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‘Who’s to blame?’: Why students walked out after graduate admissions were made

By Razmik Cañas & William Ramirez As the sun rose over Fresno State’s Peace Garden Tuesday, there was little peace among a group of social work students who crowded together to share concerns about their department. The students walked out ...

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ASI donated $1,000 for Mandela statue. Why are statue supporters upset?

The Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) voted to donate $1,000 for a Nelson Mandela statue, but it’s not the amount for which supporters of the project were hoping. Professors from the Africana studies department spoke during public comment at last week’s ...

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Fresno State to celebrate Cesar Chavez

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story stated that California Senator Kamala D. Harris would be in attendance. Harris’ press secretary informed The Collegian after publication that she would not be attending the event.  Julie Chavez Rodriguez, granddaughter of ...

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Is a Nelson Mandela statue coming to campus?

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro addressed the Associated Students Inc. (ASI) last week to propose that the student government help fund a memorial statue of Nelson Mandela in the Peace Garden. According to Castro, a fundraising subcommittee, which includes ...

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‘Stop the hate, stop the violence:’ community pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

A cool breeze passed over the Fresno State Peace Garden on Wednesday night as the community gathered to recognize and honor the life and work of peace activist Mahatma Gandhi on the 147th anniversary of his birth. The tribute began ...

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Discarding Free speech

Student Involvement vies to change iconic area’s name. Student Involvement sent a poorly circulated invitation for a survey last week, stating that the reason they want to change the name of the Free Speech Area. Their reasoning was: “This area ...

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Napping at Fresno State

Now that we are halfway through the semester, midterms are raining down upon us. Students are working hard, pulling all-nighters and surviving on coffee and Rockstars. But what happens when the stream of caffeine just doesn’t cut it? Where will ...

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Campus gathers to celebrate the Gandhi’s life

Fresno State students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at the Peace Garden Friday to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 146th birthday and also to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the Gandhi Memorial. Gandhi was the primary leader of ...

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Fresno State celebrates Gandhi’s 145th birthday

By Jeanine Fiser   The cheerful smile on Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in the Fresno State Peace Garden might seem a little brighter this week. Thursday marked the 145th birthday of the influential nonviolent leader. To celebrate the occasion, Fresno State ...

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Program aims to cut campus water use by 20 percent

With drought plaguing California, Fresno State will attempt to reduce its water consumption this coming growing season by implementing a water conservation plan that aims to reduce 20 percent – 60-65 million gallons – of water consumption.

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Cesar Chavez celebrated on campus

By Roger Muñoz

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ASI rejects Jesus statue resolution, may fund ammunition for trap and skeet team

Fresno State’s Associated Students, Inc. rejected a resolution calling for the support of building a Jesus statue in the Peace Garden and also approved funding for the Gun Club’s trap and skeet team for new uniforms and, possibly, shotgun shells. ...

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Proposed Jesus statue on campus illogical

Jesus of Nazareth may be joining Ghandi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez in Fresno State’s Peace Garden if a resolution that will come before Associated Students Inc. at its next meeting is adopted. According to the author of ...

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ASI talks Student Health Center fee, Diversity Cup, veterans and Jesus statue

Associated Students, Inc. discussed veterans involvement with campus revitalization, the Student Health Center increasing its no-show fee, a possible Diversity Cup Award and postponed discussions on Jesus of Nazareth being added to the Peace Garden in Wednesday’s meeting Preliminary proposed ...

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Stop the hate, stop the violence. [Gallery]

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Peace Garden [comic]

Peace Garden

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Opening Ceremony Emphasizes Black Womens’ Role

Organized by the club Black Student Pride, it was the first of a month-long series of events to be held on campus.

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African Peoples’ History Month will kick off Wednesday in the Peace Garden

Every February, Black History Month is held across the nation to honor African-American history, and the struggles endured during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

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