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Reimbursement for students?

Estela Anahi Jaramillo · The Collegian

ASI approves $15,000 for internship reimbursements, says eligible students can get up to $100 back.

ArtHop showcases graphic design students Page 5

Vanessa Hernandez: 'For the Valley' Page 7

Kameron Thorn· The Collegian

Wyatt Bible · The Collegian

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Julia Espinoza • The Collegian

Associated Students Inc. (ASI) gathers in ASI senate meeting on March 9, 2022. ASI approved funding for an internship reimbursement program presented by Sen. Alison Garibay in its most recent senate meeting on April 6, 2022.

ASI approves internship reimbursement funds, provides GAC updates ship. She highlighted the importance of intern-

important to make sure that we can reach this

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Jackson said.

Senators discussed an internship reimbursement program proposal during and up-

“Pre-med scribes are working eight-to-10need that portfolio that will help propel them gineering student needs one more specialized

Jackson also presented a discussion item for

that would allow students to be reimbursed for materials bought for their internship.



bursement program and get up to $100 back.


students… but can come with extra costs. In-


in deciding whether or not it will be an ongoing program.


Jackson said. She also made it clear that this would be

bigger reimbursement program; to grow be-


cal therapists who aid injured soldiers.

ship reimbursement program.

potential to help all students with an intern-






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den expressed deep antisemitic and pro-Nazi

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DREAM Week highlights resources for undocumented students By Adam Ricardo Solis Reporter

who were purposefully detained in order to go undercover at a private detention center, sparked conversations during the Q&A with the documentarians, Marco Saavedra and Viridiana Martinez, about how to get involved with activism, as well as their inspiration for being

The Dream Success Center held a series of events throughout the week of April 4 to share information and awareness about resources available to AB540, undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

“Start with grounding yourself, whether that be in family or faith or community, and then

The series of events, called DREAM Week, was hosted by Susana Hernández, associate professor and chair of the department of educational leadership, Luis Fernando Macías, assistant professor for the department of Chicano and Latin American studies and Gaby Encinas, They created the event after learning about the challenges undocumented students face in

who were undocumented, Saavedra said that she was only able to stay motivated and focused on her goal because she knew the people she was helping could have been her or someone Adam Ricardo Solis • The Collegian

The Dream Success Center held multiple events to help raise awareness about the resources available to undocumented students and staff.

“I hate to be the bearer of bad news or to burst anybody’s bubble, but activism that is

Macías noted that they wanted their research “out of libraries” and “out of obscure academic journals” to make DREAM Week more

been available to Fresno State students, faculty

DREAM Week included a variety of events such as a virtual panel with an immigrant legal defense that shared information about free

During the opening event, Macías spoke on how events like DREAM Week take a certain amount of risk for some “because the issues on undocumentation in the Central Valley are very real,” and speaking out on issues or looking for

you’re doing it right, you will get burned out, and there will be a lot of people that don’t like -

“So how is it that we approach that type of de-stigmatization, while also honoring the realities that we do have a very strong anti-immigrant contingency right outside these walls?” -

More information can be found on College Corps’ website as well as their Instagram and




Graphic design students display Social Justice Poster Project By Ashley Flowers A&E Editor

Fresno State students showcased their graphic design skills while advocating for social justice during ArtHop in the Social Justice

students from Fresno State with the support of The works and presentations aimed at promoting positive conversations about social infrastructure and provided an opportunity to

Christian Garcia, a transfer student from Fresno City College with his associates degree in studio art, described his project as an expression that advocates for Mexican and Latin “These people are human, just like everyone else, and should be treated with the same reican American and grew up hearing the many hardships my parents and grandparents faced Like other participating students, Garcia used the SJPP as a platform to share these be-

the showcase, partly due to COVID-19 restrictions last year and partly due to the growing and evolving nature of the project,” said VirginEvent organizers invited Patterson to col-

She credited Fresno State lecturer Glenn Terpstra, assistant professor Yasmin Rodriguez and assistant professor Matt Hopson-Walker for facilitating the project, hosting gesture Phebe Conley Gallery technician Chris Lopez, who oversees the M Street Gallery venue, was also credited for helping with the event and ent guest speakers addressed graphic design Guest speakers included Sabiha Basrai, designer and co-owner of Design Action Collective in Oakland; Amos Kennedy, letterpress printer; and Karlo Muro, Fresno-based graphic design-

“I hope students feel inspired to participate in projects like these, along with continually using any platform to advocate for those who feel like they don’t have a voice, [and] I am hoping that viewers feel inspired to take action and iniAlicia Benitez, a fourth-year participant, focused her project on sexual misconduct in school and professional environments through the use of a mixture of elementary-style script and block letter typefaces to correlate with the visuals of the texture and the “sticker-like “I think the [SJPP project] provides a space for students to create something for a social isto bring awareness while being creative, and I think that is something you do not often see Aside from displaying her art, Benitez, who is treasurer for Fresno State’s Graphic Design Club, tabled at the entrance to the event to sell

“It’s always good to see others do what you do and, more importantly, learn from them and their own experiences,” said Nayeli Flores Mendoza, a transfer student now studying graphic

