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Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017


Are opossum fleas biting students?

By Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado & Jessica Johnson | @crez_guez & @iamjesslj

Fresno State officials said they are 0.working to capture opossums as students are reporting flea bites on campus. Several Fresno State students on social media on Monday were reporting their children having bumps on their bodies – and they believed fleas were to blame. Erika Leak posted on Facebook Monday: “My kids who are enrolled in the [Fresno State] day care have been coming home with bumps. My kids’ teacher confirmed that there are fleas all around school campus and that they have fumigated inside their centers.” The Collegian could not immediately confirm if the fleas were found at a daycare center. Fresno State Programs for Children offers three daycare centers on campus for students, faculty and staff who are parents: the Children’s Infant and Toddler Center, Children’s Preschool Center and the Joyce M. Huggins Early Education Center. In a statement to The Collegian, Debbie Adishian-Astone, Fresno State’s vice president for administration, said the university Facilities Management was also addressing the reports of fleas on campus.

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eptember marks the beginning of Blood Cancer Awareness month and a

three-day event on campus is encouraging students to donate blood and register for bone marrow donations. The event kicked off Tuesday at the University Dining Hall. See AWARENESS, Page 3 Daniel Avalos• The Collegian

The Save Mart Center Larry A. Shehadey Tower lit red on Sept. 12, 2017 in observance of Blood Cancer Awareness Month.


No punishment for tobacco ban violations By Razmik Cañas @Raz_Canas

Alejandro Soto • The Collegian

Fresno State student Debbie Sayachack smoking a cigarette in a previously designated smoking area in front of the McKee Fisk Building on Aug. 31, 2017. As of Sept. 1, tobacco products are banned from all California State University campuses.

Although tobacco is now banned at Fresno State and the entire California State University system, there are currently no specific punishments for those who may violate the rule. The ban came as an executive order announced by CSU chancellor Timothy White in the spring 2017 semester. It did not go into effect until until Sept. 1 to give campus officials time to create a task force that would help with the implementation process, said Vice President of Administration Deborah Adishian-Astone. The Fresno State task force is composed of students, staff and faculty and led by Adishian-Astone. She said the goal of the task force is to get the campus community fully aware of the ban. “Our primary focus has really been more about the messaging and communication,” Adishian-Astone said. The task force collaborated on a marketing plan for the ban as well as resources for those who use tobacco. “It will be an ongoing effort that we will continue to monitor and communicate ensuring that we will be compliant,” Adishian-Astone said.

She said the university will enforce the ban through communication and awareness among campus members. “Even though the executive order allows for enforcement by each campus, we’re trying to do more initially with education and peer-to-peer information so that so that we don’t go straight towards enforcement,” Adishian-Astone said. There’s an option to report any noncompliance on campus on Fresno State’s website. The form states that the information provided will be used to track trends and patterns of tobacco use on campus. “Help Clear The Air” posters have gone up around campus and the Student Health and Counseling Center is offering different options for those who may want to quit. Kathy Yarmo, who is the coordinator of health promotion and wellness services is an active member of the task force, said that every year the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) performs a study at Fresno State. In spring of 2016 seven-thousand students were chosen in a random sample with a 22 percent response rate. “Just over four percent of the college population here at Fresno State smoke or have used tobacco in the last 30 days. So we know it’s a very small population,” Yarmo said.

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Become a parking expert in 3 easy steps By Amber Carpenter @shutupambs

With the first month of the semester winding down, students are finally beginning to experience the end of the parking frenzy that comes during the first few weeks of school. However, unless you play the game strategically, even with less students showing up to school on a daily basis parking will still be a struggle if you are part of the large population of students that drive their own cars to school. It took me years and hundreds of laps in the various parking lots frustratedly hunting for a spot to gain some wisdom. Here are some tips that soften the blow of looking for parking when it’s not as plentiful as you would like it to be.


Strategically plan your arrival to campus. Is it the safer option to arrive to school at least a half an hour early to secure a spot and make sure you arrive to class on time? Sure. But with consideration to simple strategy, your parking woes could be solved in far less time. Most classes on campus get out at the 30, 50 or 60 minute mark of an hour. In about five minutes from that time, it’s safe to expect a mass exodus of students making the trek back to their cars and at least one of them is going to give up their spot in a timely manner. This is honestly the quickest and most painless way to secure a spot without the headache. Though if you choose to go that route, the next tip is for you.

