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CSU budget woes continue

As more and more of the costs of higher education are shifted to students, and news of continued budget cuts plague public higher education institutions, many students have started to ask how we got into this mess in the first place.  Many of the budgetary decisions that impact higher education in California were made more than a decade ago and still impact our institutions’ funding today.

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Obama favored over Mitt

Now that Mitt Romney has wrapped up the Republican nomination, we can now ask the million-dollar question: Just who is going to win the presidency in November?

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What’s our name again?

Last Thursday, to great fanfare and accompanied by the Fresno State marching band and our ubiquitous mascot Time Out, Fresno State unveiled its new brand. Three years of work, the advice of 2,500 people and $15,000 worth of professional consulting later, the new logo is… about the same as the old one.

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Fresno State’s new logo: the creative process

Fresno State's new logo: the creative process

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Teachers need to change

Every other Monday at Boston University, biomedical engineering professor Mohammed Zaman passes out ratings sheets in his classes. Two of the questions are “How can the professor improve your learning of the material?”  and “Has he improved his teaching since the last evaluation?” Zaman reads what students say about his teaching technique and sends an email to the class telling students what things he will change.

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Letter to the Editor, 4/13/12

To the editor: Growing up I always found it hilarious that my father was considered an “alien” according to his Green Card. It was just sort of a joke until recently when I started opening my eyes to the reality of labels and their effect on society.

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Obamacare: An overview

The Supreme Court case concerning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare, is one of the more important cases to reach the court in recent memory.

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What the Trayvon Martin case teaches us

As a society, we like to think we are above stereotypes and discrimination. We like to think we don’t judge a book by its cover. We did, after all, elect Barack Obama to be president, so we’ve grown as a society, right?

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Who should you vote for?

Arthur Montejano and Daniel Harrison make their case to the students

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Candidates discuss fees, parking

On Wednesday, The Collegian hosted Associated Students, Inc. presidential interviews, interviewing two of the candidates for president, Arthur Montejano and Daniel Harrison. The following is an excerpt of the questions asked to the candidates and the answers given.

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Living within our means

I have four dollars in my wallet, just one dollar short of getting tofu at Panda Express. While this is a frustrating situation (because I am quite hungry as I’m writing this), I realize that I spent most of my money on Saturday when I was out with friends. And while I was spending this money, I knew that I might be a little hungry on Tuesday afternoon when I’m writing my next column. C’est la vie.

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The ‘B’ word is possible

The city of Fresno, after treading water for the last few years with stopgap measures to shore up the budget deficit, now appears to be sinking. The city is under “severe financial stress,” Mayor Ashley Swearengin explained last week. City Manager Mark Scott even warned that the “B” word — bankruptcy — was a possibility.

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Every student should vote

Associated Students, Inc. elections are right around the corner.  Elections will be held online, Tuesday, March 27 through Thursday, March 29. With just a week before ballots end up in your Fresno State email, campaign Facebook pages have been made, posters are tacked up in the halls and candidates can be found passing out business cards in the Free Speech Area.

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Text Walkers [cartoon]

Text walkers cartoon.

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Election update: It’s Rick vs. Mitt, but Romney still inevitable

After months of the press convulsing over who would emerge as the conservative alternative to “Massachusetts Moderate” Mitt Romney — Michele Bachmann! Rick Perry! Herman Cain! Newt Gingrich! — it appears that the narrative for the race for the Republican nomination has finally settled.

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The evolution of a bracket

Growing up, I considered myself an amateur Bracketologist. Every March, I would scrupulously (some would say anally) go through the NCAA Tournament bracket, picking what my upset picks were, which teams would make the Final Four and which team would win it all.

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The congregation must be crazy

I’ve seen it happen numerous times. I’m taking in some sun, sitting outside the Madden Library reading the paper, when a booming voice makes me look up to see what’s going on.

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R.I.P. Dr. Anderson

When Dr. Rodney Anderson failed to show up to consecutive classes, part of me knew something had to be wrong. Dr. Anderson, whom my friends and I, when speaking of him, affectionately called Rodney, just did not miss class.

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