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Pie & Praise 2021

An event to kick off Thanksgiving week! On November 18, 2021, Fresno Pacific University held a “Pie and Praise” event at the

Thanksgiving Movie Recommendations!

What kind of Thanksgiving movies are out there? Why do students think there are so few of them? Holidays like Christmas and

Shows like Squid Game to Watch Next

South Korean TV stories to satisfy your need for Korean Drama Hwang Dong-hyuk’s thrilling K-drama, Squid Game, is a show about 456

FPU’s Animal Community

Who are our furry friends? If you have been on campus, you have probably seen the large community of animals that claim

Clubs on Campus

A Guide on How to Get Involved on Campus Returning to campus after such a long hiatus has created a bit of

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The Liberator Delivers

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Mini-series on Netflix brings history to life in new way Netflix’s new series, “The Liberator”, may have been short-lived, but its impact  on viewers has proven longer-lasting. The mini-series centers around a soldier’s 500-day experience in World War II. The series depicts the harsh realities that he  and many other soldiers faced at the time.

Six Feet Closer

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The Case For Returning to In-Person Classes On October 2 and 10, Fresno Pacific University announced that it planned to reopen for the upcoming Spring 2021 semester, and offered a mix of in-person, online, and hybrid classes for students. This decision sparked a large-scale, but ultimately little-publicized, debate among students and teachers alike about the

Is hybrid helping your students?

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Taking a chance for socialization by lowering face-to-face opportunity A majority of students spend a required 13 years of their lives in a classroom or having similar in-person instruction. Then the pandemic came and closed classroom doors. Students could no longer  physically interact with their teachers or peers .  Across the country, we began to

Inside the Intensity

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A look at the Intensive English Language Program at FPU The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) here at Fresno Pacific may be a lesser known feature of the school for many of its students. Nonetheless, it has a pivotal role and considerable impact, as it prepares potentially degree-seeking students for English fluency. Like most successful

What Does TikTok Mean to You?

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FPU Students Weigh in on the Popular Video-Sharing App  TikTok may be the newest platform to evolve out of the social media frenzy over the last two decades. I’ve personally seen it’s success and popularity increase significantly in our small part of the world. Its form of communication feeds the human need for exhibition and

Five-Year Diversity Plan in Action

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The UDC’s comprehensive University Diversity Plan is beginning to be implemented at FPU On June 8, 2020, in light of the murders of Ahmaud Arberry, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, as well as the subsequent protests, the Fresno Pacific University Diversity Committee (UDC), Staff Caucus Executive Committee and Faculty Senate Executive Committee released a statement

Being grateful for the return to in person church

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schools and even churches were closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, stores and restaurants have begun to open up again, albeit with restrictions. It feels as if things are starting to return to normal. However, while some stores and restaurants were able to open, churches remained closed. Many were forced to live-stream their

Broadway Coming Our Way

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Musicals arriving in the Valley Broadway may be the pinnacle of musical theatre, but not everyone can make it to the Big Apple. Fortunately, it does do traveling shows. Broadway is planning on returning to Fresno with several major shows, starting in January 2021.  The first show to grace the stage is the classic musical

VOTING PROVIDES THE POWER; BECOMING AN ADULT PROVIDES THE RIGHT

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We All Have the Opportunity to Join Together and Vote and Let our Voices be Heard “Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country, and this world,” New York Times best selling author Sharon Salzberg once said. Many of us at Fresno Pacific University are facing this election year as

UTOPIA TOO MUCH LIKE REALITY THAN FICTION

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Amazon Prime releases their new show “Utopia” with mixed reviews Be advised! This article is not related to any actual, related or current events. This is a work of fiction.  Or is it? After a long day of Zoom-held classes, don’t we want to curl up on the couch, turn on a show, and distract

Bingeworthy: Spooky Edition

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Ghouls, goblins and ghosts, oh my! Halloween, the season of fright, is upon us. During this time there are many new shows to watch if you want to enjoy some scares from the comfort of your couch.  One new show on Netflix that is sure to bring some fright is Ratched. This show is inspired

TULARE COUNTY FAIR NOSTALGIA AFFECTED BY COVID

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Traditional Fair Activities given a make-over this year There is something special in the air during a particular week in Tulare County. School has already started, and September quietly follows. You begin to see bracelet booths crop up, and that’s when you know. Fair Week is coming.The people of this outspread county come together to