2. Don’t slow-follow people to their


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We’ve all been on both sides of this coin. We have been the driver creeping alongside someone at under 5 mph in hopes that they’re walking toward their car. We have also experienced being the person anxiously walking to their car and being followed – only to crush the driver’s dreams by weaving in and out of aisles and misleading them to believe the spot they thought was theirs is much farther than they originally thought. This method of parking is a tremendous waste of time if it does not work out in your favor. It does nothing but induce

weird panic in not only the driver, but the innocent pedestrian walking back to the parking lot.


Take advantage of every lot on campus whenever you can. It is a little-known fact that the parking lot off of Shaw and Cedar avenues is rarely full throughout the day and provides a consistent parking experience almost every time. Another parking lot that’s a safe bet is the Save Mart Center parking lot, with the added bonus of the Bulldog Express to transport you to the opposite side of

campus – if that’s where you need to be. Another little-known fact amongst students is that staff parking lots are open to everyone after 6 p.m. With this tip, you kill two birds with one stone. You save yourself a scary late-night walk back to a far-off student parking lot, and have the comfort of knowing staff lots stay fairly available for parking throughout the evenings. While on most days parking can make us feel like crying or tearing our hair out, it doesn’t always have to be that way. With this advice and valuable experience, we can all become parking lot pros.

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Task force focusing on education SMOKING from Page 1 The center sells nicotine patches and gum in the pharmacy and offers counseling services on campus. The Fresno State website also offers more information on the ban as well as smoking cessation programs around the community.

University addressing opossums, fleas on campus PESTS from Page 1 And she said the fleas are suspected to be coming from wild opossums living on campus. It is not clear how many opossums are on campus. Adishian-Astone said the university’s pest control contractor will be fumigating areas on campus that may be exposed to fleas.

“Regardless of whether you smoke or not, you’re part of the Fresno State community,” Yarmo said. “We’re not here to be adversarial, we’re here to be supportive.” Smokers will also get small cards handed to them. The front has a reminder that states: “Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free

A wildlife control contractor will also be brought to campus to capture the opossums, she said. The Collegian reached out to Fresno State’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety on Monday afternoon and were told the reports would be investigated. Adishian-Astone said the Environmental Health and Safety office is monitoring the situation and will continue to work with Facilities Management to “ensure that the attributing factors associated with this problem are properly identified and managed.” The Facebook post in the Fresno State Book Trade and Advice page quickly gained the attention of several students Monday when Leak first reported the fleas. It led others students to report their kids also showing bumps and that they, too, were possibly bit by fleas on campus. “This explains my legs the first week of school,” commented Facebook user Denise Vargas. Some students warned their friends, others suggested wearing bug repellent and there were calls to make the Fresno State administration aware of the problem. The Collegian will report on any new developments.

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and vapor-free campus.” The back of the card is a coupon for a free tall house coffee from the Henry Madden Library Starbucks. Yarmo encourages students to advocate for the tobacco ban. She said support and encouragement is very beneficial in helping someone quit. “I would not encourage anybody to con-


Senior, Civil Engineering “I don’t like smelling it, so I guess it’s kind of good.”

MADELYN DANIELS Freshman, Biology

“I think [the ban] is a really good idea.”

front somebody,” Yarmo said. “We’re here as part of a community and as a community you look out for one another.” The Collegian contacted the Fresno State police department but they did not respond by deadline. Hayley Salazar contributed to this story.


Senior, Accountancy “I don’t think [smoking] should have been banned. I think the designated areas should have been placed a little bit more out of the way of students.”

ALEXANDER SCHWEUDEMANA Business, International Student “In general I think everyone should be able to do what he or she wants.”

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Bloodmobiles will be on campus Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. near the University Student Union and at the Maple Mall. The Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning at Fresno State has teamed up with the Central California Blood Center and the Be the Match campaign to inform students and recruit blood donors. The Richter Center is the hub for community involvement at Fresno State and has logged over 1 million hours of community service during this past academic year. “Our goal is to help students get involved and give some of their time back to the community,” said Taylan Bennett, the special projects coordinator at the Richter Center. She said donating blood is one of the easiest ways to make a difference. “It’s simple, it only takes an hour of your time, you can fit it in between classes and it’s an easy thing that makes a big impact,” Bennett said. The Big Fresno Fair has also partnered with the Central California Blood Center and is offering donors a chance to win prizes such as concert tickets to the Goo Goo Dolls.

