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ASI President Demi Wack Promises ‘Change’ During Installment Ceremony

Incoming Associated Students, Inc. President Demi Wack and her fellow executive officers were officially sworn into office on Friday. The new members of the ASI senate were also sworn in during the annual ceremony held at the Satellite Student Union. ...

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Fresno State to Break Ground on ‘Executive Classrooms’ in University Business Center

Fresno State leaders announced they will be breaking ground on June 7 for two executive classrooms in the University Business Center largely funded by a private donation. The ceremony is due to begin at 9 a.m. on the lawn just north ...

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Anthropology professors, students launch local ethnic food website

A website devoted to telling about Fresno’s ethnic food scene was unveiled during last weekend’s Southwest Anthropological Association conference in downtown Fresno. According to Dr. Dvera Saxton, a Fresno State anthropology professor, students “collaborated with a group of food entrepreneurs ...

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As we embark on the ‘New USU’ journey, here’s what the ‘USU’ has offered us

In a few years, a new age will begin at Fresno State when the New University Student Union is built. However, let’s remember the “campus living room” that’s served Bulldogs well for 50 years. The College Union, or the CU ...

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Today’s McLane Annex buildings aren’t the first ‘short term’ buildings to appear on campus

While strolling along San Ramon Mall, I’ve noticed the growing number of temporary buildings there again. They harken memories of hideous structures that were there back in my undergrad and graduate days. When I transferred to Fresno State from Fresno ...

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How the ‘Golden State Killer’ rocked the student journalism community in the Valley

At first, I didn’t believe what I was reading on my Twitter feed early Wednesday morning. News was breaking that the Golden State Killer, who had terrorized the state in the 1970s and 1980s, had finally been caught. Then, after ...

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Death, fights and band nights. The Bucket’s ties to history

I like The Bucket. Although I’ve mixed emotions about the current slightly down-at-heels place, I loved the old one on the other side of the building, across from the main entrance to Henry Madden Library. The old Bucket was roughly ...

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A brief history of ‘free speech’ unrest at Fresno State

Happenings at Fresno State’s Free Speech Area have been testy lately. Street preachers have been back on campus, purveying their intolerance and trying to incite particular reactions from students they then can use to raise money with. The Thursday before ...

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Sex on campus has changed over the years

These days, I hear that the hot spots besides the dorms for having sex on campus are the far corners of the basement in the north wing of Henry Madden Library and certain one-stall restrooms around campus. Things haven’t changed ...

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Should university research policies apply to Facebook surveys by students?

Who knew that moderating polls or surveys on a Fresno State-oriented Facebook group could get so controversial? I found out the week before spring break how contentious it can get. Recently, the Collegian ran a story about the final ASI ...

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North Gym 118 wasn’t always the meeting place it is today

Have you ever wondered if North Gym 118 has always been a conference room? It used to house an aquatics center. Before the aquatics center was built eight years ago, Room 118 was a swimming pool. It was built in ...

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Campus Column: Questions about campus safety are longstanding

The other day, I was browsing some of the Associated Students Inc. candidate statements and noticed campus safety is one of the big issues this election. No surprise, given the recent shooting across Shaw Avenue from the Student Rec Center ...

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