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Tower District meets demand for diverse nightlife By Amber Carpenter @shutupambs

While Fresno remains one of the fastest-developing cities in the state, the metro area’s nightlife seemingly leaves a lot to be desired. Many bars and clubs operate in niche categories. Downtown Clovis’ Old Town Saloon and Jimbo’s, for example, capitalize on the town’s country culture and Fresno’s Hyde & Vyne channels a more trendy or cosmopolitan demographic. There are few places in the area that offer a diverse experience beyond those that are country or cosmopolitan. That’s where Fresno’s legendary Tower District comes in. Located North of downtown near Fresno City College, the Tower District is a social center for culture of all kinds, with each establishment offering a different experience. If you’re ever in the mood for a Friday night out, here are venues nestled in the heart of the Tower District that make it the icon for nightlife that it is:


In a central location on Olive Avenue, the LGBT nightclub is a newer fixture in the Tower District. Fab’s theme nights are like very few, and its drag shows single the club out as the up and coming spot for time to come. There are no strangers to the dance floor and between Britney Spears tribute nights and the colorful environment, Fab is the place to be for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clubgoers.

The venue also hosts themed dance nights that have grown in popularity, with their ‘90s nights attracting more attention with every event put on.


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In the heart of the Tower District near the Tower Theatre, Strummers remains to be a staple in the Tower community. Because the club hosts artists from local phenomenons to national favorites, fans flock from far and wide to get a taste of its laid-back culture.

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crowd, Mia Cuppa serves an environment as warm and inviting as its beverages, making the venue even more suitable for any occasion. The location also hosts events happening in the Fresno writing community ranging from activism-based readings

to frequently occurring poetry slams.

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Commonly referred to as Veni’s, the bar and grill is renowned for its food and atmosphere. In addition to its large indoor bar and dance floor, Veni’s outdoor patio is iconic and ideal for summer nights out. The patio features an additional bar, dance floor, heat lamps and string lights for added ambiance. When patrons bring their business to the Tower District, they aid the promotion

of businesses that embody diversity and the arts, as well as help Downtown Fresno and surrounding areas thrive. By choosing these venues, consumers help the booming economy of small businesses in Fresno. The Tower District goes above and beyond meeting Fresno’s demand for diverse nightlife. By continuing to support businesses like Fab or Strummer’s, students from Fresno State and beyond help the community thrive while also contributing to the burgeoning culture of downtown.

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Students take aim at ‘bad guys’ with cyber skills

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Dr. Jesus Canelon, with a degree in Information Systems and Technology and Science in Information Systems, gives an introduction to the Cyber Security course at the Leon S. Peters Business Building on Feb. 24, 2017.

CYBERSECURITY from Page 1 somewhere else,” Stengel said. As they are closed off from the world, instruction in the class of-

ten revolves around trying to find “vulnerabilities” to the different computer stations. On a smartboard in the lab, Canelon displays several different computer stations, which are numbered and

show the different ways someone can go into them. The idea of getting into a computer may sound bad, but Canelon said the work students do is educational. It is also the kind of work done by “white hat” hackers who hack systems for the purpose of warning companies or users of potential risks or of even bigger attacks in the future. That’s in stark difference to “black hat” hackers, who will not tell someone when they have been compromised and will often sell a user’s data on the black market, Canelon said. He added that hackers can also come from other countries, and often, countries which have bad relations with the United States, making it harder for authorities here to prosecute the hackers. “It’s a problem that is going to broaden, because we have all these devices, cars [and] appliances at home,” Stengel said.

“They are all becoming internet accessible, there is a fear right now of power plants potentially being shut down by somebody in Russia or China.” Canelon also warns students of public space internet, like the one customers have access to at Starbucks. He said Fresno State’s wifi is much more secured and it would take someone with legitimate credentials to transmit communications through the system. Canelon said that students sometimes forget that even a person next to them at a coffee shop could easily setup an internet connection and access their information if they use the connection. Canelon encourages people to read the fine print and all warnings. “[Hackers] can capture that information and then can analyze it. If the information is not encrypted, during the day [hackers] can collect the data and during

the night review it,” Canelon said. “These are the kinds of things that you have to be aware of.” In class, that’s something students are taught. They also work to find ways to make sure it happens less and less by testing how secure devices around them are. “The same tools that [students] use in the lab are exactly the same tools the bad guys use,” Canelon said. Stengel added that, just as students are using the same tools the black hat hackers, they are encouraged to think like the bad guys in order to identify vulnerabilities and help improve cyber-security. “It’s like in law enforcement,” Stengel said. “Knowing that you are going to be a good detective is you have to think the way that criminals think. But that doesn’t mean we want the detective to become the criminal.”


