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Love him, hate him, get to know him: Ben Bergquam

Among a crowd of Fresno State students frequently found near the library, a red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap often peaks out from a distance. Walk a little closer, and more is revealed and chatter begins to be heard. ...

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The Seeds make a stop in Fresno. Where were the hipsters?

In the late ‘60s, The Seeds were likened to The Rolling Stones by Muddy Waters and had the attention of Iggy Pop. Now, self-proclaimed as one of the most “iconic American rock bands,” The Seeds performed at The Tower Theatre ...

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Blue eAlarms given out at Fresno State in hopes to create a safer campus

In the name of safety, Fresno State recently unveiled a new Fresno Police Department satellite office near the campus and installed LED lights at Cedar and Shaw avenues. And now, there’s something more tangible for students to use as an ...

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Unique degree in city and regional planning now available at Fresno State

Starting this semester, students at Fresno State can earn a Bachelor of Science degree in city and regional planning. The degree is offered in the College of Social Sciences. According to a news release from the university, the geography and ...

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Fresno State to host guest speaker, Matt Whitaker, to discuss end-of-life options

The California State University Institute for Palliative Care at Fresno State will present a discussion on the California End-of-Life Option Act and the Medical Aid in Dying Law on Sept. 15 at 9:15 a.m. The discussion will be facilitated by Matt ...

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The Better Business Bureau offers DACA recipients tips for seeking legal advice

The Better Business Bureau, a company that provides the public with ratings on trustworthy businesses, is offering advice to recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program who may be seeking legal advice about immigration and their DACA status. ...

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‘60s rock ‘n’ roll band, The Seeds, plant themselves in Fresno’s music history

“We heard good things about Fresno,” said Daryl Hooper, founding member and keyboardist for The Seeds. The Seeds, who are said to have influenced Iggy Pop and the Beach Boys, are making a stop at the Tower Theatre for a ...

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Fresno State only CSU in ‘Top 30 National Universities’ rank

Fresno State is the only California State University listed in a recent survey of the top 30 best national universities. Washington Monthly ranked Fresno State as No. 17 in its list of best national universities. University President Dr. Joseph Castro ...

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Jail time for former Fresno State mascot guilty of groping women

Former Fresno State student Deandre Jean-Pierre, 23, was found guilty of two misdemeanor counts of sexual battery last Friday in Fresno Superior Court. Jean-Pierre, who once played the role of Fresno State’s mascot, TimeOut, was taken to jail from the ...

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Find out where Fresno State ranks in top national public schools list

Among the hundreds of public schools in the nation, MONEY Magazine ranked Fresno State ranked 31 on their top 50 list for public schools in the nation. The determining criteria the researchers looked at consisted of graduation rates, student interaction ...

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Beer me! Fresno State may allow alcohol sales at sport events

California State University Chancellor Timothy White has now made it possible again for alcohol to be sold and advertised at university athletic events. White said in a news release that because a majority of students, faculty and staff are of ...

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The bell rings again, Taco Bell to reopen next semester

After Fresno State’s Taco Bell Express closed its doors on April 28 of last semester to create space for a more health conscious dining facility, plans are halted and the student favorite is coming back. Deborah Adishian-Astone, Vice President for ...

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Fresno State alumnus wins big on Jeopardy

It has been an exciting three days for Fresno State alumnus, Peter Guekguezian, after winning $44,800 on the game show Jeopardy! “This has been a lifelong dream,” Guekguezian said in an interview with the Fresno Bee. After auditioning three times ...

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Emil Milevoj named director of Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

After a nationwide search, Emil Milevoj has been named director of Fresno State’s Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Milevoj will succeed interim director Dr. Scott Moore, dean of the Division of Continuing and Global Education In addition to his ...

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The 80s called

If you’re like me, you’re obsessed with a decade before your years. For me, it’s the 80s. The style, the music, the movies, the attitude and the lifestyle. Yes, the hair metal, big hair and cheesy movies about rebellious kids ...

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Yearlong projects come to life

The 10th annual Projects Day celebrated more than 100 Lyles College of Engineering student projects on Tuesday in the Satellite Student Union. The free, public showcase exhibited year-long projects related to manufacturing and energy solutions, solar, wastewater treatment, security, irrigation ...

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Students need to watch “13 Reasons Why” – with caution

  Netflix dropped an instant hit among millions of viewers in March with “13 Reasons Why.” The 13-episode series touched on topics like: alcohol abuse, rape, stalking, sexual abuse, anxiety and of course, suicide. The television-adaptation is based on the ...

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Men’s soccer scores a championship

After a season of weak showings, the Fresno State Men’s Soccer Club finished its season by winning the West Coast Soccer Association National Showcase League Cup in Temecula, California on April 30. Despite having scored only five goals the entire ...

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