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Fresno

by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Fresno State Experimental Theatre Company is presenting more virtual theatre available to watch as of this weekend. We recently chatted with one of the students involved, Teya Juarez, whose show is called Z.

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by Wendy Hunter


Well kids, we did it. We made it through the holidays. We made it through the fudge, the popcorn balls, and way too many bottles of vino. We noshed on trays of appetizers, dips of all kinds, and cookies by the dozens. We popped Christmas crackers, shared classic stories, and vowed that 2021 will be a much better year. We remembered those we lost and toasted to the ones we still have.

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Yellow Brick Bakery

IN THE December 19 ISSUE

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by Mallory Moad



Once upon a time, there was a little girl who loved to play “store.” Fascinated with cash registers and display counters (as well as the Wizard of Oz), she dreamed of someday running a retail establishment of her own.

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by Terrance McArthur


Wouldn’t you like to party like it’s Two Thousand Nineteen? Things were so much simpler, then. Now…oh, boy. Imagine what it would be like to run a restaurant during this pandemic. No, you can’t. Yes, you can. No, you can’t. Yes, you…maybe. Owners have to find some way to make things work and keep their employees employed.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


As theatre continues to be presented online, University Theatre at Fresno State will be presenting its latest show, Detroit ’67, streaming December 4-12. The cast includes Trey Jones, Alexis Myles, Madeline Nelson, Nwachukwu Oputa, and TJ Taylor. We chatted with the director of the show, Thomas-Whit Ellis, Professor of Theatre Arts, Department Chair, Africana Studies, to learn more.

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Project 19

IN THE November 21 ISSUE

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by Mallory Moad



The year 2020 will no doubt be remembered as one of the worst ever. It’s been a stressful, divisive time, with Covid-19 in the forefront, putting our resiliency and sanity to the test.

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by Steven Sanchez



Having worked in the music industry for the past five years, I can guarantee that every person employed in the field had the same reaction I did when the pandemic happened:…s***! Once the virus hit and the lockdown went into effect, the immediate activity banned was concerts. How can it not? All those people in an arena or bunched up in a club. So the venues shutdown, and the promoters, roadies, techs, staff, and musicians were left scratching their heads. How would the music industry be able to thrive when the outlet that makes the artists and record labels money—which is touring—was eradicated?

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by Wendy Hunter


Howdy boys and girls, and welcome to a questionable Fall season. It’s November, and today’s temp is 81 degrees, but just a couple weeks ago, it was 93, and my air conditioning began wondering if it would ever get a break. I’m still not sure if I should bust out my winter coat or keep my strappy sandals close by for another unexpected heat wave. By the time you read this, Halloween will have come and gone, without the laughter of kids in costumes or the sound of their feet as they scamper down the sidewalk.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Fresno State’s Theatre Department is joining the wide array of theatre companies and schools presenting online productions for their audiences right now. Their first such production will be Darkside, which can be viewed beginning November 6. We spoke with Fresno State Theatre Professor Kathleen McKinley about this exciting new journey. Kathleen specializes in acting and directing.

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by Terrance McArthur


It’s October. I know this is The Great Food Search, but do you really want to hear me tell of delicate dining? Of course not! You want the ooey-gooey, sticky-licky sweets, the sugar-laden and calorie-unconscious! Let’s go satisfy your sweet tooth!

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by Mallory Moad



For the past seven months, we’ve been on a seemingly never-ending emotional roller coaster ride and for many, these feelings have become commonplace. We’ve been bombarded from all directions by social unrest, political upheaval, international health crises, natural disasters, and deep personal loss. Our schedules, diets and sleep cycles have been disrupted. In short, the world has been thrown for a loop.

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Feral Paws Rescue: Special Wednesday

IN THE October 10 ISSUE

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by Paula Hunsaker


Wednesday was rescued from CCSPCA, a high-kill shelter, with her sibling. I was at the shelter at the right time when Wednesday and her sibling were surrendered to the shelter at one month old after their mom was killed by a car, stated by the person that was surrendering them to the shelter.

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by Wendy Hunter


Well, hidey ho neighbors and welcome back sports fans, to a new improved world where home runs and touchdowns have become this country’s Band-Aid. People are cheering and clapping for their favorite teams, icing down tubs of Coors Light, and sharing plates of nachos, jalapeño poppers, hot dogs, and juicy cheeseburgers. Of course, this is all being enjoyed in cozy living rooms, at a very safe social distance.

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by Steven Sanchez



A lot of things changed once Covid-19 impacted the world. Despite the effect it had on employment, service industries, entertainment, none probably felt the deep impact of how severe the virus was capable of than the educational system. Once the lockdown hit, teachers and students were dealt a very big blow when the last months of the spring semester at all school levels were cancelled.

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