Author Archives: Jessica Johnson

#MeToo: Hollywood controversy highlights sexual assault

Sexual assault and harassment did not start, and likely will not end, in Hollywood. After allegations of decades of sexual assault by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein came to light by a New York Times article on Oct. 5, the hashtag ...

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Since when is parking a game of bumper cars?

Dents, scratches and angry students – those are products of Fresno State’s parking lots. Lately, students have taken to Facebook to air their grievances over their experiences in the parking lots. The Fresno State Book Trade and Advice Facebook page ...

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Political reporter Robert Costa to lecture on the Trump presidency

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro will welcome national political reporter and moderator Robert Costa as part of the “President’s Lecture Series” on Oct. 16 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Save Mart Center. Costa is a national political ...

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Alumni association names its 2017 Top Dog, view list of honorees

The Fresno State Alumni Association named alumna Kim Ruiz Beck, who is chairperson of Ruiz Foods, as its 2017 Top Dog. Ruiz belongs to the class of 1988. Ruiz Beck will be honored with the 2017 Distinguished Alumna award at ...

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Here are nine ways you can stay safe at Fresno State

In light of the Las Vegas mass shooting on Oct. 1, Fresno State released a video on social media with nine safety tips from Fresno State Police Chief David Huerta. “You’re in charge of your own safety,” Huerta said. From ...

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Former student killed in Las Vegas massacre

Fresno State alumna Kelsey Meadows was killed on Sunday in Las Vegas’ mass shooting on Sunday, which is the largest and deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. According to the Associated Press, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock killed 59 people at a ...

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Attorney says former student’s life ‘is ruined’

The Fresno attorney who represented former Fresno State student and TimeOut mascot Deandre Jean-Pierre said “there is no way” his client was rightfully convicted of sexual battery. Jean-Pierre was found guilty in Fresno County Superior Court on Aug. 25 of ...

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You can build a stage for Victor E.

Victor E. Bulldog III will be getting his very own student-made stage – a first for a live mascot at Fresno State. Since his debut at the university, Victor E. has made more than 600 appearances, said Matt Schulz, director ...

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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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