Tag Archives: notebook

Republican mood somber after Obama win

The mood at the Standard, a restaurant and bar in North Fresno, is solemn tonight.

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The struggle and the progress

Nobama? Obama? Yes, we can? Oh, yes, he did.

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What women want – a beard

Read this blog’s related story. I am a little oblivious as to what women find attractive or tolerable in a guy. I was a somewhat disappointed to find that the females I interviewed on campus were generally opposed to the ...

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Wanting to help out – Big Brothers Big Sisters

Read this blog’s related story. “It’s not about bowling, it’s about kids!” was the slogan displayed this weekend at Sierra Lanes where Big Brothers Big Sisters was hosting its second wave of tournaments for its annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake ...

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A look into women’s herstory

“Sing me a song of social significance,” a popular 1930’s song from the Broadway musical “Pin’s a Needles,” was one of many topics discussed at Thursday’s women’s herstory month lecture by Jill Fields, Ph.D., the author of “An Intimate Affair: ...

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Nervous for the job interview

I don’t think I’m the only student to go into a job interview nervous, unconfident and wanting some help. Luckily for some students, they don’t have to worry about that with the Mock Interview Days event. One of the things ...

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Mechanical engineering tests out projects

Mousetraps, plastic cups, duck tape, marbles, wheels, books and dominos. These were the objects Fresno State’s mechanical engineering 143 class used to build their own Rube Goldberg machines Thursday evening. A Rube Goldberg machine is an over engineered apparatus that ...

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A good year for graduates at the Career Expo

Red and blue balloons welcomed students into the Savemart Center for the Career Expo on Thursday.

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The ethics of journalism – and engineering

Read this blog’s related story. When you try to compare two dissimilar things, it’s usually referred to as a metaphor.

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AMTA honors Professor Harvey Wallace

View this blog’s related story. I’ve never done a story regarding a tragic death and I’ve never interviewed mourning loved ones, but Saturday I saw a glimpse of sadness in the eyes of mock trial students who had recently lost ...

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Bad photo day for horses

View this blog’s related story. Remember that embarrassing photograph of you in the high school yearbook that made you want to go steal everyone’s book and burn a hole in the space where it was? Well believe it or not ...

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What playing a sport really means to athletes

Sometimes a reporter has to step outside his or her comfort zone or “element” and be exposed to new things they aren’t familiar with or lack interest in.

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A Hallmark holiday

Valentine’s Day seems to be one of those holidays that affects many people, whether they are single or in a relationship.

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Tolkien reimagined

“The book is better,” has been the mantra of well-read movie-goers since talkies got their start. In this era of writers’ strikes and wooden actors, it isn’t surprising that many movies are based on popular fiction. But what happens when ...

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History repeats itself with presidential candidates

Brushing up on U.S. history was never so relevant. On a whim and a Wikipedia recommendation, I checked out of our defunct library Irving Stone’s 1943 book “They Also Ran.” The subtitle explains the reason I was interested in the ...

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It’s easy to donate

Read this blog’s related story. If more students knew that a $1 donation would feed someone $8 worth of food, would more donate?

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Ted Kennedy’s sexist agenda

Except that it isn’t. Some squeaky wheels over at the National Organization of Women don’t like the surviving Kennedy brother. My first reaction was to describe this as them getting their something-in-a-twist until I realized that such a comment would ...

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My five-year pattern

Read this blog’s related story. While writing my story, I had to examine my relationship with tattoos, one which goes back about five years. The theme of tattoo addiction is one I’ve thought about a lot, one I’ve talked about ...

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