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On-campus population numbers have dropped

On-campus population numbers have dropped, while commuter population numbers have risen. FPU currently has 373 students living on campus, and many departments

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Although coffee is a great way to get energy to make it through college students’ busy days, there are definitely benefits and

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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.

On-campus population numbers have dropped

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On-campus population numbers have dropped, while commuter population numbers have risen. FPU currently has 373 students living on campus, and many departments are brainstorming ways to get numbers back up.

The bean we need (or do we?)

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Although coffee is a great way to get energy to make it through college students’ busy days, there are definitely benefits and downsides to coffee.

Escapism: Creative solution to hard times

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Creates opportunity for positive self reflection Throughout our time in college, we all face situations where we find ourselves stuck, and it feels as if we’re in our own burrows underground with no way out. Perhaps you’re in debt with student loans, your grades aren’t as great as you’d hoped, or you have done something

OSF and Athletics now under the leadership of Student Life

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The offices hope to create a more cohesive experience for students Shortly after the beginning of the new academic school year, President Joseph Jones made an official announcement during the State of the University Address that the Office of Spiritual Formation and Athletics would be merging under Student Life.  “Effective this year, the Department of

FPU’s sense of security

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How students, staff and faculty feel about FPU’s safety Outside of FPU’s walls, it’s no secret that there are all types of dangers. With this being said, FPU has been able to remain safe until recently, when there was a run-in with a potentially dangerous individual on FPU Property. Students were told to lock and

Local artist paints mural memorializing late L.A. rapper

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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

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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

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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?

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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 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

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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

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