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Too much of a good thing

With summer around the corner and finals in the books, hours of laying around watching the Office awaits. The idea of being lazy and unproductive on a Wednesday afternoon instead of pulling my hair out in Dr. Rice’s Community Journalism ...

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Humans of Fresno State Exclusive: Dr. Joseph Castro says ‘there’s a whole lot more to do’ after graduation

The first day we launched Humans of Fresno State, Khone, visuals editor for The Collegian, and I headed out on campus to find our first group of humans – just a reporter and a photographer looking to get a glimpse ...

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That One Time Harry Styles Defended Teen Girls and I Cried

With a debut album on the way, a world tour announced and a spot in a Christopher Nolan film this summer, Harry Styles fans have a lot to look forward to from the 23-year-old this year. I have been a ...

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Harmonious Building…Possible?

Many architects and builders, armed with the latest techniques and tools, approach the holistic discipline of city development, with a perspective that is truncated and missing key elements.  Often the simple question of “should we build”, gets trumped by the ...

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Philosophical Hairpulling

Getting a Philosophy degree sounds impressive from an outsider’s perspective but that quickly changes as you undertake courses and begin to contemplate future employment.       Now I am fully aware that most who even consider philosophy are less inclined to ...

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Visual Overload: Staying Relevant in a Social Media Age

As a young aspiring artist how does one keep pace and stay relevant in a culture saturated in visual imagery?       With the impacts of social media only beginning to set in and be understood, how can an individual and ...

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Cooking and The Joys Of Experimentation

Oftentimes in the past I would find myself making dishes that were initially quite pleasing and satisfactory.  They contained the usual mix of ingredients and provided a stable but rather uninteresting and routine expression of taste.     This would reveal itself ...

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Get Out: A Cut Above

    Jordan Peele’s Get Out was quite a change of pace from his usual comedic endeavors that he is generally known for.  Although many of the themes of racism and class struggle were still present they were much more nuanced and ...

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Congratulations, you failed

I used to think failure would bring calamity to my reality. After I moved away to school, I was placed in an entire new realm where failure was seen as almost a criterion for success. I listened to countless speakers ...

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Altered Perspective: Aesthetic Relevance

Inundated on a daily basis with the political maelstrom that has swept the country, we even in the journalistic community are finding it difficult to keep pace. Generally this is done by relying on information coming from a variety of ...

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“All the single ladies put your hands up!”

Ah singledom. Ironically, it’s sort of a love-hate relationship. I’m single. A simple definition (courtesy of dictionary.com) is: “a person unmarried or not involved in a stable relationship.” Yep, that sounds about right. I’ve been single the entirety of my ...

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A Horrible Case of Writer’s Block

It’s happened.  For the past week I’ve had writer’s block. I like to journal and I tend to be very aware of my feelings at all times.  The truth is not everyone has an interest in knowing how many times ...

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Combating Senioritis

We have all self-diagnosed ourselves with senioritis one time or another in our lives whether it was our first semester of undergrad between trying to find our niche on campus and writing our easy 1,000 word papers on fracking or ...

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Stereotype Perpetuation

    The new administration and its current policies aimed at illegal immigrants hailing from Mexico are perplexing and unwarranted.     Money spent on policing the roundup of so many people and the preposterous building of the border wall could be ...

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If you could spend time anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I’ve had the privilege to travel to many different countries in my life and I’ve been a different person ever since. Traveling abroad changes a person in more ways than one. Most can be good however the learning process that ...

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Five YouTube videos that made me literally ‘LOL’

In a time where almost everything you see on television is negative, where everyone is complaining on a status update or getting engaged–not that getting engaged is a bad thing–it’s nice to get away from the seriousness for a bit ...

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Celebrities come out of the woodwork for Women’s March

Post-inauguration, millions of people around the world came together to march against President Trump and in support of LGBT rights and organizations such as Planned Parenthood. Among those millions of people were celebrities, and I’ll admit, that as a pop ...

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The Senior Slump: “What about after graduation?”

“So what’s your plan?” “Do you have a job lined up?” “How are you going to make a living with that degree?” “What about after graduation?” These haunting phrases seem to be all I’m hearing lately from friends, family and ...

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