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By Hayley Salazar @Hayley_Salazarr

For many college students, maintaining a healthy lifestyle may seem like a burden on time and finances, but Fresno State is trying to change that mindset with its “Healthy Campus Week” campaign, held

last week. The weeklong campaign exposed students to healthy opportunities provided by the university and the community. To kickoff the events, students dressed as a bunch of grapes and a banana walked around campus in search for students. If a student posted their photo to social media with the hashtag “Healthy Campus,” they

would be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Target gift card. Boxes of free oranges, apples and bananas were made available to the campus community throughout the week also. A wellness fair last Wednesday was held outside of the University Student Union. Organizations such as Health Paws, Diabetes Coalition, Associated Students, Inc. and

the Fresno State Student Cupboard hosted booths with information on student wellness. In addition to the booths, Hunger U, a traveling food security mobile exhibit, encouraged students to take the Hunger U challenge: a six-question survey about food

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Students pose for a photo with Zumba instructor Gianna McCurry before the start of her Zumba class in front of the Kennel Bookstore on Sept. 29, 2017.

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Health center makeover almost complete By William Ramirez @willoveslakers2

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The Student Health and Counseling Center under construction on Sept. 8, 2017.

Fresno State’s Student Health and Counseling Center has been undergoing reconstruction for over a year now, but this month all of that work should be completed. According to information provided by Deborah Adishian-Astone, vice president for administration and associate vice president for auxiliary services, the renovations are costing $580,478. Dr. Frank Lamas, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, said this project has been a long time coming. The health center building has gone without renovations for what he estimated to be over 30 years, and the cracks were beginning to show.

“The building had water stains on it from sprinklers that weren’t aligning, trees that were dead and a whole bunch of other stuff that did not really make it easy for students to get in and out of the building,” Lamas said. He said the first phase of the project was renovating the interior, a phase that is close to completion. The lobby, pharmacy, medical center and counseling center are now meant be more spacious and easier to navigate through. Fresno State branding has been added, building school spirit in those who see it. “I think we now have a very modern facility that I think our students deserve to have,” Lamas said. “I think we’ve come a really long way in a short time with the interior spaces.






Remedies for midterm madness tains of information, they’re also where productivity often goes to die. When studying, eliminate the possibility of distractions by hitting Do Not Disturb and turning your phone over. By doing this, you’re already on the way to finishing your work quicker than you had if you’d opened endless Instagram notifications. Checking your phone is also a solid way to reward yourself after an hour’s hard work.

By Amber Carpenter | @shutupambs

Because time flies when you’re stressed, it is almost halfway into the semester. For some students, this might be a time when the beginning of the semester flurry starts to die down but for most, the pressure of productivity is only ramping up. So now that we’ve navigated beginning-of-semester blues, how do we deal with midterm stress? How can students attempt to make sense of papers and exams when they might be feeling lost? Here are a few tips to help make sense of the midterm mess that may be your life right now:



Schedule your time: it’s easier than it sounds. Block out hours or half-hours dedicated to different assignments or different classes. This might mean changes of scenery throughout the day or study session to keep you stay focused. But for all of the hours that you reserve for schoolwork, you can reserve time to relax as well.

2. Stay organized: list it out. Lists are a great way to keep track of everything you need to do – in school and in life – and you get

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the added bonus of feeling super satisfied when you check things off little by little. By laying out every single task you need to complete, it somehow takes the stress off of all of the things going on in your life. When everything you have to do is laid out in front of you, it magically becomes more manageable.

Some people love listening to music while they study, others need silence. Some love to study out in public places, others prefer the privacy of their own home. We all have different sets of study habits best suited for our needs.


3. Figure out what works for you: no two students are the same.

Before you know things are about to get crazy, take some time and figure out what study habits are best for you. Check

out different focus playlists on Spotify, find your favorite coffee shop to work at, or figure out what spot in your home is your favorite to work in. Finding your sweet spot could be the thing between you and your student success.


