. Fresno State’s University Theatre premiered “Heathers: The ...

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Student created film shows at Maya Cinema

As the lights dimmed in the theater, an audience of friends and family eagerly awaited to view the work of Fresno State students on the big screen.   “Chase”, a short film directed by Jacob Alvarado, follows a young man ...

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Student written play celebrates Filipino culture

Fresno State’s Magkaisa Filipino Club presented its Filipino Culture Night on April 29 in the Satellite Student Union to an audience full of friends and family. Magkaisa, also known as ‘MGK1,” presented “Katipunan,” a play written by members of the ...

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Dancing with a pop of color

For many college students, a music festival is just not an option. However, Vintage Days offered an alternative for students who like to dance the night away and while getting messy. The Powder Paint Dance Party was one of the ...

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Real representations of depression exposed on stage

The Experimental Theatre Company at Fresno State featured a physical embodiment of depression with it’s production of “4.48 Psychosis” on April 22. The play, written by by English playwright Sarah Kane,  focuses on three characters and their lives. The interpretation ...

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Eastern faces find their place in western LGBT culture

The idea of having a sexual identity – like being gay or transgender —  is a western concept that is not easily translated in Eastern cultures. During a Queer Asian Pacific Islander Panel held in the Thomas Building on April ...

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Dancing into Amerasia Week with Japanese culture night

The first night of the annual Amerasia Week kicked off at Fresno State by celebrating Japanese culture in the Satellite Student Union on April 4. This year, the Amerasia Organization observed its 47th year of Amerasia Week. Other on-campus organizations ...

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Heroes and villains geek out at FresCon

A sea of people with multicolored hair, extravagant costumes and peculiar props gathered in the North Gym at Fresno State to celebrate their shared love of all things geeky. FresCon, Fresno State’s own two-day, multigenre entertainment and comic convention, celebrated ...

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‘The Great God Plan’ recounts distorted memories of abuse

How well do we really remember the past? Do we filter pleasant and unpleasant memories in different ways? “Memory runs murky” is the theme of “The Great God Plan,” the play that opened at Fresno State’s John Wright Theater on ...

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Behind the music: Anthony Seeger explains ethnomusicology

UCLA professor Anthony Seeger came to Fresno State to give a lecture as a part of the Center for Creativity and the Arts’ “Native Communities: Tradition and Innovation” theme on March 23. Seeger is an anthropologist, musician, record producer and ...

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Smittcamp comedy group raises money for Camp Kesem

Organ harvesters. Lacrosse-playing flounder experts. Thigh modelling. Stay-at-home fathers. While these things may not seem like they have much in common, they were all topics covered in the improvisational comedy show by FLOCC, the Smittcamp improvisational comedy group, on Friday. ...

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