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Author Archives: Jeanine Fiser

Showcase features “bold” ideas from individuals on campus

When Fresno State grew concerned over visually impaired students accidentally wandering into construction zones, it called on local company One Sense which, in turn, developed an app that can guide students around virtually any obstacle. This “bold” idea was presented ...

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Poetry jam to be revived on campus

Poets and performers paraded across the The Bucket’s stage Friday night during a kick-off event hailed as a revival of the once popular poetry jam. Kalisha Goodwin, a graduate student and lead student coordinator at Fresno State’s Cross Cultural and ...

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Armenian Genocide survivors’ memoirs shared during commemoration

The loss of life on a grand scale seems like an unforgettable occurrence, yet humans throughout history have allowed massacres of cultures and races. This fact brought an element of solemnity and poignancy to the Armenian Genocide Commemoration hosted Friday ...

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Saving the environment one step at a time

Shaving a few minutes off showers can save thousands of gallons of water and carpooling to class or work can greatly reduce vehicle emissions. It is the small changes that add up to big differences for the environment. Members of ...

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Former Beatle Paul McCartney rocks Save Mart Center

Sir Paul McCartney has still got it, and he brought ‘it’ and more with him when he played at Fresno’s Save Mart Center on Wednesday as the first stop on his “One on One” tour. The 73-year-old musician kept the ...

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New location, new design – new ‘bold’ USU in the making

Fresno State has a new student union, but for the moment it only exists as a few artistic renderings, colorful floor plans and in the minds of a committee of administrators. This “bold new union” and its feasibility were discussed ...

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Dear Fresno State

For most people writing on one’s self is a frowned – upon practice, yet when Dear World visited campus Monday, Fresno State students covered their arms, hands, chests and backs with words of inspiration, hope, strength and empowerment. Dear World ...

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Members of LGBTQ community voices hardships

His conservative, Hmong mother told him it would be better that he were dead than gay the first time Fresno State student Shai Chang approached the topic of homosexuality. “I asked her what she thought of gay people, and she ...

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A week with Fresno State’s mascot, Victor E.

Fulfilling the role of Fresno State’s living, breathing mascot can be pretty hectic. Some could even say it’s “ruff.” Appearing at special events and games can run a “good boy” ragged. Luckily for Victor E. Bulldog III, there’s a dedicated ...

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Task forces fight for student success

They don’t wear capes or utility belts and they don’t drive batmobiles or sling webs, but over the last year several task forces have been answering student distress signals to bring more success to Fresno State. The findings and progress ...

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Fresno State President addresses students’ concerns

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro opened himself and members of his administration up to questions, concerns and even advice from students during a forum Tuesday. Topics of conversation revolved around a shrinking interior design department, the possible faculty strike ...

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Valley prepared for Zika virus

Move over Ebola, there’s a new virus that’s the talk of the town. Zika virus, spread primarily through Aedes mosquito bites, captured global interest after a major outbreak in Brazil last year. Generally the effects of the virus are mild. ...

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