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Marchese Reflects on Meaning of Armenian Art from the Armenian Churches of Istanbul

Back row, left to right: Michael Rettig, Anoush Hakopyan, Ani Ekezyan, Benjamin Tanielian, and Tadeh Issakhanian. Front: Dr. Ron Marchese and Lucie Ekezyan.
Photo: Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Michael Rettig Staff Writer One of the most vibrant aspects of Armenian culture is art. Whether it is illuminated manuscripts, domed cathedrals, or khatchkars (stone-crosses), Armenians have passed down a rich artistic heritage. This art gives one a glimpse into the society that created it. On Wednesday, October 14, Dr. Ron Marchese presented his research on art from the Armenian ...

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ASO Spotlight-Chardukian Project Focuses on Honoring Veterans

Marina Chardukian placing American flags on the graves of Veterans at Ararat Armenian Cemetery in Fresno
Photo: ASP Archive

Tadeh Issakhanian Staff Writer The Armenian Students Organization has many exemplary members who make an impact in the local community. Among them are sisters Lauren and Marina Chardukian. Lauren, a senior majoring in Biology and minoring in Armenian Studies, will be graduating this Spring, while Marina, a sophomore, is majoring in Communicative Disorders and Speech Pathology. In between classes and ...

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Restaurant Review- “Ark Mediterranean Grill”

The recently opened “Ark Mediterranean Grill.”
Photo: Aramayis Orkusyan

Elena Sarmazian Staff Writer As soon as you step inside “Ark Mediterranean Grill,” a new restaurant that opened up in Northeast Fresno this August, you immediately get a sense that it is not your typical Armenian restaurant. “Ark Mediterranean Grill” has a sleek, modern touch to the design, which differs from the classic cultural environment of many Armenian restaurants. The ...

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Eench Ga Chga

  Haverj Stanbulian Staff Writer What is your favorite Armenian tradition and why? Sevag Sanikian Freshman, Biology My favorite tradition is related to the Armenian holiday of Vartavar [held in July]. I like the fun that people have during this holiday, when they throw water on each other. This tradition is my favorite especially because it gets so hot in ...

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Vol. 23 of the Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies Published

JSAS Volume 23

Staff Report   The Society for Armenian Studies announces the publication of Volume 23 of the Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies (JSAS), an international peer-reviewed Journal, edited by Dr. Sergio La Porta of California State University, Fresno. JSAS Volume 23 includes four articles on Classical and Modern Armenian Studies; five communications; a review essay; and three book reviews. ...

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