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He had a Fresno State ID card, meth and a knife By Razmik Cañas | @Raz_Canas A 44-year-old man was arrested Monday night after two female Fresno State students reported they were being followed on campus, police said. The two students reported a man, identified as Armando Rodriguez, following them near the south side of the Henry Madden Library about 11:30 p.m. When officers approached Rodriguez, he was allegedly carrying a four-inch fixed blade knife, meth and a Fresno State student ID card. Rodriguez also reportedly had bolt cutters which are considered a “burglary tool,” according to campus police. He was arrested on campus and booked into the Fresno County Jail.


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Attendees fill up a “Rebozo Revival Festival” exhibit room at Fres.Co in downtown Fresno as the opening ceremony begins on Sept. 25, 2017.

Mexican artisans present traditional garment By William Ramirez @willoveslakers2


resno has the opportunity this entire week to learn about an intricate part of Mexican culture, the rebozo. The weeklong “Rebozo Revival Festival” began with an opening ceremony Monday night at Fres.Co where various selections of the rebozo, or “Mexican shawl,” and the weavers were showcased. Attendees were offered a display of numerous rebozos along with light snacks. Lourdes Sevilla, the Festival’s founder and current committee member, said rebozos are usually worn by indigenous women and their uses range from carrying a baby, a large bundle or using it as a scarf. The festival, which continues with different rebozo-themed activities daily until Friday, was put together by a number of

individuals and organizations, some Fresno State affiliated. Sevilla said she has been hosting events similar to this festival since 1998. “The name, Rebozo Revival, [means] to bring it back again,” Sevilla said. “This is the reason I do these events, because people come and they see what a rebozo is and not only that, they learn the culture, the history and the very wide meaning that the rebozo has.” Sevilla explained that the rebozo varies in textiles, colors and designs depending on the region in which it is crafted. She explained how some regions exclusively use silk, while others use cotton. At the ceremony, four weavers from two regions of Mexico were asked to be part of the event to showcase how rebozos can change stylistically throughout their native country. “No two rebozos are going to be the same,” Sevilla said.

And with tears, she described the rebozo as “the most beloved garment that there is in Mexico.” Sevilla’s passion for rebozos comes from her grandfather, who was a weaver of tablecloths and napkins, she said. “I think my love for textiles and rebozos, particularly, was born right there,” Sevilla said. “And after seeing how my grandfather would create something from very simple threads, to me that was a fascination and it stayed in my heart.” Edgar Manriquez, social work and folklórico instructor at Fresno Pacific University, said he brought his folklórico class to the display to show them how significant the rebozos are to the dances they practice. “I want them to learn and see the different designs in rebozos because, in the

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Amazon Lockers arrive to the USU By Daniel Avalos | @TheDanielAvalos The worry of having packages delivered in an unsecure location will no longer be a problem for many Fresno State students. The University Student Union is now home to 95 Amazon Lockers. They [The lockers are located on the lower level the USU, next to the bowling alley] arrived on campus on Sept. 14, and will be ready to use on Oct. 5, said Juan Guzman, USU graduate assistant. The lockers offer students an option to get packages delivered somewhere other than their hometown. “For some students not from Fresno, mailing packages to a home address is not an option,” Guzman said. With this service, Guzman said, students don’t have to go to their hometown to get their packages and will have a convenient location to pick them up. To use the lockers, students must select “Fresno State” as the delivery destination when ordering from Once

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‘Feed the Need’ food drive raises more than 35,000 pounds of food By Alexandra Harrell @AlexandraHarell

The “Feed the Need” food drive at Fresno State on Monday raised nearly double the amount of food for the Student Cupboard than in 2016. The third annual food drive, hosted by The Big Fresno Fair brought nearly 35,000 pounds of food donations according to a tweet by the Student Cupboard. The goal this year was 40,000 pounds. As of Tuesday, the unofficial amount donated remained at 35,000 pounds. And the count

was continuing said Lucca Petrucci from The Big Fresno Fair Communications team. Last year, the Student Cupboard raised more than 18,000 pounds of food. It shared the donations with its partners, The Community Food Bank and The Poverello House. This is the first year that the Student Cupboard will receive all of the donations. Students and community members were asked to donate canned food and nonperishable food items. If 10 or more items were donated, the donor received a free ticket to The Big Fresno Fair as an incentive.


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The Big Fresno Fair CEO John Alkire helps Fresno State Baseball players, Bo McClintock and Nick Warren, unload canned food from a car at the “Feed the Need” food drive on Sept. 25, 2017. The canned food drive raised donations for the Fresno State Student Cupboard.




