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Educational traditions

Part of the changing face of Fresno State can be explained by students who are first in their families to go to college. At a time when second and third generation Mexican Americans are plagued by high rates of pathologies like teen pregnancy, gangs, drug abuse and high school drop-outs, students like Teresita Rubio are running the counter-culture race of determinism.

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Paving over campus farmland

Faculty and industry leaders say that Fresno State is a microcosm of the forces that are turning prime farmland into suburban sprawl across the San Joaquin Valley. From Bakersfield to Stockton, the choice for city leaders is not an easy one: As land becomes more and more precious a commodity, should it be used to house or feed the people?

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