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What if humanity learned to love like a child?

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Children are the perfect example of love and faith in today’s chaotic world. Do you remember when you were four, five or even six years old? Do you remember when the only thing you worried about was missing your favorite TV show or forgetting your lunch at home? I definitely remember such good ole days,

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

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 Emoji

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Has the emoji been helpful or harmful to us in communicating our thoughts and emotions? Emojis—we all use them, or at least a form of them, when we text, post to Instagram and now even on Zoom. Whether we use actual emojis or resort to keyboard punctuation in order to make a symbol, they convey

Hello 2021!

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A glimpse of what this promising new year holds for us At last, 2021 is upon us. Wow, we made it through 2020, a year that brought the unexpected. None of us were prepared for any of it. Looking back, it is easy to focus on the negatives of 2020, but let us not forget

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

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