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Brianna’s Accidental Anecdotes: I wasn’t just “heart-ing coitus”

My best friend’s 20th birthday was coming up, and for once I knew exactly what to get the girl who had everything. I’ve known my best friend, Laura, since kindergarten. We went to elementary and middle school together, and although ...

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Fee proposals mark tax base deterioration

The City of Fresno is planning to increase the price of water. Fresno residents will see some pretty drastic price increases by mid-2016, according to a Fresno Bee article published Sept. 26. To combat this increase, former county supervisor Doug ...

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American Muslims should not be held responsible

After dozens of people were killed in an attack on a mall in Kenya, Bob Beckel went on the Fox News show “The Five” to say what I think he believed was an impassioned, patriotic speech. “The time has come ...

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Haley is Cranky: a weekly column

This is my cranky column, and if you don’t want to read unimportant generalizations and irrational conclusions you should go to the next page.

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How the Tea Party ruined my email address

I think I should preface this anecdote by introducing myself. My name is Brianna Vaccari, and for as long as I can remember, people in my life who know me fairly well always called me by the nickname “Bri.” Also, ...

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The stupidest question you’ve ever asked

Have you ever heard someone say, “I hope I can get a job with my major?” I’m sure you have; you may have even said it yourself — I know I have. It is one of those perennial ideas with ...

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The actual issue with “Grand Theft Auto”

A friend sent me an iPhone video of his experience picking up the latest installment of Grand Theft Auto—known simply as GTA V. The video shows a mass of people—men, women, and children, middle aged to pre-teens—standing in crude formation ...

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This vs. That: understanding the difference between rural and redneck

There seems to be an American fascination with rednecks. Indeed, many Americans like to identify themselves as such. Just driving around campus, one sees trucks and SUVs, maybe even cars, with a decal identifying the driver as a redneck.

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President Obama’s credibility dilemma

Our president, secretary of state and those who agree with them are fools. 

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The disillusionment of the American President

Twelve years after the fact, America is still mourning the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. More than 3,000 people were killed in an event that shook the nation, an unfathomable evil of which we as a country could not ...

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Aiding our attackers

Today is the 12th anniversary of the trajectory changing Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. How interesting that our president, secretary of state and myriad members of Congress stand ready to unleash bombs on a Middle Eastern nation. 

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The National Security Agency: Out of Sight, and/or Out of Mind?

It is difficult at times to be upset about things that we cannot visually see or experience.  Without tangible physical, sensory experiences the human mind tends to forget, or not even care at all. 

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Rounding out the Rebels

The Huffington Post reported that Christian groups in Syria are rather fearful about the rebels overthrowing President Bashar al-Assad. 

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Love and loathing at Wal-Mart

On Saturday, I went to Wal-Mart. The brainchild of one Sam Walton, it is the largest employer in the world, with 2 million people claiming their incomes from the coffers of this multinational corporation.

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The other side of Fresno State football

Thursday‘s home opener created traffic nightmare with classes in session I was so happy when the Bulldogs football team beat Rutgers 52-51 on Thursday. The sad part is, I was happy because the end of game meant the huge campus traffic ...

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A Wise Decision: The British vote on Syria

Thursday, the British Parliament voted not to aid the Syrian rebels militarily. The New York Times reported that David Cameron’s government had hoped for the opposite. 

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Miley Cyrus: We hope she’ll stop

I often discuss the silliness of too much media focus on celebrities and their actions. However, this does not mean I won’t discuss the actions of certain entertainers, especially when those entertainers imprint a particular vice or virtues on the ...

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Together, let’s lead Fresno State to new heights

It’s a great time to be Bulldogs! Like many of you, I am excited for a new school year on the Fresno State campus, and I am humbled and honored to be your new president.

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