“I know how much my peers and I put into our work, and it was very nice to see it recog-

Mendoza – a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient – focused her project on the campaign for the #HomeisHere movement for “Dreamers,” which is any adult that

Garcia agreed, calling the experience “over-

and receives legal protection from deportation She said the Clean Dream Act could open up opportunities for her and “allow a sense of “My inspiration for this project was my community as well as the many Dreamers who, like myself, are hopeful for a better future,”

“Not only getting to have my art on display, but getting to see people react to it in such a thing that I would love to be a part of in the Students interested in participating in the next SJPP are encouraged by Patterson to look out for information next January at soWyatt Bible • The Collegian

Top: The Social Justice Poster Project went on display at M Street Gallery. Bottom: Nayeli Flores’ “Clean Dream Act Now,” also on display.




Opinion: Climate Change awareness for Earth Day 2022 issue to light using her platform, talking about a conversation she had with her friend about climate change. She explained how severe it has been getting, to the point where people, like her friend, who have wanted kids made the decision not to because of the scarcity of water that will eventually arise. “I think as human beings we don’t act until

Estela Anahi Jaramillo • The Collegian

California’s landmark, Half Dome located at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park on Dec. 28, 2020.

By Estela Anahi Jaramillo Sports Editor

There’s serendipity in sitting at the trail end of a three-mile hike, being around nothing but trees and wilderness. Fresno has the luxury of hugging the Sierra Nevada mountains for quick day trips to hike, swim in the lake or even just sightsee. During the nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19, the world was able to witness Earth healing. Pictures of bioluminescent algae exploded on the internet as it made an appearance along the California coast. But why did this algae appear, and why did Earth start to slowly heal? There were no humans outside. Hearing, “We’re heading towards [a] catastrophe,” is quite a rude awakening for those who spend their time outdoors. As we head into Earth Day this Friday, April 22, the internet was introduced to NASA scientist Peter Kalmus who, along with other

scientists, blocked the entrance to the Chase Bank in Los Angeles. The company is accused of being one of the major contributors to fossil fuel pollution. In a video surfacing on Twitter and TikTok, Kalmus said this issue is worth the risk of getting arrested so the world can wake up and see what is going on. I spend my time regularly exploring the sequoias in Fresno’s very own backyard, and seeing not just activists, but scientists who have spent years learning and receiving higher education, chaining themselves to these banks is terrifying. I’ve spent countless hours hiking and loving Mother Nature. For years, I have done what I can to help preserve Mother Nature and her beauty; from reusable water bottles, to reusable straws and bags and walking from place to place when I have the chance, doing what I can to continue to enjoy the outdoors we have right now.

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The world has already seen the heartbreaking image of the Great Barrier Reef and learned how exactly the reef was destroyed through documentaries despite being one of the seven natural wonders of the world. “This is for all the kids in the world, all the young people, all of the future people. This is so much bigger than us,” Kalmus said. Living in this current state, it’s alarming to see what the future holds for Earth. Growing up

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are speaking about this now. For years many celebrities have used their platforms to let people know what is going on, with instances like Shailene Woodley coming out as an activist and getting arrested for her consequent activist actions in 2016 to instances like Kalmus chaining himself to the Chase Bank Since the pandemic social media has taken the world by storm, and it’s been fascinating to see people share their stories about climate change. Even students who are studying climate change, as well as other scientists, are “blowing up” on TikTok to inform the world about what is going on. With Earth Day being just days away, I want to express my love for the natural beauty outside by using my platform to inform readers about what is going on. One of our jobs as the younger generation should be to change things. We are capable of impact, no matter how small of an action is taken. The world saw this during the Black Lives Matter protests. “The media does a fantastic job at making on TikTok. This quote speaks volumes, and as a student studying journalism it’s my hope that my work and the work of my peers changes this perspective. Younger voices are a force to be reckoned with. To every person who gains a following on social media or within a community, I urge you to use your platform to educate and inform.

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‘Hometown hero’ embraces Pride of the Valley By Estela Anahi Jaramillo

Pennington said Hernandez had the talent at a young age and knew the young athlete would be moving on to play college ball. But with her knowledge of Hernandez’s talent, Pennington noted that young athletes like that need to stay humble and earn their spot on

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Fresno has always been home for Vanessa Hernandez. Growing up 15 minutes away in Sanger, Hernandez said she always knew she would attend Fresno State. When she was presented the opportunity to receive a scholarship and play for the Bulldogs, it was a decision that required no thinking. Fresno State takes pride in being “For the Valley,” and Hernandez is one of the athletes to claim a deeper feeling for this saying because of her roots. “I take a lot of pride in it because I’m one of the few that are left,” she said. Hernandez grew up attending Fresno State softball games. Now at 22 and having nearly eight years of commitment to Fresno State softball, she said her pride for Fresno State all around goes deep. Initially Hernandez didn’t plan on pursuing softball. Her focus was on basketball but after starting out in Junior Giants and later moving on to play recreational softball, she developed a love for the sport. Hernandez then moved to Fresno to join the Fresno Force softball team, which gave her the opportunity to play with committed Division 1 athletes, gaining exposure at a young age. “I joined that team my freshman year, and within one year of being on that team I had committed that summer,” Hernandez said. Hernandez gained exposure not only from Fresno State, but from other schools such as Nebraska, which also had its eye on the young softball player. Her talent was strengthened by coaches who had experienced college level play, which helped her gain the attention from D1 schools. the assistant softball coach at Arizona State University. During her time at Sanger High School, she played under Erica Pennington, who played college softball at UNLV. energy and talent created her personality as a player. “Watching her develop through the four years was a joy. Her learning the game [and] learning strategy made her more of a threat on both sides of the game,” Pennington said. According to Pennington, Hernandez’s free spirit often created a fun environment in the dugout for the team. Pennington high-

