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Fresno State Army ROTC in the hot zone

Jon Bosch, 10, sleeps behind the plaza level seats at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 22, after he and his family were evacuated from Poway.  Bosch was one of thousands of evacuees making a temporary home of the San Diego Chargers
While thousands of students are cramming for midterms and writing essays, eight Fresno State cadets have pushed their textbooks and Scantrons aside to complete a different assignment.

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This BOSS calls for improving the quality of wine


A small setback hasn’t stopped students and the Technology Development Center at Fresno State from pursuing a better wine barrel sanitization system — it has forced them to innovate even more.

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Wanna see the world? International programs on campus offer opportunities to get far, far away

Now is the time for Fresno State students to seize that rare opportunity to travel and see the world. There are several programs and dozens of countries open to students who wish to study abroad, but there are also many factors to consider before they commit to one.

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Game goers can aid SoCal fire relief

Football fans will have more than one way to show their support today when the Bulldogs face off against Boise State. They can donate food and other items to the Southern California Wildfire Relief Effort to help families who have been devastated by the raging wildfires.

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New law curbs credit card marketing to college students

The business of offering credit cards to students just got a little harder with the signing of a new law that slaps a number of restrictions on credit card solicitors.

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Students unite to Take Back the Night


Students from Alpha Pi Sigma march behind the Women’s Alliance banner Oct. 24 for the night’s main activity. An annual event, Take Back the Night seeks to raise awareness on domestic violence, sexual violence and violence toward children. These students yelled out chants, printed on the pieces of paper they held.

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Is downloading getting you down?

In this age of technological dominance, living without a computer is virtually impossible. Yet every day, students engage in activities that could put their computers in danger — by simply downloading a song, visiting a Web site or opening an e-mail.

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Fresno State to host Race for the Cure

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Fresno State is doing its part to commemorate the word “awareness.”

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‘The era of cowboy diplomacy is over’

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton draws a large crowd Monday during a rally at Fresno High School.  Clinton was making her first stop in Fresno as a presidential candidate.  The would-be first female commander-in-chief maintains a healthy lead in the polls over her fellow Democratic rivals, both in California and nationally.  Compared to states with earlier primaries, California has attracted relatively few presidential contenders this campaign season, and the Central Valley fewer still.
Buttons, bundled babies and coffee — lots of it — were scattered among a crowd of thousands who heard presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speak in central Fresno Monday morning. “Are you ready for change?” Clinton yelled at the beginning of her speech, against the backdrop of a giant American flag spread across the entrance of Fresno High School.

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Candidates in Fresno few and far between

Hillary Clinton’s visit on Monday was not the first presidential campaign to stop in Fresno. Other presidential hopefuls have come to Fresno, both for campaign contributions and voter support.

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Campus Republican, Democratic clubs vary in strength

“If young voters had decided the election, John Kerry would have been elected in a landslide with 375 electoral votes,” claims the Web site for the College Democrats, referring to the 2004 presidential election. But Morgan Lucas, the vice president of the Southern California branch of the College Democrats, said that most college students aren’t registered and don’t vote.

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Political ad campaigns fall behind technological change in media

Television and radio advertisements continue to be the main ways political candidates target their audiences and relay their messages. Political campaign advertising sticks to traditional media rather than Internet advertising because that’s what works, campaign experts said.

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‘It was a quick little sting’

Holding a vial of influenza vaccine, university Health Center nurse Peggy Jackson is ready to administer flu immunization shots to students and faculty starting Oct. 23. Fresno State’s flu season peaks in mid-December, just prior to semester finals.
Approximately 200,000 people are hospitalized every year in the United States because of influenza, commonly known as the flu. An additional 36,000, most of those over 65-years-old, die from the disease annually. Yet less than 200 Fresno State students — roughly 1 percent — will get vaccinated through a flu shot in a typical flu season.

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Take Back the Night targets violence

At the young age of 18, Fresno State student Shera Rodrick is coordinating this year’s Take Back the Night, an event associated with the Women’s Alliance Program and the Women’s Resource Center. Take Back the Night, on Oct. 24 in the campus Free Speech Area, raises awareness of domestic violence, sexual violence and violence toward children.

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Homecoming Wellness Carnival promotes safe partying

Business marketing graduate student Tonisha Henson tries on the Fatal Vision Goggles as she maneuvers through the obstacle course at the Wicked Wellness Carnival.  The goggles were meant to simulate alcohol-induced vision impairment.
Homecoming week is prime time for Fresno State party-goers.

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Free depression screening offered to students

Classes. Homework. Tests. Work. Relationships. Typically, there are many things going on in a college student’s life that can lead to stress and sadness. It can become difficult to distinguish whether negative feelings are simply the result of a little extra pressure in life, or if there is something more serious going on, like clinical depression.

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Stacy Johnson-Klein goes to court

Stacey Johnson-Klein was a familiar presence on the court during her 3-year tenure as Fresno State women
The Stacy Johnson-Klein vs. Fresno State lawsuit took shape this week as opening arguments and the testimony of university employees were presented before the jury of 11 women and one man.

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ASI calls for parking equity

Associated Students, Inc., agreed yesterday to request that the California State Student Association push for the renegotiation of collective bargaining agreements, which the California Faculty Association made regarding parking equity.

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