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For first time since start of controversy, Fresno State president hears from public

They came one by one. Fresno State students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members and parents lined up to finally face President Dr. Joseph Castro about an online controversy that, two weeks in, was still fresh in their minds. In the ...

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Making sense of Kanye West’s head-scratching return to Twitter

By Peter Sblendorio New York Daily News Kanye West has sparked conversation, controversy and a whole lot of confusion in his return to Twitter. The outspoken rapper, who reactivated his account this month after nearly a year away, has managed ...

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BREAKING: Fresno State will not penalize professor over Bush tweets

Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro announced Tuesday that the university is ending an investigation into a professor’s fiery tweets about former First Lady Barbara Bush. English professor Randa Jarrar angered many people online one week ago after she made ...

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Letter: One tweet does not define the views of Fresno State

By: Blake Zante All week long, I have received hateful calls and social media messages about the recent incident at Fresno State. But that is not what this letter is about. All of this negativity reminded me of why I ...

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At a news conference, Fresno State assesses how to act on professor’s fiery tweets

Fresno State English professor Randa Jarrar is not in the clear after she made fiery comments against former First Lady Barbara Bush on Twitter Tuesday. At a news conference Wednesday, Fresno State was still assessing how it would move forward ...

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Editorial: Fresno State professor’s Barbara Bush comments are fruitless

Fresno State is feeling the pressure. Yet again, a professor goes on a social media tirade and attracts fury from all corners of the internet. And again, we will witness another senseless Twitter squabble. Tuesday afternoon, after news broke that ...

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world, is he required to give back?

This Friday I awoke to dozens of news stories reporting that the CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos, already the richest man in the world, just got richer. Bezos’ net worth is now over $120 billion, making him the single richest ...

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Your chance to see this weekend’s football championship

Fresno State is bussing 50 students to Saturday’s championship football game. The tickets are roundtrip to the Mountain West Championship between Fresno State and Boise State and are being provided by the university’s student government. On Monday evening, Associated Students ...

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#MeToo: Hollywood controversy highlights sexual assault

Sexual assault and harassment did not start, and likely will not end, in Hollywood. After allegations of decades of sexual assault by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein came to light by a New York Times article on Oct. 5, the hashtag ...

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What our country needs is a leader, not whatever Trump is

Between the hurricanes, the Las Vegas mass shooting and continued tension with North Korea, President Donald Trump has shown his true colors as a leader, and none of them are commendable. It was an already known fact that Trump is ...

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Letter to the editor: Fresno State Twitter page admits to bias in the second “New USU” campaign

By Megan Bronson Does the university stand on the side of student voices? Clearly not. Or maybe, the voices of a select few. After a long and annoying campaign, the “Bold New U” referendum failed last year for a plethora ...

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Lecturer in Twitter controversy: ‘They have not found me guilty of any of these things’

“In hindsight, Twitter is rubbish in using it like I did as a scratchpad or as a journal,” admits history lecturer Lars Maischak after his graphic Twitter posts against President Donald Trump and Republicans made national headlines in the spring. ...

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The Fresno State lecturer investigated by the Secret Service is speaking out

Dr. Lars Maischak, the Fresno State lecturer who was investigated by the Secret Service and the FBI, has been allowed to keep a job at Fresno State. After four months of silence, he recently spoke to The Collegian about the ...

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Secret service investigating university lecturer’s tweets

An investigation is underway after a Fresno State history professor used Twitter to express his disapproval of President Donald Trump by making what some are calling “violent” and “threatening” remarks. Currently, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Secret ...

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What god-awful thing did our president-elect say today?

On Tuesday, our president-elect lifted up his leg and urinated on the First Amendment. “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences. Perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” President-elect ...

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Twitter announces Vine will be clipped

Last week, Twitter announced it will be discontinuing its looping video app, Vine. Vine has created job opportunities and made internet celebrities out of average people since its release in 2013 but has had a recent decline in popularity. Fresno ...

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No selfie zone

From squat racks and bench presses to ellipticals and the indoor track, walking into the Student Recreation Center (SRC), a jungle-gym of activities awaits. After setting up and preparing to begin the workout one thought pops into students heads – ...

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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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