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Putting others before herself By Hayley Salazar @Hayley_Salazarr


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Jasmine Castillo and her family walk down Santa Clara avenue near Poverello House handing out free burritos and hygiene products for Castillo’s birthday on April 13, 2018.

‘I’m going to change the world’

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Jasmine Castillo hands out free hygiene product to the homeless on April 13, 2018 in downtown Fresno.

he yellow afternoon light peeked through the thin openings of Jasmine Castillo’s kitchen window blinds. The rising steam from a giant pan glimmered in its path as she tapped a spoon against the metal, ready to scramble a batch of eggs. The senior studying public health administration at Fresno State had spent the morning of her 24th birthday on April 13 preparing burritos for the homeless people living in tents outside Poverello House in downtown Fresno. The tradition was started four years ago on her 21st birthday, an occasion typically celebrated with a big night out to celebrate newly-acquired privileges. But throwing a party and going out for her first adult drink was a privilege Castillo was willing to pass up. “For me growing up, people always wanted to drink,” she said. “And I was just like, it was never a thing for me. Why do we have to do that?” So she had an idea. “How about we do something more positive? More beneficial.” Soon, “Jaz’s Birthday Wish” was started online as a fundraising effort to purchase toiletries to take to the Poverello House. Before, she would deliver supplies to Poverello House but never got the chance to meet the people who benefited from her donations. In 2017, Castillo wanted her efforts to include more personal interaction between her and those who would get her donations. She decided to serve the toiletries herself, along with water and burritos, with the help of friends and family. This year she raised $356.25, and along with the help, she prepared and served 290 burritos and 284 toiletry packs. Serving for her community has always been part of Castillo’s character, said Dulce Sora, Castillo’s close friend since their days at Edison High School. “It didn’t just start. She’s always been involved through programs like this, or she’s always tried to help everybody,” Sora said. “If they need help, she always wants to be the first one there.” Castillo has remained active in her community by volunteering with programs such as Muscular Dystrophy Association and Saint Agnes Medical Center. In 2012, she was awarded “Woman of the Year” for District 31 by Assemblyman Henry T. Perea for her community service. That honor made Luz Castillo a proud mother. She said she is very proud of her daughter and the efforts she puts toward helping others. As she prepares to graduate in May,





3 things I learned while job-hopping

feel threatened or mistreated. They are paid more to deal with difficult situations. 2.) Before you job-hop, have a plan. I know what most people are thinking. Job-hopping is irresponsible and could make it difficult to get hired by future employers down the line. There is some merit to this argument, but having a plan while job-hopping ensures that you make the best out of a diverse work history. As a rule, I try to stay a minimum of six months at each job. Typically, if I can tell it’s not a good fit by the fourth month, I start looking for other job opportunities. I also never leave a job without having another job lined up, and I always give a written two-week notice. Quitting a job may seem like a good idea in the heat of a particularly tough day or week but ultimately leaves you desperate to find a job as quickly as possible. Plus putting in a two week notice means that you can possibly be rehired in the future by the same employer.

As a job-hopper I have had the opportunity to learn skills in a wide variety of hospitality and food service positions. In my experience, employers won’t mind if you have had a few more jobs than the average worker as long as you have learned a valuable lesson from each experience. 3.) Your sanity is more important than your salary. This is the most important lesson I have learned over the years. I used to feel guilty about leaving jobs so often, but sometimes it is more important to protect yourself than your employer. I have left a few jobs that paid relatively well and included benefits. For me, these jobs were sometimes too good to be true and often came with a huge downside. For example, working at a bank came with amazing benefits, but the slow pace and monotony of the work often left me feeling restless and anxious. I ultimately decided I couldn’t handle it anymore and found a lower-paying job after six months. Even though I had to adjust my lifestyle, I felt instantly happier. You have to decide what you value most in a workplace. Are you willing to endure for a paycheck? Or can you afford to take a pay cut to save your sanity? Personally I advocate for finding a job that works well with your personality, schedule and lifestyle regardless of pay. You know your limitations best. Never feel like you have to stay employed at a “good job” that isn’t working for you because you think you should. Truly the job market today is becoming more and more competitive, especially for young people. Be ruthless in your job choices, recognize your value as an employee and never think that your situation is set in stone. It may take time and foresight, but if having 13 jobs has taught me anything, it’s that you are never truly stuck in a job you hate.