Opposition to Hustler Hollywood is about more than sex toys

By Amber Carpenter | @shutupambs

After months of remodeling, Saturday will be the grand opening of the Hustler Hollywood store located on Shaw Avenue near the Fashion Fair Mall. The opening of the store comes after a legal battle with Hustler officials citing changes in Fresno’s development codes that had blocked them from initial construction and eventually operating. However, the lawsuit resulted in the city of Fresno paying Hustler Hollywood $15,000 in legal fees and affirming Hustler’s right to continue with plans for the adult emporium. Many look at the opening of the new store as a way to stimulate the local economy, but others view the store as a fork in the road of the straight-and-narrow. When a restaurant opens in town, people can choose either to patronize it or not; customers have the freedom to choose where their money goes. So why is the opening of this store any different? Why do moral flags go up? The opposition to Hustler Hollywood stems from a larger problem of the stigma against sex work and the inability for our society to have conversations about the physical act of sex or sexual identity. So if everyone does it, why is it impos-

sible for society to have conversations about sex without shame? The stigma revolving around the Hustler Hollywood store is the same stigma currently plaguing Fresno Unified School District. The shame or negative religious – to an extent – revolving around sex is one of the influences on FUSD’s resistance to comprehensive sex education programs. In 2016, the California Youth Health Act went into place, mandating comprehensive and unbiased sex education programs in California middle and high schools. FUSD school board president Brooke Ashjian has stood in vocal opposition of this mandate, citing the “moldability” of young minds and outside influences that could result in students thinking that things like identifying as LGBT+ and abortion are OK. And that’s because they are. Freedom of religion is an American right given to us by the Constitution, but when elected officials take freedom of religion so far as to attach the religious bias of shame to something as necessary as comprehensive sex education, the issue at hand becomes larger. The issue that stems from conservative or religious biases is the suppression of the right for children who are growing and learning to protect themselves from things like sexually transmitted diseases. Just like students have the right to learn reading, writing and arithmetic, they have the right to a comprehensive sex education that arms them with knowledge to live happy and healthy lives. When we shame things like sex work

"Healthy attitudes about sexual health or identity stem from the ability to have mature and comprehensive conversations, and those conversations start by shedding the shame in talking about sex." or even the act of sex itself, we implicitly tell children that it is dirty or wrong – when in reality, sexual relations between consenting adults is nothing shameful or disgusting. It is simply just part of human nature. Healthy attitudes about sexual health or identity stem from the ability to have mature and comprehensive conversations, and those conversations start by shedding the shame in talking about sex. That’s where Hustler Hollywood comes in. You are more than welcome to patronize or not patronize the Hustler Hollywood store grand opening this weekend, but by not doing what we can to have conversations about sex with other adults, much less with adolescents, we are doing a disservice – and we owe it to each other to do more.


‘Young Americans for Liberty’ are hosting a campus rally – here’s what you should know By Amber Carpenter


On Friday, libertarian student group Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) will be holding a rally in the Free Speech Area at 9:30 a.m. according to a news release. Here are five things to know about the group:


The YAL were in the news recently for holding an “Affirmative Action Bake Sale” on various campuses in an effort to bring attention to Affirmative Action and the “injustice” that they believe lies behind it.

2. Chapter

members of YAL have supported Milo Yiannopoulos, an anti-feminist and vocal proponent against Black Lives Matter, who is gay and conservative.

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group was started in 2008 after Ron Paul’s presidential campaign. It has almost 13,000 due-paying members, described on their website as “activists.”


After 247 chapters of YAL had been banned from on-campus organizing due to speech codes, they have since begun a campaign in favor of “free speech” on college campuses.


The group will be rolling a “free speech” ball and raising awareness about “unconsitutional free speech policies” at Friday’s event.

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Weavers showcase handmade rebozos from their native regions in Mexico CULTURE from Page 1

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future, they will be using rebozos for the folklórico class,” Manriquez said. “But I didn’t think it was going to be this detailed. It’s pretty good. It’s amazing.” He added, “I like the colors, the designs, the different patterns of how to tie the rebozos.” The audience turned its attention to the opening ceremony, which placed a spotlight on the four “master weavers.” Sevilla introduced each woman individually, giving the audience their names, their homes and their backstories. The craftswomen were provided with visas to travel and were flown in from two regions of Mexico. “This program is incomplete without the master weavers,” Sevilla said during the opening ceremony. “When I cannot show these people’s work, my mission is incomplete.” The four weavers were Fidencia Ventura Salazar and Luisa Govea Cruz of Santa María del Río, San Luis Potosí; and Maria Yolanda Hernandez Gomez and Juana Bernarda Hernandez Gomez of Zinacantán, Chiapas. “I feel very grateful for the invitation I received,” Cruz said. “To everyone that sponsors these events – a thousand thank yous.” The weavers were smiling from earto-ear throughout the entire night. Maria Yolanda Hernandez Gomez explained the reason behind her and her fellow weavers’ joy.

