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Loud and clear

The University Police Department tested a new campus notification system on Wednesday, as university police officials look into new ways of alerting the campus in times of crisis.

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Immigration ideas

Nationally syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette launched the 2008 Veritas Forum on March 26 at the Satellite Student Union. The presentation was the first in a three-day event called “Immigration: It’s Not Just About a Wall.”

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New building plans for University High

Plans for a 37,500-square-foot building to house University High School (UHS) got the green light from California State University trustees on March 12. Construction on the building could start this fall and UHS students may be learning in the new classrooms as early as September 2009.

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Book fair benefits Read Fresno

Yesterday the Kennel Bookstore hosted a book fair in conjunction with Books are Fun, an affiliate of Reader’s Digest, which donated 10 percent of their proceeds to Read Fresno.

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Warning System Test 3/26/08 – Reminder

Wednesday, March 26th University Police will be testing an outdoor warning system from 3-3:30 p.m. Sirens and public address systems will be very audible during this test. Please do not be alarmed this is a test. If you have any ...

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Cost-cutting commuters

With gas prices at an all-time high, driving to school is more expensive than ever. For members of the Fresno State community who live near or far from campus, the Commuter Services Program provides alternative types of transportation. The University Police Department operates the Commuter Services Program. Public Information Officer Amy Armstrong said that there are currently around 1,000 students involved in Commuter Services.

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Panel talks Iraq five years later

In light of last week’s five-year anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, a panel of Fresno State professors discussed the topic “Five Years of War In Iraq,” focusing on what we have learned in these five years. The Philosophy Club, ...

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Fresno State to pay legal fees

Fresno State is going to have to pay an additional $2.5 million in the Stacy Johnson-Klein case, a judge ruled Monday. The money pays for Johnson-Klein’s attorney fees, and comes on top of the $6.6 million awarded to Johnson-Klein in ...

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Paving over campus farmland

Faculty and industry leaders say that Fresno State is a microcosm of the forces that are turning prime farmland into suburban sprawl across the San Joaquin Valley. From Bakersfield to Stockton, the choice for city leaders is not an easy one: As land becomes more and more precious a commodity, should it be used to house or feed the people?

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Students urged to protest budget

CSU officials are mad as hell and aren’t going to take it anymore. They want students to stop taking it, too. In this case, “it” refers to the $386.1 million in proposed cuts to the California State University system.

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Sheep shedding coats for spring

Young sheep from Fresno State’s sheep unit were sheared for the first time yesterday by agriculture education major Cody Jacobsen.

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Some groups not taking a break

Classes may be on hiatus during spring break next week, but some students and staff are not taking a break. Fresno State students will participate in numerous events during spring break, including two trips and a colloquium.

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Kids Day sales goal shattered by volunteers

With only eight of 30 sites counted as of press time, Kids Day volunteers had raised $400,000 in donations for Children’s Hospital Central California, already surpassing this year’s sales goal of $375,000, said Micheline Golden, spokeperson for the hospital.

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Saving at the pump

At Fresno State, where a majority of the students commute to school, finding the best bargain on fuel is often essential for maintaining a balanced budget. Students are used to finding ways to combat escalating gas prices. Junior Julio Gutierrez and his two friends have developed a system that helps them save money on gasoline.

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Happy cows come from Fresno State

With increased national attention concerning recent beef recalls, local beef consumers might be wondering where their beef is coming from.

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Daylight saving conserves energy

Maybe Benjamin Franklin had something to do with it. Maybe it had to do with an early energy crisis. Or maybe, it’s simply connected with the earth’s changing seasons.

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APLE rewards teachers

Amongst talk of budget cuts and reduced financial aid, one California program is offering as much as $19,000 to students who want to become teachers.

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Amerasia Week

Several days of Ameriasia Week activities culminated with a Festival Night on Saturday.

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