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Arts and Humanities celebrate achievements

Members of the Arts and Humanities advisory board and supporters of the college attended the “State of the College of Arts and Humanities” event last week to celebrate achievements and to look forward to their goals in the new year. ...

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Former student to be published in literary magazine

Fresno State alumnus Ronald Dzerigian will have his poem “Falconer’s Song” published in the spring issue of Under the Radar magazine from Nine Arches Press. Nine Arches Press is a United Kingdom-based independent publisher of contemporary poetry in book, pamphlet ...

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‘12 Strong’ shows the pride and pain of war

The hardest part about watching a movie based on or inspired by true events is the harsh reality of it. A part of me wants to shake my head, close my eyes and say, “That’s not real. It’s just a ...

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They aren’t your regular books or magazines. Behold, a zine

In a small room at Common Space in Downtown Fresno, about a dozen people recently gathered to read. Except, it wasn’t the typical book or magazine in their hands. It was a zine. Zines are often defined as self-published, homemade ...

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Downtown Fresno to celebrate Chinese New Year in March

Chinatown Revitalization Inc. has planned its 18th annual Chinese New Year Parade and Festival for Saturday, March 3, in Downtown Fresno. The festival will celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Dog and will feature lion dance performance teams, ...

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Q&A with David Burkman, director of ‘HAZE’

Q: Can you give me a brief summary of “HAZE” and why you think Fresno State students should see it? A: “HAZE” started out just like any other movie: a movie that we hoped would be entertaining and thought-provoking and ...

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‘HAZE’: Not your parents’ college movie

“HAZE” is not your typical movie about hazing. Sure, it may depict college life similarly to other college-themed movies, but what sets it apart is the exploration of choices in the lives of young adults. Inspired by research done by ...

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‘Jumanji’ sequel lacks nostalgia with its updated version of a family favorite

Being a ‘90s baby and a huge fan of the original “Jumanji,” I went into a screening of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” excited, but with low expectations. All I knew was that Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson was in it, ...

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Flashback: Five comments you left us

2017 was interesting, to say the least. But we say that about every year. Our staff this year witnessed everything from covering the breaking news involving a professor found dead in his car over spring break to fleas allegedly biting ...

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‘La Posada’ makes campus ‘feel more inclusive’

Dishes of traditional Mexican food, hymns of praise heard and dancing seen throughout the hallways marked this year’s “La Posada” event, held Monday at the Cross Cultural and Gender Center. “La Posada” (inn or shelter) is a traditional event held ...

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Locals react to the end of Warped Tour

Kevin Lyman, founder of the Vans Warped Tour, announced in a public statement last month that summer 2018 would be the final full cross-country run of the tour. Warped Tour, a traveling music festival that has been staged every summer ...

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Why these cruelty-free beauty products are my go-to

Some may think cruelty-free beauty products are expensive, don’t work well or smell funny. But, I am here to say, they are not any of those things. You’ll rarely find me in Ulta or Sephora looking for makeup because a ...

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‘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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Brush up on your Shakespeare for ‘Verona’

I’m going to be honest. I had no idea what was going on while viewing the latest production of “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” by Fresno State’s University Theatre. This adaptation, directed by Brad Meyers, takes one of William Shakespeare’s ...

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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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‘Mr. Either/Or’ is action-packed and worth your time

Reading and understanding poetry can be a challenge for some, but with Aaron Poochigian’s latest work, “Mr. Either/Or,” it can also be very immersive and have you on the edge of your seat. “Mr. Either/Or” is a novel written in ...

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Grammy nominations are in

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for music – nominations for the 60th annual Grammy Awards have been announced. Leading with the most nominations this year is Jay-Z, with eight: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, ...

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