MFA creative writing students are going Rogue

Students from the Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing and the English department will join acts from across the state in Fresno’s 16th annual Rogue Festival during the first two weekends of March. The Rogue Festival ...

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Girl power punk band: no ‘Regrettes’

Los Angeles-based punk band The Regrettes played in front of a sold-out crowd at Strummer’s on Friday, Feb. 24.   The band opened for San Diego-based band The Frights and Orange County duo The Garden. The Regrettes’ lineup consists of ...

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Exhibit brings awareness to history of Japanese prejudice

Graphics of barbed wire and “Executive Order 9066” decorate the elevators, display cases and Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery in the Henry Madden Library. This exhibition is part of the library’s “9066: Japanese American Voices from the Inside,” which includes ...

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Dancing through stress and the Valley

Stress and rebounding from crisis inspired “Resilience,” the seventh annual performance by the Contemporary Dance Ensemble at Fresno State. The show opened on Feb. 17 and featured students from Dance 163, a course in which the dancers rehearse and ultimately ...

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Just another list book

College years can be some of the best years in a person’s life. Next to getting an education, the best thing about college is the memories made that can last long after walking across the stage at graduation. “The College ...

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An evening of elegance for the black community

President of Black Students United Diamond Morehead talks about Africana Culture Night. Black Students United  were even more united when they presented “Africana Culture Night: An Evening of Black Elegance” on Friday, Feb. 17. Educational Opportunity Program counselor Davion Baker ...

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Biology alumna turns pain into art

What do you get when you cross a biology major with chronic pain? Bee Deegan said she uses her art as “therapy” to manage her depression and pain. “I’ve dealt with chronic pain my whole life,” Deegan said. “Last year ...

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‘Fist Fight’ misses the punch

After watching the trailer for “Fist Fight,” I instantly brushed off the film as just another raunchy comedy focusing on teachers at a high school with a bad reputation. While I was mostly correct, I was also pleasantly surprised. “Fist ...

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A James Bond experience and a night off for students

Students will have their own James Bond adventure at the “Top Secret: Skyfall” dinner theater experience. On Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. USU Productions is hosting its fourth-annual dinner and theater event. The Satellite Student Union will be transformed to ...

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Junior ROTC Raider Challenge 2017

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Black Students United push for inclusivity

The Professional Human Services Building echoed with music and laughter during Fresno State’s Black Student United club meeting where students discussed events for Black History Month on Feb. 6. Club president Diamond Morehead started the meeting by leading the room ...

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Ruth Griffin is ‘opening their eyes to all the arts’

Professor Ruth Griffin is teaching dance and the power of ideas this semester at Fresno State. Griffin was raised in Ohio and majored in music on an opera scholarship during her college years. As a music major, she became interested ...

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Fresno State alumna and new artists debut at ArtHop

Crowds gathered inside the M Street Art Complex on Feb. 2 to meet the new members of Gallery 25: Iris Duarte, Judith Goulart, and Jeanette Goulart. The complex in downtown Fresno was open to the public during February’s first Thursday ...

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Celebrating Black History Month through poetry

Students showed off their talents in poetry, song and rap at Poetry Jam: An Open Mic in honor of Black History Month. The Cross Cultural and Gender Center hosted the event in the Henry Madden Library on Feb. 1. Performer ...

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Food justice meets Black Lives Matter

Think about your favorite food. Why is it so special? Are there memories attached to that meal? Is there a tradition associated with it that makes it so special? The Food Justice Series at Fresno State is taking a closer ...

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Sexual assault and her ‘fight back’

I knew “We Believe You” was a difficult book to get through since it’s dedicated to stories of sexual assault on college campuses far and wide.Though the content was heavy, I can say it is one of the most rewarding ...

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Internationally-known cellist performs on campus

  At the age of 22 Narek Hakhnazaryan is an Armenian cellist who has performed globally, won first prize in the cello division at the International Tchaikovsky Competition, a classical music event in Russia. Hakhnazaryan performed at the Fresno State ...

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Rock meets sci-fi at Fulton 55

  Cinematic rock band Starset took to Fulton 55’s stage on Jan. 29 and performed a high-energy sci-fi rock demonstration. The Ohio-based band comes with its own sci-fi backstory. It exists to push “The Message” of The Starset Society, an ...

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