friends and family) are invited to Alternative Grad Night – a night where graduates can enjoy one last event as a student at Fresno State. This event will take place in The Bulldog Bowl and The Bulldog Zone on May 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Activities include free bowling, free billiards, free pizza, board games, DJ and dancing, and graduation cap decorating (don’t forget to bring your caps). Graduates will also receive “goodie bags” on a first-come, first-served basis and while supplies last.

The festivities don’t stop there. Before the University Commencement Ceremony, graduates can enjoy free breakfast burritos on us. Breakfast will be served on May 19 at 7:30 a.m. near the loading dock at the Save Mart Center. Burritos are on a first-come first-served basis and while burritos last. Celebrate this special day with us before becoming an official Fresno State alum. Free food at both events is reserved for Fresno State graduates; for Alternative Grad Night, non-Fresno State graduates may purchase food at the snack bar.

Join us for the 5K walk as we increase awareness and support those in our community without a home. The walk day check-in begins at 8 a.m. at the Fresno State Speaker’s Platform, next to the Henry Madden Library. Register at and bring any in-kind donation of personal toiletry items to participate. Some items include new toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, hair brush, feminine

hygiene products and socks. Used clothing, such as pants, T-shirts, jackets and coats will also be accepted. All participants will receive a special event T-shirt. Fresno State is a vape-free, smoke-free and tobacco-free campus. For more information, please contact John Kyler at

By Angelica Hernandez @avh1992


y first job, at 17, was filling popcorn buckets and pouring soda at a theater in Downtown Salinas, California. As first jobs go, I was extremely lucky. My co-workers were friendly, and the work was easy. Not to mention the theater itself was beautiful. The building was designed to match the historic downtown architecture. And every evening, thousands of bulbs in the classic cinema marquee lit up the night with glowing nostalgia. But this is not about my first job. This is about the string of jobs that followed – all 13 of them. That’s right. I have had 13 jobs since I was 17. I’ve been a barista, a meat slicer at a deli, a hospital employee, a manager at a cafe and a server at multiple restaurants. I was also a host at a steakhouse, a concierge at a hotel, a bank teller, a box office assistant and now a reporter for The Collegian. Thirteen is probably too many jobs. But in my defense, I’ve been supporting myself financially for a long time, a task that often requires creative and sometimes desperate measures. And while working in the service industry is grueling, it has given me the chance to learn so many different skills and challenged me in ways I never imagined. So here are the top three lessons I’ve learned as a professional job-hopper. 1.) Customers suck, try not to take it personally. Whether it’s facing down cafe customers pre-caffeine, dealing with rich snobs at a bank or dodging unwanted advances from

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drunk people as a server, I have seen my fair share of difficult customers. And, unfortunately, they are impossible to avoid. Working as a barista at Starbucks was my first true test of grit. There were days when I left work covered in syrup and whipped cream, utterly exhausted by the customers I had encountered that day. Trust me, being yelled at or threatened over something so trivial as the amount of extra caramel in someone’s frappuccino is a helpless feeling. Unfortunately, some people choose to treat others as their own personal punching bags. Perhaps they feel like they have no power in their own lives, or they just had a bad day. Regardless, the way they treat you says more about them as people than it does about you. So try to remind yourself not to take any of it personally. And remember you are not obligated to accept that type of treatment. Utilize your managers, especially when you



One last event to attend if you’re graduating in May By Cassie Valencia Public Health

Graduation is around the corner for many of our students. This is a very exciting and achieving

moment for students who will celebrate the occasion with friends and family, great food and possibly alcohol. It is true that you can still have fun and be safe by drinking responsibly, however not everyone will be celebrating with alcohol. Fresno State graduates (along with their

