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STUDENT IS RAISING MONEY FOR THE DISABLED AND NEEDS YOUR HELP Fresno State’s Award-Winning Newspaper Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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CRITICAL DEMAND Fresno State’s central heating and cooling plant powers 60 percent of the campus. Decaying infrastructure threatens to cut off that energy.

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Three boilers used to heat up water at Fresno State are located in the campus’ central heating and cooling plant on the north side of the main campus. The university plans to replace the boilers as part of a project to repair and replace several parts of the plant that could cost up to $71 million.







Needs at heating, cooling plant reach critical levels By Cresencio RodriguezDelgado Editor in Chief


ixty percent of Fresno State facilities get their heating and cooling from a central plant located at the north end of the main campus. What few know is that should equipment at the plant fail – and the possibility of that happening grows with each day – the consequences would be disastrous. If not for the iconic white water tower that peaks into the sky bearing the university’s name and mascot, the central plant’s location would largely go ignored by students and staff who travel around its perimeters. But its needs can’t go ignored any longer. Tinnah Medina, associate vice president of Facilities Management, said the university is in the process of investing critical dollars into the central plant to avoid any catastrophic effects of having the aged equipment suddenly fail and leave about 1.8 million square feet of the campus without heating and cooling in its buildings. “Our infrastructure is anywhere between 47 to 60 years old. By way of mechanical systems, that’s already nearing its second life cycle,” Medina said. “Usually a life cycle for this type of equipment is about 25 years.” For those reasons, Medina says the project the university is undertaking is not in the interest of want, but in the interest of needs. Project breakdown There are several projects the university has in mind to fix the problem of aged equipment. The goal of university officials like Medina is that the replacement and upgrade of the central plant infrastructure will provide reliable air conditioning to campus buildings, including research facilities, and that an energy management system also in the plans can be used to “maximize efficiency” of the central plant. “Right now, it’s a lot of manual labor,” according to Medina. “We’ve got a lot of guys that just kind of lived and grew up in this campus, and they have it all in their heads.”

Other repairs are for things not seen above ground but critical to the central plant’s operations. Medina said a hot water distribution system is experiencing hot water loss due to underground corrosion and faulty joints in its pipes. The repairs to the central plant aren’t just pressed by the decaying infrastructure. An outlay of the central plant project says the project is in direct response to Fresno State’s strategic plan for 2016-2020, in which a priority is to align physical and technological infrastructure to support sustainable and welcoming campus environment. The university also has to be in compliance with the California Global Climate Solutions Act (AB-32), which requires greenhouse gas emissions be reduced to 1990 levels by 2020.

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A cooling tower, left, stands under the Fresno State water tower. Both are part of the central heating and cooling plant. The university is seeking a partnership to repair and replace several parts of the plant. The cost is roughly $71 million.

NEXT The Collegian breaks down the past, present and future construction at Fresno State in the “Campus Upgrades” series. Those maintenance personnel will only last so long, and Medina knows that. The central plant investment project is a glimmer of hope in the face of a university that has aged as it continues to grow. The first of the replacements planned at the central plant is a deteriorating cooling tower built in 1974. Replacement parts for it are not available, according to Medina. A motorcycle parking lot on Jackson Avenue is considered a prime location to add new cooling towers.

“What we would do is add a modular cooling tower probably sitting right next to it. We would actually have it operate in conjunction with (the current cooling tower),” Medina said. “We’re not going to tear down the old one until it breaks … should one go down the other one will kick in.” Medina added that the cooling tower is the Achilles’ heel of the central plant and a main point of focus in the project: “If it should go down, we would be out of cooling.” Jeff Prickett, associate director of Facilities Operations, said the lack of cooling in buildings would cause overwhelming conditions for students, faculty and staff, especially in buildings that were built to keep windows from opening. Also in the central plant, three boilers that were donated to the university by a cheese factory have also become inefficient and do not meet air standards, Medina said. They would be replaced.

Funding the project There is still no clear total of how much the university will contribute to the cost or how much the California State University system will pitch in for the project. Systemwide, the CSU is making infrastructure improvements, according to Medina, but funding resources for the 23-campus system are lacking. What is clear, however, is that the project won’t be cheap. An outline of costs prices the repairs and investment into the central plant at $71 million. With dollars stretched thin across the CSU for campus improvements, plans are in place to fund the central plant project using a “P3,” or a “public, private partnership.” The partnership would secure funding for the project and would include engineer, developer and financier partnerships who would design and eventually begin to rebuild the central plant. Interest in the Fresno State project has come from as far away as Europe. Medina says it is the first time the CSU may establish a P3 to fund a campus project. A timeline on when firms would be selected to begin the project has not been determined.




