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Transferring from community college is underrated

When I think back to 2011 around this time, I am immediately brought back to overwhelming feelings in regards to where I was applying to college. At the time, my close friends were applying to juggernauts like UC Berkeley and ...

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Letter: How Black Friday is another form of class warfare

Think twice before you ridicule the masses that were waiting in lines outside WalMart and Best Buy the day after, and more frequently, the day of Thanksgiving. While it seems commonplace to crack a joke at the deal-starved lines, ask ...

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Stop gaslighting survivors and believe them

Ever since Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct accusations, alleged sexual abusers are being outed left and right. Little is being left behind in the wake of empowered survivors of sexual assault finally feeling able to admit the trespasses of their harassers. ...

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Letter to the Editor: What happened to Fresno? The solution to poverty starts locally

By John A. Jensen, founder FixTheNation.com @fixthenation I was born in Fresno, went to California State University, Fresno and moved to New York. And 25 years later, I am writing a book about poverty in America. And stunningly, Fresno is ...

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A tale of two grad students and the GOP tax plan

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Derek knew from the time he was 10 years old what he wanted to do when he grew up. On the first of a three-game soccer tournament, Derek ...

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One year later – you don’t have to accept Trump

One year ago today, Americans woke up to a reality that more than half the country desperately wanted to avoid. Donald Trump had been elected president. Reactions to Trump’s election were expected – complete shock, followed by the silent fear ...

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Group projects have got to go

It doesn’t matter if it’s the beginning, middle or end of the semester and it doesn’t matter if you’re in your freshman or senior year at Fresno State – at some point in your academic career, you will have to ...

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Coming out should be an act of bravery, not a way out

In the midst of dozens of women coming out against Harvey Weinstein with allegations of sexual assault or harassment, the hashtag #MeToo has prompted many more survivors of sexual assault to come out with their stories. One of those survivors ...

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Don’t let yourself get lost in the shuffle

With only a handful of weeks until the end of the semester, the final stretch of stress is real. At the beginning of every school year, it’s hard not to be optimistic. Campus is full of excitement, and there are ...

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Failure is your friend

This Entrepreneurial Life Thoughts, Lessons and Interviews When you decide to start a business as a student, you have to realize one important thing – you don’t know anything. The truth is, most students will never take a “how to ...

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Falling into the perfect season

Fall is a time for everyone. Everyone gets to eat all the pie they want, Fresno finally stops being the fiery inferno of hell it was over the summer and the leaves start to change colors everywhere on campus. With ...

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Why does it take a hashtag to validate female assault?

Why do women have to turn their painful experiences into hashtags in order to make them more believable or valid? In the wake of sexual assault allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, women have been sharing their experiences with sexual ...

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Letter to the editor: In defense of vote

By Sebastian Wenthe, ASI Senator of Clubs and Organizations Last week, Fresno State’s Associated Students, Inc. student senate unanimously voted to suspend negotiations with The Fresno Bee. I’m writing this article in response to The Collegian’s opinion piece entitled “ASI ...

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ASI vote was the wrong way to go

Last week, after offering the paper for free to all students for at least 10 years, Associated Students, Inc. ended its contract with The Fresno Bee. Even though negotiations with The Bee came down to the newspaper compromising to lower ...

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The Collegiate Guide to Financial Literacy: Cars

Every time I look at the Fresno State parking lot, I always wonder: How do students afford to buy their cars? Some ideas of how they could are that their parents love them, are secretly rich, leased their car or ...

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Keep your moral beliefs out of my reproductive rights

As the dystopian novel of the Donald Trump administration barrels on, irony layers upon itself as the president and his team move to roll back federal requirements issued by former President Barack Obama mandating insurance plans to cover birth control ...

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What our country needs is a leader, not whatever Trump is

Between the hurricanes, the Las Vegas mass shooting and continued tension with North Korea, President Donald Trump has shown his true colors as a leader, and none of them are commendable. It was an already known fact that Trump is ...

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Letter to the editor: New Student Union – for the students, by the students

By Yadira Valenzuela Last year, the “Bold New U” referendum failed. It did not fail for a “plethora” of reasons as a few voices have implied, it failed for two main reasons: lack of student involvement and misinformation regarding the project. ...

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