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CSU Chancellor stands by campus community

The California State University is committed to being an inclusive and welcoming institution of higher education that is enhanced by the students, faculty, staff and alumni from our global community. We are deeply troubled by President Trump’s recent executive order ...

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President Castro responds to Trump’s Muslim ban

Today I joined Chancellor Timothy White, the 22 other CSU presidents, the California State Student Association and the CSU Academic Senate in a statement of concern regarding the recent executive order issued by President Trump.   I want to underscore to ...

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Executive orders spell public chaos

Just a week into the new administration and many are questioning if we are living in a regime oddly reminiscent of George Orwell’s novel, “1984.” In only the first week, the swift move on many issues such as building The ...

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Mountain West mascot madness

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To have a seat or not to have a seat

Blood pumping adrenaline, a bit of underarm sweat, the fear of ambiguity and – at times – the feeling of total disdain. This is not describing a trip to the gym, but instead the nightmare that is class enrollment. The ...

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Remembering Benjamin Amirkhanian, 1915-2016

Benjamin Amirkhanian was a multifaceted human being. I was privileged to know him when he became a member of the board of the Fresno Free College Foundation (FFCF), a nonprofit organization committed to free speech and the enhancement of the ...

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He’s hired: now what?

Donald Trump is the President of the United States. To some, Trump seemed like the obvious choice. To others, it is nothing but a sign of the times, indicating that the end is near. But a feeling that conservative and ...

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Obama’s greatest hits and misses

As we say our final goodbyes to the dumpster fire of a year that was 2016, we also say a final goodbye to our (mostly) beloved 44th president, Barack Obama. In his eight years in office, President Obama has managed ...

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FAFSA budgeting for dummies

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Conflict of interest, or business opportunity? You decide.

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Shooting down rigid gun laws

Proposition 63 is nothing more than a list of wishful, unrealistic expectations that impinge on the integrity of law-abiding citizens and does nothing to prevent violent acts carried out by criminals. California citizens voted “yes” on Proposition 63 on Election ...

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Amphitheater may not be dead after all

Thank you for the great article on the Fresno State Amphitheater. The Amphitheater is a historic part of Fresno State that has welcomed politicians, musicians and comedians over the years. As Fresno State has evolved and grown, our student needs ...

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The ‘Clovis way of life’ just won’t do for me

If you’re familiar with Clovis Unified School District (CUSD), you’re probably also familiar with a few of its characteristics: its high-achieving student population, the conservative area in which its schools inhabit and it’s typically conservative values – that is, for ...

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What god-awful thing did our president-elect say today?

On Tuesday, our president-elect lifted up his leg and urinated on the First Amendment. “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences. Perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” President-elect ...

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The truth about turkeys

By Heather Moore Dear Editor, Cheers to Jessica Johnson for encouraging everyone to celebrate a vegan Thanksgiving (A meat-free Thanksgiving, but why?” published on Nov. 20). There’s no need to take a turkey’s life to celebrate the blessings in your ...

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On The Collegian’s coverage of sexual assault

By Jocelyna Carbajal Rape is the act of sexual intercourse against the will of a victim that can occur under a variety of circumstances. Providing news stories and opinions about rape in The Collegian will provide an awareness on campus ...

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In praise of The Collegian’s coverage

By Megan Hiett Dear Editor, I appreciate The Collegian’s intentional coverage of sexism and gender bias. I am aware that mainstream media reinforces expectations that we assume are universal expressions of gender and these stereotypes often lead to discrimination. We ...

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A meat-free Thanksgiving, but why?

Mashed potatoes and gravy, a warm dinner roll, stuffing, pumpkin pie, yams, green beans and Tofurky. Wait, Tofurky? Let’s take a step back. Let’s start off with honesty and allow me to admit that I’m biased. My argument will get ...

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