“Do Not Disturb” is your best friend: no distractions mean work gets done faster. While our iPhones are endless foun-

Take time for yourself: selfcare is most important. Between study sessions or essay-writing bursts of inspiration, take time to rest your brain and body. If you’ve had a long day of balancing work and school, treat yourself to that Netflix binge you’ve been needing for a while. Your body and mind aren’t invincible, and if you don’t tend to them, stress and pressure will eat away at your well-being. No one has ever regretted prioritizing their mental health. Even if it means turning in an hour earlier during a night of studying, your body and mind will thank you. Midterms seem like a time that takes no prisoners, but if you find a groove in managing your academic life and personal life, we’ll get through it. Lean on your friends, visit your professors during office hours with questions and take good care of yourself. Everyone deserves the chance to be happy, healthy and successful students.

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Are students using Parking Lot P31? A faculty member says they shouldn’t By Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado @Cres_Guez

Parking Lot P31 is becoming a disputed parking area, at least for one Fresno State faculty member who says students should stay away from it. Lynette Bartucci, who teaches in the clinical rehab and mental health counseling department, said she has racked up an estimated $600 in parking ticket payments over the past two years. Several tickets, including her latest, have come from parking too long in the 30-minute zones, she said. On Sept. 20, Bartucci wasn’t able to find a parking spot in the usual staff spaces provided in P31, spaces described by the university as “employee parking.” She parked next to the campus Amphitheater in a 30-minute zone instead. She had left a note, begging parking police officers not to ticket her.

“Please reconsider giving me a ticket,” the note written by Bartucci said. A business card with her name and number was attached. “There are no parking spaces in P31.” And though a yellow parking pass was evident on her windshield, the note did little to deter a parking ticket. Eventually, a blue envelope appeared stating a parking violation. She needed to pay $50. Bartucci had further written on her note that faculty, like herself, are typically not able to come quickly to move their cars from the 30-minute zone when they teach. And students using spaces in Lot P31, Bartucci claimed, it is a difficult task finding a space and getting to class early at the same time. “There are a lot of students that take our spots to make it to class on time,” Bartucci said, “not having the understanding that their teacher (or) professor needs the spot to teach the class.”

There has also been an effort by Bartucci and those in an office she works in to get parking police to discourage students from parking in the employee parking lot. “Our office also contacts traffic police often to do a daily sweep of the students in our parking lot and give them tickets,” Bartucci said. There’s a good chance most of the commuters to Fresno State have experienced getting a parking ticket. And the chances of dreading to pay the $50 fine are likely high, too. Bartucci believes that the parking fee could be lower – at least for faculty. “The fine should be reduced to at least $20, especially when we already pay monthly for the yellow parking pass,” she said. The Collegian reached out to the director of Fresno State Traffic Operations, but a call was not returned by deadline for this article.

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Fresno State faculty member Lynette Bartucci, left a note on her dashboard asking for parking enforement not to ticket her for parking in a 30-minute zone after not being able to find parking.


Social sciences students meet their ASI senator and learn about resources By Matthew Roby @MattRoby__

The Fresno State College of Social Sciences hosted the Social Science Quad Kickoff on Thursday to introduce new students to the Associated Students Inc. and clubs within the college.

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The event, hosted by Edgar Bolaños, ASI senator for the College of Social Sciences, gave new students the chance to interact with their student government and meet others in different majors. “This is important because I know a lot of students don’t know about ASI,” Bolaños said. “This way students can get free pizza, free ice cream and it’s a friendly way to introduce them to ASI and the resources we have.” ASI connects the student body to the university administration and gives students a way to voice their opinions on student affairs, Bolaños said. He encouraged students to attend events such as this and to get involved with their college and the university. Tables were set up in the quad located between the McKee Fisk and the Social Sciences buildings. Clubs were advertised for the various majors in the college such as political science and public administration.

