LATEST

Author Archives: William Ramirez

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 »

Water polo struggles in inaugural games

Fresno State Water Polo began its inaugural season this weekend with a 1-3 record at the University of California Santa Barbara Gaucho Invitational. Day one, on Saturday, brought the ‘Dogs their first victory in program history when they beat California ...

Read More »

A digital future is certain. For printed work, it’s necessary, says speaker

Although the Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital library, holds 30 million digital media items, it came to the Henry Madden Library recently to ask for more. Alexis Rossi, director of media and access for the organization, said the library is ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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, ...

Read More »

‘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 ...

Read More »

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. ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »