Don’t let yourself get lost in the shuffle

With only a handful of weeks until the end of the semester, the final stretch of stress is real. At the beginning of every school year, it’s hard not to be optimistic. Campus is full of excitement, and there are ...

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ASI vote was the wrong way to go

Last week, after offering the paper for free to all students for at least 10 years, Associated Students, Inc. ended its contract with The Fresno Bee. Even though negotiations with The Bee came down to the newspaper compromising to lower ...

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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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Remedies for midterm madness

Because time flies when you’re stressed, it is almost halfway into the semester. For some students, this might be a time when the beginning of the semester flurry starts to die down but for most, the pressure of productivity is ...

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‘Young Americans for Liberty’ are hosting a campus rally – here’s what you should know

On Friday, libertarian student group Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) will be holding a rally in the Free Speech Area at 9:30 a.m. according to a news release. Here are five things to know about the group: The YAL were ...

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Letter to the editor: The ‘New USU’ and why your voice matters

By Jennifer Vang As a student who originally voted “No” to last year’s “Bold New U” campaign, I can understand why there is a bit of frustration as to why there is a “New Student Union” campaign for this school ...

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Respect the smoking ban, it’s good for you

With our campus being the size that it is, it seems impossible to catch every single student or faculty member violating the recently installed smoking ban. And while a task force has been established at Fresno State to keep students ...

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Become a parking expert in 3 easy steps

With the first month of the semester winding down, students are finally beginning to experience the end of the parking frenzy that comes during the first few weeks of school. However, unless you play the game strategically, even with less ...

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DACA decision puts more than 1,000 Fresno State students in danger

By ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, President Donald Trump is exercising his hate and xenophobia at the extreme, punishing children who did not choose to come here, but were brought across the border in pursuit of a ...

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Did a “no” vote on the USU referendum matter?

Last week, the New Student Union Leadership Team sent out a campuswide survey to Fresno State students about the possibilities of, you guessed it, a new student union on campus. The survey is straightforward in its nature, and the student ...

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Finals week hacks that will help you thrive

It’s the beginning of the end. Finals week is near. Though it feels as though it may be impossible to go on, there are measures that can be taken that can ensure finals week can go as smoothly and successfully ...

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Yes, I know I’m graduating — no, I don’t know what my plan is

I say this on behalf of all eventual college graduates – please stop asking us what our plans are post-graduation. There are a few reasons for this, the first being that only a solid half of graduates know what their ...

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Let’s taco ’bout it: the end of affordable food at Fresno State

You may want to sit down for this. The Taco Bell Express on campus near the University Student Union is closing its doors during Dead Days in May. Originally, employees were given a notice that their days at Taco Bell ...

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Journalists write to empower

All voices – be they brown, black, white, queer, transgender or straight – deserve to be heard. When we open our ears to the experiences of others, the voices we wouldn’t normally listen to challenge us to open our eyes ...

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Twitter debacle should be learning lesson for all

It’s impossible not to have heard about Lars Maischak, the Fresno State history professor now in hot water over a February tweet which many believe to suggest President Donald Trump should be hanged. As a result, Maischak’s Monday and Tuesday ...

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Every experience deserves a platform

In the wake of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Fresno State is hosting an event Wednesday night featuring speaker Tim Mousseau, who is a sexual assault survivor-turned-speaker who promotes the idea of “reframing” the rape narrative. There are concerns amongst students ...

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Students vote ‘no’… now what?

Thursday afternoon, after months of campaigning from Student Involvement and other campus organizations, students voted against the Bold New U fee referendum – meaning they also voted against student fee increases for future Fresno State students and against the construction ...

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Bigger and ‘Bold’-er, but at what cost?

These days, students cannot navigate campus or even campus-run social media outlets without running into three words – Bold New U. It’s also completely possible to have seen students or administrators touting #BoldNewU gear including tote bags, wristbands and sunglasses ...

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