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Loss of speech

FOUR SCORE AND twenty years ago our leaders were better writers and speakers. Maybe even more recently than that, but I don’t think I was born yet.

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Shooting receives international attention

Officers speak with people in University Village Tuesday morning, as the search continued for the shooting suspect. Live coverage of the event appeared on CNN.
The recent school shooting at Virginia Tech has elevated awareness both nationally and internationally.

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Fresno police, officials respond to shooting

At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Fresno State President John Welty, left, and Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer, discuss how no information pointed to the suspect, Fresno State student Jonquel Brooks, ever being on campus during the search for him.
Fresno State President John Welty described the shooting incident that took the life of a former Fresno State student and wounded two other people, including a current student, as a “senseless tragedy.�

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Counseling staff aids evacuees

Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Paul Oliaro said the counseling staff of the Student Health Center was on alert to help any students in need of someone to listen to them in the wake of Monday night’s shooting that left ...

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Helpful advice from an “academic addict”

I AM AN ADDICT. I discovered that this weekend when I found myself in desperate need of a fix. I was camping with family and friends and wasn’t sure if it was going to be possible. But like any good ...

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UPDATE: Fatal shooting victim identified

UPDATED: 11:45 a.m.
Brant Daniels, 19, a former Fresno State student who loved basketball was killed at the University Village apartment complex when a confrontation over a video game ended in gunfire.

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BREAKING NEWS: Student suspected in shooting

Fresno SWAT gather at the intersection of Cedar Ave. and Barstow Ave. in response to a fatal shooting involving California State University, Fresno students. 6:52 a.m.
According to local news station ABC 30 a Fresno State student is the suspect in a shooting that killed one person and wounded two others.

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Times, they are a’changin’ – 40 years late

IT’S 2000 FREAKING 7 — almost 90 years since women got the right to vote and more than 40 years since the civil rights movement.

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Correction regarding Monday’s AS editorial

The April 16 issue of The Collegian included the editorial “AS fails to promote elections,� which incorrectly stated: “AS pulled the remaining four ads that had not yet run.� Due to an internal miscommunication in The Collegian office, the editorial ...

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Addressing heightism

Thank you CNN, for pointing out prejudice I didn’t know was affecting me. Honestly, I did not know about “heightism� — discrimination based on height for unusually tall or short (primarily short) people. At 4 foot 9 inches, I definitely ...

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CFA, CSU continue strike negotiations

In a conference call Monday with multiple news organizations, California Faculty Association President John Travis said he was “cautiously optimistic� about a resolution between the CFA and CSU System that would not involve faculty strikes. The CFA announced Sunday that ...

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Lots B & K will open to students

As of Thursday, March 22, parking lots B and K became partially open to students. The lots, which were originally designated for staff and faculty use alone, will either be repainted or signs will be placed to accommodate some student ...

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Do campus reports of alcohol consumption understate abuse?

National study belies campus stats I DON’T THINK of Fresno State students as paragons of virtue. I rarely think of any college-aged individual as a paragon, especially when it comes to alcohol. Eddie Jimenez, a columnist for The Fresno Bee, ...

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CFA members cast their votes

Administrators agree that if a California Faculty Association strike takes place, both the campus and the faculty will do what they can to reduce its effect on students.

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Oscar Night

Is there a better chance to bag on celebrities than on Hollywood’s most bizarre and over touted night of the year? And where besides the Oscars can you find someone wearing half million-dollar shoes? While I do not profess to ...

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