Free food, drinks and T-shirts were offered to students who attended. There was also a raffle with prizes. The quad was recently remodeled as part of a $20 million campus maintenance project authorized by Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro. These renovations have given students a much-needed outside area in which they can work, relax and interact with their peers. “It creates a really cool hangout area for in between classes or at lunchtime where you can hang out with your friends,” said political science student Esmeralda Romero. The quad also gives Fresno State clubs and organizations a space to advertise themselves and connect with the student body. “It’s really nice because it barely opened recently, and it gives us the opportunity to throw more events like this and little by little get the students around campus involved,” Bolaños said.

Renovations scheduled to be finished by mid-October CONSTRUCTION from Page 1 The focus has now turned to the exterior, which Lamas described as the final phase. “I think this last phase is more of taking care of sidewalks, the grass, the trees and the shrubs,” he said. “You know, just aesthetically making it more pleasing for the students and beautifying the campus.” Lamas said a lot of the focus behind the renovations is the students and their needs. “All of these things were really based on things that people wanted, or concerns expressed, or the fact that it was an aging building,” he said. The health center is still open for business, and Lamas said that the response to the renovations, so far, has been over-

whelmingly positive. He said he’s heard comments that the building looks new. Two Fresno State students echoed a few of those statements in their reactions to the work being done. “I like it, I think it looks nice,” Lizette Sanchez said. I think it’s good that they’re renovating the outside. It used to look pretty sad.” Denae Vaughn said she believes the renovations are a good sign because the building looks more “updated and advanced.” Vaughn and Sanchez made it clear that the construction has not interfered with their service and needs at the health center. According to Adishian-Astone’s, the construction is scheduled to be finished on Oct. 16. Lamas said it could be finished before or after that date depending on the weather and other circumstances.





Temporary tattoos provide friendship bonds


Women display rebozo fashion

By Sabrina Stevenson @TheCollegian

Many students stopped by a temporary tattoo parlor in the Baker Hall dormitory lobby last Friday to risk some ink in a way they wouldn’t regret the next morning. Students had a chance to pick guilt-free temporary tattoos and make new friends at “Get Inked with Temporary Tattoos,” an event offered by the University Courtyard at Fresno State. “This event is a socially active program for the University Courtyard,” said Cherokee Scrutts, assistant resident director. “Residents can come in and have some fun with temporary tattoos whether it’s SpongeBob, Spiderman, Batman or something like that.” Scrutts said the event was very casual, and students were encouraged to take a moment to unwind and chill. Snacks were provided. “The social programs are important for the residents in the University Courtyard so they can come down and interact with each other and be able to bond and create those friendships without having to awkwardly go out and do it themselves,” Scrutts said. Dormitory mixers are a staple on any university. The challenge for organizers is finding new themes to entice the residents. A get-together based on temporary art was a novel experience for Scrutts. “You got Pokémon, Spiderman, Batman and Star Wars. For fun you can decorate your hands and your arms. They’re a lot of fun,” Scrutts said. Kayla Huaracha, a pre-nursing student, said the opportunity to meet people is nice. “I like how there’s people, there’s friends and I don’t have some of these (tattoos) so it brought me back to my childhood. They provided snacks so that’s good,” Huaracha said. Martha Reyes, a student, tagged along with her friend to the temporary tattooing station. “I like the sticky tattoo, so it was kind of fun,” Reyes said. “I get to stamp on my friend and I get to choose cool tattoos.” Carlli Pruitt, a linguistics major, stopped by with her friend to get temporary Pokémon tattoos. The University Courtyard Facebook page has a calendar listing upcoming programs.

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The Rebozo Revival Festival continued last Wednesday in the North Gym with a rebozo fashion show. The evening began at 6 p.m. with a welcome from the masters of ceremony, Dayanna Sevilla and Yadira Simone, followed by remarks from Fresno State faculty, including Provost Dr. Lynnette Zelezny. Lourdes Sevilla, founder and creator of the festival, spoke about the origin, history and evolution of the rebozo. She was followed by the U.S. Poet Laureate for 2015-2017, Juan Felipe Herrera, who read a poem from his first book, “Rebozos of Love.”A Rebozo Award was presented by Dr. Dvera Saxton, a Rebozo Revival Committee member; and Sevilla. The fashion show took place during the final 10 minutes of the two-hour event. The full gallery of the event is at collegian.csufresno.edu


Believe it! ‘Naruto’ run hits campus By Alvaro Lozano @TheCollegian

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Temporary tattoos available to students in the Baker Lobby at the University Courtyard on Sept. 29, 2017.

