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Spring Break deserves reconsideration

DURING MY SPRING break I thought that nothing else could have been better than having a week of relaxation and taking my mind off of school, work and everything else that was remotely associated with the two, I can’t help ...

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American food industry could benefit from Japanese example

YOU’VE GOT A craving for coffee, so you go to Starbucks for a Venti Caramel Frappuccino. It’s 24 ounces of sugar and caffeine, for a total of 530 calories — one third to one fourth of the daily recommended caloric ...

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A plea for cell phone sanity

RAZR, KRZR OR CHOCOLATE? I do not know if I should shave with it or eat it. Can you believe these are the names of phones? I can’t. My boyfriend and I have been looking for new phones. Our batteries ...

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In defense of smokers

I HAVE A SECRET. I love the designated smoking sections on campus. It isn’t even about being a smoker for me. Mostly, I just enjoy the sense of security these tiny pockets on campus offer. Before I go on, I ...

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Letters to the Editor

AS money available to clubs Your student government wants to give your club or organization free money to fund on-campus events. Each year Associated Students, Inc., allocates thousands of dollars to subsidize on-campus events, but these funds are consistently underutilized. ...

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Executive Irresponsibility

As I was surfing the Net for various news articles the other day, I came across a couple that got my blood boiling. Each of them dealt with the president’s hush of the media on serious world matters. Now, whether ...

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Time for school to take the baton with respect to campus recycling program

Our Opinions After seeing it in action for the last few months, we are all rather pleased with the results of the efforts of Fresno State Plant Operations in implementing its recycling program around campus. The plan was put into ...

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The One-Finger Salute

Thumbs up to spring break. We gave it a thumbs down last week, but this week, it’s seven days closer — we’re counting down in hours. Thumbs up to the NCAA for choosing the Save Mart Center as the venue ...

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Breaking Even

“Breaking Even” by Patrick Tran for Monday, March 26, 2007.

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Conflict in Iraq finally hits home

W E HAVE ALL read the most recent headlines. We have all seen the news reports about the dead and dying soldiers in Iraq. But most of us think that the war is over there — it cannot affect us ...

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Does Tetris promote a communist agenda?

I PLAY TETRIS. It is simultaneously the best and the worst video game of all time. Discounting famine, fascism and genocide, Tetris brought a tear to more eyes than any other Soviet export. It’s got a lot going for it. ...

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UHS students a campus nuisance

CAN ANYONE PLEASE explain to me what kind of school this is? Are we still in high school or are we in college? Am I the only one who is sick and tired of the growing high school population on ...

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Do campus reports of alcohol consumption understate abuse?

National study belies campus stats I DON’T THINK of Fresno State students as paragons of virtue. I rarely think of any college-aged individual as a paragon, especially when it comes to alcohol. Eddie Jimenez, a columnist for The Fresno Bee, ...

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Feminism — not a four-letter word

Strife for equality for women is an ongoing quest I KEEP HEARING people complain when I use the ‘F’ word. It offends people. Men often feel attacked by the use of it. Of course, an astute reader will realize I ...

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Should video games be held accountable?

As violence among teens increases, who should take responsibility: parents or products? A 19-YEAR-OLD MAN accused of murdering a teenager with a shotgun claimed that a history of violent video games affected him into action. “He would just go into ...

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The One-Finger Salute

Thumbs up to Fresno’s diligent police force this St. Paddy’s Day — drunk driving is a bad thing and it’s worse when you’re green. Thumbs up to March Madness. We wish you were here all year long. We would never ...

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Breaking Even 3-19-07

“Breaking Even” by Patrick Tran – Monday, March 19, 2007

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Redefining “bitches� and “hoes�

Ambiguous language of hip-hop discourse demands reconsideration I LOVE LANGUAGE. It’s a powerful tool that helps us make sense of our world. But sometimes I worry that words aren’t exactly enough. I worry that we lack the strong definitions necessary ...

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