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Millennial slang on fleek

Stop bashing young people who use slang. Millennials have a plethora of new word choices that seem to constantly get criticized by members of older generations and even other elitist Millennials. While it is somewhat expected that older generations do ...

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Kim Davis held in contempt: by the rest of the nation

On Thursday morning, Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis was held in contempt of court and jailed. Good. Why was she held in contempt of court? Because she has been refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the Supreme ...

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Gun violence isn’t going to solve itself

It’s senseless. It’s senseless and it needs to stop. We can no longer sit idly by and watch as our society shoots itself to death while still maintaining that the Founding Fathers intended the broken system we have today. By ...

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Regal Cinemas: a hand in your pocket and now in your purse

Regal Entertainment Group has announced a new policy change this month after recent theater attacks. Regal theaters will now be checking patron’s bags upon entrance for weapons. The decision follows a deadly theater shooting in which two people were killed ...

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Gender neutral aisles: It’s not the end of the world

  Earlier this month, the retailer Target announced that it would no longer be labeling toys, bedding and entertainment by gender. Hurray! This is a major win for gender-neutral marketing. Target’s decision to remove the gender labels in these departments ...

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Rioters do disservice to real issue

Baltimore is on fire. Where there was once a justifiable protest that could help push the nation toward discussing race, instead we are forced to look at the issue of violence toward police. With a dramatically increasing number of black ...

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More killing isn’t the answer

Anger grips us. The rage of what happened is still fresh in our minds. The question of guilt is no longer debatable. We seek justice. The “Boston Bomber” is guilty. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev didn’t claim innocence at trial, but rather that ...

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Acknowledging the Armenian Genocide

Genocide. That was a word that Pope Francis used in a Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary of the mass killing of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. The Pope ...

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The killing of unarmed black men is not a series of isolated incidents

It’s become a common sight on television news that leaves many of us saying, “Not again.” The killing of unarmed black men by white police officers is something that we hear about far too often. The sad question is, would ...

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‘Religious freedom’ laws help justify discrimination

The country is in an uproar over what’s happening in Indiana and Arkansas. The Supreme Court of the United States is getting ready to hear a case on same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, legislators are waging a war on equal rights to ...

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Frat shows that racism lives

Did you know we live in a post-racial society? Well, it’s true, right? We have a black president, so racism is over. It turns out some people didn’t get that memo. By now, everyone has heard what happened in Oklahoma ...

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Planet Fitness controversy illustrates the need to address a bigger issue

Recently there’s been an uproar about a gym that kicked a woman out who complained about a transgendered woman being allowed to use the women’s locker room – because she said that the person looked like a man. Transgendered issues ...

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The ‘net neutrality’ vote is a major victory

The Federal Communications Commission announced Thursday that it would add Internet and mobile services to Title II of the Communications Act. This is a huge victory for everyone, even if you’ve heard lobbyists say otherwise. Basically, this adds Internet service ...

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Dorm divide prejudicial

Last week, The Collegian ran a story about the gender divide in the school’s dorms. When I read the story, I was shocked that this is still a thing. College is supposed to be preparing young people for the real ...

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Mandatory training program helps you recognize sexual assault

If you are interested in continuing as a student at Fresno State, you have until March 20 to complete Haven, a mandatory training module on sexual assault and relationship violence. If you don’t take the required training module, your records ...

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Mims’ fight against marijuana is futile

Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims attended a “high-profile week for the president’s anti-drug agenda” in Washington, D.C., Feb. 5 at which she advocated for the federal government to send clearer messages when it comes to the legality of marijuana. While ...

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Don’t be ignorant: why there’s no debate on vaccination

Debates around medical issues should always be sensitive to the individual beliefs and preferences of the parties involved and approached with the knowledge that it’s ok to have differing opinions. That being said, you’re being an idiot if you don’t ...

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Mormons come out in support of LGBT

A day I didn’t think would ever come in my lifetime arrived Tuesday. The Mormon church announced its support of the LGBT community on anti-discrimination legislation. “This appeal for a balanced approach between religious and gay rights does not represent ...

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