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Aquatic center set to open fall 2011

Originally scheduled for a summer 2010 opening, construction of the aquatic center has been delayed and will now be completed by the fall 2011 semester.

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Greeks collect coins for Japan relief effort

Fresno State fraternities and sororities held a coin collection earlier this month to aid in Japanese tsunami relief efforts.

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Marketing students attempt to set world records

While many Fresno State students are counting down the days to spring break, senior marketing students are counting down the days remaining until they attempt to break world records.

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Fresno State celebrates culture through dance

The Satellite Student Union was filled with students, community members and bright colors as dancers from around the globe preformed traditional folklorico dances.

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Re-evaluating Republican values

Since 1972, the General Social Survey has collected data on the opinions and beliefs of people with a wide variety of demographics and backgrounds.

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Alcohol Beverage Control cracks down on universities

To combat underage drinking around college campuses, the California Alcoholic Beverage Control was awarded $356,400 by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention program.

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Experts warn against relief scams

In the aftermath of the 8.9 earthquake that struck Japan, the Better Business Bureau issued a nationwide donor alert for giving to pacific tsunami and Japanese earthquake victims. In a press release, the BBB stated there were concerns raised about many websites and new organizations that were created overnight allegedly to help victims of the 2004 tsunami. Northeast BBB president Gary Arnold said that like with most disasters, Americans are eager to step forward with donations to aid the victims and their families.

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Campus clubs raise funds for Vintage Days

Vintage Days is more than six weeks away, but many of the campus clubs and organizations are in full preparation, for what is to some, the biggest fundraiser of the year.

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Gospel singer visits Fresno State

The Fresno State Concert Choir held their first performance of 2011 with guest conductor and gospel musician Robert Ray on Sunday, Feb. 27.

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GAMBLING FOR HIRE

With a Fresno County unemployment rate of 16.9 percent, coupled with rising tuition costs, some Fresno State students are exploring alternative methods to make ends meet.

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Getting smart about professors

In recent years, registering for classes has become its own science with many tips, tricks and tools to aid students in their class selection process. With just a simple web search, students can find sites that offer professor ratings, course ...

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Hungry students disagree about new library food rules

Because Fresno State is home to one of the top agriculture departments in the nation, it does get its fair share of unwanted guests such as cockroaches and rodents around campus.

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Students wary of scam job opportunities

As semesters come and go, some things always seem to stay the same — long lines in the bookstore, lack of parking, shortage of classes and, more recently, false job postings.

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‘Smart drugs’ carry dangerous side effects

It may be tempting for some students to resort to drugs to stay alert during the final weeks of class. But when it comes to cognitive drugs, overusing them can cause serious side effects for the users.

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Campus computer users socialize

Since its completion, the Henry Madden Library has strived to provide students with necessary technological resources to succeed. But some students think those resources are being taken advantage of for personal web surfing.

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Alcoholic beverage faces bans

To combat dangerous drinking among students, several universities across the nation have banned the Four Loko alcoholic energy beverage.

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Officials speak on law careers

Several prominent attorneys and government officials from the Central Valley spoke at the Fresno State Asian Faculty and Staff Association’s Career in Law and Government panel discussion in the Henry Madden Library on Wednesday.

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New fountains in USU

To encourage students to recycle, the University Student Union board of directors has installed two state of the art drinking fountains in the USU. The new fountains offer filtered water and a special bottle refilling station that tracks the amount of water bottles saved by using it.

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