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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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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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It’s OK to go to therapy. And it’s OK to talk about mental health

Last November I started seeing a therapist. I don’t have a story – the kind where there’s a defining moment when I knew I needed to go and then went. For me, it was culmination of too many moments. I ...

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A brief history of ‘free speech’ unrest at Fresno State

Happenings at Fresno State’s Free Speech Area have been testy lately. Street preachers have been back on campus, purveying their intolerance and trying to incite particular reactions from students they then can use to raise money with. The Thursday before ...

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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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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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Let’s embrace digital journalism, not fear it

This morning The Collegian launched its first all-digital issue, The Blueprint, to its readership. Our newspaper established its digital footprint with the start of its website. Previous editors of The Collegian understood the value in creating an online presence to ...

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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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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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Sex on campus has changed over the years

These days, I hear that the hot spots besides the dorms for having sex on campus are the far corners of the basement in the north wing of Henry Madden Library and certain one-stall restrooms around campus. Things haven’t changed ...

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Should university research policies apply to Facebook surveys by students?

Who knew that moderating polls or surveys on a Fresno State-oriented Facebook group could get so controversial? I found out the week before spring break how contentious it can get. Recently, the Collegian ran a story about the final ASI ...

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OPINION: Preaching to the wrong choir?

A group of fired up Fresno State students may be the wrong group to lecture to about the Bible — or maybe not. On Tuesday, amid dark clouds, a group of Fresno State students surrounded Jed Smock, a preacher from ...

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North Gym 118 wasn’t always the meeting place it is today

Have you ever wondered if North Gym 118 has always been a conference room? It used to house an aquatics center. Before the aquatics center was built eight years ago, Room 118 was a swimming pool. It was built in ...

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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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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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Campus Column: Questions about campus safety are longstanding

The other day, I was browsing some of the Associated Students Inc. candidate statements and noticed campus safety is one of the big issues this election. No surprise, given the recent shooting across Shaw Avenue from the Student Rec Center ...

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