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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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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A quick political guide to what’s next for the ‘Dreamers’

By Sarah D. Wire Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON – Congress and the White House haven’t been able to agree on a plan to give legal status to millions of people brought to the country illegally as children, and the clock ...

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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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When you’re the only black student in the class

By Serenity Kelly There have been a few semesters where in more than one of my classes, I was the only black student. Sometimes, it felt awkward – especially when topics like slavery, Black Lives Matter or civil rights would ...

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Africana Studies could be integral to other studies

By Deja Wright As of fall 2017, only 2.9 percent of the population on campus identified as African-American, according to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at Fresno State. Among the small population, there are students who say African-American studies are ...

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Dear Black Writers, You Are Needed

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” Toni Morrison (African-American novelist and professor) This quote sums up the value and responsibility that black writers have. Stories about ...

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Gun violence is preventable

By: Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor Last week, carnage took place at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen precious lives were lost on Valentine’s Day. The day of love turned into a day of grief, pain and violence. What a travesty! Mass ...

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EDITORIAL: The free press is not free

Until 1999, The Collegian at Fresno State was produced daily. That spring, it became a publication that informed students three days a week. And in 2016, the paper cut its print product to two days a week. The downward trend ...

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As ASI tackles $700,000 reserve, senate should reflect on its efficiency

The Associated Students Inc. announced last week that it was finding ways to dip into a $700,000 reserve of unused student fees and put it toward, well, students. It has been a topic of discussion at each ASI meeting since ...

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We can turn tragedy into strength

In a matter of three weeks, Fresno State lost two students who were dearly loved by their campus peers. On Jan. 3, we learned of the death of Omar Nemeth. He was 19. His cause of death: an accidental drug ...

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The president distracts while appointees hammer core agencies, functions

By The Los Angeles Times With nearly every utterance, Donald Trump affirms the conclusion we reached two years ago that he is temperamentally and intellectually unfit to serve as president of the United States. But there he is, a year ...

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Giving back to the community: a new campus mural

Last year I was having my lunch break near a wall next to the McLane Hall building and I noticed how unsightly it looked. It has a vent on it that looked slightly dirty. The wall was painted a very ...

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Commentary: The vanishing Obama presidency ‘is like it never happened’

By Jeff Bergner The Virginian-Pilot One year ago, Barack Obama’s presidency came to an end. His election as the nation’s first black president was a major accomplishment for him and for the nation. Time will never erase that achievement. But ...

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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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