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Four binge-worthy Netflix Originals you should watch this summer

Now that the school year is coming to a close, students  finally have time to catch up on entertainment. In the past few years, Netflix has produced its own original shows that have got TV junkies begging for more. Here ...

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All “hopped” up on beer history

Many beer drinkers may have a glass at the end of the day to unwind, at an event to celebrate or at a bar to socialize.   What many people don’t think about is the history of beer and how ...

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Gina Rodriguez empowers students

Actress. Activist. Feminist.   Gina Rodriguez, star of the hit CW network television show “Jane the Virgin,” uses her celebrity status to represent people of color, underrepresented cultures and fight for women’s rights.   Rodriguez came to Fresno State on ...

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Why Fresno is growling for Grizzly Fest

Two words come to mind when rock and roll, vibrating basslines, food trucks and graffiti art come together: Grizzly Fest.   This year, the festival attracted thousands of music fans to Chukchansi Park for an evening of reggae, rock, rap ...

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Highlighting educators’ excellence in the arts

At the end of every academic year, Fresno State professors and faculty are nominated and selected for a variety of awards. Of the 12 faculty members who were recognized this year, four of them were awarded for benefiting the lives ...

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Fashion students strut into movie themed collections

The Satellite Student Union was transformed into a fashion runway on April 1 when over 100 students and community members came to witness  “Lights, Camera, Action!” The fashion show hosted by Fashion Inc., featured student fashion designs and styles with ...

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Springing into new fashion trends

As temperatures rise and the sun shines on Fresno State’s campus, students are breaking out their sandals and tank tops to enjoy the springtime heat. One club on campus is especially excited about this weather because it means shopping, styling ...

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Amoret rocks the USU during “Tunes at Noon”

Every Wednesday in March, when the clock strikes noon, The Pit comes to life with USU Productions’ “Tunes at Noon.” “Tunes at Noon” brings a different local band to the The Pit to play live music from noon to 1:00 ...

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Consent is a lot like a Chipotle burrito

Most female college students have probably attended what seems like a million sexual assault seminars. These seminars tend to follow the same pattern and talk about the same issues. First, the speakers explain what sexual assault is; they drag on ...

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Biology alumna turns pain into art

What do you get when you cross a biology major with chronic pain? Bee Deegan said she uses her art as “therapy” to manage her depression and pain. “I’ve dealt with chronic pain my whole life,” Deegan said. “Last year ...

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Food justice meets Black Lives Matter

Think about your favorite food. Why is it so special? Are there memories attached to that meal? Is there a tradition associated with it that makes it so special? The Food Justice Series at Fresno State is taking a closer ...

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The Senior Slump: “What about after graduation?”

“So what’s your plan?” “Do you have a job lined up?” “How are you going to make a living with that degree?” “What about after graduation?” These haunting phrases seem to be all I’m hearing lately from friends, family and ...

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Strikes, spares and syllabuses

The “to-do” list for the beginning of a new semester can seem never ending. Before tackling that list, students rolled into the USU Bulldog Bowl on Monday to enjoy the last day of winter break. The special rate – two ...

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‘La La Land’ is brilliant, beautiful and breathtaking

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in a musical? When I first heard about “La La Land,” I thought it would be ridiculous. But I’m glad I gave it a chance because this beautiful technicolor film swept me off my feet ...

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Get festive in Fresno

Christmas Tree Lane One of Fresno’s most famous holiday traditions is Christmas Tree Lane. Located on Van Ness Boulevard between Shields Avenue and Shaw Avenue, millions of lights illuminate the nearly two-mile stretch of homes decorated for the holidays. Over ...

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Walking in a fashion wonderland

Even though the weather is still warm and sunny, soon the winter chill will make its way to Fresno. Winter is arguably the coziest time of year, perfect for sweatpants, UGG boots and oversized hoodies. But what about that date ...

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Republican Lee Brand elected as Fresno mayor

Fresno City Councilman Lee Brand has been elected as the mayor of Fresno, according to the Fresno County Registrar of Voters. He bested his opponent – Fresno County Supervisor Henry Perea – taking a little over 53 percent of the ...

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Things that go bump in the night: A Halloween safety guide

There is something about costumes, candy and scary movies on a brisk October night that encourages mischief and mayhem. This Halloween, be sure to steer clear of the ghouls and goblins that could be lurking all around you by following ...

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