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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 open back up because of a pandemic 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…

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With the United States having observed the stay-at-home orders because of COVID-19 for about 50 days now, it’s safe to say that every business at every level has been affected to some extent. An essential part of our economy, the agriculture industry, while still able to operate, is no different.

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Life during the coronavirus pandemic can be hard, especially for college students. Students have been forced to transition to online classes, attend Zoom seminars and learn material mostly on their own. Having to learn from home is already hard and stressful for many as it is, but what about…

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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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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many “firsts” into our lives, lately. It has brought our first experience of a total transition to online classes, our first experience of a toilet paper shortage, and our first experience of self-isolation. 

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National Women’s History Month serves as a reminder for us to acknowledge the accomplishments of the many women who helped shape history, but who largely went unrecognized. 

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The advice given by those featured in this article were provided to us prior to the COVID-19 crisis. Some of the advice given goes against current CDC and federal health recommendations and should not be performed until the crisis is resolved.

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The month of March is filled with good times with family and friends. The March Madness basketball tournament is (usually) in full swing and St. Patrick’s Day leads to massive festivities. One thing that can almost always be found at watch parties and holiday celebrations is a delicious cold…

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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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On the eve of the 78th anniversary of the passing of Executive Order 9066, the Tsuru for Solidarity project spoke to Stan State students, faculty and staff about the similarities between Japanese-American internment camps during World War II and those we see today at the southern border.

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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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During the holiday season, there are several organizations and groups who raise money and goods for the less fortunate. Each of these groups have different deadlines and cutoffs to collect donations. For those wanting to donate to a cause, here is a list of some local organizations and fundr…

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Fields of Ice brings joy and family fun to the community of Turlock during the Holiday season. The ice skating rink will be open for its 7th season, November 22 through January 20.

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This is the first year that the Signal has ever organized a food drive.