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Syrinx Seniors Move Forward Through Looking Back

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Graduation is a time of both celebration and accomplishment. We have worked towards a goal in education that will allow us to pursue a further one in life. All of us have a different path leading us away from Fresno Pacific. In looking forward, we are reminded of what brought us all here in the

Up, Up, and Away

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FPU tuition is raised despite pandemic and other university responses Fresno Pacific University tuition was raised to $16,477 a semester for the 2020-2021, up from $15,983 for the 2019-2020 school year. This is a $494 increase per semester from the last school year. Many universities raise their rate each academic year in order to adjust

Six Feet Closer

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The Case For Returning to In-Person Classes On October 2 and 10, Fresno Pacific University announced that it planned to reopen for the upcoming Spring 2021 semester, and offered a mix of in-person, online, and hybrid classes for students. This decision sparked a large-scale, but ultimately little-publicized, debate among students and teachers alike about the

Where Did Thanksgiving Go?

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Remember to be Thankful in November before Rudolph Barges In Ah, Thanksgiving! It’s that time again, gentle Syrinx readers, and it seems like the whole country is ready too. You have your fall colors, typically associated with .  . . wait—there’s elves . . . and, did they put up Santa? I think I hear

Is hybrid helping your students?

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Taking a chance for socialization by lowering face-to-face opportunity A majority of students spend a required 13 years of their lives in a classroom or having similar in-person instruction. Then the pandemic came and closed classroom doors. Students could no longer  physically interact with their teachers or peers .  Across the country, we began to

What Does TikTok Mean to You?

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FPU Students Weigh in on the Popular Video-Sharing App  TikTok may be the newest platform to evolve out of the social media frenzy over the last two decades. I’ve personally seen it’s success and popularity increase significantly in our small part of the world. Its form of communication feeds the human need for exhibition and

Is this Halloween infected with Covid or will Costumes continue to Surprise Us?

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Let’s Take a Look at This Year’s Trends Halloween this year will look very different for those of us who love a quality scare fest each year. Fortunately, the pandemic has not dampened the season’s spirit. Houses are decorated with spiderwebs and skeletons, the pumpkins are carved with candles shining through their crooked smiles, and

Being grateful for the return to in person church

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schools and even churches were closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, stores and restaurants have begun to open up again, albeit with restrictions. It feels as if things are starting to return to normal. However, while some stores and restaurants were able to open, churches remained closed. Many were forced to live-stream their

VOTING PROVIDES THE POWER; BECOMING AN ADULT PROVIDES THE RIGHT

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We All Have the Opportunity to Join Together and Vote and Let our Voices be Heard “Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country, and this world,” New York Times best selling author Sharon Salzberg once said. Many of us at Fresno Pacific University are facing this election year as

UTOPIA TOO MUCH LIKE REALITY THAN FICTION

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Amazon Prime releases their new show “Utopia” with mixed reviews Be advised! This article is not related to any actual, related or current events. This is a work of fiction.  Or is it? After a long day of Zoom-held classes, don’t we want to curl up on the couch, turn on a show, and distract

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