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Piercings represent independence and fashion for many

Freedom and expression are two things that many college students value. For some, piercings are the ultimate way of displaying these values. Many students get their first piercing while in college, while others get their first before ever stepping foot on a college campus.

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Autism Center provides early intervention services

Not many on campus know that there is a facility in the Kremen School of Education that provides critical services to the local community while at the same time providing training and certification for students that will lead to plentiful, local jobs.

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16-unit cap on fall enrollment has students scrambling

Students are feeling the crunch after the CSU Chancellor’s Office announced in March that due to budget cuts, all 23 CSU’s would have to initiate a unit cap on fall enrollment.

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Health Center urges students to accept proposed fee increase

While it seems like every month brings news of tuition or student loan interest rate increases, the Health Center has not had a substantial increase since 2005. As a result, the Health Center has suffered state budget cutbacks, had to cut its staff from 45 down to 35 and ultimately cut back on services offered to students.

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Professor’s research focuses on air pollution

Geology professor Segun Ogunjemiyo has always adapted to the community he lives in. Wherever he goes he focuses his research on the needs of that particular community.

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Event promotes healthy sex life

“Test yourself before you wreck yourself!” was the slogan some students heard Tuesday morning in front of the Student Union as they were handed condoms, buttons, pamphlets and even stickers. The message was urged by student volunteers and community advocacy group members to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases and HIV.

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Demand for nursing graduates may increase in 2014

The College of Health and Human Services offers a Nursing degree option, one of the most impacted areas of study at Fresno State. Perspective students have to compete for only 70 openings each year to the nursing baccalaureate program, then must face a hard reality upon graduation: the job market in Fresno County is slow and projected to stay that way.

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Textbooks for Free

Rice University launches an internet textbook initiative.

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Community services specialist gives back

On a rainy Friday morning, Jim E. Crossbuck, a community services specialist at Fresno State, drove by the library in the Student Campus Community Transport (SCOUT) vehicle and spotted a student on crutches struggling to get somewhere through the storm.

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Many students unaware of free Health Center services at Fresno State

Every Fresno State student pays a mandatory $93 per semester for Health Center services as part of their registration fees. Even if a student receives financial aid that pays their fees, University Health Services is still paid for all students enrolled.

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Teachers need to change

Every other Monday at Boston University, biomedical engineering professor Mohammed Zaman passes out ratings sheets in his classes. Two of the questions are “How can the professor improve your learning of the material?”  and “Has he improved his teaching since the last evaluation?” Zaman reads what students say about his teaching technique and sends an email to the class telling students what things he will change.

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Students attempt to get record book recognition

The end of spring break marks the start of a series of attempts by different marketing teams within the Marketing 188 class, the first of which, on Easter Sunday, was to paint the most Easter eggs. On Friday, a second group will attempt to make the world’s largest fruit smoothie.

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Organic farm’s You Pick event allows customers to pick their own produce

Eating organic produce can be expensive. While many supermarkets now sell some organic produce, prices can be up to twice that of non-organic produce. At Fresno State's organic farm's "You Pick Saturdays," organic produce can be picked fresh for just a dollar a pound.

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Softball: Bulldogs vs. BYU Called on Account of Rain while tied 3-3

Bulldogs tie up series finale with BYU Cougars in the third only to see came cancelled by rain in the fourth.

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Computer science students in demand

Fresno State offers three routes for those whose goal it is to make their living in modern computer technology, and some programs are gaining highly praised regional attention.

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ETextbooks widely used, but banned in some classes

A recent study indicates that students are on board with eTextbooks and welcome them into their courses. CourseSmart surveyed more than 500 college students and found that students are completely dependent on technologies — eReaders, smartphones, laptops and more — to get through their daily college routine.

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Tattoos becoming more accepted

Tattoos have been around for centuries. Once used primarily for cultural and religious purposes, tattoos are now becoming a prevalent part of society.

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Dilemma for crim students after college

Although recent budget cuts in city and county governments statewide have dampened criminology job prospects, the major is still in high demand at Fresno State.

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