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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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SGA diversifies representation for next fall

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Changes will include club-only meetings Student Government Organization (SGA) restructured their representation to ensure representatives come from a variety of areas on campus. The new constitution and its bylaws, which allows for this restructuring, will also no longer mandate clubs to attend Senate meetings Instead, clubs will attend a monthly club-only meeting designed to help

Words for the Weary: Gratitude

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Gratitude for the journey gets you closer to your goal Ambition is what drives us to success, but to enjoy the process of getting there we must learn to be grateful. Within the university, you can find some of the most focused and dedicated people around; amidst the foot traffic, the crowded coffee shops and

Students push eco-friendly ideas for new arts building

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Ideas include intentional painting, natural lighting and roof design The Culture and Arts Center (CAC) has for several years been rumored to be the next “big step” that FPU will take in innovating its campus. President Kriegbaum had design plans during his second term as president but they took a turn when President Jones succeeded

Dropping the ball after the ball drops

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How to make SMART New Year’s resolutions We have officially entered into 2019, which means that for millions of people New Year’s resolutions are currently underway. The concept of setting a goal or making a lifestyle change at the beginning of the year is nothing new. In fact, the tradition of setting New Year’s resolutions

Annual Janzen writer series brings Mennonite poet to FPU

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Todd Davis to speak on the gift of nature Beginning in 2007 local poet Jean Janzen and her late husband, Dr. Louis Janzen, began the Jean and Louis Janzen Endowed Writer Series by donating a sum of money that they had received from selling inherited farm land to Fresno Pacific University, as a way to

The myth of reverse racism

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People of color face racism, white people do not Last semester, The Syrinx published an opinion piece focusing on reverse racism and sexism (“Too Much Diversity,” Volume 34; Issue 4, pg. 8). When I first read it, the hurt and pain the writer wrote about experiencing reminded me of the hurt and pain I feel

Reverse racism is not real

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As we all know, in 1776 the country that we now inhabit was founded by a very large group of white men. They all signed their names to a fancy sheet of paper, writing into existence the authority of the white man in this nation. All of those powerful leaders built this government to benefit their needs and dreams, their exact wishes and specifications for this country. Unfortunately, those dreams came at the great and unjust expense of others.

Too much diversity

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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 dialogue about how to improve as members of the human race. Diversity does not just mean race or gender. Diversity refers to pretty much anything that can be different about people, including their gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, political beliefs, etc.

“The Hate U Give” does not sugar coat police brutality

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Focused on an African American teen as she struggles with her identity, crosses cultural boundaries and faces the loss of a friend to a police officer, “The Hate U Give” shows the realities of systematic racism. In a time where diversity is a hot-button topic, “The Hate U Give” portrays a riveting yet heartbreaking representation of the realities many African Americans face in current society.

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