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Veterans search for space

Benjamin Cruz • The Collegian

Cody Sedaño (left) and Nathan Bryson (right) pictured in the Veterans’ Certifying Office, Oct. 19, 2017, in the Joyal Administration Building North Lobby at Fresno State.

By Victoria Cisneros and William Ramirez @willoveslakers2


here is a push on campus to create a larger space for student veterans. Leading that effort are two senators from Associated Students, Inc (ASI). Eyes are set on a Veterans Resource Center, which is envisioned to give veterans on campus better services like those at other California State Universities. The Veterans Certifying Office in the north lobby of the Joyal Administration Building is the only space dedicated specifically for veterans. It’s currently staffed with only one full-time official who can legally certify coursework. Certifying officials are tasked with verifying and submitting coursework and eligibility forms to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs so funds can be disbursed to the student veterans.


Festival attracts families By Matthew Roby @MattRoby__

Student leaders seek Veterans Resource Center

Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Dr. Frank Lamas said the committee is currently searching for a second full-time certifying official. “The committee has been looking hard at applications and deciding who to bring in for interviews,” Lamas said. “My understanding is, at this point, we have interviewed a few folks.” Lamas said he’s waiting on a committee to recommend applicants before anyone is hired. “Certifying officials are the only ones that can actually make veterans’ benefits a reality,” said Travis Childress, ASI senator of Greek affairs who has been a proponent for a larger resource center. “They are the most

important person on the campus to veterans because they authorize the money.” Childress said that veterans on campus are interested in a consolidated Veterans Resource Center like those found at other university campuses. Cody Sedaño, ASI senator of veteran and transfer affairs, agrees. He said a resource center would be a “one stop shop.” The interest in a center and a second certifying official was brought to Lamas’ radar by a committee whose primary focus is veterans’ needs and from two separate CSU veteran center directors. They put together a report that helped dictate where veteran resources were lacking the most. A top priority was hiring the

second certifying official. “We were really listening to our veteran students and our community to see what it is that they wanted,” Lamas said. “Initially, there were some that wanted more of a lounge space, some that wanted more of a space with our counselors; some wanted all three, so we had a lot of dialogue about what was best.” A mobile trailer has been set up across from the Engineering East Building to address these problems. Lamas explained during the Oct. 4 ASI student senate meeting that the small space is not ideal, but it’s what is available now. Lamas said he hopes

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Local shoppers browsed the aisles of the Gibson Farm Market on Saturday admiring and tasting some of the freshest produce Fresno State students had to offer at the market’s Fall Festival. The event featured family attractions such as a pumpkin patch, animal displays and tractors. “This is my second time here now, and it’s already a tradition,” said Michael Martinez, of Fresno, who attended the festival with his family. The Gibson market may be famed for its sweet corn, but it had much more to offer Saturday. “We really want to invite the community


Matthew Roby • The Collegian

Guests at the 2nd Annual Gibson Farm Market Festival on Oct. 21, 2017.





Falling into the perfect season By Amber Carpenter | @shutupambs

Fall is a time for everyone. Everyone gets to eat all the pie they want, Fresno finally stops being the fiery inferno of hell it was over the summer and the leaves start to change colors everywhere on campus. With fall comes two of the year’s biggest holidays – Thanksgiving and Halloween. To some, these holidays might seem arbitrary and could just be thrown into a “pre-Christmas” category. However, die-hard horror and fall fans alike converge when it comes to Halloween. What makes Halloween appeal is its versatility. It can be celebrated in a variety of ways, from trips to your local pumpkin patch to attending a zombie pub crawl in the Tower District. Perhaps the best part is considering what costume to wear and all of the factors that come into play – picking out fabrics, buying accessories or wigs and watching YouTube makeup tutorials that perfectly capture the ghoulish or gorgeous looks you’re after for this All Hallow’s Eve.

