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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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Recognizing your sexual stereotyping

Most of us go about our daily lives living in a microcosm. We feel the way we feel and think the way we think. Most of our thoughts go unexpressed all the while making hundreds of assumptions about people without ...

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Witnessing Institutional Racism

“None of the ambiguities that existed in the Ferguson case exist in the Staten Island case, and yet the outcome is exactly the same. No crime, no trial. All harm, no foul.” – Jon Stewart With a clenching jaw, I ...

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Violence and rioting weakens the message of peaceful protests

America is drowning under a racial divide. Some people are shouting “racism” while others shout “reverse racism.” Although this is an ongoing ordeal, it has come back to the forefront of the national conversation as a result of the police ...

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It’s about the players, not the profits

Fresno State announced Jim Bartko as its new athletic director Monday creating an opportunity for some to discuss the future of what they see as the defining characteristic of the university – athletics. However, in these discussions, the reason we ...

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Redirecting your fear: the disease you should should really worry about

Tis the season for illness. Fresno State recently did free tuberculosis tests for students and faculty who shared a class with a student who came down with the infection. Local and national agencies are ramping up Ebola protocols to show ...

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Voter turnout was bad, again

A huge governmental shift took place on Tuesday, changing the balance of power in Washington, D.C. The Republican Party took control of the U.S. Senate away from the Democratic majority. Now Republicans control both the Senate and U.S. House of ...

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Should people be allowed to ‘die with dignity’?

Is “death with dignity” the same as suicide? There has been much discussion of whether or not it’s morally right to be able to “die with dignity,” a term used to describe ending your own life if you have a ...

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The television news media: Helping you racially profile since 1980

In a crisis, is the news media effective at informing the public of what they need to know, or does it actually misinform and even harm the public? Sensationalistic television news isn’t a new phenomenon, but if you are paying ...

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Your hatred: It’s a choice

For the first time ever, if you’re living in the United States, there is a more than 50 percent chance that you’re living in an area where same-sex marriage is legal. People are saying that this “momentum” will carry the ...

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