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CITY BUYS THEATER Fresno councilmembers vote 4-3 to purchase Tower Theatre for $6.5 million. Page 2

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The City of Fresno and city councilmembers voted in favor of purchasing the Tower Theatre, located on 815 E. Olive Ave., on April 21, 2022.

City Council votes to purchase the Tower Theater By Ashley Flowers A&E Editor After over a year of controversial legal battles surrounding the Adventure Church’s potential purchase of the Tower Theatre, Fresno’s City Council voted on April 21 to purchase the historic theater for $6.5 million. The City Council approved the purchase 4-3, with councilmembers Garry Bredefeld, Luis Chavez and Mike Karbassi voting against it; and Miguel Arias, Nelson Esparza, Tyler Maxwell and Esmeralda Soria in favor. “Overall, this is excellent news,” said Jaguar Bennett, member of the Save the Tower Theatre Demonstration Committee. “This is a practical solution to preserving the Tower Theatre as a historical, cultural and economic asset for the city of Fresno and the whole San Joaquin Valley. City ownership will ensure that the Tower Theatre remains a working theater available to the whole community.” Adventure Church has not responded to requests for comments at this time, but Anthony Flores, who founded Adventure Church with wife Mandy in 2010, did share a message on the church’s social media accounts. “We didn’t win the vote. We lost that, and we knew we would. Let me tell you what we won: I have watched this church be tested and tried. We have been put through hell. Yet we have preserved. We push forward, and have The message ended with an invitation for readers to attend a church service at Adventure

Church. The committee has been protesting the initial purchase of the Tower Theatre by the Adventure Church on Sunday mornings since January 2021, but last Sunday was a celebration. Bennett said it’s unsure if the protest will continue. “We are continuing to watch this situation closely, and we will continue to advocate for the interests of the Tower District community. But what that advocacy will look like in the future will depend on the needs of the community,” he said. Prior to the vote, supporters of either the Adventure Church or the Save the Tower Theatre Demonstration Committee were able to make public comments. Flores accused the city of racial discrimination. “It must be nice to be a white, middle-class man in America and in [the] Tower District, because I’m getting kicked out, and dude is getting a sweetheart of a loan – your taxpayer dollars,” Flores said in the April 18 episode of Adventure Church’s YouTube account. “If anything, Anthony Flores and Adventure Church based their entire strategy on capitalizing on the extraordinary privileges that are granted to conservative evangelical churches. No other religious group or secular organization would have been allowed to break the law for over a year and get away with it,” Bennett said in response when asked about Flores’ comments. The Save the Tower committee accused the

Adventure Church, a Foursquare church, of anti-LGBTQ+ sentiments and referenced old posts on its websites with biblical passages that condemn homosexuality and gender transitioning. The Tower Theatre has been seen as a haven for the LGBTQ+ community within Fresno, according to Bennett in a previous interview. Questions remain for how the Tower The-

atre will be managed under city ownership. “I would like to see the Tower Theatre managed by a community-based organization; idea board that has substantial representation of Fresno’s artist community. That would be a much better and more responsible manager of the theater than an out-of-town promotions company,” Bennett said.

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The Save the Tower Theatre Demonstration Committee gathers in front of the Tower Theatre to protest against the Adventure Church every Sunday.




‘Examining Machismo’ examines toxic masculinity By Adam Ricardo Solis Reporter The Cross Cultural and Gender Center (CCGC) hosted its “Examining Machismo” activity on Wednesday, April 20 at the speaker’s platform. gemonic masculinity in the Latinx community at Fresno State. The event focused on the socially constructed male practice and behavior that dominates over and subordinates women. “Examining Machismo” also brought awareness to men who do not follow typical gender roles in the Latinx community. Organizers presented an interactive activity for students walking on campus to write down their thoughts through a questionnaire, which was meant to collect data on how machismo has Lesly Beas, a senior majoring in sociology and the Latino/a Programs’ student coordinaout if people have had a positive or negative experience with machismo. Machismo is a Spanish term that translates to strong or aggressive masculine pride, especially in Latinx culture. “In shorter terms, it’s rooted in toxic mascuhouseholds,” Beas said. She said data will hopefully be used later in the semester to develop a future workshop for CCGC. Beas hopes that events like these will be aimed at providing resources and advice on how to discuss and handle machismo.