As always, though, there are things to consider when putting together your ideal costume. For one, cultural appropriation is never OK. Someone’s culture is not a costume. There is never an excuse for racist Halloween get-ups that perpetuate negative stereotypes about a culture. Even if a costume is not inherently offensive, cultural appropriation is still something we should all be aware of and warn against. Yes, that includes your “cowboys and Indians” couple costume, no matter how clever or cute you might think they are. It’s about the tokenizing of cultures and appropriation for the benefit of a humorous Halloween costume. It’s not OK. If you’re serious about the Halloween game, challenge yourself to find a costume that goes against the grain of what everyone else is doing. Last year was full of Jokers and Harley Quinns. This year is going to be filled with Pennywise’s with full glam face makeup. If Stephen King’s famous clown is what floats your boat, go for it. But if you want to go for something more original, consider some classic pop culture icons. Personal favorites of mine include Forrest Gump, Michael Scott from “The Office” or pop music star David Bowie. Costumes that are easy but also allow room for creativity make for

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the biggest Halloween hits. If costumes or Halloween ragers aren’t your speed, make a stop by your neighborhood pumpkin patch and indulge in other fall pleasures like funnel cakes or Ferris wheels. Not only can you pick out the perfect festive gourd, but you can also take the cute Instagram photo you’ve

been after for a while. When you’ve found the perfect pumpkin, you can either keep it classy – leave it plain – or carve your favorite phrase or drawing. That’s the beauty of Halloween and the fall season, in general. It truly is what you make it. Celebrate however you see fit, but being mindful of cultural appro-

priation and all the damage that it can do. So whether you’re hitting all of your favorite parties in the coming weekends or having a relaxing night in carving pumpkins and sipping your favorite spiced cider, embrace the beautiful views and weather of fall and make it your own.

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Students showcase farm products AGRICULTURE from Page 1 in to see all the great things we do here at Fresno State,” said Jeremy Lewis, manager of the market. “It’s really putting their [students’] education to work and showing the community how that education plays into all the different things we do on the farm.” Families took fall photos in the pumpkin arrangement and with their children sitting in the large tractors. Fresno State students also brought along a few piglets which were a hit with the younger guests.

Meantime, customers in the store looked through the selection of the fall produce, filling their baskets with a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables and cuts of meat for the barbecue. A shaded outside area gave guests a place to sit with their families and enjoy some locally grown food in the sun. Sampling stations gave guests the chance to taste and purchase some of the student-produced wines, meats and ice cream. Some of the favorites at the festival included the tri-tip sandwiches and a seasonal pumpkin flavored ice cream.

Students also spend their time preparing products to practice their marketing and product sales skills. Fresno State owns around 1,000 acres of working farmland growing crops such as corn and grapes, raising livestock and even its own independent commercial winery. The university has become one of the top schools in the nation for those interested in agriculture and attracts students from all over the Central Valley, Lewis said. Many local farms recruit Fresno State graduates because they have had the op-

portunity to gain hands-on experience, he added. The Fall Festival aims to bring in more people from the local area to highlight the quality of products that students make, Lewis said, adding a real-world application to their learning experience. “A lot of people don’t even know we have a meat lab here at Fresno State,” said Juan Ascencio, a senior animal science major. “So being here and actually showing our product, giving out samples to people, and being able to show what we’ve made, I think it’s a great opportunity for us.”

Will a Veterans Resource Center address needs? CAMPUS from Page 1 the trailer will be ready for use by Veterans Week, Nov. 5 to 11. The trailer will be a space “where we are going to move [the] staff member we have now and the one we are hiring very soon,” Lamas said. Sedaño said he is grateful to campus administration for its willingness to address this issue.

