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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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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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Be fair to your religious neighbor. Study their past

It’s important to know when people’s decisions are based on their religion. Important because, although we may not always agree with their faith, their firm beliefs fuel their everyday actions which then have an effect on everyone else. There are ...

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A goodbye letter from the editor

When I started this job last fall, I had zero idea what to expect. There were a lot of things I didn’t know, but of three things I was positive – I knew that I was terrified, that this was ...

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This Entrepreneurial Life: An interview with Tyler Turk – founder, Crated with Love

Tyler Turk is a Fresno State Craig School of Business alumnus and the owner of Crated with Love, a business he started after a class project. Turk owns and operates his business in Fresno. Conrad Kimball: What does your business ...

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