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Castillo plans to keep serving through an internship with “City Year” in Seattle, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building healthy communities in their area. Growing up, Castillo had always dreamed of starting a nonprofit organization but quickly realized there were already groups doing the work she cared about, so she decided to volunteer with them – no matter what the cause was. “They’re all amazing, and they all want to do something positive,” Castillo said. “I guess that’s the gist. Doing something positive. Helping benefit someone, it doesn’t matter for what cause, they’re all important in my eyes.” Castillo is aware that many homeless people are categorized as criminals and drug addicts. Those notions have even caused some of her own friends to question why she would “reward” them with free food. But Castillo doesn’t see it that way. She has learned that not all homeless people are addicts, and that they would gladly accept help from those who offer it. “I’m just giving them a burrito,” she said. “I’m just giving them some food. I’m just giving them some toiletries, some essentials, something that they need.” And for Castillo, personally delivering the donations makes the difference. Back at her kitchen, the sweet aroma of warm flour tortillas filled the room as Castillo, her mother and her friends organized an assembly line to wrap the bean, egg and potato-filled burritos. She wants this helping tradition to continue even when she is not around.








“I want to signify that I’m here to help, that I want to make a change,” she said. “I’m always telling my family I’m going to change the world.” Castillo said she’s already seen her 7-year-old sister take an interest in service too, and while she has never actively tried to be a service role model for them she’s happy that she can shed a positive light for her siblings. By 6 p.m. on Castillo’s birthday, she and her group made their way downtown to deliver their hard work and a day’s worth of love. By the end of the day, she would have fed yet another group of unprivileged citizens on her birthday all while setting her own privileges aside – a behavior some would say is well suited for someone with a quest to “change the world.”


May Day rally to address immigrant issues, organizers say

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The Central Valley Immigrant Rights Committee held a news conference at Fresno State on April 12 to inform the public about its upcoming rally and public forum in support of immigrant rights. The event will take place at Eaton Plaza in downtown Fresno from noon to 4 p.m. on April 29, in honor of International Laborers Day. “We need to remind the community -especially now, over the last year -- what the contributions are of immigrant labor-

ers,” said Samuel Molina, California state director of Mi Familia Vota. “It seems that people forget that immigrants work very hard every day to provide for this country.” The event aims to bring attention to many topics, including the deportation of undocumented immigrants and the actions of the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Miguel Villegas Ventura from the Binational Front of Indigenous Communities spoke at the press conference. “Our [immigrant] communities are human beings as well,” Villegas Ventura said. “We are here, and we are not leaving.”



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For Wee Beasties, music is all about sharing

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Codie Collins (left) and Giovann Mena (right) of Fresno-based band, Wee Beasties.

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resno-based alternative-indie band Wee Beasties wants to forge bonds between people and provide them with music they can connect with. “Artists are the vessel for people,” said lead vocalist Codie Collins. “We convey stories and experiences and emotions.” The band is comprised of Collins, Giovann Mena (guitar and vocals), Nic Tesi (guitar), Nick Merrick (bass) and Max Martinez (drums). Wee Beasties formed in 2016. The name derives from a friendly saying among the Martinez family. Collins said that once, he was with Martinez’s family and Martinez’s father recommended that Collins should finish eating his food “before the wee beasties get it.” After that, Collins decided Wee Beasties would be the name of the band. They’ve performed in numerous cities and will embark on an interstate tour later in 2018. Wee Beasties fan Allyssa Cornier said Collins, in particular, is a strong performer. “What stands out most to me is how theatrical Codie is,” Cornier said. “He has a very strong stage presence.” Collins got his start as a performer early in his life. He was involved in band and choir while in junior high school and high school in Fowler. He said band was respected and admired at Fowler High School – something that doesn’t happen at every high school, Collins said. “The school takes it really seriously,” he said. “In other schools, that dynamic is ‘band nerds’ or ‘geeks.’ It doesn’t exist at Fowler.” Collins said being brought up in an environment in which he felt comfortable em-

