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MCJ Dept. raises money for tornado victims

Two weeks ago today, a record breaking 312 tornados swept through the Southern United States in one 24-hour period. Hundreds were killed and thousands were left homeless.

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Undocumented student survey results

Public attitudes about undocumented students have been at a divide between those opposed and those in support of Assembly Bill 540 and the DREAM Act.

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WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN ADULTS ACT LIKE CHILDREN?

I’m not sure anyone ever really grows up. Although we get older, grow taller and become wiser each year, it seems that we never really grow out of that adolescent need for approval. As the semester comes to an end, and Associated Students, Inc. holds its last Senate meeting of the spring, my theory has never held more truth — you can take the person out of high school but you can’t take high school out of the person.

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The collapse of cursive in curriculum

Although I may be a tech-savvy Gen Xer, I do remember life before the Internet. Times were better. Kids were physically active and played outside. Nowadays, all kids seem to play is Angry Birds on their iPhones.

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Where the water goes after the balloon fight

As journalists we are told to question everything, to take nothing at face value. So when word got around that the Marketing 188 class was attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest water balloon fight, we did just that.

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Kudos: Giants-Dodgers unite for Stow

Monday’s game at AT&T Park was an emotional one. Prior to the National Anthem, former Giants infielder Juan Uribe reunited with his teammates on the pitcher’s mound when presented his World Series ring by managing general partner Bill Neukom. A ...

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Extend library hours permanently

The Henry Madden Library is a 350,000 square foot Wi-Fi hotspot. It is the largest building on the Fresno State campus the largest library between Sacramento and Los Angeles.

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New basketball coach annouced

Texas assistant coach Rodney Terry will be introduced as the new Fresno State men's basketball coach at a news conference scheduled for later today, according to an athletic department source.

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Stop the Facebook stalking

Any person who willfully, maliciously and repeatedly follows another person in the state of California is guilty of the crime of stalking, punishable by a restraining order, a fine or jail time. Why is it that when it comes to Facebook, stalking is okay?

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The last woman glamour created

Rain fell on Los Angeles the day Elizabeth Taylor died. Her heart stopped at 1:28 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She was 79.

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Decrease funding for Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood — what a concept. A premeditated decision to have sex with the sole purpose of reproduction. Today, that concept seems about as arbitrary as arranged marriage or civil unions. But not to the majority of the House of Representatives.

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SEX IN PUBLIC PLACES

It was 3:02 a.m. — a violent scream followed by endless blows to the wall had startled my sleeping friend. A faint dial tone and the sound of her hand repetitively pounding against the hotel headboard awoke me hours later — “Hi,” she said to the voice on the other end. “I’m in room 1431 and the people next door are having sex, real loud.”

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THE PINK GHETTO

Post graduation, she will earn five percent less than he. Regardless of credentials, grade point average or experience, she will still make 95 cents to each of his dollars, according to Associate Women’s Studies Professor Dr. Kathryn Forbes.

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All the things we don’t know

I stood outside The Collegian office motionless, watching 20 something year olds rush past with music streaming from their iPhones through their headsets to their ears.

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THE TWO REASONS WHY IT’S OKAY TO HATE VALENTINE’S DAY

Love does not equal money. But today, the actions of the average American will have you thinking otherwise. The National Retail Foundation has the numbers to prove it.

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Think before you speak

It has long been revered as merry — since its 20th century reinvention, people have been known to kill over it and die in the name of it. But today’s ignorant-minded have too casually altered the meaning of the, now homophobic, slur — “that’s so gay.”

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If it makes you feel sexy, why not?

You should be able to count on one hand the things that make you feel sexy. My list is as follows: lingerie, Aretha Franklin’s greatest hits LP and last season’s GAP blazer. The latest addition to the list — high heels.

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The evolution of democracy

A side from opposable thumbs, use of tools and being a bipedal species, being morally conscious of our actions is what separates most humans from most animals.

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