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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America’s unhealthy work ethic

Why do people care so much that Malia Obama is taking a gap year before she attends Harvard next year? The biggest reason – America has an unhealthy obsession with work. Malia has every right to take a gap year ...

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Target creates inclusive spaces

Target showed that it is on the side of progress once again. Last year Target desegregated the toy aisles, and this year it’s creating inclusive bathroom policies. Target’s recent blog post announced the changed the bathroom policy in its stores. ...

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Debunking minimum wage raise myths

By 2023, California will have a $15 minimum wage. Thank God. It is time for minimum wage to become a livable wage. There are many criticisms floating around about this measure. Some of them have merit. Others are just ignorant. ...

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Time to trash timed essays

The way we look at writing tests has got to change. It is no secret that students hate timed essays. They put extreme pressure on us to perform our writing, and often do not give us the opportunity to write ...

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Don’t thump the bible thumpers

The radical Bible thumpers on campus have raised their stakes this week at the Free Speech Area. And it is annoying. They disrupt our academic learning environment and impede student traffic. This week individuals walked from the Free Speech Area ...

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A guide to ‘love’ on the swipe

How to get those matches: Do not post a picture with a dead animal. I don’t care how proud of it you are – I just got sad looking at dead Bambi. Save photos like that for when we are ...

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Collegian takes heat for Trump editorial

COLLEGIAN EDITORIAL: On Monday, The Collegian published an editorial about Donald Trump that garnered much attention. The piece, in no uncertain terms, compared Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. The article was labeled as an editorial, which is an opinion piece ...

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Vagina is not a dirty word

The amount of fear associated with the word “vagina” is absurd. Tampon commercials completely skirt the word, even though companies are making a profit off of vaginas and their needs. In public schools, the word “vagina” is censored from the ...

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My favorite feminist heroes are suddenly sexist

Dear Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem, you have lost your way. For the longest time, you were both icons of equality and feminism. But last week, you let down so many women who had clung to your every word as ...

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The CDC’s sexist advisory

Women are now asked to live on some form of birth control from the time they are 21 until they encounter menopause because they hold the capacity to possibly give birth. Is this a dystopian novel? No. It is the ...

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