bracing his talents is likely why he is still a musician today. For Mena, a fellow bandmate, playing guitar became a way to cope after his parents divorced. “I had a lot of emotions,” Mena said. “There’s something about music that’s very spiritual and therapeutic to me.” And through playing guitar, Mena said, he discovered a new talent that helped him gain confidence and feel more validated. “I was so insecure,” Mena said. “I’d always break myself down a lot. I’m not that person anymore.” The idea that music can serve a greater purpose for people is something that can be found in the Wee Beasties fanbase. Collins said that people have become friends because of a shared interest in his band. “To them, Wee Beasties has become like a family,” Collins said. “We’re the glue to all these relationships.” The band makes efforts to connect with fans as well as meet them in person. Collins said it’s crucial to do so, as being a musician should not be a one-sided exchange. “Music is supposed to be shared,” Collins said. “Some artists have a different opinion – that art is for themselves.” Cornier said that when she met Collins and Mena, she found them to be genuine people. “What I love about them is how easy it is to get to know them,” Cornier said. “They make us feel like we’re their friends.” Although the band has gained a fanbase and performed in a myriad of cities, Collins said that they try to remain humble in spite of increased success. “Some bands, when that starts happening, they get an ego and they become mean,” Collins said. “For us, it’s like, I feel responsible. I have an obligation to these people.”





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Hedy Lamarr: 1930s movie star and inventor By William Ramirez @willoveslakers2

Hedy Lamarr was widely recognized as one of the most beautiful faces in Hollywood in the 1930s and ‘40s. But, as the audience at last Friday’s Cineculture movie screening found out, she offered the world a lot more than a pretty face. “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” was shown in front of a nearly packed Peters Auditorium. The film is a documentary on Lamarr’s life, from her childhood in Austria to her death in Casselberry, Florida, in January 2000. “Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid,” Lamarr said. And Lamarr was indeed glamorous. The film showcases how her face caught the eyes of a number of powerful men in film, oil and armament. She was able to establish herself as movie star in Czechoslovakia and then in the United States. It was her inventive mind, though, that made her such a diverse figure in the film industry, said Richard Rhodes, author of “Hedy’s Folly,” the literary basis for the film. “She was a highly intelligent human being,” Rhodes said. Rhodes was at the screening as the discussant and provided information for the documentary. He said his book focused much more on Lamarr’s inventor persona than the film did.

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Richard Rhodes gives a brief introduction to his book, “Hedy’s Folly,” and the film based off his book, “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story,” in front of the CineCulture audience on April 13, 2018.

Lamarr’s interest in inventing was instilled in her by her father. When her acting career was in decline, her passion for it was renewed. Her most successful creation came at the beginning of World War II. She concocted a guidance system for Allied torpedoes. Her technology was not used until the 1960s, and she was not credited or celebrated for the invention until the 1990s. That technology influenced the technol-


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ogy used today for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. “It’s truly remarkable when you really think about it. Leaving your home country, going to another country where you don’t speak the language, and somehow managing to put a life together like this one,” Rhodes said. The film used a lot of its runtime to show the many problems that followed Lamarr after the conclusion of her acting career. Her time in Hollywood left her with a

drug addiction, little money and an undying pressure to keep the glamour that personified her for so long. That pressure manifested itself in numerous plastic surgeries. Her two children, both of whom she had with her third husband, shared stories of how loving she was. The film later shared stories of how volatile she became because of her many issues. After the screening, Rhodes took some time to answer questions. Mary Husain, director of CineCulture, shared her thoughts on Rhodes’ book with the audience. “I promise I’m not being paid by the publisher or anything, but [‘Hedy’s Folly’] is an excellent read. So you should all give it a read,” Husain said.



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Water cohort author speaks on campus

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David Sedlak delivers a lecture in the North Gym at Fresno State on water consumption, usage, and preservation on April 12, 2018.

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Fresno State students and faculty last Thursday met the author of a book they’ve been reading throughout the semester. Author and UC Berkeley professor David Sedlak visited Fresno State for a public forum and book signing for his book, “Water 4.0: The Past, Present and Future of the World’s Most Vital Resource.” The book was selected through the Fres-

no State water cohort, “Reading About Water Book Club,” and was incorporated into various courses across different colleges on campus. Sedlak’s book details water systems in history, current water issues plaguing the planet and water-related dilemmas that might pose a threat to future generations. Frederick Nelson, chair of the department of liberal studies and a member of the water cohort, said Sedlak’s book helps readers learn that there are no simple solutions to water-related issues because they