“I feel happy because it’s a dream that we have as women, but I think it’s bigger because few women can travel because many women in the place where I live are always at home,” she said. “It’s difficult to come here because of the visa and other things, but I’m happy because I can show my other partners that we can go abroad and we can dream.” The festivities continued Tuesday at the Holistic Cultural and Education Wellness Center, including storytelling conducted by the weavers. The stories revolved around the rebozos and the meaning behind them. A rebozo fashion show will be hosted at Fresno State’s North Gym on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. On Thursday, the weavers will let the audience get a taste of what it is like to weave a rebozo through two workshops. The first is from 10 a.m. to noon and the second is from 2 to 4 p.m., in Room 3212 of the Henry Madden Library. Finally, the festival’s curtains will close on Friday after a closing reception that will go from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mexican Consulate in north Fresno at 7435 N. Ingram Ave. The Rebozo Revival Festival is co-sponsored by Fresno State’s Center for Creativity and the Arts; College of Social Sciences and College of Arts and Humanities; the departments of anthropology, modern and classical languages and literatures; and the Cross Culture and Gender Center’s Latino/a programs and services. Community partners are Fres.Co, Dulce Upfront, Holistic Cultural and Wellness Education Center and the Mexican Consulate-Fresno.

Lockers available Oct. 5 CONSUMER from Page 1 the package is delivered to the lockers, the purchaser will receive an email with a code to input on the lockers screen to receive the package. The package will stay in the locker for three days, and if it is not picked up by then, it will be returned to “Say I’m ordering a textbook on [Amazon] and I live not necessarily in a bad area but an area where I might question whether or not I want that textbook dropped off on my porch, I would select Fresno State as my delivery point as one of the Amazon locker locations,” said Cam Patterson, a member

of the USU board of directors and Associated Students Inc. president of finance. The USU was picked to house the lockers because it’s a central location on campus, said Piper Walker, USU board member. She said it’s where students go to get their food, study or just hang out with friends. “It’s very heavy with foot traffic,” she said. Guzman said the USU was also chosen because it’s open late, and “It would be more convenient for the students.” The Amazon Lockers project is in its experimental stage and as the use potentially grows, Fresno State could see more lockers coming soon, Walker said.

Nearly 30 percent of students experience food insecurity COMMUNITY from Page 1 Nearly 30 percent of students at the university experience food insecurity, said Jessica Medina, coordinator of the Food Security project at Fresno State. The Student Cupboard offers free food and hygiene products for all current Fresno State students. Students are able to come in once per day to receive one of each item. “With the Student Cupboard, we are able to support our students with some of their basic needs so they can be successful in their academics,” Medina said. As a truck overflowing with canned and dried goods pulled into the Red Lot during the donation drive, Mary Castro, wife of Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro said, “My heart is about to burst.” “Our students need to know that the community believes in them so much that they are willing to take time out of their day to come and do something like this,” she said. Community member Lisa Quinones stepped out of a truck with a big smile as

students helped unload the truck bed full of donations. This is her second year donating a truck-full of food to the drive, she said. “I keep you guys in mind through the years,” Quinones said. “That’s why I kind of hold on to them [cans].” Quinones said she donates because Fresno State is her community. Born and raised in Fresno, she said she loves to support the community, students and local food banks. And donating goods is something she looks forward to during the holiday season. Quinones said she to gives back because she has gone through hardships in her life, and the community has provided for her. Castro said it’s examples like Quinones’ that explain the need for the Student Cupboard. “That’s how our Student Cupboard happens,” Castro said. “It’s by people seeing they can have a part in helping our students be successful.” She added, “It can be one bag. It could be a truckload. It’s everybody owning it and pulling it together.”





Fresno Foodie: Le Parisien Cafe campus. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday, it is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and it is closed on Mondays. The second location is at 7775 N. Palm Ave. It is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday it is open from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

By Selina Falcon @SelinaFalcon



What’s the hype?

Worth it?

