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On-campus population numbers have dropped

On-campus population numbers have dropped, while commuter population numbers have risen. FPU currently has 373 students living on campus, and many departments

The bean we need (or do we?)

Although coffee is a great way to get energy to make it through college students’ busy days, there are definitely benefits and

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    Embracing true diversity is important, because this is how we make room for many different perspectives and approaches. This happens best in

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  • The struggle of bringing the birdcage on the road Students at Fresno Pacific University as well as student athletes are being deprived

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After long delay, construction of greenhouse begins

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After seven years of delay, the construction of a greenhouse on campus is underway. The structure will be designed for biology research, community gardens and housing a diverse collection of plants for instructional use. The Academic Success Center (ASC) is also considering landscaping the space surrounding it to create a socializing area. “We’re hoping that

We treat Mother Earth badly because we call her mother

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Using ecofeminism to understand our exploitation of Mother Earth A mother gives everything she has for her children—her energy, money, time and love. The image of a mother is patient, nurturing, gentle and caring. She is committed to the well-being of her children before her own most days, even though she knows that she may

We Need to Appreciate, not Spectate the Environment

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Conversation about the environment, and humanity’s relationship to it, is nothing new. This topic is actually moving towards the center of political discussion. Students across the globe in 1700 cities boycotted school on March 15 in a coordinated effort to raise awareness about the tangible effects of climate change, ranging from ravaging fires destroying home

Getting to the sole of the matter

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Shoes aren’t just for kicks, they are a form of self-expression In the world of athletics, there has been a subculture that has been growing and expanding outside of the world of sports: sneaker culture. Sneaker culture first started in the ’70s but went into a larger demographic in the year 1985, when the first

Domestic violence in the church

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Using the Bible to justify abuse is a misuse of the text The article is part of a series on the dangers misinterpreting scripture As a Christian theologian, I take the Bible very seriously. This means that I follow certain rules for interpreting the text. One of the most important rules is to look at

Student conference highlights need for racial reconciliation

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FPU students attend event that focuses on diversity The Student Congress on Racial Reconciliation (SCORR) brings student leaders together from diverse campuses in order to address problems that happen daily among their communities. SCORR is a conference, in seminar style, which addresses hard-to-talk-about problems such as racial reconciliation. The students attend the conference while staying

FPU student newspaper wins multiple awards in statewide contest

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Students recognized for outstanding writing and design, FPU professor joins media association board For the third year in a row, FPU student journalists took home multiple awards at the annual California College Media Association (CCMA) banquet held Mar. 2 in La Jolla. The Syrinx student newspaper won three awards, including first place for Best Photo

SGA’s 7-year struggle to keep control of student funds

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Student Government Association (SGA) was one in charge of distributing roughly $300,000 collected from student body fees The student government association (SGA) used to have complete control over roughly $300,000 of student body fees. They were independent, with no university oversight. A decade later, they only manage $50,000 and whatever they spend must be approved

What does Black History Month mean to you?

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Elijah Gonzalex-Chandler|First year Black History Month is a celebration of the progress that the African American community has made throughout history. To ignore it would mean also ignoring this significant portion of history. It helps to show the general public that anything is possible, no matter what obstacles they might face, as long as they

Seniors compete in national business competition finals

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Three seniors qualified as finalists in a nationwide Christian business competition, with the chance to land a top prize of $3,000 for each. The trio Austin Hussain, Freddie Lopez and Miguel Bermudez completed three qualifying rounds in the 2019 GoLiveServe Business Case Competition, and headed for New York City on February 22 and 23 to

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