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As we embark on the ‘New USU’ journey, here’s what the ‘USU’ has offered us

In a few years, a new age will begin at Fresno State when the New University Student Union is built. However, let’s remember the “campus living room” that’s served Bulldogs well for 50 years. The College Union, or the CU ...

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Death, fights and band nights. The Bucket’s ties to history

I like The Bucket. Although I’ve mixed emotions about the current slightly down-at-heels place, I loved the old one on the other side of the building, across from the main entrance to Henry Madden Library. The old Bucket was roughly ...

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A brief history of ‘free speech’ unrest at Fresno State

Happenings at Fresno State’s Free Speech Area have been testy lately. Street preachers have been back on campus, purveying their intolerance and trying to incite particular reactions from students they then can use to raise money with. The Thursday before ...

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Sex on campus has changed over the years

These days, I hear that the hot spots besides the dorms for having sex on campus are the far corners of the basement in the north wing of Henry Madden Library and certain one-stall restrooms around campus. Things haven’t changed ...

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Should university research policies apply to Facebook surveys by students?

Who knew that moderating polls or surveys on a Fresno State-oriented Facebook group could get so controversial? I found out the week before spring break how contentious it can get. Recently, the Collegian ran a story about the final ASI ...

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North Gym 118 wasn’t always the meeting place it is today

Have you ever wondered if North Gym 118 has always been a conference room? It used to house an aquatics center. Before the aquatics center was built eight years ago, Room 118 was a swimming pool. It was built in ...

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Campus Column: Questions about campus safety are longstanding

The other day, I was browsing some of the Associated Students Inc. candidate statements and noticed campus safety is one of the big issues this election. No surprise, given the recent shooting across Shaw Avenue from the Student Rec Center ...

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Gun violence is preventable

By: Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor Last week, carnage took place at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen precious lives were lost on Valentine’s Day. The day of love turned into a day of grief, pain and violence. What a travesty! Mass ...

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Giving back to the community: a new campus mural

Last year I was having my lunch break near a wall next to the McLane Hall building and I noticed how unsightly it looked. It has a vent on it that looked slightly dirty. The wall was painted a very ...

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A tale of two grad students and the GOP tax plan

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Derek knew from the time he was 10 years old what he wanted to do when he grew up. On the first of a three-game soccer tournament, Derek ...

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Failure is your friend

This Entrepreneurial Life Thoughts, Lessons and Interviews When you decide to start a business as a student, you have to realize one important thing – you don’t know anything. The truth is, most students will never take a “how to ...

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The Collegiate Guide to Financial Literacy: Cars

Every time I look at the Fresno State parking lot, I always wonder: How do students afford to buy their cars? Some ideas of how they could are that their parents love them, are secretly rich, leased their car or ...

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Ask Amber

Q: Lately, I feel like I’m drowning. My schoolwork is never-ending, my boyfriend and I never see each other and I’m getting scheduled to work 40 hours a week at work. How do I manage to do all of those ...

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Is Class Boring, or are Students Just Lazy?

By Tiera Richardson / Special to The Collegian  As I sit in a full night class, I couldn’t help but notice the majority of the students fidgeting on technical devices, completely unengaged with the lecture. “What were they doing?” I thought ...

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The parking lot

By Angela Graham/ Special to The Collegian  The wheels of my car roll into the parking lot. My search begins before my 9 o’clock class. Passing full rows, experience whispers to me so my feet won’t hear. “Go straight to ...

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The Collegian follows the new age

Welcome fellow Bulldogs to a new journey – the start of the school year, which holds a possibility for personal breakthroughs, educational discoveries and months of unforgettable memories. As you were all getting ready for the semester, we at The ...

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As we walk off into the sunset

Another school year is coming to an end, and with that another batch of students is being sent into the real world. What have they learned? Have we actually trained the students to be competitive in the job market, or ...

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Invest in our education first

The most important spaces on any institution’s campus should be the spaces where students are learning. The focus of attending a university is to learn. So you would think that a university’s top priority would be making sure that students ...

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