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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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UPD owes students answers

Last week, The Collegian’s Megan Morales wrote a three-part investigation of University Police Department and their potential lawsuit from Fresno County. After weeks of waffling and presenting incomplete information, it is clear that Fresno State Police Chief David Huerta must make transparency a bigger priority at UPD.

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CSU: Don’t raise tuition

California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed, a much-maligned fellow in the eyes of many students, is proposing a 5 percent tuition increase for students in the upcoming semester, on top of which would be a 10 percent increase starting fall 2011.

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The Collegian’s Heisman Watch

The co-sports editors and editor-in-chief adjust their Heisman frontrunners for Week 10

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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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