Letter to the editor: Consult checks and balances before assuming the country is crumbling

By Austin La Salle I am certain there are many things Ms. Carpenter and I would agree on in today’s age. I am confident we both did not vote for President Donald Trump in the 2016 election. It is definite ...

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Letter to the editor: Fresno State Twitter page admits to bias in the second “New USU” campaign

By Megan Bronson Does the university stand on the side of student voices? Clearly not. Or maybe, the voices of a select few. After a long and annoying campaign, the “Bold New U” referendum failed last year for a plethora ...

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DACA decision puts more than 1,000 Fresno State students in danger

By ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, President Donald Trump is exercising his hate and xenophobia at the extreme, punishing children who did not choose to come here, but were brought across the border in pursuit of a ...

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White Americans, your silence is deafening

It has been easy to throw low blows at the Donald Trump presidency. His tweets alone make it impossible not to refer to his last few months in office as a dumpster fire. It takes little effort to jab at ...

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Did a “no” vote on the USU referendum matter?

Last week, the New Student Union Leadership Team sent out a campuswide survey to Fresno State students about the possibilities of, you guessed it, a new student union on campus. The survey is straightforward in its nature, and the student ...

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As semesters come and go, The Collegian always stays

As new students step foot on the Fresno State campus and transfer students are getting to experience a new college setting, one thing has remained the same throughout the years at the university. The Collegian, a decades-old student newspaper, is ...

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Displaying boldness for days to come

The years have flown past us, and the time has finally come. After hours of studying for stressful tests, countless sleepless nights, and a cellphone’s memory full of unforgettable events we are now at the final stretch of the race ...

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Finals week hacks that will help you thrive

It’s the beginning of the end. Finals week is near. Though it feels as though it may be impossible to go on, there are measures that can be taken that can ensure finals week can go as smoothly and successfully ...

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Letter to the Editor: Write to Governor Brown – tell him the CSU needs $325 million more

By Jennifer Eagan President, California Faculty Association California’s governor and state legislators are making decisions right now that will have a direct impact on what it will cost you to get a college degree. Students can have a say in ...

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Yes, I know I’m graduating — no, I don’t know what my plan is

I say this on behalf of all eventual college graduates – please stop asking us what our plans are post-graduation. There are a few reasons for this, the first being that only a solid half of graduates know what their ...

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Music festivals are hardly worth the hype

Dust-filled air, desert temperatures and crowded campsites aplenty – that is the glory of music festivals like Coachella or Stagecoach. Glory to some, probably. But for me, it’s a hard pass. The thought of all the artists that I love ...

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Let’s taco ’bout it: the end of affordable food at Fresno State

You may want to sit down for this. The Taco Bell Express on campus near the University Student Union is closing its doors during Dead Days in May. Originally, employees were given a notice that their days at Taco Bell ...

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Journalists write to empower

All voices – be they brown, black, white, queer, transgender or straight – deserve to be heard. When we open our ears to the experiences of others, the voices we wouldn’t normally listen to challenge us to open our eyes ...

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Vintage days? More like VinDUTCH days!

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Letter to the Editor: Disparaging article should bring shame for Collegian staffers

EDITOR’S NOTE: This letter refers to an editorial featured in the Feb. 22, 2016 edition of The Collegian. As a former student who earned his BA and MA at Fresno State, I wish to express my disgust to the staff ...

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Letter to the Editor: Fresno State administrators show their hypocritical leadership

Even though I did not vote for either poor candidate for president I could not believe the varied violent, hateful and sickening comments made over time by Dr. [Lars] Maischak. Allowing and validating some of the worst and most heinous ...

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Twitter debacle should be learning lesson for all

It’s impossible not to have heard about Lars Maischak, the Fresno State history professor now in hot water over a February tweet which many believe to suggest President Donald Trump should be hanged. As a result, Maischak’s Monday and Tuesday ...

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Every experience deserves a platform

In the wake of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Fresno State is hosting an event Wednesday night featuring speaker Tim Mousseau, who is a sexual assault survivor-turned-speaker who promotes the idea of “reframing” the rape narrative. There are concerns amongst students ...

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