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Discarding Free speech

Student Involvement vies to change iconic area’s name. Student Involvement sent a poorly circulated invitation for a survey last week, stating that the reason they want to change the name of the Free Speech Area. Their reasoning was: “This area ...

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Napping at Fresno State

Now that we are halfway through the semester, midterms are raining down upon us. Students are working hard, pulling all-nighters and surviving on coffee and Rockstars. But what happens when the stream of caffeine just doesn’t cut it? Where will ...

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College’s reaction to Muslim protests appalling

On Thursday, The Collegian received an email sent by an English professor to Fresno State’s Provost in regards to an email the Provost sent out to faculty members. The email recommended that all professors on campus tell their Muslim students ...

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A letter to the Red Wave

Jim Bartko In the nine months I’ve been at Fresno State as the Director of Athletics, last week was no doubt the toughest. The press coverage surrounding the choices several student-athletes made is not indicative of the mission of our ...

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Campus construction vital

Troy Pope’s opinion column on Sept. 16 about having to “endure” the inconvenience of construction activities is an understandable reaction to the inconvenience the electrical infrastructure project has created for our campus community. However, this is a critically important project ...

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Construct me lower tuition

If you haven’t noticed, Fresno State is in the midst of a massive construction project slated to last another year at least. While I’m sure the construction is much needed, why is my tuition the same when I have to ...

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Infrastructure backlog an issue

By Deborah Adishian-Astone Interim Vice President for Administrative Services   Jose Nava raised some important issues in his opinion column last Friday and in his recent outreach to the administration about areas of deferred maintenance that need to be addressed ...

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Infrastructure Unacceptable

By: Jose Nava Special to the Collegian Walking around campus every day, I see things that could be potential hazards for students. Elevators have not been inspected for over a year; restroom stalls around campus are missing doors and replaced ...

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Campus Column: ASI Elections 2015

The Collegian reached out to students running for Fresno State’s student government, Associated Students, Inc. The following are submissions sent by candidates on issues important to them and their campaign. Elections take place Tuesday, March 24 at 9 a.m. through ...

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Teachers need to use cheaper textbooks

By Bradley K. Martin Roger H. Tatarian Chair in Journalism One solution to the college textbook racket, as Rory Appleton notes, is for teachers to choose less costly alternatives to the publishers’ constant offerings of new editions. In each of my ...

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5 problems with student parking

Parking is an ongoing struggle for students at Fresno State. It comes off as if the school is piling more and more restrictions onto students who are just trying to get an education. THE FIRST PROBLEM: COST After shelling out thousands of dollars ...

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Dorm divide prejudicial

Last week, The Collegian ran a story about the gender divide in the school’s dorms. When I read the story, I was shocked that this is still a thing. College is supposed to be preparing young people for the real ...

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Mandatory training program helps you recognize sexual assault

If you are interested in continuing as a student at Fresno State, you have until March 20 to complete Haven, a mandatory training module on sexual assault and relationship violence. If you don’t take the required training module, your records ...

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Tapingo: Won’t you please be my Valentine?

There’s a new app available to Fresno State students, and if you’re an avid consumer of food on campus, it’s a game changer. Tapingo, a food-ordering app, recently contracted with Fresno State to bring its service to students. If you ...

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The year in review

A selection of ‘important’ issues Fresno State should be addressing As I conclude my first year at Fresno State, I’ve had both positive and negative experiences. While the positives have outweighed the negatives, Fresno State can make some strides toward ...

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It’s about the players, not the profits

Fresno State announced Jim Bartko as its new athletic director Monday creating an opportunity for some to discuss the future of what they see as the defining characteristic of the university – athletics. However, in these discussions, the reason we ...

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Sheep cartoon was an affront, agriculturalists aren’t to blame

By Charmayne Hefley Ag Communications Major We live in a very twisted society. It has become so far removed from the food that it eats that anytime something goes wrong and animals are hurt, we blame the agriculturalist. When animals ...

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Redirecting your fear: the disease you should should really worry about

Tis the season for illness. Fresno State recently did free tuberculosis tests for students and faculty who shared a class with a student who came down with the infection. Local and national agencies are ramping up Ebola protocols to show ...

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