Selena Gomez Launches New Makeup Line

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Rare Beauty is true to the name Selena Gomez—well-known for her role as Alex Russo on Wizards of Waverly Place, outspoken advocacy of health issues, and rising music career—is constantly bringing new creative outlets and works to the table. Gomez’s most recent project was her very own makeup company, called Rare Beauty.  Rare Beauty was

The Legacy of Casa Pacifica

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Hear stories from members of the FPU community  Last week, I covered a story on the loss of our cabin, Casa Pacifica, to the Creek Fire. In the course of my research I encountered many who had stories to share about their experiences there. I had the honor of interviewing a few from the FPU

Binge-Worthy

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Looking for some binge-worthy movies to watch while stuck at home? There is no better time than now to sit back, relax, and enjoy some of you childhood favorites. Go to our latest story (link in bio) and read up on some of our favorite Disney+ movies!

Editor’s Note

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The Syrinx will be making adjustments in publication In response to the recent changes on our campus due to COVID-19, The Syrinx will be making adjustments in publication.  The Syrinx will be temporarily suspending the use of print publication and moving to an entirely online platform. We will be producing new and exciting content that

Words for the Weary: Emotion

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Engaging your emotions makes college a better experience In order for us to thrive in the college experience, we have to nurture a key facet of our human experience: emotion. What we feel is an important part of who we are. We are students, but this does not mean that we forfeit or misplace our

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

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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.

Red (Taylor’s Version) Takes Us Back to 2012 During 2021

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How Taylor Swift is taking back her power and what we’re loving about it If you have not been aware of current news regarding Taylor Swift, you might be wondering why albums (that were released years ago) are suddenly popping back up. Do not worry, I will explain. After Swift’s contract with Big Machine Records

Pie & Praise 2021

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An event to kick off Thanksgiving week! On November 18, 2021, Fresno Pacific University held a “Pie and Praise” event at the Special Events Center (SEC). In prior years, this was known as the “Thanksgiving Luncheon,” and would feature a Thanksgiving meal. However, to ensure the safety of the community, they worked around this and

Thanksgiving Movie Recommendations!

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What kind of Thanksgiving movies are out there? Why do students think there are so few of them? Holidays like Christmas and Halloween are prevalent in movies and can be found anywhere. However, the same cannot be said about the Thanksgiving holiday! Very few Thanksgiving-themed movies exist. Due to the lack thereof, here are four

What Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes do Students Have?

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Recipes and Instructions Shared by FPU Students! Here are the recipes FPU students have to share. We hope you enjoy these recipes and try them out for Thanksgiving this year! Vegan Green Pozole Ingredients: 1 pound fresh tomatillos 1 poblano pepper 1 jalapeno 2 pasilla peppers 1 large white onion 1 serrano pepper 6 tablespoons

Shows like Squid Game to Watch Next

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South Korean TV stories to satisfy your need for Korean Drama Hwang Dong-hyuk’s thrilling K-drama, Squid Game, is a show about 456 players who play a series of deadly children’s games in order to win ₩45.6 billion to solve their large debts. This series  has taken the world by storm after its release on September

FPU’s Animal Community

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Who are our furry friends? If you have been on campus, you have probably seen the large community of animals that claim FPU as their home. Many students have stories and encounters to share about these animals (some are better experiences than others!). The largest population of furry friends can be found almost everywhere on

Shalom Club is Hosting a Clothing Swap Event!

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Details about the event, the mission behind it, and how students can get involved Shalom Club is hosting a free clothing swap event on Tuesday, November 16, 2021! This event will be held during activity hour from 12:40 PM to 2:00 PM, in the forest. In the days leading up to this event, students can

Clubs on Campus

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A Guide on How to Get Involved on Campus Returning to campus after such a long hiatus has created a bit of a rift on campus life. It feels different, but for good reason. However, if you are one of those students who wants to be more active on campus, whether you commute or live

FPU’s LGBTQ+ Pride Club Denied

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Following the discernment of Fresno Pacific University’s Board of Trustees, President Jones decided to deny the request for an LGBTQ+ Pride Club on campus. On October 26th, 2021, President Joseph Jones, Ph.D. announced that he has chosen to deny the request for establishing an LGBTQ+ Pride Club on Fresno Pacific University’s campus.  President Jones, regarding

3v3 Basketball Tournament

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Fresno Pacific hosted “Hoop Heroes” on October 14th, 2021. Hoop Heroes is a 3v3 basketball tournament where students were allowed to compete for a chance to win $300! This Basketball event was held in front of the Special Events Center. The event held multiple rounds of games every Thursday, and the teams that won the

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