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Lesly Beas, Fresno State student and Cross-Cultural and Gender Center (CCGC) coordinator, hosts “Examining Machismo” booth at the free speech area.

term machismo, their reaction is usually negative. However, she noted that masculinity itself is not a bad thing. “We’re also wanting to hear from people who have experienced or seen masculinity in general in a positive light, whether it’s pride in your life that you feel [has] taught you so much,” Beas said. She said having the chance to work on this project and gather the information from other Fresno State students is work that she is passionate about. “I was hopeful that hearing other people’s responses to the question would empower others to write their experiences as well,” Beas said.

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Fresno State students who walked by the booth on campus wrote down their experiences with machismo in their lives.

“This is a very prevalent topic, or something that is prevalent in Latino households, so I think it’s important for us to talk about taboo topics like this and bring awareness to these issues and how we can deal with them.” As of fall 2021, over 51% of students at Fresno State identify as Latinx, according to university demographic data.

Beas said providing a safe space to have these conversations for people who may identify with the topic is important to provide at Fresno State. The CCGC’s next event is the African American Programs and Services “Sistah to Sistah” on Tuesday at noon in the Harambee Room, located in the Thomas Building, Room 109.




CCGC’s event calls for Hmong cultural inclusion at Fresno State By Edward Lopez Senior News Reporter The Fresno State Cross-Cultural and Gender Center (CCGC) explored Hmong students’ higher education in its latest Lunch and Learn series on April 20. During the event, Fresno State student Yis, who did not provide a translated version of the Hmong name in order to emphasize the Hmong culture, highlighted support groups tailored to help Hmong students bridge cultural gaps in higher education. “As I began my journey on my path to higher education at a state university, there were many unforeseen obstacles along the way such ronment, understanding requirements in each individual career path and what best suited my talents,” Yis said. Fresno State alumnus Soua Xiong, assistant professor at the Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation, and Doua Lor, learning specialist from the University of Arizona, said greater support for Hmong student services is needed. They also presented data from their own research about student services from a Hmong perspective during the hour-long virtual presentation. The speakers agreed traditionally underrepresented and underserved communities faced cause of unique cultural challenges. Xiong and Lor said traditional research fails to understand the unique circumstances Hmong students face navigating higher education. “Instead of asking why so few Hmong stu-

By Manuel Hernandez News Editor In March, the Associated Students Inc. (ASI) student court unanimously voted to disqualify Fresno State student Edward Thurber from the ASI 2022-23 presidential election. for an ASI special presidential election. On April 22, he announced his intent to appeal the court’s decision. “I absolutely plan to appeal the disqualiupheld, and that the special election will not be required,” Thurber said.

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Speakers at the CCGC event “Lunch and Learn” discussed the difficulties Hmong students face in higher education on April 20, 2022. more on campus services. What are they actually doing to contribute towards Hmong student success?” Lor said. Lor noted that if universities’ resources then they can truly begin to help students and earn their trust. “When it comes to reaching out to the Hmong students on campus, I would say it is going to take some time to establish that trust with them,” Xiong said. Hmong women, in particular, face unique

On Monday, the appeal was submitted and According to Alex Walker, ASI’s election commissioner, Thurber has a right to appeal the decision of the student court. The appeal will go to Carolyn Coon, interim “Coon is not required to review his appeal if she decides not to, similar to how the Supreme Court can decline to hear a case,” Walker said. He said that if Coon decides to review Thurber’s appeal, she can reject it and uphold the student court decision. If Coon decides in favor of the appeal, it

challenges due to traditional gender roles in their culture, which oftentimes limits Hmong women’s abilities to take advantage of the same resources available to men, according to Lor. “The expectation for moms and [other] women were that they had to do chores, [they] can’t stay out late [and they’re] limited on experiences in terms of getting professional development,“ Lor said. Organizations such as the Hmong fraternity Eta Alpha Gamma or the Hmong Student Association (HGSA) were highlighted for building

trust with Hmong students, who were then better able to take advantage of campus resources. The speakers called for increased cultural sensitivity within the university and said that focusing on being able to understand cultural backgrounds opens the door for traditionally skeptical students to seek aid. “By connecting with someone who understands their cultural background and experiences, it’s going to address that cultural familiarity and they will have an opportunity to

cancel the special election. Walker said the ballot results from the previous election will be announced if Coon accepts the appeal. “If my appeal is rejected, a special election is clearly necessary so that my many supporters will have the opportunity to vote for another eligible candidate,” Thurber said. “I am so grateful for my supporters and what we created this semester in our campaign for sentation and equal opportunity for all students

Coon has until April 26 to make her decision. A second ASI presidential debate is scheduled on April 26 at the University Student Union (USU) in Room 312 - 314 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Candidates from the previous election, D’Aungillique Jackson and Aidan Garaygordobil, will return, as well as a new candidate, Cinthya Arriaga Sanchez. The 2022-23 ASI special election voting process will be from May 3 to 5. The new student body president will be announced May 7 at 1 p.m. in USU Room 308 and streams on Facebook live.

to increase accessibility and student success,” he said.



