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ASI plans for funding new USU computers fails after heated vote

The Associated Students Inc. (ASI) approved its 2018-19 budget at a meeting last week before its May 1 deadline after an attempt to postpone a vote failed. But a heated discussion over a line item still stalled the process. Vice ...

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ASI Notebook: ASI votes to include mental health resources in course syllabuses

The Associated Students Inc. (ASI) passed a resolution to support mental health awareness and voted to approve the 2018-2019 budget at its senate meeting on Wednesday, April 18. Resolution to add list of resources in all course syllabuses Sen. Elias ...

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3 things I learned while job-hopping

My first job at the age of 17, was filling popcorn buckets and pouring sodas at a theater in downtown Salinas, California. As first jobs go, I was extremely lucky. My coworkers were friendly and the work was easy. Not ...

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ASI Senate discusses adding more online and night classes

The Associated Students, Inc. convened last Wednesday for the first meeting after the ASI elections before spring break. Resolution to support online, hybrid and night classes is approved Sen. Primavera Martinez, undergraduate and graduate affairs, presented a resolution to the ...

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Deep Breath: Cultural Identity

On this episode we discuss the ways that cultural identity have shaped us, the feeling of growing up without a sense of belonging and the benefits of defining your personal identity on your own terms. Hosted by Fresno State students ...

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Wednesday night event at Fresno State discusses King-inspired ‘Poor People’s Campaign’

Wednesday marked 50 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr on April 4, 1968, at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee. About 30 members of the SEIU Local 1000 labor union and the California Faculty Association (CFA)  gathered in ...

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Social media in a post-truth world

Over the weekend The New York Times reported that a political data firm called Cambridge Analytica accessed information from 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge Cambridge Analytica gained access to user information by offering to pay individuals who downloaded ...

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City of Fresno employee named VP of water, sustainability

Fresno State announced the appointment of Thomas C. Esqueda Thursday as the first associate vice president in water and sustainability at the university, according to a news release. The position was created to help Fresno State in its mission to ...

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ASI donated $1,000 for Mandela statue. Why are statue supporters upset?

The Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) voted to donate $1,000 for a Nelson Mandela statue, but it’s not the amount for which supporters of the project were hoping. Professors from the Africana studies department spoke during public comment at last week’s ...

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ASI Notebook: Here’s how ASI spent your money last week

The Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) voted to spend $31,000 of the $40,570 in planned future operations reserves on various proposals at a meeting on March 14. Potential CSU advocacy funding Cecilia Ruesta, a graduate student and member of Students for ...

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Surviving the unexpected turbulence of life

Years ago a mentor of mine told me that your college years are a time to be selfish. Similar to the instructions given to every plane passenger before take off, in the event of an emergency you must put the ...

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Why Carter Pope is running for ASI president

Associated Students Inc. presidential candidate Carter Pope II is no stranger to politics. As a 19-year-old community college student in 2016, Pope ran for Fresno City Council. Although he lost to Garry Bredefeld for the city council seat by a ...

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Why don’t more Fresno State students vote in the student elections?

The time for Fresno State students to cast their ballots for the 2018 Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) elections is rapidly approaching. Voting will take place March 20-22. With 43 candidates to choose from and the New USU referendum also on ...

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ASI presidential candidate is force behind free feminine products in restrooms

Female students in need of feminine products at Fresno State have been able to find them a little easier lately in four restrooms across the campus. The supply of free tampons and pads donated by the Associated Students, Inc. (ASI), ...

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Is a Nelson Mandela statue coming to campus?

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro addressed the Associated Students Inc. (ASI) last week to propose that the student government help fund a memorial statue of Nelson Mandela in the Peace Garden. According to Castro, a fundraising subcommittee, which includes ...

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ASI executive takes heat for altering activity grant funding

Associated Students Inc. Vice President of Finance Cam Patterson took heat during the student government’s Feb. 28 meeting for pushing to alter funding for club sports on campus. Omar Benavides, president of the men’s wrestling club, showed up to the ...

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Deep Breath: Racial Battle Fatigue

On this episode, we end Black History Month with a conversation about racial battle fatigue. Our guest, Dr. Malik Raheem a professor in the Counselor Education and Rehabilitation department at Fresno State shares insights into the microaggressions that lead to ...

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Why ‘Black Panther’ is more than just a superhero movie

Released midway through Black History Month, Marvel’s “Black Panther” is more than just a box office shattering movie. It is a cultural phenomenon. The movie is an adaptation of the first black comic book superhero from 1966. Directed by Ryan ...

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