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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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Campus nurse, on-site counseling among health services offered at FPU

The new nurse, Cheryl Nichols, and various on-site counselors are part of the physical and mental health services provided to students. Dale Scully, Vice President of Student Life, emphasized the availability of these services and stressed that students who want or need to see these staff members should feel free to do so. … Keep Reading

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Common speaks at Fresno City as part of Central Valley prison reform tour

More and more attention is being paid to the black incarceration rate. Considering that more black people are incarcerated than were enslaved, according to author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindedness” Michelle Alexander, it’s no surprise that calls for prison reform have been a part of the ongoing dialogue … Keep Reading

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    The university is the place that promises growth but delivers pain, right? And the biggest blow to our hopes of… Keep Reading

  • Words For The Weary: TIME

    As college students, it's easy to think that what we need is more time. But what we really need is… 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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