Tag Archives: Muslim Student Association

With travel ban on hold, Castro and students hoping for repeal

At its first meeting of the semester, the Muslim Student Association (MSA) had much to talk about. Among issues that were discussed was a travel ban imposed on several countries in the Middle East that was issued through executive order ...

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Muslim Student Association hosts the first Fresno State Hijab Challenge

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) provided free hijabs and kufi prayer caps to students in the Free Speech Area last Wednesday to issue a Fresno State Hijab Challenge.  The event was designed to educate students on the process of dressing ...

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Students take hijab challenge

Students, faculty and even Mary Castro, wife of Fresno State President Joseph Castro, wore headscarves for a day last week in an attempt to walk in the shoes of a Muslim-American woman.

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Reflections on ‘The Hijab Challenge’

For me, walking into a new environment is always the same: I am immediately aware of the preconceived judgments people will have about me because I am a Muslim woman who wears the hijab. 

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Students and faculty celebrate Islamic holiday

Fresno State students and faculty are taking some time away from school and work to celebrate the Islamic holiday Eid Al-Adha this week.

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Why Should Muslims be the Only Ones to Speak Out Against Injustice?

Recently, the op-ed section of this paper has seen some heated debate. Mark Twain once said, “Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.” Against his sage advice, I have thrown my hat into this arena.

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