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Why these cruelty-free beauty products are my go-to

Some may think cruelty-free beauty products are expensive, don’t work well or smell funny. But, I am here to say, they are not any of those things. You’ll rarely find me in Ulta or Sephora looking for makeup because a ...

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Did this Fresno State ad go too far? It was taken down.

An advertisement in front of the Fresno State Henry Madden Library drew criticism last week from one professor who said it went too far. The ad was later taken down. It began when Fresno State English professor Randa Jarrar tweeted ...

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What you should know about spending money – including these holidays

Some students will spend the money they earn, others will save it – some have managed to do both. Associate professor and chair of the department of economics at Fresno State, Dr. David Vera, has tips for those who have ...

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She doesn’t own a car, but she likely paid your expired meter

You may have been spared lately of a parking ticket – all because of another student’s random act of kindness. A Fresno State English major, who asked not to be named by The Collegian for this story, said she wanted ...

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50 students will witness Mountain West Conference football championship game

The university’s student government is busing 50 students to the Mountain West Conference football championship in Boise, Idaho. Tuesday morning, dozens of students lined up outside the Associated Students, Inc. office, in hopes of getting their hands in the limited ...

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Your chance to see this weekend’s football championship

Fresno State is bussing 50 students to Saturday’s championship football game. The tickets are roundtrip to the Mountain West Championship between Fresno State and Boise State and are being provided by the university’s student government. On Monday evening, Associated Students ...

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Philosophy professor named, ‘Professor of the Game’

Philosophy professor, Dr. Tina Botts, was honored as the Professor of the Game at Saturday’s Fresno State football game against Boise State. She said she was honored for her commitment to student academic success. “The students at Fresno State are ...

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Barking Bulldogs debaters finish season in third place

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story has been corrected. The Fresno State Barking Bulldogs debate team has ended its first half of the 2017-18 season. The Barking Bulldogs ended the Robert Barbera Debate Tournament at California State University, ...

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She said she was raped. A process nobody asks for followed

Editor’s Note: The following story consisted of two months of reporting by Collegian staff. Names of rape victims are typically not revealed in news stories. However, the subject of this story granted permission to the publication to name her. Our ...

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This Fresno State debate team is becoming nationally-known

The Fresno State Barking Bulldogs debate team has been on a roll. The team competed in the Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament at the University of Nevada Las Vegas from Oct. 20-23 and talked its way through elimination rounds, defeating ...

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Chevron donates to Fresno State STEM students

Chevron is giving $450,000 to support Fresno State’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students at Fresno State. Due to the high demands of technological changes in the manufacturing industry, a university news release announcing the gift said, advanced technology ...

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Fresno State raises funds from more than half the country

It’s now one day after Fresno State launched its first-ever “Day of Giving,” a nationwide 24-hour online fundraiser. Just before the 24-hour fundraiser came to an end, $428,660 was raised. But by Friday evening, totals were announced. Donors gifted a ...

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Students speak of hair-raising experiences at Fresno State

From rumors of an unsolved murder of a student found across campus at Shakey’s Pizza, now known as Dog House Grill, to a professor guilty of killing a man with a chainsaw, there is no doubt Fresno State has links ...

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Book sale raises funds for Puerto Rico hurricane relief

Students and staff of the College of Social Sciences held a book sale last Friday to raise money for victims of Hurricane Maria, which left millions in Puerto Rico without food, water, electricity and shelter. Dr. Maritere López, associate professor ...

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Professor talks Kennedy assassination files

Any time government documents are declassified, it’s a fun day, said Fresno State history professor and scholar Dr. Lori Clune. Fifty-four years after John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, more than 2,800 files relating to the assassination ...

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Dr. Michelle DenBeste named dean of College of Social Sciences

Dr. Michelle DenBeste was named the dean of the College of Social Sciences on Thursday after serving two years on an interim basis. During the two years as interim dean, the College of Social Sciences launched a new geography and ...

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#MeToo: Hollywood controversy highlights sexual assault

Sexual assault and harassment did not start, and likely will not end, in Hollywood. After allegations of decades of sexual assault by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein came to light by a New York Times article on Oct. 5, the hashtag ...

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Since when is parking a game of bumper cars?

Dents, scratches and angry students – those are products of Fresno State’s parking lots. Lately, students have taken to Facebook to air their grievances over their experiences in the parking lots. The Fresno State Book Trade and Advice Facebook page ...

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