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The Importance of “Discussing Whiteness”

A discussion entitled “Discussing Whiteness” was hosted by Fresno State’s Cross Cultural and Gender Center on Feb. 3 in a bid to create an open dialogue about the origin, what it means to be white and how to be a ...

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Committee discusses Bold New U interior, explores ideas

On Feb. 1, the Bold New U forum showcased the latest renderings and featured a discussion about the floor plans, costs, logistics and hopes for Bold New U. Dr. Frank Lamas, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, began ...

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Remembering the passengers of the fatal 1948 Los Gatos flight

  American Book Award-winning author Tim Z. Hernandez drew an audience of over 100 people to officially launch his novel “All They Will Call You” at Fresno State’s Satellite Student Union on Jan. 27. The novel takes readers on an ...

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Money over sanctuary: Fresno responds to Mayor Brand’s stance

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand announced Fresno will not be a sanctuary city for its undocumented immigrants, and the people are responding. Jan. 25 Brand said he does not plan to make Fresno a sanctuary city because there is a possibility ...

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Tires slashed across from campus

On the morning of Jan. 24, approximately 36 cars had their tires slashed at North Park Apartments south of Shaw across from Fresno State. Many students and alumni of the university call the complex home, but they are now weary ...

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Students seek inspiration for a Bold New U

San Jose State University has an all new student union and Fresno State is hoping to lead by example and build a brand new student union – the Bold New Union. On Jan. 21, various members of Fresno State took ...

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Bitwise expands: a reason to stay in Fresno

When you think of technology start-ups, one’s mind tends to wander to the Silicon Valley. Well, Fresno is not too far from becoming a central hub for techies, thanks to Bitwise. According to the company’s website, Bitwise is a “mothership ...

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Quad reopens after a four-month renovations

Gone are the days of walking out of the Social Science building and around the Family Food Science building to get to the Henry Madden Library. The central quad of the Social Science, Family Food Science, McKee Fisk and Professional ...

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Parade brings holiday spirit to Fresno families

Many warmed themselves with coffee and hot chocolate from the local Starbucks on Saturday during the 87th annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade. The parade, which was hosted by the Downtown Fresno Partnership, began its route began on H Street and ...

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A meat-free Thanksgiving, but why?

Mashed potatoes and gravy, a warm dinner roll, stuffing, pumpkin pie, yams, green beans and Tofurky. Wait, Tofurky? Let’s take a step back. Let’s start off with honesty and allow me to admit that I’m biased. My argument will get ...

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Preserving free speech at Fresno State

Associated Students, Inc. (ASI), the Academic Senate and the Office of the Provost co-sponsored a forum in the North Gym on Monday in hopes of informing students about the First Amendment and its responsibilities. The First Amendment Free Speech Forum ...

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Super run for a super cause

Super suit? Check. Cape? Check. Gloves? Check? Running shoes? Check. Graduate students of Fresno State’s Sports Psychology Club in the kinesiology department held the fourth annual Super Fun Super Run 5K on Oct. 29. The event was a dual effort. ...

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Fresno State hosts LGBT prom

Fresno State’s Cross Cultural and Gender Center (CCGC) hosted its first “masQUEERade” on Saturday night in the North Gym. A “prom” for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community was meant to be a do-over prom for those who potentially ...

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Be The Change on National Coming Out Day

Fresno State’s United Student Pride celebrated National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11, a day dedicated to those in the LGBT community who have come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. “Be The Change is an annual event ...

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Standing with those who have lost and the ones who are still fighting

The 8th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk launched at Campus Pointe on Oct. 9. At 9 a.m., family, friends and loved ones passed through pink balloons and began their walk in support of breast cancer survivors, those ...

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Blink-182 rocks the Save Mart Center

Blink-182, All American Rejects and A Day To Remember? The 2000s called, and it wants its music back. But, too bad, because Fresno took it for the night and isn’t giving it back. The three bands made a stop in ...

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Fresno mayoral candidates answer student questions at ASI forum

The two Fresno mayoral candidates, Fresno County Supervisor Henry Perea and Fresno City Councilman Lee Brand, attended a forum in Fresno State’s North Gym on Tuesday to talk about student issues. The forum was presented by Associated Students Inc. and ...

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Students learn how to make wine

Fresno State’s Department of Viticulture and Enology held the semester’s last Student Wine Grape Crush and Processing Day at the campus winery  on Sept. 29. Matthew Brain, the university’s winemaker, said of the processing day, “This is the last fruit ...

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