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Yes, it’s possible

Believe it or not, there are lunch choices on campus besides the usual Round Table mini-pizza or Panda Bowl. For those trying to count calories or simply watch what they eat, there are a few healthy alternatives out there.

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No fragrances

Headaches, nausea, dizziness. These are some of the symptoms reported by a group of students at California State University, Stanislaus who are trying to rid their campus of the scents that make them ill.

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Lost Box of Rocks: A Lost Thesis


“Please help if you can! ... If you received a box of rocks and couldn’t believe we delivered them to you, please contact Robert Wright immediately.”

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From Africa to California: a past President’s Medalist’s odyssey

Coming from a tiny island off the coast of Africa, Amadeu daSilva was lucky to come away with a high school education. Now, after earning his doctorate from prestigious Columbia University in New York, he is passing on his gift ...

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How happy are you at work?

After a car accident, Saramae Cutts was unsure if she would ever walk or talk again. Once she woke up from her 10-day coma, her lungs collapsed. This was in addition to the severe brain injury she suffered and the ...

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Health insurance blues

It has been three years since Juan A. Mendoza was covered under any sort of health insurance policy. “My parents removed me from their insurance policy when I moved out of the house,” said Mendoza, a criminology major. He is one of 6.5 million Californians uninsured today.

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Online credit card crunch

With countless credit card companies recruiting Fresno State students, it can be overwhelming trying to distinguish one from another. But for students already faced with credit card debt, high interest rates and increased minimum payments are nothing new.

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Moncayo looking forward to second term

Juan Pablo Moncayo hasn’t felt like an ordinary student in a while. The dance instructor- turned-executive has come a long way – in more ways than one. “I went from an average student to vice president,” Moncayo said. “It was crazy.”

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Finding the last parking spot

The overcrowded lots, congested aisles and little bright green envelopes sprinkled all over campus are just a few signs of a new semester at Fresno State. Hectic traffic the first few weeks of school, students should be prepared in order to avoid parking tickets and missing classes.

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Fabrication of wartime “heroism” saddens

“INTENTIONAL FALSEHOODS.� “Deliberate and careful misrepresentations.� “Fraud.� These were the words used by Kevin Tillman, the brother of Army Ranger Pat Tillman, who was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan three years ago. Joining Kevin Tillman was Jessica Lynch, the ...

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Vintage Days sets sail today with Treasure Island theme

Today is the first full day of games, crafts and food for Vintage Days, which began Thursday, with two new events added to this year’s “Treasure Island� festivities. A wine garden sponsored by the viticulture and enology department and the ...

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Strutting the catwalk for peace


Camouflage, peace signs and anti-war images will adorn the models at the Runway Peace Project fashion show April 14 as students groups challenge militarism in today’s society.

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Executive Irresponsibility

As I was surfing the Net for various news articles the other day, I came across a couple that got my blood boiling. Each of them dealt with the president’s hush of the media on serious world matters. Now, whether ...

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Literature goes global

Scholars and authors converge on campus this weekend for Multi-Ethnic Literature conference Distinguished authors and scholars from across the globe will gather in Fresno this week as the 21st annual Multi-Ethnic Literature in the United States conference kicks off in ...

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USA calls on Bulldog bowlers


HAVING TWO OF ITS top players represent the nation on Team USA is nothing new for the Bulldog Bowling Club.

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Students pay up and land dream internships

Many students are aware of how important it is to find an internship while in college. Though the experience raises students’ market value, how much is a guaranteed internship actually worth? Companies such as the University of Dreams have put ...

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Can’t get no job satisfaction: Those under 25 dislike work

Despite friendly co-workers or a quick daily commute, a recent study showed that Americans are growing increasingly unhappy with their jobs — especially those under 25. Less than half of the 5,000 U.S. households surveyed said they were satisfied with ...

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Campus groups host event to battle femicide

Fund-raiser will enable a victim advocate to attend Fresno State In an effort to raise funds and awareness, two campus student organizations will host an event March 8 to shed light on the femicide occurring in Juarez, Mexico. The People ...

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