The next step, it appears, will be to find a place where a Veteran Resource Center can be placed, if that is ever something approved at Fresno State. “Our campus is a vast campus with a lot of space, but there was no space that I had that I could just say, ‘Well, I’m just going to repurpose this space,’” Lamas said. The trailer will be home to the center until next August, Lamas said. By then, he added there should be a space other than the certifying office in the Joyal Administration

‘We made a statement tonight’ FOOTBALL from Page 4 pulled farther ahead with a 26-yard Hokit touchdown run where he stiff-armed San Diego State safety Trey Lomax and shoved him to the ground en route to his second score. Hokit’s third touchdown came near the end of the third quarter on a 4-yard run. “Forget about what I did,” Hokit said. “The offensive line – I’m going to have to buy them a meal or something. They opened the holes. I just carried the ball. They made my job easy tonight.” Fresno State center Aaron Mitchell said he was disappointed that the offense fell one yard short of its goal of 200 rushing yards, but was impressed with how hard the running backs fought and credited the scout team for the offense’s success. “We prepped really well this week,” Mitchell said. “I have to give it up to our scout team. They gave us a heck of a look. They worked hard on it. They grind just like we do.” The Aztecs’ only points came in the second quarter on a 37-yard field goal. The Bulldogs forced San Diego State to punt six times. The defense held Penny to 69 yards on the ground, and Aztec quarterback Christian Chapman to only 77 passing yards and a 50 percent completion rate. Fresno State quarterback Marcus McMaryion threw for 176 yards. Although he didn’t throw a touchdown, he completed 62.5 percent of his passes and wasn’t intercepted. This is the Aztecs’ second loss in a row, dropping them to 6-2 overall and 2-2 in the Mountain West. San Diego State sits in second place in the West Division, behind Fresno State. San Diego State head coach Rocky Long said the game shows the quality of teams in the Mountain West, and that Fresno State would now play much better against the

Building. A Veterans Resource Center was proposed to be included in the Bold New U, which was defeated in a student vote. However, the possibility of a center finally materializing in the “New Student Union” would require a referendum vote on the student union. Meantime, a permanent solution for veteran resources may require action outside the “New Student Union.” Childress proposed “creating a grant or an account that we can start fundraising towards in order to build a stand-alone Veterans Resource Center somewhere on campus.”

He said that even if it takes a few years to fundraise and complete, a stand alone center could not only benefit veterans, but also increase the value of the campus. Lamas said that one big issue with relying on the New Student Union as a home for the Veterans Resource Center is the amount of time it could take for the student union to be built. “Even if the referendum were to pass – and there’s no guarantee that it will pass – then we’re looking at, easily, another four or five years before that building gets built,” Lamas said. “So we did not want to wait that long before providing our veterans with important services and things that they need.”


2:00 P.M. 2:15 P.M. Hayne Palmour IV • San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS

Fresno State kicker Jimmy Camacho (36) and punter Blake Cusick (47) celebrate Camacho’s 43-yard field goal in the third quarter against San Diego State at SDCCU Stadium in San Diego on Oct. 21, 2017.

competition the Bulldogs faced and lost to earlier in the season – Alabama and Washington. “I bet you they [Fresno State] could play real well against them [Alabama] right now,” Long said. “A lot better than Tennessee did.” Alabama beat Tennessee Saturday 45-7. The Bulldogs lost to Alabama 41-10 in Week 2. With the win, Fresno State improves to 5-2 overall and 4-0 in the Mountain West. The ‘Dogs sit in first place in the West Division with four conference games remaining. Fresno State hosts UNLV this week. “We made a statement tonight,” Hokit said. “Looking back to last year, 1-11, and now we’re No. 1 in the Mountain West [and] just beat down a San Diego State team that’s very good.”

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‘Dogs pummel Aztecs 27-3

Hayne Palmour IV • San Diego Union-Tribune/ TNS

Fresno State running back Josh Hokit (33) carries the ball as San Diego State’s Jerry Chaney (86) tries to tackle during the third quarter at SDCCU Stadium in San Diego on Oct. 21, 2017.

