Enough with saying it’s a myth, the gender wage gap does exist

By Andrea Felix As a Hispanic woman living in the 21st century, reading an article stating that Black and Hispanic women are most affected by the gender wage gap came to me as a shock of disappointment. The gender wage ...

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Latinos in Education: Improving the High School Dropout Rate

By Ana E. Chavez The high school dropout rate is an issue for Latino/as high school students, who are still at a higher risk of dropping out than their Black, White, and Asian peers. The Pew Research Center has identified ...

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Linguistic Discrimination: Speak English by force or by choice?

By Joshua Rivas When I was growing up, I believed that I was able to speak Spanish wherever and whenever I pleased. I thought that the people around me would pay no mind to it. This belief has stuck with ...

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Letter to the Editor: What happened to Fresno? The solution to poverty starts locally

By John A. Jensen, founder FixTheNation.com @fixthenation I was born in Fresno, went to California State University, Fresno and moved to New York. And 25 years later, I am writing a book about poverty in America. And stunningly, Fresno is ...

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Letter to the editor: In defense of vote

By Sebastian Wenthe, ASI Senator of Clubs and Organizations Last week, Fresno State’s Associated Students, Inc. student senate unanimously voted to suspend negotiations with The Fresno Bee. I’m writing this article in response to The Collegian’s opinion piece entitled “ASI ...

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Letter to the editor: New Student Union – for the students, by the students

By Yadira Valenzuela Last year, the “Bold New U” referendum failed. It did not fail for a “plethora” of reasons as a few voices have implied, it failed for two main reasons: lack of student involvement and misinformation regarding the project. ...

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Letter to the editor: Trump and the NFL

By Alex Vavoulis, Professor Emeritus at CSU Fresno It’s a shame that President Trump missed a good opportunity in the imbroglio that has occurred with the black players in the NFL kneeling on one knee for the playing of the national anthem. Perhaps no ...

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Letter to the editor: We Deserve Better, We Deserve a New Student Union

By Juan Guzman We deserve a new building that will ignite campus pride and allow students to feel creative and comfortable on our campus. A new facility with more study space, meeting spaces, food options, napping areas, lounge space, computer ...

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Letter to the editor: Consult checks and balances before assuming the country is crumbling

By Austin La Salle I am certain there are many things Ms. Carpenter and I would agree on in today’s age. I am confident we both did not vote for President Donald Trump in the 2016 election. It is definite ...

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Letter to the editor: Fresno State Twitter page admits to bias in the second “New USU” campaign

By Megan Bronson Does the university stand on the side of student voices? Clearly not. Or maybe, the voices of a select few. After a long and annoying campaign, the “Bold New U” referendum failed last year for a plethora ...

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Letter to the Editor: Write to Governor Brown – tell him the CSU needs $325 million more

By Jennifer Eagan President, California Faculty Association California’s governor and state legislators are making decisions right now that will have a direct impact on what it will cost you to get a college degree. Students can have a say in ...

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Letter to the Editor: Disparaging article should bring shame for Collegian staffers

EDITOR’S NOTE: This letter refers to an editorial featured in the Feb. 22, 2016 edition of The Collegian. As a former student who earned his BA and MA at Fresno State, I wish to express my disgust to the staff ...

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Letter to the Editor: Fresno State administrators show their hypocritical leadership

Even though I did not vote for either poor candidate for president I could not believe the varied violent, hateful and sickening comments made over time by Dr. [Lars] Maischak. Allowing and validating some of the worst and most heinous ...

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Bold New U is for all students

This week, Fresno State students will face an important choice regarding the future of our new student union. With all of the negative attention and falsities surrounding the “Bold New U,” I would like to clarify a few points in ...

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A vote for Sedaño is a vote for veteran voices

My name is Cody T. Sedano, and I am a Fresno State veteran student. For almost five years now, veteran students have been attempting to achieve voting representation in their student government. It was not until now that we are ...

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A ‘Bold New U’ shouldn’t take priority over diverse student needs

By Andrew Dadasovich In the time of uncertainty for us all, we should not add a weight to the students of the future. A new University Student Union is on the ballot in March, and this means that an increase ...

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It’s time for an updated University Student Union

By Dan Waterhouse Let’s cut to the chase – I support the new USU project. The existing University Student Union is 50 years old and outdated for serving today’s students. At some point in the near future, substantial investments will ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Cecilia E. Ruesta, President

My name is Cecilia Ruesta. I am originally from Lima, Peru. I came to the U.S. when I was 17 and became a proud U.S. citizen last year. I am a queer female mother of a 6-year-old daughter, whom I ...

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