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Athletics on right track, but fans must step up

Fresno State athletics is at a turning point. History will praise or curse the current crop of leaders. Even though the football team is 1-2, fans seem happy with new head coach Jeff Tedford and his vision for the program. ...

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Humans of Fresno State: Coachella Edition

Many Fresno State students attended the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival April 14-16 and many more may attend the festival’s second weekend, April 20-22. The celebrity-filled event is best known for its amazing headliners and expensive tickets. This week, ...

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Athletic funding part 3: Investing in the Future

The Bulldog Stadium renovation project took a big step forward on Saturday when it was officially announced that the global engineering firm AECOM was selected as the architect. Fresno State Athletic Director Jim Bartko laid out his vision for the ...

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Papers Please: An Exercise in Futility

Do you want to feel depressed? Do you want to feel really good that you don’t live in a Soviet-Russia-Communist-like world? Do you want to become strangely attached to family members that never appear as anything other than a line ...

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“Top Ten Signs You’re Not in High School Anymore”

As an official college student for over a year now, I realize that I’m in a completely new environment. From longer classes to smaller desk sizes getting accustomed to this change became a process. As the semesters starting flying by ...

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How dry shampoo saved my life

If you’re like me and you’re trying to balance school, two jobs, a boyfriend and a social life, washing hair can become a luxury. Luckily dry shampoo has become my new savior. In theory, washing your hair is a really ...

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Police bust men for meth, counterfeit money near campus

It started with a traffic accident, turned into counterfeit money passing and ended with meth. Two men were arrested across the street from Fresno State on Sunday after police found several ounces of meth in their vehicle, Fresno police narcotics ...

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State legislation aims to make college textbooks affordable

New legislation that could potentially save students money on textbooks and other materials was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in October. Student leaders of the California State Student Association (CSSA), the California State University Academic Senate and the Chancellor’s Office ...

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Boxing greats finally slug it out

The highly anticipated welterweight championship bout between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao finally took place Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Time-delayed video game content panders to the wrong people

When a new game or add-on game content is announced, it is a joyous day. You text your friends to see if they’ve heard the news already; you speculate on price if one wasn’t given; and you plan for getting ...

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It’s time for colleges to start paying their ‘student athletes’

It’s funny that it’s a sin to pay a college athlete any money – whether it’s $1 or $1,000 – but coaches can make millions and millions of dollars. And the justification for having students put their bodies on the ...

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Prop 1 to determine state water funding

California will vote on a proposition Tuesday that will determine how the state receives and spends money on water initiatives in the coming years. Proposition 1, or the Water Bond bill, would allocate over $7 billion in general bonds to ...

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Six faculty and staff members awarded for improvement ideas

The Fresno State community responded in numbers to President Joseph Castro’s call to action to “be bold,” as the “Be Bold Challenge” solicited ideas from the campus community that would “help improve services to students, teaching, learning or process improvements ...

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Faculty union asks Castro to “be bold” in contract talks

Fresno State faculty packed into the lobby of President Joseph Castro’s office Wednesday calling on him to “be bold” and put pressure on California State University administrators to adopt a new collective-bargaining agreement. The faculty, represented by the California Faculty ...

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Parking: new semester, same old story

It’s 7:45 am on a Tuesday morning with cars backed up Shaw Avenue past Dog House Grill. For most commuters, individual levels of traffic are like variables; they can depend on weather, geographical area and, of course, parking. However, for ...

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The root of all evil?

How many times have you heard someone exclaim that money — or our love for the green beast — is the root of all evil? Today, I am a believer.

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The crisis in education

It is no secret that the American economy continues to struggle. Economic growth for the last quarter was a paltry 2.2 percent, below what economists and administration officials were hoping for. Unemployment remains stubbornly high, and nearly one-in-five Americans are underemployed.

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Where does your money go?

Paying for College is getting more and more expensive for students.  With tuition and fee increases, the cost of textbooks and other class materials, campuses have to find ways to keep college affordable while still providing a quality education.

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