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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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Donate blood, save lives

A three-day event is underway on the Fresno State campus for those wanting to donate blood and register for marrow donations. On Tuesday, the on-campus blood donation and marrow registry drive, “Donate the Seeds of Life,” kicked off at the ...

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US Rep. Sanchez talks Pell Grant on campus

U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez assured Fresno State students last week that they were not alone in figuring out ways to pay for their educations. Sanchez visited campus on Sept. 7 to chat with and meet the Fresno State Democrats, a ...

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Students describe suicide in one word

One suicide is too many, let alone more than 1,000 on college campuses per year. According to Emory University’s program Emory Cares 4 U, suicide is the third-leading cause of death for those between the ages fifteen and twenty-four. To ...

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A hopeful Renaissance at Fresno State

The Fresno State Department of Art and Design presented “Faculty Works” at M Street Graduate Art Studios on Sept. 1. “Faculty Works” is an art exhibit in which faculty and staff of Fresno State display their pieces to the public. ...

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Local artist spotlight: Days Under Authority

At one point, we were all in high school. We went to the prom. We went to football games. We even went to the school library once in a while. But, did you record an album in high school? Odds ...

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Downtown Fresno: living, working and playing

My, how things have changed in Fresno — more people are saying, “Let’s go downtown.” In 2010, plans were put in motion to begin the Downtown Fresno Revitalization project. The goal is to bring more financial and cultural prosperity to ...

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Goodbye home, hello dorms: students move in

Even the 102-degree heat could not slow the incoming Fresno State residents as they moved into University Courtyard, Fresno State’s on-campus housing. The Fresno State Housing Department on Aug. 18 welcomed 900 students to their new homes at Fresno State ...

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