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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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I got this!

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A letter to the Red Wave

Jim Bartko In the nine months I’ve been at Fresno State as the Director of Athletics, last week was no doubt the toughest. The press coverage surrounding the choices several student-athletes made is not indicative of the mission of our ...

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Race for the Cure raises awareness and funds for cancer

By Nikki McCabe   There’s no finish line when it comes to fighting breast cancer. However, participants at the 16th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure fundraiser reached their goal Saturday at Fresno State. Sharon S. Johnson, executive ...

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Fresno State pen pal program helps Wolters Elementary students

By Gilbert Magallon   With the help of Fresno State sociology professor Dr. Sarah Whitley and her pen pal program, students have been given the opportunity to positively influence sixth-graders at Wolters Elementary School near Fashion Fair Mall. “They’re trying to ...

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Pieology Pizzeria opens at Fig Garden Village

With its recent opening in the Fig Garden Village Shopping Center, the franchise now has 11 locations in Northern and Central California, in cities such as Gilroy, Fairfield, Santa Rosa, Sacramento, among others. Guests can create their own personalized pizza ...

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Fresno State celebrates Gandhi’s 145th birthday

By Jeanine Fiser   The cheerful smile on Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in the Fresno State Peace Garden might seem a little brighter this week. Thursday marked the 145th birthday of the influential nonviolent leader. To celebrate the occasion, Fresno State ...

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Fresno State athletics launches app for fans

By Nikki McCabe   A mobile app for the Fresno State athletics department was launched recently for Bulldog sports fans to utilise – especially on game day. The free mobile app enables fans to access Bulldog data such as information ...

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Controller Betty Yee candidate visits campus

Betty Yee, the Democratic political candidate for California state controller, stopped by Fresno State Wednesday to discuss issues including the role of women in politics. Yee, who is running for the position against Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, narrowly edged out ...

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Campus’ oldest club going strong after 68 years

By Lynn Lingbeck Special to The Collegian After being at Fresno State for 68 years, Fresno State Student Involvement confirmed that the Fresno State Rodeo Team is the oldest club sport on campus. Dr. Art Parham, the Fresno State Rodeo ...

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