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CSU Chancellor stands by campus community

The California State University is committed to being an inclusive and welcoming institution of higher education that is enhanced by the students, faculty, staff and alumni from our global community. We are deeply troubled by President Trump’s recent executive order ...

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President Castro responds to Trump’s Muslim ban

Today I joined Chancellor Timothy White, the 22 other CSU presidents, the California State Student Association and the CSU Academic Senate in a statement of concern regarding the recent executive order issued by President Trump.   I want to underscore to ...

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Amphitheater may not be dead after all

Thank you for the great article on the Fresno State Amphitheater. The Amphitheater is a historic part of Fresno State that has welcomed politicians, musicians and comedians over the years. As Fresno State has evolved and grown, our student needs ...

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The four stages of procrastination

Now that midterms are over, students at Fresno State are in the final stretch of the fall semester. That dreaded final stretch means things like prepping for cumulative exams, presentations and group projects. Students are feeling the pressure now more ...

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Proposition 55 deserves a ‘yes’ vote

There are a ton of candidates and ballot measures vying for our attention this election season. But one in particular—Proposition 55—deserves a closer look and a ‘yes’ vote. While it may seem that Proposition 55, the California Children’s Education and ...

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Park it like it’s hot

More often than not, I roll into the parking lots at Fresno State with a “Hunger Games” type mentality. We’re all just vultures trying to survive as best as we possibly can, and that often means that we’re guilty of ...

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Mental illness: erase the stigma

The first week in October is commemorated as National Mental Health Awareness Week. Tomorrow, Oct 6, is National Depression Screening Day. On the surface, weeks or days like this seem relatively unimportant to most. With the recent passing of National ...

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Academic student employees deserve better

By Sandip Roy As academic-student employees, we have been bargaining with the California State University system throughout the summer for a better contract for the last three years, in an attempt to end student poverty and homelessness. We are appalled ...

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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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Slumlord housing exists and Fresno State students can help

Fresno has a century-old intolerable problem: slumlord housing, predominantly in West Fresno. Slumlords are landlords out for profit who neglect the health and safety of their vulnerable residents. There are housing codes and regulations that are supposed to be upheld. Codes and ...

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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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Just college senior things

Once again it is the time of the year when a swath of Fresno State students will walk across a stage and exit this campus as graduates. Sitting here as a senior myself, I find myself battling a mix of ...

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In the market for a farmer’s market

Fresno State should institute an outdoor farmer’s market during the warmer months. We live in the agricultural basket of the nation. Why don’t we showcase this on our campus through the sale of fresh fruits and vegetables during the spring ...

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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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Time to trash timed essays

The way we look at writing tests has got to change. It is no secret that students hate timed essays. They put extreme pressure on us to perform our writing, and often do not give us the opportunity to write ...

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Let’s be done with finals forever

As we approach the end of the semester yet again, the impending week of final exams incites fear in the hearts of students everywhere. While a few of us are confident in our test taking capabilities, most of us are ...

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EDITORIAL: School takes pause after threat of violence

Editor’s note: The Collegian does not name the suspect(s) in mass shootings or the threat of one. We can take a breath. The events of Monday – which brought normal operations at Fresno State to a grinding halt – have ...

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