Author Archives: Jesse Franz

Pullitzer prize-winning war correspondent speaks at Fresno State

Peter Arnett, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who has covered wars from Vietnam to Afghanistan and Iraq, will speak at Fresno State today at 10 a.m. in the Satellite Student Union. Headlining the annual Roger Tatarian Symposium, Arnett will speak about ...

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Memorial service scheduled for late Fresno City President

Fresno City College President Tony Cantu unexpectedly died over the Easter weekend. He was 64. Cantu took Fresno City College’s top administrative position in 2012 after spending 23 years with the State Center Community College District (SCCCD). He was the ...

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ASI presidential hopeful Abigail Hudson lays out campaign issues

With Associated Students, Inc. elections less than two weeks away, candidates are ramping up their campaigns for positions in Fresno State’s student government — including two vying for the top spot of ASI president. Abigail Hudson will face off against ...

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Don’t be ignorant: why there’s no debate on vaccination

Debates around medical issues should always be sensitive to the individual beliefs and preferences of the parties involved and approached with the knowledge that it’s ok to have differing opinions. That being said, you’re being an idiot if you don’t ...

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CSU passes $4 representation fee for all students

The California State University board of trustees passed a yearly $4 fee increase Wednesday for students at all of its 23 campuses aimed at funding a student lobbying agency. The recipients of the new funding, the California State Student Association ...

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CSU trustees to vote on $4 representation fee increase amid ASI protest

The California State University board of trustees will decide today whether to approve an annual $4 fee at CSUs systemwide that would help fund a little-known organization whose purpose is to advocate on behalf of students at the state level. ...

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New food app aims to reduce long lines

Tapingo, an app that allows users to order from campus food vendors on their smartphones, launched at Fresno State this semester aimed at alleviating lunch traffic. Using the app, available for iPhone and Android, students can order from The Bucket, ...

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Witnessing Institutional Racism

“None of the ambiguities that existed in the Ferguson case exist in the Staten Island case, and yet the outcome is exactly the same. No crime, no trial. All harm, no foul.” – Jon Stewart With a clenching jaw, I ...

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It’s about the players, not the profits

Fresno State announced Jim Bartko as its new athletic director Monday creating an opportunity for some to discuss the future of what they see as the defining characteristic of the university – athletics. However, in these discussions, the reason we ...

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The elephants’ stampede: Republicans take control of Senate

  Republicans now control both houses of Congress as they gained at least 7 seats and control of the Senate and tightened their grasp on the House. While most experts predicted a Republican power swing, few models had such drastic ...

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Two Fresno races still too close to call

California’s 16th Congressional District In what could cap off a disastrous election night for Democrats, incumbent Jim Costa (D) is down to challenger Johnny Tacherra (R) in what could be a blind-side victory for Republicans in the Central Valley. Costa, ...

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Leaders and victim advocates come together to talk about domestic violence

“I didn’t say anything until I knew that I had to leave, and I tried to get out, and he tried to murder me,” Rachel Baskin said through tears Monday during a panel discussion about domestic violence. In July 2009, ...

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Faculty union to rally for collective bargaining agreement

The union representing more than 23,000 California State University faculty will hold a rally at Fresno State today to advocate for a new collective-bargaining agreement that would include higher salaries for professors.

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Students voice concerns about dining hall

A recent change in the Residential Dining Hall’s offerings at Fresno State stirred up discontent amongst some of its student patrons – many of whom say it’s emblematic of larger issues. Fresno State’s on-campus dorms, University Courtyard, currently house 1,100 ...

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Community colleges to grant four-year degrees

Select California community colleges will begin offering four-year degrees after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Sunday that seeks to aid the state’s effort to produce one million more college graduates in the next decade.

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Student loans: default rates down, but costs increasing

The rate at which people default on their student loans is decreasing nationally, according to the newest numbers from the U.S. Department of Education, even though the average debt owed by each student continues to reach historic highs. The most ...

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As Scotland votes on independence, Fresno recalls cultural heritage

Scotland will remain in the United Kingdom after 55.3 percent of the population voted “no” to Thursday’s secession referendum choosing not to sever their 307-year union with England. Two days later, Fresno played host to the 37th annual Scottish Highland ...

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9/11 shaped, doesn’t define millennials

The Millennial Generation’s political consciousness became a teenager Thursday, as the hallowed anniversary of one of America’s most tragic days came and passed. Sept. 11 undeniably changed who we are not only as a nation, but as a generation. Now, ...

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