Students study … wherever

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Junior Ortega sits in an uncomfortable chair in the University Student Union, focused on his botany book, study notes sprawled out in his lap and on a small end-table. Students hum all around him. People on laptops, people on cell phones, people eating Panda Express.

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Matson: parking structure ‘inevitable’

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In a dramatic change of course, Fresno State may soon start building up instead of out for parking facilities to alleviate the ever-increasing traffic congestion around campus.

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With library construction ongoing, some students still find comfy study areas on campus

n_0906_study_areas_2502.jpg David Finnegan, above right, a student in the credential program, studies Thursday afternoon before class in the lower lobby of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development. One of the designated alternate study areas, this location is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Some buildings, such as the Science building, house more than one substitute study space. Lobbies on all three floors of the building are open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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$3.5 million donation to benefit volunteering

Since August’s $3.5 million gift from Jan and Bud Richter, their picture can be seen on the rotating Save Mart Center marquee alongside the coming entertainment acts. Yet what sets them apart from, for example, Beyoncé or Maná is that their monetary pledge to Fresno Sate will aid in the campus’ efforts to promote and enhance community service among students, staff and faculty.

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Big Fresno run fundraiser this weekend

Training is involved in preparing for a marathon, but for Tim Borland, running 63 marathons in 63 consecutive days requires more than just stamina. What he needs are runners who can support his cause to follow him on his journey.

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Online credit card crunch

With countless credit card companies recruiting Fresno State students, it can be overwhelming trying to distinguish one from another. But for students already faced with credit card debt, high interest rates and increased minimum payments are nothing new.

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Caffeine content in sodas varies widely, labels needed

Looking for a quick pick-me-up to get through a long afternoon? Forget that cola. A fizzy citrus drink could provide even more of a boost. A new study shows that citrus-flavored sodas often have a higher caffeine content than the most popular colas. The research also found that caffeine content can vary widely from brand to brand, and even within a brand.

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Grace period for adding, dropping classes nearly up

September 10 is approaching fast. That’s the last day students can add or drop a class “without special privilege,” university Registrar Tina Beddall said.

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New music prof accepts call to rebuild orchestra

Thomas Loewenheim, Ph.D., takes time out to play his favorite instrument, the cello.

Fresno State’s music department added a new face during the summer—a master cellist, soloist, chamber musician and conductor who the department hopes will revive the long-defunct campus symphony orchestra.

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What is ASI?

While many students are crashing classes and begging instructors to add them to their roll sheets, a few have been checking out classes they don’t plan to add. That’s because they’re just stopping by to introduce themselves. They’re students who want to tell the story of what it’s like to be involved in the campus community and inform their peers about what Fresno State has to offer. And they only need a few minutes to tell students what Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) can do for them.

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Beyonce caught up in smoke


Juan Villa / The Collegian Photos of Beyonce's performance at the Save Mart Center.

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Moncayo looking forward to second term

Juan Pablo Moncayo hasn’t felt like an ordinary student in a while. The dance instructor- turned-executive has come a long way – in more ways than one. “I went from an average student to vice president,” Moncayo said. “It was crazy.”

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Finding the last parking spot

The overcrowded lots, congested aisles and little bright green envelopes sprinkled all over campus are just a few signs of a new semester at Fresno State. Hectic traffic the first few weeks of school, students should be prepared in order to avoid parking tickets and missing classes.

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Taking shape, one beam at a time

Library construction A sight new students will soon get used to as they move around campus is the ongoing construction of the new Henry Madden library. The construction site lies across from the University Center next to a walkway between campus and Parking Lots D and E.

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Texting for textbook prices

Each semester, students must undergo the ritual of buying their textbooks—first locating the correct ones, then being able to afford them. With textbook prices averaging around $1,000 per student per year, some students are staying away from conventional college bookstores and looking online for better deals. That’s where AbeBooks.com comes in.

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VIDEO: May 8th, 2007 candlelight vigil

California State University, Fresno students and faculty were shocked last week by a senseless fatal shooting across the street from our campus. A candlelight vigil was held on campus for one of the victims exactly 24-hours after his death.

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Students gather for candlelight vigil

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A candlelight vigil was held Tuesday night in memory of former Fresno State student Brant Daniels, 19, who was killed in Monday night's shooting at the University Village apartments.

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Student held in shooting death

Walking toward University Village, Fresno State student Evan Young passes by SWAT team members heading out after a shooting incident late Monday.
A 19-year-old Fresno State freshman was arrested late Tuesday morning and is being held on $3 million bail in connection with the deadly shooting of one former student and for wounding two other people at University Village.

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