Author Archives: William Ramirez

I come from a ‘shithole’

Do I come from a “shithole?” I sure don’t believe I do, but I guess the President of the United States does. El Salvador, Haiti and a pair of African countries all felt the wrath of President Donald Trump’s war ...

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Kaiser to make health care more accessible for young adults

Kaiser Permanente is expanding its health coverage free of charge to uninsured and low-income young adults who cannot afford to purchase health insurance. The Community Health Care Program’s coverage includes preventive care, medication and vision services, according to a news ...

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Will the ‘Dogs persevere?

A 3-3 record in Mountain West Conference play is fitting for the Bulldogs men’s basketball team that has been so hot and cold to start the season. After a seven-game win streak that ran from the middle of November to ...

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Your hip hop dance move may have come from these creators

Through photographs, oral histories, artifacts and performances, “Straight Outta Fresno” showcased a rich past and a promising future for the hip-hop community in Fresno. Recently, the Valley Public History Initiative plastered Fres.Co’s walls with the evolving hip-hop scene over the ...

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And the Victor E. stage design winner is…

Guess who has a stage all to himself? A personalized, mobile stage is now a reality for Fresno State mascot Victor E. after a team was named the winner in the battle for a stage design. Four finalists, three individuals ...

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Where are we on women’s rights in the US? Event offers a glimpse

Equality for women was the message, and the ones calling for it were women. Room 118 in Fresno State’s North Gym hosted the “Women’s Rights are Human Rights” event on Saturday in commemoration of Human Rights Day. The event was ...

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Few believed in this team, but key players changed that

Although the Bulldogs fell short 17-14 last Saturday to Boise State in the Mountain West  Championship game, there is no denying the progress the Bulldogs made after a 1-11 record last season. The team finished this season 9-4, won the ...

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Finalists have been named in the Victor E. stage design challenge

Victor E. Bulldog III is a step closer to having his own stage after three individuals and two teams were announced as the five finalists for the “Victor E. Bulldog III Design Challenge.” The competition, which began on Oct. 10, ...

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‘Christmas in Mexico’ fills Student Union with Mexican culture and holiday spirit

Los Danzantes de Aztlán tapped their shoes, waved their dresses and welcomed in the Christmas season in front of a packed Satellite Student Union (SSU) last Saturday with the 30th rendition of their “Christmas in Mexico” show. The audience made ...

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Three years later, bikeway plans are still hazy

Fresno State in 2014 got four grants designed to help construct a bikeway along Barstow Avenue. Three years later, the bikeway has not been built. The Collegian reported in 2014 that Caltrans Active Transportation program awarded $872,000 to the university. ...

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How one group is challenging a tough prison law in California

The “three-strikes law” in California states that anyone convicted of a serious felony would have his or her sentence doubled if they had been convicted of a previous felony. If convicted twice before, the defendant can be sentenced up to ...

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‘Last Flag Flying’ actors give excellent performance

The Iraq War remains one of the most trying and divisive times in this nation’s history, and Richard Linklater’s latest film, “Last Flag Flying,” tries to encapsulate those emotions through its three main characters. The film is based off the ...

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Genocide ripped a family apart. Uncovered letters tell their story

Adrienne Alexanian went to clean the closet of her late father not too long after he died. In the process, she uncovered an old chapter – personal experiences she hadn’t known about – of the Armenian Genocide. Her father, Yervant ...

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Sun Devils defense too hot for ‘Dogs

A fierce Arizona State defense deprived the Fresno State women’s basketball team of easy field goals and a victory Wednesday. Fresno State shot 28.6 percent from the field in the 81-49 loss. The ‘Dogs were unable to score more than ...

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‘Dogs rout Banana Slugs in season opener

The Fresno State Bulldogs’ offense and defense were firing on all cylinders in their 96-65 victory over UC Santa Cruz on Saturday at the Save Mart Center. The ‘Dogs made seven 3-pointers before their first miss from beyond the arc, ...

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Women’s basketball is young and hungry

The Fresno State women’s basketball team is coming off a tumultuous 2016-17 season that saw the Bulldogs finish seventh in the Mountain West, while also coming within one game of calling itself conference tournament champions. “I don’t think we can ...

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A new identity for men’s basketball

Prime time, here come the ‘Dogs. Fresno State kicks off its 2017-18 men’s basketball campaign on Friday against UC Santa Cruz. The ‘Dogs finished 2-1 in exhibition play, which featured routs of 43 and 40 points over Pacific Union College ...

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‘Dogs bowl eligible!

After a hiatus, Fresno State football returned to its winning ways against BYU Saturday night, beating the Cougars 20-13 with a stellar performance from the defense. Fresno State, with their non-conference victory, is now 6-3 and bowl eligible for the ...

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