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While Veterans Day is on a Thursday this year, the impact of COVID-19 is continuing to put a damper on possible on-campus festivities. However, veterans at Stanislaus State should not feel left out by the lack of events and activities taking place on campus.

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With Halloween and Thanksgiving drawing nearer, a common activity for the season is to attend a corn maze or a pumpkin patch. However, it could be difficult to decide which maze or patch provides the best experience at the best cost. This guide to four Modesto area mazes and patches will giv…

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When COVID-19 caused a nationwide shutdown of many businesses and services, it put a major strain on the lives of those who were deemed “non-essential.” Although most people who were put out of work received unemployment benefits, independent contractors initially didn’t at the beginning of …

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California Republic Comic Con returned to the Merced County Fairgrounds on September 18 after a year of hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The returning convention has been a staple at the Merced County Fairgrounds in Merced, California for five years despite missing a year.

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Fall festivities are in full swing in Stanislaus County as local craft fairs begin to take place and provide affordable ways to get into the spooky spirit of the season. September 18 marked Dutch Hollow Farms’ second annual Fall Craft Fair. This event allowed crafters, businesses and entrepr…

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Pop culture conventions are returning after more than a year on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are several upcoming events to look forward to that will be held before the end of 2021, including the California Republic Comic Con (CRCC), which will be returning to the Merced County F…

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California Governor Gavin Newsom has unofficially emerged victorious from the 2021 recall election. Preliminary results show 63.9 percent of votes in support of Newsom retaining his position with over nine million votes having already been counted, according to both CNN and Fox News.

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The student-managed radio station at Stanislaus State, KCSS 91.9 FM, has launched a new program titled Valley Voices aimed at giving students and the local community a platform for their talents. 

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Palestinian flags waved high and proud this weekend above the highway overpass near Walnut street in Turlock, as protesters showed solidarity with Palestine following the recent Israeli airstrike attacks against the Palestinians. 

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Stan State’s own Luca Mitchell, a sophomore studying vocal performance within the Music Department, has been awarded 1st place in the age 16 to 19 category of Opera Modesto's Kristina Townsend Memorial Vocal Competition. The competition is designed to encourage and provide opportunities for …

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Recently, the virtual event Next Up: Forward Thinking, was held to discuss the effective strategies of students banding together to grow and flourish a community garden, fulfilling their basic needs, and collaborating with their community members. 

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This week marks the launch of Penumbra, 2021 edition. A literary and arts journal facilitated by Stanislaus undergraduate and graduate students. On Saturday, May 15th, featured artists and contributors will join attendees in the unveiling of the journal! Special guests for the event include …

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The pandemic has changed the way that many people go about their everyday lives. In the wake of concert arenas and other live music venues slowly starting to reopen, Turlock’s local metal band, Perfect Nightmares, shares their experience of being a band during the pandemic. 

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As summer comes around each year, the county fair is something many people in Stanislaus County and the surrounding area look forward to attending. Thankfully, the fair will be making a return in 2021 after a year of inactivity due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Today, we celebrate all of the hard-working moms in our lives who have given up so much to care for those around them. The journey of motherhood is both grueling and rewarding to many. In honor of Mother’s Day, a few local moms give some insight into the complexities of motherhood.

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In recent weeks, the high winds here in Stanislaus county have potentially wreaked havoc on the lives of those with allergies. Although there are over-the-counter options, there are much tastier options that have been said to help with those pesky allergies. Honey can help to alleviate aller…

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El Jueves pasado, el Warrior Cross Cultural Center y el Programa de Estudios Étnicos de Stan State acogieron el taller 'Perspectivos Criticales Sobre la Comunidad LGBT+ en Latinoamérica y El Caribe'. Este taller se centró en las perspectivas de LGBT + en Latinoamérica y el Caribe con activis…

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Stan State gardening specialist Martin Hildebrandt hosted the “Spring Plant Guide” event via Zoom on April 22 in honor of Earth Day. At this event, which was livestreamed from the Stan State sustainable garden, attendees were taught how to properly plant and how to take care of plants in the…

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Today, Thursday, April 22 marks Earth Day. Earth Day is a day to raise awareness to everyone about climate change and global warming. The theme changes every year and this year it is "Restore Our Earth."

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As the seasons change and with coronavirus restrictions still being implemented to some extent, some may find it hard to find places to spend and enjoy their time. However, Dutch Hollow Farms in Modesto can help. 

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The Covid-19 pandemic has been ongoing for over a year now and according to a study conducted by The American Pet Products Association, "11.38 million U.S. households have gotten a new pet during the pandemic." While the exact amount of cats included in this number is not clear, cats are a p…

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After months of questions and concerns, Stan State has announced that it will be holding on-campus Commencement ceremonies for both the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 next month. With the first day of ceremonies being as early as May 20, students and faculty alike can now begin a countd…

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Well Stan State students, here we are, with just a few more days of spring break. We may not be doing the “typical” spring break activities like barbecues, football games on the beach, and wet T-shirt contests (or maybe we are doing some of these things, just not together as we once did), bu…

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Spring break is here and so is the nice weather we’ve all been waiting for! Participating in outdoor activities is a fantastic way to get out and get active while staying safe and socially distancing. We asked Stan State students to share their favorite outdoor spots in the Central Valley an…

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Wildfires have become an expected hazard during the summers in California. Recent information from Government institutions divulge potential outcomes for the summer of 2021 wildfire season.

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It has been over a week since we had to push our clocks ahead one hour. While many of us have since adjusted to the new routine, a few may still be feeling the repercussions of the schedule change. The loss of the hour is one that all students, teachers and faculty members have to handle, an…

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On Wednesday, March 24, Stan State’s College of Business Administration held its 11th Annual Women’s Leadership Forum. Female entrepreneurs located in the Central Valley gathered to discuss their experiences as business leaders and to provide advice and resources to aspiring entrepreneurs.

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According to the organization Our World in Data, there are 8.3 billion tons of plastic that have accumulated on this planet and more than 5 trillion plastic particles in the ocean. All this plastic waste is not even close to biodegrading yet. 

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According to the CDC’s NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Science Blog, the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely impacted people’s economic, psychological, social, and physical health.

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On February 26, 2021, Black Power Matters held their third annual public event: Black Power STILL Matters. They focused on how, now in 2021, Black power still matters even after the recent political change, COVID-19, and unremitting police brutality. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the event wa…

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Most students must work while attending college, adding to the already stressful workload that is demanded of a college student. Jobs that are obtainable are often the ones that fit a student’s schedule and are typically offering pay around minimum wage. Those jobs can be highly demanding on…

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The fight to prosecute and convict Modesto Police Officer Joseph Lamantia has continued within the community. This weekend, a protest against police brutality took place on the corner of Hatch and Crows Landing in Modesto. The protesters calling for justice on behalf of Trevor Seever, Alonso…

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Immigration is a natural part of the human experience, as it is both historical and current, both local and global. It has physical and practical motivations and impacts as much as it has emotional ramifications.

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There is a new Ross coming to Turlock's Geer Road, and they are looking to hire immediately. This can be a great opportunity for members of the Stan State campus community to enter or re-enter the workforce!