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Alternate campus study areas prove insufficient

September 2006 saw the ground-breaking ceremony for the new Henry Madden Library. In preparation for the closure of the library, the university compiled a list of alternate study areas.

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Loss of speech

FOUR SCORE AND twenty years ago our leaders were better writers and speakers. Maybe even more recently than that, but I don’t think I was born yet.

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Lost that feeling

THERE’S THIS FEELING you get right after school starts. The sort of feeling that you get when you hear good things about a professor, that his class is entertaining. That his class is useful. That his class gets out early. Above all, that his class is easy.

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Campus Speak

There are a number of designated smoking areas at Fresno State while the rest of the campus remains smoke-free. How do you feel about smoking on campus?

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The One-Finger Salute

Thumbs up to the Bulldog football team for winning their season opener on Saturday 24-3 against the Sacramento State Hornets. We’re hoping it bodes well for the team — a sign they’ll be able to keep up with teams that actually do play football.

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A clear view of ‘The Hills’

A PECULIAR THING HAPPENED last Monday night that I still haven’t quite recovered from. I walked into my friend’s living room to encounter four grown, educated adults screaming at the television set, booing and hissing at a bevy of beautiful and stupidly banal characters who seemed to do nothing more than eat out and talk badly about one another for the show’s thirty-minute run.

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Technomania



A FEW MONTHS AGO, I needed to take care of a work-related issue. I’d been e-mailing the woman I was dealing with about the issue, and she’d been sending me responses every few seconds.

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Collegian returns

With the start of the new semester comes changes — new clothes, new classes, new professors and maybe even a new major for some. For the fall 2007 semester, The Collegian is not impervious to semester changes, as can be ...

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Boy wizard, rock legends prove models for the new school year

Here I go again on my own, goin’ down the only road I’ve ever known. Yes, it’s odd when the lyrics to a Whitesnake song actually sum up what’s happening in your life. But summer has run its course. We’re ...

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‘Auspicious’ beginnings despite difficult, stifling circumstances

AUSPICIOUS IS A good word that describes a good beginning: a football season, a school year, a career. Auspicious beginnings wouldn’t involve the dread of roommates stealing food, or their girlfriends’ nightly sleepovers. It’s good to have an auspicious start. ...

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President’s welcome

ANOTHER EXCITING ACADEMIC year is upon us at Fresno State. I want to take this opportunity to give a special welcome to our 2,600 new freshmen — the biggest freshman class in Fresno State history — our 1,800 new transfers ...

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On the road

IT'S AN OLD truism that the college experience constitutes a “very special time” in all of our lives. Some of us will remember our time in college with respect to our boyfriends, girlfriends, fiancés, random hookups or any other sort of significant other.

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Response to shooting near campus inspires

I WOKE UP AT 6:17 a.m. Tuesday when an old friend of mine from high school, who now attends the University of California, San Diego, sent me a message linking me to an article on CNN. Later that morning, Fresno ...

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Graduation does not guarantee occupational success

Cassie Resendez / The Collegian
GRADUATION IS FOR QUITTERS. Fresno State quitters are probably horrified about graduating. I know I am.

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Wisdom gleaned from college years

THE CLOSING OF the spring semester signals the end of many college careers. But not for me. I’ll be back for one last hurrah in the fall, with some knowledge as to how the world works. I know not to ...

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Helpful advice from an “academic addict”

I AM AN ADDICT. I discovered that this weekend when I found myself in desperate need of a fix. I was camping with family and friends and wasn’t sure if it was going to be possible. But like any good ...

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Time is now for students to take responsibility of increasing awareness into their own hands

TWO WEEKS AGO, the Associated Students Inc. elections were held. Not that most of us seemed to care. There were some positions for office that nobody ran for which relied on write-in candidates to be filled. Worse yet, only about ...

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The One-Finger Salute

Thumbs up to former Collegian photo editors Andrew Riggs and Joseph Hollak for receiving first place in “Breaking News Photography” at the regional level of the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards. The two will advance to the ...

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