Tag Archives: holiday

Jewish holiday served as day to plant trees, celebrate studies

The Jewish Studies program honored a long-standing Jewish tradition on Wednesday by celebrating new beginnings within nature and the university program. Tu B’Shevat, New Year for the Trees, is a Jewish holiday dedicated to the growth of the fruit trees ...

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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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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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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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Is Gray Thursday the new Black Friday? Holiday shopping season starting earlier than ever

Many businesses nationwide will open their doors for shoppers as early as Thanksgiving morning this year, stirring different opinions about whether the decision is appropriate. Prominent stores in Fresno including Macy’s, Best Buy, Target and Wal-Mart will be opening for ...

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Thanksgiving from a Native American perspective

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, guest speaker Dr. Cornel Pewewardy of Portland State University spoke on campus Tuesday, discussing the historical and cultural implication of the holiday from a Native American perspective. A member of the Comanche and Kiowa ...

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Voter turnout was bad, again

A huge governmental shift took place on Tuesday, changing the balance of power in Washington, D.C. The Republican Party took control of the U.S. Senate away from the Democratic majority. Now Republicans control both the Senate and U.S. House of ...

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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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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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Are blood diamonds a thing of the past?

Christmas is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about buying gifts for loved ones. A popular gift is jewelry, preferably diamonds. The thought of buying, or receiving one, from a loved one may momentarily excite you, but considering the incidents those diamonds may have encountered on their way into your hands might make you think twice.

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Lecture to discuss the business behind Cinco de Mayo

Margaritas, tacos and plenty of cerveca are what many Americans think of as Cinco de Mayo rolls around each spring. But a UCLA professor believes that most don’t have a clue behind the reasoning for the celebration.

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Campus offices closed furlough day, Presidents Day holiday

Offices at California State University, Fresno will be closed Friday, Feb. 12, for a state-mandated furlough day but classes will be in session.

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VIDEO: Feb. 13, 2008: What are your Valentine’s Day experiences?

The Collegian Online asks student about their past Valentine’s Day experiences.

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You should actually listen to Martin Luther King, Jr.

I dare you. It may come from left field, but on this Martin Luther King, Jr. day, I dare you to actually listen to Martin Luther King, Jr. Even if Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t have a holiday today, he’d ...

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Shop ’til you drop


It’s that time of year again: traffic at River Park is gridlocked as thousands of shoppers scramble to get the latest cell phones and “Guitar Hero III,” accumulating hundreds in credit card debt in the process.

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