all have advantages and disadvantages. “It helps you see that this is a problem with lots of messy parts to it,” Nelson said. “Access to safe water and how we handle our water is not one that has one simple solution – but instead, has many components to it.” Christy Ceesumner, a graduate student at Fresno State, said that reading Sedlak’s book caused her to become more aware that there was a lot she didn’t understand about water issues. “I want to get involved with being more

water-conscious,” Ceesumner said. “I’m disturbed about drinking water that’s coming from sources that [are] not as pure as I was expecting.” Nelson said the book helped him realize that water issues cannot be solved quickly. “These are projects that take long times to construct,” Nelson said. “Many of the solutions that we put in place and we start on now – the current population may not see the benefits from them.” In his talk, Sedlak covered various solutions to water dilemmas, like reverse osmosis, desalination and stormwater harvesting. He then explained how climate change is affecting water supplies worldwide. California, in particular, might face issues like drought, increased precipitation from rain instead of snow and an increase in water evaporation due to higher temperatures. Sedlak said book signings provide a sense of fulfilment. “Writing a book is a very isolating and lonely thing – and you don’t know if you’re saying something that will resonate with people or not,” Sedlak said. “[It] helps make all those hours squirreled away in your office worthwhile.” When it comes to water issues, Sedlak said citizens aren’t necessarily voiceless in the process. He said it’s something to take advantage of. “I think the most important thing we can do is to become involved in the big decisions that are made about water,” Sedlak said. “If you don’t have an opinion about it, [politicians] make the decision for you.” Sedlak left the audience with one thing in mind: the voices of today might shape the water solutions of tomorrow.


How the ‘most dangerous Jew in Los Angeles’ fought the Nazis By William Ramirez @willoveslakers2

A Barnes & Noble employee believed it to be “fiction.” An audience member described it as an “untold story.” But Leon Lewis’ battle against the Nazi Party in Los Angeles was real. Dr. Steven J. Ross, a University of Southern California history professor, came to Fresno State’s Henry Madden Library last Thursday to share Lewis’ story and the manner in which he combated Nazi ideologies in America. Ross’ presentation was directly tied to his book, “Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America.” “There was nobody in America in the 1920s following Hitler’s rise to power more carefully than Leon Lewis,” Ross said. Lewis was a Jewish lawyer and a World War I veteran born in Wisconsin. He joined the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) as the founding executive secretary. The group monitored anti-Semitism in America and overseas. Ross said Lewis’ familiarity with Hitler and the Nazi Party’s tactics allowed him to understand their goal to target the underlying hatred that some American World War I veterans had for communists and Jewish people. “[Lewis] immediately knew what was

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Dr. Steven J. Ross, professor of history at the University of Southern California, presents a map of Nazi and Facist groups found in Los Angeles. Ross gave a history lecture in the Henry Madden Library on April 12, 2018.

going on, because [the Nazis] said they were going to recruit an army to fight the communists,” Ross said. “The Nazis understood that there were a lot of Americans who didn’t like Jews and didn’t like communists, but weren’t going to follow the Germans, but they would follow their fellow Americans.” Lewis played into the Nazis’ desire and planted spies within Nazi groups. The lawyer sent a husband and wife set of spies into each fascist and Nazi group in Los Angeles.

The spies quickly rose in the ranks in their respective groups. Within weeks, the wife of John Schmidt, one of the spies, was asked to become the head of the women’s auxiliary of the “Friends of New Germany.” “The spies succeeded in uncovering a series of plots,” Ross said. The apparent plots included driving through a Jewish neighborhood and murdering everyone in sight, pumping cyanide into Jewish homes and plans to sabotage military installations in aircraft factories. Ross took extra time to focus on the two

murder plots that Lewis and his spies ruined. One involved a plot called the “final solution of the Jewish problem” by a proclamation snuck into the Los Angeles Times in 1935. The plan was to kidnap 20 leading Jewish figures in the city. The second plot – to murder 24 actors, 22 of them Jewish – came in 1937. That was one concocted by English fascist Leopold McLaglan, Ross said. McLaglan was sentenced to five years in prison because of the evidence that Lewis and his spies presented. “[The Nazis] referred to Leon Lewis as the most dangerous Jew in Los Angeles, but they didn’t know who his spies were,” Ross said. Dr. Jill Fields, founding coordinator of the Jewish Studies Program at Fresno State, said her grandparents were involved in the same fight that Lewis was in. Her grandparents were a part of the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League, she said. Fields said stories like those of her grandparents and Lewis help keep the values they represented alive. “My grandparents always had a clear understanding of the importance of democratic participation. It is a value that I was raised with,” Fields said. “The idea is giving back to the community and making sure those values stay strong.”