Following the online trend of anime-inspired social events on college campuses, Fresno State experienced its first last week when many students leaned in, threw their arms behind them and went running off. Students gathered last Thursday in front of the Memorial Court Fountain for a “Naruto Run.” More than 50 people showed up. The “Naruto run at Fresno State fountain” Facebook event was created by two Fresno State students, sophomore jazz

studies major Paris Evans and sophomore kinesiology major Josh Clarin. “[The Naruto run is] pretty much just running with your arms flailing behind you like a little child,” said Ediberto Gonzalez, a senior majoring in both philosophy and media, communications and journalism. “My guess is that the Japanese animators thought it looked really nice for ninjas to run with their arms flailing backwards. I’ve [also] heard the really silly answer that it’s more aerodynamic, which it is not. That’s not how aerodynamics work.” These events have been taking place on campuses all over the country, with many videos going viral and leading to other similar events.

“[The event] was inspired by a lot of other colleges around the nation, and I was like, ‘You know what? Fresno State could easily do it, too,’” Evans said. Many of those who showed up were dressed in cosplay and articles of clothing from the popular Japanese anime Naruto. The run went from the fountain to the front of the Joyal Administration Building and back. Students were then thanked for participating by Evans and Carlin. Another anime social event took place Friday. Students gathered in front of the Henry Madden Library to do a “Goku Scream,” a famous yell from another popular anime, Dragon Ball Z.





Hustler Hollywood nearby is new place to explore sex By Eric Zamora @TheCollegian

As the line of people grew longer and the sun set lower, passers-by looked to get a glimpse of a new attraction on one of the busiest avenues in Fresno. Hustler Hollywood was holding its grand opening on Saturday to an audience that ranged from longtime fans of the magazine to curious college students with free time. The night included free gift bags with a variety of products found in the store and a meet and greet with a Hustler model, Melody Wylde. “When we focused on opening new locations, we’ve got a really strong presence in Southern California; in terms of Central California and in terms of the demographics of our core, we really looked at three areas,” said Spencer Dela Cruz, vice president of corporate development. Of the three locations, Fresno ended up being first. In comparison to the other adult entertainment stores in Fresno, Hustler Hollywood is one of the main streets, Shaw Avenue and features large windows which open up the store to curious people. “There’s a welcoming feel to [the store]. We’ve got warm colors. We’ve got high-end finishes, high-end fixtures, and we’re kind of the Louis Vuitton of this type of store,” Dela Cruz said. A main source of interest for the night was meet Larry Flynt, creator of Hustler Magazine, alongside the Hustler model. But, Flynt was unable to make the appear-

Attendees wait outside of Hustler Hollywood on Sept. 30, 2017. The first 50 people got a free gift bag.

ance. Even so, people of all ages, including Fresno State students, lined up inside the store to meet Wylde and got a chance to take a photo with her. “I just like that there’s finally a store here that actually has a lot of the stuff that I’m into because otherwise I would have to go to [Los Angeles],” Alma Sandoval, an art major at Fresno State, said while in line to meet Wylde. Wylde echoed positive sentiments about

the items the sex store offers to students. “College students have sex, and we have at Hustler a great variety of things for college students to explore their sexuality,” Wylde said. The store is separated into two sections. The main entrance features lingerie and costuming and the back featuring adult products. “Everybody is pretty much open. This generation is open to a lot of stuff, and we’re pretty much open-minded,” said En-

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rique Cabrera, a psychology major at Fresno City College (FCC). Both Cabrera and his friend, Marquel Amey, a fashion major at FCC, said that the store is a source of entertainment for college students with free time. That’s a good thing for store representations. “I think in Fresno, specifically, we’ve been a little bit surprised on how much younger our customer [base] is here, and I think that local students might find their way in here,” Dela Cruz said.





