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College taught me to live for myself

“What’s your major?” used to one of my least favorite small talk questions. When I answer with “journalism,” it elicits mixed reviews. Some people are quick to respond, while others pause before offering a reply. Those who pause are typically ...

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Designer clothing isn’t worth the hype

I recently bought a new floral handbag that I love. It’s big enough to hold everything I need – from band aids to tissues to snacks (I’m so ready to be a mom.) The bag is both cute and functional ...

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I hope I make 15-year-old me proud

I think there’s a lot of anxiety that comes with being so young, having big dreams and fearing disappointment and failure if they don’t come to the expected fruition. I often think back to 15-year-old Chrissy — a younger version ...

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How the ‘Golden State Killer’ rocked the student journalism community in the Valley

At first, I didn’t believe what I was reading on my Twitter feed early Wednesday morning. News was breaking that the Golden State Killer, who had terrorized the state in the 1970s and 1980s, had finally been caught. Then, after ...

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My mom(’s) jeans

Last summer, my mom was going through boxes of old clothes to get rid of or donate – we found lots of flannels, bermuda shorts and even maternity clothes. But the greatest find was a pair of high-waisted jeans that ...

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A day at Vavie and Vovo’s house

The first time I was dropped off at Vavie and Vovo’s house, I cried for an hour. I sat on the kitchen floor and refused to leave no matter how much Vavie tried to coax me to come play. I ...

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Finally! We get new music from Alice in Chains

Band announces near completion of new record this month It’s been long enough. Me, and tons of those like me, have been waiting anxiously for any news. I am talking of course about Alice in Chains making a new album. ...

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Don’t take it personally when people don’t text you back

When someone doesn’t text back, it can be hard to determine whether or not it’s intentional. But either way, a lack of a response shouldn’t drain you of your self esteem. I tend to feel hurt when people forget to ...

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Letter: On speech and Fresno State’s ‘pervasive’ boosters

By: Dan Waterhouse I read your editorial about what not to do when the next Twitter incident happens and chuckled. Like professor Randa Jarrar, I’ve been attacked, yea, even threatened by Fresno State “supporters.” In my case, the attacks occur ...

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Sometimes, I miss the year 2008

I created a spotify playlist titled “emo isn’t a phase, it’s a lifestyle” that features artists like Taking Back Sunday, Yellowcard and Something Corporate. It’s essentially a collection of music that was much more popular about a decade ago. There ...

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Letter: Would you want to study at a university where freedom of speech is an ‘afterthought?’

By: Emily McKay Johnson Whether she’s a professor, a writer or just a woman existing, Randa Jarrar has every right to say whatever she wants. The problem is the context of her tweet was forgotten and instead, an outraged populous ...

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Letter: One tweet does not define the views of Fresno State

By: Blake Zante All week long, I have received hateful calls and social media messages about the recent incident at Fresno State. But that is not what this letter is about. All of this negativity reminded me of why I ...

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Letter: After school programs are key to getting kids off their phones

By: Stephany Corona As a college student, I know well that many of today’s youth are focused too much on social media, their electronic devices and improving their popularity status regardless of the cost. Instead of focusing on improving their ...

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Letter: Collegian article on social work student protest was ‘inaccurate’

By: Martha Vungkhanching I would like to respond to the article “Who’s To Blame” published in The Collegian on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, as written by Razmik Cañas and William Ramirez. The concerns and opinions of students in our Department of ...

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Letter: Stone Soup Fresno offers early childhood education to community

By: Mai Her Stone Soup Fresno is a non-profit organization with a rich history of  20-plus years dedicated to helping the South-east Asian Community. Some of the programs that are offered at Stone Soup Fresno are an Early Childhood Education ...

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What I have learned over the first two weeks of the 2018 MLB season

We’re two weeks into the 2018 season, and already there have been some quite surprising developments. Firstly, the Dodgers are struggling. A team that came within one game of winning its first World Series championship since 1988 was the overwhelming ...

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Being a twenty something is a lot of pressure

I’ve been told time and time again that I need to take advantage of my current life – one in which I am a 21 year-old who is unmarried, does not have kids and is close to graduating college. People ...

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Is college worth it when the cost is so high?

By: Cameron Leyva College tuition is a struggle at its finest. With the costs of college being raised year by year at rates at which students can’t afford its clear to see a problem that needs a fix. In March, ...

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