The Central Valley area requires donations of around 6,000 pints per month before officials can send the surplus to other areas that are short. The organization is hoping to collect around 350 pints from this blood drive. “The big thing is that blood cannot be manufactured,” said Tatiana Partain, marketing director of the Central California Blood Center. “So for patients in an emergency, in need of a transfusion or in treatment for leukemia or other types of blood cancer, they rely on volunteer blood donors.” Blood diversity in donors is also particularly important to ensure that all patients can find a match. “We encourage everyone to donate blood,” Partain said. “And here at Fresno State they have such a diverse program, so it’s a great location for people of all different backgrounds to come donate.” Fresno State senior Daniel Apuan said he wanted people to know that donating blood is never as painful or scary as people think. He donated blood blood for the tenth time. “Just do it, it’s not anything to be afraid of,” Apuan said. “The staff is always super helpful and friendly. Do it with a friend - it’s always easier to do it with someone else.”





Fresno Foodie Ampersand Ice Cream

By Selina Falcon @SelinaFalcon



What’s the hype?

Ampersand Ice Cream has been serving up handcrafted, small-batch ice cream year-round to the Central Valley for two years. Every ingredient Ampersand uses is locally-sourced, and makes for unique flavors like Lost Bread (Cajun French Toast), Enzo Clementine Olive Oil & Chocolate, Thai Tea and Honeycomb. These unique flavors are typically switched out every month, but there are a few staple flavors like Madagascar Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Mint Chip, Rocky Road and Whiskey Caramel Swirl. A full list of September’s flavors can be found at

What’s the cost?

Considering it is a local business with handcrafted ice cream made entirely from locally sourced ingredients, Ampersand is

a fairly affordable local ice-cream shop. Scoops are available in a variety of sizes: mini, small, medium, large and the “flight of four.” The prices range from $2.75 for a mini, to $6 for a large and $8 for a “flight of four.” Toppings range from an extra 50 cents to 75 cents. Ampersand also offers specialty items including milkshakes, floats, ice-cream sandwiches and homemade cookies. You can also purchase hand-packed pints to take home for $9 to $10.

Where is it?

Ampersand is located directly across from Fresno High School, 1940 N. Echo Ave. It is open seven days a week from noon to 11 p.m.

Worth it?

Ampersand has quickly become a Central Valley favorite, and I would choose it over Baskin-Robbins or Cold Stone Creamery any day. Not only does their ice cream taste great, but the staff is friendly and more than willing to help you find a flavor you would enjoy. You can even sample every flavor if it helps you make a decision. You get pretty much the same amount of ice cream you would get at an ice-cream

A small scoop of chocolate chip ice cream from Ampersand.

parlor chain for around the same price. The only huge differences are Ampersand’s unique flavors and the fact that you are supporting a local business instead of a

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chain. If you are looking for your next favorite local ice-cream shop, look no further than Ampersand Ice Cream.

This Week in Entertainment Acapella group ‘The Filharmonic’ to perform on campus USU Productions presents The Filharmonic, a Los Angeles-based acapella group of FilipinoAmerican artists. The group will be playing at the Satellite Student Union on Wednesday at 7 p.m. This event will be free to Fresno State students who present their student ID upon entrance. Tickets for the general public are $5 and will be available for

purchase at the door. The Filharmonic are known for their appearances on NBC’s “The SingOff,” as well as in the hit movie “Pitch Perfect 2.” They have also appeared on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” singing alongside artists like Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato and Liam Payne.

Glover Davis to kick off reading series The fall Fresno Poets’ Association reading series will kick off on Friday at 7 p.m. with poet and Fresno State alumnus Glover Davis. The reading, hosted by the Fresno State Creative Writing Program, will be held in the Alice Peters Auditorium. Admission is free and as well as parking, which is recommended in lots P5 and P6.

Glover Davis is the author of six poetry collections including “My Cap of Darkness” and the forthcoming “Against Winter.” His work has appeared in journals including The Southern Review, Poetry, The Yale Review, Prairie Schooner and the New England Review.

Marc Anthony in concert The fall Fresno Poets’ Association reading series will kick off on Friday at 7 p.m. with poet and Fresno State alumnus Glover Davis. The reading, hosted by the Fresno State Creative Writing Program, will be held in the Alice Peters Auditorium. Admission is free and as well as parking, which is recommended in lots P5 and P6.

