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California DREAM Act vetoed

The “dream” part of Senate Bill 1, the California DREAM Act, was snuffed out, at least for now, by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s veto pen.

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Judge slashes Vivas discrimination award damages to $4.52 million

With the stroke of a judge’s order, monetary damages from former Fresno State volleyball coach Lindy Vivas’ sexual discrimination lawsuit, awarded during the summer, were slashed by $1.33 million on Friday — from $5.85 million to $4.52 million.

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‘This is for everybody’


Despite the name, Fresno State’s first Chicano-Latino Issues Forum isn’t just intended to address problems Chicanos and Latinos face. It’s meant for everyone on campus.

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Far removed from their homeland, many Hmong learn to thrive in California’s Central Valley

Manlia Vang has called California’s Central Valley home all her life. Not so for her parents, or some of her older siblings. The fifth oldest of 13 children, Vang was born several years after her parents immigrated to America from a Thai refugee camp in 1980. They were among the first wave of Hmong refugees fleeing from war-torn Laos, the traditonal Hmong homeland.

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College town party paper isn’t for everyone

COLUMBIA, Mo.—Ah, college life. All-night study sessions in the library. Professors challenging the conventional wisdom. Snowball battles on the quad. Get real.

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From Africa to California: a past President’s Medalist’s odyssey

Coming from a tiny island off the coast of Africa, Amadeu daSilva was lucky to come away with a high school education. Now, after earning his doctorate from prestigious Columbia University in New York, he is passing on his gift ...

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Study shows phone texting may turn out voters

A simple text message could make America’s youth put down their cell phones and sprint for the polls. According to a new study conducted by researchers from Princeton University and the University of Michigan, “young voters who were sent text ...

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Ruckus’ music rocks the boat


Music downloads have been an issue ever since Napster, a peer-to-peer file sharing program, was sued in 2000.

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University Health Center offers range of services

The only telltale sign that distinguishes the building that houses University Health and Psychological Services from other campus buildings is the bright blue emergency sign that adorns the outside of the building along Shaw Avenue. Students may not know that ...

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High Chlamydia rates spur reaction

Although Fresno State is located in the heart of the county with the highest chlamydia rate in California, the campus lacks a formal sexual health campaign or club. On top of this, contraceptive prices at the campus health center may rise this year due to new legislation.

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Dan Walters takes on California at symposium

California is essentially ungovernable, the current political system needs to adopt European-style reforms and the needs of college students are largely ignored because young people don't vote.

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Power access is biggest wireless challenge

One of Eduardo Rodriguez’s friends brings a surge protector to school every day. Rodriguez, his friend and several other students use it to power their laptops while sitting in the University Student Union.

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‘Light the night’ returns to campus

Opportunities abound for students and others who desire to give a helping hand and volunteer for a good cause. The annual “Light the Night” walk, put on by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, will be held on campus Saturday, Oct. 6.

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‘Halo 3’ Rings Up $300M in First Week

REDMOND, Wash.-- Gamers around the globe dropped nearly $300 million on "Halo 3" in the week since the first-person shooter for Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 console debuted, the company said Thursday.

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Egypt study among new Middle East programs offered

Fresno State will soon be expanding its foreign-based academic curriculum in the near future with the Middle East Studies (MES) Project. A proposal will be presented at the beginning of next year, said Jóse Díaz, the assoicate dean of the College of Arts and Humanities.

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Geography students study the air — from above


The Fresno State geography department is conducting a unique, two-phased air quality research endeavor to measure ozone levels in the Central Valley and to educate the public on the health effects of air pollution.

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University’s Solar Tour promotes clean energy


People were seeing green as the third annual Fresno Solar Tour came to Fresno State. The tour was held Saturday at the brand new Laval Energy and Water Incubator on Barstow and Chestnut avenues.

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Columnist Dan Walters to speak at Fresno State Friday

When political columnist Dan Walters applied for a job with the Klamath Falls Herald and News in 1963, he fudged on his age. A high school dropout working as a police reporter for the Humboldt Times in Eureka, Walters sought ...

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