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The people, policies and politics of pot

The people, policies and politics of pot

John Ferrannini
April 20, 2017
Filed under Featured, News

The passage of Proposition 64 in November has made the legal distinctions surrounding cannabis even more complex, although use and possession remain against Sacramento State policy. Though use and possession of marijuana remains illegal under federal law, it is now legal in California for anyone ov...

Tobacco to be banned at all CSUs effective Sept. 1

Tobacco to be banned at all CSUs effective Sept. 1

John Ferrannini
April 18, 2017
Filed under Featured, News

Use of tobacco will be banned on all California State University campuses by Sept. 1 according to an executive order from Chancellor Timothy White released on April 7. Any designated smoking areas on CSU campuses must be smoke and tobacco free by September, and the ban will also cover the use of ...

Lead test results delayed until May, school says

Lead test results delayed until May, school says

John Ferrannini
April 14, 2017
Filed under Featured, News

Results of the second comprehensive test for lead contamination in Sacramento State’s drinking water sources, which were originally intended to be released in April, will not be available until May, according to a university official. In a campus-wide email, Vice President for Administration Mi...

‘Coming out’ as a gay Catholic

‘Coming out’ as a gay Catholic

John Ferrannini
April 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion, PRIDE10

To be gay and Catholic is to be mired in a web of what seem like contradictions. The church condemns “homosexual acts,” yet as much as 58 percent of the priests may be gay themselves, according to a 2000 estimate. The religion is based on love, incarnate in the person of Jesus. Yet my love remains...

Meet the man who sued Sac State for right to form an official LGBT club on campus — and won

Meet the man who sued Sac State for right to form an official LGBT club on campus — and won

John Ferrannini
April 12, 2017
Filed under Featured, News, PRIDE10

When George Raya requested that the Society for Homosexual Freedom be recognized as an official Sacramento State club in 1970, school officials were uneasy about Associated Students, Inc. granting club status to a group they called “deviants.” “The police called us ‘unapprehended felons’ — it was ag...

PRIDE Center celebrates 10th anniversary on campus

PRIDE Center celebrates 10th anniversary on campus

John Ferrannini
April 12, 2017
Filed under Featured, News, PRIDE10

Of course, LGBT students have been attending Sacramento State since its inception. Yet it was only about 10 years ago that the school provided the PRIDE Center to combine educational programming and access to community resources with an atmosphere of support and inclusivity. Nicole Scanlan, a Sac St...

A student government guide for the apathetic or uninformed voter

A student government guide for the apathetic or uninformed voter

John Ferrannini
April 6, 2017
Filed under Featured, News

If you’ve been near The WELL or the Library Quad in recent weeks, chances are you’ve seen signs advertising students who are running to hold positions in Associated Students, Inc. next academic year. But with a budget of over $8.9 million and as a provider of several campus programs such a...

CSU faculty and students march on Capitol after tuition fee hike passes

CSU faculty and students march on Capitol after tuition fee hike passes

John Ferrannini
April 5, 2017
Filed under Featured, News

By John Ferrannini and Carlo Marzan Students and members of the California Faculty Association marched on the State Capitol on Wednesday to support three higher education bills currently in the State Assembly in the wake of last month’s tuition increase. The rally, which was attended by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, among other legislators, was organized to sup...

Picnic, makeup workshop to highlight Sac State’s Pride Week

Picnic, makeup workshop to highlight Sac State’s Pride Week

John Ferrannini
April 4, 2017
Filed under Culture

The Sacramento State PRIDE Center is preparing for Pride Week, a series of educational and cultural events intended to celebrate and inform students about the LGBT community. Pride Week kicks off on April 7 with an evening of spoken word with Los Angeles poet and transgender activist Jade Phoenix Marti...

Two-day protest culminates with chants and confessions

Two-day protest culminates with chants and confessions

John Ferrannini
March 31, 2017
Filed under Featured, News

By Kameron Schmid and John Ferrannini A group of Sacramento State student organizations and clubs organized a two-day protest that ended Thursday, aimed at spreading awareness of the marginalization of groups in society such as women of color, undocumented immigrants and LGBT individuals. The protest ...

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