Glover Davis is the author of six poetry collections including “My Cap of Darkness” and the forthcoming “Against Winter.” His work has appeared in journals including The Southern Review, Poetry, The Yale Review, Prairie Schooner and the New England Review.





Bastille’s ‘Wild World’ album is perfect for our time By Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado @cres_guez


MASTERFUL It’s a wild world out there, but luckily we have good music to make us feel better. That is exactly what British indie-pop band Bastille’s second album, “Wild World,” gives us. The album turned one year old Sept. 9 and, like all birthdays, there must be celebration. Bastille burst into the semi-mainstream spotlight around 2013 with “Pompeii” from its first studio album, “Bad Blood.” But it had been making music way before that and was even a one-man show at one point with lead singer and songwriter Dan Smith singing and playing the keyboard alone. By all accounts, Smith searched everywhere for his bandmates and found three (now four) brilliant instrumentalists, Smith taking on the role of the charismatic man-crush singer with the exceptionally beautiful voice. The guitarist and perhaps the most quiet of the group is William Farquarson. Kyle Simmons is the keyboardist and probably the silliest of the bunch. Chris “Woody” Wood is the long-haired, badass drummer. Recently the band attracted a new member, Charlie Barnes. Barnes is quiet but turns into a rock star when the band lets him have an electric guitar solo. He also has a pleasant high-pitched voice for backup. All together, the members of Bastille bring us a mix of emotions with “Wild

Bastille is Dan Smith, Chris “Woody” Wood, Kyle Simmons and William Farquarson.

World.” From just one listen of the album, you experience happiness, sadness, hope and hopelessness. These feelings are magnified when you read the lyrics to the songs. Bastille is often told it makes its songs sound happier than they probably should be. The lyrics are often dark, yet the sound could well be what puts a baby to sleep. That’s the magic of Bastille and the “Wild World” album. And though Bastille may only have two albums, “Wild World” surpasses the band’s first album. It gives listeners a different


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perspective on life, which is what music is supposed to do. On “Wild World,” songs like “The Currents” preach unity and dissects our feelings during a time when everything seems so politically, philosophically and emotionally divided. The song works for any situation. Other songs on “Wild World” cover serious topics and often include sound bites of dialogue from media analysis or classic films that enhance the song’s meaning (although some can argue the song can

stand alone). In particular, Bastille’s “Way Beyond” tells us of the dangers of excessive media attention in difficult, tragic times. It includes a soundbite from an aged video on media’s coverage of crime and victimization. Speakers in the video shed light on the comfort in which many viewers consume the news while news reporters often force statements from victims still in shock. It is like a silent cry for all of us to just be human and have compassion. After all, the quintet seems like the nicest bunch of guys and they are awfully humble about their work. It is easy to recognize the band’s album cover. It is as distinct as every member. Talking about the album cover last year, Smith told Rolling Stone Magazine that the focus should not be on what was done to get two men sitting on a ledge of a tall building in New York City – or what was done to get them down. The focus, Smith said, is on the men being so high up in the air, sharing a special moment with each other at the exact same time in their lives. “Two people framed in the vast context of this huge mad metropolis that we’ve all built – they’re there out of choice,” Smith told Rolling Stone. And perhaps that is why their music speaks to so many people. With his statement on the album cover, Smith reveals a truth about Bastille’s music. “Wild World” explores the bigger picture of life and then singles out the purpose.





Apoyo para estudiantes con DACA

Escrito por Blanca Ramos | @BlancaRamos1998

El 5 de septiembre de 2017 quedará marcado en la memoria de miles de inmigrantes indocumentados, incluyendo más de mil estudiantes en Fresno State, ya que el presidente de los EE. UU. Donald Trump decidió ponerle fin al programa DACA en un periodo de seis meses. De acuerdo a las estadísticas que ha presentado el presidente de Fresno State, Dr. Joseph Castro, aproximadamente 1,200 estudiantes de la universidad son Dreamers, los cuales se ven afectados tras la terminación gradual de DACA. Ante la situación, las protestas de los estudiantes no se han hecho esperar y se han unido en esperanza para demostrar la importancia de mantener vigente el programa de DACA. Los Dreamers de Fresno State cuentan no solo con el apoyo del presidente de la universidad, pero con centros de guía como el Dream Success Center – el cual está asociado con el Dream Outreach Center. Gabriela Encinas, la coordinadora del Dream Success Center, dijo que el enfoque

