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Fresno State Amphitheater may lie dead, but its history is not

Fresno State’s Amphitheater boasts a rich history that few could balk at if they’d heard it. For decades, the stage was filled with famous musical acts and politicians drawing crowds from all over the San Joaquin Valley – bringing life ...

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What god-awful thing did our president-elect say today?

On Tuesday, our president-elect lifted up his leg and urinated on the First Amendment. “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences. Perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” President-elect ...

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Fresno State student killed in rainy-day freeway crash

A Fresno State masters student was killed Sunday in a car crash on Highway 99 as rain drenched the Valley. Mireyda “Mia” Barraza Martinez, 29, of Fresno, was killed in the crash, the Fresno Sheriff’s Office said. Martinez was a teaching ...

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TV star tells story of drug abuse to ‘full house’ at SSU

“I’m the happiest I’ve ever been with the least I’ve ever had. Life feels full again.” TV star Jodie Sweetin talked to a full house in the Satellite Student Union Thursday night to discuss her life in front of the ...

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Fresno rallies against election of Donald Trump

Amid national unrest following last Tuesday’s election of Donald Trump to the presidency, about 500 people descended on one of Fresno’s busiest intersections – Blackstone and Shaw avenues – Saturday to join protest efforts. “We’re out here to stand in ...

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The student behind ‘the signs’ of support at Fresno State

The Tuesday election result stirred major emotions on Fresno State’s campus. Students were somber, and many felt stress from the realization that Donald Trump was elected president. My initial intention was to make students feel safe and accepted during a time ...

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University offering counseling services for students struggling with election result

Fresno State is offering counseling services to students struggling with Tuesday’s election result, the university said Thursday. “Fresno State is offering counseling services at its Student Health and Counseling Center on a walk-in basis for students in crisis 8 a.m.-5 ...

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Trump elected president in shocking sweep of the nation

After a bitter election process, Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States. It was a shock to many, but it wasn’t a shock to Donald Trump, who has been boasting about achieving this since the ...

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God help us (said the atheist); Trump wins

Well, it’s over. The train wreck of the last two-year presidential race is finally at an end. And in this historic race, we have decided as a nation to support fear and hate, and we elected Donald Trump our president. ...

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Saying the election is ‘rigged’ undermines our democracy

By Troy Pope @troycpope In 2000, I was not old enough to vote, and I didn’t grasp the larger issues in that failed election process. I couldn’t comprehend why Vice President Al Gore didn’t challenge the election decision that favored ...

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Don’t like the presidential choices? You should vote anyway

This Monday – Oct. 24 – is the last day to register to vote before the Nov. 8 election. The election is the culmination of two years of a seemingly endless presidential campaign. Some people have decided not to vote ...

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Maná y su Latino Power Tour trajo no sólo música sino mucho más

El concierto de Maná, aparte de a haber iniciado la noche el 20 de septiembre con la canción “Manda Una Señal” del álbum “Amar es Combatir”, tomó una ruta la cual proveyó material educativo y sorprendente. La presentación demostró el ...

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Indocumentado sí, pero no sin empleo

Click Here to Read the English Version Traducido por Francisco J. De León Para la mayoría de las personas, encontrar empleo es tan fácil como buscar anuncios en los clasificados del periódico o entrar a una oficina con un currículum ...

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Collegian scores Hostetter as new adviser

Veteran Fresno reporter George Hostetter has joined the Fresno State family as the adviser to The Collegian, the university’s student-run newspaper. Hostetter is one of the most esteemed reporters in Fresno, according to many who spoke of him when he ...

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Fresno reacts to mass shooting at Pulse night club

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President Bill Clinton draws large crowd for speech at Fresno State

Fresno State got the presidential treatment on Monday as former President Bill Clinton spoke to a packed house at the Satellite Student Union. Clinton’s speech was preceded by one from civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, and he was introduced by ...

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As we walk off into the sunset

Another school year is coming to an end, and with that another batch of students is being sent into the real world. What have they learned? Have we actually trained the students to be competitive in the job market, or ...

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Students exposed to TB at Fresno City College

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Hundreds of students and/or faculty were potentially exposed to tuberculosis at Fresno City College, and the school’s health center has sent out alerts to people who may at risk. Initial reports put the number of exposures at some 300, but ...

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