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A healthy lifestyle can start with one option

They do the shopping for you; all you have to do is sign up online. Fresno State students studying dietetics emphasize the importance of keeping a healthy diet by teaching students about healthy foods and offering free tours in grocery ...

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Lecture shines light on children’s health issues

The Central California Children’s Institute presented a “Call to Action” on campus Monday, discussing issues facing the youth of the Valley. More than 175 people attended the forum, which included government leaders, faith-based leaders organizations, social services, educators and over ...

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Clean needle exchange prevents the spread of disease

Drug addicts waited in line with empty milk cartons, plastic bags, jugs or anything they could find to fill with used needles to exchange for new, clean instruments that will maintain their drug addiction but ensure it will be in ...

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Fresno State showcases its diversity through weeklong event

Fresno State is celebrating diversity with a week full of cultural dances, spiritual exploration, a poetry jam, talks by activists and more. The Diversity Awareness Week was kicked off Monday with an opening ceremony in front of the library which ...

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Remembering the Armenian Genocide

To commemorate the 101 anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Fresno State Armenian Student Organization (ASO) hosted a week full of activities. A screening of “The Cut,” a film about the genocide was shown Wednesday and was followed by a candlelit ...

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Camp helps families affected by cancer

Making a difference in the lives of children and their families touched by cancer, Camp Kesem hosts several events each year for children whose parents have been stricken by illness. Camp Kesem’s mission is to create an opportunity for kids ...

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Campaign aims to collect socks and undergarments for kids

Dressed in capes and bright socks, Fresno State Public relations students flew and soared through Vintage Days to promote their campaign #ShareAPair. Collecting socks and undergarments for kids, #ShareAPair is giving half of its proceeds to the Marjaree Mason Center ...

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Students and faculty demonstrate the latest technology

Students and faculty from the Lyles College of Engineering demonstrated on Wednesday the latest technology in mechanical and geomatics engineering. There were three different engineering machines on display for people to view and interact with. Students crowded in front of ...

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Chavez’s son speaks about the late civil rights activist

The son of Cesar E. Chavez spoke Wednesday at Fresno State to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the United Farms Workers’ 340-mile walk to the state’s capital. A crowd of students filed in line with red flowers in hand to ...

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Student wins first place at California conference

Touyee Thao, a Fresno State Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology student, won first place for the graduate division in the water poster competition at the California Plant and Soil Conference on Feb. 3. Thao’s study was on sugar ...

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Mock trial team strives for spot at championships

Nationally ranked, Fresno State’s Mock Trial team headed out to the Santa Monica Courthouse last weekend to the Opening Round Championship (ORC) to fight for a spot in the National Championship, competition. Gordon M. Park, head coach of Mock Trial ...

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Geek culture embraced on campus

A celebration of all things geek, hosted by the Geeks and Gamers club at Fresno State, brought 3,000 people to the comic convention, filling up the campus with hundreds of different anime, cartoon, super heros and villans.   FresCon was ...

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Stray animals find “forever homes”

Helping find “forever homes” for stray animals, the Fresno State Chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) hosted Paws For a Cause Wednesday on campus. PRSSA invited the SPCA to campus to help with adoptions and collect donations ...

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Fresno State: first university to test drive self-driving vehicle

Mary Castro took a self-driving vehicle for its first test drive in a university, Tuesday morning in honor of National Engineering Week at Fresno State. Students gathered around to participate in watching and taking turns riding in the vehicle in ...

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Blogger says to love yourself

Plus Size Princess CeCe Olisa is a motivational blogger in New York who came to Fresno State Wednesday to discuss ‘How do I love myself?’ during the month of love. Olisa, originally from Fresno, traveled across the country to share ...

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Remembering Philip Levine

Philip Levine: A Celebration comes almost exactly one year after the professor emeritus and former National Poet Laureate, passed away. Levine was in the department of English for 30 years, however, passed away during Valentine’s Day in 2015. Saul Jimenez-Sandoval, ...

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Sharing her life story through a graphic novel

Award-winning author and graphic artist MariNaomi came to Fresno State Saturday to share her personal stories growing up and how they made it into her graphic memoir “Kiss and Tell: A Romantic Resume.” The author’s reading of her memoir was ...

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New Hmong Minor a Glimpse into Future

First in the western United States and fifth in the nation, Fresno State plans to offer a Hmong minor next semester through the Linguistic Department in the College of Arts and Humanities. The Central Valley has one of the largest ...

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