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The ‘New USU’ and why your voice matters

As a student who originally voted “No” to last year’s “Bold New U” campaign, I can understand why there is a bit of frustration as to why there is a “New Student Union” campaign for this school year. However, after ...

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Be careful of hungry squirrels

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Letter to the editor: Consult checks and balances before assuming the country is crumbling

By Austin La Salle I am certain there are many things Ms. Carpenter and I would agree on in today’s age. I am confident we both did not vote for President Donald Trump in the 2016 election. It is definite ...

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Letter to the editor: Fresno State Twitter page admits to bias in the second “New USU” campaign

By Megan Bronson Does the university stand on the side of student voices? Clearly not. Or maybe, the voices of a select few. After a long and annoying campaign, the “Bold New U” referendum failed last year for a plethora ...

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Letter to the Editor: Write to Governor Brown – tell him the CSU needs $325 million more

By Jennifer Eagan President, California Faculty Association California’s governor and state legislators are making decisions right now that will have a direct impact on what it will cost you to get a college degree. Students can have a say in ...

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Letter to the Editor: Disparaging article should bring shame for Collegian staffers

EDITOR’S NOTE: This letter refers to an editorial featured in the Feb. 22, 2016 edition of The Collegian. As a former student who earned his BA and MA at Fresno State, I wish to express my disgust to the staff ...

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Letter to the Editor: Fresno State administrators show their hypocritical leadership

Even though I did not vote for either poor candidate for president I could not believe the varied violent, hateful and sickening comments made over time by Dr. [Lars] Maischak. Allowing and validating some of the worst and most heinous ...

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A vote for Sedaño is a vote for veteran voices

My name is Cody T. Sedano, and I am a Fresno State veteran student. For almost five years now, veteran students have been attempting to achieve voting representation in their student government. It was not until now that we are ...

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A ‘Bold New U’ shouldn’t take priority over diverse student needs

By Andrew Dadasovich In the time of uncertainty for us all, we should not add a weight to the students of the future. A new University Student Union is on the ballot in March, and this means that an increase ...

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It’s time for an updated University Student Union

By Dan Waterhouse Let’s cut to the chase – I support the new USU project. The existing University Student Union is 50 years old and outdated for serving today’s students. At some point in the near future, substantial investments will ...

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Meet your ASI candidates: Monserrath Sanchez, Vice President of External Affairs

Hello, I am Monserrath, and I would love to have your support as a candidate for ASI vice president of external affairs. I am currently a sophomore pursuing a degree in political science with a minor in public administration. I ...

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Meet your ASI candidates: Demi B. Wack, Vice President of External Affairs

Hello! My name is Demi Wack, and I am running to become your vice president of external affairs. I am pursuing my undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in criminology. I am currently on the Council of Presidential Scholars ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Cam Patterson, Vice President of Finance

I’ve served my student body in ASI since the day I stepped foot on the greatest campus on earth. My experience speaks volumes and my ability to lead has been on full display during my 2½ years attending Fresno State. ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Cecilia E. Ruesta, President

My name is Cecilia Ruesta. I am originally from Lima, Peru. I came to the U.S. when I was 17 and became a proud U.S. citizen last year. I am a queer female mother of a 6-year-old daughter, whom I ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Blake Zante, President

Hey Bulldogs! My name is Blake Zante, and I am running to become your ASI President. I am pursuing my undergraduate degree in political science with a minor in business. I am currently the executive vice president of ASI, a ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Kevin Ngo

My name is Kevin Ngo, and I am running for ASI senator for the College of Science and Mathematics. I am majoring in computer science with a minor in philosophy. I am excited to have the opportunity to continue serving ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Amanda Smith

Hello. My name is Amanda Smith, and I would like to serve as your senator for the Jordan College of agricultural sciences and technology. I am a junior studying culinology and I am involved with various clubs and organizations on ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Primavera Leal Martinez

My name is Primavera Leal Martinez, and I would be honored to represent you as an ASI senator at large. As a freshman at Fresno State, I have been extremely active in my community and on campus. I am the ...

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