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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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Arguments for and against propositions, measures on the Nov. 8 ballot

Prop 51. School bonds. Funding for K-12 and community college facilities. Initiative statute. Proposition 51 would authorize $9 billion for construction and modernization of K-12 public schools, charter schools and California Community Colleges facilities. For: This would allow California to ...

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Obama wants private companies to help send humans to Mars by the 2030s

By Jim Puzzanghera Los Angeles Times/TNS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he wants private companies to help send humans to Mars by the 2030s. Obama first said in 2010 he wanted to send astronauts “to orbit Mars ...

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Presidential candidates propose college-tuition policies

Hillary Clinton wants to make college free, and Donald Trump wants to make sure the business of college works well. The two presidential candidates have very different plans to try and help college students. Both could alter the system we ...

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Sam Iacobellis, Fresno State alum, ‘Father of the B1 Bomber,’ dies at 87

Dr. Sam Iacobellis, a Fresno State engineering alumnus who was head of the team that developed the B1-B bomber, died Sept. 3. He was 87. Iacobellis died at a San Luis Obispo hospital from complications due to a stroke, said ...

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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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Plant science professor honored at national conference

Fresno State plant science professor Dr. Anil Shrestha was recently honored with the Weed Science Society of America’s Outstanding Teacher Award at its national conference Feb. 9 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Before teaching, he spent years doing agricultural research. ...

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Republican Senate hopeful visits Fresno State

“Fresno is the heart of the Valley” said Duf Sundheim, a Republican hopeful running for the Senate. Sundheim was in Fresno last week, visiting Fresno State on his border to border tour of California that started in the north of ...

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Valley prepared for Zika virus

Move over Ebola, there’s a new virus that’s the talk of the town. Zika virus, spread primarily through Aedes mosquito bites, captured global interest after a major outbreak in Brazil last year. Generally the effects of the virus are mild. ...

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Transgender Day of Remembrance observed across Fresno

Friday was the Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to pay tribute to transgender men and women who have lost their lives and advocate to end violence and discrimination against the community. The Cross Culture and Gender Center set up ...

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Fresno State student witnesses reaction to attacks from France

“I was stupefied, initially scared,” Christina Cruz said. That was the reaction to Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris from a Fresno State student studying French in Lyon, a city that’s only a two-hour train ride away from the French capital. ...

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Longtime supporter of Fresno State, Robert E. “Bob” Duncan, dies at 94

Robert E. “Bob” Duncan, a Fresno businessman and longtime supporter of Fresno State and its athletic department, died Wednesday at the age of 94. Duncan was a former president of locally-based Duncan Enterprises Company and was a fundraiser and donor ...

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CSU faculty union overwhelmingly vote to strike

The union representing 23,000 faculty across the 23-campus California State University system announced Wednesday that more than 94 percent of its members voted to strike if ongoing labor negotiations between the two parties fail. At the heart of the labor ...

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Fresno State student suspended after social media threat to shoot female students

Editor’s note: The Collegian does not name the suspect(s) in mass shootings or the threat of one. A Fresno State football player was arrested by the Fresno State Police Department on Monday after admitting to threatening to shoot female students ...

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BREAKING: Fresno State football player arrested in social media threat to shoot female students

A Fresno State football player was arrested by the Fresno State Police Department on Monday after he threatened to shoot female students on campus via a social media app. Police found the student by working with Yik Yak to track ...

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Halloween carnival provides a safe place for trick-or-treaters

The third annual Trunk or Treat Halloween Carnival took place Saturday, providing children with a safe and fun way to trick-or-treat. It took place at El Dorado Park behind Wesley United Methodist Church. The free event featured face painting, bounce ...

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The Day of the Dead celebrated across Fresno

The Latin American holiday of El Dia de los Muertos (the day of the dead) was celebrated Sunday evening across Fresno. Fresno State’s Aztec Dance Club hosted an event on campus near at the Free Speech area. Aztec dancing was ...

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Words from third grade teacher inspires U.S. Poet Laureate

“She invited me to the front of the class and [I] sang ‘Three Blind Mice,’” Juan Felipe Herrera said. “It’s really funny, but to my surprise, now I go, ‘How did I do that?’” That was the moment the current ...

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