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Grandma’s Tattoos Screened at Fresno State to Large Audience

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Tatevik Hovhannisyan Staff Writer When one hears about the Armenian Genocide, one often hears about the death marches and the killing of the Armenian leadership on April 24. Rarely do we hear what happened to the women who were “saved.” One movie, Grandma’s Tatoos, explored this topic at a screening on Wednesday, February 29, at Fresno State. The Armenian Studies ...

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Staff Box

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

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Eench Ga Chga

Staff Report The campus programming board, USU Productions, hosted “Camp Darfur” to raise awareness about genocides on Monday, March 5, 2012. The Armenian Genocide was one of six genocides represented. We asked students who visited the Armenian Genocide tent to share their reactions. Oleg Muradyan Junior- Nursing “I’m Armenian myself, and the reaction I felt was to be prouder of ...

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Lory Bedikian Reads Poetry From New Book

Lory Bedikian

Photo: Erica Magarian

Suren Oganessian Staff Writer Lory Bedikian, poet and author of The Book of Lamenting, came to Fresno State on February 17, to read poems from her new book in an event sponsored by Fresno State’s Creative Writing MFA Program and the Fresno Poet’s Association. The Armenian Studies Program also supported her appearance in Fresno. Among those in attendance were United ...

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Opinion – Genocide Law in France

Evelyn Demirchian Staff Writer There’s a question in my mind that keeps repeating, “Why such a fuss about the “Armenian Genocide” law in France, if they [Turkey] have nothing to hide?” Why must there be such a push from the nation of Turkey (and Turkish individuals abroad) to bully, blackmail, threaten, and intimidate their allies when these allies attempt to ...

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Armenians on the Internet

ARMEN ARIKIAN • STAFF WRITER Visitarmenia.org Main Categories: Home, Resources, Armenia Gallery, Reports, Available Tours, In The Media, Links, Visitor Feedback, F.A.Q.s, Promotional, Thank You, Contact Us Summary: Armeniavisit.org is a website that will be helpful for those planning a visit to Armenia; it provides its visitors useful tourist information. The homepage of the website provides a background of how ...

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ASO Enjoys February & March Activities

ASO members at the 13th Annual Armenian Film Festival.

Photo: Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Emma Shaljyan Staff Writer With the start of the Spring semester, the Armenian Students Organization has continued with the same enthusiasm and dedication that has driven their success during the Fall semester. “We have a lot of great events planned for this semester,” stated ASO treasurer Andrew Esguerra. “We want reach out to various communities.” ASO started off the new ...

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13th Annual Armenian Film Festival Features New Films-Attracts Students & Community

Eric Nazarian

Photo: Erica Magarian

Evelyn Demirchian Staff Writer An eager crowd packed the Industrial Technology Building’s auditorium the evening of Friday, February 24 in anticipation of the 13th Annual Armenian Film Festival at Fresno State. The Festival was organized by the Armenian Studies Program and featured volunteers from the Armenian Students Organization who introduced the films. The Festival was funded in part by the ...

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Jendian Awarded 2012 President’s Award

L. to R.: President Dr. John Welty, Dr. Matthew Jendian, and Advisory Board member J. Michael McGowan.

Photo: Cary Edmonson, Fresno State

Armen Arikian Staff Writer Those involved in the Armenian community often feel a sense of pride when they hear that a fellow Armenian has won an award or been recognized for an accomplishment. On January 11, 2012 they had one more reason, as Dr. Matthew Jendian was the recipient of Fresno State’s 2012 Presidential Award of Excellence. The President’s Award ...

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Visit to Armenia on ASP Summer Trip 2011 Leaves Lasting Memories

Armenia Summer Study Trip participants at the Sardarabad monument
commemorating the famous battle of 1918.

Photo: Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Staff Report Kyle Gaede Senior Anthropology I had the incredible opportunity, from May 24 to June 9, 2011, to visit a country, Armenia, whose language, culture, and traditions are some of the oldest and most beautiful in the world. Every waking moment was spent well occupied with some form of immersion into the Armenian culture, from an early morning tour ...

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