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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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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Embracing love at every difference

We’ve heard it all before – Feb 14 is a day celebrated by corporate gluttons selling overpriced candy and flowers and designed only for those lucky enough to be romantically in love with someone. While the day is just a ...

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President Castro responds to Trump’s Muslim ban

Today I joined Chancellor Timothy White, the 22 other CSU presidents, the California State Student Association and the CSU Academic Senate in a statement of concern regarding the recent executive order issued by President Trump.   I want to underscore to ...

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He’s hired: now what?

Donald Trump is the President of the United States. To some, Trump seemed like the obvious choice. To others, it is nothing but a sign of the times, indicating that the end is near. But a feeling that conservative and ...

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A meat-free Thanksgiving, but why?

Mashed potatoes and gravy, a warm dinner roll, stuffing, pumpkin pie, yams, green beans and Tofurky. Wait, Tofurky? Let’s take a step back. Let’s start off with honesty and allow me to admit that I’m biased. My argument will get ...

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We have to move forward

What’s done is done. There is little point in engaging in petty arguments about what could have been or what should have been. Adding to the hostility Donald Trump brought to the forefront of the national conversation, which will likely ...

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God help us (said the atheist); Trump wins

Well, it’s over. The train wreck of the last two-year presidential race is finally at an end. And in this historic race, we have decided as a nation to support fear and hate, and we elected Donald Trump our president. ...

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The four stages of procrastination

Now that midterms are over, students at Fresno State are in the final stretch of the fall semester. That dreaded final stretch means things like prepping for cumulative exams, presentations and group projects. Students are feeling the pressure now more ...

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We’re with her: Ready for Madam President

It’s time to end the conservative Republican press spin cycle that tarnishes the value of Hillary Clinton’s long-running history of tireless public service. Clinton has battled negative press cycle time after time and come out of each maintaining her own ...

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‘Don’t tell your parents:’ An account of sexual assault and its lasting effects

By Scared and tainted (Name withheld by request) @thecollegian Locker-room talk is not an excuse to turn a blind eye to or condone sexual harassment or assault. People who shrug off these malicious actions and words do not understand how ...

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Saying the election is ‘rigged’ undermines our democracy

By Troy Pope @troycpope In 2000, I was not old enough to vote, and I didn’t grasp the larger issues in that failed election process. I couldn’t comprehend why Vice President Al Gore didn’t challenge the election decision that favored ...

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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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Park it like it’s hot

More often than not, I roll into the parking lots at Fresno State with a “Hunger Games” type mentality. We’re all just vultures trying to survive as best as we possibly can, and that often means that we’re guilty of ...

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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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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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