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Bulldogs fall to the Aztecs on Senior Day By Michael Ford @MForCollegian

A late rally by the Fresno State lacrosse team fell just short at home on Sunday in its Senior Day loss to the San Diego State Aztecs, 15-11. The Bulldogs uncharacteristically fell behind to begin the match by allowing three goals within the first three minutes to the Aztecs’ Jill Haight, Elizabeth Rourke and Harlowe Steele. Haight’s score came on a free position shot from inside of the 8-meter circle. The other two scores came as a result of the Aztecs dominating possession of the ball, consistently working behind the net to create passes to the front of the goal. After a quick answer by Bulldogs senior attacker Nicole Ortlieb, the Aztecs piled on two more goals by Rourke, making the score 5-2 eight minutes into the game. The Bulldogs missed several opportunities to score on 8-meter shots that resulted from fouls called on the Aztecs. Bulldogs head coach Jessica Giglio said that her team falling behind was a combination of the Aztecs finishing their scoring opportunities and her team not. “We have to finish the opportunities that we have and make some stops on defense,” Giglio said. She added that she did not agree with some of the fouls that were called against her team but did not blame the loss on the referees. Much of the rest of the first half was more of the same. The Bulldogs added goals by midfielder Mackenzie Wallevand, Hannah Krats and Kayla Galet but surrendered five more goals to the Aztecs during that period, two from Steele and one each from Bailey Brown, Taylor Sullivan and Kirstie Greenlaw. The Bulldogs trailed at halftime 10-4. Coming out of halftime, the Bulldogs looked like a completely different team. The momentum of the match swung in the opposite direction. The possession of the ball that had been so thoroughly dominated by the Aztecs had been reversed to the benefit of the Bulldogs. The home team took advantage by scor-

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Senior Korby Batesole hits the ball against San Diego State on April 15, 2018 at the Pete Beiden Field. Fresno State lost the series 2-1.

ing seven of the first eight goals out of the break, two by Kayla Galet, two by Tiffiny Wallace and one each by Sarah Bloise, Marina Mayo and Ortlieb to bring the game to a deadlock at 11. “I think in our huddle [at halftime] we just talked about it that we just needed to finish what we did. We were so close in the first half and as soon as we finished it, we were right back in this game,” Ortlieb said. “We knew we weren’t that far off because we had been in this position before and it wasn’t something to get down about, and we knew

what we needed to do could just execute.” But the Aztecs squelched all of the progress that Fresno State had made. The Aztecs finished the match on a 4-0 run with goals by Greenlaw, Rourke, Brown and Isabelle Flud. Despite the loss on Senior Day, Ortlieb still was positive after the game. “It’s hard to get a loss on Senior Day but these teammates are the best and they made it the best Senior Day, that I could ask for, and it is good to know that we are not done yet,” Ortlieb said.

Giglio echoed Ortlieb’s sentiments. “Obviously, the team always wants to honor the seniors because they have committed four years to the program, so that is big,” Giglio said, “but I know that we are all looking forward to finishing the season for them, and getting a championship ring is something that we all have our eyes set on.” The ‘Dogs will finish their regular season on the road against UC Davis on April 21 and then will begin their quest to win a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship in San Diego on April 27 and 29.


