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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

After long delay, construction of greenhouse begins

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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 Need to Appreciate, not Spectate the Environment

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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

SGA’s 7-year struggle to keep control of student funds

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Student Government Association (SGA) was one in charge of distributing roughly $300,000 collected from student body fees The student government association (SGA) used to have complete control over roughly $300,000 of student body fees. They were independent, with no university oversight. A decade later, they only manage $50,000 and whatever they spend must be approved

SGA diversifies representation for next fall

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Changes will include club-only meetings Student Government Organization (SGA) restructured their representation to ensure representatives come from a variety of areas on campus. The new constitution and its bylaws, which allows for this restructuring, will also no longer mandate clubs to attend Senate meetings Instead, clubs will attend a monthly club-only meeting designed to help

Students push eco-friendly ideas for new arts building

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Ideas include intentional painting, natural lighting and roof design The Culture and Arts Center (CAC) has for several years been rumored to be the next “big step” that FPU will take in innovating its campus. President Kriegbaum had design plans during his second term as president but they took a turn when President Jones succeeded

Defining diversity at Fresno Pacific

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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

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.

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

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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 on how to correct racist institutions.

An interview with the President: Moving from rhetoric to reality

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The President’s thoughts after a year in office Engagement with the community, training leaders, learning while Fresno Pacific University. The school can rally around these words as a way of understanding who we are and what we are about. With this in mind, President Joseph Jones wants to push FPU forward and focus on the