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Fresno State celebrates 31st annual Powwow

Fresno State celebrated its 31st annual Native American Powwow at Maple Mall in front of the Satellite Student Union from May 4-6. The “We are still here” Powwow was organized by the Fresno State Neum Native American Student Association, and ...

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Amerasia weeks closes with Multicultural Night

The Amerasia Organization hosted a multicultural night on April 5 in which individuals from various asian and pacific islander backgrounds celebrated their cultures. The event brought together members of different backgrounds to highlight their uniqueness as well as to learn ...

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‘Angelica’ discusses relevant societal issues surrounding racism

Last Friday’s CineCulture screening featured a film that examined racism through the lens of a woman who faces it within her own family. The film, “Angelica,” centers on an aspiring fashion designer, named Angelica, who left New York City to ...

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‘What I Love About Being Black’

The Collegian’s Ramuel Reyes asked students at Fresno State what they love most about being black. This project was made for The Collegian’s Black History Month coverage. Join the conversation. Comment below what you love about being black.

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Let’s keep talking about ‘Black Panther’

“Black Panther” is dominating the box office, and capturing the hearts of critics and casual moviegoers alike. It captured my heart, that’s for sure. The film was sound in all aspects: plot, character development, action and salient sociopolitical themes. But ...

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CineCulture spring lineup commences with Puerto Rican film

Fresno State’s CineCulture club kicked off its first film screening of the semester with the movie “Extra-Terrestrials” (“Extra Terrestrias”) on Friday. The Spanish film, which had English subtitles, was directed by Carla Cavina and is about a Puerto Rican family ...

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Jazz and soul were the ‘terrain in which gender and race were contested’

By Christian Mattos and Hayley Salazar  During the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, America went through progressive change. For black Americans partaking in the social activism, music was an outlet as well as a means of expression ...

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Amerasia Week 2017 (April 3, 2017 – Japanese Culture Night)

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Expressing diversity through dance

       An active dance group on campus is showing how different cultural backgrounds can unite through dance and performance.         Los Danzantes de Aztlán is the Fresno State folkloric dance group that was founded in 1970 through the department of Chicano ...

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Poetry Jam offers cultural insight

 A Poetry Jam which focused on Native American speakers attracted 40 people on Wednesday. Nwachaukwu Oputa, student coordinator for the center, said she helped bring the event back to encourage students to interact with other cultures. “I think this a ...

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Students walk proudly in the Cross-Cultural Celebration Parade

A line of national flags stood tall and proud by their carriers as they waited for the Cross-Cultural Celebration Parade to begin Monday. Participants, organized by Student Involvement, dressed in different cultural attire carried flags from the Joyal Administration Building ...

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Maná and their Latino Power Tour brings more than just music

The mexican rock band, Maná, besides beginning the night with one of their most popular songs Manda Una Señal from their album Amar es Combatir, contributed surprising and informational content. Their presentation demonstrated the geographical area of Mexico and The ...

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Community celebrates Native American culture

The rally weather Saturday didn’t stop the 25th annual Fresno State First Nations Powwow from drumming, singing and dancing. “It gives the public the opportunity to come and look at native culture from a native’s point of view,” said Brandy ...

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News briefs for April 6

Yogurtland to open at Campus Pointe There’s a new addition to Campus Pointe – Yogurtland.   The self-serve frozen yogurt shop will have its grand opening Saturday, providing customers with free frozen yogurt and toppings between 11 a.m. and 2 ...

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The Day of the Dead celebrated across Fresno

The Latin American holiday of El Dia de los Muertos (the day of the dead) was celebrated Sunday evening across Fresno. Fresno State’s Aztec Dance Club hosted an event on campus near at the Free Speech area. Aztec dancing was ...

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Lecture focuses on artwork from Ottoman Armenians

The Armenian Studies program held the second in a series of lectures on Wednesday that focused on works of art by Ottoman Armenians up until the early 20th century. Dr. Ronald Marchese, a Fresno State alumnus and professor emeritus of ...

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University’s diversity recognized with weeklong event

Fresno State is recognizing diversity on campus by holding the second annual Cross Cultural Celebration Week, a weeklong event celebrating different cultures that make up the campus community. Geraldine Panelo Elizondo, assistant director for student involvement at Fresno State, along ...

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Students celebrate heritage month

Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off on Wednesday with Bienvenida at the Cesar Chavez monument in the Peace Garden, celebrating Mexican Independence Day. Bienvenida, presented by the Latino Faculty and Staff Association with the help of many student organizations, served as ...

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