A lot of hits but no runs: Bulldogs lose series to Spartans By Jorge Rodriguez @JrodCollegian

Coming into the weekend with six wins in seven games, Fresno State’s baseball team lost a weekend series 2-1 against San Jose State on April 13-15. The Bulldogs won Friday’s game, 11-7, but lost Saturday, 15-7, and Sunday, 10-7. The Bulldogs began Game 1 with pitcher Ryan Jensen on the mound, who allowed a run in the first inning. The Bulldogs offense quickly responded with a Torin Goldstein single to bring in JT Arruda. Later in the inning, Zach Presno hit a home run to bring Carter Bins and Goldstein home, giving Fresno State an early 4-1 lead. For the next three innings, Jensen settled down and managed to keep the Spartans from scoring. In the fourth, Bulldogs Miles Tomczak and Korby Batesole both scored. And in the fifth, Bins, Batesole, Nolan Dempsey, Presno and Goldstein all scored, including

a two-run homer by Goldstein making the score 11-2. The Spartans answered with five of their own, but the Bulldogs were able to hold them off for the rest of the game. The final score was 11-7 with Fresno State having 16 hits and two errors. In Game 2 of the series, the Spartans scored six unanswered runs, with four in the first and two in the next inning to take a 6-0 lead. The Bulldogs were able to get on the board in the third thanks to a three-run home run by Jeremiah Burks. By the sixth, the ‘Dogs still trailed the Spartans 8-4. The Bulldogs made several pitching changes in order to get out of the seventh. Unphased, the Spartans scored five more runs to extend their lead to 13-4. Although Fresno State was able to score two runs in the eighth and one more in the ninth, the Spartans’ lead proved too much for the ‘Dogs after scoring in two more runs in the last two innings.

Game 2 of the series ended 15-7 in favor of San Jose, splitting the series 1-1 and leaving the series to be decided in Game 3. The Bulldogs celebrated the 2008 Fresno State National Championship team in the beginning of Game 3. Sixteen members of the 2008 team were present before the start of the game to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. They also took pictures with fans and the National Championship trophy after signing autographs. The last game started with pitcher Davis Moore on the mound for the ‘Dogs who allowed two runs by the Spartans in the first. Fresno State responded with a run thanks to Arruda whose sacrifice brought in Zach Ashford who was at third. Moore settled down, and along with the defense, Fresno State managed to keep the Spartans from scoring in the next three innings. Fresno State scored three runs in the third, taking a 4-2 lead. During the fourth, Goldstein came out of the game with a knee injury that occured while trying to get an out

at first base. His condition was not disclosed. The Bulldogs continued their lead into the fifth when San Jose scored twice to tie the game. The Spartans took back the lead in the sixth by scoring a run, to give them a 5-4 lead. Bulldog outfielders Ashford and Nolan Dempsey’s big catches kept the Spartans scoreless in the next two innings. In the eighth, the Bulldogs managed to score twice after a Presno double that scored Burks and Bins. Fresno State went into the top of the ninth with the lead, 6-5. Pitcher Nikoh Mitchell relieved Moore in the fifth. However, he was relieved by Jamison Hill who gave up five runs before getting the third out to end the Spartans’ scoring. With two outs already in the inning, Arruda gave the ‘Dogs hope of a comeback when he hit a triple that brought in Batesole. The Spartans’ lead diminished to three, but it would be too late for the Bulldogs with the next batter grounding out and ending the inning, the game and series.



MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018


Defense takes over Spring Preview And so does Marshawn Lynch By Nugesse Ghebrendrias @nugebear13

I didn’t see him until the very end. It couldn’t be him, I thought, as if the hoodie, dreadlocks and the “BEAST MODE” sweater didn’t give it away. Even Fresno State starting quarterback Marcus McMaryion was surprised to see the Super Bowl winner. “I kind of just looked over my shoulder, and it’s kind of cool he came out here to support [‘Dogs head coach Jeff] Tedford” McMaryion said. Luckily, some of the other reporters with better cameras captured Marshawn Lynch as he was conversing with some of the Bulldogs, including freshman running back Ronnie Rivers. Lynch played for Tedford back in 2004, when he became one of the best players in the country during his three-year stint with the University of California, Berkeley Golden Bears. He is a running back for the Oakland Raiders. Lynch might’ve caused a stir, but the Bulldog defense seized the spotlight. For some, including myself, Orlando Steinauer’s departure in late February posed some questions about the team's fortunes on the defensive side of the ball. Those questions were answered Saturday. Even though it’s only spring, you could tell this team is energized. Defensive back Juju Hughes spoke to reporters after the game, and the energy emanating from the player was infectious. When asked if the defense won the

