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Giving thanks for politicians with common sense

Gov. Jon Corzine of New Jersey proved last year that politicians can be creative. In a rare display of political backbone, he declared that beginning this year, government employees — like the rest of the working world — would not ...

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Save Mart Center lot closed Monday

Save Mart Center’s North Lot will be closed for overflow student parking Monday, November 19 due to an event at the Save Mart Center. Campus police ask that students use Lot V near Shaw and Woodrow Avenues and advise that ...

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Drop deadline approaching

Tuesday, November 20 is the last day to drop a fall 2007 class for a serious and compelling reason. A drop card approved by the instructor and School/College dean must be submitted to the Admissions and Records Office by this ...

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Writer’s Guild strike mostly hilarious

“The Daily Show” and its “The Colbert Report” spinoff comprise the only one-hour block of television I miss since the ongoing Writer’s Guild strike cut short production on most nightly television programs. I could care less about talk shows and ...

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Twenty-somethings prove themselves wrong

Twenty-somethings are more self-absorbed and independent than ever, if Morely Safer of “60 Minutes” is right. On our weekly Campus Speak man on the street run, Multimedia Editor Joe Hollak referred me to Safer’s story, as near to an indictment ...

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Library construction keeps me focused

Despite the crowded spaces and construction noise, the Henry Madden Library is now a better place to study than it ever was before. For me, at least. Why? There used to be too many books. Many times I would settle ...

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Citing from JSTOR without breaking a sweat (Part 3 of 3)

If you’re just getting into The Collegian Online’s series on writing a wham-bam term paper, be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 first. For this section, we’ll be working with JSTOR, an online scholarly journal database. Online ...

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Citing a paper without breaking a sweat (Part 2 of 3)

So you just finished the introduction on that big term paper. You're about page-and-a-half in, and have seven pages to go. If it weren’t for the lack of substance, you just know you’d ace it. Hopefully, you’re not such an extreme case — if you don’t actually have any substance, I can’t help you. I mean, I would if I hadn’t already run out of moronitocin suppressants. Citations are hard. This means you should whip one out as often as possible. Your professor will be impressed if you throw two or three in the least-important two-page paper. If not, they'll at least know you're trying to impress them with cheap tricks. Either is good.

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Writing a paper without breaking a sweat (part 1 of 3)

You've decided that cheating isn't worth it, and buying term papers online is pretty chancy. You've come to the perfect place. There's some really juicy stuff in our three-part series that will be sure to slick up that horribly boring paper or add a bit of spice to your brainchild’s near-perfection. Those of you well versed in putting two words together might know all this basic advice. Skip ahead to Part 2 for a trick or two that takes the bother out of ordering books from the Henry Madden secret underground warehouse. For the rest of you, let's not get ahead of ourselves.

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Save Mart Center student parking

Save Mart Center’s North Lot will be closed for overflow student parking Monday, November 5th, and Tuesday, November 6th due to events at the Save Mart Center. Please use Lot V near Shaw and Woodrow Avenues. When leaving campus after ...

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Roommates just need spell check

If I needed any proof that staying sober just makes sense, my roommates provided it. They left a note four pages wide — they very cleverly stapled the sheets together — that they labeled a “Responce to the article in ...

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Accused grade hackers: two indicted

Two former Fresno State students were indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with hacking into the university's computer system and changing their grades in the spring 2005 semester.

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Dorm food really not that bad

It would be a shame to throw away my perfect sandwich. It may look like an ordinary pastrami, roast beef and pepper jack with mustard on wheat, but it is also a work of art. It was made with such ...

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Horror flicks worth a watch

I watch a lot of movies. I like the artsy stuff: the dramas, the comedies. But some of my favorite movies to watch — whether it’s Halloween or not — are horror films. After class on Halloween, I’ll be watching ...

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Thanksgiving recess

The academic calendar in the 2007-2008 General Catalog lists Wednesday, November 21st through Friday, November 23rd as Thanksgiving Recess. This year’s fall academic calendar consistent with the past several years includes the day before and after Thanksgiving as a non-instructional ...

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Booger dip and toilet drink

We had to compose a spooky advertising slogan based on a magazine ad in 10 seconds. It was at a Halloween party last weekend hosted by my girlfriend’s mom. It was the kind of party with “booger dip” — green ...

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Colbert tops second-tier candidates; other candidates favor Des Moines

Is it sad that Comedy Central icon Stephen Colbert is a bigger hit than Bill Richardson in the national polls? Just think if he were actually running for president. With Hillary Clinton just stopping by Fresno for a few hours ...

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Game-day traffic and parking

To accommodate traffic and parking for Friday’s football game at 6 p.m., Barstow Avenue will become a one-way, westbound street between Willow and Cedar avenues beginning at 3 p.m. Friday. Drivers leaving parking lots on the north side of campus ...

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