By Daniel Gligich @danielgligich

Fresno State defeated San Diego State 27-3 on the road Satur-

day behind its run game and stout defense, reclaiming the Old Oil Can Trophy for the first time since 2014. Although freshman running back Ronnie Rivers missed the

game with an elbow injury, the Bulldogs’ rushing attack did not skip a beat. Freshman Jordan Mims led the team with 112 rushing yards, and sophomore Josh Hokit had a career-high three

rushing touchdowns. Head coach Jeff Tedford said after the game that the plan going in was to have the running backs run hard and physical. “We were going to be patient

with the run and run downhill – be physical up front,” Tedford said. “Those guys are just carrying the ball though. It’s the guys up front that are creating the creases. I thought the line played excellent tonight.” On the first drive of the game, the Aztecs looked like they were going to score with ease. They went 83 yards on 16 plays, deep into Fresno State territory. Bulldog linebacker Jeffrey Allison stopped the Aztecs in their tracks, forcing a fumble from Aztec running back Rashaad Penny. Bulldog safety Mike Bell recovered the ball. “We have a pretty good defense,” Allison said. “We have things to work on, but they have a very good offense. Penny, he’s a very good running back, so in practice we basically focused on the run game – try to get them out of the run game, try to get them to pass, because they’re not really a passing team. That was the main focus.” Although the Bulldogs punted on their first possession, they forced the Aztecs to punt on the next drive. Fresno State opened up the scoring on its second drive with a four-play, 61-yard drive that ended with a 1-yard Hokit touchdown run. The Aztecs answered right back with a field goal, but the Bulldogs

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With ‘ice in her veins,’ Glaser leads ‘Dogs to victory By Michael Ford @MFordCollegian

Another game, another big victory for the Fresno State women’s soccer team. The Bulldogs defeated Colorado College at home Sunday 3-1. Powering the offense was Julia Glaser. The sophomore forward from Germany had a milestone game, scoring two goals to tie the Fresno State season record for a season with 15. “I love to score goals,” Glaser said. “It’s kind of my job as an attacker.” Senior forward Carly Bracken, who also scored a goal in the match, had immense praise for her teammate Glaser after the game. Her goal came on a left cross from senior forward Myra Delgadillo, which Bracken was able to finish with her opposite foot. “I just happen to be there, and I kicked it in with my right foot ,and I was lucky to get it because I am left footed,” Bracken said. I was just thinking keep it low and hit it in the corner, and I got it in.” Head coach Brian Zwaschka

knows how big a role her star forward Glaser has on the team. The coach said he sees a player who always keeps her head up under pressure and that is how she is able to find the back of the net with such frequency. “She has ice in her veins in front of the goal, and that is huge for us,” Zwaschka said. “It is really down to timing, and she has a knack for it and makes it look simple and understands good positioning.” The game wasn’t just a two person show though. Zwaschka was proud of the whole team’s effort, given that their postseason chances were hanging in the balance. He noted that the team made some mistakes early on in the season and that put them into a hole that they had to climb themselves out of. But those mistakes also proved to be valuable lessons, Zwaschka said. “It is a combination of a lot of little details that led to us having a little bit of success,” Zwaschka said. “A lot of things probably came together at the right time, and we just want to keep it rolling.” The team was coming off of a

Alejandro Soto • The Collegian

Fresno State senior Carly Bracken (25) attempts to run the ball past Air Force defender Rafaella Bucur (17) during the game at the Soccer & Lacrosse Stadium on Oct. 20, 2017. Fresno State won 1-0.

victory at home Friday against Air Force on the strength of a goal by freshman forward Ele Avery. Now on a four game win streak, the team has a record of 10-5-3 and 17 points and have outscore the

competition 11-3 in those games. The victory keeps the ‘Dogs’ in fifth place in the Mountain West standings with one match to go against the first place San Jose State Spartans. That game will

take place on Oct. 27 in San Jose. The top six teams in the conference will make the Mountain West Women’s Soccer Championship tournament that begins Oct. 31 in Las Vegas.

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