Le Parisien Cafe is a French style bakery that serves a variety of items that will give you a taste of France right here in the Central Valley. Le Parisien specializes in its pastries and baked desserts which include macaroons, cinnamon rolls, muffins and cakes, but it also serves breakfast and lunch items including omelets, sandwiches, salads and crepes. A wide variety of beverages are offered including coffees, lattes, assorted sodas, teas and fresh smoothies.

What’s the cost?

Le Parisien Cafe is on the expensive side as it is pushing authentic made-fromscratch French-style food. The price is really the only downside of the cafe. I ordered a sandwich combo which included a sandwich of my choice, fries and a soda. The sandwich I chose was “The Ana-Paula,” which is an olive-oil, ham and swiss cheese sandwich.

Selina Falcon • The Collegian

A birthday cake flavored macaroon and an Oreo flavored macaroon from Le Parisien Cafe (left). “The Ana-Paula” sandwich combo from Le Parisien Cafe comes with a side of fries and your choice of dipping sauce (right).

With tax, the total cost of my meal was $13.53. After my meal, I decided to order macaroons for myself and my friends. Each macaroon was $2.50.

Where is it?

Le Parisien Cafe has two locations in Fresno. There is one at 1085 E. Herndon Ave., which is just under 10 minutes away from

Le Parisien has some of the friendliest and accommodating staff I have ever come across, and my experience there was an enjoyable one. The cost of the food is what will deter me from going there multiple times a week, simply because it is not very college-student-on-a-budget friendly. The food itself is great, and I enjoyed my meal, but it is a lot to pay for the amount of food given. “The Ana-Paula” on its own is $9.90, as is every sandwich on the menu, and is quite small when you compare it to chain delis where you could get a much larger sandwich for quite a few dollars less. Though I loved the macaroons, I will be getting them on only very special occasions because of how much they cost. Le Parisien makes quality food and desserts, and has a very welcoming environment when you walk in. I say it definitely is worth checking out if you have the money to spend or you just want to treat yourself.


‘The Gifted’ is family-friendly addition to ‘X-Men’ universe

Stephen Moyer in the series premiere episode of “The Gifted” airing Oct. 2, 2017 on FOX.

By Brandon Rowe @TheCollegian

As Fresno State students search for sources of entertainment outside of class, many may be wondering what sort of new TV will arrive this fall. One highly anticipated show that could be appearing on many viewers’ radar is FOX’s “The Gifted.”

Based as an extension of FOX’s “X-Men” universe, the show focuses on a family caught in the middle of a war between mutants, people with special abilities, and humans. The father figure of the series will be played by Stephen Moyer. Moyer’s character, Reed Strucker, works as a district attorney prosecuting cases against criminal mutants.

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Moyer is no stranger to the “X-Men” universe. His former True Blood co-star and real-life wife, Anna Paquin, starred as Rogue in the original movie series. Meanwhile, Amy Acker will play Caitlin Strucker, Reed’s wife and the mother of the two children who are central to the plot. Acker, who previously starred in “Person of Interest,” said she was drawn to this role

because of the “family” aspect of the show. “I like that in a lot of fantasy-superhero-sci-fi shows people are really cast out from their family,” Acker said. “I just thought it was kind of interesting that, this time, the family decides that they’re not going to send their kids away. They’re going to support them.” The series kicks off when the Strucker family discovers that their children possess mutant abilities that immediately make the family a target. The Strucker children, Lauren and Andy, are respectively played by Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hines White. “When you first watch the show, my character is the normal teenager who is going through normal teenage problems,” Lind said. “As the series continues, you learn that Lauren has this secret that she is secretly a mutant.” On the other side of the mutant/human war is Jace Turner, a government agent tasked with rounding up mutants. Turner will be played by Coby Bell, who many may recognize from his last series regular role on “Burn Notice.” Like Acker, Bell has long been a fan of the comic book genre and had two very specific requests for his own imaginary mutant powers. “My fallback answer for that has been to be able to create pancakes out of my finger,” Bell said. “The more I think of it though, I think my mutant power would be to do the dishes with my mind.” “The Gifted” premieres on FOX on Monday. Brandon Rowe interviewed “The Gifted” cast at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.




This Week in Entertainment Tim McGraw, Faith Hill to perform at Save Mart Center Country music singers Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will perform at the Save Mart Center on Friday. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the concert is expected to begin at 7 p.m. Tickets can be

purchased online at, over the phone by calling 1-800-7453000 or in person at Save Mart Center box office. Prices range from $25 to $129.50.

The Eighteen Hundreds to perform Tunes at Noon Tunes At Noon will feature threepiece rock band The Eighteen Hundreds on Wednesday in The Pit. This event is free and open to the public.

