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Editorial: Fresno State has work to do

Fresno State made local and national – maybe global – headlines after English professor Randa Jarrar tweeted fiery comments regarding former First Lady Barbara Bush. The comments caused social media users to fume. And they led to a debate over ...

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Social media in a post-truth world

Over the weekend The New York Times reported that a political data firm called Cambridge Analytica accessed information from 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge Cambridge Analytica gained access to user information by offering to pay individuals who downloaded ...

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#MeToo: A 161% rise in sexual abuse reports in one month

She was 22 when the news director “dragged” her into the production studio. “I knew it wasn’t right,” said Faith Sidlow, broadcast journalism professor. “But I also had no idea that there was anyone I could talk to about it.” ...

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You asked, they answered – second live student forum held

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro and Associated Students, Inc. President Blake Zante answered questions from the university’s community last week in the second livestreamed student forum of the academic school year. For nearly an hour, questions and comments regarding ...

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The dark abyss of internet comment sections

As a journalist, I’m constantly reading articles from various sources about current events or issues of social justice. I enjoy viewing a topic from multiple perspectives and try to expand my media diet by including reputable sources across the political ...

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Students hope to make a child’s day with a pack of crayons and a coloring book

Publication design students are holding a crayon drive to go along with hand-made coloring books for local children who are battling illnesses. The Crayon Drive started as a class assignment in Dr. Tamyra Pierce’s publication design course. Pierce is a ...

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Snake Oil

Sponsored Advertising Content “Ask The Experts” is written and provided by Scholarship Media. It does not reflect the views of The Collegian or its advertisers. I get a lot of health news online. Why are traditional media so slow in ...

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Visual Overload: Staying Relevant in a Social Media Age

As a young aspiring artist how does one keep pace and stay relevant in a culture saturated in visual imagery?       With the impacts of social media only beginning to set in and be understood, how can an individual and ...

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Stop trying to make fetch happen

By: Jenna Wilson @fsjennawilson We’d all be lying if we said we didn’t check out the filters on Snapchat on the daily. In just the last year, Snapchat has added many different options for us to seize the self-involved opportunity ...

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The dog filter rears it’s furry head

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Pokemon Go-ing, going gone

By Marcus Karby When the semester began, Pokémon Go was the new sensation sweeping the nation. Everyone and their dog had downloaded the new mobile app onto their phones and were running around looking for invisible monsters. Lately, most of ...

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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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Using social media as a tool to teach

Teachers are no longer looking at social media as a distraction for student learning. They instead are embracing these new platforms as teaching tools and encouraging their use in the classroom. Dr. Monica Billen, assistant professor in the Kremen School ...

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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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The Worst of Facebook

Lately there has been a decline in Facebook users. It can be said that the reason for this is the rise of stupid people abusing the social platform. So here is a compiled list of idiotic things people do and ...

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Campus community raises concerns of safety in buildings

Two weeks ago, the Fresno State community was shaken by a shooting threat on campus. After a suspect posted the threat on social media, campus police were able to track him down immediately, and the threat was averted without any ...

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Students thank police for Monday’s actions

Students thanked the Fresno State’s police department’s actions after Monday’s social media threat. “We thought after Monday, police officers were working so hard to keep us safe, and we saw a lot of people on Facebook or other forms of ...

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Fresno State student suspended after social media threat to shoot female students

Editor’s note: The Collegian does not name the suspect(s) in mass shootings or the threat of one. A Fresno State football player was arrested by the Fresno State Police Department on Monday after admitting to threatening to shoot female students ...

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