February 2021

Jenni Rivera’s TV Series Review

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A review of Jenni Rivera’s Mariposa de Barrio Netflix Series and its awareness of domestic violence victims. Dolores Janney Rivera Saavedra, commonly known as “Jenni Rivera,” was a Spanish-American singer, actress, songwriter and entrepreneur famous for her work within the regional Mexican music genre. She unfortunately passed away on December 9, 2012 in a plane

Do you expect too much from yourself?

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Understanding that progress is better than perfection What is the biggest expectation you have set for yourself? Is it to have a high GPA, or to be involved in campus or extracurricular activities? Maybe you expect yourself to have everything under control, all the time.  At first glance, these all seem like achievable goals, but

Lifted Stay-At-Home Order

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How We Can Support Local Black-Owned Businesses After a long two months that limited celebrations of the Christmas holiday and New Year for many Californians, the latest stay-at-home order has finally been lifted. The order, which was implemented on the 21st of November last year, closed down many shops in Fresno and the Central Valley,

The Weeknd’s unique halftime performance at the Super Bowl

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A halftime performance unlike any before On Sunday, February 7, the well-known artist The Weeknd, real name  Abel Tesfaye, headlined the halftime show at Super Bowl LV. After a year filled with trials and tribulations, including being snubbed by the Grammys and the postponement of a tour to promote his new album “After Hours,” Tesfaye

The best movies to watch for Valentine’s Day

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Movies to get you in the lovestruck spirit Does the air feel different to you? That’s probably because love is in the air as we enter the month of February. While, in the past, Valentine’s Day has entailed pressures and big plans, the pandemic has, naturally, changed this, and we are forced to instead stay

How Are Streaming Services Supporting Black History Month?

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Some ways in which popular streaming services take part in this year’s Black History Month This year marks the 45th annual, month-long celebration of Black History Month. It is significant each year for many reasons: it gives people a chance to reflect, recommit, celebrate and reeducate; it is a time for many to inform themselves

Valentine’s Day, COVID Style

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A few Valentine’s Day activities for both couples and singles this year Valentine’s Day is finally upon us, a holiday joyously celebrated by couples who plan a romantic night out or in, and despised by singles who cope with their loneliness by eating ice cream and watching movies.  Yet this Valentine’s Day looks very different

Is Photoshop Destroying Our Self-Confidence?

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A look at the pitfalls of photoshop So you are scrolling through Instagram, and all you see are people with perfect bodies, flawless complexions and chiseled jawlines. How are you supposed to compete with that? Well, the bad news is that you can’t—but the good news is that neither can they.  You and I are

The Online Decline, is 3rd Time’s the Charm?

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How Students Feel About Their 3rd Semester Online at FPU It has been almost a year since FPU last held in-person classes. At first, students and staff alike had no idea how long the pandemic would keep them away from one another, but as time continued, it began to look less and less likely that

Remembering our favorites from 2020

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A small recap of 2020 After making it through a year that felt like it would never end, it may feel as though there was no good that came from 2020. Yet despite facing the incredible obstacles and challenges we did, there were many ways to kill time while we practiced social distancing. With the