Author Archives: The Collegian

Meet your ASI candidate: Michael Merzoian

Hello Fresno State students, I’m Michael Merzoian, a sophomore double majoring in computer and electrical engineering. I’m running for the position of senator at large, with the hopes of becoming the senator of parking and safety. I understand that parking ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Alexandra Chavez

Hello Fresno State Bulldogs, My name is Alexandra Chavez and I am campaigning in hopes of being selected as a senator at large for your 2017-2018 ASI team. I first came to Fresno State in 2011 and graduated last spring ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Sebastian K. Wenthe

Hey Bulldogs. My name is Sebastian K. Wenthe, and I’m running to be ASI senator at large. My goal ever since I became involved with student government has never changed – to make progress for students and make decisions that ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Karan Purwaha

I would like to announce my candidacy for ASI senator at large in the upcoming Associated Students Inc. election on March 28-30. There is a huge percentage of students who commute to campus daily, and most of them have faced ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Casandra Ramirez-Sanchez

Hello! My name is Casandra Ramirez-Sanchez, and I am running for an ASI senator at large position. I love working to meet the students’ necessities and would enjoy being your representative for the 2017-2018 school year. I am currently a ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Amber Malhi

As a student with a double major in philosophy pre-law and political science and with a minor in general business, my ultimate goal is to be involved in our student body. I hope to find different aspects where Fresno State ...

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We become effective allies when we dismantle fear

By Doctor Meta L. Schettler I teach Africana Studies here on campus and recently attended the Discussing Whiteness event hosted by the Cross Cultural and Gender Center. We heard that the university had received negative complaints as soon as the ...

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Vote “yes” to a better student experience

By Juan Guzman I am writing in regards to your article “Students seek inspiration for a Bold New U” published Jan 24, 2017. I am glad to hear that Fresno State is considering the possibility of building a Bold New ...

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Remembering Benjamin Amirkhanian, 1915-2016

Benjamin Amirkhanian was a multifaceted human being. I was privileged to know him when he became a member of the board of the Fresno Free College Foundation (FFCF), a nonprofit organization committed to free speech and the enhancement of the ...

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Conflict of interest, or business opportunity? You decide.

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Dr. Oputa: taking 25 years ‘day by day’

By Crea Jackson This year will be Dr. Francine Oputa’s 25th year working at Fresno State. Oputa has done a large amount of service for the Fresno State community over the past 25 years. She continues to serve the Fresno ...

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Amphitheater may not be dead after all

Thank you for the great article on the Fresno State Amphitheater. The Amphitheater is a historic part of Fresno State that has welcomed politicians, musicians and comedians over the years. As Fresno State has evolved and grown, our student needs ...

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One man’s pipeline is another man’s clean water

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The truth about turkeys

By Heather Moore Dear Editor, Cheers to Jessica Johnson for encouraging everyone to celebrate a vegan Thanksgiving (A meat-free Thanksgiving, but why?” published on Nov. 20). There’s no need to take a turkey’s life to celebrate the blessings in your ...

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On The Collegian’s coverage of sexual assault

By Jocelyna Carbajal Rape is the act of sexual intercourse against the will of a victim that can occur under a variety of circumstances. Providing news stories and opinions about rape in The Collegian will provide an awareness on campus ...

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In praise of The Collegian’s coverage

By Megan Hiett Dear Editor, I appreciate The Collegian’s intentional coverage of sexism and gender bias. I am aware that mainstream media reinforces expectations that we assume are universal expressions of gender and these stereotypes often lead to discrimination. We ...

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Security clearance to-do list, including Eric Trump

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Academic student employees deserve better

By Sandip Roy As academic-student employees, we have been bargaining with the California State University system throughout the summer for a better contract for the last three years, in an attempt to end student poverty and homelessness. We are appalled ...

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