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Hye Sharzhoom Staff

Editor Tamar Karkazian Layout Barlow Der Mugrdechian Photographers Barlow Der Mugrdechian Erica Magarian Copy Editor Randy Baloian Staff Writers Denise Altounian Armen Arikian Evelyn Demirchian Andrew Esguerra Tatevik Hovhannisyan Mari Koshkakaryan Suren Oganessian Ruzan Orkusyan Emma Shaljyan Marine Vardanyan Advisor Barlow Der Mugrdechian

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Eench Ga Chga?

What kinds of special traditions does your family have for the holidays? Denise Altounian Staff Writer Ian Garoian Senior Music This year for Christmas, my aunt, uncle, and two cousins are coming to Visalia. We usually make tons of sarma, yalanchi, and rice pilaf and eat way too much of it.       Suren Oganessian Masters Program Creative Writing ...

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“Armenia: Imprints of a Civilization” Opens in Venice

Urbat’agirk’, Yakob Meghapart, Venice, 1512. Photo: Ara Güler. Courtesy Arts of Armenia.

Staff Report A major exhibition, entitled “Armenia: Imprints of a Civilization,” will open in the museums of St. Mark’s Square in Venice on December 16, 2011. Hosting the exhibition will be the prestigious venues of the Correr Museum, the National Archaeological Museum, and the Marciana National Library. The exhibition will mark the five hundredth anniversary of the first book printed ...

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Armenians on the Internet

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Armen Arikian • Staff Writer Vem Radio http://www.vem.am/     Main Categories: Home, Programs, Archives, Films, Vem Shop, About Vem, Contact Us, Sponsor Vem Summary: Vem Radio concentrates on  Armenian media art and provides access to several radio programs, films, music, and books. It focuses on tradition and spiritual tastes more than modern. There are about twenty free radio programs ...

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Fall Months are Full of Armenian Studetns Organization Activities and Events

The ASO enjoyed a bowling night at the Fresno State USU.

Emma Shaljyan Staff Writer October is always a busy month for college students—with midterms, papers, and other school related events. Members of ASO are no exception, especially with the number of events they participated in. A variety of ASO events were held throughout October: an Armenia Independence Day Celebration, their Annual Car Wash, a Halloween Movie Night, and the “Walk ...

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An Armenian Panduxt’s (Expatriate’s) View

Emma Shaljyan

Emma Shaljyan Staff Writer Growing up in Armenia I remember the most discussed topic in my Armenian literature classes was about the panduxts [expatriates]. Every year we read stories and poems about panduxts—people who left their native land because of circumstances, and missed their native land more than anyone could imagine. I knew the meaning of the word, but I ...

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Opinion-Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Armenia

Left to right: Ani Grigoryan, Emma Shaljyan, Faten Kassabian, ASO President Vartush Mesropyan, and Lilit Grigoryan at the ASO table in the Free Speech area. Students distributed information about Armenia.

Photo: Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Evelyn Demirchian Staff Writer Think back to over twenty years ago; a lot was different in society and around the world. There was no Facebook, no smart phones, and no independent Armenia. It was not until September 21, 1991 that Armenia declared itself independent from the Soviet Union. Since the emergence of an independent Republic of Armenia, the nation of ...

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Melidonian Graduating in Fall with Minor in Armenian Studies

Armen Melidonian

Mari Koshkakaryan taff Writer Armen Melidonian Business Administration, Option Accounting Minor in Armenian Studies What Armenian Studies activities and/or events did you participate in throughout your undergraduate career at Fresno State? In addition to getting a minor in Armenian Studies, I have been a member of ASO for more than two years, and served as Treasurer for a year. I ...

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Students Recount Impressions of Visit to Armenia on ASP Summer Trip

Staff Report David Tataryan Senior, Computer Science This past summer I took a trip to Armenia and it was an unforgettable experience. All of my life I had wanted to see the city I was born in, the neighborhood my parents grew up in, and the home that my family once lived in. And I finally did. I was very ...

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Meet the Enthusiastic Fresno State Hye Sharzhoom Staff

Front row, left to right: Marine Vartanyan, Emma Shaljyan, Tatevik Hovhannisyan, and Denise Altounian. Back row, left to right: Erica Magarian, Tamar Karkazian, Andrew Esguerra,
Suren Oganessian, and Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian.

Photo: ASP Archive

Tamar Karkazian Editor People often say the people you work with make the experience amazing or not; they influence the environment and outcomes. During the past three years a dedicated group of students, who make up the Hye Sharzhoom newspaper, have provided an amazing experience. They are all dedicated to the Armenian community and are always willing to give 100% ...

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