Craft Night in the Bulldog Zone Craft night will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Bulldog Zone (USU lower level) on Wednesday. This free do-ityourself event will allow students to

choose an item to decorate. Students must have a valid Fresno State ID and RSVP in order to reserve their spot and supplies. RSVP at:

Artist workshop features Maya Christina Gonzalez Visiting artist, educator and activist Maya Christina Gonzalez will be leading a free workshop on Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Kremen Education Building, Room 140. Regis-

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‘A Particle of Dread’ opens Friday Fresno State University Theatre presents its first show of the 2017-2018 season, “A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations),” written by Sam Shepard and directed by J. Daniel Herring. Opening night is Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Dennis and Cheryl Woods Theatre. The production will run from Sept. 29 through Oct. 7. Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for faculty, staff, alumni, seniors and military and $17 for adults.

Box office hours are noon to 4 p.m. on weekdays and one hour before each show. Parking is free for shows on Friday through Sunday night. For shows on Tuesday through Thursday night, parking permits are required and can be purchased at dispensers in parking lots on campus. For more information, contact the box office at 559-278-2216 or

CineCulture to screen ‘The Promise’ CineCulture presents a screening of “The Promise” with a discussion led by associate producer Carla Garapedian on Friday at 5 p.m. in the Peters Edu-

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‘Dolores’ enseña la lucha de heroína campesina Escrito por Blanca Ramos @blancaramos1998


l lunes, la ciudad de Fresno le abrió las puertas al estreno del documental que relata la vida de la heroína de los campesinos en el cine llamado Maya Cinemas. Y ya que el documental muestra la trayectoria de Huerta, ella aclara que solo fue al estreno del documental como espectadora. Elizabeth Laval, la vicepresidenta de contenido y desarrollo del canal Valley PBS, dijo que el canal está muy entusiasmado al ver podido asociarse con la fundación de Dolores Huerta y presentar este documental no solo en Fresno, sino en dos proyecciones en Bakersfield. También tendrán el honor de llevarlo al aire durante el mes de febrero en su estación y en las estaciones de PBS en todo el país. El director Peter Bratt y el productor ejecutivo Carlos Santana revelan el sacrificio personal, la dedicación y la perseverancia que Dolores tuvo que enfrentar para lograr el cambio en los campos laborales. Como lo muestra el documental, el proceso de la formación de la primera unión de campesinos (UFW) no fue nada fácil ni para los campesinos, ni para César Chávez, ni mucho menos para Huerta y su familia. Dolores tuvo que sacrificar el tiempo que pasaba con sus 11 hijos para lograr fortalecer a la unión de campesinos (UFW) en los años 60s. De acuerdo con el documental, los campesinos tuvieron que enfrentarse contra la

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Activista de los derechos civiles, Dolores Huerta, habla con The Collegian después del estreno del documental “Dolores” en Maya Cinemas el 25 de septiembre de 2017.

brutalidad y el abuso de la autoridad. Durante la presentación del documental, hubo una serie de preguntas para Huerta en la cual la audiencia tuvo la oportunidad de hacerle preguntas. Una de las preguntas para Huerta fue, ¿cuáles han sido unos de sus logros? “Si medimos estos logros entre la gente que se han beneficiados hay un par de cosas, en realidad hay dos o tres. Uno de esos fue

el que los campesinos tuvieron el derecho de organizarse (LRB), el seguro de empleo y el de tener sanitarios en los campos de trabajo”, aclaró Huerta. Para Huerta el documental es una oportunidad para que la gente, en especial los campesinos, continúen con la lucha de sus derechos y con la justicia. “Para mi el significado de la película es que la gente se inspire a involucrarse y hac-

er campañas, a votar y hacerse ciudadanos para que tengan la fuerza, según Huerta la gente común tiene fuerza y poder pero tiene que juntarse con otra gente y tomar acciones directas”. Refiriéndose a los estudiantes Huerta dijo lo siguiente: “les quiero decir que ustedes son el futuro pero están muy presentes en este momento. No se pongan tristes porque como dijo Pablo Neruda, el poeta, pueden cortar las flores pero no pueden detener la primavera. Y ustedes son la primavera, los que sembraran las semillas de la justicia sé que son tiempos difíciles los vamos a sobrevivir y vamos a salir más fuertes, así como allá en los 60s”. Asus 87 años de edad, Huerta continúa con la lucha y el activismo. Nos invita a que nos unamos a ella diciendo, “les pido que por favor se involucren, que se den voluntarios para campañas, a tocar puertas, a ser llamadas de teléfono porque necesitamos su fuerza y su energía. Huerta dijo que hay muchos movimientos políticos y de justicia que ocupan el esfuerzo de la comunidad. “Si acaso se sienten miedosos [...] al hacer el trabajo se les quita el miedo”. El documental de Dolores estara disponible en el Maya Cinemas hasta el 5 de octubre.


