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Letter: On speech and Fresno State’s ‘pervasive’ boosters

By: Dan Waterhouse I read your editorial about what not to do when the next Twitter incident happens and chuckled. Like professor Randa Jarrar, I’ve been attacked, yea, even threatened by Fresno State “supporters.” In my case, the attacks occur ...

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Letter: Would you want to study at a university where freedom of speech is an ‘afterthought?’

By: Emily McKay Johnson Whether she’s a professor, a writer or just a woman existing, Randa Jarrar has every right to say whatever she wants. The problem is the context of her tweet was forgotten and instead, an outraged populous ...

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Letter: One tweet does not define the views of Fresno State

By: Blake Zante All week long, I have received hateful calls and social media messages about the recent incident at Fresno State. But that is not what this letter is about. All of this negativity reminded me of why I ...

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Letter: After school programs are key to getting kids off their phones

By: Stephany Corona As a college student, I know well that many of today’s youth are focused too much on social media, their electronic devices and improving their popularity status regardless of the cost. Instead of focusing on improving their ...

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Letter: Collegian article on social work student protest was ‘inaccurate’

By: Martha Vungkhanching I would like to respond to the article “Who’s To Blame” published in The Collegian on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, as written by Razmik Cañas and William Ramirez. The concerns and opinions of students in our Department of ...

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Letter: Stone Soup Fresno offers early childhood education to community

By: Mai Her Stone Soup Fresno is a non-profit organization with a rich history of  20-plus years dedicated to helping the South-east Asian Community. Some of the programs that are offered at Stone Soup Fresno are an Early Childhood Education ...

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Is college worth it when the cost is so high?

By: Cameron Leyva College tuition is a struggle at its finest. With the costs of college being raised year by year at rates at which students can’t afford its clear to see a problem that needs a fix. In March, ...

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‘Pink Cow’ offers community assistance for El Dorado Park neighborhood

By: Luisa Avila As a Fresno State student and part of the university’s Scholars in Service Program (SIS) and working with Wesley United Methodist Church, I have had the opportunity to serve and observe firsthand the impact that programs such ...

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The significance of Nelson Mandela in today’s world

By: Sudarshan Kapoor All over the globe, one can find memorials in honor of Nelson Mandela, an iconic leader who is regarded as an international hero. There are statues, buildings, schools, universities and even flowers that bear his name. The ...

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Hunter Sansom for College of Arts and Humanities

My name is Hunter E. Sansom, and I’m running for senator of the College of Arts and Humanities alongside several other candidates on a slate called All4Students. I’m currently a second-year communication major and a member of the Barking Bulldogs ...

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Letter to the editor: Use New USU funds for classroom upgrades

By Joshua Condra, plant science crop production management major As I sit in classrooms with uncomfortable chairs, old technology and interiors that could use some updates (i.e. a new coat of paint), why are we spending $60 million on a ...

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Tej Pratap Singh for ASI Senator of the Craig School of Business

I’m proud to say that I’m a Punjabi-Sikh American. I was born in Chandigarh, India; I was raised in the U.S. Growing up, I had the best of both worlds – accustoming to Indian culture in an immigrant household and ...

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Lemuel Vince S. Rivera for ASI Senator of the College of Science and Mathematics

Hello Bulldogs. My name is Lemuel Rivera and I am running to be your next Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) senator for the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM). During the 2016-2017 academic year, I was elected to be your ASI ...

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Michael K. Merzoian for ASI Senator of the Lyles College of Engineering

Hello Fresno State students, my name is Michael Merzoian. I am a junior in the Lyles College of engineering, majoring in computer engineering with a minor in electrical engineering. I am a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, ...

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Nicholas Matoian for Vice President of External Affairs

My name is Nicholas Matoian, and I am running to become your vice president of external affairs. I am pursuing my undergraduate degree in political science with a minor in economics through the Smittcamp Family Honors College. I am currently ...

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Ruby Muniz for ASI Senator At-Large

Hey Bulldogs! My name is Ruby Muniz, and I am running to become your ASI Senator at Large. I am pursuing my undergraduate degree in political science and communications. I serve on the ASI Legislative Committee, and it has been ...

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Elias J. Karam for ASI Senator At-Large

Hello fellow Bulldogs! My name is Elias Karam, I am a junior electrical engineering major, and I am running for a senator at-large position this year. I’m the current senator for the Lyles College of Engineering, so I have been ...

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Claire Copher for Senator At-Large

My name is Claire Copher, and I am running for the position of senator, at-large. I am a second year student in the Smittcamp Family Honors College studying psychology and communications. I am a pre-law student that is passionate about ...

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