Fresno State quarterback Marcus McMaryion at the Spring Preview at Bulldog Stadium on April 14, 2018.

scrimmage, Hughes did his best to stay fair, but being a defensive player swayed his opinion. “You know I’m always going to give it to the defense. You know I’m a biased guy. You can’t ask me that,” Hughes said jokingly. “Both teams went out and played good today.” Newly appointed defensive coordinator Bert Watts told me in the past about the excitement and energy he plans to bring to the team, and it’s showing. The Bulldogs were flying to the ball, whether in the backfield or the secondary. The unit was in midseason form. Not to mention linebacker Tanner Rice who almost scored a touchdown after he picked off Jorge Reyna just outside the red zone. For some on the defense, like Clovis North graduate Jasad Haynes, the Spring

Preview provided an opportunity to take first-team reps on a consistent basis. “I feel really good, man. We put in a lot of work from the start of spring until now,” Haynes said. “I feel like my role changed a lot. I was second string last year, and now they want me to step up in the starting role.” Although, it wouldn’t be fair to give the defense all the credit. Reyna did lead a touchdown drive as well as did McMaryion, who continued to show his ability both throwing and running the football. McMaryion pushed the ball downfield with accuracy and also ran the ball when needed. In terms of his development, McMaryion points to comfort in the offense as his goal moving forward. “I don’t know if you guys could tell, but as far as the checks go, just being comfort-

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able in the offense and getting the offense in a good position to execute a play is the next step I have taken, I would say,” McMaryion said. It sure didn’t look like a spring game. The intensity level was high all morning. The day wasn’t only about the players. A few fans were fortunate to participate in some on-field activities. The passing competition had contestants toss the football into certain targets at a distance, and the kicking competition gave contestants a chance to test their ability to hit the football through the goalposts. The most entertaining part came before the competition when Tedford dusted off that former Fresno State quarterback arm and hit a target – I was impressed. Overall, a fun and exciting day for Bulldog football, though I wish I’d got a photo with Lynch.


Team looks for successful 2018-19 season By Vanessa Romo @VanesssaRomo

Fresno State wrestling head coach Troy Steiner and his team made some noise in their first year back, and it continues even in their offseason. The ‘Dogs finished fifth in the nation in home attendance. Crowds averaged a total of 4,566, following No.1 Iowa with 8,996, Penn State, Ohio State and No. 4 Rutgers. "I just want to thank the Red Wave for a great start," Steiner said. "Bringing wrestling back to the Valley was the right decision, and we are going to build this program into something very special. We understand we must do our part and put an exciting product on the mat that is entertaining to watch and we will work to do that as we continue to climb.” During the season, the ‘Dogs continued to pack the Save Mart Center with over 3,700 fans each dual.

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Bulldog wrestling looks for a successful 2018-19 season after adding wrestling royalty Adam Kemp to the roster.

The program’s biggest crowd was 6,840 on Nov. 17 when the ‘Dogs faced Illinois. The team also added wrestling royalty, Adam Kemp, to its 2018-19 roster last Thursday. "We are excited to have Adam part of the Bulldog wrestling program," Steiner said. "He has a tremendous upside and comes from wrestling royalty, as he is the son of Lee Kemp, a three-time NCAA and World Champion." Kemp’s father Lee finished his collegiate career 143-6-1, locked in a 110-match win streak and was a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. The younger Kemp is expected to wrestle at 165 for the ‘Dogs. Kemp is now the fourth Bulldog signee alongside South Dakota native Nick Casperson, Turlock native Isaiah Pitman and Vacaville native Lawrence Saenz. The team finished its 2017-18 season 1-5 in the Big 12 conference and 4-16 overall. Fresno State also made an appearance in the Big 12 Championships and NCAA Championships after taking an 11-year hiatus. With all that in mind, the ‘Dogs are looking toward a hopeful 2018-19 season.

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April 16, 2018