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FPU’s Return to Campus

Are Students Ready to go Back to Face-to-Face Interactions? After what seems like an eternity, FPU is finally returning to on-campus learning

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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

Embarrassing Zoom Moments

FPU students discuss their most humiliating Zoom stories We all know that online learning hasn’t been the easiest, and we’ve had to

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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

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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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Highlights

The Liberator Delivers

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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  on viewers has proven longer-lasting. The mini-series centers around a soldier’s 500-day experience in World War II. The series depicts the harsh realities that he  and many other soldiers faced at the time.

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

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

Inside the Intensity

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A look at the Intensive English Language Program at FPU The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) here at Fresno Pacific may be a lesser known feature of the school for many of its students. Nonetheless, it has a pivotal role and considerable impact, as it prepares potentially degree-seeking students for English fluency. Like most successful

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

Five-Year Diversity Plan in Action

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The UDC’s comprehensive University Diversity Plan is beginning to be implemented at FPU On June 8, 2020, in light of the murders of Ahmaud Arberry, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, as well as the subsequent protests, the Fresno Pacific University Diversity Committee (UDC), Staff Caucus Executive Committee and Faculty Senate Executive Committee released a statement

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

Broadway Coming Our Way

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Musicals arriving in the Valley Broadway may be the pinnacle of musical theatre, but not everyone can make it to the Big Apple. Fortunately, it does do traveling shows. Broadway is planning on returning to Fresno with several major shows, starting in January 2021.  The first show to grace the stage is the classic musical

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

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

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

Binge-Worthy

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Looking for some binge-worthy movies to watch while stuck at home? There is no better time than now to sit back, relax, and enjoy some of you childhood favorites. Go to our latest story (link in bio) and read up on some of our favorite Disney+ movies!

Editor’s Note

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The Syrinx will be making adjustments in publication In response to the recent changes on our campus due to COVID-19, The Syrinx will be making adjustments in publication.  The Syrinx will be temporarily suspending the use of print publication and moving to an entirely online platform. We will be producing new and exciting content that

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.

FPU’s Return to Campus

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Are Students Ready to go Back to Face-to-Face Interactions? After what seems like an eternity, FPU is finally returning to on-campus learning in the Fall of 2021. For the past year and a half, teachers and staff alike have worked tirelessly to ensure a quality education and environment in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.

California Allows Concerts in April

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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 us are only just now getting vaccinated or signed up to be. As California continues to get vaccines out to people, the state’s Department of Public Health announced earlier this month that, beginning

Graduating From the Comfort of Your Home

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FPU’S 2nd Virtual Commencement Ceremony As this semester wraps up, many seniors are looking forward to closing their laptops for the last time in their collegiate journey. But they may need to leave them open a few hours longer if they want to celebrate their graduation.  Fresno State University and Fresno Unified School District have

Finishing the Semester Strong

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How to stay motivated and avoid burnout Are you tired of staring at a screen all day, of late night studying and of doing both over and over again? With only a short few weeks left in the semester, it is easy to lose motivation and experience burnout. This may be the most important part

Captain America’s Wingmen Get the Spotlight

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New Disney+ original series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” proves promising thus far Just when you thought his story was over, Captain America’s back—well, sort of. Disney+’s latest original series, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” follows Sam Wilson aka Falcon (portrayed by Anthony Mackie) and James “Bucky” Barnes aka the Winter Soldier (portrayed

Embarrassing Zoom Moments

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FPU students discuss their most humiliating Zoom stories We all know that online learning hasn’t been the easiest, and we’ve had to overcome many challenges, including those that come with classes being on Zoom. This new world has opened up many new opportunities for students to embarrass themselves. A few FPU students were graciously willing

Reopening the Happiest Place on Earth

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What to expect at Disneyland Calling all fellow Disney fans! After a long year without it, our happy place is set to open this April 30. Unfortunately, the return won’t be quite the same as before. There are several things to keep in mind, but not to worry; let this article be your guide.  Expect

How Was the Shift to an Online World for FPU?

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An Overview of How Our Teachers and Staff Felt About a New Reality As FPU enters its third semester online, it has begun to seem as if in-person learning is a distant memory. When the change was made over a year ago, the FPU community, along with much of the rest of the world, didn’t

Have we forgotten the true meaning of Easter?

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The easter bunny and candy have taken over this Biblical holiday. Do you celebrate Easter? If you do, do you celebrate with bucket loads of chocolate bunnies and other sweet treats, or do you attend a church service with your family? Perhaps you are like me when I was younger, and celebrate by going to

FPU’s Men’s Basketball team has a record-breaking year

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Sunbirds overcome covid obstacles for an unbelievable season During a year in which COVID-19 has limited much of what we can do, the Fresno Pacific men’s basketball team has found a way to overcome this abundance of obstacles. It is safe to say that this season will go down as unforgettable in more ways than

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