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Editorial: Fresno State has work to do

Fresno State made local and national – maybe global – headlines after English professor Randa Jarrar tweeted fiery comments regarding former First Lady Barbara Bush. The comments caused social media users to fume. And they led to a debate over ...

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Click here to donate to The Collegian’s future and help #SaveStudentNewsrooms

Thank you for choosing to support student newsrooms like The Collegian, which offers an invaluable service to its readers and training for tomorrow’s storytellers. Click here to access the Fresno State donation page and choose whether you’d like to give a ...

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Editorial: Will we learn from our mistakes?

It’s the politics of it all that has us spinning in circles. We have been here before, and we will likely come back to this same place in the future. We can predict that another professor or administrator or even ...

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Editorial: Fresno State professor’s Barbara Bush comments are fruitless

Fresno State is feeling the pressure. Yet again, a professor goes on a social media tirade and attracts fury from all corners of the internet. And again, we will witness another senseless Twitter squabble. Tuesday afternoon, after news broke that ...

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Recent changes at The Collegian serve as proof we care about our future

At our recent midsemester meeting, The Collegian staff gathered to discuss the progress of the newspaper during the first half of the semester, including awards won and the exceptional news coverage our reporters have produced. Two reporters were also given ...

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Why your concerns over the New USU were not new

Enrollment at an all-time high. Parking issues. Tuition hike talks. You may think these points refer to today’s climate at Fresno State. While they are aspects of current campus life, that was also the reality 50 years ago. With students ...

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The Collegian’s future is unknown. You can make a difference

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with a time and date of the open Collegian Task Fore meeting. We don’t know what the future holds for The Collegian. We wish we did. At a time when newspapers are faced ...

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EDITORIAL: The free press is not free

Until 1999, The Collegian at Fresno State was produced daily. That spring, it became a publication that informed students three days a week. And in 2016, the paper cut its print product to two days a week. The downward trend ...

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As ASI tackles $700,000 reserve, senate should reflect on its efficiency

The Associated Students Inc. announced last week that it was finding ways to dip into a $700,000 reserve of unused student fees and put it toward, well, students. It has been a topic of discussion at each ASI meeting since ...

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We can turn tragedy into strength

In a matter of three weeks, Fresno State lost two students who were dearly loved by their campus peers. On Jan. 3, we learned of the death of Omar Nemeth. He was 19. His cause of death: an accidental drug ...

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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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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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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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We’re with her: Ready for Madam President

It’s time to end the conservative Republican press spin cycle that tarnishes the value of Hillary Clinton’s long-running history of tireless public service. Clinton has battled negative press cycle time after time and come out of each maintaining her own ...

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The last straw

THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS GRAPHIC LANGUAGE Enough is enough. How much more of a circus can the presidential election become before people put true patriotism over political allegiance? Donald Trump began his campaign by attacking Mexicans. He gained support by persecuting ...

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An open letter to Trump supporters

To the people trying to “Make America Great Again”: As a gay, biracial woman, I’m sure it’s easy to understand why I’d take issue with some of the things that Donald Trump stands for. It’s not necessarily a surprise why ...

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