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Free speech is about listening, not speaking

Welcome (back) to campus for the start of another academic year, a year I hope we start with open minds, open hearts, and open ears. Like most college campuses, maybe throughout history, ours houses some memories, some recent memories, of ...

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How the ‘Golden State Killer’ rocked the student journalism community in the Valley

At first, I didn’t believe what I was reading on my Twitter feed early Wednesday morning. News was breaking that the Golden State Killer, who had terrorized the state in the 1970s and 1980s, had finally been caught. Then, after ...

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Letter: On speech and Fresno State’s ‘pervasive’ boosters

By: Dan Waterhouse I read your editorial about what not to do when the next Twitter incident happens and chuckled. Like professor Randa Jarrar, I’ve been attacked, yea, even threatened by Fresno State “supporters.” In my case, the attacks occur ...

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Letter: Would you want to study at a university where freedom of speech is an ‘afterthought?’

By: Emily McKay Johnson Whether she’s a professor, a writer or just a woman existing, Randa Jarrar has every right to say whatever she wants. The problem is the context of her tweet was forgotten and instead, an outraged populous ...

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Letter: One tweet does not define the views of Fresno State

By: Blake Zante All week long, I have received hateful calls and social media messages about the recent incident at Fresno State. But that is not what this letter is about. All of this negativity reminded me of why I ...

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Letter: After school programs are key to getting kids off their phones

By: Stephany Corona As a college student, I know well that many of today’s youth are focused too much on social media, their electronic devices and improving their popularity status regardless of the cost. Instead of focusing on improving their ...

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Letter: Collegian article on social work student protest was ‘inaccurate’

By: Martha Vungkhanching I would like to respond to the article “Who’s To Blame” published in The Collegian on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, as written by Razmik Cañas and William Ramirez. The concerns and opinions of students in our Department of ...

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Letter: Stone Soup Fresno offers early childhood education to community

By: Mai Her Stone Soup Fresno is a non-profit organization with a rich history of  20-plus years dedicated to helping the South-east Asian Community. Some of the programs that are offered at Stone Soup Fresno are an Early Childhood Education ...

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Is college worth it when the cost is so high?

By: Cameron Leyva College tuition is a struggle at its finest. With the costs of college being raised year by year at rates at which students can’t afford its clear to see a problem that needs a fix. In March, ...

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‘Pink Cow’ offers community assistance for El Dorado Park neighborhood

By: Luisa Avila As a Fresno State student and part of the university’s Scholars in Service Program (SIS) and working with Wesley United Methodist Church, I have had the opportunity to serve and observe firsthand the impact that programs such ...

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The significance of Nelson Mandela in today’s world

By: Sudarshan Kapoor All over the globe, one can find memorials in honor of Nelson Mandela, an iconic leader who is regarded as an international hero. There are statues, buildings, schools, universities and even flowers that bear his name. The ...

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Letter to the editor: Use New USU funds for classroom upgrades

By Joshua Condra, plant science crop production management major As I sit in classrooms with uncomfortable chairs, old technology and interiors that could use some updates (i.e. a new coat of paint), why are we spending $60 million on a ...

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Letter to the editor: A New USU could attract new students

A vote for the New USU is a vote for a better Fresno State. My name is Sal Solorio, a communications major and I am a campus tour guide. Tour guides are the first faces an incoming student sees when ...

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ASI president endorses New USU project in letter to The Collegian

I write not as the Associated Students Inc. president, but as a concerned student. One who will not benefit from a New Student Union nor suffer the consequences of keeping our current building. It is no secret that the referendum ...

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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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