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When did we start talking about body parts?

By: Gina Barreca I have reached the age where many of my most engaging conversations can be described as what Natalie Becker, a New York therapist, calls “organ recitals.” These oddly intimate and yet entirely unapologetically public conversations go something ...

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For first time since start of controversy, Fresno State president hears from public

They came one by one. Fresno State students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members and parents lined up to finally face President Dr. Joseph Castro about an online controversy that, two weeks in, was still fresh in their minds. In the ...

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College Republicans hold vigil for Barbara Bush at Fresno State

The Fresno State College Republicans hosted a vigil Wednesday for former U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush, two weeks after she died. About one dozen people gathered in the campus Free Speech Area to honor Bush. The vigil came as the ...

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Fresno State women’s rugby club ranked No. 1 in the nation

The Fresno State women’s rugby club is ranked No. 1 in the nation for Division 2 collegiate sports, according to a news release from the university. The team is scheduled to compete in the National Competition Friday and Saturday in ...

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Stressed over exams? These students relaxed with animals at mini-zoo

To relieve some end-of-semester stress, students at the Fresno State dormitories got to interact with farm animals. On Monday, the usually empty lawn outside Sequoia Hall was transformed into a miniature zoo that included animals such as a miniature donkey, ...

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There’s ‘another side’ to each American president, historian says

George Washington “loved to be loved.” Abraham Lincoln had second thoughts on the Emancipation Proclamation. Harry Truman didn’t receive an elite education, and Lyndon B. Johnson’s knack for friendship helped him to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Those ...

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These are the bills students lobbied for in Sacramento

Fresno State Students for Quality Education (SQE) went to Sacramento on Tuesday to lobby in favor of a number of bills in the hopes of creating change for college students. “A lot of congress [members] or legislators are so far ...

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Social work students sit down with faculty after last month’s protest

Students from the Fresno State social work program met with faculty on Tuesday to discuss their concerns about graduate school admission policies. The meeting came several weeks after students protested recently released admission decisions to the Master of Social Work ...

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Fleetwood Mac tickets available Friday

Grammy Award-winning band Fleetwood Mac has announced a Dec. 6 stop at the Save Mart Center for its North American tour that kicks off in October. The tour will feature the newly announced lineup of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie ...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda proves his genius (again) with ‘First Burn’

If you saw someone walking across campus toward The Bucket Tuesday afternoon with tears streaming down her face, it was probably me. On Monday, playwright and all-around incredible human being Lin-Manuel Miranda released “First Burn,” the latest installment of his ...

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Fresno State among universities, groups given $5 million to advance irrigation research

A group of universities, including Fresno State, and agriculture industry companies were awarded $5 million to advance irrigation technology research. Fresno State Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology spokesman Geoff Thurner said Tuesday that the Foundation for Food and ...

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Fresno State students deliver coloring books, crayons to Valley Children’s Hospital

Students from a publication design class in the media, communications and journalism department delivered crayon boxes and coloring books to the young patients at Valley Children’s Hospital. The students delivered the crayons and books along with MCJ professor Dr. Tamyra ...

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Fresno State is hosting two forums to discuss recent controversy

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro said Monday that the university is hosting two forums this week so he and the community can discuss the recent controversy that has overtaken the campus. Nearly two weeks ago, English professor Randa Jarrar ...

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Editorial: Fresno State has work to do

Fresno State made local and national – maybe global – headlines after English professor Randa Jarrar tweeted fiery comments regarding former First Lady Barbara Bush. The comments caused social media users to fume. And they led to a debate over ...

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Creativity comes to Fresno State during 36-hour hackathon

HackFresno celebrated its second annual 36-hourlong Hackathon, which aims to develop programs that can solve real-world problems. The nonstop design and innovation competition was held at Fresno State’s North Gym, Room 118, and started 9 p.m. on April 27, and ...

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Political science gets their honors society back

After overcoming inactivity and previous budget cuts, the political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha, is now back at Fresno State. Assistant professor of political science Dr. Ali Masood serves as the adviser of Fresno State’s Alpha Delta Beta chapter. ...

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‘Dirty Computer’ is a self-analyzing dream

Janelle Monáe is in love with the human spirit, more specifically, a liberated human spirit. A spirit free from oppressors and anyone pushing conformity. On her new album, “Dirty Computer,” she celebrates said spirit throughout the course of 14 tracks, ...

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Sigma Nu was hosting a private fundraiser before shots were fired. Police have arrested five people

Police tape and a bullet hole were the evidence Sunday afternoon that a crime had occurred at the Sigma Nu fraternity home within view of the Fresno State campus. Fresno Police Lt. Michael Landon said five people were arrested early ...

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