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Eating out has been a well-mourned commodity since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down social systems and immune systems alike.  Many small businesses in the area have been severely impacted, and some have gone under due to the temporary shut-down and subsequent lack of indoor eating accommodati…

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As the city of Turlock continues to grow, residents and visitors have seen a steady increase of different businesses. One of the newest is a Boba shop called Kung Fu Tea. Kung Fu Tea will join Quickly, which has been open in Turlock for nearly three years, as premier boba spots.

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With semester stresses piling up and midterms creeping around the corner, it’s about time for another update on movies and shows to watch for a little study break. We might as well make the most of our moments of procrastination!

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It’s finally October and spooky season can commence! Undoubtedly my favorite time of the year, the Halloween season is the first of many fun holidays that the end of the year brings. 

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For the first time since August 23, 2016, Colin Kaepernick can take the field in the “Madden” video game series. The free agent quarterback has remained unsigned for the last four seasons despite having success in the NFL, but remained in the public’s eye through his advocacy against police …

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It seems like this year has been an endless loop of COVID statistics and bored, lonely people.  Although business is not going on as usual, it is still going on in a new way. Turlock and the surrounding area have alternative forms of entertainment to offer as a way for us to ward off the qua…

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We are getting into the full swing of things in the fall semester, and as there may be an increase in stress, it's important to relax and decompress. We can do that by watching one of the many movies and shows set to release this month.

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New locations of the Oregon-based coffee drive-thru, Dutch Bros, have been spreading rapidly over the past few years; the Central Valley has been no exception to the influence of Dutch Bros.

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Aside from being filled with end-of-semester deadlines, these last few months of observing the stay-at-home order have been spent watching new seasons of some of my favorite shows while also working on my “must watch” list. Netflix and Shudder have been my main sources of entertainment and t…

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While some people have been putting their kitchens to good use during the quarantine, others have been barely scraping by. 

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In my opinion, great television is always better than a good movie. A television show allows the characters to evolve over time. The character arcs can be expanded and there is room to develop stronger motivations. A character may start as a protagonist and end as an antagonist, or vice vers…

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After two years of preparation, the new creative media major has finally arrived at Stan State. Depending on the response that students have towards it, the coordinators in the art department will determine whether the major will continue or not.

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So much has changed amidst the chaos of these last few weeks. Thousands of lives have been lost, millions of people have filed for unemployment, and the global economy has suffered immensely. As we recognize those struggles, it's important to acknowledge that local businesses, such as restau…

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This month marks the beginning of the Signal’s book club and I'm excited to announce this month's pick! This month we will be reading We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler.

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Practicing self-isolation during these times is a small price to pay for the good of humanity. However, there are many simple pleasures that people have started to miss as a result. One of the things that many people are missing is their Starbucks coffee drinks.

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You’ve been scrolling through Netflix for the past thirty minutes trying to find a show to watch, no matter if it’s only one season or nine seasons with 28 episodes, each. Luckily for you, I am obsessed with clicking “next episode”. Here is a list of shows and mini-series' that I recommend f…

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 After a week or so of officially self-quarantining, I have started to become a bit restless. I started today off by reading a good 30 pages of my book, making my bed, and getting dressed for the first time in a while. While a productivity-based mindset can sometimes be harmful and add extra…

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Due to the lack of normalcy that COVID-19 brings each day, people are looking for ways to hold on to how life was prior to the pandemic. While I myself am a homebody, the thought of not being able to go out and see friends makes me a little anxious. 

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The recent quarantine has stranded everyone at home with very little to do. Right now is the perfect time to sit down, watch some movies, and escape reality. Unfortunately, there are too many movies to choose from and it can be overwhelming to search for one. 

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A new Starbucks coffee house has just opened to serve the Stan State community. The new location just opened right across the Student Union Building. Stan State students waited in anticipation as they waited for their orders of frappuccino and other varieties of caffeinated drinks.

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Welcome back to the Baseball Roundup! This week, the Warriors came off their first series loss of the 2020 season and tried to get back on track during the fourth week of CCAA play as they take on Cal State Los Angeles in a four-game set in Turlock.

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Welcome back to the Baseball Roundup! In the third week of CCAA play, the Monterey Bay State Otters came to Turlock to face the Warriors. This is a crucial series in the season as Stan State hopes to keep their long streak of not losing a series alive. Let’s go!

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Clothing stores and car washes are an unusual pairing, but the two have joined forces to provide for the Turlock community. Cen Cal Detailing may look like a normal car wash,  but hidden within is the Hazel James boutique and it's wide variety of clothing.

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La Mo Cafe hosted an Open Mic Night in the heart of downtown Turlock. The family-owned coffee shop presented the Open Mic as a tribute to local musician, Carter Nelson. Many local artists displayed their musical talents throughout the evening in the bistro's warm and welcoming environment.

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Shake Smart, a new smoothie bar, opened to the campus community Wednesday at the new Student Union Building. Students waited in line to order from the smoothie bar, excited to try one of the menu items for the very first time. 

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As spring time rolls around, the campus is coming alive with blossoming trees and blooming flowers. One spot on campus that is particularly lush is the Sustainable Garden, located near Naraghi Hall of Science.

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Welcome back to the Baseball Roundup! In this week’s edition of the Roundup, we’ll recap the Warriors’ trip to Hayward to take on Cal State East Bay for a four-game series. In the instances where Stan State plays road games and we are not able to travel with the team, the Roundup will be sho…

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As the Stan State women's basketball continues their chase for a CCAA Tournament berth, they put on a convincing outing by blowing out San Francisco State by a score off 102-50. The win improves their record to 13-1 overall and 11-9 in CCAA play and keeps their tournament hopes alive.

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Welcome to our inaugural and weekly Stan State baseball recap, the Baseball Roundup! Every Monday, the Baseball Roundup will get you caught up on all things Stan State baseball, including game statistics and exclusive player interviews from all of the weekend’s games. We will also be providi…

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Heroes and villains were able to settle their differences to get together to meet all their fans at this Sunday’s Comic-Con at the Turlock Fairgrounds. The annual Turlock Ohana Comic-Con brought everyone together to dress as their favorite characters while providing fans with the opportunity…

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Valentine’s Day is a holiday known for gifting chocolates and lovely greeting cards. Traditionally, couples or loved ones tend to reserve a table in a restaurant where the finest meals are served and the service is second to none. Restaurants like these are known to draw in plenty of custome…

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The new Stan’s Choice food stand, located right beside Demergasso-Bava Hall, opened on the first week of the spring semester. Students immediately waited in line to order from the stand, eagerly wanting to try out one of the sandwiches on the menu for the very first time.