El rebozo como símbolo del Mes de Herencia Hispana Cuatro tejedoras mexicanas muestran sus tecnicas del rebozo

Escrito por Francisco J. De León Alonso @frankiejda


l rebozo como símbolo del Mes de Herencia Hispana trajo de México a cuatro artesanas que dieron su tiempo el lunes para educar sobre el proceso y la historia del rebozo. Lourdes Sevilla, la fundadora y creadora de la serie de presentaciones para “El Renacimiento del Rebozo”, también conocido como el “Rebozo Revival” en inglés, lanzó la exhibición en la galeria Fres.Co en el centro de Fresno el lunes. Lourdes Sevilla invitó a las hermanas Maria Yolanda Hernández Gómez y Juana Bernarda Hernández Gómez de Zinacantán Chiapas, y Fidencia Ventura Salazar y Luisa Govea Cruz de Santa Maria Del Rio en San Luis Potosí en México, quienes tuvieron la oportunidad de hablar de los distintos rebozos que les interesa diseñar y elaborar. Ventura Salazar demostró el rapacejo de los rebozos, donde cada técnica tiene un nombre específico como tira, cerrado, culebra y doble. Ese tipo de rebozos suelen ser usados para ir a la iglesia, para cargar a un bebé o para uso cotidiano, dijo Ventura Salazar. Ella reconoce los rebozos como prendas únicas porque cada tejedor los hará diferentes. El trabajo de Govea Cruz consiste en hacer la tela y en darle color mediante el uso de materiales naturales como la cáscara de nuez y de mezquite y palo de brasil. Predomina el uso del algodón en los tejidos de Chiapas. El uso de la cochinilla permite que Govea Cruz pueda crear color vibrantes y tenues como el rojo, morado y el rosa – y así hacer prendas únicas tanto en el tejido como en el color. Las hermanas Hernández Gómez forman parte de la colectiva Mujeres Sembrando la Vida, una organización que desde

Benjamin Cruz • The Collegian

Rebozos en exhibición en la galería Fres.Co en el centro de Fresno durante la ceremonia de apertura de “El Renacimiento del Rebozo” el 25 de septiembre de 2017.

el año 2000 ha ayudado a la comunidad a usar su talento de tejer. Como la mayoría de las mujeres de su comunidad, las hermanas hacen lo que se llama telar de cintura – un proceso que re-

quiere que la tela se trabaje de un extremo a otro. Una parte de la tela se enreda en la cintura de la tejedora mientras la parte opuesta se enreda en un objeto como una pared o travesaño.

Estar en Fresno, según Maria Yolanda Hernandez Gomez, es un sueño hecho realidad ya que han podido enseñar sus productos en diferentes lugares. Juana Bernarda Hernández Gómez dice que su hermana es una tejedora de diseños innovadores, y ha ayudado a promover el rebozo tanto como otras prendas. El modelaje del rebozo será el tercero de los cinco eventos programados para la serie del “Renacimiento del Rebozo”. Este evento se llevará a cabo en el North Gym 118 de Fresno State, el miércoles 27 de septiembre comenzando a las 6 p.m. a 8 p.m. El modelaje de los rebozos será el evento más grande de las serie de presentaciones, de acuerdo con Sevilla. “Es una presentación muy única”, dijo Sevilla. “Hicimos una invitación abierta a todo el estudiantado para que vinieran a participar”. Habrá aproximadamente 15 modelos que de una manera u otra están relacionadas con la Universidad de Fresno State. Mientras se modelan los rebozos, Sevilla estará hablando sobre la técnica, región, el origen y los materiales de cada rebozo. “Mi visión es presentar rebozos de todo México”, dijo Sevilla. “Trato de proyectar en estos desfiles la variedad y la riqueza cultural y tradicional que tienen todos y cada uno de los rebozos”. El jueves 28 de septiembre se darán dos talleres educativos dirigidos por las tejedoras de Chiapas, Oaxaca y San Luis Potosí. Estos se llevarán a cabo en el cuarto 3212 de la biblioteca Henry Madden en Fresno State durante las horas 10 a.m. a mediodía y luego de 2 p.m. a 4 p.m. La última presentación y clausura de esta exhibición será el viernes 29 de septiembre en el Consulado de México en Fresno de las 6 p.m. a las 8 p.m. Habrá venta de rebozos y otras prendas en cada uno de los cinco eventos.





