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Fresno Author Returns Home

MIKE POGOSIAN–STAFF WRITER On the night of February 22, 1996, at St. Paul Armenian Church, there was a gathering. The gathering was for Mark Arax and the signing of his book, In My Father’s Name a Family, a Town, a Murder. When you walked into the hall there was an overwhelming feeling. There was warmth, community, and most of all ...

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Women’s Studies Professor Challenges Ideas

SEAN CLARK–STAFF WRITER She has been at Fresno State now for two semesters and her appreciation for the students here continues to grow. Some students will rise to the occasion and reaffirm that there is hope for the shapers of the next generation, but not without changing their perspectives. “Understanding the underlying themes of nationalism, gender, and class structure allows ...

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Armenian Trunk Tour

STAFF REPORT The Fresno Historical Society is making available to the community its newest addition, the Armenian Heritage Trunk, part of the Traveling History Trunk Series. In it are numerous books and objects that explain and interpret Armenian history and the story of Armenians in Fresno. Wendy Costa of the Fresno Historical Society and Barlow Der Mugrdechian of the Armenian ...

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Mr. Harry Topoozian Establishes $10,000 Scholarship Fund

STAFF REPORT Mr. Harry Topoozian of Fresno has donated $10,000 to Fresno State to establish the Harry and Mary Topoozian Armenian Studies Merit Scholarship Endowment Fund. The annual income from the endowment will be disbursed in the form of scholarships to students enrolled at Fresno State. The Outstanding Achievement Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is or has ...

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Sunday School Shaping the Future

JACQUELINE ARIKIAN–STAFF WRITER Over the past three years, I have had the opportunity to teach a third/fourth grade Sunday School class at St. Paul Armenian Church. Teaching this class has been more than preparing lessons and showing up to church at 10 a.m. to creatively teach a class to a group of eight and nine year olds. It has been ...

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Student Disk Jockey Playing Them His Way, Ska Style

KAREN KARABIAN–STAFF WRITER If Greg Tchaparian had one million dollars, he would open a recording studio, start a Ska record label, produce and release promising Ska bands, and re-release traditional Ska music. Greg, a.k.a. TopCat, hosts his own radio show on KFSR 90.7. He lives for “pure, from the heart, traditional” Ska. Every Thursday from twelve to three, he lets ...

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: Thank you for sending me Hye Sharzhoom now and then. I find it very informative Thank you, Regina Madeleine Aganoor Armenian Specialistic School “Mesrop Mashtots” director of the School: Marine Restevanian, M. Sc. Warsaw Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, We, the members of the Polish-Armenian community and the above school’s teachers take the liberty to ask you for a ...

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Hye talk (Armenian Studies Television Show)

SEAN CLARK-STAFF WRITER Moving towards greater community awareness and communication, Fresno State’s Armenian Studies Program goes on the air. Premiering in December and running indefinitely hye talk brings local, national, and international guests to Fresno to explore issues affecting Armenians in the central valley and abroad. The show, hosted by Barlow Der Mugrdechian, seeks to discuss topics that will be ...

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ASO ’95, Dances the Night Away at Evening Formal

TINA ATTASHIAN–STAFF WRITER The dance began at eight in the evening with members of ASO greeting those who entered the restaurant with a friendly welcome. There was a calm and relaxed atmosphere at the beginning where people munched on the mezza, and mingled with one another. Then at nine o’clock our DJ RozieK began the music with a set of ...

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Armenian Community of Peria: 400 Years in the Making

JACKLIN GHARIBIAN–STAFF WRITER Approximately half of the Armenian population in the world lives outside of its homeland. Armenians have created new headquarters all over the globe, forming the Armenian Diaspora which was mainly caused by the 1915 Armenian Genocide. They have built communities in Greece, France, India, Australia, Iraq, Italy, Canada and (of course) America. However, there exists an Armenian ...

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