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Poetry Jam offers cultural insight

 A Poetry Jam which focused on Native American speakers attracted 40 people on Wednesday. Nwachaukwu Oputa, student coordinator for the center, said she helped bring the event back to encourage students to interact with other cultures. “I think this a ...

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Heavens: understanding the universe through art

If you have recently passed by the Shaw Avenue and Fresno Street intersection, you may have noticed a small, glitzy store on the southwest corner. Heavens Gifts and Gallery is a celestially themed store and art gallery and is run ...

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Luis Chavez wins Fresno City Council District 5 seat

Luis Chavez has won the Fresno City Council District 5 seat, according to the Fresno County Registrar of Voters. On election night, a few dozen of his friends and community leaders gathered at his house to support his campaign. Chavez ...

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Renowned community members discuss ethics with students

Around 100 people gathered in the Satellite Student Union Tuesday night to attend Conversations: Ethics and Integrity in Leadership. Conversations is a panel discussion focused on ethics in a leadership position. The panel featured Grandville Homes President Darius Assemi, former ...

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Jokes for Votes: comedy tour encourages voting by inducing laughs

Jokes for Votes is a stand-up comedy show that has toured around California’s college campuses to encourage students to vote. Around 300 people attended Jokes for Votes in the Student Satellite Union on Thursday night. Each event features four stand-up ...

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‘No Mas Bebes’ teaches Fresno State students about reproductive justice.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s Latina immigrants sued Los Angeles County doctors after they were sterilized without knowledge of the procedure. These sterilizations were performed while the women gave birth at USC Medical Center. This story became a ...

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Top five things to do at the fair

You just bought your ticket to the Big Fresno Fair and are overwhelmed by the sea of people, booths and exhibits as you walk through the gates. There are plenty of things to do and see at the fair, but ...

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Jazz Composer’s Orchestra brings staff and students together

More than 100 people attended the Jazz Composer’s Orchestra on Monday night in the Wahlberg Recital Hall at Fresno State. The Fresno State and Fresno City College departments have hosted the Jazz Composer’s Orchestra for more than ten years. The ...

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Taste the ‘Flavor of Fall’

Wine enthusiasts enjoyed several new wines at the Fresno State Winery’s Flavor of the Fall Wine Tasting event on Saturday afternoon. The Fresno State Winery started hosting the event 10 years ago. This year, the event featured four newly-released wines. ...

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New police satellite station to be west of Fraternity Row

A new Fresno Police Department satellite station is scheduled to open near El Dorado Park and is expected to bring more security to the area. The El Dorado Park neighborhood is a concern among many students due to crime. The ...

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Students to vote on new USU Next spring

In next year’s Associated Students, Inc. elections, students will vote on whether a new university student union (USU) should be built. The current USU opened in 1968 and was built to support the 10,000 students enrolled at Fresno State at ...

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Engineering students gets real-life experience at NASA

The Lyles College of Engineering continued its Summer Engineering Camp program in June and sent over 40 high school students to the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. Hernan Maldonado, director of student services at the college, said ...

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Despite recent wildfires, air quality in the Valley is improving

Have you ever looked up at the gray haze that looms over Fresno in the afternoon hours and wondered “What is that and why is it there?” Many might think Fresno’s notoriously unhealthy air is growing worse, but the opposite ...

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