Gender-inclusive restrooms to be added to Conley Art Building By Gabriel Verde @TheCollegian

Additional gender-inclusive restrooms will be added to one of the oldest buildings at Fresno State. Work began Tuesday on renovations of the men’s and women’s restrooms on the first floor of the Conley Art Building. The project will add to Fresno State’s gender-inclusive facilities, and will be done in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities

Act (ADA). The renovations couldn’t come sooner, said Fresno State professor of animation Paula Urette. “The building is sorely in need of new bathrooms,” Urette said. “It has needed them for a really long time. Students complain about the stalls not fitting together correctly, among other things.” The plan for construction has been met with some bittersweetness from students who have classes in the building. Media, communications and journalism student

Keith Koontz said the construction will be inconvenient but welcomes the change it may bring. “The construction here in the Conley Art Building is a good thing,” Koontz said. “It signifies change and will help future students. I know it will be inconvenient for me sometimes, but I know it’s for the better good.” Koontz’ feelings about the remodel were echoed throughout the building. “This building is older and in need of repair, sort of like Science I, where the bathrooms are kind of old,” art student Richard

Thistle said. “It is the same kind of situation here.” Interim director of planning Sara Mitchel said she understands that the remodels may be an inconvenience for staff, faculty and students. She would appreciate the campus’s patience and support during the facility update. “During this time, restroom facilities on the second floor will be available and are accessible by elevator and stairs,” Mitchel said. The remodel is scheduled to be finished in January 2018.

Students enjoy the Zumba class put on by Fresno State Health Paws on Sept. 29, 2017. The Zumba class was part of Fresno State’s Healthy Campus Week.

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Healthy Campus Week offered free fruits, vegetables and Zumba HEALTH from Page 1 security. For each student who completed the quiz, Hunger U donated a meal in their name to the university Student Cupboard. Within the first three hours, Hunger U spoke with nearly 100 students, said Lina Walz-Salvador, Hunger U manager. “It’s been really great,” Walz-Salvador said. “I think there are a lot of students that don’t know that there are colleagues of theirs and other students that are food insecure.” Food insecurity refers to the inaccessibility of nutritious, quality foods like fruits and vegetables, she said. “Having access to it on campus is a super, super awesome thing,” Walz-Salvador said in reference to the Student Cupboard. The Hunger U reaches out to organizations on and off campus to help raise awareness of food insecurity, she said. “This happens closer than you think,” Walz-Salvador said. “It could be your neighbor. It could be the person sitting next to you in class. So that’s why we feel it’s important for students to know.” Gurmandeep Bal, a junior majoring in liberal studies, said he was unaware of the Student Cupboard. He learned about it through a friend last “I thought it was pretty neat to have one that’s able to help students that are really struggling, especially when we have tuition fees and so much stuff to pay for,” Bal said. Bal, who took the challenge with friend

and fellow liberal studies classmate Monica Sepulveda, saw the Hunger U van as it set up and decided to check it out. “it makes us realize that there are people out there that are hungry,” he said. Sepulveda said she appreciated accessibility to a Student Cupboard because everyone on campus gets the opportunity to eat something good and healthy. “I think we take for granted that you always have food available, like healthy food available,” Sepulveda said. She said she met someone at the event who said his only food option is chips. “We think of that as a snack, but for some people that’s their meal,” she said. The Student Cupboard provides an alternative to fast food by supplying ingredients to make a real meal at home, Sepulveda said. On Sept. 28, Poverello House, a local nonprofit organization that provides resources and services to community members in need, set up a van for the campus community to learn more about food insecurity and to pick up free bowls of pasta. The pasta was made by Crystal Durham, kitchen manager at Poverello House. Her goal was to showcase a meal that can be made with basic ingredients, giving students the confidence to make food they want and also tastes good. “[The pasta’s] just got tomato sauce, noodles, zucchini and bell peppers and some spices,” Durham said. “The recipe that I supply with it also details that you can use any type of pasta; you can use any