Aaron Judge blasts his way to rookie home run record

Pedro Portal • Miami Herald/TNS

American League outfielder Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees bats in the fifth inning during the MLB All-Star Game on July 11, 2017, at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida.

By Daniel Gligich @danielgligich

Former Bulldog and current New York Yankee right fielder Aaron Judge broke the MLB record for rookie home runs when he struck his 50th of the season on Monday. Judge hit two home runs against the Kansas City Royals, tying and breaking the 49 home runs Mark McGwire hit as a rookie in 1987 with the Oakland Athletics. “It’s been an incredible ride this whole year,” Judge told reporters after the game. “I can’t thank my teammates enough and this organization for putting me in this position. I’m blessed to be here, blessed to get a chance to play this game every day. It was an incredible feeling.” Judge hit a high fly ball to right field in the third inning for No. 49, tying the record. He broke it in the seventh with a moonshot to left field off of Royals pitcher Trevor Cahill. His record home run was met with the

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cheers of fans after he rounded the bases and returned to the dugout. His teammates prodded him to go out for the first curtain call of his career. “They told me, ‘You gotta go out there. You gotta go out there.’ My first curtain call – I hope it was a good one I guess,” Judge said. He said he got the baseballs back and will probably give them to his parents for all the sacrifices they’ve made for him throughout his life. The rookie slugger surged to start the season, hitting 30 home runs in the first half. His production waned throughout much of July and August as he hit only 10 home runs. But once the calendar flipped to September, Judge got back on track and has hit 13 home runs through Tuesday for the month. Judge said that he didn’t make any mechanical changes to his swing during his slump and credited his teammates for helping him get through the rough patch. “They kept pushing me, kept motivating me. ‘Hey man, you’re going to get

out of this. It’s baseball. Keep doing your thing,’” Judge said. Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters after the game that he had a good feeling about Judge after watching his first at-bat of the game. He said that Judge’s record of 50 home runs is incredible. “You think about the runs that he’s scored – the runs that he’s driven in,” Girardi said. “He’s played every day. He’s in the conversation for the MVP candidate. Not only Rookie of the Year, but the MVP candidate.” Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia echoed Girardi’s thoughts to reporters after the game, saying that Judge deserves to be in the MVP conversation “1,000 percent.” “It’s been amazing just to watch what he’s done and how he’s carried this team,” Sabathia said. “Through the ups and downs, he’s always been the same. That’s the biggest key I think.” Judge said he isn’t focusing on the MVP conversation, even though the talk is heating up. “I haven’t really thought about it, just

like the record. I don’t try to think about that, especially with what this team’s got going on with this playoff push and trying to win a division. That’s more important to me right now. I’d rather be in a good position in the playoffs and holding up a World Series than [an American League] MVP trophy at this moment.” Through Tuesday, the Yankees are 88-69. They sit in second place in the AL East, but have already clinched a spot in the postseason, meaning they will at least play in the wild-card game. Judge has a chance to win the World Series in his rookie season, and he is honored to be compared with the great players in the Yankees’ history. “If you look back at the history of the Yankees and all the greats that have played and put on the pinstripes, it’s extraordinary,” Judge said. “Just getting the chance to play one game with the Yankees is quite an honor – just to have your name with those greats is something that as a kid I never dreamed of.”

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fun, and when it’s time to work, whether that be on the field or in the classroom. He said he felt like the athletic and academic challenges of the collegiate level have helped him realize where his primary focus needs to be. “I’ve matured a little bit more, in terms of being more focused and working harder,” he said of the impact the first month at Fresno State has had. Rivers was forced to mature quickly. He was thrust into the starting position as a freshman. But he seems to have adapted to the role well, he said. “I think I’ve had a pretty smooth transition. There’s been some things that I had to pick up and learn quick, but I think I did a nice job handling everything,” Rivers said. The load in the backfield has been eased by the running-back-by-committee

system that the team has used this season. The true freshman shares the workload with Jordan Mims, Josh Hokit and Dejonte O’Neal. This system has led the four running backs to develop a special bond that Rivers described as a brotherhood. “Those are my brothers right there,” he said of the other three running backs. “Coach is trying to let us all eat, and I like that. I think we got a good group this year, and I think we can do big things in that running back position.” Rivers has rushed for 118 yards this year. He will try to add to that total Saturday against Nevada. “We’re feeling good going into this week. We stepped it up,” he said. “We just want to practice hard and go out on Saturday and get a W.”

