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After long delay, construction of greenhouse begins

After seven years of delay, the construction of a greenhouse on campus is underway. The structure will be designed for biology research, community gardens and housing a diverse collection of plants for instructional use. The Academic Success Center (ASC) is also considering landscaping the space surrounding it to create a socializing area. “We’re hoping that…… 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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We Need to Appreciate, not Spectate the Environment

Conversation about the environment, and humanity’s relationship to it, is nothing new. This topic is actually moving towards the center of political discussion. Students across the globe in 1700 cities boycotted school on March 15 in a coordinated effort to raise awareness about the tangible effects of climate change, ranging from ravaging fires destroying home…… Keep Reading

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Domestic violence in the church

Using the Bible to justify abuse is a misuse of the text The article is part of a series on the dangers misinterpreting scripture As a Christian theologian, I take the Bible very seriously. This means that I follow certain rules for interpreting the text. One of the most important rules is to look at…… 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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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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“The Hate U Give” does not sugar coat police brutality

Focused on an African American teen as she struggles with her identity, crosses cultural boundaries and faces the loss of a friend to a police officer, “The Hate U Give” shows the realities of systematic racism. In a time where diversity is a hot-button topic, “The Hate U Give” portrays a riveting yet heartbreaking representation… Keep Reading

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