Campaign seeks to eliminate food insecurity By Jessica Johnson @iamjesslj

Throughout the month of March, Fresno State’s Student Cupboard will be campaigning to raise $50,000, which will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Programs and, for the second year, the accounting firm Moss Adams LLP. The two organizations chose to sponsor the campaign by matching each donation dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000 each. Jessica Medina, who is coordinator of the Food Security Project, which oversees the Student Cupboard, said that is a fortunate contribution. “March Match Up is our annual campaign, [and] this is the second year we’ve done it,” said Medina said. Findings in the California State University website for Housing Stability and Food Security for Students in the CSU show that food and housing insecurity are pervasive issues for CSU students. The website also says that students who have regular access to nutritious food are more successful than those who do not. “One in three Fresno State students do not know where their next

meal is coming from,” Mary Castro, wife of President Dr. Joseph Castro said. “By removing barriers and providing these essential needs, students can focus on their academic achievements.” All of the funds raised will go toward the Student Cupboard’s efforts to alleviate student food insecurity. Medina said that in 2016 they raised a total of $107,000, surpassing their goal of $50,000. This year, Medina said, they have the same goal of $50,000, not yet including the match. “Any donation, no matter how big or how small, is accepted, and it makes a difference because it’s matched,” Medina said. The inspiration for March Match Up came from Moss Adams LLP in 2016. “They came to us last year and were interested in it,” Medina said. The campaign started when Fresno State alumni Chris Morse and Ken Wittwer of Moss Adams approached Mary Castro and proposed a match of $50,000 to support students who utilized the Student Cupboard. Medina said the campaign is more successful than he expected. Supporting the students in their academic success is what the Student

Cupboard strives for, he said. “A lot of times, that means more than just assisting them academically, but assisting them as a whole person through food security, providing them with hygiene items and other ways to support them, as well,” Medina said. “It’s something that is extremely well taken, and the students are very excited that we’re being so well supported.” Medina said students often wonder where funding is coming from and if it comes from student fees. “Because of the March Match Up and other campaigns and donations we receive, no student fees go

towards supporting this program. It is all donor-supported,” Medina said. “It’s really tremendous for our students.” Economics student Ryuya Kimura, an international student from Japan, said because he and his twin brother are supporting each other, money tends to be scarce. “It costs double, so we use [the Student Cupboard] because it’s very helpful – it’s great,” Kimura said. His twin Jukiya Kimura, who is also an economics major, agreed that because they are both international students, having enough money to support each other be-

comes difficult. They said that although they do buy some groceries, they use the Student Cupboard to supplement what they cannot afford. The campaign is challenging people in the Central Valley to challenge their friends to donate by posting a video on social media and using the hashtag #FSMarchMatchup. Acceptable video challenges may include tossing a basketball or showing Bulldog spirit. Anyone interested in learning more about the campaign or donating may visit: marchmatchup.


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Native American culture sews students to their heritage

Yezmene Fullilove • The Collegian

Corky Mills, a tribal elder, takes measurements for shawls on Friday, Mar. 3, 2017.

By Jessica Johnson @iamjesslj

At Fresno State, you learn a lot about other’s cultures through lectures and presentations but tribal elders Corky Mills and Millie Richards Vela are literally putting tradition in your hands. “The Shawl Project: Winyan Omnicha – Gathering of the Women” is a project that is taking place in the university costume shop in the Speech Arts Building, every Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until April 7. The project intends to bring women to-

gether over the course of six weeks and teach them about the Native American culture by creating traditional shawls. The shawls are traditionally worn by Native American women when attending a ceremonial powwow. Not only are students learning to make shawls, but they are learning about culture, tribal history and stories from Mills and Vela. Mills, who is from the Cheyenne River Eagle Butte Agency of Eagle Butte in South Dakota said she moved to the Central Valley for the warm weather after experiencing her native state’s “harsh” weather.

