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Hispanic Heritage Month

How FPU is Honoring the Celebration of Hispanic Lives September 15th marks a special day for a lot of people here at

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California Allows Concerts in April As COVID cases decline, public events begin Over a year later after the pandemic began, many of

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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.

Athletics, ethos and the bigger picture

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Fresno Pacific Athletics made the jump to NCAA in 2011, and what followed was not easy. Coaches were charged to both assist in making the transition easy and to produce a program that could develop a tradition of winning. While FPU has had some success in recent years, we can't help but notice when a team has an unproductive season.

Words For The Weary: TIME

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As college students, it's easy to think that what we need is more time. But what we really need is a better way to think about what time is.

An interview with the President: Moving from rhetoric to reality

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The President’s thoughts after a year in office Engagement with the community, training leaders, learning while Fresno Pacific University. The school can rally around these words as a way of understanding who we are and what we are about. With this in mind, President Joseph Jones wants to push FPU forward and focus on the

To all the rom-coms we’ve loved before

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After the 2014 novel “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”, written by Jenny Han, garnered critical acclaim, the beloved young adult fiction book scored a deal with Netflix to hit the big screen. Fans of the book quickly flocked to Netflix, and within 24 hours the movie was rated at 5 stars and was quickly becoming a hot topic on social media platforms, getting rave reviews from critics.

Teeter-totter removed for repairs

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Closing the Spring 2018 semester, a wonderful surprise appeared as the centerpiece of our Forest. A large wooden teeter-totter gave students and faculty alike a childhood joy away from the stresses of tests, papers, and grading. However, it was suddenly nowhere to be seen. It became lost to our presence but not to our hearts.

Words for the Weary: STRESS

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The university is the place that promises growth but delivers pain, right? And the biggest blow to our hopes of learning with a smile and soaking in the glory of fresh experience is, of course, stress.
Stress is often thought as a threat to our peace, our joy. We begin college expecting to learn the information that will aid us in our aspirations. We hope to arrive on the other end of four years with a better understanding of the world and a fresh take on how to address its challenges. But, naturally, learning is challenging. Engaging new ideas means straining or even replacing old ones. This means taking the time to think with diligence and communicate with clarity. Hence the essays and exams that are used to assess where we are in the learning process. The stress of it all can be really overwhelming.

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