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Up, Up, and Away

FPU tuition is raised despite pandemic and other university responses Fresno Pacific University tuition was raised to $16,477 a semester for the

Six Feet Closer

The Case For Returning to In-Person Classes On October 2 and 10, Fresno Pacific University announced that it planned to reopen for

Where Did Thanksgiving Go?

Remember to be Thankful in November before Rudolph Barges In Ah, Thanksgiving! It’s that time again, gentle Syrinx readers, and it seems

Is hybrid helping your students?

Taking a chance for socialization by lowering face-to-face opportunity A majority of students spend a required 13 years of their lives in

Ariana Grande Releases New Album

Some fans love it and others say “thank u, next” Ariana Grande released a new album on October 30, 2020. This came

Inside the Intensity

A look at the Intensive English Language Program at FPU The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) here at Fresno Pacific may be

What Does TikTok Mean to You?

FPU Students Weigh in on the Popular Video-Sharing App  TikTok may be the newest platform to evolve out of the social media

Theme Parks’ Response to COVID-19

A case by case basis for reopening parks Theme parks are a place of liveliness, entertainment and attractions. This has been missed

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A case by case basis for reopening parks Theme parks are a place of liveliness, entertainment and attractions. This has been missed

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Racial Incident at FPU

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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 a racial incident that occurred with an online petition for the Black Student Union. The email explained that an unidentified user hacked the petition, defacing it with racial slurs and derogatory language. Furthermore,

Tick Tock, TikTok

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Tiktok does not get banned as planned The popular video app TikTok was expected to be banned for download by U.S. users on September 20. In response, TikTok users made videos showing  their distress, and thanked fellow users for watching their videos. Both users and viewers were bemoaning the fact that they couldn’t buy a

Images of an empty, COVID-ready campus

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It may be hard to remember three weeks into the semester that FPU had originally hoped to offer in-person learning for Fall 2020. This was the plan, that is, until Governor Newsom’s order mandated distance learning for schools and universities in COVID-affected areas like the Central Valley. This order only allows for schools to bring

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

How Senior Athletes are Coping with COVID-19

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How are Seniors handling the uncertainty of their seasons? Although we are entering September, it feels as though we are still living in March. While we continue to social distance, wear masks, and stay indoors, athletes all around the world face challenges.  In late August, the NCAA came to the executive decision to push back

Casa Pacifica lost to Creek Fire

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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 of Casa Pacifica, as revealed in a live Facebook video posted by freelance photojournalist Alex Londos. The university-owned retreat cabin colloquially referred to as “Casa” was lost to the Creek Fire over the

FPU Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Listening Sessions

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Patty Salinas M.A. ALAS Title V Project Director: We are fully committed to providing an intellectually diverse, nondiscriminatory, and multicultural environment.  As such, part of the Diversity Initiatives for the 2020-2021 academic year include listening sessions so that we can assess the needs of our community and set areas for improvement. We would like to

Engagements and Weddings Covid Style

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How couples have joined together during a time of isolation Since the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, most soon-to-be brides and grooms have had to put a pause on their wedding or engagement plans. Others, however, are adjusting to the new normal. I interviewed two of our fellow Sunbirds—Jessica, currently planning her wedding, and

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