“We are teaching the ceremonial shawl, how to make it and sharing culture and things that we experienced growing up – our histories,” Mills said. She said the gathering is a mobilization of women that helps to continue tribal ceremony culture by gathering women of all ages – from infants to elders. Mills said that typically when mental issues arise in the community, with elders and women gathering in the community to make shawls as a therapeutic way to help treat a mental illness. At the university, Mills said most of the female students who have participated in the project have native backgrounds. Jasmine Atkins, a sociology major whose ancestry comes from Chiricahua and Kiowa Apache tribes, said one of the main reasons she attended the class was because it is a tradition in her family. “My mom and my grandma would come and teach us how to [make shawls] when we were younger, and my sisters would participate,” Atkins said. “So for me, it’s a piece of home away from home.” Atkins said having Mills and Vela come to teach the class was amazing because it can teach other students the native culture they aren’t familiar with. Aliyah Usochu, a pre-vet major who does not know her tribal origin, said she missed out on native culture because of family sep-

arations. What she does know is that her grandfather was a part of a Nigerian tribe. “I came because I feel like I missed out on [the] culture, so might as well get into something that I could learn more about,” Usochu said. Vela is a member of the Oglala Tribe of Pine Ridge in South Dakota and found herself in Fresno after her daughter married into a family that is from the Central Valley. “I think it’s important to keep the tradition going,” Vela said. She added, if there is one thing she would like those who participate in the project to learn, it’s respect. “A lot of times [people] don’t respect us, and we just want respect,” she said. Mills said anyone is welcome to participate in the project – Native American or not – and to participate to learn about a culture that has been misrepresented. “Everybody is always curious about our ceremonies and I think TV and movies have done a lot to create different ideas about us,” Mills said. “So I think that in these gatherings, when they see us and they speak to us, they learn that we, too, are just people.” She said it is important for young Native Americans to seek a higher education in the hopes of continuing the advancement of Native Americans throughout the country. Mills said, “We are proud of everyone who seeks a higher education.”


Springing forward into new fashion

By Yesenia Candelaria @yesiamanda6

If you’ve ever been in the Family and Food Sciences Building, you may have noticed mannequins that decorate the display cases in the hallways. Three students from a visual merchandising class were given an assignment to decorate a window display with a spring theme. “With this project, we worked together, and we all put our ideas out there collectively, and that’s what made it fun,” said Peyton Battaglini, a junior fashion merchandising student and a stylist for Stitch Fix. She said that although the fashion department is small, assignments like the display are a great way to show students some of the hands-on projects that they do. “I liked how students who walked by would ask questions about what we were doing and about the program itself,” Battaglini said. She said she was inspired by Pinterest for the spring theme and wanted to focus on the idea that spring is a time for rebirth and keeping things fresh. The group went to Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts and Dollar Tree to buy supplies to decorate their display. They decorated hulahoops with greenery and suspended flowers from fish lines to give them the illusion

of floating. The dress and jumpsuit that are on the mannequins were purchased from Forever 21. The group even scored some shoes on clearance at Love Culture. “I’m proud that we bought everything at an affordable price, and we were able to make it look expensive and modern,” said Shelby Urista, a junior fashion merchandising student and also a stylist for Stitch Fix. Urista said the group didn’t want the window to have the stereotypical springthemed look. Their goal was to incorporate classic colors instead of having an explosion of floral color. “We wanted to present something that you would typically see during the spring, but keep it sophisticated and something that you would see in a real store like Anthropologie,” Urista said. The decorators also referred to their visual merchandising textbook as a guide on how to style the window. Yvonne Yii, a junior fashion merchandising student and foreign exchange student from Malaysia, said she enjoyed working with her group and being creative with the decorations and clothes in the display. “I like how we were able to take what we learned from the textbook and apply it to real life,” Yii said. “We received great feedback from our teacher, and I am looking forward to our next display assignment.”

CORRECTION: In the story, Fresno State alumnus A.J. Lacuesta will ‘move’ you on Page 5 on March 8, 2017, The Collegian incorrectly stated the name of the photographer credited for the photos. The correct name is Sarah Deleon. In the same story, The Collegian incorrectly stated that A.J. Lacuesta created the charity Aid4Aleppo. The correct creators are Abbie Sandquist and Nicole Marschall.






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Night Riots gives Fresno a night to remember Christian Ortuno • The Collegian

Night Riot lead singer, Travis Hawley, performs at Strummers on Mar. 11, 2017.

