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Once he needed a wish, now he’s making them happen

A Fresno State athlete is using his class project as a chance to spread holiday cheer. Track athlete Jahwanza Lawford and a group of students are taking part in “Macy’s Believe” campaign benefitting the Make-A-Wish foundation for a project in ...

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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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Donate a toy for a kid who needs one this Christmas

Fresno State’s annual Toys for Tots Drive officially kicked off on Nov. 9 during the Veterans Memorial and Veterans Day Service on campus. The toy drive is sponsored by the Marine Corps League. The Toys for Tots Drive is a ...

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Christmas shopping on a student budget

With Christmas approaching, college students everywhere are scrounging up their loose change in attempts to pay for all of the gifts they still need to buy. Considering students are notorious for not having enough money to buy themselves a proper ...

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Parade brings holiday spirit to Fresno families

Many warmed themselves with coffee and hot chocolate from the local Starbucks on Saturday during the 87th annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade. The parade, which was hosted by the Downtown Fresno Partnership, began its route began on H Street and ...

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DIY holiday tree that won’t break the bank

Christmas music has been playing on Soft Rock since November 10th, but now that the Thanksgiving has officially come and gone, I think it’s safe to say that the holidays are officially here! The thing I’ve come to miss the ...

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Navigating your family’s holidays

It never fails – every year during the holidays you are forced to make face with your colorful family. There are a number of characters who you see in every family, and a number of ways to deal with them, ...

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A capitalist Christmas story

Walking the aisles of Wal-Mart this week, I was irritated. I wasn’t irritated because of the screaming children and the slightly antiseptic meat smell. I’m immune to all of that by now. I was irritated because there are Christmas ornaments ...

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Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine Journey ‘Into the Woods’

Two of Hollywood’s rising stars sat down for a college conference Q&A to talk a little more in-depth about their parts in the upcoming Disney film. The film is an adaptation of the original Broadway musical that ran in 1987 ...

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Black Friday turnout decreases from previous years

Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, of the Chicago Tribune, contributed to this report.   After growing for several years, the all-important Black Friday shopping weekend took a double-digit tumble, recent figures from the National Retail Federation show. With retailers offering steep discounts early ...

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Christmas Tree Lane lights up the season

Christmas Tree Lane has lit up Fresno for the past 92 years and is one of the longest-running events nationwide. The 2014 celebration kicked off the holiday season on Tuesday night for the first walk night (no vehicles allowed). Christmas ...

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The holiday shopping season: Don’t be one of ‘those’ customers

  Dear holiday consumers, As you may know, we are barreling toward the fourth-quarter-holiday-retail extravaganza. As someone who has worked in retail for more than 10 years, there is some valuable advice that you, as the customer, need to hear. ...

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‘Helping Hams’ for families on Christmas

Associated Students Inc. is collaborating with Gibson Farm Market and the Bulldog Pantry to bring hams and other groceries to families in need this holiday season through its ‘Helping Hams’ campaign.

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Holiday gift options for ‘Dogs at the ‘Kennel’

Holiday shopping can be done on campus this season, according to Curt Parkinson, store director at the Kennel Bookstore.

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Holiday eating poses considerable health risks

Underneath the comfy sweaters and stuffed between the sugar cookies and chocolate treats, holiday festivities all have one thing in common that many people wish they could ignore: weight gain.

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T.O.R.T.I.L.L.A.’s ‘La Pastorela’ puts a modern twist on the story of the first Christmas

T.O.R.T.I.L.L.A. stands for Teatro of Raza Towards Involvement in Local Latino Awareness. The organization has been around since 1991, and started because of migrant Fresno State students.

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History of Christmas

Every year on December 25th most people, whether religious or not, stop for one day and celebrate the holiday of Christmas. Although Christians who give and receive gifts in remembrance of Jesus Christ being born, His true birth date is actually somewhat of a mystery.

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A new kind of Christmas special

Every year we are bombarded by an onslaught of Christmas specials. Some are cute and cuddly, others make us cringe. “A Very Harold And Kumar 3D Christmas” is a unique Christmas special. It will make you laugh at things that probably should offend you.

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