de estos centros es el ayudarles a estudiantes indocumentados desde que entran a la universidad hasta graduarse. “Nosotros les proveemos servicios que se enfoca en las necesidades de ellos ya sea tanto como académico, para la ayuda financiera y para la situación migratoria”, agregó Encinas. Después de la decisión del presidente, “los estudiantes están tomando diferentes actitudes, la gran mayoría de los estudiantes que han llegado a pedir ayuda tienen mucho miedo, mucho temor de lo que ha pasado, mucha preocupación”, dijo Encinas. Según Encinas, las preguntas que han recibido de los estudiantes después de la decisión son que si “aún pueden recibir ayuda financiera o que si aún pueden venir a la escuela”. Y según Encinas, “nosotros tenemos que educar y decir claro que todavía pueden ir a la escuela y que la ayuda financiera viene de ley del estado no del federal”. Las medidas que Fresno State está tomando al respecto son, bajo estos centros se están ofreciendo talleres. Talleres de información sobre cuáles y

cómo ejercer esos derechos, metodos para llegar a ser residente permanente, como los estudiantes pueden trabajar ya que no está DACA y se está invitando a organizaciones no lucrativas junto con abogados de inmigración para que amplíen más información, de acuerdo a Encinas. Encinas les hace una invitación a todos los estudiantes Dreamers a visitar estos centros de apoyo para que se mantengan informados de sus derechos al estar al día ante lo que deben de hacer. Ella deja la información necesaria para que los estudiantes contacten a estos centros de apoyo. El número de teléfono es el siguiente 559-278-1554 al igual que deja el horario disponible el cual comienza desde las 8:30 A.M. - 11:30 a.m. y de la 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 p.m. El Dream Success Center y Dream Outreach Center de la universidad piden ayuda de la comunidad para seguir apoyando económicamente a los jóvenes estudiantes, seguido llamados “Dreamers,” al donar dinero a su cuenta, el cual se transforma en becas universitarias para los Dreamers. Al igual, “la comunidad puede ayudar llamando y escribir a todos los líderes de

la política ya sea del estado o del congreso constantemente”, aclaró Encinas. Un consejo que Encinas quiere deja a los estudiantes es “que no se den por vencidos aqui esta alguien que los está apoyando”.

Correcciones El artículo de Elsa Castillo el 30 de agosto de 2017 la dice que Castillo enseñaba educación especial en Guatemala. Actualmente, ella estudiaba educación especial tanto como psicología. El artículo de Elsa Castillo el 30 de agosto de 2017 dice que Fresno City College no quiso validar los estudios de Castillo. Actualmente, Castillo no pidió que validarán sus estudios de Guatemala. El artículo de Elsa Castillo el 30 de agosto de 2017 dice que Castillo no recibió la beca Fulbright. Actualmente, Se le otorgó una beca Fulbright que requería que Fresno State proveyera una mínima contribución monetaria, pero no le dieron los fondos por ser “lecturer” y ella tuvo que poner el dinero para no perder la beca.


Alcalde Lee Brand: nueve meses dirigiendo la ciudad de Fresno Escrito por Franicsco J. De León | @frankiejda

Nueve meses como el alcalde de la ciudad de Fresno, Lee Brand dio un actualización de algunas promesas durante su campaña para la alcaldía de 2016, y tocó el tema nacional acerca de inmigración. En la oficina de Brand, localizada en la alcaldía de Fresno, trató temas recientes como las noticias de la eliminación gradual de Consideración de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA), adiciones a la seguridad de Fresno State y sus pensamientos de postularse como alcalde en 2020.


El Fiscal General Jeff Sessions anunció la rescisión de DACA el 5 de septiembre. Más de 1,000 estudiantes y personas con DACA en Fresno State podrán perder la autorización de conseguir empleo en los EE. UU. tan pronto como el 5 de marzo de 2018. “Yo urgiría, lo cual ha hecho, al congreso de los diputados de moverse rápido”, dijo Brand. Brand dijo que él prestaría su voz para alentar al congreso y así encontrar la manera en la cual las personas con DACA puedan establecer un camino hacia la ciudadanía. “[Aquellos] quienes llegaron aquí como niños y no tuvieron opción que sus padres los hayan traído, en muchos casos han sido muy exitosos, algunos han estado en el ejército”, dijo Brand. “En realidad esto será decidido en Washington D.C. y si yo puedo prestar mi voz para ayudar, lo haré”, él dijo. Brand dijo que él siente que el tema de una reforma de inmigración ha sido ignorado por mucho tiempo y “se ha dado de largas al asunto”. “Espero que esta vez, con este nuevo presidente [Donald Trump], este congreso, podamos finalmente encontrar soluciones porque esto tiene un gran impacto en nuestro valle”, dijo Brand.