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cans. “The goal for this slice of The Collegian will be to inform and entertain,” said Jesus Delgadillo, current editor-in-chief of APR.

Senior News Reporter This story is a continuation of The Collegian series in celebration of its centennial anniversary. These features looks back at historical moments in the publication’s history. For this feature story, this paper focuses on

munity at large.” The supplement hadn’t published a paper since 2018, but it released its comeback issue on March 8. The APR’s most recent issue discussed spam musubi, Hmong New Year and introduced the

Voz de Aztlán and one of the most recent supThe Roots of La Voz de Aztlán The origins of La Voz de Aztlán dates back edition supplement on May 5, 1969, under the name La Pluma Morena or The Black Pen. cant to the minority supplement as it fell on the same day as Cinco de Mayo, in which Mexican revolutionary forces defeated the French forces in the battle of Puebla in 1862. La Pluma Morena advertised itself as the missing voice of the people of color in news media at The Daily Collegian, according to the editors in an editorial in the supplement. “Its contents and posture will and should

The APR is written by editor and chief DelYuatongjerxiong and Vanessa Rosario. ity for writing as well as his initial major being media communications and journalism. He eventually applied for the editor-in-chief position following a discussion with APR faculty adviser BoNhia Lee. Delgadillo was motivated in part because he wanted to help with the resurrection of the supplement as it had not been published in years “I wanted to participate because I wanted the opportunity to show my writing ability and be able to contribute to the supplement. The paper had been unpublished for a few years, and I wanted to help bring it back to campus,” Delgadillo said He expressed gratitude for having the opportunity to work at a supplement newspaper ing students of color. “It feels great knowing that there are supplements which give the point of views for students of color. Reading the ethnic supplements also gives me a new perspective and insight into the importance of providing a space for content

also gained it for all those students who need it. And those in our community who have been left out of the scheme of things will be urged to contribute as well for they have much to say,” The First Issue of La Voz de Aztlán Oct. 6, 1969, bearing striking resemblance to La Pluma Morena with imagery of Mexican revolutionaries under the banner of Chicano liberation on the front page. The supplement paper was directed toward the Chicano and Native Americans at Fresno State, or at the time Fresno State College (FSC). Those groups at the time constituted 7% of the student population, according to the Fresno State College 1969 facts book. The supplement paper discussed news events relevant to students in those commugrapes boycott, immigrant rights and Chicano education. The supplement team consisted of Carlos Chale Martinez Jr., Ramon Chacon, Fransisco Rodriquez, Paul Graham, Lehman H. Brightman, Omar Salimas, George Olveda and Ernesto Trejo. The most prudent issues on campus for Chicano students at the time were minority education and support for the ethnic studies


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La Voz de Aztlán published its first supplement paper on Oct. 6, 1969, showing imagery of Mexican revolutionaries and Chicano liberators. program and the Equal Opportunity program, Robert Mezzy. Programs like the ethnic studies or equal opportunity programs were seen by their minority At the same time, pressure was put on the university from the community after Mezzy’s -

nic studies applicant Marvin X, who was also a person of color, increased it. tent they believed accurately portrayed the feelings of Chicano and Native American students at FSC. Much like its contemporary supplement counterparts, APR primarily focuses on news

that our student groups would be interested in reading,” Delgadillo said. He said that there should be more awareness for the increase in anti-Asian hate due to the pandemic. Delgadillo noted that if anyone is interested should reach out to their faculty advisor at bonhia@csufresno.edu for more information. “I would like to thank our readers for supporting and engaging with the content that also like to tell our readers to continue looking forward to new printings of APR when it resumes distribution in the fall 2022 semester,” he said.





Sustainability Club celebrates Campus Earth Day in-person

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Organizations tabled at the Campus Earth Day event to raise awareness about environmental issues and work currently being done in the community.

