Embracing a different beat

By Daniel Salas Special to The Collegian   On a chilly and overcast Tuesday afternoon, a DJ played some music in the pit outside the University Student Union to set the mood for a few performers. The performers, including members ...

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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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Charities bring hope

Fresno nonprofits are getting ready for Thanksgiving in charitable ways this year, and there are many ways students can get involved with community service events this holiday season.   Convoy of Hope Thousands of guests from across the community will ...

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Gamers gear up

For PlayStation fans in the United States, Nov. 15 is a big day. The first big Sony release since PlayStation 3 crashed onto the scene in 2006, the 15th marks the day the updated PlayStation 4 console will hit shelves ...

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Collegian Graduate Series: Fresno State master’s program in plant science is equipping some students to feed the world

Rama Paudel, a Fresno State plant science graduate student, said she originally looked at Fresno State’s master’s program in plant science with hopes of receiving a scholarship. From Nepal, Paudel said education, especially international graduate tuition, is difficult to afford. ...

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‘Latin American Film Festival’ highlights beauty of Mexico

Fresno State launched its first film in the Chicano and Latin American Studies’ “Latin American Film Festival” Friday in the Lyles Center Auditorium. Dr. Annabella Espana-Najera has taught Chicano Latin American Studies at Fresno State for the past three years ...

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Weekend Wonders: from death to ice

“Dia De Los Muertos” celebrations at Arte Américas Continuing the Halloween festivities, Arte Américas in Downtown Fresno is celebrating the Day of the Dead with “Posada 100,” its 26th annual Dia De Los Muertos exhibit. On its website, the gallery ...

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‘Twirling Bulldogs’

  By Akyia Westley Special to The Collegian During every halftime show at Bulldog Stadium, three special guests called “feature twirlers” dance and throw their batons into the air; demonstrating eye-catching tricks that go along with the sounds of the ...

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Hometown Haunts: A Collegian reporter takes a look at some of the Valley’s spookiest spaces and shares his research

I’ve seen this horror story before. A journalist who doesn’t believe in the supernatural goes hunting for the most haunted places in town. It’s so clichéd it had me a bit spooked as I went out on assignment to catalog ...

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Relaxation: key to success?

Want better grades? Just relax. On Tuesday afternoon, the Henry Madden Library offered relaxation techniques and quick tips organizers said students can use to help achieve better grades during the “Relax Your Way to Better Grades” workshop, taught by librarian ...

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‘Race for the Cure’ brings hope

Veronique Werz Special to The Collegian Nearly 5,000 participants took part in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, to fight breast cancer and promote awareness, on Saturday at Fresno State. The day marked the 15-year anniversary of the ...

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Collegian Graduate Series: Creative writing and throwing yourself into your dreams

Fresno State’s Master’s of Fine Arts program in creative writing provides students with more than a degree.

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‘Zombie DAAWG Fest’ raises drug and alcohol awareness, Halloween-style

Fresno State will experience a zombie invasion on the University Student Union (USU) balcony today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. while students learn about drug and alcohol abuse. The annual series, this year’s version of which is called the ...

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The ‘Art of Freedom;’ Fresno nonprofit holds event to raise money and awareness in the fight against human trafficking

To Fresno nonprofit Made For Them, 27 million is more than a number. It represents the number of men, women and children around the world enslaved and trafficked as sex slaves. On Saturday, the nonprofit held the “Art of Freedom,” ...

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‘Fresno Zombie Run’ gets scary for a good cause

  By Veronique Werz Special to The Collegian   Hundreds of families and friends attended Fresno’s first ever Zombie Run Saturday at Woodward Park. Tim Mechem, the event organizer, said he had been planning the event for more than a ...

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Grapes of awesome: Fresno State Winery releases four new blends, opens Tasting Room

  Four new wine blends were uncorked in a soft opening of the Tasting Room of the Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market on Thursday evening, allowing wine club members and the general public to get a taste of what ...

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Cello greats pluck all the right chords with ‘International Cello Festival’

Fresno is bringing high-class music back to its community with one instrument: the cello. The International Cello Festival is happening Thursday through Sunday with world-renowned cellist Lynn Harrell and other professional cello artists from around the nation. Two cello concerts ...

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Pumpkin Power: The Collegian highlights some of the Valley’s premiere patches

Planet Pumpkin Located in the empty lot between Walgreens and teppan-yaki restaurant Sakura Chaya at 640 E. Nees Ave. in Fresno, Planet Pumpkin has a little bit of everything. The patch features two tents full of pumpkins, a few vendors, ...

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