Seguridad alrededor de Fresno State

La seguridad del campus es un asunto

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El alcalde de la Ciudad de Fresno Lee Brand se reune con The Collegian en la alcaldía de Fresno el 7 de Sept. de 2017.

que Brand ha hecho una prioridad durante su plazo. Brand dijo que el Presidente de Fresno State Dr. Joseph Castro y él se juntan cada trimestral para tratar temas de seguridad en y alrededor de la universidad. Un resultado de estas juntas, incluye nuevas farolas LED siendo instaladas al lado oeste de la avenida Cedar y en la parte sur de la avenida Shaw. Otra adición, localizada al lado oeste del campus y cerca de Bulldog Stadium, es la nueva oficina satélite del Departamento de Policía de Fresno, otro aumento en la seguridad del campus. Brand, de la clase de 1973 de Fresno State, dijo que está entusiasmado por el buen trabajo que está haciendo Castro para la universidad. “Realmente apoyo lo que hace el Dr. Castro, creo que Fresno State está en ascenso”, dijo Brand.

Policía, empleos

Con respecto al progreso que Brand espera lograr durante su plazo como alcalde de Fresno, dijo que es difícil lograr mucho en tan solo cuatro años. “Creo que sí se puede, pero idealmente y si hablas con Ashley Swearengin, la alcalde anterior, ella diría que necesitarías 20 años

para lograrlo”, dijo Brand. Agregó, “moviendo este gobierno es como girar el Titanic - hazlo de manera incremental”. El alcalde dijo que él cree que le tomará ocho años, dos plazos, para crear más de 10,000 empleos y contratar oficiales del Departamento de Policía de Fresno, aumentando la cantidad a 1,000 oficiales. “[Pero es] suponiendo que no me alcance el cansancio antes de terminar mi primer plazo [y] suponiendo que los votantes voten por mi”, dijo Brand. Brand ha contratado aproximadamente 25 oficiales de policía hasta ahora, pero “cualquier examinación del nivel apropiado de vigilancia policial en término de por mil es bajo comparado a otras ciudades”, dijo Brand. Empresas grandes vendrán a Fresno y la oportunidad de empleo de tiempo completo o parcial para sus residentes y estudiantes se aproxima. Brand dijo que 10,000 empleos nuevos es su meta para su plazo de ocho años. “Puede ser que tengamos 5,000 dentro de un año y medio sino antes”, él dijo, refiriéndose a dos grandes e-commerce instalaciones que llegarán a Fresno.

“Conseguimos un promedio de 1,000 empleos con Ulta [y] Amazon traerá hasta 2,500 empleos”, dijo Brand. Agregó, “Mientras hablo contigo estamos negociando con dos otras empresas que traerán hasta 2,000 empleos más”. En 2016, Brand escribió el Acta de Expansión Económica, un acta compuesto de tres niveles de incentivos para atraer el comercio. Según Brand, es una combinación de cuatro factores que potencialmente puedan traer las grandes empresas a Fresno: la proximidad geográfica de Fresno a otras áreas y con la autopista 99, el precio relativamente barato de las propiedades, un descuento de 30% por parte de PG&E y la tarifa baja del agua. En las siguientes semanas, Brand dijo que irá a España con la delegación de la ciudad y la Corporación de Desarrollo Económico del Condado de Fresno, EDC, con el intento de traer la instalación de mantenimiento para el tren de alta velocidad. Dijo que esto permitiría que la ciudad y condado de Fresno obtenga los 1,500 mejores empleos”. Como alcalde qué sorpresas o qué ha aprendido de sus experiencias desde que comenzó como alcalde, él dijo: he pasado ocho años como concejal, esto es totalmente diferente porque (...) el nivel de responsabilidad es mucho más grande como alcalde”. Continuó por recordando sus logros como alcalde. “Si nos evaluas tan solo por los resultados, enfrentamos dos iniciativas legislativas importantes: trajimos el Rental Housing Inspection Program que afrontará el asunto de los dueños de alquileres en Fresno, trajimos el Citizen’s Public Safety Advisory Board el cual yo creo ayudará la relación entre la comunidad y el departamento de policía, y trajimos una presupuesto con un voto de 7-0”, dijo Brand.




