The One-Finger Salute

Thumbs up to Vintage Days. There was definitely enough good food and entertainment to keep us coming back for years to come. Thumbs up to Nick Watney, the Fresno State alumnus who won his first PGA tournament — the Zurich ...

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As apocalypse draws nearer, so does time to start caring

CALL IT VALHALLA, Armageddon or the Rapture, there’s nothing like a good end-of-world scenario. Nothing like it at all, and usually nothing afterwards, too.

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Virginia Tech massacre: preventable?

LIFE FOR A college student or a professor is stressful enough. For the 25,000 students and faculty at Virginia Tech this Monday, life became a nightmare. For 32 of them, life was over. The names of the victims flash before ...

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Energy awareness campaign a worthy, economical cause

AS ALL OF YOU might know, there was an energy awareness carnival of sorts that took place on campus last week. The games, food, prizes and a lovable Wally Watt turned what some would probably consider to be a bore ...

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Correction regarding Monday’s AS editorial

The April 16 issue of The Collegian included the editorial “AS fails to promote elections,� which incorrectly stated: “AS pulled the remaining four ads that had not yet run.� Due to an internal miscommunication in The Collegian office, the editorial ...

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Imus debacle, revealing

I HATE TO BEAT a dead horse, but this Don Imus business has been on my mind for a few days. Foremost, I think he’s a dumb-dumb for saying what he did. In fact, I feel it was outright offensive, ...

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AS fails to promote elections

While we realize that many students on campus do not care about the student government, Associated Students Inc. (the organization formerly known as Associated Students), we were surprised to find AS does not care about itself. On Wednesday, April 11, ...

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Addressing heightism

Thank you CNN, for pointing out prejudice I didn’t know was affecting me. Honestly, I did not know about “heightism� — discrimination based on height for unusually tall or short (primarily short) people. At 4 foot 9 inches, I definitely ...

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The One-Finger Salute

Thumbs up to the 60th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in major team sports in the United States. Thumbs up to the erratic weather we’ve had over the past week. Yes, it’s been a little rainy, maybe ...

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God bless you, Mr. Vonnegut

KURT VONNEGUT IS DEAD. Most of my favorite authors over the years have been dead guys, except Kurt Vonnegut. He was a living, breathing writer that I could count on. As of Wednesday, April 11, 2007, all my favorite authors ...

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Defining political priorities

Should John and Elizabeth Edwards continue working to be the First Family or put family first? EDWARDS FOR PRESIDENT. Well, Edwards for President, the sequel. John Edwards is running for President for the second time, but this time he faces ...

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Letters to the Editor

Responsibility for impact of video games should be shared The media today is protected by the First Amendment, and people have the right to publish. Despite freedom of speech, popular mass media need to consider the outcome of various publications ...

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A history of inequality drives modern feminism

I’M PICKING UP where I left off in my last column. Yup — feminism is my topic today, as it is near and dear to my heart. Last time I wrote about how women are still not treated equally to ...

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The One-Finger Salute

Thumbs up to spring football practice. The sooner they start, the sooner we can begin to forget about last season. Thumbs up to intramural sports. The Collegianators — despite missing their official captain, co-Sports editor Darrell Copeland III — trounced ...

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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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