between father and son. “I always tell him that my moves are better than his. That’s one thing that we joke about,” Rivers said. “We’re always ripping each other and joking around.” Fun is a common theme with Rivers. When he’s with his father, he’s having fun. When he’s on the field – practice or game – he’s having fun. As for his time off the field, he’s having fun there, too. Video game NBA 2K18 is currently fueling the fun tank for Rivers and his teammates. “We all got our little MyPlayers, so we link up; we play games against each other; we play games on teams. We’re just gelling,” he said. But Rivers knows when it’s time for





Section of Bulldog Stadium to be closed after pipe burst

Daniel Gligich • The Collegian

Workers fixing the irrigation pipe on the walkway behind sections 37 and 38 at Bulldog Stadium on Sept. 25, 2017 (left). Workers cleaning up mud and debris on the south end zone at Bulldog Stadium on Sept. 25, 2017 (right).

By Daniel Gligich @danielgligich

An irrigation pipe under the southeast side of Bulldog Stadium burst Sunday producing mud and debris in the south end zone. But it’s not expected to affect the football game Saturday. The 4 inch (it was previously reported as 2 inches) pipe burst under the cement berm behind sections 37 and 38, and construction workers were on-site Monday cleaning and working on fixing the break. The mess was discovered Sunday at 9 a.m. by a university facilities employee.

“Obviously [the employee] noticed something, made the phone call and, at that point, we started the process to bring in the experts and the construction people to fix it,” said Senior Associate Athletic Director Paul Ladwig. The field was expected to be cleaned for Saturday. Once cleanup crews take the debris off the field, they will clean the field, take the rubber out from the turf, fluff the field, put clean rubber back in and fluff it one more time. “By the time we finish fixing everything we need to fix, the stadium should be ready to go, and the fans really and truly shouldn’t notice a thing,” Ladwig said.

As of Monday, there was no blocked access on the ramp, Ladwig said, and the school will have some engineering reports in before Saturday to see if it will be necessary to block off any part of the stadium for the game. In a statement released by the university Monday, Ladwig said that section 38 will be closed on Saturday as a precautionary measure in order to ensure the safety of the fans. The band will be relocated from section 38 to another section. Fresno State is in the process of renovating Bulldog Stadium and recently discovered cement cracks on the east side that may delay the project. Ladwig said

that these two issues are independent of each other and are both a result of an aging stadium. Head football coach Jeff Tedford said that he was at the stadium Sunday and saw the mess. He said that it is not a problem for the players, and that they will likely use the grass practice field for at least most of the week. “The only thing that changed for us was we were going to go in the stadium last night [Sunday], and we had to move to the grass,” Tedford said. “So really that’s not a big deal.” Fresno State hosts Nevada on Saturday at 7 p.m.


Ronnie Rivers looks to create his own history By William Ramirez @willoveslakers2

Ronnie Rivers isn’t worried about his father’s storied athletic shadow. The Bulldogs running back wants to build his own legacy. Rivers father, Ron Rivers, played for the Bulldogs from 1991 to 1993 and is Fresno State’s second all-time leading rusher with 3,473 yards, behind only Robbie Rouse’s 4,647 yards. “Of course I want to excel and do things better than he did, so then I can have a little bragging rights between me and my dad,” Rivers said. “But I just got to stay humble throughout the whole thing and just do me. Work on myself and don’t worry about what everyone else is saying.” The freshman said he enjoys the challenge of living up to his father’s standards. He welcomes it, being well aware that allowing pressure like that to materialize into something negative could only serve

Megan Trindad • The Collegian

Freshman running back Ronnie Rivers (20) runs with the ball against Incarnate Word on Sept. 2, 2017 at Bulldog Stadium. Fresno State won 66-0.

to hurt his performance. “I’m not scared of [the legacy]. I like that. I’m just ready,” he said. Rivers was preparing for this challenge well before he put on a Fresno State uniform. He said he has always had the goal of surpassing his father in rushing yards. Even as a child he would tell the elder Rivers of his goal. Rivers will never be able to escape the comparisons to his father. Their similar running forms made sure of that. “Ever since youth football, people have been saying that I run just like my dad, so I guess it’s just in my DNA,” he said. But Rivers is not his father, aside from their names and the running form. The younger Rivers is a different player and man. For starters, the true freshman believes himself to be more agile than his father. It’s an observation that the younger Rivers loves to mention during competitive banter

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