On opiate addiction: ‘We have never seen anything like this in America’

An alarming 66,000 people died in the U.S. in 2016 from opiate drug overdoses. That number of fatalities is higher than the death tolls in the worst years for HIV/AIDS, gun violence and the Vietnam war. Those alarming numbers were ...

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Why Trump admin decided to end Temporary Protected Status for Nicaraguans, defer others

(TNS) WASHINGTON – The Trump administration said Nov. 6 that it will end a special program that for years has protected more than 5,000 Nicaraguans against deportation, but stopped short of ending similar protections for immigrants from Honduras or other countries. ...

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Students take to the street to demand immigration reform

Fresno State students are holding their government accountable for reforming the country’s immigration system. The university’s Social Work Student Association (SWSA) led a march in Reedley on Saturday, where more than 50 people called for immigration reform that includes permanent ...

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Author discusses how to manage diabetes treatment

Fresno State students and community members with diabetes heard tips and advice on how to regulate insulin during a lecture held last Wednesday. More than a hundred students, practitioners and members of the diabetic community attended a the lecture on ...

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Barking Bulldogs debaters finish season in third place

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story has been corrected. The Fresno State Barking Bulldogs debate team has ended its first half of the 2017-18 season. The Barking Bulldogs ended the Robert Barbera Debate Tournament at California State University, ...

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ASI approves New USU for ballot, senator calls it ‘harassment’

The Associated Students Inc. senate voted on Wednesday to allow the New USU referendum on the voting ballot in the spring semester. At least one senator voiced his concerns on the latest vote by the student government. The vote had ...

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Genocide ripped a family apart. Uncovered letters tell their story

Adrienne Alexanian went to clean the closet of her late father not too long after he died. In the process, she uncovered an old chapter – personal experiences she hadn’t known about – of the Armenian Genocide. Her father, Yervant ...

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Someone is messing with Fresno State’s MLK statue

Fresno State officials are scratching their heads and wondering who placed a shirt and hat on the statue of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Peace Garden. Amy Luna, manager of emergency operations & business continuity, said the shirt was ...

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Betsy DeVos is changing how we handle sexual misconduct

United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is challenging college students across the country to debate how the law and universities should handle allegations of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to rape. The Secretary’s call to action is the latest ...

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She said she was raped. A process nobody asks for followed

Editor’s Note: The following story consisted of two months of reporting by Collegian staff. Names of rape victims are typically not revealed in news stories. However, the subject of this story granted permission to the publication to name her. Our ...

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How sexual misconduct policies are handled at Fresno State

The Collegian reached out to Deborah Adishian-Astone, Fresno State’s vice president for Administrative Services, for a brief Q&A on the university’s Title IX/sexual misconduct policies. Here are Adishian-Astone’s answers provided to The Collegian in an email. 1.) How does the ...

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Richter Center celebrates 10 years of service

The Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning celebrated its 10th anniversary Monday. The celebration, which was an ice cream social held in the North Gym, allowed students to mingle. The Richter Center is a hub of ...

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Donate a toy for a kid who needs one this Christmas

Fresno State’s annual Toys for Tots Drive officially kicked off on Nov. 9 during the Veterans Memorial and Veterans Day Service on campus. The toy drive is sponsored by the Marine Corps League. The Toys for Tots Drive is a ...

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Fresno State is celebrating its international students this week

Fresno State kicked off International Education Week to celebrate the university’s accomplishments in promoting the exchange of students across the world. Food, giveaways and performances kicked off the event Monday at the Speakers Platform near the Henry Madden Library. Marcela ...

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Media professionals join students for night of recognition

The green screens in the broadcast studio in the Speech Arts Building were traded for elegant black curtains last week as the media, communications and journalism department honored scholarship recipients, fellows and two hall of famers. Hannah Wrathall, a fourth-year ...

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Why Fresno State’s first lady believes in giving students a hug

Graduation hugs have become a custom for Fresno State’s first lady Mary Castro. It was a recent topic in an article from local news source, GV Wire. Castro told The Collegian that her embraces are not limited to any time ...

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Castro and Zante go digital for feedback

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro and Associated Students Inc., President Blake Zante fielded questions last week from students and alumni via Facebook Live during a student forum. Students asked about issues ranging from campus parking, student safety and having ...

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Court awards anti-abortion group after campus debacle

This article has been updated from a previous version to reflect new information. The Fresno State professor accused last semester of violating a campus club’s free speech rights claims he did nothing wrong. Greg Thatcher, professor of public health, said ...

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