Turn canned food into fair tickets By Jose Romo Photographer

The Fresno State Student Cupboard and The Big Fresno Fair will hold the fourth “Feed the Need” food drive on Wednesday. Two drives -- one at the Fresno Fairgrounds and another at Fresno State’s Red Lot (entrance on Barstow Avenue, just west of Cedar Avenue) -- will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feed the Need is a food drive in which community members and students can donate canned food items that will benefit the Fresno

State Student Cupboard, a food pantry opened weekly that gets over 4,600 student visits each month. A person who brings 10 or more items can get one free admission ticket to The Big Fresno Fair that is good for any day. There is a limit of four tickets per car. Jessica Medina, coordinator of the Food Security Project, plays a big role in the food drive. She stated that 43.7 percent of Fresno State students surveyed have food insecurity, so the biggest benefit of this food drive would be to help students in need.

She is raising money for people with disabilities. Will you help her?

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Maria Horan, 22, is raising money for the Best Buddies international nonprofit. She has a goal to raise $3,000 by Nov. 2.

By Cresencio RodriguezDelgado Editor in Chief

Fresno State senior and recreational administration major Maria Horan has a goal to raise $3,000 by Nov. 2. She is raising funds for the Best Buddies international nonprofit, which focuses on friendship, employment and leadership development of persons with disabilities worldwide. Horan is one of seven “champions” taking part in the inaugural fundraiser for Best Buddies’ Central Valley chapter that stretches from Modesto to San Luis Obispo. Horan has had a guiding hand in her efforts from Macy Pereira,

TO HELP: To help Maria Horan raise money for Best Buddies, vist: Central Valley program manager for the nonprofit’s mission expansion. Pereira challenged Horan to raise the $3,000. "My whole family is just centered around helping people," with a special place in their hearts for people with special disabilities, Horan said. Perhaps, that special place in their hearts is fueled by Horan’s 25-year-old cousin Katie, who has autism. "She's really into Sesame Street as a 25-year-

“It’s really hard for our students if they’re experiencing any level of food insecurities. It’s hard to study. It’s hard to focus in classes. And to not know where that next meal is coming from is extremely difficult,” said Medina. “What it means to us is being able to stock those shelves for our students, which is really important.” Not only will people be able to get a ticket for the fair, there will be many other partners involved with the drive such as Maya Cinemas, Dutch Bros. and the athletics department. Participants will be eligible for bags of popcorn

from Maya Cinemas, free coffee from from Dutch Bros and the athletics department will hand out football tickets at random. The Student Cupboard is still looking for volunteers to help out with the drive. Students can sign up on the cupboard’s website if interested. “Load up your car, bring out those cans,” Medina said. “We are really excited to be able to partner with The Big Fresno Fair and everyone again this year to be able to get the shelves stocked here at the Student Cupboard so that together we could help feed students success.”

old woman, (it) doesn't mean anything is wrong with her, that she can't live a full life,” Horan said. Living a rich, full life is exactly what Horan

manager” from Best Buddies, someone with a disability who works closely with the person who raises funds, Horan expects to meet her goal and hopefully go beyond it.

hopes to give to those who benefit from the Best Buddies nonprofit. By raising funds for the organization, Horan expects the funds to go toward helping more people like her cousin, she said. So far, Horan has raised a few hundred dollars. With the help of Pereira and a “mission

To help Horan reach her goal, visit the fundraising page. For more information on Horan’s fundraising efforts, email Pereira at A Fresno State Best Buddies club has been established and is looking for members to join, according to Pereira.





Photos courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

An acrobatic performer challenges gravity in a ladder act during the second half of Cirque du Soleil on Sept. 20, 2018 at the Save Mart Center.

Photos courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

A hula hoop performer demonstrates her balance during Cirque du Soleil on Sept. 20, 2018 at the Save Mart Center.


Cirque du Soleil captivates audience By Olivia Hayes

Entertainment Editor The Save Mart Center hosted “Corteo” by Cirque du Soleil on Sept. 20, 21 and 22, captivating the audience members with performances that ranged from intricate choreographs to flying acrobats that left people on the edge of their seats. Taking place in a carnival atmosphere during the 1920’s in Italy, the show’s storyline follows a clown who dreams of his funeral and the celebration of his time on earth.

“Corteo” first premiered at Montreal, Canada in 2005 under the big top and has traveled through more than 60 cities in 19 different countries. Several years later in 2016, the show was reimagined and transitioned to an arena show. This new product developed into what Fresno audience members were able to witness at Save Mart Center. Cirque du Soleil’s mission is “to invoke the imagination, provoke the senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world.” They surely accomplished this with their 16 acts,

which included jugglers, aerialists, dancers and much more. The show’s development out of Montreal brings no surprise to the fact that the cast is international, representing 15 different nationalities. A performer, Johan Juslin, is a juggler in the show from Finland. Juslin started juggling at the age of 10 and was involved with a youth circus school for 11 years. He then attended and graduated from The National Circus School in Montreal and soon after signed on with Cirque du Soleil, which helped give him the opportuni-

ty to join “Corteo” in 2017. “Everyone in the show is constantly practicing and pushing themselves to enhance their craft,” Juslin said. Backstage, the performers were either napping, rehearsing or working out. The commitment they all had transitioned over to their performances and kept the audience entranced throughout the entire night. From humorous actors, death-defying aerialists and mesmerizing vocalists, Fresno found a little piece of magic after seeing the wonders of Cirque du Soleil.





