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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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ASI hosts debate-viewing party in USU for students

The first of three presidential debates in the 2016 campaign took place Monday, and Fresno State students took part by attending the debate viewing party hosted at the University Student Union by Associated Students, Inc. and the League of Women ...

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To iPhone 7 or to not iPhone 7

By now, most of us with iPhones have upgraded to the iOS 10. However, this is about the more unattainable iPhone 7. So, what are the biggest differences from the previous iPhones and is it worth buying? Let’s take a ...

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MCJ department changes its name

Fresno State’s Mass Communication and Journalism Department has changed its name to “Media, Communications and Journalism” upon approval of the university’s Academic Senate. What was the motivation for changing the “M” in MCJ? Betsy Hays, professor at the college of ...

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International Peace Day at Fresno State

International Day of Peace is a day dedicated to world peace, specifically the absence of war and violence. The dedication was enacted by the United Nations and first celebrated on Sept. 21, 1982. Since the first celebration, many have taken ...

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No more ‘swipe to unlock’

Gone are the days of swiping to unlock our iPhones. Oh the torture! Now we have to use Touch ID and “press home to open.” Possibly Apple’s systematic plan to wear out our current iPhone’s home button. Why? Because the ...

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Vin Scully: A humble ending of an iconic career

Vin Scully, 88, is not worried about the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball franchise suffering without him. “A year or so, however long it takes, you’ll be history, and I know that,” Scully said in an interview with the Los Angeles ...

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

David Manuel Preciado Juárez, the consul of Mexico in Fresno, was on campus Friday to help celebrate the 206th anniversary of Mexican Independence Day and kick off Hispanic Heritage Month. “President Castro, thank you for letting us celebrate, all of ...

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Educators discuss Asian-American and Pacific Islanders students obstacles

The executive director of White House initiatives on Asian-American and Pacific Islanders visited Fresno State to discuss obstacles students face and how to overcome them. “I am really excited to see the thriving and growing community here,” Doua Thor said. ...

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