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Become a parking expert in 3 easy steps

With the first month of the semester winding down, students are finally beginning to experience the end of the parking frenzy that comes during the first few weeks of school. However, unless you play the game strategically, even with less ...

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Sales Pitch

Why don’t colleges teach salesmanship? I’m sure we’re going to need it. The moment you start work you realize that college did not teach you half of what you need. Salesmanship is a life skill used by all of us. ...

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Snake Oil

I get a lot of health news online. Why are traditional media so slow in reporting new medical trends? With health and nutrition trends changing often, your question is always timely. Social media dominates how people get their news and updates ...

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Bedside Manner

I was planning on becoming a nurse. Is this a good choice for a man? This question is not common among college students, but it is important for those considering this field. The demand for nursing is ever increasing and ...

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DACA decision puts more than 1,000 Fresno State students in danger

By ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, President Donald Trump is exercising his hate and xenophobia at the extreme, punishing children who did not choose to come here, but were brought across the border in pursuit of a ...

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White Americans, your silence is deafening

It has been easy to throw low blows at the Donald Trump presidency. His tweets alone make it impossible not to refer to his last few months in office as a dumpster fire. It takes little effort to jab at ...

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Internet Insanity

Many of my parents’ friends lost their businesses to the Internet. Didn’t the Internet create a new, larger economy? You have enjoyed the benefits from the internet and new digital world. However, you recognize that not everyone has equally prospered from the ...

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Did a “no” vote on the USU referendum matter?

Last week, the New Student Union Leadership Team sent out a campuswide survey to Fresno State students about the possibilities of, you guessed it, a new student union on campus. The survey is straightforward in its nature, and the student ...

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Our pride Pulses on

I’ve never been the type to write blogs. In fact, that is the part of this job that puts me farthest outside of my comfort zone. But I couldn’t let today pass by like any other. 365 days ago, we ...

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Finals week hacks that will help you thrive

It’s the beginning of the end. Finals week is near. Though it feels as though it may be impossible to go on, there are measures that can be taken that can ensure finals week can go as smoothly and successfully ...

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Yes, I know I’m graduating — no, I don’t know what my plan is

I say this on behalf of all eventual college graduates – please stop asking us what our plans are post-graduation. There are a few reasons for this, the first being that only a solid half of graduates know what their ...

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Music festivals are hardly worth the hype

Dust-filled air, desert temperatures and crowded campsites aplenty – that is the glory of music festivals like Coachella or Stagecoach. Glory to some, probably. But for me, it’s a hard pass. The thought of all the artists that I love ...

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Let’s taco ’bout it: the end of affordable food at Fresno State

You may want to sit down for this. The Taco Bell Express on campus near the University Student Union is closing its doors during Dead Days in May. Originally, employees were given a notice that their days at Taco Bell ...

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Students vote ‘no’… now what?

Thursday afternoon, after months of campaigning from Student Involvement and other campus organizations, students voted against the Bold New U fee referendum – meaning they also voted against student fee increases for future Fresno State students and against the construction ...

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Bold New U is for all students

This week, Fresno State students will face an important choice regarding the future of our new student union. With all of the negative attention and falsities surrounding the “Bold New U,” I would like to clarify a few points in ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Epifania Mendoza, Vice President of Finance

My name is Epifania Mendoza, and I am running for the ASI vice president of finance position. The role of the vice president of finance pertains to creating and maintaining ASI financial reports, reviewing grants and presenting them to the ...

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Tower District meets demand for diverse nightlife

While Fresno remains one of the fastest-developing cities in the state, the metro area’s nightlife seemingly leaves a lot to be desired. Many bars and clubs operate in niche categories. Downtown Clovis’ Old Town Saloon and Jimbo’s, for example, capitalize ...

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Putting the ‘social’ back in social media

Whether you’re a millennial or middle-aged, you probably have a Twitter, Instagram or Facebook account. While it seems as though people can’t stop complaining about posting on social media, they continue to do it – contributing to an online landscape ...

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