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Recent Fresno State Grad Inspires Youth to Reach for the Sky

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FRESNO STATE — Through a megaphone on the pool deck of the Fresno State Aquatics Center, head swim and dive coach Jeanne Fleck encourages young backstrokers to “reach for the sky.” “Reach, reach, reach,” she said. “Try to be as tall as you can be.” It’s good advice, said Darina Khisiamova, a former Fresno State swimmer and one of several ...

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Madera Community College to Host “Ukraine UP CLOSE”

Image of a young boy carrying a Ukrainian flag through a war zone.

Madera Community College is inviting the community to attend the virtual event “Ukraine UP CLOSE.” Date and Time: April 20, from noon – 1:30 p.m. Virtual Event: Join on Zoom at scccd.zoom.us/s/96976193863 Featured Speaker: Dr. Nataliia Kasianenko Dr. Nataliia Kasianenko grew up in Eastern Ukraine, 20 miles from the Russian border. When the attack on her parents’ hometown of Kharkiv ...

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Ukrainian Professor Continues to Teach Amid Conflict

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FRESNO — For the past few days, Nataliia Kasianenko watched on television and social media as Russian forces have bombarded residential areas in Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv — her hometown. Kasianenko has been in constant communication with her family and friends while her parents hide in a shelter underground, next to their apartment complex. “My hometown is now at the ...

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