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Finding a spot

According to the Academic Scheduling Office, from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (MWF) this semester, there are 4,115 students attending classes.

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University considering adding parking structures to campus landscape

Fresno State has outlined renovations to campus parking in the university’s 10- and 20-year master plans. Before 2017, the campus will see three proposed parking structures built over existing lots K, A and E.

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A night through Belana’s glass windows

Around 2 a.m. on a Friday night not long ago, Belana in Fig Garden Village wrapped up a night of dancing, schmoozing and drinks for the college-age crowd. Passers-by easily viewed activities through the glass windows, making Belana the ideal place to be noticed.

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The things that matter

IT HAS COME TO MY ATTENTION THAT A LITTLE GEM of an opinion has shown up on the radar of Fresno Famous.

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What’s in a name?

I GUESS I SHOULD THANK MY PARENTS BECAUSE being named “Jessica” has forced me to develop a personality.

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omg txts r takin over!

TEXTING HAS BECOME SUCH A CULTURAL PHEnomenon that there had to be a law put in place against doing it while driving. It also is shaping the way we communicate and can unfortunately leave evidence.

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WHY BE SCARED?

IF YOU HAVEN’T BEEN TO ANY STORE IN THE PAST couple of months, you may have not noticed that Halloween is vastly approaching.

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(Neighbors)

I took growing up in the country for granted. There, I had the noise of semi-trucks, family members and various farm animals to deal with.

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Disneyland memories

I’M IN THE PROCESS OF PLANNING MY FIFTH TRIP TO Disneyland this year, which would make it my thirtieth time, total. I went in January, May, July and August and I’m trying to make a trip in time for the Halloween decorations, but if not, then definitely for the It’s A Small World re-opening.

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Imagining me — through TV

IN A MONTH I’VE GROWN POT, BEEN A HOUSEWIFE ON a cul-de-sac, become a serial killer, worked at a funeral parlor, and most recently, discovered I had superpowers — if only in my imagination.

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Movie Review: “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”

Nick (Michael Cera) is in a band with his two gay friends and is still devastated about the break-up with his girlfriend. He keeps sending her mix cd’s to profess his undying love. Norah (Kat Dennings) is madly in love with Nick as both a bass player and cd maker but doesn’t put the two together until she meets him in person.

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CUSTOMER DISSERVICE

You are kind of asking for it when you get a job in retail. The customer service aspect of it will open your eyes to just how strange people can be.

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Movie Review: “Eagle Eye”

“Eagle Eye” is the type of movie that you can’t give a full synopsis of, lest all the excitement be sucked out of the film. Essentially Jerry Shaw (Shia LaBeouf) and Rachel Holloman (Michelle Monaghan) are two strangers that start receiving phone calls directing them in a mission.

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‘Price’ a game show for the masses

THERE ARE MANY GAME SHOWS THAT INVADE our television channels at any given time of the day. Some, like “Deal or No Deal,” rely on chance and gut instincts.

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Comedian Dane Cook a joke thief, ‘hack’

STAND-UP COMEDY IS A TREASURED PASTIME IN America. We even have a reality show on NBC dedicated to it called “Last Comic Standing.”

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What doesn’t kill you …

THE OTHER DAY, I FOUND MYSELF SEARCHING for placenta in my shampoo, to make sure it was not listed as an ingredient.

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The sound and the fury

OF ALL THE ISSUES THE NEW BEN STILLER movie “Tropic Thunder” showcases, it was inevitable a controversy would arise.

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