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One year later – you don’t have to accept Trump

One year ago today, Americans woke up to a reality that more than half the country desperately wanted to avoid. Donald Trump had been elected president. Reactions to Trump’s election were expected – complete shock, followed by the silent fear ...

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Keep your moral beliefs out of my reproductive rights

As the dystopian novel of the Donald Trump administration barrels on, irony layers upon itself as the president and his team move to roll back federal requirements issued by former President Barack Obama mandating insurance plans to cover birth control ...

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We have to move forward

What’s done is done. There is little point in engaging in petty arguments about what could have been or what should have been. Adding to the hostility Donald Trump brought to the forefront of the national conversation, which will likely ...

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Saying the election is ‘rigged’ undermines our democracy

By Troy Pope @troycpope In 2000, I was not old enough to vote, and I didn’t grasp the larger issues in that failed election process. I couldn’t comprehend why Vice President Al Gore didn’t challenge the election decision that favored ...

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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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Stand with Planned Parenthood

No matter how you feel about abortion, do not take it out on Planned Parenthood or its patrons. Don’t picket its buildings. Don’t harass its patrons. The men and women using these services are not guilty of anything other than ...

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Actions speak louder than prayer

Whenever dark times are upon us the world stops. Everyone comes together in solidarity after a tragedy, but what does any of it really mean? Some of us change our profile pictures on social media as a visual sign of ...

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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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An Apostle of Peace and Nonviolence

By Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor Professor Emeritus of Social Work Education “Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.” – Albert Einstein Mahatma Gandhi, the great spiritual, social ...

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More killing isn’t the answer

Anger grips us. The rage of what happened is still fresh in our minds. The question of guilt is no longer debatable. We seek justice. The “Boston Bomber” is guilty. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev didn’t claim innocence at trial, but rather that ...

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With Saddam Hussein gone, we helped create ISIS; go democracy

The world is embattled in endless conflict. Our government is collapsing a little more every day, and yet the United States is doing its best to force its unproven form of government onto the world. After 9/11, the Bush Administration ...

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The television news media: Helping you racially profile since 1980

In a crisis, is the news media effective at informing the public of what they need to know, or does it actually misinform and even harm the public? Sensationalistic television news isn’t a new phenomenon, but if you are paying ...

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Climate change affects us all

Global climate change is melting the ice caps, threatening species with extinction and dramatically altering the seasons. This is terrible; it’s 90 degrees in October. What does this mean for us? The most important result is we’re losing the cold-weather ...

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Ebola in the United States: Don’t believe the hype

There is a pandemic in this country. A real, measurable phenomenon; it’s a dangerous virus that has the power to tear apart our society. No, it isn’t Ebola. It’s the fear mongering we see everyday on television news. Yes it’s ...

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Internet censorship comes with a heavy price

Oh, how the Internet has claimed our lives and souls. It seems to drive our fingers with an invisible force as we tap away mindlessly on our mobile phones, tablets and computers. It is now, seemingly, second nature for us ...

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