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Inside the Intensity


A look at the Intensive English Language Program at FPU The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) here at Fresno Pacific may be a lesser known feature of the school for many of its students. Nonetheless, it has a pivotal role and considerable impact, as it prepares potentially degree-seeking students for English fluency. Like most successful

Images of an empty, COVID-ready campus


It may be hard to remember three weeks into the semester that FPU had originally hoped to offer in-person learning for Fall 2020. This was the plan, that is, until Governor Newsom’s order mandated distance learning for schools and universities in COVID-affected areas like the Central Valley. This order only allows for schools to bring

How Senior Athletes are Coping with COVID-19


How are Seniors handling the uncertainty of their seasons? Although we are entering September, it feels as though we are still living in March. While we continue to social distance, wear masks, and stay indoors, athletes all around the world face challenges.  In late August, the NCAA came to the executive decision to push back

Engagements and Weddings Covid Style


How couples have joined together during a time of isolation Since the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, most soon-to-be brides and grooms have had to put a pause on their wedding or engagement plans. Others, however, are adjusting to the new normal. I interviewed two of our fellow Sunbirds—Jessica, currently planning her wedding, and

Logged in – Checked out


How to participate in online class when you aren’t mentally present The last few months have seen a great change in the lives of millions of people around the world. The everyday heroes in our communities have risen to the challenge, many of us learning about the impact of some workers we had never noticed

Sharing the FPU spirit from a distance


Engaging and encouraging media by FPU students and faculty  This article is all about featuring some of the interesting projects Fresno Pacific students and faculty have been working on. Some of the projects we’ll talk about are done independently by FPU students to engage viewers or listeners in a discussion, while others are joint efforts

Discovering the community behind FPU


Fresno Pacific prides itself in providing disability services to the community. Melinda Gunning is the director of disability access and education, and has a true passion to help students.

The bean we need (or do we?)


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.