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New ASI position causes controversy

Associated Students, Inc. senators and other Fresno State students have raised concerns about the cost and the purpose of a new executive position that was proposed to the student body.

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Tuition to rise again in fall

Last Monday, the Chancellor’s Office invited California State University campus newspapers to partake a phone conference to discuss a 9 percent tuition increase for the fall semester while reducing additional student services.

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Occupy Fresno protesters plan to sue Sheriff’s Department

Occupy Fresno protesters gathered in front of the Student Union Tuesday to inform students of what thy are trying to achieve and the future of the movement. Protesters have filed a suit in federal court against the Fresno Sheriff’s Department.

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Fresno State breaks world record

Fresno State students from the Marketing 188 course have broken the world record for the world’s largest fruit salad. Students, community members and other organizations cut fruit from 8:18 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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Occupy Fresno camps for a cause

Fresno community members, along with Fresno State students and faculty, have gathered at the Fresno Courthouse Park in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.

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Wall Street protests hit Fresno

A diverse crowd of nearly 150 people attended the first of four “Occupy Fresno” events on Thursday at Tulare and O Streets this past weekend. Similar protests have taken place around the country in solidarity with “Occupy Wall Street” in New York City.

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The psychology of joining Greek life

Fraternities and sororities are typically affiliated with alcohol and parties, but what ultimately convinces students to participate in such organizations?

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Fresno State students pay higher parking fees than other CSUs

Fresno State students currently pay more in parking fees than other students attending state universities in California, while receiving less alternative transportation services. Documents released by Fresno State to The Collegian in May reveal that the average parking fee for state universities in California is $38. Fresno State students currently pay $50.

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Students look to revitalize neighborhoods

Crime in neighborhoods around campus has sparked the development of a coalition to clean up and improve neighborhoods in the vicinity. Revitalization efforts have risen before, but this year Fresno State students, Fresno City Council member Larry Westerland, and both Fresno and University police have joined the cause.

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Library of Congress recognizes former Fresno State professor

The Library of Congress has appointed former Fresno State English professor Philip Levine new poet laureate consultant on Aug. 10.

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Fraternity safety issues arise after drive-by shooting

Event safety issues flared up this summer after a drive-by shooting off Shaw Avenue at party hosted by the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity on Sunday, June 19.

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@issue: Are student-run newspapers biased? What is their role on campus?

Journalism’s main purpose is to inform society of vital information that will enable people to actively participate in a democratic government. A democracy heavily depends on the information given by journalists, which has given the media the responsibility to overlook our system of government and our society.

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Film addresses the unknown future of undocumented students

The goal of all college students is to one day hold a degree that would lead to a much desired job. But for undocumented students with a degree, acquiring a job is against the law.

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Smittcamp students lead campus in ASI

While there are only 200 students in the Smittcamp Honors program, four of their students were elected to serve in Associate Students, Inc. (ASI), which is designed to represent the more than 20,000 students at Fresno State.

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Honors program lacks diversity

Smittcamp Honors College students are a small percentage of the university, but their presence and access to resources for success are immense compared to those of the average Fresno State student. When comparing the honor’s students to the general student body, ethnic and economic imbalance is evident.

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ASI passes DREAM Act resolution

A diverse crowd greeted the Associated Students, Inc. at their bi-weekly meeting Wednesday. ASI voted on a resolution in support of the DREAM Act which won by a majority.

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New faculty, courses spring up for new term

With the addition of $199 million of ongoing funding and another $106 million in one-time funding, the California State University is accepting spring students and as President John Welty confirms, more courses and faculty are also on the way.

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Rally attracts diverse crowd

The Free Speech area on campus was filled with students, faculty and community members on Friday as they heard speeches supporting the DREAM Act.

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