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50 Shades of Over

I don’t think I’ll ever be able to forgive my girlfriend for what she put me through on Valentine’s Day three years ago. The film adaptation of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” novel had just arrived in theaters and I ...

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I’m afraid to wear shorts in public.

I, like many other women, have had a history of troubling interactions with men. Sometimes, it’s a flirtatious remark. Other times, it’s awkward conversations. Maybe it’s a stare that lasts a few seconds too long. Maybe it’s a slight touch ...

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Should I shop at thrift stores?

Once I heard a man on a podcast explain that he didn’t grow up in a family with excessive disposable income and often wore clothes from thrift stores. This piqued my interest. Logically, it makes sense for someone with parents ...

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How do I stay informed while maintaining my sanity?

In addition to working as a reporter for a newspaper, I also read other newspapers. I browse articles from The Fresno Bee and The New York Times a lot, as well as content from other publications. I also watch documentaries. ...

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Free agent wasteland. Where do the survivors go?

This offseason in Major League Baseball has been a peculiar one to say the least, especially in the realm of free agency. Pitchers and catchers have now begun to report to their respective training camps all across baseball and yet ...

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At a crossroads, U.S. Soccer chooses status quo over reform

Once again – as if I thought anything would change – the U.S. Soccer Federation has chosen the path of mediocrity. After the U.S. men’s national team crashed out of World Cup 2018 contention in embarrassing fashion, they’ve sunk to ...

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Yes football is dangerous but I still love it

I love football. Ever since I was a kid living in Mexico watching the games I became a fan of American Football, as I called it. As much as I loved the sport I always knew it was dangerous, but ...

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The dark abyss of internet comment sections

As a journalist, I’m constantly reading articles from various sources about current events or issues of social justice. I enjoy viewing a topic from multiple perspectives and try to expand my media diet by including reputable sources across the political ...

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Music is cool. Music industry? Not so much

Music is awesome, and it’s more accessible than ever. For $10 a month, all of the music you could ever want is yours. Streaming services have made discovering artists, albums and songs easier than it has ever been. Gone are ...

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Should I care what my siblings think of my boyfriend?

I remember the exact moment when I found out my brother was going to propose to his girlfriend. I overheard him telling my mom on the phone, my heart skipped a beat and I started crying. Actually, I started sobbing. ...

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‘I knew it was her.’ Student finds vintage image of grandmother

“Looking around I remember that building,” Martha Quintana-Sanchez said as she pointed to the University Student Union. “I remember going when it was first built. This place (the water fountain), I remember sitting here.” Three weeks ago, Quintana-Sanchez’s granddaughter, Elizabeth ...

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Fresno State student crowned Miss California tackles bullying

If there’s one thing Tara Broderick, a business marketing and accounting student, has taken away from competing in pageants, it’s her newfound voice. And as the newly-crowned Miss California, International Junior Miss 2018, she is using that voice to tackle ...

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Baseball: The great American game

Why baseball is the greatest game in the world.  I remember it well. Riding in the car, driving the three and a half hours from Fresno to San Francisco with my parents, brother and my best friend. Crossing the Bay ...

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Is it the Super Bowl or the Superb Owl?

Super Bowl LII is this weekend and maybe you have heard the constant ads on TV or the radio talking about the super game or the big game, but never the Super Bowl. Why? The NFL had trademark the phrase ...

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Happy Birthday, Mom

My dad loves calling my mom a superhero. I never used to pay the sentiment any mind. It was cute, sure, but I think I used to be too narrow minded to truly understand what he meant when he would ...

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College life without a microwave

I lived in the dorms as a freshman, and I worked as a resident advisor during my sophomore and junior years. It hasn’t been until senior year that I’ve been (financially) able to live off campus in an apartment. But ...

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world, is he required to give back?

This Friday I awoke to dozens of news stories reporting that the CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos, already the richest man in the world, just got richer. Bezos’ net worth is now over $120 billion, making him the single richest ...

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Why do I love saving money?

I love saving money. I’m not perfect. At times I buy things I don’t need. However, more often than not – I get an odd enjoyment out of not spending money. I love flipping through bills or seeing how much ...

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