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Should I care what my siblings think of my boyfriend?

I remember the exact moment when I found out my brother was going to propose to his girlfriend. I overheard him telling my mom on the phone, my heart skipped a beat and I started crying. Actually, I started sobbing. ...

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‘I knew it was her.’ Student finds vintage image of grandmother

“Looking around I remember that building,” Martha Quintana-Sanchez said as she pointed to the University Student Union. “I remember going when it was first built. This place (the water fountain), I remember sitting here.” Three weeks ago, Quintana-Sanchez’s granddaughter, Elizabeth ...

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Happy Birthday, Mom

My dad loves calling my mom a superhero. I never used to pay the sentiment any mind. It was cute, sure, but I think I used to be too narrow minded to truly understand what he meant when he would ...

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An ode to the hometowns that shape us, for better or worse

I seem to remember my hometown most when it rains. The historic downtown streets collecting puddles, colorful awnings dripping onto passing umbrellas and the smell of freshly roasted coffee beans from my favorite local cafe. I never thought I would ...

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I come from a ‘shithole’

Do I come from a “shithole?” I sure don’t believe I do, but I guess the President of the United States does. El Salvador, Haiti and a pair of African countries all felt the wrath of President Donald Trump’s war ...

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From Los Banos to the limelight: Paul Loeffler’s journey to being the voice of the Bulldogs

Paul Loeffler, the melodious voice of the Bulldogs, remembers a time when his voice was not so smooth. In fact, it may have been a little high-pitched when he was a young rookie announcing youth football. “The story I always ...

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The Spirit of Holiday Feasting as Told by Joey Tribbiani

Thanksgiving is around the corner and who better than to show you how to prepare for time spent with friends and family, feasting than the Sandwich King himself, Joey Tribbiani. Sometimes it’s okay to play with your food.   If ...

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Bridging the Gap Between Farm to Fork

A white picket fence encloses a large, rusted antique machine that is said to have changed agriculture throughout the world, dating back to the 19th century. On a nearby wall, a screen flashes through traditional recipes, offering insight into the ...

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Studying abroad offers the world to students

Fresno State gives students the opportunity to travel around the world, visit historic landmarks and make everlasting memories by studying abroad. The university offers study-abroad programs in at least 30 countries, from more traditional countries such as the United Kingdom, ...

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Thousands of new students formally welcomed to campus

Fresno State welcomed 5,700 new students Monday at the newly revived New Student Convocation with a roaring welcoming line, an address from President Joseph Castro, student performances and prizes at the Bulldog Bash afterparty. After walking under a giant inflatable ...

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Student memorialised in social media campaign

Six months after a tragic vehicle collision took the life of Fresno State alumna Molly Griffin, her family wants to honor her by remembering how Molly lived – with kindness. The family now hopes to make August 26 “Molly Day” ...

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Students work long holiday hours

Fresno State students said they are busier than ever this Thanksgiving weekend working early Black Friday shifts instead of spending time with family.

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Castro returns to Valley roots

Anne Marie Mendez learned in a phone call from her son, Joseph Castro, that not only was he coming home to work in the Valley, he was coming back as Fresno State’s new president.

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Fresno State to host event to raise awareness of pregnancy and infant loss

Pregnancy and infant loss are two of the hardest things a family can experience. In an effort to bring awareness to these losses as well as raise funds, the Hinds Hospice will hold its 8th Annual Hinds Hospice Angel Babies Walk/Run on Saturday for the first time at Fresno State.

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Divorce workshop helps kids cope with parents’ separation

The child development department at Fresno State is co-hosting a six-week divorce workshop which is open to the Fresno community and aims to help all people affected by divorce.

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Student mothers juggle school and family

There are many occasions when Mona Davis, a Fresno State student and single mother, contemplates quitting school. Davis is constantly trying to balance school work and the challenge of being a single mother.

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Parents need not reject kids over lifestyle choices

Home is, of course, where family is. It is supposed to encompass all that is comfortable and familiar, and a place where one goes to receive love and support. Unfortunately, when it comes to major life decisions, familial support isn’t as readily available as some would hope.

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The magic of the season…

As the fall season advances toward winter, the once abounding life outside becomes dark and desolate.

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