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FPU Sports are Back

An Update on FPU Athletics and Their Return After a long pause in the action and great worry on the part of

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Lifted Stay-At-Home Order

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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

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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 Sports are Back

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An Update on FPU Athletics and Their Return After a long pause in the action and great worry on the part of our athletes, FPU sports are back. Following the cancellation of the ‘20 spring season, which led itself to another hiatus last fall, the Sunbirds are now allowed to both practice and compete once

Jenni Rivera’s TV Series Review

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A review of Jenni Rivera’s Mariposa de Barrio Netflix Series and its awareness of domestic violence victims. Dolores Janney Rivera Saavedra, commonly known as “Jenni Rivera,” was a Spanish-American singer, actress, songwriter and entrepreneur famous for her work within the regional Mexican music genre. She unfortunately passed away on December 9, 2012 in a plane

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

Lifted Stay-At-Home Order

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How We Can Support Local Black-Owned Businesses After a long two months that limited celebrations of the Christmas holiday and New Year for many Californians, the latest stay-at-home order has finally been lifted. The order, which was implemented on the 21st of November last year, closed down many shops in Fresno and the Central Valley,

The Weeknd’s unique halftime performance at the Super Bowl

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A halftime performance unlike any before On Sunday, February 7, the well-known artist The Weeknd, real name  Abel Tesfaye, headlined the halftime show at Super Bowl LV. After a year filled with trials and tribulations, including being snubbed by the Grammys and the postponement of a tour to promote his new album “After Hours,” Tesfaye

The best movies to watch for Valentine’s Day

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Movies to get you in the lovestruck spirit Does the air feel different to you? That’s probably because love is in the air as we enter the month of February. While, in the past, Valentine’s Day has entailed pressures and big plans, the pandemic has, naturally, changed this, and we are forced to instead stay

How Are Streaming Services Supporting Black History Month?

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Some ways in which popular streaming services take part in this year’s Black History Month This year marks the 45th annual, month-long celebration of Black History Month. It is significant each year for many reasons: it gives people a chance to reflect, recommit, celebrate and reeducate; it is a time for many to inform themselves

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 Online Decline, is 3rd Time’s the Charm?

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How Students Feel About Their 3rd Semester Online at FPU It has been almost a year since FPU last held in-person classes. At first, students and staff alike had no idea how long the pandemic would keep them away from one another, but as time continued, it began to look less and less likely that

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