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‘Don’t tell your parents:’ An account of sexual assault and its lasting effects

By Scared and tainted (Name withheld by request) @thecollegian Locker-room talk is not an excuse to turn a blind eye to or condone sexual harassment or assault. People who shrug off these malicious actions and words do not understand how ...

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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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Recreation Center: Out of order

Mario Cisneros Special to The Collegian I am currently a senior at Fresno State. I’m hoping this letter will help get my message out there, so President Castro can take action on the following issue. I’ve been using the Student ...

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Proposition 55 deserves a ‘yes’ vote

There are a ton of candidates and ballot measures vying for our attention this election season. But one in particular—Proposition 55—deserves a closer look and a ‘yes’ vote. While it may seem that Proposition 55, the California Children’s Education and ...

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Trump’s ‘locker room banter’ contributes to rape culture

Rape culture is an environment in which sexual violence against women is so normalized that it is excused by most of mainstream culture. Even if you’ve never heard the words rape culture before, you’ve probably seen it. Rape culture is ...

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Hillary hates babysitting duty

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Healthy distractions

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Ask Amber

By Amber Carpenter @ambscarpenter Q: I’m newly single and haven’t been on the dating scene in 3 ½ years. However, the dating game is different now – there are now direct messages on social media, Tinder and tons of other ...

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Park it like it’s hot

More often than not, I roll into the parking lots at Fresno State with a “Hunger Games” type mentality. We’re all just vultures trying to survive as best as we possibly can, and that often means that we’re guilty of ...

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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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Practice makes perfect

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Mental illness: erase the stigma

The first week in October is commemorated as National Mental Health Awareness Week. Tomorrow, Oct 6, is National Depression Screening Day. On the surface, weeks or days like this seem relatively unimportant to most. With the recent passing of National ...

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Debate strategies

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Ask Amber

Q: Lately, I feel like I’m drowning. My schoolwork is never-ending, my boyfriend and I never see each other and I’m getting scheduled to work 40 hours a week at work. How do I manage to do all of those ...

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On kindness and the internet

I used to have a rear-view mirror ornament of a cartoon owl saying “Kindness Matters.” This is an embarrassing truth, but a truth nonetheless. No one used to be a bigger proponent for optimism, random acts of kindness and seeing ...

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Imaginary Blimp

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The new iPhone 7

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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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