type of vegetables; basically anything they have available to students.” All it took was for Durham to shout “free food” to get students to run over. Many students were surprised at how simple the recipe was to recreate, she said. “Hopefully it inspires people to start cooking for themselves, something a little more nutritious than something like grabbing Subway,” Durham said. The campaign concluded on Friday with a free Zumba class on the lawn outside the Kennel Bookstore. Students picked up a T-shirt and move along with their friends under the direction of Zumba instructor Gianna McCurry. “It was really cool,” McCurry said. “Everybody’s energy was really high which was a lot of fun. It’s always a good time, especially with Zumba because you don’t have to do like 20 burpees. You can just kind of move around, and you don’t have to worry about getting anything right.” McCurry a women’s studies major and dance minor at Fresno State has been teaching Zumba for two years. The afternoon class included roughly six songs and a cool down. “I think [Healthy Campus Week] is really important because as a student, and a lot of the students that I know, work while going to school, so it’s hard to find time to take care of yourself, even if that means eating an apple or going for a walk,” McCurry said. Healthy Campus Week provided a good opportunity to get students in the right di-

rection of personal well-being, she said. As someone who has a busy schedule, McCurry said she takes advantage of the Student Recreation Center to exercise and the Student Cupboard to supply some of her meals when money is tight. And while McCurry is vegan, she said the cupboard still has options for her. The bookstore lawn was filled with laughs and cheers as students, faculty and staff members got into the groove alongside Healthy Campus Week mascot, Roxy the T-Rex. Students like Megan Amon and Marissa Milan, both nursing majors, joined in on the fun after seeing advertisements around campus and on social media. Milan, who had heard of Zumba but never participated before, decided to give it a try. “I didn’t think I’d like it at first, but it’s actually kind of fun and it got me sweating,” she said. Milan said she appreciates the campaign because it made her more aware of the resources available on campus. “Sometimes people think they have to pay for it when it’s free for students,” Milan said. “I think it’s important if [Fresno State] stresses costs.” Amon said the event was a great way to get people involved in exercise in a fun way. “A lot of the current diseases and current conditions that people have are preventable through being healthier, so I think this is something America needs to work on as a nation,” Amon said.





Adapting on and off the pitch

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Julia Glaser competing against UC Riverside on Sept. 16, 2017 at the Soccer & Lacrosse Stadium. Glaser scored a goal in overtime to win the game. Fresno State won 1-0.

By Nugesse Ghebrendrias @nugebear13

Sophomore forward Julia Glaser has always chased her dreams, whether it was

representing Switzerland as a youth international and leading the team in goals or moving to California to further her soccer career. “It was always my dream to go to America after high school and play soccer,” Gla-

ser said. “I didn’t know much about Fresno State before, but my plan was to come to California. I really liked the coaching staff and their philosophy of playing soccer, so I ended up at Fresno [State], and I’m really happy about that.”

Although Glaser, from Lorrach, Germany, experienced culture shock when she first arrived, her teammates made the transition painless. “They were super nice from the first day,” Glaser said. “They made it easy. I just really love this team because we are one team, a family.” Glaser’s exploits on the pitch are wellknown. In her freshman year in 2016, she became the first freshman Bulldog in 14 years to score in three straight games. She finished her first season with a total of six goals. “She has a really impressive background from an International standpoint,” head coach Brian Zwaschka said. “She’s brought a lot of composure and a skill set that is very unique for us so we’re thrilled to have her.” Things were different at first for Glaser – from everyday life to playing on the pitch. “I think back home, it’s different,” Glaser said. “Everything is smaller, and I spent most of my time outdoors. Soccer is different, also. Here it’s more dynamic, and there is a lot of pace. Back home, there is more passing and things are more technical.” Teammate Tori Nicolo said the team understood Glaser was getting used to her new environment. “Sometimes maybe during practice in our freshman year, she wouldn’t really get a concept,” Nicolo said. “We had to understand she’s not totally acclimated to our culture, but she’s blended in fine. It’s her sophomore year, and you can tell she’s much more comfortable.” After a strong freshman campaign, Glaser aims to build on her foundation and catapult the ‘Dogs into postseason play.