Fresno State is competing in a statewide race, presented by The California Students Vote Project, to see which college campus can register the most people to vote for the #BallotBowl. Help us win by coming to our events the next two days from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., continuing through Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Free Speech Area. Grab a free snack, register to vote and meet candidates that might win your vote. Members of clubs and organizations on campus can also compete separately in this competition to help engage students to register as voters. The most successful Fresno State club or organization that has the highest number of students to come vote will win an all expenses paid tailgate to celebrate. The Ballot Bowl started on Monday, Aug. 22 and ends on Thursday, Oct. 22.

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Exercise for better health Stephanie Annett | Registered Dietitian and Health Educator It is well known that people who exercise regularly have a reduced risk for heart disease, diabetes, obesity and some cancers. Regular exercise has also been shown to improve mood and decrease feelings of depression, anxiety and stress. Additionally, exercise can increase the production of endorphins, which are known to help produce positive feelings and reduce pain. In the short-term, exercise increases blood flow, specifically to the brain, which leaves you feeling more alert, focused and productive. How much exercise is necessary for better health? Both the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association say adults should include 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, like brisk walking, or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise, such as running on a weekly basis. The minute intervals per week can be broken up into shorter sessions of 10 minutes or more for ease. Strength training and slow, static stretches should be included to target major muscle groupings and increase range of motion.


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If you are ready to work toward these goals but aren’t sure how to begin, the following tips will help you get started. Start slow and increase your physical activity gradually Many people try to do too much when they first start exercising. Begin with 10-15 minute walks throughout the day and slowly increase to the 150 minutes recommended per week. Set a goal and track your progress Tracking the minutes per week is just one way to measure progress. You can also count your steps with the help of a phone app, such as MapMyFitness or by using a pedometer. The goal when using a pedometer is to log 10,000 or more steps per day. This gives you all the health benefits of moderate physical activity. Increase your steps A simple way to increase your steps is to park your car a bit farther from your destination. Another suggestion is to take 10-15-minute walking breaks during the day on the Bulldog Walking Trails by following Victor E’s paw prints throughout campus. Invest in a good pair of workout shoes

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Make sure they have good cushioning and arch support. For motivation, leave your exercise shoes by the door to remind you to get moving. Find ways to stay motivated Try setting new goals or try a new fitness class or activity at the Student Recreation Center. Exercising with a friend will make exercise more fun, and you can help remind each other to focus on your goals. Starting an exercise program is an important step toward better health, but it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming one. With planning, you can establish a healthy habit that lasts a lifetime. Want a fun way to kick off your fitness program? Join us this Friday, Sept. 28, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in front of the Kennel Bookstore as we attempt the LARGEST group fitness class on a college campus. Whether you are a Zumba expert or a first-time attempter, all are welcome to participate in this fun and upbeat experience!

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“I think that the sexual violence mandatory training video was really informative of everything that needed to happen. You just didn’t know, like at a party, how much that drink would have been. It’s really informative.” -Juliana Rueda, Pre-Nursing major

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‘Dogs ready for battle against Toledo After two road games and a bye week, the Fresno State football team returns to Bulldog Stadium Saturday night to wrap up its nonconference portion of the regular season schedule when they take on the University of Toledo Rockets. Toledo features a high-powered offense that is scoring more than 50 points a game this season, including last weekend’s 63-44 blowout victory over Nevada in Toledo. The Rockets are very talented on offense, Bulldogs head coach Jeff Tedford said. Toledo quarterback Mitchell Guadagni has been torching opponents’ defenses all season, culminating last week when Guadagni threw four touchdown passes and for over 200 yards, all the while, he added another two rushing

that are probably as good as any, and the quarterback is playing really well and is very dangerous when he pulls the ball down,” ‘Dogs head coach Tedford said. As Tedford alluded, receivers figure to be a big factor for both teams if they are to be successful at moving the ball and scoring points. Toledo’s Diontae Johnson and Cody Thompson headline the team’s receiving corps. The duo have combined to score eight of Toledo’s 10 passing touchdowns, including four between the two against Nevada. The ‘Dogs feature an elite pass catcher of their own in KeeSean Johnson. He was named to the preseason Biletnikoff Award watch list, the award given to the most outstanding collegiate receiver in the nation. But, in the end, the ‘Dogs receivers will have to rely on senior quarterback Marcus McMaryion to get them the ball. McMaryion has definitely had his ups and