“I know college for her was not a cakewalk, but she got through adversity and has stuck it out every year. I am so, so proud of her determination and dedication this far,” she said. Hernandez said that committing so early on in high school did leave her wondering if it had to stay close to home and her family was the right one for her. “I never really got to explore my options, because my Mom had told me, ‘The longer you wait, the less money you’re gonna get for this kind of scholarship.’ I didn’t want to be in a complicated position,” she said. lot for her to play travel ball in high school, and emphasized that money is oftentimes a major draw for young athletes, as she personally experienced. Joining clubs in high school helped her gain exposure from universities despite the cost. “I literally tell them every day, I wish I could say enough thank yous to show you how much I appreciate everything you’ve done for me. They’ve worked so hard,” she said. Hernandez said her method of giving back

Wyatt Bible and Vendila Yang • The Collegian

Top: Vanessa Hernandez at first base in the series against San Diego State. Bottom: Hernandez runs to home plate in the doubleheader against St. Mary’s.

well,” and being able to do so close to home is something Hernandez said she will always be thankful for. Pennington also praised Hernandez’s decision to stay home and grow into a “hometown

lighted Hernandez’s tendency to dance and joke around, but said she was always ready to

the start of Hernandez making her mark at Fresno State.

from watching someone she once coached continue to give back to her community through

“grind” when needed.. “She had grown to be a vocal leader, and to communicate and pump her team up. [She believed] this was a team sport, and [that] you need your team to win… She grew into a leader,” Pennington said. Hernandez’s time playing high school softball foreshadowed her collegiate career, as her team at the time moved on to play in the Valley Championship at Margie Wright Diamond. Pennington emphasized the conversation she had with Hernandez at that game during her junior year. Even though the team came up short, it was

“I think it made her more tough and determined. She got to play again in the City County game, which hosts all elite senior players that graduating year. She did amazing and won an award for the game as well,” Pennington said. Despite visiting Nebraska and observing the attractions at other universities, her decision to come to Fresno State was an easy one. “Fresno State kind of stepped in and was

coaching and lessons. “It was fun to watch the growth and leadership she produced and passed onto future generations of Apaches,” Pennington said. As Hernandez nears the end of her collegiate career, she said her time with the next generation of players is a priority. “Life’s more than softball... I feel like that’s the most important thing for me, interacting with the little kids, because I remember when I was there. I’m at that age and I’ve just been bigger than myself, and doing it for a bigger reason that’s other than myself. That’s [my] biggest takeaway,” she was.

on it. And I was like, no, I don’t need any time, I want to commit right now. And I ended up committing there. But I think it was for the best,” Hernandez said.




Fresno State tennis rides on 10-game winning streak By Estela Anahi Jaramillo Sports Editor

The Fresno State women’s tennis team has been well underway as they ride on a 10-game winning streak. The women remain undefeated in their Mountain West (MW) season with an 8-0 record. Last season, the Bulldogs were 6-1 at this point in the MW conference. Now they surpass last season overall mark of 8-2 with their 8-0 record. They continued to carry a 10-game winning defeated home record at Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center. No. 65 ranked, the Bulldogs notched wins against Air Force and New Mexico during Spring Break. The ‘Dogs beat Air Force 4-2 and New Mexico 4-1. In their game against Air Force, the Bulldogs rallied in singles after falling short for the doubles point. Fresno State responded to the started the singles play. Carlotta Nonnis Marzano and Carolina Piferi closed it out with straight set victories,

leading the Falcons 2-1. Their match against New Mexico started on a similar beat. The Bulldogs lost their doubles point to the Lobos, but came back strong in singles. No. 1 Pang Jittakoat started the singles matches out strong in her quick match, winning tied up the Bulldogs and the Lobos. Nonnis Marzano, Cristina Flaquer and Matilde Magrini won straight sets against the Lobos, with Magrini securing the clinching point for the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs have improved to 33-8 overall (16-2 in MW matches) in the two seasons head coach Denise Dy has been with the team. Fresno State has been ranked nationally (No. 65) for the eighth consecutive week in the ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings. With the team’s unbeaten record in conferin the MW. The Bulldogs will take on Boise State and this weekend. They then head to the Mountain West Championships in Tucson, Arizona at the end of April.

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A.C. Hummel in her singles match against Colorado State on March 27 at Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center.