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Information key to keep fertilizer plants safe

Residents of the agriculturally rich Valley were reminded on April 17 that fertilizer is not just the unpleasant ingredient to a bountiful crop or garden it — can be explosive. The small town of West, Texas, about 20 miles north ...

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TEDx brings ‘ideas to inspire’

After months of preparation, those involved in bringing a TEDx event to Fresno State can breathe a sigh of relief and feel a bit of pride after successfully bringing the first of its kind to campus. The Satellite Student Union ...

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Menchaca talks plans, thoughts and experience

In an interview with The Collegian, new Associated Students, Inc. President Moses Menchaca described how he feels post-election, his affinity for politics and his goals for his time representing Fresno State students.

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Mastering a Graduate Thesis

This spring semester there are hundreds of undergraduates eagerly awaiting graduation, but Monday marked a graduation of sorts for a smaller group of students. These are the graduate scholars who turned in their master’s theses.

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The silent fall of the Fresno State Amphitheater

There was an amphitheater at Fresno State once.  It was a place where thousands of people gathered and listened to music, comedians or just found ways to have fun.

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Chukchansi dispute reviewed

The Chukchansi Indian tribe is divided, and a panel was held Thursday night at the Peters Business Building at Fresno State to discuss the emotional topic of disenrollment and the state of the tribe.

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Land-grant universities: History of opportunity

One of the foundations of higher learning in the United States was a piece of legislation passed in 1862. It was born of a man’s desire to provide rural access to education.

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In self-defense: UFC fighter Bas Rutten teaches safety workshop

Don’t be a hero.  That was the first lesson of the self-defense workshop Wednesday at the Student Recreation Center, conducted by mixed martial artist and former Ultimate Fighting Championship title winner Bas Rutten.

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Gun-owner database needed for enforcement

The gun-control debate lacks focus.  That’s a problem because it’s a multi-layered issue that no one piece of legislation, no matter how big, can solve.  It involves mental illness, an entertainment culture that supports violence, a debate about which guns ...

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Lacrosse: Junior attacker, Bulldogs focus on improving from last season

  It’s been a slow build for the Fresno State lacrosse team and its leading scorer — but a new season in 2013 promises another step forward.

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One lecture to rule them all

Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien know about elves and, depending on how fanatic they are, may even be able to speak some of the language, but there was more to what influenced the creation of Middle-earth than the desire to create ...

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Maddy Institute hits the radio

The Maddy Institute at Fresno State recently partnered with KMJ 580 to provide listeners with discussion of a wide range of issues affecting the Valley. The show, “The Maddy Report – Valley Views Edition,” provides the style of radio coverage ...

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Thrower McKee is a rare breed

There are a number of words someone could use to describe the skills of Fresno State’s sophomore track and field athlete Meagan McKee, but her throwing coach Lisa Misipeka needs only one.

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Sprinter perseveres through injuries

The pain wouldn’t leave Fresno State sprinter Shanelle Stephens alone. As a senior, this season is the first in years Stephens can say the pain in her legs is not a problem after three surgeries put rods in both legs and a screw in her right leg that was later removed.

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