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Final Fresno State Talks shines light on Bob Dylan, poetry

Fresno State Talks concluded its fifth year as a lecture series on Feb. 22 with a discussion by Dr. Timothy Skeen, who analyzed Bob Dylan’s contribution to poetry. The talk titled “The Times They Are a-Changin’: Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan ...

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Students learn of sexism in the black community

A Black Lives Matter organizer and Los Angeles professor examined sexism within the Black community during a speech on Feb. 17, helping students find ways to equality. The Cross Cultural and Gender Center’s African-American and Gender Programs and Services welcomed ...

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Campaign asks how ‘Men can stop rape’

Fresno State’s Cross Cultural and Gender Center (CCGC) is asking men on campus to take a stand against sexual assault by participating in the poster campaign, “Men Can Stop Rape.” The campaign consists of a series of images of men ...

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Citrus packing couldn’t ‘Bee Sweet’er

Fresno State’s Grosse Industrial Technology Building filled with the smell of fresh citrus and a buzz of excitement as the Jordan College of Agriculture and Industrial Technologies welcomed guests Feb. 8 to view its new packing line. For Jim Marderosian, ...

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“All the single ladies put your hands up!”

Ah singledom. Ironically, it’s sort of a love-hate relationship. I’m single. A simple definition (courtesy of dictionary.com) is: “a person unmarried or not involved in a stable relationship.” Yep, that sounds about right. I’ve been single the entirety of my ...

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Lobby efforts planned to oppose tuition hike

A sea of pamphlets reading “Reclaim CSU” were held by students during an informational meeting on Feb. 1 to discuss lobbying on the possible tuition increase in the next academic year. “Given that most CSU (California State University) students already ...

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A Horrible Case of Writer’s Block

It’s happened.  For the past week I’ve had writer’s block. I like to journal and I tend to be very aware of my feelings at all times.  The truth is not everyone has an interest in knowing how many times ...

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MCJ students finalists in national broadcasting competition

What began as a dream has evolved into a reality for media, communications and journalism (MCJ) students Edmer Archila and Brittany Sosa – they’re finalists in the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Golden Microphone Awards competition. The Fresno State Focus participants were ...

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Club fair hits campus

The University Student Union balcony breathed with energy as nearly 90 clubs and organizations signed up for the Student Clubs and Organizations Fair on Monday. Students were encouraged to find an interest group that fit them. A variety of organizations ...

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Armenian ambassador visits Fresno State

It was an afternoon of remembrance and solidarity as Fresno State welcomed Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia, Grigor Hovahannissian, to campus Saturday. The ambassador was accompanied by Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro and honorary consul for the Republic ...

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To have a seat or not to have a seat

Blood pumping adrenaline, a bit of underarm sweat, the fear of ambiguity and – at times – the feeling of total disdain. This is not describing a trip to the gym, but instead the nightmare that is class enrollment. The ...

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CEO of Bitwise Industries: the geek’s moment has arrived

For Jake Soberal, co-founder and co-CEO of Bitwise Industries, the clouds are a destination and the city of Fresno has started its journey. It all begins by developing the “tech geeks” of the Central San Joaquin Valley. Soberal showcased “How ...

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GPA: Benchmark or Overall Worth?

In elementary school, every six weeks or so, my school district administered “benchmarks.” I remember my teachers stressing the importance of putting forth our best efforts towards these tests.  Quick disclaimer: Both my parents have worked for the education system ...

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2017: The Year to Hope

The countdown is complete, the last bottle of bubbly has been popped, and we’ve seen the ball drop in Times Square; 2017 is a officially upon us. I work in retail during the holidays, so the last two weeks of ...

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Friends, poets honor legacy of Mia Barraza Martinez

Friends, poets and writers gathered to honor Mireyda “Mia” Barraza Martinez with an open mic poetry reading and candlelight vigil on Tuesday at Fresno City College’s main fountain. Barraza Martinez, 29, died on Nov. 20 in a car accident. She ...

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USU board of directors serve up lunch to promote the Bold New U

A luncheon on Thursday inside the University Student Union (USU) allowed students to meet with the USU board of directors and also grab some pizza. The luncheon was a chance to build support for the Bold New U, a proposed ...

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DIY holiday tree that won’t break the bank

Christmas music has been playing on Soft Rock since November 10th, but now that the Thanksgiving has officially come and gone, I think it’s safe to say that the holidays are officially here! The thing I’ve come to miss the ...

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The Spirit of Holiday Feasting as Told by Joey Tribbiani

Thanksgiving is around the corner and who better than to show you how to prepare for time spent with friends and family, feasting than the Sandwich King himself, Joey Tribbiani. Sometimes it’s okay to play with your food.   If ...

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