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Local artist paints mural memorializing late L.A. rapper

Rapper Nipsey Hussle is being mourned in the hip-hop community When the news broke that Nipsey Hussle, an L.A. Grammy-nominated rapper, had been killed, the hip-hop community stood together in its mourning. Hussle was not only a rapper but a serious investor in his community; he sought ways to bring about fundamental social and economic…… Keep Reading

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Domestic violence in the church

What to do if you are a victim of domestic violence Understanding Domestic Violence: There Is Help, There is Hope Domestic violence affects approximately 12 million individuals annually across the United States, irrespective of age, economic status, race, religion, education, gender, sexual orientation or any other sort of identity. While some may think of domestic…… Keep Reading

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We treat Mother Earth badly because we call her mother

Using ecofeminism to understand our exploitation of Mother Earth A mother gives everything she has for her children—her energy, money, time and love. The image of a mother is patient, nurturing, gentle and caring. She is committed to the well-being of her children before her own most days, even though she knows that she may…… Keep Reading

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Student conference highlights need for racial reconciliation

FPU students attend event that focuses on diversity The Student Congress on Racial Reconciliation (SCORR) brings student leaders together from diverse campuses in order to address problems that happen daily among their communities. SCORR is a conference, in seminar style, which addresses hard-to-talk-about problems such as racial reconciliation. The students attend the conference while staying…… Keep Reading

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Students push eco-friendly ideas for new arts building

Ideas include intentional painting, natural lighting and roof design The Culture and Arts Center (CAC) has for several years been rumored to be the next “big step” that FPU will take in innovating its campus. President Kriegbaum had design plans during his second term as president but they took a turn when President Jones succeeded…… Keep Reading

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Defining diversity at Fresno Pacific

FPU moves to prioritize diversity amid competing ways of understanding the term Amid new diversity initiatives at Fresno Pacific, The Syrinx has investigated the steps being taken to address diversity issues and how the various constituents of the university understand diversity. FPU’s efforts in this area were among many examined earlier this semester by a…… Keep Reading

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Local artist paints mural memorializing late L.A. rapper

Rapper Nipsey Hussle is being mourned in the hip-hop community When the news broke that Nipsey Hussle, an L.A. Grammy-nominated rapper, had been killed, the hip-hop community stood together in its mourning. Hussle was not only a rapper but a serious investor in his community; he sought ways to bring about fundamental social and economic…… Keep Reading

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Some female artists contribute to their own objectification

Oversexualization of women in the music industry In an industry where women make up only 28 percent of the publishing and record label workforce, female artists often struggle to gain credibility and success. When the growing fantasy of a hyper-sexualized world is thrown in the mix, it’s no surprise that women are often portrayed as…… Keep Reading

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Annual Janzen writer series brings Mennonite poet to FPU

Todd Davis to speak on the gift of nature Beginning in 2007 local poet Jean Janzen and her late husband, Dr. Louis Janzen, began the Jean and Louis Janzen Endowed Writer Series by donating a sum of money that they had received from selling inherited farm land to Fresno Pacific University, as a way to…… Keep Reading

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