By Selina Falcon @SelinaFalcon


MASTERFUL Alternative rock band Night Riots returned to Fresno on March 11 to perform in front of a sold out crowd at Strummer’s. Based out of Templeton, California, Night Riots has been together since 2011. The group consists of singer Travis Hawley, guitarist Nick Fotinakes, bassist Mikel Van Kranenburg, guitarist and keyboardist Matt

DePauw and drummer Rico Rodriguez. “Night Riots formed around high school days, when we all went to Templeton High School,” Fresno-native Rodriguez said. “It was just kind of an organic thing, just buddies playing music for fun. And as you grow a little bit, you start getting more serious about it.” Los Angeles-based band Varsity Week opened up the show, followed by Wee Beasties of Fresno. Wee Beasties brought out a large local crowd and played a high-energy set that got them moving and singing along. Night Riots then hit the stage and played about an hour-long set, opening with it’s

song “All For You,” which currently has over a million streams on Spotify. Fresno’s show marked the first date of Night Riots’ next two-month tour where they will be opening for Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. “With this tour, I’m just stoked that the first night we’re here in Fresno, and it’s already sold out,” Hawley said. Throughout the night, Hawley showed how happy the band was to be back in Fresno, he continuously thanking everyone for selling out the show. To further showcase that joy and happiness, yellow balloons with happy faces were released into the crowd.

Another highlight of the show was toward the end of the set, when the lights onstage went dark and every member of Night Riots began drumming with light-up drumsticks. After years of playing around the Central Valley and developing a following, Night Riots managed to draw a large crowd to Strummer’s Saturday night and made its return to Fresno a memorable one.

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Festival introduces the young to university life Khone Saysamongdy • The Collegian

Elementary school students at the 59th Peach Blossom Festival on Friday, March 9 at Fresno State.

By Hayley Salazar @Hayley_Salazarr

Fresno State welcomed students from an estimated 200 elementary schools that participated in the 59th Peach Blossom Festival, hosted by the department of communications. Students ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade recited poetry by famous poets, such as Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein, as well as original pieces for university volunteer judges. Schools could enter individual students, duos, trios or big groups to read. Each poem was completed with hand motions and tons of giggles and smiles. Judges provided students with positive feedback to help them grow. “We really want kids to be inspired [to

speak in front of others] – to be confident in themselves and learn to do that early on so later on when they’re in college or interviewing for a job, it’s not so hard for them,” said Janel Ensz, who studies speech pathology. Ensz was a member of one of 10 teams under the direction of professor Marcie Lierly to organize the event. Having participated in an event similar to Peach Blossom when she was younger, Ensz stressed the importance of young students becoming comfortable with public speaking and doing so in a fun and exciting way. “I think it’s a great way for kids to get confident being in front of people, because some kids are just naturally confident, but some kids you have to push them out of their comfort zone a bit more,” Ensz said. Between presentations, kids had lunch

and played in the grass area of the Maple Mall and near the Rose Garden, laughing and cheering when visited by Victor E. Bulldog III and TimeOut. An autograph station was set up outside the Speech Arts Building for the younger students to meet Fresno State athletic stars. Each youngster was given an autograph book. Some even went up to passing students for their signature. “[For] a lot of the kids, this is their first time on a university campus,” said Valorie Rothgarn, a communications major. “So [the festival] exposes them to university, so the positive reinforcement of telling them that they’re good, telling them they’re capable can make them feel more [willing] to do college later on.” For Jill Branco, a fourth-grade teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School in Tulare, the festival provided her students with a

positive experience to learn how to speak publicly as well as to encourage their peers. “There was a student – it wasn’t our school – with a boy who was autistic and he didn’t want to go,” Branco said. “We all encouraged him. All the kids were clapping to encourage him. It was a really neat trip.” First-grader Victoria Reyna, from Brletic Elementary School in Parlier, sat with her mother Criselda Reyna waiting for the school bus following the event. Her school performed “Stomach Ache Supreme” by Geraldine Nicholas. “It went a little well. [My favorite part] was when we got to do stomach pain and when we get to do the can of tuna fish,” she said. Victoria performed the poem with her friends, who practiced “for 20 days, I think,” she said. Victoria wants to be a police officer when she grows up.


