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Dressed and Determined


Dressed and Determined

How a single father’s story impacted thousands

by Esra Hashem

Three years ago, Aaron Howes was not your typical college student. The 46-year-old military veteran was studying computer information systems and pursuing several internships while balancing his duties as a single father.

Howes admitted life was tough at the time, but he knew the reward would […]

Dressed and Determined2019-05-10T19:42:53+00:00

October 2018

Fresh Produce, Fresh Minds


Fresh Produce, Fresh Minds

New garden provides  a healthy way to fight student food insecurity

By Lisa Maria Boyles

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In a small corner next to the University Courtyard Atrium, Jessica Medina and student volunteers tend to a garden that serves as Fresno State’s newest tool to fight student hunger.

The garden grows fresh produce for the […]

Fresh Produce, Fresh Minds2018-10-23T18:40:52+00:00

April 2018

A Blossoming Set of Skills


Thirty years apart, Stacy Batrich-Smith and her daughter, Cassidy Smith, both participated in Fresno State’s Peach Blossom Festival. They aren’t unique in that.

A Blossoming Set of Skills2018-05-04T16:16:20+00:00

November 2016

(Stone) Soup for Thought


(Stone) Soup for Thought

How one organization is inspiring positive change in a local neighborhood

by Esra Hashem

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An 8-year-old boy carrying a loaded gun approached Kathy Garabed, looking for help after receiving instructions from a local gang to carry out its next hit.

It was not the first time Garabed, a refugee resettlement worker, […]

(Stone) Soup for Thought2016-11-22T17:51:13+00:00

October 2015

A Lifesaving Effort


Justin Garza started his battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011. Now 40 years old and married with two young children, Garza is fighting as hard as ever, having twice come out of remission. He’s fighting for his young family — wife Regina, 4-year-old son Joaquin and 11-month-old daughter Elena...

A Lifesaving Effort2016-11-12T07:32:55+00:00

A Promise Fulfilled


Navy veteran Ed Bates can’t help but break into a grin when he chats about his late wife Freda, a former Marine. The two met in 1945 in Washington, D.C., as World War II neared its end. During their marriage of 57-plus years...

A Promise Fulfilled2016-11-12T07:32:48+00:00

April 2015

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