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DACA decision puts more than 1,000 Fresno State students in danger

By ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, President Donald Trump is exercising his hate and xenophobia at the extreme, punishing children who did not choose to come here, but were brought across the border in pursuit of a ...

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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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Journalists write to empower

All voices – be they brown, black, white, queer, transgender or straight – deserve to be heard. When we open our ears to the experiences of others, the voices we wouldn’t normally listen to challenge us to open our eyes ...

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Every experience deserves a platform

In the wake of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Fresno State is hosting an event Wednesday night featuring speaker Tim Mousseau, who is a sexual assault survivor-turned-speaker who promotes the idea of “reframing” the rape narrative. There are concerns amongst students ...

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Consent is a lot like a Chipotle burrito

Most female college students have probably attended what seems like a million sexual assault seminars. These seminars tend to follow the same pattern and talk about the same issues. First, the speakers explain what sexual assault is; they drag on ...

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It’s not about bathrooms, it’s about visibility

Last week, the Trump Administration’s war on compassion raged on, this time with both the departments of justice and education each rolling back protections for transgender students and their right to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity, regardless ...

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Bridging the gap through art

In an attempt, as a nation, to understand our socio-political climate, artists have a perspective that is worthy of our attention. Art that sparks contemplation can have a significant impact on individual views and how they continue to shape them ...

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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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Proposition 55 deserves a ‘yes’ vote

There are a ton of candidates and ballot measures vying for our attention this election season. But one in particular—Proposition 55—deserves a closer look and a ‘yes’ vote. While it may seem that Proposition 55, the California Children’s Education and ...

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Trump’s ‘locker room banter’ contributes to rape culture

Rape culture is an environment in which sexual violence against women is so normalized that it is excused by most of mainstream culture. Even if you’ve never heard the words rape culture before, you’ve probably seen it. Rape culture is ...

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The last straw

THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS GRAPHIC LANGUAGE Enough is enough. How much more of a circus can the presidential election become before people put true patriotism over political allegiance? Donald Trump began his campaign by attacking Mexicans. He gained support by persecuting ...

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Mental illness: erase the stigma

The first week in October is commemorated as National Mental Health Awareness Week. Tomorrow, Oct 6, is National Depression Screening Day. On the surface, weeks or days like this seem relatively unimportant to most. With the recent passing of National ...

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Ask Amber

Q: Lately, I feel like I’m drowning. My schoolwork is never-ending, my boyfriend and I never see each other and I’m getting scheduled to work 40 hours a week at work. How do I manage to do all of those ...

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An open letter to Trump supporters

To the people trying to “Make America Great Again”: As a gay, biracial woman, I’m sure it’s easy to understand why I’d take issue with some of the things that Donald Trump stands for. It’s not necessarily a surprise why ...

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Academic student employees deserve better

By Sandip Roy As academic-student employees, we have been bargaining with the California State University system throughout the summer for a better contract for the last three years, in an attempt to end student poverty and homelessness. We are appalled ...

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The preeminent penis complex

Athletes, coaches, broadcasters, umpires, referees, general managers: the world of sports has been forever dominated by men and has made little progress in recent years in welcoming women into a world that they so rightly and equitably deserve a place ...

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Let Kaepernick protest in peace

Before a preseason game last month, San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem. His decision to sit during “The Star-Spangled Banner” did not go unnoticed, but instead became media wildfire; lifelong fans of the ...

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Slumlord housing exists and Fresno State students can help

Fresno has a century-old intolerable problem: slumlord housing, predominantly in West Fresno. Slumlords are landlords out for profit who neglect the health and safety of their vulnerable residents. There are housing codes and regulations that are supposed to be upheld. Codes and ...

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