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Getting to the sole of the matter

Shoes aren’t just for kicks, they are a form of self-expression In the world of athletics, there has been a subculture that has been growing and expanding outside of the world of sports: sneaker culture. Sneaker culture first started in the ’70s but went into a larger demographic in the year 1985, when the first… … 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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FPU student newspaper wins multiple awards in statewide contest

Students recognized for outstanding writing and design, FPU professor joins media association board For the third year in a row, FPU student journalists took home multiple awards at the annual California College Media Association (CCMA) banquet held Mar. 2 in La Jolla. The Syrinx student newspaper won three awards, including first place for Best Photo… … 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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  • Too much diversity

    Embracing true diversity is important, because this is how we make room for many different perspectives and approaches. This happens… 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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FPU symphonic band invited to music conference in Seattle

The FPU Concert Band performed at their Send-off concert in the middle of November, before they officially departed to Seattle for the Western International Band Clinic. Our symphonic band was among just four bands invited to perform, and was the only one from California. … Keep Reading

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