‘Dogs in the middle of tough two-game stretch Q&A from Page 8 Washington had some trouble, but I don’t think you should overreact to the dominance the UW showed against Montana either. One game was on the road, across the country, against a team that held the ball as long as possible, which is a pretty good explanation for the slow start and the lack of offensive rhythm. The other was against an FCS team, which explains the score. The important thing to remember is that this was the case last year; after an easy nonconference slate, there were a lot of questions left to be answered. I’d say the biggest take-away so far is that there’s little to no dropoff in the secondary, with Byron Murphy stepping up at cornerback and putting in two very good games. On offense, it took three or four games last year to completely get it going, so people aren’t too worried about the same thing happening this year. DG: Washington made the College Football Playoff last season and lost to Alabama in the semifinals. How much of an impact does last year have on this year? JK: It’s definitely raised some expectations, but to be fair, Washington completely overachieved last year. After the semifinal last year, the UW fanbase was perhaps the most content I’ve ever seen fans be after a loss, because: A) it was the best season the Huskies have had in a long time, and B) a whole lot of talent was returning. DG: Do you expect Washington to repeat as Pac-12 champions? JK: Let’s take it one game at a time. Washington got a bit of a lucky draw in not having to play the University of Southern California in the regular season, and Stanford’s loss to the Trojans last week could give the Huskies a bit more wiggle room. But there are nine conference games to go to get to the conference championship game, and then probably a very good USC team waiting in Santa Clara. DG: If Washington makes it to the playoff again and faces Alabama, do you think there will be a different outcome? JK: Remember what I said about taking it one game at a time? If they played this weekend, I’d say the outcome would be the same, if not worse. Give the offense a little more time to gel, and maybe things could be different. I’d be totally fine playing someone else in the semifinals, though. DG: These two teams last played in 2004 and 2006, with the Bulldogs winning in 2004, and the Huskies in 2006. Does Fresno State have a reputation in

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Fresno State wide receiver KeeSean Johnson runs with the ball while getting tackled against Alabama on Sept. 9, 2017 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Fresno State lost to Alabama 41-10.

Washington given the matchup history? JK: Not really. The main talking point up here about the matchup is the relationship Jeff Tedford has with the UW program after working for a year as an offensive consultant. In him and Kirby Moore, you have two guys who are pretty familiar with Chris Petersen’s offense, so that could be a little interesting. DG: UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, USC quarterback Sam Darnold and Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen are talked about as the potential No. 1 NFL draft pick. Does Jake Browning deserve to be in that conversation? JK: Jake Browning has come a long way in his development since he started his first game as a true freshman, but he still has a long way to go. While he’s shown in the past couple of games that he does have athletic ability, he’s still making his hay primarily with the mental side of things and his preparedness, and he can still get better on the field. Unless he completely goes wild this season, I’d guess

he comes back for his senior campaign, but who knows? DG: Besides Browning, who are the impact players on the team? JK: So far, the guy that jumps out at you is Dante Pettis. He probably would have been the primary receiver on any team that didn’t have John Ross III last season, and this year with Ross gone, he’s the main target on offense. That being said, he’s made his biggest mark these past two games on special teams, with a punt return for a touchdown each week. His one last Saturday actually broke DeSean Jackson’s Pac-12 record for career return touchdowns, and he’s one away from the NCAA mark. On defense, the Huskies have two stud inside linebackers in Azeem Victor and Keishawn Bierria, but Ben Burr-Kirven has forced his way into the starting lineup and led the Dawgs in tackles both games so far. DG: Chris Petersen is a very successful coach at Washington and when he was at Boise State, but he doesn’t receive the

national recognition as the other top coaches around the country. Where does he fit with the best coaches in the country such as Nick Saban, Jim Harbaugh and Urban Meyer? JK: In terms of everything on the field, the results speak for themselves. He really shines in what goes on off the field, though. With his “Built for Life” program, I’d take him over any other coach at developing 18-year-olds into adults and preparing them to lead and live once their football career is over. When you cover Washington football, you here a lot about “OKGs,” or “Our Kind of Guys.” He has to be one of the best at finding and creating OKGs. DG: What is your prediction for the game? JK: I am truly awful at predictions, but I’d guess Washington gets out to a very fast start before focusing on establishing the run game for most of the second half. Put me down for 45-17 Huskies.