By Ashley Flowers A&E Editor

The Fresno State Sustainability Club celebrated Earth Day on April 20 with other local community organizations to share resources and raise awareness about environmental issues. Campus Earth Day is a yearly event held on campus, but the pandemic forced the Sustainability Club to participate virtually last year, according to club secretary Manyu Amarasinghe, a junior majoring in biology and minoring in public health. “We had to take a momentary pause... but we still held virtual talks and guest speakers, and did our best to accommodate. That is why son event this year,” said fourth-year biochemistry major and Sustainability Club president Devon Lee. This year, the celebration was held at the Memorial Gardens in front of the Kennel Bookstore and informed students about sustainability work from groups like the Central California Environmental Justice Network, Mid Valley Disposal and the Central Utility Plant Replacement (CUPR) (P3) Project. Years of participating in events like Campus Earth Day connected the Sustainability Club with other local climate and sustainability groups, but this year the club tried to expand its reach. “This year, we also tried to use this event as an opportunity to forge new connections with other organizations, so we also extended the invitation out to organizations we had never col-

laborated with before,” Amarasinghe said. “We also use this event as an opportunity to interact with the student body and gain their perspectives on sustainability.” Close to 200 students stopped by to speak tions throughout the event, according to Amarasinghe. Organizations at the event used games like trivia to connect with students while also raising awareness. Mid Valley Disposal gave out prizes to attendees who successfully answered questions using recycling guides. Lee and other Sustainability Club members asked attendees who visited their table to

from 6 to 7 p.m. Mayor Jerry Dyer’s Beautify Fresno initiative will also be teaming up with the Highway City Community Development Corporation to host a 2022 Great American cleanup event on April 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers will meet at the Highway City CDC parking lot at 4718 N. Polk Ave. at 9:30 a.m. to sign in and attend orientation. Reedley College will also host its annual STEM Conference on Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The free event is meant to inspire Central Valley students to pursue science, technology, engineering and math. During this event Sustainability Club members will be present and performing outreach. Students interested in attending future events with the club can connect with members through Instagram or contact a representative via email at fresnostatesustainabilityclub@ gmail.com to be put on a mailing list. A general interest form is also available on the campus’ sustainability page.

bought, to raise awareness regarding water conservation. “Sometimes we feel Fresno unfairly gets a reputation as not being as involved as it should be in regards to sustainability and activism and organizing, so we wanted to dispel this myth and elevate the voices and platforms of those actively working to improve our community and the lives of the residents here,” Lee said. Other organizations focused on upcoming events and programs. The CUPR project advertised BIG’s Green Opportunity programs available to Fresno State students, including annual scholarships where students can work organizations. More information can be found at fresnostate.edu/cupr. Students interested in getting involved can attend the next club meeting, which will be held on Thursday, April 28 in Science II, Room 125

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Sustainability Club president Devon Lee speaks with attendees of Campus Earth Day 2022.




Interior design senior showcase ‘Revive’ opens in Phebe Conley Gallery By Ashley Flowers A&E Editor

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the interior design senior showcase exhibit “Revive” is open to the public in the Phebe Conley Gallery through April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit gives graduating interior design students the opportunity to redesign an existing space to serve a community in need. “We missed two years of the show, so it’s quite a celebration,” said Holly Sowles, Fresno State professor and program coordinator of interior design. “If you get an opportunity to go for a walk-through, you should. They did a really good job of decorating the space, and their work is very high quality.” The exhibit marks the completion of a yearlong capstone project in which students spent space to design, and the second on the design itan interior design senior at Fresno State. “Overall, it was a long and hard process, especially since COVID-19 hit us, making this a and got our spark again,” Kaur said. “There are times when it feels overwhelming, [like] there’s bring ourselves together and push forward into completing this project.” Sowles said that each year of the interior design program focuses on developing students’ skills “step by step” so that by the end of the program everything comes together. She said oftentimes the work is misconstrued as “just making things pretty” by people unfamiliar with interior design. “We get a lot of students that come into the program. They watch way too much HGTV [Home & Garden television], and they think that’s what they’re going to do. [But] it’s a lot of work, very time consuming, and they have to be really engaged with their topic,” Sowles said. The annual project asks students to focus on how to make an existing space better serve a community in need in order to emphasize the range of responsibilities an interior designer has, according to Sowles. “Say someone’s a victim of domestic violence, and they show up some place with children. What do you do? How do you house them? How do you comfort them? How do you deal with the security issues that they’re confronting? [The design process] is much more complex,” she said. Interior design senior Yessica Flores Estrada’s project redesigned south Fresno’s previous juvenile hall at Ventura and 10th Street into a

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Top: The “Revive” exhibit encouraged interior design students to redesign existing structures for communities in need. Bottom: Students present their projects during a reception event on April 23. community center. Her vision included a respace for cooking classes and lounge areas to serve as safe spaces for community members. design is just the decorating and material aspect of designing, when in truth there is much more to the profession. There are countless technicalities the profession requires a designer to be aware of and keep informed about, including being adaptable to industry changes over time

and having social consciousness,” Estrada said. gram thinking it was mostly “[making] a space look aesthetically pleasing,” but now understands there’s more to it. “After taking classes on interior design, I got the chance to understand what it actually means, which is making a space that not only impacts an individual themselves but also a community as a whole. Design can help bring people together,” Kaur said.

