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COVID Christmas

Christmas Trends of 2020 With Christmas less than a month away, and COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in the United States, many

The Liberator Delivers

Mini-series on Netflix brings history to life in new way Netflix’s new series, “The Liberator”, may have been short-lived, but its impact 

Up, Up, and Away

FPU tuition is raised despite pandemic and other university responses Fresno Pacific University tuition was raised to $16,477 a semester for the

Six Feet Closer

The Case For Returning to In-Person Classes On October 2 and 10, Fresno Pacific University announced that it planned to reopen for

Where Did Thanksgiving Go?

Remember to be Thankful in November before Rudolph Barges In Ah, Thanksgiving! It’s that time again, gentle Syrinx readers, and it seems

Is hybrid helping your students?

Taking a chance for socialization by lowering face-to-face opportunity A majority of students spend a required 13 years of their lives in

Ariana Grande Releases New Album

Some fans love it and others say “thank u, next” Ariana Grande released a new album on October 30, 2020. This came

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  • Discover the rise and fall of the FPU-owned retreat cabin A crumbling fireplace amidst soot and rubble: this is all that remains

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COVID Christmas

Christmas Trends of 2020 With Christmas less than a month away, and COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in the United States, many

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Mini-series on Netflix brings history to life in new way Netflix’s new series, “The Liberator”, may have been short-lived, but its impact 

Clare Crawley Won’t Apologize For Love

Bachelorette Clare Crawley exits the show after finding love and is replaced This season of “The Bachelorette” was “unlike anything we’ve ever

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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

Bingeworthy: Spooky Edition

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Ghouls, goblins and ghosts, oh my! Halloween, the season of fright, is upon us. During this time there are many new shows to watch if you want to enjoy some scares from the comfort of your couch.  One new show on Netflix that is sure to bring some fright is Ratched. This show is inspired

Historic Figure for Women: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Passes Away

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A true feminist in her own right On Friday, September 18, 2020, the news broke about the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She died, at her home in Washington D.C., from complications of metastatic cancer in the pancreas. She was 87.  Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a very forward-thinking woman. I would even say she wasan

Racial Incident at FPU

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Black Student Union petition defaced by anonymous hacker On September 11, Student Life sent an email to the FPU student body regarding a racial incident that occurred with an online petition for the Black Student Union. The email explained that an unidentified user hacked the petition, defacing it with racial slurs and derogatory language. Furthermore,

Tick Tock, TikTok

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Tiktok does not get banned as planned The popular video app TikTok was expected to be banned for download by U.S. users on September 20. In response, TikTok users made videos showing  their distress, and thanked fellow users for watching their videos. Both users and viewers were bemoaning the fact that they couldn’t buy a

Images of an empty, COVID-ready campus

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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

TULARE COUNTY FAIR NOSTALGIA AFFECTED BY COVID

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Traditional Fair Activities given a make-over this year There is something special in the air during a particular week in Tulare County. School has already started, and September quietly follows. You begin to see bracelet booths crop up, and that’s when you know. Fair Week is coming.The people of this outspread county come together to

Selena Gomez Launches New Makeup Line

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Rare Beauty is true to the name Selena Gomez—well-known for her role as Alex Russo on Wizards of Waverly Place, outspoken advocacy of health issues, and rising music career—is constantly bringing new creative outlets and works to the table. Gomez’s most recent project was her very own makeup company, called Rare Beauty.  Rare Beauty was

The Legacy of Casa Pacifica

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Hear stories from members of the FPU community  Last week, I covered a story on the loss of our cabin, Casa Pacifica, to the Creek Fire. In the course of my research I encountered many who had stories to share about their experiences there. I had the honor of interviewing a few from the FPU

How Senior Athletes are Coping with COVID-19

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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

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