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He’s the man behind the undying love for ‘Selena’

The presence of Latinos in Hollywood today is nearly nonexistent. And to Moctesuma Esparza, veteran filmmaker and activist, Latinos are “worse off in representation and employment in Hollywood than they were in 1950.” On Wednesday, during an event celebrating the ...

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CLASSA gains booth outside USU

Among all the club and organization booths outside of the University Student Union is the very first Chicano and Latin American Studies Student Association (CLASSA) booth. “I’m super proud of it, and the rest of the club members love it, ...

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Latino Politics: more than just specific terminology

Whether you choose to vote or decide to turn a blind eye to the presidential election you are still an active member who is participating in the election, said Dr. Annabella España, a Latino politics professor. “You’re participating in the ...

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Latino Politics: más de lo que da entender su terminología específica

Si decides votar o hacer la vista gorda a las elecciones presidenciales, de ambos modes serás un miembro activo quien participa en la elección, dijo la Dra. Annabella España, politóloga de la Universidad de Fresno State. “Al no votar todavía ...

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Fresno mayoral candidates give their take on presidential candidates, campus security and the Latino vote

The Nov. 8 election is not limited to The White House. Here in Fresno, Fresno City Council Member Lee Brand and Fresno County Board Supervisor Henry Perea are facing off, debate after debate, to win the endorsements of Fresno departments, ...

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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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Words from third grade teacher inspires U.S. Poet Laureate

“She invited me to the front of the class and [I] sang ‘Three Blind Mice,’” Juan Felipe Herrera said. “It’s really funny, but to my surprise, now I go, ‘How did I do that?’” That was the moment the current ...

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Education fair promotes higher education to Hispanic students of all ages

Thousands of Hispanic students and their families gathered at Fresno State Saturday for the inaugural on-campus Feria de Educación. The statewide fair is designed to promote higher education to K-12 students of the greater Central Valley area by providing information ...

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Education fair aims to increase latino student enrollment

La Feria de Educación, a statewide fair promoting higher education to Hispanic students, will be hosted at Fresno State for the first time Saturday. The community fair, which is held on several California State University campuses, aims to get parents ...

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Mini-Corps program recognized by White House

Fresno State’s Mini-Corps Program was recognized by the White House for helping to close the achievement gap among Latino students. Mini-Corps is a statewide program that was founded in 1967 and is designed to provide instructional services to migrant students ...

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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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New center will ‘help students find a sense of belonging’

The Women’s Resource Center has transitioned into the Cross Cultural and Gender Center by expanding the services it offers to reach more students. The center is directed by Dr. Francine L. Oputa and run under the Division of Student Affairs ...

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What’s going on around town this weekend?

The Fresno area is buzzing with things to from hanging out in the Tower District to eating locally grown fruit at the Old Town Clovis Farmers Market.  All it takes is a quick Internet search to see what will be ...

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Downtown celebrates Cinco de Mayo

The Fulton Mall was unusually busy this weekend as thousands attended the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration.

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Weekend Wonders

Where to go, what to see and what to do Armenian Song & Dance Armenian folk singer Hasmik Harutyunyan will hold a workshop about traditional Armenian song and dance. Harutyunyan has a long career in Armenian dance and music and ...

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Program recognized for Latino student success

A program at Fresno State that does a bit of everything was recognized by Excelencia in Education as one of the top programs in the United States for increasing academic opportunities and achievement for Latino students.

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Immigration addressed at symposium

Immigration was the topic of discussion at the 2013 Roger Tatarian Journalism Symposium. The event took place at Fresno State’s Satellite Student Union on Wednesday. The event was cosponsored by the Department of Mass Communications and Journalism, as well as ...

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