Locations featured in “Revive” were around the United States, but on May 5, interior design students will be focusing on Downtown Fresno. Students will go on a virtual walking tour for the Downtown Fresno Revitalization Project from 5 to 9 p.m. at the T.W. Patterson Building at 966 Fulton Mall, where it will showcase the Downtown Fresno “they would like to see,” acMore information can be found at its website.




Off-Campus Student Life hosts ‘Glass Paint Social’ for students to destress By Julia Espinoza

Multimedia Reporter a space on April 19 for Fresno State students approaching. OCSL’s event called Glass Paint Social helped students connect with people and get involved in university programs as part of its ongoing mission to help students who are living Although the Glass Paint Social was open to all students, the event was primarily aimed toward those who commute to school. “Typically commuter students, they’ll come to the parking lot, they’ll go to class, maybe grab something to eat, and then head back home. They don’t really have the opportunity to explore the campus. Through a casual event like this, it’s one event closer to them being successful,” said Jerry Gomez, the coordinator of OCSL. “This is really nice for a stress thing because it’s not really something I’m that into, so I feel OK with messing up, which is not quite the same with classes right now,” said Katie Daven-

port, a second-year Fresno State student. For the event, tables were set up in the Memorial Gardens in front of the Kennel Bookstore and were equipped with art supplies for ters on small, clear canvases. OCSL organizers decided to host this event after a similar successful social last semester, according to Gomez. The event was put together by the neighborhood ambassadors within the program, making it an event created by students for students. “It gives me a little time to focus just on what I’m doing, and stop worrying about what I have to study for or when I’m taking my next exam,” said Ana Rosas, a neighborhood ambassador. With the event taking place after spring stretch of the semester. “Especially since we are getting back to classes right now, having this event is nice, and students will get to destress a bit before the coming weeks,” said Keyanna Pinto, another neighborhood ambassador for OCSL. Volunteer opportunities are currently available for students interested in the OCSL program.

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Off-Campus Student Life provided an arts and crafts activity to help students destress as finals approach.

Campus to host Vintage Days and Bulldog Block Party By Ashley Flowers

door movie screening of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” on the lawn near the SSU. There will be photo opportunities with Spider-Man and Doctor Strange cosplay characters at 7 p.m. More information about the Vintage Days schedule can be found on social media @FSVintageDays or at its website. Fresno State Athletics is hosting a Bulldog Block Party across from campus on Saturday, April 30. Tailgating lots open at 9 a.m., and the annual Fresno State football spring preview will begin at 11:30 a.m. After the scrimmage, fans

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Fresno State’s annual student-run festival, Vintage Days, is returning this weekend after adapting to a virtual format the past two years due to COVID-19. The 48th Vintage Days will run Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and on Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is free and parking will not be enforced. Fresno State News reported that student clubs and organizations will host over 20 different food booths, including vendors such as Old Tyme Kettle Korn. Adults 21 and over can access the Beer and Wine Garden to drink Fresno State wine, beer and other alcoholic drinks. Proceeds from food tions. A Crafts Faire section will also feature over 100 booths for artists to sell handmade goods. There will be a Kids Zone for children to en-

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The entrance to the performance stage at the Vintage Days festival in 2018. joy arts and crafts, and musicians, bands, DJs and dancers will entertain on the concert stage. Wristbands will be on sale for $20 to proclimbing wall, a petting zoo, a reptile exhibit and the new Blue Shell Gaming Arena.

The gaming arena will also feature an exhibit on the history of video games, photo opportunities with cosplay characters and vendors selling pop culture memorabilia in the Satellite Student Union (SSU) throughout the weekend. On Friday at 8 p.m. there will be a free out-

session. The party will begin at 1 p.m., featuring food trucks and live entertainment from Fresno Street Eats. Fresno State baseball will then host Mountain West rival San Diego State at 3 p.m. at Pete Beiden Field at Bob Bennett Stadium. Fans who purchase a tailgating pass will receive two free tickets to the game. More information about the Bulldog Block Party can be found at gobulldogs.com.




