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Pie & Praise 2021

An event to kick off Thanksgiving week! On November 18, 2021, Fresno Pacific University held a “Pie and Praise” event at the

Thanksgiving Movie Recommendations!

What kind of Thanksgiving movies are out there? Why do students think there are so few of them? Holidays like Christmas and

Shows like Squid Game to Watch Next

South Korean TV stories to satisfy your need for Korean Drama Hwang Dong-hyuk’s thrilling K-drama, Squid Game, is a show about 456

FPU’s Animal Community

Who are our furry friends? If you have been on campus, you have probably seen the large community of animals that claim

Clubs on Campus

A Guide on How to Get Involved on Campus Returning to campus after such a long hiatus has created a bit of

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“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.

Defining diversity at Fresno Pacific

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FPU moves to prioritize diversity amid competing ways of understanding the term Amid new diversity initiatives at Fresno Pacific, The Syrinx has investigated the steps being taken to address diversity issues and how the various constituents of the university understand diversity. FPU’s efforts in this area were among many examined earlier this semester by a

Words for the Weary: Emotion

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Engaging your emotions makes college a better experience In order for us to thrive in the college experience, we have to nurture a key facet of our human experience: emotion. What we feel is an important part of who we are. We are students, but this does not mean that we forfeit or misplace our

Campus nurse, on-site counseling among health services offered at FPU

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The new nurse, Cheryl Nichols, and various on-site counselors are part of the physical and mental health services provided to students. Dale Scully, Vice President of Student Life, emphasized the availability of these services and stressed that students who want or need to see these staff members should feel free to do so.

Common speaks at Fresno City as part of Central Valley prison reform tour

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More and more attention is being paid to the black incarceration rate. Considering that more black people are incarcerated than were enslaved, according to author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindedness” Michelle Alexander, it’s no surprise that calls for prison reform have been a part of the ongoing dialogue on how to correct racist institutions.

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.

Student life battles return of bed bugs

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Student Life is working diligently to nip bed bugs in the bud, as these pests have returned to certain dorms in Jost Hall. Although it is not a proper infestation, after dealing with them last semester the Fresno Pacific staff is attempting to get rid of them for good.

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