Tag Archives: violence

Students march to highlight violence against women

About two dozen female students marched through campus last week as part of the global One Billion Rising movement, which aims to bring awareness to violence against women. “Violence against women is something that is at the core of what ...

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Remembering lives lost to transgender oppression

Fresno residents gathered last week to remember the lives of transgender people that have been lost to suicide or murder. The Transgender Day of Remembrance, said Zoyer Zyndel, event chair of Trans-E-Motion, raises awareness about the level of violence affecting ...

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Remembering transgender lives lost through hate

By Ron Camacho and Hayley Salazar A mother who lost her daughter to suicide was the keynotes speaker at the second Transgender Day of Remembrance last Wednesday in North Gym, Room 118. Allison Murphy, who lost her daughter to suicide ...

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Festival raised $10,000 for Women’s Studies internships

As a young woman, martial arts instructor Michelle Correa was attacked. “I was a victim,” she said, during her self-defense demonstration at the Women’s Art and Music Festival on May 6. “And I was embarrassed, insecure after that — I ...

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Transgender community remembers the fallen

By: Myles Barker and Nikki McCabe Well over a hundred people gathered Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church in northeast Fresno for the 10th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. In addition to a number of transgender people reflecting on their experiences ...

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Fresno State excuses Muslim students from class Friday in anticipation of possible unrest

Fresno State Provost and VP for Academic Affairs Lynnette Zelezny sent an email out to professors Thursday that recommended Muslim students be excused from classes due to planned anti-Muslim protests around the nation Friday and Saturday. Tom Uribes, Fresno State PIO, said ...

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Gun violence isn’t going to solve itself

It’s senseless. It’s senseless and it needs to stop. We can no longer sit idly by and watch as our society shoots itself to death while still maintaining that the Founding Fathers intended the broken system we have today. By ...

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Violence and rioting weakens the message of peaceful protests

America is drowning under a racial divide. Some people are shouting “racism” while others shout “reverse racism.” Although this is an ongoing ordeal, it has come back to the forefront of the national conversation as a result of the police ...

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‘Cabaret’ brings edge to campus

Fresno State University Theatre will present “Cabaret,” a 12-time Tony Award winning musical, beginning Dec. 5 and running until Dec. 14. Cabaret is an edgy play where its characters hide behind violence, drugs and sexuality to help escape the dangerous ...

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Leaders and victim advocates come together to talk about domestic violence

“I didn’t say anything until I knew that I had to leave, and I tried to get out, and he tried to murder me,” Rachel Baskin said through tears Monday during a panel discussion about domestic violence. In July 2009, ...

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Ferguson racial tensions resonate in Fresno

Although Ferguson, Missouri, is nearly 2,000 miles away from the Valley, the Fresno area has ties to the incidents that have unfolded – from people joining in on the protests to a history packed full of similar racial undertones. The ...

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Play Raises Awareness Towards Violence Against Women

  ‘The Vagina Monologues’ performance fundraises for Marjaree Mason Center   By Tori West Eve Ensler’s award-winning “The Vagina Monologues” once again makes its way to Fresno State at 7 p.m. tonight. “The Vagina Monologues” has been coming to Fresno ...

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Shots fired in ‘Sin City’

A man was shot in the head at an apartment complex just a few blocks from campus Sunday at 1:15 a.m. The shooting, which took place near San Bruno Avenue and Fourth Street, is the second shooting in the area in nine days.

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‘Monologues’ Part Performance, Part Fundraiser

‘The Vagina Monologues’ attracted hundreds of people during its two-day run at Fresno State. The famous play encouraged the audience to raise awareness about V-Day, a movement that seeks an end to violence towards women. Profits from the production were ...

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Online exclusive: Fresno State softball promotes domestic violence awareness

Friday night’s Fresno State softball game was more than just the WAC opener against San Jose State: It was Domestic Violence Awareness Night.

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Trips to Mexico discouraged

With spring break coming up April 6-10, students may want to reconsider plans to go south of the border. The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert warning against traveling to U.S.-Mexico border towns due to an increase in crime and violence.

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Campus alcohol arrests down

From 2005 to 2007, the most frequently occurring crimes at Fresno State have been liquor law violations.

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Take Back the Night targets violence

At the young age of 18, Fresno State student Shera Rodrick is coordinating this year’s Take Back the Night, an event associated with the Women’s Alliance Program and the Women’s Resource Center. Take Back the Night, on Oct. 24 in the campus Free Speech Area, raises awareness of domestic violence, sexual violence and violence toward children.

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