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Fresno State hosts memorial service to honor veterans

Students and community members gathered in front of the Fresno Memorial Auditorium Thursday to honor those who served in the U.S. military. The memorial service began with a performance of “All Armed Forces Medley” by the Fresno State Chamber Singers ...

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Students prepare to vote with free Dutch Bros

The lingering smell of coffee grounds coming from a Dutch Bros vending vehicle welcomed students to the Free Speech Area on Monday for a free cup of coffee; all they had to do was pick up a Voter’s Guide to ...

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Why I Wore Pink: Awareness is Not Confined to One Month

October is a special month.  In the span of thirty-one days we commemorate important topics nationwide–domestic violence, LGBT history, ADHD awareness–just to name a few off the list. The point behind these campaigns is to start a conversation.  This month ...

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Students rally to Take Back the Night

The Fresno State Women’s Alliance held the 37th annual Take Back the Night event in the Free Speech Area Wednesday night in which students, faculty and community groups partnered to raise awareness of the harms of domestic violence, sexual assault ...

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Students can get free flu shots until Oct. 26

The Student Health and Counseling Center kicked off its annual Flu Shot Clinic for students, faculty and staff on Wednesday in the Vintage Room. Students need their student ID to receive a free vaccination. For faculty and staff, it costs ...

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Fresno State celebrates National Student Day

Students were invited to gather outside the Kennel Bookstore on Thursday, Oct. 13, to celebrate National Student Day. Student organizations such as Student Involvement, Associated Students, Inc., and Vintage Days; Fresno State facilities like University Courtyard and the Kennel Bookstore; ...

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Promoting free speech: voicing passion and frustration

The Free Speech Ball was brought to Fresno State Wednesday to promote free speech by encouraging students to write a thought on a giant inflatable beach ball. Two representatives from Turning Point USA, a nonprofit political activist organization, and the ...

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8 Activities for October Festivities

The pumpkin spice lattes are out and the weather is cooling down (well, as much as it can for Fresno).  October is here! I’ve provided a list of activities to celebrate the autumnal season with friends. For Halloween Fright Fans: ...

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‘Stop the hate, stop the violence:’ community pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

A cool breeze passed over the Fresno State Peace Garden on Wednesday night as the community gathered to recognize and honor the life and work of peace activist Mahatma Gandhi on the 147th anniversary of his birth. The tribute began ...

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Muslim Student Association hosts the first Fresno State Hijab Challenge

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) provided free hijabs and kufi prayer caps to students in the Free Speech Area last Wednesday to issue a Fresno State Hijab Challenge.  The event was designed to educate students on the process of dressing ...

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Ethics Center hosts Anti-Muslim, Arab discrimination and civil rights panel

The Fresno State Ethics Center hosted its first Anti-Muslim, Anti-Arab Discrimination and Civil Rights panel Thursday evening in the University Business Center to discuss the civil rights and discriminatory stereotypes aimed toward Muslim-Americans and Arab-Americans. The panel included guest speakers ...

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First year Fresno State MFA students share rough drafts

The stage was set with a chair and a microphone on Friday night at Mia Cuppa Caffe as first year Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program creative writing students like Erica Hughes waited patiently for their names to be ...

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So… Are You Going to Take the Ring to Mordor?

You know in The Lord of the Rings when everyone must decide who will take the one ring to fires of Mount Doom.  The power of the ring leads the men, the elves, and the dwarves to argue over who ...

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Students walk proudly in the Cross-Cultural Celebration Parade

A line of national flags stood tall and proud by their carriers as they waited for the Cross-Cultural Celebration Parade to begin Monday. Participants, organized by Student Involvement, dressed in different cultural attire carried flags from the Joyal Administration Building ...

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Fresno community unites to ‘Feed the Need’

The Big Fresno Fair partnered with the Fresno State Food Security Project and CBS 47 last Wednesday to collect canned foods for the community in the “Feed the Need” food drive. One in four people in Fresno County faces hunger ...

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Inspirational Moment of the Week: Emma Watson discusses university campus sexual assaults at U.N. General Assembly

On Tuesday, HeForShe activist Emma Watson addressed the U.N. General Assembly with a report on the campaign’s 10x10x10 IMPACT which encourages universities to balance the level of gender equality on its campuses. “We know that if you change students experiences ...

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Open mic night unites Fresno artists

On Monday Inside the small ballroom at the back of Mia Cuppa Caffe’ located in the Tower District, local talent enlisted in the Open Mic Nite for the opportunity to perform in a lineup with other artists. Community members were ...

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5 Blast From the Past Movies for a Nostalgic Friday Night In

With another week of school coming to an end and the first set of exams right around the corner crawling under a blanket with a bowl of popcorn and a box of pizza makes for the perfect Friday night.  Why ...

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