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Five stories that shaped Fresno State this semester

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Zante: Transparency was the goal of ASI this year

It was an eventful year for Associated Students, Inc. President Blake Zante. Accomplishments this semester had much to do with the team effort of the student government to improve student outreach and transparency among the student body, he said recently ...

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ASI Notebook: Senator positions will remain the same for next year

The Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) senators came together on May 1 for their final spring 2018 semester senate meeting. Senator positions names and descriptions One action item was presented to the senate by Sen. Travis Childress, Greek affairs, regarding changes ...

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ASI plans for funding new USU computers fails after heated vote

The Associated Students Inc. (ASI) approved its 2018-19 budget at a meeting last week before its May 1 deadline after an attempt to postpone a vote failed. But a heated discussion over a line item still stalled the process. Vice ...

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ASI Notebook: ASI votes to include mental health resources in course syllabuses

The Associated Students Inc. (ASI) passed a resolution to support mental health awareness and voted to approve the 2018-2019 budget at its senate meeting on Wednesday, April 18. Resolution to add list of resources in all course syllabuses Sen. Elias ...

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City of Fresno declares April 5 as ‘Blake Zante Day’

The City of Fresno declared April 5, 2018 as Blake Zante Day, in honor of Fresno State Associated Students, Inc. President Blake Zante. In a statement to The Collegian, Councilmember Paul Caprioglio said, “Blake Zante has been a strong voice ...

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ASI Senate discusses adding more online and night classes

The Associated Students, Inc. convened last Wednesday for the first meeting after the ASI elections before spring break. Resolution to support online, hybrid and night classes is approved Sen. Primavera Martinez, undergraduate and graduate affairs, presented a resolution to the ...

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ASI president-elect wants to impact students from the ‘ground level’

Demi Wack grew up as the only daughter in her family. Last year, she was the only woman running on Associated Students, Inc. President Blake Zante’s slate “Students United.” This year, she was the only woman serving on the ASI ...

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Should university research policies apply to Facebook surveys by students?

Who knew that moderating polls or surveys on a Fresno State-oriented Facebook group could get so controversial? I found out the week before spring break how contentious it can get. Recently, the Collegian ran a story about the final ASI ...

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There was a glitch in the ASI voting system. Here’s why there won’t be a recount

A glitch in the electronic voting system used in the 2018 Associated Students, Inc. elections has cast some doubt on the system and the results. According to an election dispute document made public to students on March 24, ASI’s Student ...

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Wack is back: ASI VP takes the presidency

By Razmik Cañas & Angelica Hernandez  As raindrops fell early Thursday morning, Demi Wack stood in front of the Henry Madden Library to give one last push to students to come out and vote for her for president of Fresno ...

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ASI donated $1,000 for Mandela statue. Why are statue supporters upset?

The Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) voted to donate $1,000 for a Nelson Mandela statue, but it’s not the amount for which supporters of the project were hoping. Professors from the Africana studies department spoke during public comment at last week’s ...

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Hunter Sansom for College of Arts and Humanities

My name is Hunter E. Sansom, and I’m running for senator of the College of Arts and Humanities alongside several other candidates on a slate called All4Students. I’m currently a second-year communication major and a member of the Barking Bulldogs ...

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Forum explores freedom of speech – two ASI candidates weigh in

The relationship between diversity and the First Amendment was examined last Thursday in “The Religious and Cultural Context Freedom of Speech” forum. “Freedom of speech is the basis for a democratic and free society,” said Veena Howard, a Fresno State ...

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ASI Notebook: Here’s how ASI spent your money last week

The Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) voted to spend $31,000 of the $40,570 in planned future operations reserves on various proposals at a meeting on March 14. Potential CSU advocacy funding Cecilia Ruesta, a graduate student and member of Students for ...

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The Collegian’s future is unknown. You can make a difference

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with a time and date of the open Collegian Task Fore meeting. We don’t know what the future holds for The Collegian. We wish we did. At a time when newspapers are faced ...

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Letter to the editor: Use New USU funds for classroom upgrades

By Joshua Condra, plant science crop production management major As I sit in classrooms with uncomfortable chairs, old technology and interiors that could use some updates (i.e. a new coat of paint), why are we spending $60 million on a ...

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Highlights from Fresno State’s 2018 ASI presidential debate

By Christian Mattos and William Ramirez Associated Students, Inc. presidential candidate Sebastian Wenthe was the only candidate last Friday who took an official “yes” stance on the New USU referendum, stirring the debate over whether the candidates for president should remain ...

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