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Linebacker Jeffrey Allison had a breakout game against Alabama Saturday, his best individual performance as a Bulldog to date. The sophomore finished with a career-high 14 tackles, half of which were solo tackles. Allison’s performance has earned him this school year’s first Top Dog of the Week honor. WR: You’re coming off your best individual performance. How are you feeling right now? JA: I’m feeling good, kind of upset. I feel like I could’ve done a little bit better, but not just myself. As a team I feel like we could’ve done better. I’m just proud of the way we came out to compete, so right now I’m feeling good just because I know how we can play and what we can fix. WR: I read in The Fresno Bee about how much this game meant to you because of the 36 family members that were there, most of them Florida natives, and your mission to get their minds off of the devastation being caused by

Hurricane Irma. Do you feel like you accomplished what you set out to do in that regard? JA: When we got there I actually tried to play with a clear mind. I don’t want to think about things like that, but as a whole, I feel like I did clear their minds and brought them a sight of enjoyment because I don’t actually get to see my family like that. I actually think I cleared their minds just by having them have that connection with everybody together. It was a pretty good feeling, so I think they enjoyed it. WR: You received Academic All-Mountain West and Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honors your freshman year. How are you able to balance being on the football team and being a student so well? JA: It’s just being a student of the process. Like they say, ‘school comes first.’ Without school, I won’t be here on the football team because I have to get my education first if I want to be able to play, so I take that as the major key. I’ve got to get my work done. If I don’t get my work done, no football. But when I step

on the football field I try to use what I do in my schoolwork. WR: What are some of the biggest changes you’ve felt when comparing your freshman season to your sophomore season, so far? JA: As a team, we came more together. I can really say that we’re a family now. We probably had our little differences last year, but we’re all together. As for myself, I feel like I’m playing a lot faster. Last year I was trying to get a feel for the college game, since it was was my freshman year, but I feel like I got equipped to it after a couple of games last year. This year I’m starting off kind of fast. As a whole, I’m just proud, just proud of what this team has really become. WR: How are you looking to improve your game during your remaining time at Fresno State? JA: To become more of a leader, play a lot faster, be more physical and really, I could just tackle every aspect of my game. Also, focus on the aspect of becoming a leader for this defense, for the team, just to keep pushing my brothers so we can be

better together. WR: How do you plan to make sure the performances like the one against Alabama become more of a constant? JA: Just putting that game in the past, keep trying to make progress, just keep moving forward. You can’t rely on memories of what you did and everything, you got to push it to the side – keep ballin’, keep practicing, keep working. WR: What would you say is the most difficult part of playing the linebacker position? JA: Reading the keys. You have to try to read what the running back is doing, read the formation, read o-linemen. I can say reading is the most difficult part. WR: I know it’s a little early, but do you have any plans for yourself after college? JA: If I could make it to the pros, that’d be great, but if not, try to open up a recreation center for kids and, you know, do a lot of sports kinesiology with them – football, basketball, whatever – for kids that don’t really have the opportunity to, if it’s lack of income or things like that.


Inside Washington football: A conversation with the The Daily sports editor By Daniel Gligich @danielgligich

Fresno State is off to a 1-1 start, beating Incarnate Word in Week One, and losing to No. 1 Alabama in Week Two. Although the ‘Dogs lost 41-10, they showed an improved toughness over last year. Fresno State is in the middle of arguably the toughest two-game stretch in college football this year. After playing in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the ‘Dogs hit the road again to play No. 6 Washington. The Collegian spoke with Josh Kirshenbaum, the sports editor at Washington’s student-run newspaper, The Daily. DG: Washington opened the season beating Rutgers (0-2) and then beat lower-tier FCS opponent Montana (1-1) in Week Two – two easy opponents. How is the team shaping up so far? JK: We’re two weeks in, and there’s still a fair amount of unknowns at this point. I think a lot of people overreacted initially to the Rutgers game when

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Washington wide receiver Dante Pettis (8) runs with the ball against Montana on Sept. 9, 2017 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. The Huskies beat Montana 63-7.

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