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Author Archives: Megan Bronson

Letter: How Black Friday is another form of class warfare

Think twice before you ridicule the masses that were waiting in lines outside WalMart and Best Buy the day after, and more frequently, the day of Thanksgiving. While it seems commonplace to crack a joke at the deal-starved lines, ask ...

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My power is power, not intution

In regard to the Op Ed piece that ran last week about the need for Fresno State women to support their fellow women, I have a bone to pick. Primarily with the quote that women “…have a special power, called ...

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Just college senior things

Once again it is the time of the year when a swath of Fresno State students will walk across a stage and exit this campus as graduates. Sitting here as a senior myself, I find myself battling a mix of ...

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America’s unhealthy work ethic

Why do people care so much that Malia Obama is taking a gap year before she attends Harvard next year? The biggest reason – America has an unhealthy obsession with work. Malia has every right to take a gap year ...

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Ted Cruz’s father urges Fresno Christians to engage or watch religious liberty ‘go down the drain’

Pastor Rafael Cruz, the father of presidential hopeful Senator Ted Cruz, stood at Cornerstone Church Conference Center’s pulpit in Fresno on Friday night and urged members of the congregation to engage in the political process. “Authority flows from God to ...

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Target creates inclusive spaces

Target showed that it is on the side of progress once again. Last year Target desegregated the toy aisles, and this year it’s creating inclusive bathroom policies. Target’s recent blog post announced the changed the bathroom policy in its stores. ...

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In the market for a farmer’s market

Fresno State should institute an outdoor farmer’s market during the warmer months. We live in the agricultural basket of the nation. Why don’t we showcase this on our campus through the sale of fresh fruits and vegetables during the spring ...

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Invest in our education first

The most important spaces on any institution’s campus should be the spaces where students are learning. The focus of attending a university is to learn. So you would think that a university’s top priority would be making sure that students ...

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Just Central Valley things

There some thing that are unique to Central Valley people. We are in the middle of one of the most diverse states in America. Of course we have our own idiosyncrasies as we live between the bustling Bay Area and ...

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Debunking minimum wage raise myths

By 2023, California will have a $15 minimum wage. Thank God. It is time for minimum wage to become a livable wage. There are many criticisms floating around about this measure. Some of them have merit. Others are just ignorant. ...

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Time to trash timed essays

The way we look at writing tests has got to change. It is no secret that students hate timed essays. They put extreme pressure on us to perform our writing, and often do not give us the opportunity to write ...

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Knowing your candidates: Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan wants to be an advocate for students at Fresno State. Ryan is a junior running for Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) president next year. He is the current senator for the College of Social Sciences. “I have the willingness ...

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Knowing your candidates: Cameran Patterson

Cameran Patterson has a vision of change for Fresno State. Patterson is a sophomore running for Associated Students, Inc. president for next year. He said that he wants to, “create policies that assist in maximizing opportunities as far as life ...

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Don’t thump the bible thumpers

The radical Bible thumpers on campus have raised their stakes this week at the Free Speech Area. And it is annoying. They disrupt our academic learning environment and impede student traffic. This week individuals walked from the Free Speech Area ...

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‘Zootopia’ is keeper

“Zootopia” was an amazing movie. From its wonderful graphics to its social commentary, viewers are entrenched in a world so alike to theirs, they will forget that it is a rabbit and a fox teaching them about the ways in ...

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A guide to ‘love’ on the swipe

How to get those matches: Do not post a picture with a dead animal. I don’t care how proud of it you are – I just got sad looking at dead Bambi. Save photos like that for when we are ...

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Gym do’s and don’ts

Don’t just use your phone on the machines. You are taking up valuable space on expensive equipment and wasting my time. Some people actually work out at the gym. These aren’t just expensive benches. Go to your recliner and put ...

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Students rally behind Ted Cruz for president

A new group on campus, Millennials for Ted Cruz, has formed to create a student forum for the upcoming presidential elections. This is the only group of its kind at Fresno State – none of the other prospective candidates have ...

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