‘Dogs serve aces, but Spartans take the match By Michael Ford @MFordCollegian

The Fresno State’s women’s volleyball team continues to fall short, losing Saturday 3-1 at home to San Jose State. The Bulldogs started out the first set with aggression, creating great chances off the serve and jumped out to a 7-3 lead. They didn’t take their foot off the gas, winning the set by a score of 25-17 with an attacking percentage of .450. The team’s strength in the first set turned into its weakness in the second, according to head coach Lauren Netherby-Sewell. “Unfortunately, our serving got a little weak in the second set and that gave them a little bit of confidence so they started running the double quicks,” she said. The Spartans took a 23-15 advantage. The Bulldogs fought back but were unable to complete a comeback. They lost the set 25-18. “Once they got on a roll, we just couldn’t stop it, and they got a lot of confidence doing it. We just gave them a little too much momentum,” Netherby-Sewell said. In the third set, the Bulldogs were able to beat the Spartans 7-5 in aces but still lost the set, 25-21. Fresno State couldn’t stop the momentum that it had allowed San Jose State to gain and lost the fourth set 25-22, the closest score of all four sets played. Freshman Sydney Lostumo, who ended the match with three points on 19 assists, three aces and five digs, attributed her performance in part to her being more comfortable with her increase in playing time

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Fresno State outside hitter Brielle Hefner attempts a kill during the match against San Jose State on Sept. 30, 2017 at the Save Mart Center.

recently. “I just felt like it was very natural, and it is just a really good environment to play in,” Lostumo said. “Each match it gets better and better.” Junior outside hitter Taylor Slover had the second-most kills in her career with 21 and ended up with 21 total points. She still thought she could have done better for her team.

“I played fine. I could have been better on the service line and the passing and digging. My blocking could have been better. It is what it is,” Slover said. “I could play great and we lose or I could play bad and we lose, but I just care about the win at the end of the day.” Fresno State has now lost seven of its last nine matches, dropping the Bulldogs’ record to 5-10. They are 10th in the 11-team

Mountain West Conference. Netherby-Sewell remains hopeful as she notices improvements in the team’s play despite the recent tough stretch. “We have to just keep chipping away. We have gotten better over this last week. We are playing better volleyball. Our offense and serving got better, and that is what we’ll keep doing,” Netherby-Sewell said.





‘Dogs open conference play with dominant win

Fresno State running back Josh Hokit runs with the ball against Nevada on Sept. 30, 2017 at Bulldog Stadium. The Bulldogs won 41-21.

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he Fresno State Bulldogs earned their first conference win since 2015, defeating the Nevada Wolfpack Saturday 41-21 behind the performance of newly-appointed starting quarterback Marcus McMaryion. “I am satisfied for tonight,” said head coach Jeff Tedford. “Like I said, it is one game. I am happy for the team because they worked really hard. We practice really hard every day, and we hold them to a high standard. I think this validates that if we do things how we practice, it will pay off. If anything, the validation of that is what makes me most happy.” The ‘Dogs accounted for more than 500 yards of total offense. McMaryion led the offense, throwing for more than 290 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver KeeSean Johnson chipped in with seven catches for over 100 yards and three touchdowns. Coming off a bye week, McMaryion had the chance to earn the starting reps in practice and claim the quarterback position. “He is smart,” Tedford said. “He is a good leader. He plays with confidence, and he can run. All around, he did a decent job tonight, but we have to get a lot better in all areas. I feel like the bye week came at a good time so he could get more reps and gain some confidence. The more he gets those starting reps, the more confidence he will gain.” McMaryion gave his teammates the credit for putting him in positions to be

