New program welcomes back students who once left home for college
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 […]
Fresh Produce, Fresh Minds
New garden provides a healthy way to fight student food insecurity
By Lisa Maria Boyles
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 […]
(Stone) Soup for Thought
How one organization is inspiring positive change in a local neighborhood
by Esra Hashem
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, […]
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...
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...