By Jermaine Abraham Reporter

I was blown away. Run by honest and simple

In its truest form, food is an art. What makes art beautiful is its ability to

mouthful that every dish is prepared with love and authenticity. The honey walnut shrimp, the Peking duck, the Foo Young egg, the salted spareribs. It brings me back to Malaysia every time I eat here. The best part? It is extremely

tional cuisines. It does not take a lifelong citizen of the Central Valley to realize that Fresno is rich in diverse multicultural experiences. And if you look

is open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. every day of the week except Monday. you are looking for some of the best Chinese

international cuisines found all over the county, many of which may leave you in a culturally sprinkled food coma.

1. Hacienda Tequilas Hacienda Tequilas is a quaint Mexican restaurant about a 10-minute drive from Fresdishes that are absolutely to die for. The family-owned business also specializes in over 20 tional cocktails. It is located at 1414 Clovis Ave., and its business hours usually run 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. It opens 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and is closed every Tuesday. From the fresh-as-can-be Jalisco salads, to the heartwarming chile relleno combos, all the it is truly an authentic Mexican experience. garitas to wash it all down, what more could you ask for? 2. J Pot J Pot is one of the few Taiwanese hot pot locations available in Fresno. When eating here, prepare yourself for a hearty meal. Choices

5. Royal Taj Fine Indian Cuisine

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J Pot, ranked No. 2 on this list, is located at the River Park Shopping Center. range from a multitude of mini hot pot choices, Chinese yakitori, boba tea and many more side options. Located in the River Park Shopping Center, the eatery also has its very own sauce station where customers can stack up (and sometimes

of dry spices and herbs. The bread has to be

and made with love. Hadramout Restaurant does exactly that. it is a haven for any foodie willing to appreci-

with fresh herbs available as well. Whether it’s noodles or rice, beef or chicken, soup or dry, refreshingly mild or heavily spiced, J Pot has a place for any palate. It is available Sunday to Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Friday to Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. J Pot is the perfect place to bring friends and family. 3. Hadramout Restaurant comfort food, but it is also one of the hardest cuisines to perfect. The protein has to be heavily seasoned, with just the right amount of charring without losing its juiciness. The rice has to be fragrant, and doused with the perfect blend

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Located at 4030 N. Blackstone Ave., this little cottage of culinary heaven is open all through the week from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. So, head over if you’re looking for a satisfying meal without blowing a hole in your pocket! 4. Golden Dynasty There is usually a Chinese restaurant on every street corner of the Central Valley, with the same trusty dishes available on most menus. Unfortunately, many Chinese restaurants within Fresno are not too great. The food tends to be bland and dry, with little to no love placed into something as simple as egg fried rice.

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wrong of me if I went for anything other than Royal Taj Fine Indian Cuisine. With such a prevalent Indian community within Fresno, it is no surprise that Indian food is a prominent part of the Fresno culinary culture. Royal Taj seems to have perfected the meticulous art of Northern Indian cuisine as it has remained one of the more successful Indian restaurants within the county. The tandoor breads, salads, appetizers, entrees, beverages, desserts – everything here is of a very high Indian standard. Their top-tier customer service is another factor that keeps bringing me back every single visit Royal Taj now as it opens every Tuesday until Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. The establishment is located at 6735 N. First St., Fresno. Next time you and your friends/family are looking for a new place to chow down on some good food, don’t be afraid to try out some of these establishments. Fresno is a diverse community with a long history of culture and art, so let’s actively begin to acclimate our palates here as well. You never know, your next favorite restaurant could be right in your own backyard!

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Bulldog water polo wins back-to-back GCC crown that in the water. -



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Fresno State Savannah Fitzgerald goes for a shot in the game against Fresno Pacific on Feb. 19. -

Fresno State tennis clinches regular-season MW title The Fresno State women’s tennis team made history this past weekend in Boise, Idaho. -


Boise State.


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Pang Jittakoat in her singles match against Colorado State on March 27 at Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center.




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Fresno State football defensive team practices a drill in front of alumni on April 23 at Bulldog Stadium.


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Fresno State quarterback Jake Haener runs drills during Alumni Day practice on April 23 at Bulldog Stadium.




this past weekend.



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Abby Doughty makes contact in the second series game against Colorado State on April 23 at Margie Wright Diamond.

Men’s rugby club heads to national championship -

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JP Castillon runs the ball down the field in the PacWest championship game on April 3.