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‘Young Americans for Liberty’ are hosting a campus rally – here’s what you should know

On Friday, libertarian student group Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) will be holding a rally in the Free Speech Area at 9:30 a.m. according to a news release. Here are five things to know about the group: The YAL were ...

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Promoting free speech: voicing passion and frustration

The Free Speech Ball was brought to Fresno State Wednesday to promote free speech by encouraging students to write a thought on a giant inflatable beach ball. Two representatives from Turning Point USA, a nonprofit political activist organization, and the ...

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Collegian takes heat for Trump editorial

COLLEGIAN EDITORIAL: On Monday, The Collegian published an editorial about Donald Trump that garnered much attention. The piece, in no uncertain terms, compared Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. The article was labeled as an editorial, which is an opinion piece ...

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Free Speech Area not to be renamed

By Dr. Frank Lamas, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management  “At Fresno State, freedom of expression is welcomed and encouraged across campus. The University’s commitment to free speech is fully supported by the administration and formally documented in Fresno ...

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Empowering expression in the wake of tragedy

This is the part where the unity elicited by tragedy begins to fade, and the chorused calls of “Je Suis Charlie” begin to turn to faint echoes, becoming parts of stories that begin, “Remember when.” It’s been over a week ...

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Speakers test limit of free speech

The Free Speech Area provides a place for the public to spread its message. The campus controls reservations of the platform, but the speakers are responsible for the reaction they receive from passersby.

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Religious preachers cause a scene in Free Speech Area

“Sister Pat” proudly held a bright-yellow sign with bold red and black letters that read, “YOU DESERVE HELL” during the past four days on campus. Pat has visited hundreds of university campuses during the past 35 years to spread the message of Jesus Christ, but her message isn’t always received well.

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The state of free speech

I may not like what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. This saying is often attributed to Voltaire, but it has developed into an axiom of democracy. Freedom of speech is now one of the pillars of democratic government.

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University shows enthusiasm for its Centennial Homecoming

Who needs the carnival games of The Big Fresno Fair with the free festivities going on this week right here on campus. See the contests and prizes that went into the first two days of Homecoming week.

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Men in heels to support women

In order to get men to empathize with women, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes will encourage men to dress in drag. The event is one of many that will take place for Women’s Herstory Month.

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Letters to the editor

To the editor: One of the great things about our university is its openness to new ideas and free speech. However, accuracy is also important, especially if we are to have a fair discussion of serious issues.

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Fresno State takes back the night

[hana-flv-player video=”http://collegian.csufresno.edu/video/takeback.flv” width=”480″ height=”360″ description=”” player=”4″ autoload=”true” autoplay=”false” loop=”false” autorewind=”true” splashimage=”http://collegian.csufresno.edu/a/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/take_320.png” /] The 30th anniversary of “Take Back the Night” drew hundreds of participants Wednesday night in the free speech area. The event featured guest speakers, music, testimonials and a ...

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NCAA bigger than Facebook?

The all-powerful institution governing college sports expects universities to step up and help it enforce recruiting rules in the decidedly unruly online world.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Campus evangelists not models of Jesus

I would like to apologize to anyone who has been or felt verbally assaulted by the preachers that have been in the free speech area the past few weeks. As a Christian myself, I do not feel they are representing God or Christians in general well.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Preacher an advocate for hate while Gandhi ‘silently waits’

Can we please talk about the bigot in the free speech area, the guy I pass nearly every morning on my way to teach and nearly every evening on my way to further my education at a public state university?

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