‘Photos With Santa’ is festive family fun

Fresno State got into the holiday spirit on Saturday at the Fresno State Alumni Association’s ninth annual “Photos With Santa” event. Although the event has been happening for nine years, it was the first year the Alumni Association partnered with ...

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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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Foo Fighters finally visit Fresno

If Dave Grohl, lead singer of the Foo Fighters, says it is going to be a long night – believe him. Last Friday night, the rock band played to thousands at Fresno’s Save Mart Center for over three hours straight ...

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This week in entertainment: Talent show, Brad Paisley tickets and folklorico

‘The Hmong and the Secret War’ screening Fresno State’s Hmong program and the Hmong Language Club will host a screening of the PBS documentary “The Hmong and the Secret War” at 6 p.m. Tuesday in McLane Hall, Room 161. The ...

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Hmong author discusses the ‘bride price’

Mai Neng Moua, a pioneering Hmong author, read from her new nonfiction book last Friday, which questions a common Hmong tradition. Moua said her book, “The Bride Price: A Hmong Wedding Story,” is a memoir of her “journey from trauma,” ...

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This week in entertainment: author readings, film screenings, dance performances

‘Valentine Road’ screening The Cross Cultural and Gender Center’s LGBTQ+ programs and services will host a screening of “Valentine Road,” a documentary about Larry King, a gay eighth-grade student who was shot and killed by his classmate. The screening will ...

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Trans artists take to the stage to voice oppression

The Cross Cultural and Gender Center’s Poetry Jam provided a way for transgender artists to voice oppression they face and to listen to other cultural perspectives. Performances encouraged transgender people to stand up for their rights and challenge those who ...

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CineCulture screens ‘Menashe’

CineCulture, in collaboration with Jewish studies, held a screening of “Menashe” to expose students to the Hasidic Jewish culture that persists in South Brooklyn. Dr. Ed EmanuEl, a host who filled in for director Joshua Weinstein, discussed the century-old community ...

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Reading series brings Shawn Wen to campus

The fall 2017 Fresno Poets’ Association Reading Series concluded last Thursday with a final reading featuring multimedia artist and radio producer Shawn Wen. The reading series, which is hosted by the creative writing program, brings creative writers to campus every ...

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Fresno celebrates 20 years of ‘Selena’

Students and faculty honored award-winning producer Moctesuma Esparza last Wednesday at Campus Pointe during the 20th anniversary of his film “Selena.” The event was not only a celebration of Esparza and “Selena,” but a fundraiser for Fresno State students who ...

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‘Native Son’ is ‘disorienting, but purposefully so’

Fresno State’s University Theatre premiered “Native Son” last Friday in the Dennis & Cheryl Woods Theatre to a full audience eager to get immersed in Chicago’s cold winter of 1939. The play is an adaptation of the novel by African-American ...

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He’s the man behind the undying love for ‘Selena’

The presence of Latinos in Hollywood today is nearly nonexistent. And to Moctesuma Esparza, veteran filmmaker and activist, Latinos are “worse off in representation and employment in Hollywood than they were in 1950.” On Wednesday, during an event celebrating the ...

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This week in entertainment: ‘Selena’ anniversary, CineCulture screening, ‘Native Son’

Mary-Denise to perform Tunes at Noon Tunes At Noon will feature alternative pop-rock band Mary-Denise on Wednesday in The Pit. The event is free and open to the public. For questions or accommodations, contact Student Involvement: 559-278-2741. Moctesuma Esparza to ...

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Academy Award-winner visits campus

Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor Michael Fink visited Fresno State last Friday to speak on his time in the film industry and the advancements in the field of visual effects. Fink’s presentation and visit to Fresno was part of the ...

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Professor’s ‘mellifluous reading’ grabs attention

An undercover FBI agent, aliens waging war on New York City and a tempting chance at love provide just a glimpse at what readers have in store when they crack open “Mr. Either/Or.” Fresno State professor and author Aaron Poochigian ...

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Warsaw Ghetto’s poetry impacts us still

Students learned about pivotal moments in Jewish poetry and engaged with critics in Sven-Erik Rose’s lecture “In Adorno’s Blind Spot: Yiddish Poetry from the Warsaw Ghetto.” Rose, associate professor of German and comparative literature at UC Davis, said he was ...

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A ‘Big Show’ comes to Fresno State’s Homecoming Week

Comedy Central’s “Workaholics” and “Pitch Perfect” star Adam Devine was booked as the headliner for USU Productions’ Big Show last Thursday, with “The Mindy Project’s” Fortune Feimster and “Spy’s” Adam Ray set to open the show. “Adam Devine is a ...

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Magician wows audience at homecoming pep rally

Our idea of a typical magician is a man wearing a top hat, and a rabbit being pulled out of said hat. But Nash Fung, who is a magician, has a much different look. On Friday, Fung drew a crowd ...

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