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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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Nighttime parking restrictions are unreasonable

Special to the Collegian by Eryn Baldrica-Guy The practice of banning students with night classes from nearby parking lots until 7 p.m., at which point most evening students are already in class, jeopardizes student safety every day by forcing us to ...

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Grants to be used for Barstow bike lanes

The long-term plan to construct an extended bikeway along Barstow Avenue shifted up a gear after the university recently received two new grants for the project. The bikeway, which is part of Fresno State’s Master Plan, will eventually see bicycle ...

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New sustainable-themed art on campus

The Center for Creativity and the Arts invited world-renowned artist Patrick Dougherty to construct a piece representing The Center’s theme “Consumption and Sustainability.”

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The ‘green’ free market

Climate change, greenhouse gasses, green energy — all terms are very familiar to us these days. The question is, do product manufacturers actually care about the green movement or are most of them boarding the green train because there is money to be made by producing a green product?

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University recycling efforts considered subpar

When it comes to making Fresno State a cleaner campus, it appears that other schools, not only in the San Joaquin Valley, but scattered throughout California are ahead of the curve. Although there are a few small blue recycling bins setup around campus, some students and faculty alike feel there is not enough designated recycling receptacles on school grounds.

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Employees at Student Health Center still adjusting to paperless structure

Fresno State’s Student Health Center has taken the leap to modernize its system by adopting a completely paperless structure, but employees are still getting accustomed to being electronic eight months later.

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New fountains in USU

To encourage students to recycle, the University Student Union board of directors has installed two state of the art drinking fountains in the USU. The new fountains offer filtered water and a special bottle refilling station that tracks the amount of water bottles saved by using it.

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Hybrid cars not so green or cheap

For all the hype, hybrid cars may not be the best option for the environment or for people on a budget. High gas prices and environmental concerns have made hybrids a popular choice. On a typical drive around Fresno, it’s not uncommon to spot a number of them.

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Campus recycling, digging deeper

With a decrease in outside recycle bins and the persistent rumors that Fresno State is not keeping up with the city of Fresno’s recycling efforts, concern remains over the status of the recycling program on campus.

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Keeping things green

“Generation Green is a great opportunity to join hands with youth from around the world in an effort to preserve our environment,” Executive Director of HandsOn Central California Cathy Caples said.

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New library goes green

With a footprint of more than 350,000 square feet, the Henry Madden Library is the largest library in the California State University system. Yet, it is the library’s green team that is making sure its carbon footprint is one of the smallest in the California State University system.

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WEB-SPE@K: How do you try to take care of the environment?

What ways, if any, have you made an effort to make your consumption more environmentally friendly?

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