Author Archives: Rachel Taylor

Contemporary Dance Presents ‘Syntheses’

After weeks of hard work and preparation, Fresno State’s contemporary dance ensemble (CDE)—a group of 11 students who perform as a part of the theatre department’s Dance 163 course—will premiere their newest program, “Syntheses,” tonight at the John Wright Theatre. ...

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Ag community takes on a drought with uncertain future

In response to California’s unprecedented drought, state officials announced Friday that the State Water Project (SWP)—a publicly operated water storage and conveyance system that distributes water to urban and agricultural water suppliers throughout California—will not distribute any water to local ...

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A Professor’s ‘Pet Peeve’

Peeve’s Public House & Local Market, a “hyper local” space in downtown Fresno, isn’t your typical restaurant and bar. At Peeve’s, “local” is the name of the game, and everyone is welcome to drop in, hang out and see what ...

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All hail the Intern Queen

Lauren Berger, “the Intern Queen” who scored 15 internships during her undergraduate years at University of Central Florida, will visit the Satellite Student Union Wednesday to give Fresno State students advice about internships and obtaining a career in today’s job ...

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Secretary of Agriculture visits campus to speak about farm bill

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discussed the significance of Congress passing a new food, farm and jobs bill and Fresno State’s role in helping rural America Tuesday morning during a public forum in the Satellite Student Union.

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Castro marks 100th day with outline for future plans

Fresno State President Joseph Castro announced a comprehensive review of all the university’s athletic programs, including the possible return of the men’s wrestling team, during a press conference Friday.

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From film to fun: ‘Swede Fest’

Swede Fest, the only film festival dedicated to “sweded” movies, will make its 12th debut Saturday at the historic Tower Theatre in Downtown Fresno. Swede Fest founders Roque Rodriguez and Bryan Harley, a Fresno State alumnus, said they launched the ...

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Paramore sings for Fresno [gallery]

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Princess, alumna promotes free speech

Cambodian princess and Fresno State alumna Soma Norodom visited the Henry Madden Library Thursday to discuss the importance of freedom of expression and her experience as a columnist in Cambodia, a country known to violate that freedom.

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Students part of Nobel Prize history

Thousands of physicists from around the world, including some Fresno State faculty and students, worked for years at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) to discover the Higgs boson, or the “God particle.”

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Bon Jovi: Because We Can tour [gallery]

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Experience Circus Vargas

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Fresno State receives funds for infrastructure repairs

Fresno State President Joseph Castro announced to the campus community in an email Thursday that Fresno State will receive more than $30 million to move forward with a major capital project that will update the university’s aged electrical infrastructure.

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Circus Vargas casts its spell

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up to the magical and mysterious world of “Magikaria!” Circus Vargas greeted audiences with magic, illusions and death-defying feats as performers debuted “Magikaria, A Fantastical Magical Experience!” Thursday night under a bright ...

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Run/walk raises suicide awareness

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy—but when that loss is propelled by suicide, the grieving process can be much more complicated, said Leann Gouveia, executive director of Fresno Survivors of Suicide Loss. In order to ...

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Runners get ‘Wascally’ for good cause

For a foster child, the thought of turning 18 years old can be scary. As the dawn of adulthood approaches, most foster children are not ready to make their way into the world on their own—but, often times, that doesn’t ...

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Fresno State’s electrical infrastructure 15 years overdue for upgrade estimated at $30 million

Electricity, like a heart to the human body, plays a vital role on the Fresno State campus. Each day, it gives students, faculty and staff the ability to conduct their activities with the convenience of power whenever they need it—but ...

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Alumnus: New facility a ‘rallying point’

Fresno State alumnus and local farmer Marvin Meyers said the Meyers Family Sports Medicine Center began as a simple idea at a Fresno State football game—now, the center is becoming a reality.

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