Author Archives: Editorial Board

Be a smart voter all year

It’s common for many students to lose interest in political and legislative news after an election. Making an informed vote is admirable, but the on-again-off-again relationship many students have with the political system is a lazy approach to civic life. Students need to lead the way in being responsible citizens.

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Prop 25 won’t help budget

On Friday, Oct. 8, Gov. Schwarzenegger finally signed California’s state budget—100 days later than the state’s constitutionally prescribed June 15 deadline. This comes as no surprise to veteran surveyors of the state’s political scene, as the legislature has only met this deadline five times since 1980.

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N.J. students deserve punishment

In the last month, there have been a rash of suicides committed by those ridiculed for “coming out” with their homosexuality. On Sept. 9, 2010, Billy Lucas, of Greensburg, Ind., hung himself in his grandmother’s barn after being constantly called ...

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Athletes should set high standard

On Sept. 11, Fresno State baseball player Dusty Robinson was caught drinking and driving. His blood alcohol rate was double the legal limit, and he spent five days in jail after the incident. This occurred two days after his 21st birthday.

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Whitman, Brown should have an actual debate

Earlier this month, Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman put out an advertisement where Bill Clinton, in a debate with Jerry Brown during the 1992 campaign for president, accused Brown of having a poor fiscal record as governor of California. Brown, ...

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Greeks should help police with crackdown

As most Fresno-area residents are fully aware by now, a Highway 99 crash involving a Greyhound bus and a SUV resulted in the death of six people.

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Cheap textbooks now!

As college students, there is no shortage of things we can protest. Last year alone, students protested cuts in the state’s education budget, student fee increases, even the lack of a 24-hour library.

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