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Nabbing a first job

The sound of the real world beckons, calling from the horizon. With graduation two weeks away, now is the time many college seniors begin pondering about just where they want to go in life and what steps they need to ...

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Comedy class is a laughing matter

Ron Loder laughs at his classmate’s performance during a special Saturday meeting of Professor Mary Parker’s communication and humor class.
Fresno State is known for many things, but a sense of humor is probably not one of them.

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The Dimes drop by for a nooner

Students unfamiliar with the Oregon music scene can experience it firsthand Monday when self-described indie pop band The Dimes makes a stop during its fifth tour to play at the University Student Union. “When we go on tour, we like ...

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Students volunteer on Kids Day


A cool winter breeze blows down Shaw Avenue as people in blue vests line every corner, waiting for rush hour traffic.

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Should video games be held accountable?

As violence among teens increases, who should take responsibility: parents or products? A 19-YEAR-OLD MAN accused of murdering a teenager with a shotgun claimed that a history of violent video games affected him into action. “He would just go into ...

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Night at the movies proves costly affair

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! I drove my brother and good friend David to the movie theater, where I was being forced against my will to see “Ghost Rider.� I didn’t have anything against Nicholas Cage or the idea of him racing ...

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Addicts hooked on ‘Net

MySpace ups time students spend online It’s 7 p.m. on a Friday night and time to party. You log into MySpace to see what everyone is up to. Chad slept with Larissa? Missy kicked you off her friends list? The ...

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Students can learn “Freakonomics” Tuesday

Most people may not associate economics as exciting or life-changing, but for journalist Stephen J. Dubner and rogue economist Steven D. Levitt, economics is a means to explore how various factors impact people’s lives. “The reason I became a writer ...

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