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He wrote a book about water. Here’s what he told a Fresno audience

Fresno State students and faculty last Thursday met the author of a book they’ve been reading throughout the semester. Author and UC Berkeley professor David Sedlak visited Fresno State for a public forum and book signing for his book, “Water ...

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Being a twenty something is a lot of pressure

I’ve been told time and time again that I need to take advantage of my current life – one in which I am a 21 year-old who is unmarried, does not have kids and is close to graduating college. People ...

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Increase personal safety with ‘digital spring cleaning’

The Better Business Bureau is encouraging people to engage in “digital spring cleaning” to better protect their data. “By conducting a digital spring cleaning and taking care of overdue online maintenance, you will be safer and more secure against losing ...

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Amerasia weeks closes with Multicultural Night

The Amerasia Organization hosted a multicultural night on April 5 in which individuals from various asian and pacific islander backgrounds celebrated their cultures. The event brought together members of different backgrounds to highlight their uniqueness as well as to learn ...

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Say yes to everything

There are a lot of reasons to say “no.” Among them are: I could lay in bed instead. I’m terrified. I might not enjoy it or something awful might happen. But I’m here to tell you that you should say ...

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City of Fresno declares April 5 as ‘Blake Zante Day’

The City of Fresno declared April 5, 2018 as Blake Zante Day, in honor of Fresno State Associated Students, Inc. President Blake Zante. In a statement to The Collegian, Councilmember Paul Caprioglio said, “Blake Zante has been a strong voice ...

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Fresno State to host National Geographic State Bee

More than 100 students will gather at Fresno State on Friday to compete in the 2018 California National Geographic State Bee at 9 a.m. in the Satellite Student Union. The annual event, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, tests grade ...

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How one Asian-American woman’s comedy dreams came to be

Jenny Yang’s upbringing as an Asian woman living in the U.S. became the theme on Monday of her lecture at Fresno State’s Satellite Student Union. Yang’s appearance kicked off Amerasia Week, a series of events organized by the Fresno State ...

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Author of ‘George’ to give campus lecture during Diversity Week

Author Alex Gino is scheduled to visit Fresno State to give two lectures and to speak with an LGBTQ+ English class reading his book. Gino’s talks are part of Fresno State’s Diversity Week and will take place in the University ...

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An LGBTQ+ prom hopes to foster an environment of inclusivity

The Fresno State Cross Cultural and Gender Center will host a prom on Friday to provide those in the LGBTQ+ community with an environment in which they can feel comfortable being themselves. “We’re doing this because there aren’t spaces like ...

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Fight for more CSU funding heads to the capital Wednesday

Individuals from many California State Universities, including a busload of students from Fresno State, are gathering Wednesday in Sacramento to ask legislators to allocate more funding to the CSU system. The CSU Board of Trustees has previously requested $263 million ...

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The 8 most over-the-top things about me

  I am an over the top person – or as the teens say, I’m “extra.” Some might feel that the things I do are unreasonable, but I’d argue that I’m just being lavish. I’m living my best life – ...

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Sometimes, I fall asleep while socializing

On a couple of occasions, I have fallen asleep while socializing with others. It’s not always easy staying awake. Sometimes, my seat is just a smidge too comfortable and the next thing I know – a photo of me asleep ...

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Scholar gives lecture on interpretations of Armenian history

The battle between history and the human mind was examined on Monday by Hayk Demoyan in his lecture, “Multiple Identities and Memories of the Armenian World.” The lecture, which was a part of the Armenian studies program spring lecture series, ...

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Fight to ‘fully fund’ CSUs heads to Sacramento in April

Next month, California State University (CSU) students and faculty will gather at the state capital to unite in favor of funding higher education. The efforts are in the name of “a fully funded CSU,”  said CSU spokeswomen Elizabeth Chapin Hetherington. ...

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Wake up early

To me, sleeping in is a waste of time. When I wake up at, say, 10 a.m., I feel lazy and unaccomplished. I typically wake up earlier than I need to. Being in a hurry is stressful, even if I ...

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Forum explores freedom of speech – two ASI candidates weigh in

The relationship between diversity and the First Amendment was examined last Thursday in “The Religious and Cultural Context Freedom of Speech” forum. “Freedom of speech is the basis for a democratic and free society,” said Veena Howard, a Fresno State ...

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Alumna now oversees campus vineyard

Fresno State’s vineyard technician, Leah Groves, oversees over 100 acres of vineyards across campus. Her job is to provide grapes and raisins for Fresno State products as well as other stores and wineries in the Central Valley. “She doesn’t like ...

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