Obama sees opportunity

“You don’t need to boo, you just need to vote,” Barack Obama told his crowds in the final days of the race when they reacted to his opponent’s name.

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Strides made in womens’ sports

It was more than 40 years ago when Kathrine Switzer upset officials at the Boston Marathon by sneaking into the traditionally all-male event under a gender-neutral name. Dozens of marathons and several books later, she speaks to colleges and communities worldwide on the advancements women have made in sports and culture.

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Local and state-wide election results

Local and state-wide election results.

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Presidential election ’08

With polls closed in Oklahoma, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Maine, Barack Obama has the lead with 77 electoral votes while John McCain has 34.

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Student running for assembly

Many college students are getting involved with the upcoming election, but one Fresno State student is taking it a step further and actually running.

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Gay marriage spurs debate among voters

The question of whether homosexual couples should be allowed to legally marry has drawn protesters and supporters to the streets near Fresno State in the past few weeks.

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Mayoral nominees, head to head

While most Fresno State voters focus on the choice of their next president, a smaller but just as significant Nov. 4 race is going on, right in their backyard: the election of Fresno’s next mayor.

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Jazz-O-Ween

The Fresno State Jazz Band began its season on Oct. 13 under its new director Alan Durst, Ph.D. Both Jazz Band “A” and “B” performed last night at the Jazz-O-Ween concert. Members dressed in Halloween costumes for the performance.

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Candidates take on student issues

College is not affordable for many families. Many college students are in debt or lack health care. And some students are worried about what jobs will be available when they graduate in the next couple years.

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Fresno State offers a month of musical variety

With the semester nearing its end and the holiday season beckoning, California State University’s November musical performance calendar gets crowded, creating a gift for music lovers of all tastes.

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Ag director wins CSSA award

The honor of being picked out of thousands, recognized for the accomplishments of one’s lifelong work. It is a dream that many can only imagine, but for one local instructor, it is anything but.

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Student receives organic dairy scholarship

A freshman animal science major at Fresno State is the first student from the university to receive the Horizon Organic Producer Education (HOPE) national scholarship, a $2,500 award.

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Should chickens get more space?

What’s more important: the chicken or the egg? That’s one of the questions California voters will face on Election Day.

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Students encourage votes

The time has come once again to put on the bumper stickers and the gloves. It’s time to turn the channel from ESPN to CNN. Well, maybe not.

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Carving winners

Gibson Farm Market held a pumpkin carving contest last week and the winners were announced Friday afternoon.

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Campus dining cuts back on open hours

In response to decreasing sales and business rates, The Bucket on campus has been given new hours. Taco Bell has also been given new hours as well.

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Pop culture gets higher political profile

These have been the stories shaking the political landscape this season: Tina Fey reduces Sarah Palin to chuckleheaded caricature, and the Republican vice presidential nominee responds by appearing alongside Fey on “Saturday Night Live,” dutifully accepting Alec Baldwin’s compliment that she’s “much hotter in person.”

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Football final score: Fresno State 30, Utah State 28

It came down to the last play and the outcome of the game was in the hands or the foot, of kicker Kevin Goessling.

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