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Weekend Wonders: from Christmas to the zoo

Christmas Tree Lane Founded in 1920, Fresno’s Christmas Tree Lane is up and running after opening Dec. 3. Until Dec. 25, visitors can walk or drive Van Ness between Shields and Shaw avenues. The next walking night is Dec. 11, ...

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Weekend Wonders

Hockey: home at last For a little rough-and-tumble fun, hockey fans can watch the Fresno Monsters hockey team take on the Long Beach Bombers Friday and Saturday at 5:30 p.m., and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Games take place at the ...

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Nonprofit ‘TeamSmile’ brings more than free dental care

On Saturday, Fresno State’s South Gymnasium was transformed into a top-notch dental facility to play host to “TeamSmile,” a nonprofit that partners with larger organizations—like the National Football League—to bring free dental care to impoverished youth. Dr. Scott Sailor, Fresno ...

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Gamers gear up

For PlayStation fans in the United States, Nov. 15 is a big day. The first big Sony release since PlayStation 3 crashed onto the scene in 2006, the 15th marks the day the updated PlayStation 4 console will hit shelves ...

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Collegian Graduate Series: Fresno State master’s program in plant science is equipping some students to feed the world

Rama Paudel, a Fresno State plant science graduate student, said she originally looked at Fresno State’s master’s program in plant science with hopes of receiving a scholarship. From Nepal, Paudel said education, especially international graduate tuition, is difficult to afford. ...

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Weekend Wonders: from death to ice

“Dia De Los Muertos” celebrations at Arte Américas Continuing the Halloween festivities, Arte Américas in Downtown Fresno is celebrating the Day of the Dead with “Posada 100,” its 26th annual Dia De Los Muertos exhibit. On its website, the gallery ...

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Collegian Graduate Series: Creative writing and throwing yourself into your dreams

Fresno State’s Master’s of Fine Arts program in creative writing provides students with more than a degree.

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The ‘Art of Freedom;’ Fresno nonprofit holds event to raise money and awareness in the fight against human trafficking

To Fresno nonprofit Made For Them, 27 million is more than a number. It represents the number of men, women and children around the world enslaved and trafficked as sex slaves. On Saturday, the nonprofit held the “Art of Freedom,” ...

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Pumpkin Power: The Collegian highlights some of the Valley’s premiere patches

Planet Pumpkin Located in the empty lot between Walgreens and teppan-yaki restaurant Sakura Chaya at 640 E. Nees Ave. in Fresno, Planet Pumpkin has a little bit of everything. The patch features two tents full of pumpkins, a few vendors, ...

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Dee Jay Silver comes to Fresno Oct. 10 as part of Jason Aldean’s 2013 Night Train Tour; talks music with The Collegian

Megan (M): Because you have a country background, you take country music, and you’re kind of putting a new spin on it. Do you think you could tell me a little bit about that? Dee Jay Silver (DJS): Yeah, actually ...

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USA BMX hosts Olympians in Woodward Park

“He’s got the horsepower to beat this thing all the way back home!” a commentator yelled over the loud speaker as a posse of bikers exploded out of the gate and zoomed around the berm of a dusty track. The ...

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‘Return of Silent Movies to Warnors Theatre’

Monthly silent-film screenings move to bring historic Warnors Theatre back to life With the rise of “talkies,” movies with words and sound, in the late 1920s, the Warnors Theatre in Fresno had only two years after opening to screen the ...

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‘The Big Fresno Fair’ comes to town

Filling the 165-acre lot it calls home, The Big Fresno Fair isn’t just big. From new vendors to fair-food cult classics, a variety of live entertainment and a new “Discover the Dinosaurs” display complete with 7-foot-tall animatronic dinosaurs, deputy manager ...

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Collegian Club Series: religious clubs talk friends, fellowship and the pursuit of happiness

Fresno State’s diverse student body is represented by 18 religious organizations, a number of which provide students with friends, fellowship, and the pursuit of happiness. CATHOLIC STUDENT ASSOCIATION, CSA Lilliana Toste, vice president of Fresno State’s Catholic Student Association, said ...

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Campus transitions to new wireless portal system

Fresno State Technology Services implemented a new wireless portal system on Sept. 11 that allows students to automatically connect to the network after installing the new portal on their laptops or phones, changing their password, and logging in.

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Fresno State alumnus’ clothing line reflects pursuit of individualism, taking risks

Tired of clothing that fell short of his expectations, Fresno State alumnus Jeff Brenner decided to take things into his own hands. Inspired by family and the pursuit of passion, he turned his grassroots college business into a new success. ...

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‘ASHE: The Sankofa Black Film Festival’ showcases civil rights issues

Throughout the month of September the “ASHE: The Sankofa Black Film Festival,” is showcasing films that bring the history of the civil rights movement to the present.

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Campus Wi-Fi to be upgraded

Change is coming to Fresno State’s wireless Internet after a system overload led to the university’s decision to implement a new system.

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