Author Archives: Editorial Board

EDITORIAL: School takes pause after threat of violence

Editor’s note: The Collegian does not name the suspect(s) in mass shootings or the threat of one. We can take a breath. The events of Monday – which brought normal operations at Fresno State to a grinding halt – have ...

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Gun violence isn’t going to solve itself

It’s senseless. It’s senseless and it needs to stop. We can no longer sit idly by and watch as our society shoots itself to death while still maintaining that the Founding Fathers intended the broken system we have today. By ...

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Racial achievement gap should be a top priority

On Wednesday, The Collegian published a story about the substantial disparity in graduation rates between whites and people of other ethnicities. The statistics should be shocking and a call to action to anyone who knows them: only 27.1 percent of ...

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We’re trying to learn here!

What is the first thing most students wake up to every morning? A screeching alarm, usually. Maybe the dog next door, trying to prove a point to the groaning garbage truck right outside your window, which conveniently shows up to ...

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ASI senators should have passed the new code

As The Collegian reported on Friday, Fresno State students passed a referendum creating the position of Vice President of External Affairs by a vote of 268-202.

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Ethics and the new media

The news of Joe Paterno’s death on Sunday morning shook not only the college football world, but the entire sports landscape as well. However, it was news, or, rather, misinformed news, released hours prior to Sunday’s announcement that reminded student-journalists just how powerful the press can be.

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Ditch Save Mart Center, go back to Selland Arena

Consider two scenarios. One is of a basketball arena with a sellout crowd night after night. The consistently competitive team it features is boosted every night by the 10,000-plus screaming fans all clad in red. Opposing teams are scared to play here: from 1968-2003 the home team won 406 games, nearly four wins out of every five.

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Fresno State’s problems go beyond the state

One week ago today, Fresno State President John Welty explained to the university community that, unless Californians vote to raise taxes on themselves come November, Fresno State would have to cut $11 million from its budget. From this would come tuition increases, layoffs, class reductions, enrollment limits and more.

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UPD needs to keep us safe

In Fresno, more specifically the surrounding Fresno State community, safety after hours is at a premium.

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Happy April Fool’s Day

With the exception of a small handful of die-hard Kiss concertgoers, you may have noticed Friday’s entire edition of The Collegian was published in lieu of America’s favorite fake holiday, April Fool’s Day.

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Time for Ramirez to resign

Pedro Ramirez, Fresno State’s infamous Associated Students, Inc. president, should resign from his post, and let President-elect Selena Farnesi, the current executive vice president, get a head start on the job.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Did you knowingly give Mr. Daniel J. Harrison free advertisement space because, indeed, that is exactly what you allowed him to do with his “Letter to the Editor”? Mr. Harrison simply tried to make Associated Students, Inc. look bad and seem as if he was fighting for the student body (nice move as an ASI presidential candidate, not really)

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Let Libyans decide Libya’s fate

“I cannot leave my country,” Col. Muammar al-Gaddafi, the leader of Libya, said in a recent speech, “I will die a martyr.”

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Should the U.S. assist Egypt?

Among the intelligentsia, two positions have been staked out: One side proclaims support for the protesters no matter what — liberté, egalité, fraternité is their cry; the other side wonders why the United States is treating its ally in such a poor manner — send in the tanks, they say.

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Roethlisberger deserves same treatment as Bryant

A trend is starting to brew in major American sports, and it’s forcing loyal fans to question how they view athletes that get hit with sexual assault allegations.

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Attendance points mask poor teaching

Most students want an education worth their time and tuition more than they want participation points.

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Letters to the editor

The problem with people in America today is that they view one side of the issue, not all sides. In her story covering the DREAM Act Rally, online writer Danielle Gillbert called the Tea Party “anti-government.”

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Ramirez fairly treated by Collegian

On Tuesday afternoon, The Collegian caused quite a stir when we published a breaking news story on our website in which Associated Students, Inc. President Pedro Ramirez admitted that he was an undocumented immigrant.

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