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The president distracts while appointees hammer core agencies, functions

By The Los Angeles Times With nearly every utterance, Donald Trump affirms the conclusion we reached two years ago that he is temperamentally and intellectually unfit to serve as president of the United States. But there he is, a year ...

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Commentary: The vanishing Obama presidency ‘is like it never happened’

By Jeff Bergner The Virginian-Pilot One year ago, Barack Obama’s presidency came to an end. His election as the nation’s first black president was a major accomplishment for him and for the nation. Time will never erase that achievement. But ...

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One year later – you don’t have to accept Trump

One year ago today, Americans woke up to a reality that more than half the country desperately wanted to avoid. Donald Trump had been elected president. Reactions to Trump’s election were expected – complete shock, followed by the silent fear ...

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What our country needs is a leader, not whatever Trump is

Between the hurricanes, the Las Vegas mass shooting and continued tension with North Korea, President Donald Trump has shown his true colors as a leader, and none of them are commendable. It was an already known fact that Trump is ...

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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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Meet your ASI candidates: Monserrath Sanchez, Vice President of External Affairs

Hello, I am Monserrath, and I would love to have your support as a candidate for ASI vice president of external affairs. I am currently a sophomore pursuing a degree in political science with a minor in public administration. I ...

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Meet your ASI candidates: Demi B. Wack, Vice President of External Affairs

Hello! My name is Demi Wack, and I am running to become your vice president of external affairs. I am pursuing my undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in criminology. I am currently on the Council of Presidential Scholars ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Epifania Mendoza, Vice President of Finance

My name is Epifania Mendoza, and I am running for the ASI vice president of finance position. The role of the vice president of finance pertains to creating and maintaining ASI financial reports, reviewing grants and presenting them to the ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Cam Patterson, Vice President of Finance

I’ve served my student body in ASI since the day I stepped foot on the greatest campus on earth. My experience speaks volumes and my ability to lead has been on full display during my 2½ years attending Fresno State. ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Cecilia E. Ruesta, President

My name is Cecilia Ruesta. I am originally from Lima, Peru. I came to the U.S. when I was 17 and became a proud U.S. citizen last year. I am a queer female mother of a 6-year-old daughter, whom I ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Blake Zante, President

Hey Bulldogs! My name is Blake Zante, and I am running to become your ASI President. I am pursuing my undergraduate degree in political science with a minor in business. I am currently the executive vice president of ASI, a ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Kevin Ngo

My name is Kevin Ngo, and I am running for ASI senator for the College of Science and Mathematics. I am majoring in computer science with a minor in philosophy. I am excited to have the opportunity to continue serving ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Amanda Smith

Hello. My name is Amanda Smith, and I would like to serve as your senator for the Jordan College of agricultural sciences and technology. I am a junior studying culinology and I am involved with various clubs and organizations on ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Kacey Jones

My name is Kacey Jones, and I am a third-year kinesiology physical education major and I am running for a senator at large position with the intent to represent athletics and recreation. I currently work at the Student Recreation Center ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Ramiro Diaz

A third-year student majoring in communications and minoring in Spanish, I currently serve as the assistant student director for Fresno State Vintage Days, am the public relations & marketing coordinator for the alternative spring break program and serve as a ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Michael Merzoian

Hello Fresno State students, I’m Michael Merzoian, a sophomore double majoring in computer and electrical engineering. I’m running for the position of senator at large, with the hopes of becoming the senator of parking and safety. I understand that parking ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Alexandra Chavez

Hello Fresno State Bulldogs, My name is Alexandra Chavez and I am campaigning in hopes of being selected as a senator at large for your 2017-2018 ASI team. I first came to Fresno State in 2011 and graduated last spring ...

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Meet your ASI candidate: Karan Purwaha

I would like to announce my candidacy for ASI senator at large in the upcoming Associated Students Inc. election on March 28-30. There is a huge percentage of students who commute to campus daily, and most of them have faced ...

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