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Memorial Fountain renovation complete

A $40,000 Memorial Fountain renovation project was officially completed and unveiled yesterday during a ribbon cutting ceremony at Memorial Court. The renovation — which was funded by Associated Students, Inc. and the University Student Union board of directors — has some students asking if the renovation was necessary and whether the money could have been spent on other services.

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Memorial Court Fountain Unveiling and Re-dedication Ceremony [video]

Memorial Court Fountain Unveiling and Re-dedication Ceremony.

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City council candidates duel over representing Fresno State

City Council District 4 candidates Susan Good and Paul Caprioglio took part in a candidate forum hosted by Associated Students, Inc. Tuesday night at the Satellite Student Union to discuss issues relating to Fresno State students and their community.

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Vintage Days 2012

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Vintage Days begins today

In its 27 years of existence, Vintage Days has expanded into a three-day event that features booths, live entertainment and more. It has transitioned from an event that used to be primarily attended by students, to one that is now primarily attended by community members and is hosted at the heart of campus.

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What’s our name again?

Last Thursday, to great fanfare and accompanied by the Fresno State marching band and our ubiquitous mascot Time Out, Fresno State unveiled its new brand. Three years of work, the advice of 2,500 people and $15,000 worth of professional consulting later, the new logo is… about the same as the old one.

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Many students unaware of free Health Center services at Fresno State

Every Fresno State student pays a mandatory $93 per semester for Health Center services as part of their registration fees. Even if a student receives financial aid that pays their fees, University Health Services is still paid for all students enrolled.

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Best spots for college kids

In 2010, the city of Fresno was ranked as the drunkest city in America.  With that honor tightly concealed under our belts, the bar scene around Fresno is vibrant with a mix of pubs, sport bars, and clubs for young adults.

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Gas, distance burden commuter students

Rising gas prices and a limited number parking spaces are just two of the obstacles that commuter students encounter every day. For the last two years, Alan Wileman, a senior at Fresno State, has been commuting back and forth from Visalia.

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Spring 2013 applications frozen

In the midst of potential budget cuts and more tuition hikes, prospective students took a significant hit by the CSU system: an admissions freeze. Spring 2013 applications have already been frozen not only for Fresno State hopefuls, but at 14 other CSUs as well.

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Housing near campus gives students options

For many first-year college students, choosing a college to attend can be a tough decision. Another task that many incoming students may face is deciding where to live. With so many options available, incoming students are left with the decision of what kind of student living best suits their needs.

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Parking permit price may increase to $102

Students may see a $34 parking permit increase to $102 a semester starting fall 2012. In 2009, Associated Students, Inc. passed a referendum that would allow for a parking pass increase after a parking garage was built.

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Buildings pose complications to some

While most students can simply breeze through a doorway to get to class, some students don’t have that luxury. For liberal studies student Jose Ruiz, sometimes getting the door open to get to class is the biggest challenge.

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What about the deaf community?

In case of a tragic disaster, earthquake or fire, Fresno State’s campus is not equipped to handle all students and faculty in the deaf community.

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Recent assaults spark Violence Awareness Week activities

Saturday night, kinesiology major Carson Souza and classmate Zac Vanasen decided to walk home but had no idea they were about to become the latest statistic in off-campus violence. Souza said he and Vanasen were walking along Bulldog Lane toward Cedar Avenue when a white Chevy Malibu started to follow them.

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Greeks combat crime in ‘Sin City’

While steel security fences at some Fresno State sorority houses do their part to ensure members’ safety, a group of Greek life students and neighboring members in Fresno’s “Sin City” area are taking further measures to ensure a healthy, safe living environment.

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Smoking policies becoming more stringent on college campuses

Numerous controversies have surrounded smoking policies on the Fresno State campus.  A group known as Project IMPACT has attempted to make the Fresno State campus smoke-free in the past, as well as attempting to pass legislation to require retailers obtain licensure for tobacco products, similar to the licensing requirements to sell alcohol.

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UPD warns of scam artists posing as students

The reports of on-campus scams that surfaced at the tail end of the fall semester were once again brought to the University Police Department’s attention during the initial days of the spring.

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