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Sometimes, life gets ahead of us

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Combating Senioritis

We have all self-diagnosed ourselves with senioritis one time or another in our lives whether it was our first semester of undergrad between trying to find our niche on campus and writing our easy 1,000 word papers on fracking or ...

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Expectation vs reality: university edition

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GPA: Benchmark or Overall Worth?

In elementary school, every six weeks or so, my school district administered “benchmarks.” I remember my teachers stressing the importance of putting forth our best efforts towards these tests.  Quick disclaimer: Both my parents have worked for the education system ...

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So… Are You Going to Take the Ring to Mordor?

You know in The Lord of the Rings when everyone must decide who will take the one ring to fires of Mount Doom.  The power of the ring leads the men, the elves, and the dwarves to argue over who ...

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The “Messy Stage”: Working Through Self-doubt

“I understand that this all seems very overwhelming.” My marketing professor motioned to the slide up on the projector.  “But it’s alright to feel a little overwhelmed at this point in the project.” And I did.  I felt very overwhelmed. ...

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10 Step Process that Lets Our Procrastination Spiral Out of Control

It’s a new semester, and you’ve told yourself you’re going to try harder when it comes to developing your study habits. With a stack of new color coded sticky notes and freshly sharpened pencils at your right hand side, there’s ...

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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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Collegian takes heat for Trump editorial

COLLEGIAN EDITORIAL: On Monday, The Collegian published an editorial about Donald Trump that garnered much attention. The piece, in no uncertain terms, compared Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. The article was labeled as an editorial, which is an opinion piece ...

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Undocumented, but not unemployed

For most people, finding a job is as simple as looking in the want ads or walking into a business with a resume in hand. For students who are undocumented, it’s not that easy. For one thing, undocumented residents don’t ...

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New gun bill passed intended to prevent school shootings

In the last few months students from college campuses in Oregon, Texas, and Arizona were victims of school shootings. As an aim to prevent future incidents in California, Gov. Jerry Brown passed bill SB 707 that bans anyone from carrying ...

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Fresno State excuses Muslim students from class Friday in anticipation of possible unrest

Fresno State Provost and VP for Academic Affairs Lynnette Zelezny sent an email out to professors Thursday that recommended Muslim students be excused from classes due to planned anti-Muslim protests around the nation Friday and Saturday. Tom Uribes, Fresno State PIO, said ...

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Student to become one of the youngest officers in Marine Corps

Samuel Dawson was never one to follow the pack, he always wanted to be the one who leads, finds solutions to problems and helps others have a brighter future. The 18-year-old will get to do just that when he graduates ...

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Electrical system gets updated on campus

  Students and faculty can expect construction and closures throughout campus for the rest of the school year as Fresno State works toward upgrading its entire electrical infrastructure. Project manager Rodney Gleghorn explained that there will be new electrical upgrades ...

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A Decade’s Lost Tradition

Fresno State is kicking off the school year by reviving the New Student Convocation welcoming tradition. All-new incoming freshmen, transfer and graduate students will be greeted into the university by faculty, staff, administrators and current students on Monday to mark ...

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Let’s privatize the CSU system

Once upon a time, The San Francisco Board of Education established the first publically funded post-secondary school in the state. Weekly Normal School, as it was called at the time, was the first of its kind on the west coast, and was the first school that would eventually become the California State University.

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Student mothers juggle school and family

There are many occasions when Mona Davis, a Fresno State student and single mother, contemplates quitting school. Davis is constantly trying to balance school work and the challenge of being a single mother.

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What’s the point?

I wanted to start this column with a snarky quote about education, so I did what came natural — I Googled it.

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