Author Archives: Razmik Cañas

Participation leads to advocacy, ASI gets students involved

Fresno State’s Associated Students, Inc. is searching for ways to get students involved after several projects have failed. Last year, the ASI executive team decided to discontinue “Thirsty Thursdays.” The event was an opportunity for students to meet their ASI ...

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Letters to legislators ask for student love

The California Faculty Association (CFA) spent Valentine’s Day obtaining signatures across campus in support of student success, hoping Sacramento can return the love. Diane Blair, a professor in the department of communication, serves as the president for the CFA Fresno ...

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Panelists tackle ‘fake news’ urge public to fact-check

It was standing room only at the Alice Peters Auditorium last Thursday for a lecture on the emergence and threat of “fake news.” The Leon S. Peters Ethics lecture, a series sponsored by the Ethics Center, was a panel discussion, ...

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March referendum to include two new senate positions

Fresno State’s Associated Students, Inc. has approved a referendum for adding two new senate positions for the student body to vote on in the March election. The positions are for senators of veteran and transfer affairs and diversity, equity and ...

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University offers on-campus resources for students with children

A Fresno State political science student will never forget seeing how happy her daughter is when she gets dropped off and picked up from Joyce M. Huggins Early Education Center. The center, located in the Kremen Education Building, provides education ...

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New positions added in the president’s office and ASI

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro formally introduced his first-ever presidential intern, Kendalyn Mack, at the Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) meeting last Wednesday.   Mack is currently studying public health and will be working alongside Castro on special projects. She ...

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Election spurs political awareness in classrooms

The 2016 election in the United States made a historic impact on the country, especially to those who examine it closely. Educators and students who study political science they knew from the start that this election would change things in ...

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Fresno Women’s March gives a voice to thousands

An estimated 2,000 people from across the Central Valley came to the Fresno Women’s March Saturday to express concerns they had about the current government. It was an opportunity for some to speak up for those who didn’t feel like ...

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Transportation ease equals student success

Commuting to campus can become less of a hassle with new transportation options provided from the campus and city. Since Fresno State is located in the “heart” of the Central Valley, the university has a large percentage of students that ...

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Giving hams to those in need

The Fresno State community is giving back to those in need this holiday season with their fourth annual “Helping Hams” campaign. The Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market hosted the annual event, and manager Jeremy Lewis said it was a ...

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Approved motion ensures equal opportunity on campus

Fresno State’s Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) approved a motion on Dec. 1 to adopt the Academic Senate Resolution in Support of Campus Diversity and Freedom of Expression, which was passed at its final meeting of the Fall 2016 semester. The ...

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‘Passion Play’ gives a historical twist to politics

The Fresno State University Theatre this month is presenting “Passion Play: Part 1 & 2” on campus at the John Wright Theatre. This “behind-the-scenes play within a play” is written by playwright Sarah Ruhl and is being directed by professor ...

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Art Gallery displays student work

The 2016 Student Art Show is underway at the Phebe Conley Art Gallery, displaying this semester’s best pieces done by students. Chris Lopez, a gallery technician who was in charge of organizing the annual event said the show is not ...

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Former student impacts community through volunteering

A former Fresno State student is helping bring change to the community by the simple philosophy of lending a helping hand to those in need. Justin Kamimoto grew up with a supportive family that always instilled in him morals to ...

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New USU referendum makes it to spring ballot

UPDATE: A previous version of this story stated that the cost for a new USU would come from raising tuition. However, the cost would actually be in the form of an added student fee which is different from tuition. Last week, the ...

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App aims to prevent texting and driving

A former Fresno State student and his team have created an app that is tackling an issue affecting students every day. Connor Myers is the co-founder and CEO of Spacebar Technologies, Inc., a local company in which one of its ...

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Music, faith and charity brings Fresno together at Winter Jam

The Save Mart Center was filled with families from across the Central Valley Saturday night for the annual Winter Jam Tour as it made its stop in Fresno. Winter Jam, which has been around for decades, is a cross-country tour ...

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Republican Party maintains hold on House and Senate

The Republican Party held on to their party majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate on election night. The GOP will continue their six-year streak under the direction of reelected House Speaker Paul Ryan. “The fact that we ...

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