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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!

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A crowd of people gathered around the Modesto Police Department to call for the firing and prosecution of officer Joseph Lamantia, who fatally shot 29 year-old Trevor Robert Seever on December 29, 2020.

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Throughout the course of the pandemic, many of us have heard about small businesses struggling to adapt to state and county health regulations. When we think of small businesses, many of us generally think of private, family-owned businesses or sole proprietorships, but there are plenty of o…

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A day at one of Stanislaus County’s rivers or parks has become a popular way for Valley residents to escape the exhaustion of the virtual world, but with the large amount of new visitors, there are large amounts of new pollution being left behind. This trash often consists of old fishing gea…

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The results of the 2020 general election will have Modesto residents filling out ballots once again in 2021, this time for a mayoral runoff election between Sue Zwahlen and Doug Ridenour.

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The USS Balthasar is a Star Trek fan club and charity organization based in the Modesto area that supports economically disadvantaged youth involvement in the arts through its fundraising efforts. 

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Are you interested in social movements happening across the world? Perhaps you are passionate on issues like racial injustices and Indigenous rights. Believe it or not, there are continuous global movements incited to challenge these issues within individual societies in order to restore jus…

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Stanislaus County residents can support local vendors while taking a break from quarantine at the Modesto Certified Farmers Market. The market is open on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m to 1 p.m. and will be open through January. 

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Giant flags and powerful posters illuminated the Merced County Courthouse Saturday morning as dozens of empowered community members came together to prove that, although Joe Biden has been named president-elect, the fight for liberation of all marginalized peoples continues. 

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Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and like the rest of 2020, it is looking to potentially set itself apart from the “traditional” celebrations that many of us have come to know.

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Virtual media has been on the rise for many years now, finding its way into every home and suffusing the daily lives of many. This year especially the Internet has taken center stage as a necessity for staying connected and informed.

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During a pandemic, a simple cough or a sneeze is enough to turn heads and cause worry when out in public. Many people, including Stan State students, are taking extra precautions to stay healthy as the winter weather approaches. With this cold weather comes not only the holidays, but also fl…

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A prevailing iniquity in U.S. healthcare are the health disparities that communities of color face. Many health disparities result from severely consequential social determinants of health, such as language barriers.

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Election Day has come and gone, but the wait for some results continue! This past Tuesday was Election Day, and although many people in California and across the United States voted in-person, others still have mail-in ballots postmarked before the November 3rd deadline and are on their way …

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Politics is often riddled with generalities, euphemisms, manipulation, pernicious self-interests, and egregious intentions. A study of philosophy can help develop our critical capacities, enabling us more capable of detecting these threats. This is an indispensable tool for deciding who to v…

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The Signal presents the 2020 California Voter's Guide! This guide gives some background on this year's propositions and provides some insight on some of the election races that the Signal staff deemed most important and relevant to our readers and the Stan State campus community. We hope thi…

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With the November 3rd general election closing in, the “Get Out the Vote 2020” webpage, cultivated by Dr. Dana Nakano of the CSU Stanislaus Sociology department and student volunteers, serves as a compilation of voting information for the 6 county service regions of Stan State.

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Time is ticking to get the vote in as the November 3rd election deadline looms closer. Many Americans have already gone to cast their vote while some are still indecisive or just haven’t gone to vote yet. 

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The 2020 pandemic has shut many businesses and institutions down, but the grocery store industry has not been one of those.  Essential workers everywhere have witnessed a drastic increase in business as customers have progressed through the stages of panic, stockpiling, and quarantine boredo…

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With social distancing orders and other COVID restrictions, this Halloween will be looking very different for a lot of people, but that doesn’t mean that spooky season canceled all together. A few fall lovers are getting creative this year with their October festivities. Whether you prefer c…

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Saving money is generally considered to be a good thing. College students are not known for having tremendous amounts of wealth and conversely, some may look for every opportunity possible to save a hard-earned dollar. One hobby that has gained the attention of those looking to save a buck i…

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We are days away from November 3 and the anxiety is creeping in for many in the United States. After all, we are expecting to see one of the most anticipated elections in modern history while the pandemic complicates our usual means of voting. As the date gets closer, more and more Americans…

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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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With a projected 20 million people at risk for eviction in the United States, including 4 million in California alone, Governor Gavin Newsom’s signings of The Tenant Relief Act of 2020 and Executive Order N-28-20 provides a requisite relief for California residents fearing eviction. 

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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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As the states slowly open back up after pandemic restrictions and our timelines on social media go back to how they used to be before the death of George Floyd, it is important to remember that although things seem normal, they aren’t. They’re far from it, actually. 

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The Signal will be covering and updating news surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement bi-weekly. Updates will be posted every Wednesday. 

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California is known for being diverse. With a population breakdown of 39.3% Hispanic or Latinx, 36.8% White, 15.3% Asian, 6.5% Black or African American, 1.6% Native, and 0.5% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, it’s definitely home to people from all walks of life. Here in the Central Valley,…

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The coronavirus has caused most businesses to close, and it has been recommended by public officials that people stay six feet apart from one another. As a result, more people have applied for unemployment than any other time in history. The pandemic has changed our way of life and the way w…

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Throughout the past couple of weeks, Walmart has been met with numerous allegations regarding their unfair and sometimes unsafe working environment during the pandemic. Essential workers across the nation from major retail chains like Walmart and Target have staged "sickouts" in protest of u…