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Video: Police arrest driver who was chased through Fresno State

Several Fresno State students witnessed an unusual sight Wednesday after a police chase made its way to campus. Several students reported seeing the event unfold. On Facebook, students said the incident happened near the Peters Business Building and the Science ...

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Why Demi Wack is running for ASI president

If there is a single asset that can hand Demi Wack the election as Associated Students Inc. president on March 20-22, it may be her political experience as a young student. Despite being only a sophomore and having spent just ...

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You can’t ride your hoverboard here, Fresno State says

Fresno State made it official Monday that hoverboards are not allowed in any interior spaces of the university campus. The campus Office of Risk Management made the final order, determining that the motorized form of transportation could present a fire ...

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Collegian gets 10 journalism awards at annual conference

Fresno State’s student newspaper, The Collegian won nearly a dozen awards over the weekend during the Associated Collegiate Press Midwinter Journalism Convention and subsequent California College Media Association awards banquet. The conference was held in Long Beach from March 1-3. ...

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Poll shows little support for New USU. A sign of things to come?

The New USU Board of Directors will have to work extra hard to convince students of the need for a new student union if a recent poll is any indication of what could happen in March. The debate over the ...

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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 ...

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‘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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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‘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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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