Author Archives: Hayley Salazar

Fresno State broadcast students anchor 7-hour global news show

Matt Broughton realized his interruptible feedback (IFB) earpiece had stopped working mid-newscast. He uses the device to communicate with the control room. The senior broadcast student was co-anchoring with fellow student-journalist Mitzi Cardenas during the annual Global News Relay (GNR) ...

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‘A perfect storm’ to face water issues

Thomas Esqueda remembers seeing the 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life” as a child. During a recent interview with The Collegian, he said one scene in particular made an impact in his life. In that scene, the main character, played ...

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She’s leading students that were once like her

Kelci Goss said she remembers her first year at Fresno State. As a first-generation college student, finding a sense of community on campus was important to her. She joined a first-year experience program and grew active in student organizations. Eventually, ...

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Would you spend your birthday feeding the homeless? This student did.

The yellow afternoon light peeked through the thin openings of Jasmine Castillo’s kitchen window blinds. The rising steam from a giant pan glimmered in its path as she tapped a spoon against the metal, ready to scramble a batch of ...

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It’s OK to go to therapy. And it’s OK to talk about mental health

Last November I started seeing a therapist. I don’t have a story – the kind where there’s a defining moment when I knew I needed to go and then went. For me, it was culmination of too many moments. I ...

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She fed the homeless on her 21st birthday. Three years later, she keeps doing it

As she prepared for her 21st birthday, throwing a party and going out for her first drink didn’t sound appealing to Jasmine Castillo, a senior public health administration major at Fresno State. “In my mind, I was just like, ‘Why ...

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Let’s embrace digital journalism, not fear it

This morning The Collegian launched its first all-digital issue, The Blueprint, to its readership. Our newspaper established its digital footprint with the start of its website. Previous editors of The Collegian understood the value in creating an online presence to ...

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A brief history of student unions at Fresno State

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‘Ready Player One’: pop culture references and a lesson in living life offline

I had very low expectations for “Ready Player One,” mostly due to its trailer doing such a disservice to the plot. On the outside, it looked like a weak dystopian film that plays on the set of a virtual reality ...

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Why Fresno State waited to report the missing hard drive

Fresno State officials are assessing their security policies after the campus community was notified last week that a hard drive containing personal information of nearly 15,000 individuals was stolen in December. “We are looking at all policies and how we ...

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Kids Day is more than a fundraiser for these Fresno State students

Cheering people in bright orange aprons occupied corners of Shaw Avenue Tuesday as commuters stopped to purchase the annual Kids Day special issue of The Fresno Bee. Thirty years since its premiere, Kids Day, organized by Valley Children’s Hospital, The ...

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Stolen hard drive exposes information of more than 14,000

Fresno State released a campuswide email on Tuesday notifying students of “potential data exposure” after a university hard drive was stolen last December. Information of at least 300 current students and faculty was breached, including information of more than 14,000 ...

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A year after his death, students perform music for professor who inspired them

The President’s Quintet, a scholarship ensemble that performs on behalf of Fresno State, was featured Sunday at the concert remembering music professor Dr. Brad Hufft. Hufft died nearly a year ago. The quintet played “The Traveler’s Tale,” which was first ...

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Protesting will not affect your admission, CSU chancellor says

California State University Chancellor, Timothy P. White said Thursday that current applicants to the CSU system who engage in “peaceful participation” of protests will have no impact on their admission to a CSU campus. “As a university, we encourage the ...

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What professional female engineers want young girls to know

Early in her career, when Tinnah Medina was on a construction site, she would look around to count how many women were in the same room as her. She was usually the only one. “But you know that’s what you ...

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‘I knew it was her.’ Student finds vintage image of grandmother

“Looking around I remember that building,” Martha Quintana-Sanchez said as she pointed to the University Student Union. “I remember going when it was first built. This place (the water fountain), I remember sitting here.” Three weeks ago, Quintana-Sanchez’s granddaughter, Elizabeth ...

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Fresno State student crowned Miss California tackles bullying

If there’s one thing Tara Broderick, a business marketing and accounting student, has taken away from competing in pageants, it’s her newfound voice. And as the newly-crowned Miss California, International Junior Miss 2018, she is using that voice to tackle ...

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Among 867 manuscripts, hers stood out

“Known by Salt,” a poetry submission by author Tina Mozelle Braziel, got much praise from the 2017 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry book contest reviewers.   Last December, Braziel was named the 2018 contest winner, receiving a $2,000 prize and ...

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