Learning about other’s struggles through ‘tours’ of oppression By Hayley Salazar @Hayley_Salazarr

If a friend asked you to put yourself in their shoes, would you? What would you learn? University Courtyard, the housing department at Fresno State, encouraged students and community members to take on such a task by participating in the “Tunnel of Oppression” on March 8. Introduced in 2009, “Tunnel of Oppression” uses interactive experience to enlighten students about situations often faced by exploited individuals. Now in its eighth year, the Tunnel – as it’s called for short – continues to impact participating students. The tour moves through a series of rooms where actors play out common circumstances of oppression as well as provide statistical information. These situations touch on the topics of impaired vision and physical disabilities; sexual assault; drug and alcohol abuse; student homelessness and food insecurity; eating disorders; suicide awareness; and mental illness stigmas. “The Tunnel made me feel like I was living through these situations. I felt an element of unknown which made the experience meaningful in the end,” said Mia Summers, a third-year business marketing major who participated in the walk. “I have a heightened awareness for all the situations that were shown to me.” Summers shared her own trials she had related to while on the walk. “I felt most connected to the sexual assault tunnel because I am a survivor myself,” Summers said. “The actors in the room cap-

tured the feeling of oppression that many victims feel. It was the most powerful and controversial message of the night.” Organizations such as the Student Health and Counseling Center, United Student Pride, Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Center and Fresno State Food Security Project teamed up with University Courtyard to put on the event. Julia Ruiz, a residential adviser for University Courtyard, spoke of the importance of the event as she passed out name tags to students. “A lot of times we only see [oppression] in the movies, or we only hear stories about certain things like homelessness or mental health issues,” Ruiz said. “We don’t realize how close it is around us [or] how people can hide these [struggles] very easily.” The struggles are not always apparent when meeting a person for the first time, Ruiz said. Most students are left to face these issues on their own without knowledge of possible support. The Tunnel provided support information for students dealing with such adversity. For Ruiz, it is an eye-opening experience for students typically untouched by oppressed situations. “[Tunnel of Oppression] is a way to realize and to be open to those things that are happening,” Ruiz said. Participants left positive messages on the tables to remind others they are not alone when facing adversity.


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Bulldoggers ‘breakaway’ from competition

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Fresno State Bulldogger Tyler Forsberg ropes a calf on Saturday, March 12, 2017 at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds.

By Judith Saldivar @judithgs__

The Fresno State Rodeo took place this weekend at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds. The Bulldoggers, Fresno State’s Rodeo Club members, competed in barrel racing, breakaway roping, team roping, bull riding, tie down roping, Saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, and goat tying. Club President Brittany Dias said that overall it takes team-

work. “It’s a very independent sport, but we all come together and we help each other out”, said Dias. Dias, a sophomore agricultural education major, at Fresno State. She competes in goat tying, breakaway roping and team roping and has been competing since the age of 5. “I love drawing up in the performances because it’s like a pumped up kind of feeling.” Dias said. Rodeos are held in the spring and fall all leading up to an accu-

mulation of points that determine who makes it to nationals. The members compete against other members in the West Coast Region made up of over seven other colleges, in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Ryan Smith, a media, communications and journalism major, has competed in barrel racing for Fresno State for three years now but has competed outside of school for 18 years. Smith said rodeoing is unique because being best friends with her competition is a thing.

“I am literally rooting for my competition! It’s a weird dynamic but it just works. If I don’t win, then I want my friend to win! I think that is a cool unique thing about it because in ball sports you are never hoping the other team does good.” Smith said. The main goal: be in the top three to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo. Nationals will be held in Casper Wyoming this year in June. The Bulldoggers find out in May if they’ve qualified. The Fresno State Rodeo ran

from Saturday through Sunday. Fresno State Rodeos are open to the public and free for Fresno State Students. Mitchell McCoy, 21, an agricultural education major, came out to watch a friend and his favorite; the bronc riding. “I like it because it’s people like me, country people, and it’s free.” McCoy said. WATCH: For video on this story, visit our website:





’Dogs test luck in Vegas, come up short By Daniel Gligich @danielgligich

The Fresno State men and women’s basketball teams fell short in Las Vegas at the Mountain West Conference Tournament, but the men still have a shot at winning a championship. The women made it to the championship game Friday, but lost to Boise State 66-53. Center Bego Faz Davalos scored 11 points and led the team with 14 rebounds, while guard Candice White led the team with 14 points. After making the NCAA Tournament last

year for the first time since 2001, the men failed to repeat. They lost in the conference semifinals to eventual champion Nevada 8372. Guard Deshon Taylor continued his late season tear with 21 points. Although they did not make the tournament this year, the Bulldogs men will compete in the National Invitation Tournament. The Bulldogs are seeded fifth in Region 4 and will play at No. 4 seed Texas Christian University Wednesday. The women await the Women’s National Invitation Tournament announcement set for Monday night to see if their season will continue.

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Fresno State center Bego Faz Davalos and Boise State players fight over the ball on Feb. 28 at the Save Mart Center.

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