successful. “I didn’t have to do too much,” McMaryion said. “I didn’t have to go out of my comfort zone and try to be a playmaker and do too much. I was just out there, and guys were making plays for me, and I was just playing within the offense and not trying to do too much – credit to all those guys.” McMaryion is from the Valley. Having played in the Bulldogs’ backyard for Dinuba High, coming back was something special for not only McMaryion, but also his supporters. “It is great. It definitely comes with a lot of pride behind it,” McMaryion said. “Valley pride is a big thing around here so just to have the support from not only my teammates but the community support. It only pushes me that much more to continue to strive to get better each and every day.” Right from the opening kickoff, the ‘Dogs’ Jamire Jordan brought the 27,434 fans to their feet. Jordan opened up the game with a bang when he took the opening kickoff 71 yards before being tackled by a Nevada defender. The ‘Dogs set up shop on the opponents’ half for their first drive of the game, also the first drive as the starting quarterback for McMaryion. McMaryion and running back Ronnie Rivers combined on a four-play drive that resulted in a 16-yard touchdown pass to Johnson early in the first quarter. The ‘Dogs’ defense also came out tough to start. After forcing the Wolfpack into a fourth down, linebacker George Helmuth flashed through the offensive line and

sacked Nevada quarterback Ty Gangi. The defensive unit worked fast and smart, forcing the Wolfpack to punt on a majority of its drives. “We got a lot of three-and-outs,” Helmuth said after the game. “So just on and off the field, we definitely weren’t fatigued.” The action picked up toward the end of the first quarter when the ‘Dogs picked up a first down after they were forced into a fourth-down conversion by the Wolfpack. After Rivers converted the first down on a run up the middle, McMaryion utilized bulldozer running back Josh Hokit who showcased his catching ability and also his talent on the ground. Unfortunately for the ‘Dogs, the drive stalled after consecutive passing attempts by McMaryion were unsuccessful. Kicker Jimmy Camacho entered the game and recorded his first field goal of the night, extending the lead to 10-0. The ‘Dogs opened the second quarter with a three-and-out for the Wolfpack. Fresno State’s defensive backfield stuck to its assignments and closed down the opposing receiving corps. The Bulldogs’ offense followed suit and came out looking to score on its first possession of the second quarter. McMaryion fired downfield to wide receiver Derrion Grim for a 65-yard gain. Grimm burned his defenders before plotting the flight of the football. He brought the ball in over two defenders, setting up the ‘Dogs in great field position. Fresno State scored on a trick play in which Hokit tossed a touchdown pass to Johnson for a 17-0 lead. On Nevada’s following possession,

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Gangi was picked off inside the Wolfpack’s 20-yard line. Fresno State defensive back Jaron Bryant intercepted the ball and returned it for a touchdown. The ‘Dogs wouldn’t stop there. After forcing another punt, the offense came out and capitalized on a shaky Wolfpack defense. McMaryion completed a pass over 40 yards and later finished off the drive by tossing another touchdown to Johnson, his third in the game. Just as Fresno State’s victory seemed almost certain, the Wolfpack scored 14 points in under a minute to keep themselves afloat at the end of the half. The Wolfpack’s ensuing kickoff was fumbled by the ‘Dogs which set up the visitors’ second score. “We were definitely frustrated,” Helmuth said. “When you play good defense, you want the scoreboard to reflect that. So yeah, when you give up two touchdowns late, you don’t feel like you played great.” The ‘Dogs jogged into the locker room up 31-14. The second-half action was much slower than the first. With over nine minutes left in the game, Scott locked onto a McMaryion pass and took the ball over 30 yards for a big gain, leading to a touchdown run by Rivers. The ‘Dogs led 38-14, and other than a garbage time score for the Wolfpack, the home team ran out the clock for the big win. Fresno State continues conference play on the road against San Jose State on Saturday.