Author Archives: Cresencio Rodriguez

Debate team earns third place

The Barking Bulldogs Debate Team, a fairly young debate group on the Fresno State campus, is said to be running out of space to store its trophies. That was the report from Tom Boroujeni, director of debate, after the team’s ...

Read More »

‘Secret’ marriage performed at Fresno State 96 years ago today

Fresno State has seen its share of odd news. We’ve dug up archives that led us to a story from 96 years ago, about a “secret marriage” that was performed on campus. The university at that time was called Fresno ...

Read More »

CSU faculty are not happy with California’s governor

California State University professors are not happy with California’s Gov. Jerry Brown. Their reason: underfunding of universities. In a news release on Jan. 10, the California Faculty Association (CFA) slammed Brown for failing to “honor the promise of access to ...

Read More »

Flashback: Five comments you left us

2017 was interesting, to say the least. But we say that about every year. Our staff this year witnessed everything from covering the breaking news involving a professor found dead in his car over spring break to fleas allegedly biting ...

Read More »

Get $10 off to see the Harlem Globetrotters by donating a book

The Save Mart Center is partnering with the Fresno County Public Library to bring books to young children in Fresno. A book drive is running until Dec. 15. The library is accepting new and gently used books of all varieties, ...

Read More »

Be fair to your religious neighbor. Study their past

It’s important to know when people’s decisions are based on their religion. Important because, although we may not always agree with their faith, their firm beliefs fuel their everyday actions which then have an effect on everyone else. There are ...

Read More »

Provision in House GOP tax plan could stress graduate students

Republicans in the Senate last week voted yes to overhaul the country’s tax code. With the House already having approved its version, Congress is set to compromise on a tax reform bill that could be sent to the president for ...

Read More »

Someone is messing with Fresno State’s MLK statue

Fresno State officials are scratching their heads and wondering who placed a shirt and hat on the statue of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Peace Garden. Amy Luna, manager of emergency operations & business continuity, said the shirt was ...

Read More »

On list of must-follow university presidents is Fresno State’s own

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro is apparently more popular than you may think. Recently, in a list of the “25 Higher Education Presidents to Follow on Twitter,” Castro was picked as No. 7 for university presidents to follow on ...

Read More »

‘Nailed it,’ says ‘The Rock’ to Fresno State student’s costume

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is better known for his time as a WWE wrestler and as a movie actor. But a particular outfit he once wore caught on with his followers and became a popular outfit for many to wear, ...

Read More »

Natural gas leak fixed, buildings will operate as usual

This story has been edited from its previous version to reflect latest information. An underground gas leak discovered near McLane Hall has been fixed, according to university officials. Vice President for Administration Debbie Adishian-Astone said Sunday night that the leak ...

Read More »

This Fresno State employee asked parking police not to ticket her. They did anyway.

Parking Lot P31 is becoming a disputed parking area, at least for one Fresno State faculty member who says students should stay away from it. Lynette Bartucci, who teaches in the clinical rehab and mental health counseling department, said she ...

Read More »

Bastille’s ‘Wild World’ album is perfect for our time

It’s a wild world out there, but luckily we have good music to make us feel better. That is exactly what British indie-pop band Bastille’s second album, “Wild World,” gives us. The album turned one year old Sept. 9 and, ...

Read More »

Fresno State professor gets funding for breast cancer research

A biology laboratory tucked away in the Science I Building at Fresno State is home to several cancer diseases. And $300,000 in new research funds from the National Institutes of Health are now available to more closely study one of ...

Read More »

As semesters come and go, The Collegian always stays

As new students step foot on the Fresno State campus and transfer students are getting to experience a new college setting, one thing has remained the same throughout the years at the university. The Collegian, a decades-old student newspaper, is ...

Read More »

Student hopes for peace in Syria

The uprising against the Syrian government began on social media, and Fresno State international student Fares Al Malham found himself in the middle of it all. “From the beginning, our revolution [was] to take [Bashar Al-Assad] away from the rule,” ...

Read More »

Kinesiology lecturer to lead physical education association

Fresno State physical education lecturer Tim Hamel was named president-elect of the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Hamel lectures in the department of kinesiology and will begin his three-year term as president of the association in ...

Read More »

Foundation offers 60 $1,000 scholarships for students

The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation has opened up the chance for 60 students to receive $1,000 scholarships. The scholarships are meant to provide students with financial assistance. Eligible students are being encouraged to apply. Requirements for applying include: being ...

Read More »