Author Archives: William Ramirez

They’re over 50 and take university classes – for fun

Imagine getting a second chance at going to school, without the stress of exams or grades – or parking. That’s what students over the age of 50 are experiencing with courses made available to them at Fresno State by the ...

Read More »

Lacrosse team gets called out for 39 fouls before loss

The Fresno State lacrosse team had 39 fouls called on them in its 22-12 loss against Vanderbilt. Head coach Jessica Giglio is blaming anyone and anything but the officials. “I’m never going to blame an official for winning or losing ...

Read More »

Lacrosse wins back-and-forth battle

Fresno State lacrosse surged late in their home-opener to earn a victory against Mercer University. Fresno State’s largest lead was four goals, and that was the lead they finished the game with, beating the Bears 15-11. The ‘Dogs spent the ...

Read More »

50 Shades of Over

I don’t think I’ll ever be able to forgive my girlfriend for what she put me through on Valentine’s Day three years ago. The film adaptation of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” novel had just arrived in theaters and I ...

Read More »

Valley’s Spanish-speakers lack oral health information

The Central Valley Health Policy Institute has found that Spanish-speaking Latinos are less informed on oral health than people that speak English. The report is a result of DentaQuest Foundation’s grassroots engagement initiative. The initiative is aimed at supporting change ...

Read More »

Lamas to be honored by national organization

Dr. Frank Lamas, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, was selected as the recipient of the 2018 Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service to Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). The award recognizes a NASPA member of ...

Read More »

National Signing Day is over

Head football coach Jeff Tedford addressed the media last week about the 15 new additions to the Bulldog roster. National Signing Day had just wrapped up. Tedford is walking away from this recruitment period happy with the process and results. ...

Read More »

First-ever home victory

If you heard a ruckus around the Fresno State Aquatic Center last Friday evening, you can pin it on the Fresno State water polo team. In front of a packed crowd, the Bulldogs’ water polo team dominated Fresno Pacific University ...

Read More »

Music is cool. Music industry? Not so much

Music is awesome, and it’s more accessible than ever. For $10 a month, all of the music you could ever want is yours. Streaming services have made discovering artists, albums and songs easier than it has ever been. Gone are ...

Read More »

Diamond ‘Dogs are back

You would think after losing half of its starting positional players and its best pitcher from last season, a team would be worried to start the new season. But Fresno State’s softball team remains relaxed. “Nobody is really too amped ...

Read More »

Jewish holiday served as day to plant trees, celebrate studies

The Jewish Studies program honored a long-standing Jewish tradition on Wednesday by celebrating new beginnings within nature and the university program. Tu B’Shevat, New Year for the Trees, is a Jewish holiday dedicated to the growth of the fruit trees ...

Read More »

Happy Birthday, Mom

My dad loves calling my mom a superhero. I never used to pay the sentiment any mind. It was cute, sure, but I think I used to be too narrow minded to truly understand what he meant when he would ...

Read More »

‘Dogs shutdown Air Force

Fresno State proved to be too much for the Falcons Monday night. Guard Aly Gamez was a major contributor. She had 15 points, five assists and seven steals in the 64-48 home victory over the Falcons. The bulk of those ...

Read More »

After losing her best friend, she wants to help others with mental illness

It’s a difficult task for Anyssa Molina to understand why her best friend did what she did. Fresno State student Ana Alcantar, 21, died on Jan. 17. A spokesman from the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said her death was by ...

Read More »

Size is nothing to this basketball player

Freshman Aly Gamez laughs at the mention of her height. Fresno State’s 5-foot-6 point guard is aware of how much basketball values size. But she is also aware of how much success she has been able to have in spite ...

Read More »

Leave the women of Star Wars alone

The Star Wars franchise and the word “divisive” have grown more fond of each other since Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012. Disney has placed ethnic and gender diversity at the forefront of each new release. In “Star Wars: The Force ...

Read More »

Memories of Ana Alcantar light up during campus vigil

The brother of the Fresno State student who died last week told her friends during a vigil Thursday to cherish their loved ones. “Life is too short, too precious, too delicate. One day we’re fine and the next we might ...

Read More »

Know someone 50 years or older who wants the college experience? Here’s their chance

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is making it possible for people age 50 or older to get the experience of a college student at Fresno State. The institute is a program intended for those over the age of 50 ...

Read More »