Author Archives: Razmik Cañas

Do you know what ‘quidditch’ is? Don’t worry, Castro didn’t either

Have you ever heard someone say something and only laughed because everyone else did? That’s what happened to Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro as his pop culture knowledge was put to the test Wednesday during a livestream Q and ...

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One offered their first-born. Another offered mangoes. Eventually someone got an iClicker

The annual rush of students scrambling to get their school supplies is coming to a close, but it left plenty of room for students to share about their bargains on pricey necessities. Before professors can transition from their syllabus to ...

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Castro to be honored as Linked Learning ‘champion’

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro was named 2018 “Linked Learning Educator Champion” by the The Linked Learning Alliance. The Linked Learning Alliance organization said its work is based on making education relevant to students. The organization provides real-world and ...

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Congressmen speak with DACA students

With many still questioning the future of immigration reform, two congressmen came to Fresno State last week to speak face-to-face with undocumented students at the center of a debate that seeks to provide some relief for young immigrants. Rep. David ...

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They shared the same stage, now he wants a statue to honor him

After his friend and fellow performer died this month, Jamaal Bethea hopes to keep his legacy alive. Earlier this month, Fresno State sophomore Omar Nemeth died from an apparent drug overdose after spending the night at the Delta Sigma Phi ...

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No plan to punish fraternity after death, Castro says at assembly

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro addressed past and future accomplishments in his spring 2018 faculty and staff assembly held Thursday. The event at the Save Mart Center gave Castro the opportunity to meet face to face with faculty and ...

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He was wheeled out of frat house after fatally overdosing on Xanax

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with additional information The death of the Fresno State student is being blamed on an accidental drug overdose. At a news conference on Thursday, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said that investigators believe ...

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Fresno State has a new interim Title IX coordinator

Fresno State selected Jamie Pontius-Hogan as the interim Title IX coordinator starting Jan. 10. Pontius-Hogan has been the assistant dean of students and director of student conduct since 2015. Her temporary appointment will be full-time until a permanent coordinator is ...

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University to pull student teachers if strike happens

Ongoing developments in Fresno Unified School District affairs could affect aspiring teachers at Fresno State. The Fresno Bee reported on Nov. 17 that the university will pull more than 200 hundred student-teachers from their assigned schools if Fresno Unified School ...

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Long-time professor, supporter of Fresno State’s ag college dies

Bob Glim, former Fresno State professor and supporter of the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, has died. He was 101. Glim, originally from Pennsylvania, grew up within agriculture in Kerman. He studied at Fresno State before transferring to ...

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Have you seen the ‘incredible’ surprise Disney just put out?

My eyes lit up as I watched that lowercase “i”  turn into Roman numeral number “ii”. And yes, it was totally “WICKED!” The teaser to the trailer that is 13 years in the making finally graced all Disney media platforms ...

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Plant Science Club receives top honors at national contest

Fresno State’s Plant Science Club won the president’s award at the Students of Agronomy, Soils and Environmental Sciences national club speech contest. This is the club’s fourth time winning the award since 2012. They beat other university teams including Iowa ...

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Court awards anti-abortion group after campus debacle

This article has been updated from a previous version to reflect new information. The Fresno State professor accused last semester of violating a campus club’s free speech rights claims he did nothing wrong. Greg Thatcher, professor of public health, said ...

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To pay his parking ticket, GoFundMe was there

With the stress of midterms and work, the last thing Kevin Lor wanted to see was a parking ticket on his windshield. But one Friday morning in October, the junior anthropology major knew he had taken a risk. Running late ...

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It may cost you over double the price to visit Yosemite

The Trump administration announced Tuesday that the entrance fee to 17 national parks may be increased up to $70 per car. The parks include Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said ...

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New dean says ‘the library was a refuge’

Libraries have always been a part of Delritta Hornbuckle’s life, no matter where she has been. “My father picked cotton on the fields of east Texas in the summers before trying to go to school,” she said as she reflected ...

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Worldwide earthquake drill set for Oct. 19

A “Great Shakeout” earthquake drill is planned for Thursday at Fresno State. The drill, scheduled for 10:19 a.m., is an opportunity for students to prepare for an earthquake, according to a campus-wide email. The email said that faculty and students ...

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Jewish Studies Minor to start next semester

Fresno State’s College of Social Sciences is starting a Jewish studies minor next spring. Dr. Jill Fields, the current program coordinator for the Jewish studies program, said that new courses will be offered for the new minor. The courses for ...

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