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PHOTOS: Jasmine Castillo’s birthday tradition

Jasmine Castillo, a Fresno State senior public health administration major spent her 24th birthday on April 13, 2018, making burritos for the homeless (Ramuel Reyes/ The Collegian).

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She fed the homeless on her 21st birthday. Three years later, she keeps doing it

As she prepared for her 21st birthday, throwing a party and going out for her first drink didn’t sound appealing to Jasmine Castillo, a senior public health administration major at Fresno State. “In my mind, I was just like, ‘Why ...

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The first intern

Kendalyn Mack was once homeless, but now the public health major is Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro’s first-ever presidential intern.   “I never expected to be here,” Mack said, “I never expected to have this role, to be so ...

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Can the war on poverty be won?

Almost hundreds gathered in downtown Fresno for a discussion on how the city can win the war on poverty. The discussion was hosted by Zocalo Public Square and The California Wellness Foundation at Frank’s Place inside the Warnors Center for ...

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Just dance: Bulldog Pantry hosts dance marathon for hunger

Home is defined as “where one lives.” While the word can be interpreted in multiple ways, Fresno is “home” to every Fresno State student. As of 2011, 501,362 people call Fresno home. Fresno also houses the highest food insecurity rate ...

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COPS deliver bags of hope to Fresno’s homeless

Twenty-two students from the Council of President’s Scholars (COPS) at Fresno State were offered a new perspective on Jan. 29 when they packed up more than 300 hot dog lunches to give to the homeless in downtown Fresno.

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Student volunteer’s rough childhood fuels passion to give back

Richard Lazaro-Alonso, who recently won the university's Student Volunteer of the Year award, grew up in foster care. Lazaro-Alonso also spent parts of his life homeless. His experiences led to a passion for helping out those who grew up in similar circumstances.

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Nursing students collect sleeping bags for the homeless

Fresno State nursing students are teaming up with The Sleeping Bag Project of Fresno to bring awareness to students about the homeless community by holding a donation drive on campus now through Friday, Nov. 18.

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“I had to buy textbooks” Comic

"I had to buy textbooks"

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Student association puts on clothing drive

With the donation boxes placed throughout the campus collected, the Social Work Students Association put on their valley wide clothing drive for the homeless last Saturday in downtown Fresno.

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Without a home: Student lives on the streets

On an average day in Fresno it is not uncommon to come by a handful of homeless people panhandling on the medians of the city’s busy streets and to disregard their plight. But for former Fresno State graduate Chris Ballard, experienced the unthinkable—he willingly became temporarily homeless so that he could fully experience and comprehend the problem.

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Without a Home: High numbers and the aid of shelters

An average day for many students consists of attending class, juggling work responsibilities and coming home to air-conditioning and a soft bed. Student life can be demanding and stressful, but for many in Fresno, simply getting enough food, finding a place to sleep and surviving the day are the only things they can afford to be concerned with.

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Study finds that veterans are a quarter of the homeless population

WASHINGTON - Lonnie Bowen Jr. was once a social worker, but for 17 years the Vietnam war veteran has slept on the streets off and on as he’s battled substance and mental health problems. “It’s been a hard struggle,” said Bowen, 62, at a homeless processing center in downtown Philadelphia, where he planned to seek help for his drug and alcohol problem.

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