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Access to Free Clothes
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Archive: The basement of the Fresno City College library, previous location of the clothes closet on campus, Nov. 13, 2023.

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Students in need of clothing can look no further than the Ram Closet located at Fresno City College. Clothing will become available in mid-April at pop-up events throughout the semester.

The pop-up events would look like other booths on campus. There will be a reserved space with a rack with clothes where students and staff can grab as needed.

This collaborative project is being spearheaded by Jack Howard, FCC chapter president of Phi Theta Kappa, Associated Student Government senator Arianna Carbajal, and Ernie Garcia who is the senior program specialist here at FCC.

Phi Theta Kappa is a club based out of the Leon S. Peters Honors program with amenities, scholarships and assistance with transferring and finding a job, according to Howard. He brought back the program after it had “died down” from COVID.

This has been an ongoing project since last semester, according to Howard. Howard’s main goal is to “address the basic needs of students on campus, which are often overlooked or neglected for a variety of reasons.”

Garcia has been helping the students when they encounter obstacles.

“I think the most help I provided was being able to take care of campus paperwork and communication, as well as provide some historical context of past efforts,” Garcia said.

Howard saw that there was an essential need to bring back the Ram Closet.

“We recognize that, you know, student leaders need to stand up to address those needs. Whether it be through clubs or individuals, like Phi Theta Kappa, we’re stepping up to the natural responsibility,” Howard said.

Garcia was contracted by Howard and Carbajal in early January.

“I am grateful to the students pushing for this project. I hope it’s something we can sustain permanently,” Garcia said.

People interested in donating gently-used clothing or shoes are encouraged to reach out to Ernie Garcia at [email protected] to arrange an office pickup or stop by the Ram Pantry to drop off donations.

“I’ll definitely be donating my inputs. If you’re a student who wants to donate, it’ll go to a good cause: your peers, your fellow students and those in need,” Howard said. “It’s going to make Fresno City College a better place.”

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Carolyn Bailey
Carolyn Bailey, Reporter
Carolyn Bailey is 28-years-old and grew up in the Madera Ranchos. Here her father owns his own newspaper to which she can attribute her passion for writing and having a strong opinions. She is following in her father’s footsteps by pursuing a journalism major, and desires to one day continue that pursuit into freelance journalism. She loves the idea of being her own boss, and not having to answer to anybody. She enjoys playing video games, like Dredge, Sons of the Forest, Fortnite, The Sims, Donkey Kong, Stardew Valley, etcetera in her free time as well as reading psychological, thriller, horror, and educational novels. She also enjoys Hasan Hasanabi’s Twitch broadcast daily to keep up with her favorite political commentator, as well as H3H3’s YouTube Live to keep up with less political topics. She spent her middle and high school years in advanced art and English classes, with a strong emphasis on maintaining friendships. She also enjoys daily walks to clear her mind and get some fresh air. She has three cats, a Tuxedo, Siamese and all black cat and unfortunately they do not go on walks with her.
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Victor Fontes is a 19 year old Journalism major who was born and raised in Fresno California. He plans on finishing his general education at Fresno City College and then transferring to Fresno State University to join their Journalism program, finish his four year education, and eventually become a breaking news broadcast reporter. He loves playing the drums in his band, has a passion for photography, and adores his 85' corvette. From a young age he had always wanted to be on camera and under the spotlight but never knew how to get there. Many ideas from creating film to acting would come and pass with none sticking the way he visioned, but after high school and checking his options, he fell in love with the idea of journalism. Aside from being on camera he loved the idea of reporting and digging for a story to meeting and interviewing people, the creativity to write about what ever you want at times, and the down to the wire nature of it all. Since the very first semester of college he knew that this was his calling and his future has looked bright since then. He's worked at The Rampage for one semester now, and since being promoted to the social media manager he cannot wait for the opportunities to be had this semester and to let his inner creativity shine.

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