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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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An informational Zoom series curated by Stanislaus State’s CareerReadyU (CRU) program aims to introduce students to career possibilities across multiple majors and career fields. The first in the series, titled CRU: Careers in Communications, Creative Arts & Media, took place October 7.

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The 2021 Clery report shows an overall decrease in reported crimes over the course of the past year. This decrease can in part be attributed to the lack of people being on campus since COVID-19 forced Stanislaus State to go virtual. Here are the important take always from this year’s Clery report.

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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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For the first time since March 2020, students will begin the repopulation process at Stanislaus State as in-person instruction and select campus services resume. Beginning on October 1, students will begin the return to what used to be considered normal and attend select classes in person.

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Kayla Allen is a first-year nursing student at San Joaquin college and a primary caretaker for the disabled individuals in her family. Allen and her family have been taking in disabled children from the foster care system for years at hopes of giving them not only a better life through emoti…

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It is easy for many to get overwhelmed by the stress of college life. The switch back to live classes and ongoing virus concerns can add to the anxiety, which is why it is important to focus on mental as well as physical health. Mindfulness and meditation are great ways to find balance durin…

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The September 30 deadline for Stanislaus State students to certify their vaccination status is fast approaching. Students share their experience completing the certification and working with the Warrior Care Team to ensure a safe learning environment.

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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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On September 21, Stan State’s Associated Students Inc. virtually hosted a town hall regarding the repopulation of students on campus starting October 1. Students had questions and concerns on a variety of topics including the enforcement of testing for unvaccinated students, which student se…

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Students who haven’t been on campus in the past year and a half, or possibly ever, might not realize how accessible student services are to them—whether on campus or remotely. Some services, such as meeting with advisors who can help you stay on track, are crucial to a student’s survival to …

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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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On May 13 2021, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that individuals do not need to wear a mask when you are fully vaccinated. This does not include federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws. With summer arriving, many are anticipating to enjoy their summer just…

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With final exams just around the corner, many students may be dreaming of summer vacation, a time when the stress of college melts away and students can rest and recover from the struggles of the school year. 

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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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With the spring 2021 semester coming to an end, our first-generation Stan State students and alumni gave us valuable information for incoming first-generation students arriving for the fall 2021 semester. 

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Now that our seniors will be taking their next steps in life by graduating from Stanislaus, the most obvious question is: what happens next? The answer will fluctuate between alumni and many may find that they’re not alone in their feelings. When asking alumni who had graduated the past few …

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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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As students enter another round of online final exams, they have come to discover the pros and cons of it. The experience of taking exams online has proven to be different than taking them in-person.  

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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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With summer right around the corner and the temperature rising, it’s going to be hard to keep things cool. Incorporating a skin-care fridge into your daily routine might just be a new summer staple. 

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With triple digit temperatures frequent in the summer months here in the Central Valley, residents of the Valley look to cool off and relax during the summer scorch. One great way to kick-back and enjoy your summer vacation is river floating.

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As the semester comes to an end, students still hold questions about what next semester will look like under the current climate. When speaking to Dr. Rosalie Rush, the Associate Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs here at CSU Stanislaus, she shared the current plans for oper…

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In brief moments occupied by students and educators alike, some insight on study practices and pretest preparations were compiled. For the sake of all students currently watching their finals breach the horizon of the semester, we can offer some tips in these trying times. Some of these feat…

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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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The Ethnic Studies Department has recently gained momentum in relation to AB1460, an Ethnic Studies graduation requirement. This requirement has sparked hope within those in the Ethnic Studies community that the much needed change will soon come.

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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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Stan State’s Warrior Day Festival has found a way to give students a chance to have a day to catch their breath before finals and enjoy a day of excitement and fun. On May 14 (this Friday), The Warrior Day Festival is taking a virtual approach this year due to the restrictions in place for t…

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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.