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Graduation fears increase as May 20 nears

The weeks prior to graduation day are exhilarating and active. Despite the overwhelming excitement, many graduating students feel emotionally and physically exhausted with the duties that need to be completed before May 20.

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Wellness Fair highlights multiple health options

The University Dining Hall was occupied with students, faculty and staff Wednesday afternoon for the annual Wellness Fair.

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Local animal rescue helps furry animals

A great deal of Chevys Fresh Mex customers celebrated April Fools' Day by donating 25 percent of their total food ticket to the largest no-kill cat and dog sanctuary in California.

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Weekend away from wet and rainy Fresno

California is home to some of the most gorgeous wineries. A handful of wineries are located south of Fresno, in Paso Robles. I had the privilege of adventuring to four wineries this weekend, leaving cold and wet Fresno in the rear-view mirror.

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PMS: Oh, it’s real.

Premenstrual syndrome, more commonly known as PMS, is as real as straight men wearing skinny jeans — you don’t want to admit that it’s a real thing that happens, but it is.

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Fresno State welcomes two honorary guests

President T. Alan Hurwitz of Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., and first lady Vicki T. Hurwitz made their way to Fresno for the fourth time yesterday afternoon. The Satellite Student Union on campus was filled with members of the Deaf Community, faculty, staff, students and supporters

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Party-goers find a new meaning to wear green this St. Patrick’s Day

March 17 of every year is dedicated to a religious holiday where people across the world wear shamrock accessories and green attire in fear of getting pinched by peers. But the elementary tradition is now old news, and the showcasing of green attire has a whole new meaning.

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The life of Marjaree Mason lives on

The Marjaree Mason Center has been an active domestic violence shelter since 1979 after the death of Fresno State student Marjaree Mason in November 1978. The MMC was founded and named in her honor after the approval of her parents.

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Don’t be a stupid Cupid, use protection

Valentine’s Day and sex go hand-in-hand. The annual commemoration isn’t a national holiday, but some people consider the day as a time to express love and affection for each other — by having sex.

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Smittcamp Alumni House opens its doors to more than alumni

The new University High School isn't the only eye-catching building on campus that captures the attention of guests, students, faculty and staff. Along Matoian Way sits a two-story white house that draws in visitors to the Fresno State campus for more than one reason.

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The right of way

Parking on campus is always a hot topic among students, faculty and staff. But there’s one thing that irks me more than hard-to-find parking discourteous pedestrians.

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Students keep warm with hot trends

Despite the constant change of Central Valley weather, one fact remains the same — it’s winter and fashion is just as important now as it is during the other seasons.

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New Year’s resolution keeps Student Recreation Center busy

New year, new semester, new resolutions. One New Year's resolution has students checking into the Student Recreation Center or a local gym more than usual.

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Red Friday launches the spring semester

Light rain and fog didn't stop administration, students, faculty and staff from attending Red Friday last week. The event was sponsored by yours truly — The Collegian.

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Holiday cheer grows on campus

The Fresno State Floral Laboratory is decking the halls and walls of homes this holiday season with more than just flowers.

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Don’t breed, adopt

I have been an animal lover since the first time I watched Walt Disney’s “The Lion King” and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” but my love for cats started the day I realized what the four-legged creature was.

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Biggest shopping day of the year nears

The last Thursday of November is dedicated to a holiday where friends and family come together to give thanks. Although a lot of students are looking forward to spending time with family and friends while feasting on their favorite meals on Thanksgiving Day, they are preparing themselves for the biggest shopping day of the year—Black Friday.

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Kennel Bookstore gets a new addition

It's five minutes before your biology test as you realize you're out of an 882-E Scantron and a No. 2 pencil. The long lunch lines at the Kennel Bookstore would have created a problem for you seven weeks ago, but now you have an alternative way to get the supplies you need in time for your test.

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