Tag Archives: government

ASI strikes down KFSR contract proposal

It’s back to the drawing board for Fresno State on-campus radio station KFSR-FM as its contract proposal with Associated Students Inc. was struck down by the student senate during Wednesday’s meeting. A new contract will have to be proposed between ...

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Former Fresno State student eyewitness to refugee crisis in Europe

For 10 days, former Fresno State student Antonio Olmos’ eyes told the story of the refugee crisis in Europe through his camera. Olmos is a London-based freelance photojournalist and was sent by British newspapers The Guardian and The Observer into ...

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YARTS simplifies travel to Yosemite

Travelers to Yosemite National Park now have an easier way to reach the park. Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) began a new route from Fresno to Yosemite National Park in May. “We contracted this project with the Fresno Council ...

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New ASI president sets agenda for year ahead at Fresno State

Four years ago as a college freshman Abigail Hudson made it a goal to become president of Associated Students, Inc. at Fresno State. At first, she was like most freshmen – hesitant and overwhelmed by the large campus. During her ...

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Internet censorship comes with a heavy price

Oh, how the Internet has claimed our lives and souls. It seems to drive our fingers with an invisible force as we tap away mindlessly on our mobile phones, tablets and computers. It is now, seemingly, second nature for us ...

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Fee proposals mark tax base deterioration

The City of Fresno is planning to increase the price of water. Fresno residents will see some pretty drastic price increases by mid-2016, according to a Fresno Bee article published Sept. 26. To combat this increase, former county supervisor Doug ...

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Arming the mind with reality

One of my greatest frustrations in life is the astounding lack of autonomy in society.

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Overtaxation with representation

‘Tis the season to pay taxes. It was a hot August afternoon, a Wednesday as I recall, when a large crowd gathered under that large elm tree at the corner of Essex and Washington streets.

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Who will be your next ASI president?

Lucas Lundy Lucas Lundy is a two-year senior, majoring in recreation administration with an emphasis in community recreation and youth services, running for Associated Students, Inc. president. Currently, he is participating in the Disney College Program. In order to take ...

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Students ask questions of City Council candidates

City Council Districts 2, 4 and 6 are up for election this year, along with the Mayor's position. Candidates Susan Good and Paul Caprioglio, running for District 4, spoke at the Satellite Student Union on April 24.

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ASI represents students

In any sort of election, be it for student government positions, City Council or Congress, a lot of attention is focused on the political party of the candidate.  Are they Republican or Democrat? Are they radical or moderate? A lot of the concern regarding an individual’s political party is focused on fiscal issues.

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Our Student Government: The Monarchy

After some recent events, namely the passing of the Tobacco Ban Resolution, I’m beginning to realize that our student government functions more like a monarchy than anything else.

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Occupy Fresno camps for a cause

Fresno community members, along with Fresno State students and faculty, have gathered at the Fresno Courthouse Park in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.

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Take our economy back

The U.S. economy remains in a dismal state as arbitrary and mediocre statistics of improved unemployment rates and consumer confidence continue to be thrown around.

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CA Supreme Court Judge Cruz Reynoso visits Fresno State

The California Latino and Native American Leadership Council (CLNALC) held a workshop encouraging Latino residents of the Central Valley to participate in local government.

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Notes & Asides, 9-7-11

In a recent blog post, I wrote, “The First Amendment’s Establishment Clause only prevents the federal government from establishing a state religion and from prohibiting a person from practicing their religion. By my reading, the First Amendment does not preclude prayer in public schools.” Commenter joshua4234 disagreed:

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Gibson’s government blues

The federal government obviously has a lot of power, but does it ever abuse power by making examples of some companies as a means to intimidate? The federal raid on Gibson Guitar factories is the most recent example.

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Only one GOP candidate can defeat Obama: Ron Paul

Earlier this month, President Barack Obama, unsurprisingly, announced his bid to keep the same job for four more years. Though the president hasn’t had exactly what you could call a smooth first term, he will be a formidable foe to the Republican nominee.

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