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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

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

Annual Janzen writer series brings Mennonite poet to FPU

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Todd Davis to speak on the gift of nature Beginning in 2007 local poet Jean Janzen and her late husband, Dr. Louis Janzen, began the Jean and Louis Janzen Endowed Writer Series by donating a sum of money that they had received from selling inherited farm land to Fresno Pacific University, as a way to

“The Hate U Give” does not sugar coat police brutality

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Focused on an African American teen as she struggles with her identity, crosses cultural boundaries and faces the loss of a friend to a police officer, “The Hate U Give” shows the realities of systematic racism. In a time where diversity is a hot-button topic, “The Hate U Give” portrays a riveting yet heartbreaking representation of the realities many African Americans face in current society.

FPU symphonic band invited to music conference in Seattle

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The FPU Concert Band performed at their Send-off concert in the middle of November, before they officially departed to Seattle for the Western International Band Clinic. Our symphonic band was among just four bands invited to perform, and was the only one from California.

FPU professor featured at the Fig Tree Gallery

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FPU’s very own Chris Janzen is set to be featured at the Fig Tree Gallery for the entire month of October. The Fig Tree Gallery is considered a prestigious opportunity for local artists in the Central Valley. However, for Janzen, this is nothing new.

To all the rom-coms we’ve loved before

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After the 2014 novel “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”, written by Jenny Han, garnered critical acclaim, the beloved young adult fiction book scored a deal with Netflix to hit the big screen. Fans of the book quickly flocked to Netflix, and within 24 hours the movie was rated at 5 stars and was quickly becoming a hot topic on social media platforms, getting rave reviews from critics.