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Dear Black Writers, You Are Needed

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” Toni Morrison (African-American novelist and professor) This quote sums up the value and responsibility that black writers have. Stories about ...

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Let Kaepernick protest in peace

Before a preseason game last month, San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem. His decision to sit during “The Star-Spangled Banner” did not go unnoticed, but instead became media wildfire; lifelong fans of the ...

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How to become your barista’s BFF

I know what you’re all thinking: “I am the ideal Starbucks customer. There’s no way my barista passive aggressively hates me!” And to some extent, you could very well be right. You could be the dreamiest customer on the planet. ...

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Here’s to you, Mr. Sterling!

Congratulations, Donald Sterling. Your Los Angeles Clippers are now postseason contenders and poised to become the new face of the city – after the Lakers’ fall from grace this year.

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Best Friends For-Never

I’ve been a student at Fresno State for a long time – probably too long. I’m a “super senior”, like a lot of people. In my time here I’ve jumped from several majors, took dozens of classes and met a ...

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The era of compromise is over

The willingness to compromise is one of America’s great virtues. The original United States Constitution only became the supreme law of the land because of compromise. Famously, after both large states and small states quarreled over representation in the Congress, they compromised: in one house, states were represented by population, and in the other, states were represented equally.

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Editor bids farewell — two years later

It’s time, friends — my long-awaited farewell column has finally arrived. I’ve been thinking for a long time about how I should write this piece.

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The State of The Collegian address

Editor in Chief Ben Ingersoll gives us a look at what The Collegian has in store for this semester.

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Fraternities have answered the call

In the days following the release of “Greeks should help police with crackdown,” I have heard many different responses and reactions. Those close to the Greek Community have been outraged and are calling for retaliation; those against the Greek Community are supportive of the article. Unfortunately, there have been harsh comments from both sides.

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Honesty and integrity

Honesty and integrity are two things you don’t find much in politics. It’s been that way for centuries.

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Methods of the madness

The wait is over. It is finally here. The hysteria, the insanity, the madness is upon us at last.

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Are women ‘Mean Girls?’

H.L. Mencken once described a misogynist as “a man who hates women as much as women hate one another.”

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@issue: the walkout

On last Wednesday afternoon, an estimated 400 student-activists marched on California State University, Fresno’s campus, protesting budget cuts, higher fees and class cuts.

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Haisten Doesn’t Get It: “Basket Lady”

[flv:/video/Haisten2.flv http://collegian.csufresno.edu/a/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/haisten_320.png 320 240] Opinion Editor Haisten Willis gives his 2 cents on the Madden Library and the use of its big screen.

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Haisten Doesn’t Get It: Time zones

[hana-flv-player video=”http://collegian.csufresno.edu/video/Haisten.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/haisten_320.png” /] Opinion Editor Haisten Willis rants on the Pacific time zone and how it crimps his Southern style. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Fun and games, 2-11-09

Sudoku and crossword puzzle answers, the Photo of the Week and the comic from Opinion.

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Letters to the editor

For a country that prides itself on the right to free speech, there are some people that are remaining surprisingly silent. It is apparent to me that, despite the fact that there are many conservative people on the Fresno State campus, it is the liberal voices that speak up the most, and the loudest.

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The things that matter

IT HAS COME TO MY ATTENTION THAT A LITTLE GEM of an opinion has shown up on the radar of Fresno Famous.

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