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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 restrictions put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic has limited social gatherings, and bars and restaurants are no longer a place to enjoy an alcoholic beverage or a soda among good company, leaving many people to purchase their preferred drinks prepackaged from grocery store shelv…

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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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While many campus programs have adjusted to virtual learning and instruction, there is one area of study that is still feeling the limitations of the online environment: filmmaking. 

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Traveling abroad while studying can become an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately, Spring and Fall of 2020 generated a great amount of uncertainty for Stanislaus State’s Study Abroad students and faculty.

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College has not been the kindest to me. It’s been a long, extremely windy road that, after six years, is giving me a degree that is the complete opposite of what I initially sought. 

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The pandemic is not stopping the Body Positive Warriors initiative. Body Positive Warriors is currently being held weekly over Zoom. Each week there is a new topic covered to help each and every member on their journey towards their own personal body positivity. 

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For Stan State students who are currently on-campus residents, housing will remain open during the winter break (from December 19th to January 2nd) at no extra cost to the student.

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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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Using your Zoom camera during a lecture allows the professor to make sure students are paying attention and participating. However, students may feel shy, nervous, or uncomfortable by others looking at them or what may be happening behind them.

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Campus Health Educator Taylor Whitehead hosted a Zoom meeting discussing health, the Wellness Center, and tips and tricks on how to overcome our daily stressors. 

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The Stan State Writing Center is a helpful resource for many students, which should not be overlooked during distance learning. It is rare that a career does not involve writing in some manner, and even more rare that writing does not factor into one’s daily life. So whether you’re a freshma…

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With finals here, there are several library resources offered to students, digitally. Outreach and Student Engagement Librarian Laura Rocco says that during finals, the Stan State librarians will be extending their chat hours until 8:00 pm Monday through Friday from December 7 to December 18.

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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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The coronavirus pandemic has brought restrictions that have drastically challenged the routes of communication used by Stanislaus State students, professors, and staff.

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Earlier this semester, Taylor Whitehead led an online Zoom session for Stan State students on how to manage their time and how to study better in order to lead a healthier life. As we approach finals, these tips and tricks are especially relevant. 

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With finals approaching, it's important that we are making sure we get the best quality sleep possible. On November 13, CSU Stanislaus Health Education Coordinator, Megan Rowe, hosted a Zoom event regarding tips for better sleep. It offered information about the benefits and importance of sl…

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With 2020 playing out as it has, negativity may be on many people's minds. “2020 Ain’t Cancelled” was a weekly event that took place every Monday in November that focussed on elevating the mindset of optimism for the year 2020.

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Life in general can be stressful, but since the COVID-19 pandemic, typical methods of stress relief have become restricted. Some of us are in desperate need of an outlet to express pent up emotions collected during the shutdown. Virtual events and workshops, like The Petty Poetry Workshop, a…

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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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Despite Stan State's transition to predominately virtual instruction and activities, many resources are still available to students in an online format. Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) hosted a “Taco 'Bout It” event via Zoom to showcase the virtual services being offered by Psychologi…

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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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With the online transition, Stan State professors have been placed into learning alongside the student body. Between the mass implementation of Canvas and needing to adjust their lessons and teaching style to Zoom, they have had their own share of difficulties in the new climate.

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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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Between midterms, the pandemic, and a tense political climate, it is very likely that members of the Stan State community may be experiencing significant stress. Although a lot of our stressors may be out of our control, the ways that we deal with them is entirely up to us. 

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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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Making healthy decisions is not always the easiest of tasks. Not everyone can make healthy changes to their lives in a matter of weeks or months. For some, it takes time, learning, and trial and error to find what works best for their bodies. Thankfully, CSU Stanislaus’ campus has various st…

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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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On Tuesday, October 6, the Stan State Academic Senate had its third meeting of the semester, and a prevalent theme during this meeting was that of adapting to the new technologically-dependent world Stan State is operating in. Topics included Zoom equity, course credit, Ethnic Studies requir…

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Preparing for midterms has always been a struggle, but when you add the stress of online learning, that stress is doubled.  

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In the midst of the pandemic, students living on campus have become subject to a new normal of restrictions where they once had guaranteed expectation of connection. This obligatory separation from their peers and deference from an established normal has held a distinct impact on their mentality.

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Finding helpful tools for our academic papers has more challenges now than ever. These days, we cannot simply just walk into the Writing Center like many of us are accustomed to. Luckily, the StanTutor application, which is displayed on your StanPortal dashboard, is there to redirect you to …

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Stan State’s Faculty Mentor Program hosted a Zoom event on Friday, September 25th which consisted of Kahoot games and other social activities. The semester's first meeting was filled with contagious laughter amongst the faculty and peers.