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Colleges struggle to make ends meet

Due to the state’s continuing financial crisis, Fresno State is considering further measures to balance its budget, such as program and department cuts.

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Loss of options

Soon, students will have to look elsewhere to get their Taco Bell fix.

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Subway speak

Jared Fogle used to eat the Subway Turkey Breast sandwich while trying to lose weight. But now, he prefers the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki, which is one of the most fattening sandwiches, clocking in at 370 calories.

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Pen a plan for Earth Day — profit in more ways than one

Helping the environment may be more rewarding than students think — like a $1,000 scholarship.

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A taxing proposition

WHO WANTS TO PAY MORE SALES TAXES? That’s what Los Angeles lawmaker Charles Calderon is trying to do, according to a KFSN ABC 30 news broadcast on April 3.

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Blood Center on campus this week and during Vintage Days

Someone wants your blood. No, it’s not a vampire. The Central California Blood Center on-campus blood drive was launched on April 8. It’s sponsored by the Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning, began at the University Courtyard Dining Hall.

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ASI lobbies D.C.

Because of looming budget cuts, members from Associated Students, Inc. went to Washington, D.C. during spring break to begin talks with Congress in hopes of lowering student fees and preventing financing programs from being cut.

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Immigration ideas

Nationally syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette launched the 2008 Veritas Forum on March 26 at the Satellite Student Union. The presentation was the first in a three-day event called “Immigration: It’s Not Just About a Wall.”

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Low Ridin into spring break

“All…my…friends…know the low rider.” These lyrics, from the song “Low Rider” by the musical group War, about the effect of low riders, reflect their place in pop culture.

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Some groups not taking a break

Classes may be on hiatus during spring break next week, but some students and staff are not taking a break. Fresno State students will participate in numerous events during spring break, including two trips and a colloquium.

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The joys of free ice cream

As a poor college student, I hunt for bargains and freebies whenever I can. On March 11, I made another discovery. Each second Tuesday of each month, the Farm Market offers free samples of ice cream, featuring different flavors each ...

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The shot of a lifetime

Two women walk onto a basketball court. One old and the other young. The older woman grabs a basketball and begins dribbling around the court. The girl, just 3 years old, observes her. The woman tosses the child the basketball and smiles as she watches the girl mimic her. This is how freshman women’s basketball player Jaleesa Ross began to learn how to play basketball.

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Nervous for the job interview

I don’t think I’m the only student to go into a job interview nervous, unconfident and wanting some help. Luckily for some students, they don’t have to worry about that with the Mock Interview Days event. One of the things ...

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Mock job interviews

Students can receive instant feedback from employers about their job interview skills during Mock Interview Days on March 7 and 11.

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Higher turnout expected in ASI election

Last year 494 students voted in the Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) elections. This year ASI expects 2,000.

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Focused on care

Senior Clinical Supervisor Karly Marriott (left) and Behavior Therapist Azure Pellegrino (right) watch 3-year-old Bren Howard as he plays outside.
For the first time at Fresno State, students can delve more deeply into the intricacies of autism by interacting one-on-one with autistic children.

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Fresno State hosts Red Wave Classic Livestock Show

The 15th annual Red Wave Classic Junior Livestock Show was held at the Livestock Pavilion at the Fresno Fairgrounds from Feb. 8-10.

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It’s easy to donate

Read this blog’s related story. If more students knew that a $1 donation would feed someone $8 worth of food, would more donate?

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