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A march to fight against racism and the ‘downhill slide’ for America

The political unrest continues in Fresno as almost 100 protesters assembled at the corner of Blackstone and Nees avenues in front of River Park Saturday at noon for another Rally and March Against Trump. The protesters held signs. Some read: ...

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Republican Lee Brand elected as Fresno mayor

Fresno City Councilman Lee Brand has been elected as the mayor of Fresno, according to the Fresno County Registrar of Voters. He bested his opponent – Fresno County Supervisor Henry Perea – taking a little over 53 percent of the ...

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Professor wins national multicultural award

Dr. Jenelle Pitt, a Fresno State associate professor, earned national attention after winning the Sylvia Walker National Multicultural Award in September for her research and efforts to expand opportunities for people with disabilities, especially those from a minority background. Pitt ...

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Rioters do disservice to real issue

Baltimore is on fire. Where there was once a justifiable protest that could help push the nation toward discussing race, instead we are forced to look at the issue of violence toward police. With a dramatically increasing number of black ...

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Frat shows that racism lives

Did you know we live in a post-racial society? Well, it’s true, right? We have a black president, so racism is over. It turns out some people didn’t get that memo. By now, everyone has heard what happened in Oklahoma ...

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Witnessing Institutional Racism

“None of the ambiguities that existed in the Ferguson case exist in the Staten Island case, and yet the outcome is exactly the same. No crime, no trial. All harm, no foul.” – Jon Stewart With a clenching jaw, I ...

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Fresno State play tackles ‘RACE’

“RACE,” originally by playwright David Mamet, comes to the stage at Fresno State under the direction of Thomas Whit-Ellis. Its opening will take place at the Woods Theatre in Speech Arts Building on Oct. 3 at 8 p.m., and the ...

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Racial achievement gap should be a top priority

On Wednesday, The Collegian published a story about the substantial disparity in graduation rates between whites and people of other ethnicities. The statistics should be shocking and a call to action to anyone who knows them: only 27.1 percent of ...

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Forum aims to create campus dialogue on race

Fresno State President Joseph Castro and faculty discussed how to create an open dialogue about race on campus during Wednesday’s 2014 Diversity Forum.

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Color Me Rad hits Fresno

Hundreds of Fresno State students participated in Saturday’s rainbow-spattered race Color Me Rad, either running the 5K course or volunteering their time. Part of the proceeds from the sold-out event will go toward benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of ...

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What the Trayvon Martin case teaches us

As a society, we like to think we are above stereotypes and discrimination. We like to think we don’t judge a book by its cover. We did, after all, elect Barack Obama to be president, so we’ve grown as a society, right?

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Cross Country starts its season with high hopes

The journey for repeat appearances in the NCAA West Regional began at the beginning of September for the Fresno State cross country team.

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Honors program lacks diversity

Smittcamp Honors College students are a small percentage of the university, but their presence and access to resources for success are immense compared to those of the average Fresno State student. When comparing the honor’s students to the general student body, ethnic and economic imbalance is evident.

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Second annual halloween race

The Fresno State Triathlon Club puts on its second annual costume race this Saturday.

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We know President Obama is an African-American

The United States of America has a new president, and, yes, he is an African-American. Thousands of citizens gathered under the midday D.C. sun to watch as a highly intelligent, exceptionally driven Barack Obama took up the position of Commander-in-Chief and spoke to the country like a man who deserved the title.

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Ethnic face of campus changing

Just a generation or two ago, the face of Fresno State’s student body was predominantly white. In the last twenty years alone, the ethnic face of Fresno State has changed dramatically.

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