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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

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  • The struggle of bringing the birdcage on the road Students at Fresno Pacific University as well as student athletes are being deprived

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Words for the Weary: Emotion

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

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.

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

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

The process is just as important as the product

The story behind the Mennonite quilts sold at the MCC sale The relief sale for the Mennonite Central Committee happens on the Fresno Pacific campus every April. As part of the sale donated quilts are auctioned off, an activity that often raising from $100 to over $5,000. The auction is known as one of the

Why don’t we travel?

The struggle of bringing the birdcage on the road Students at Fresno Pacific University as well as student athletes are being deprived of one of the greatest community experiences that college has to offer: student sections. Earlier this year we talked about not having fans in the stands but just recently we had an opportunity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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