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March 2013 Hye Sharzhoom Staff Box

Editor Tamar Karkazian Layout Barlow Der Mugrdechian Photographer Barlow Der Mugrdechian Staff Writers Denise Altounian Andrew Esguerra Tatevik Hovhannisyan Aleek Karkazian Suren Oganessian Ruzan Orkusyan Marine Vardanyan Advisor Barlow Der Mugrdechian barlowd@csufresno.edu

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“The 25th Anniversary of the Karabagh Movement” with special guest Robert Avetisyan

Robert Avetisyan

The California State University, Fresno Armenian Studies Program and Armenian National Committee of America, Central California Chapter The people and government of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, Artsakh, are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their National Liberation movement. In 1988 the people of Artsakh raised their voices for freedom and dignity and in opposition to any government that rules by despotism. ...

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Sujyan to Represent Armenia at EuroVision 2013 Competition

Gor Sujyan

Suren Oganessian Staff Writer Last year, Armenia made a difficult and controversial decision to withdraw from Europe’s premier annual music contest, Eurovision, concerned that its venue in Baku, Azerbaijan, would present security concerns for their performers. Now that the contest is being held in Sweden, Armenia is poised to make a comeback. The Eurovision Production Team of Public Television of ...

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Dr. Haroutyunian Involves Students in Oral History

Seated center: Dr. Sona Haroutyunian. Standing left to right: students Alik Pilavian, Aram Hajian, Lilia Gasparyan, Tatevik Hovhannisyan, Marine Vardanyan, Vartush Mesropyan, Michael Rettig, Roza Marabyan, and Suren Oganessian.

Photo: Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Marine Vardanyan Staff Writer What comes to your mind when you hear of “Armenian Genocide through Literature and Translation”? For students enrolled in Dr. Sona Haroutyunian’s Armenian Studies 120T class at Fresno State, the focus of the course was initially ambiguous. We entered the classroom unaware of the impact this class would have on us. Both curious and anxious, we ...

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Armenians on the Internet

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Tatevik Hovhannisyan Staff Writer Hayeren-Hayastan http://hayeren.hayastan.com/english Main Categories: General, Alphabet, Selfteacher, Dictionaries, Converter, Fonts, Literature, Names, Guest Book, About Us When learning the Armenian language, one of the biggest obstacles is learning the alphabet, with 38 unique letters and sounds. The alphabet takes time and practice to be learned, but this website is a great reference for anyone trying to ...

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Eench Ga Chga

Denise Altounian Staff Writer What was your favorite recent ASO activity? Michael Rettig Junior Major: History My favorite activity was ice-skating at the downtown rink. I love ice-skating and I was able to bring my younger brother along and he enjoyed hanging with the ASO group.   Alek Khatchigian Sophomore Major: Business Administration- Accounting Option Laser Tag. Its lasers and ...

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Vartanantz Celebration in Fresno

Children from the Charlie Keyan Armenian Community School performing at the Vartanantz Celebration.

Photo: Sona Haroutyunian

Tamar Karkazian Editor Thursday, February 7, an ordinary day for most, but a special date for Armenians, as it is on this date that Armenians come together to celebrate Vartanantz, an Armenian holiday celebrating the strength and victory of their ancestors. This year the annual Vartanantz celebration was hosted at First Armenian Presbyterian Church, with the support of St. Paul ...

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Presidential Election in Armenia Held February 18

Marine Vardanyan Staff Writer Twenty-two years have passed since the Republic of Armenia gained its independence from the Soviet Union. Throughout those years, the relatively young country has struggled to rise and prosper. The people of Armenia have lived through the Mout Ou Tsourt Tariner (“The Dark and Cold Years”), the Karabagh War, and simply, the struggle to exist. Despite ...

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ASO Execs Have New Goals

L. to R.: Lilit Grigoryan, Kevork Ajamian, Advisor Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Lauren Chardukian, Hagop Ohanessian, and Marine Vardanyan at an ASO Executive meeting.

Photo: ASP Archive

Tamar Karkazian & Andrew Esguerra Editor & Staff Writer With a new semester well under way, ASO executive officers reflected on their involvement in ASO, about their goals, as well as their plans for the upcoming semester. President Hagop Ohanessian, Vice President Marine Vardanyan, Treasurer Lilit Grigoryan, Secretary Laura Chardukian, and Public Relations Officer Kevork Ajamian are all excited about ...

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Hasmik Harutyunyan Brings Song-Dance to Fresno

Students and community members enjoyed the Armenian song and dance workshop presented by Hasmik Harutyunyan, center, at Fresno State on Saturday, February 2.

Photo: Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Tatevik Hovhannisyan Staff Writer “You can sing when you feel sad, or be happy when you want to dance,” explained Hasmik Harutyunyan, at a workshop on Saturday, February 2, sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program and Armenian Students Organization. The Associated Students, Inc., financially supported the event. Harutyunyan’s annual visit to Fresno State has quickly become a tradition for the ...

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