Jamire Jordan deep down the field for big gains. He was less than stellar against the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers on Sept. 8, but still with under a minute to go in the game, the ‘Dogs had an opportunity to tie the game and possibly head to overtime. A poorly timed interception on a stupefying halfback pass play call resulted in an interception, effectively ending the game. Defensively, Fresno State should be well enough equipped to combat Toledo’s offensive attack. Statistically, the ‘Dogs have been one of the best teams in the Mountain West and the entire nation. The team ranks third out of 129 ranked Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams in third-down conversion percentage defense. It also is third in FBS in turnovers gained and second in turnover margin. ‘Dogs senior linebacker Jeff Allison leads the team in tackles, just as he did during the

Often though, games can be decided on perhaps the least appreciated aspect of football: special teams. “A couple punts blocked for touchdowns, a 98-yard kickoff return last week for a touchdown. When those things are happening, you know you are going up against a wellcoached team; a team that plays really hard,” Tedford said of Toledo. Fresno State has had great success as well on special teams. Junior defensive back Jaron Bryant returned two blocked field goals for touchdowns against Idaho in Week 1 of the season. If all goes according to plan, Tedford and the ‘Dogs will be celebrating another victory against a quality opponent as the conference schedule gets set to open. Tedford implored fans to show up in full force to cheer on the ‘Dogs. “Hopefully we have a good crowd and make it difficult on Toledo in our home stadium with

touchdowns and 131 yards on the ground. “They are very well-coached and very explosive on offense with a corps of receivers

downs through the first three weeks of the season. Against Idaho, he was on target with his passes, finding Johnson and fellow receiver

2017 season, and has been flying around the field, nabbing two interceptions in Fresno State’s dominating 38-14 victory at UCLA.

our crowd noise. We need everyone to come out and help us with that,” Tedford said.

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‘Dogs fall to Colorado College in home opener By Jorge Rodriguez Reporter

The Fresno State women’s soccer team opened conference play at home on Sunday, losing to the Colorado College Tigers, 1-0. It’s been a tough season already for the ‘Dogs, who have an overall record of 1-7-2, with their only win coming against Montana University in the second game of the season. The Bulldogs were hoping to gain some momentum after breaking a five-game losing streak in a 1-1 tie at Air Force. The Tigers, however, were looking to get a victory away from home and not leave their trip west emptyhanded. Throughout the majority of the first half, most of the plays were in the middle of the field with both teams swapping possession of the ball. The scoring finally opened up in the 38th minute, when the Tigers’ Jacqui Hand scored a header from inside the box. For the remainder of the first half, the

Bulldogs tried to put pressure on the Tigers, but the pressure would prove useless and the score at halftime would read 1-0 in favor of the Tigers. For the first few minutes of the second half, there was a serious back and forth with both teams having good shots on target. The Tigers controlled the rest of the match and managed to be a real headache for the Bulldogs’ defense. Eventually, the pressure was so much that the Bulldog defense committed a flagrant handball in the area, causing a penalty to be called. The Tigers’ Lauren Milliet took the penalty shot but was stopped by ‘Dogs’ goalkeeper Nichole Theroux. Theroux had several other saves in the last minutes, allowing only the one goal in the game. “I’m pleased with the effort, because it was a difficult travel weekend where Colorado College was already here and training while we were still traveling,” head coach Brian Zwaschka said. “I know that we are good enough to play with [Colorado College], but on the day, they probably deserved the win.”

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‘Dogs junior midfielder Melissa Ellis chases the ball down the field in her team’s 1-0 defeat to Colorado College at home. Sept. 23, 2018.

Report: Complaint names lacrosse coach in allegations By Michael Ford Sports Editor

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The Bulldogs lacrosse team is under investigation after complaints of alleged misconduct by head coach Jessica Giglio surfaced over the weekend.

Fresno State is expecting a report from an outside investigation firm about complaints received by the school’s athletic department against the lacrosse program and coach. The Fresno Bee reports that the complaints allege poor treatment of players, possibly even NCAA violations as well as program mismanagement. The complaint reportedly names team coach Jessica Giglio. The Collegian has not yet independently verified the allegations, but has confirmed the investigation is ongoing and that the investigation stems from information Fresno

State Athletics got at the end of the 2018 season. “After an internal athletic review, the firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King was retained by the California State University Office of General Counsel to begin the process of an external review of the program,” the department of athletics said in a statement. “That review is ongoing and Fresno State Athletics will have no further comment until the completion of the review.” Coach Giglio declined to comment on the allegations. The Bulldogs finished the regular season with the best record in program history at 9-9, but eventually lost to San Diego State at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federations in April.

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