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#SacStateSays: Do you think that Sac State has a real rivalry with UC Davis?

#SacStateSays: Do you think that Sac State has a real rivalry with UC Davis?

John Ferrannini
March 29, 2017
Filed under Featured, Sports

The proximity between Sacramento State and UC Davis (about 20 miles) leads to the two schools playing each other in Causeway Classic matches every year. However, Sac State teams have only won two out of 14 games against the Aggies this year. We decided to ask students what they think about the state...

Sac State closes $50K graduation bill shortfall

Sac State closes $50K graduation bill shortfall

John Ferrannini
March 28, 2017
Filed under Featured, News

Sacramento State will pay for the remaining $50,000 of this year’s graduation expenses through the school’s reserves, according to a spokesperson. Elisa Smith, the school’s director of news and communications, said Saturday that President Robert Nelsen made the decision. There are about $1.25 ...

CSU hikes tuition by $270

CSU hikes tuition by $270

John Ferrannini
March 28, 2017
Filed under Featured, News

After the first tuition increase in six years was approved by the California State University Board of Trustees on March 22, student government officers at Sacramento State are considering their options going forward. The tuition increase — one component of which is $270 more per year from in-stat...

Student volunteers clean up campus weeds, trash as part of Alternative Break

Student volunteers clean up campus weeds, trash as part of Alternative Break

John Ferrannini
March 27, 2017
Filed under Featured, News

By John Ferrannini and Claire Morgan Some students spent their week off picking weeds, cleaning trash and constructing planter boxes as part of Alternative Break, a series of service projects designed for those still in town for spring break. The focus of this iteration of Alternative Break, which takes...

OPINION: Watching Sacramento’s anxious search for an identity

OPINION: Watching Sacramento’s anxious search for an identity

John Ferrannini
March 27, 2017
Filed under Featured, Opinion

Are you a proud Sacramentan? I had never asked myself that question before until one day when I was sipping on my craft coffee on the patio of a trendy new business while watching spandex-clad bikers compete with Teslas on the road. Yet giving Sacramento something to be proud of seems to be on...

CSU board votes to raise tuition amid student protests

CSU board votes to raise tuition amid student protests

John Ferrannini
March 22, 2017
Filed under Featured, News, Tuition

The first tuition increase in six years was approved by the California State University Board of Trustees after a vote in Long Beach on Wednesday amid student protests inside and outside the meeting. The vote raises tuition for in-state undergraduates by $270 beginning next academic year, a 5 percen...

Sac State $100K graduation shortfall cut in half after agreement

Sac State $100K graduation shortfall cut in half after agreement

John Ferrannini
March 17, 2017
Filed under Featured, News

The spring graduation at Golden 1 Center will be designated as one of the city's nine civic events that can be held there annually, cutting the university's $100,000 funding shortfall by half, according to a joint press release from the city, Sacramento State and the Sacramento Kings on Friday. It was...

Official: Kings, City discussing designating Sac State graduation a civic event

Official: Kings, City discussing designating Sac State graduation a civic event

John Ferrannini
March 17, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Featured, News

The city, the Sacramento Kings and Sacramento State are discussing categorizing May’s graduation ceremonies at Golden 1 Center as a civic event — in a move that would cut in half a roughly $100,000 shortfall the school has in paying for the commencement — according to a city official. Assistant City Manager John Dangberg said in an email ...

Councilman calls for city to waive $50,000 fee for Sac State graduation

Councilman calls for city to waive $50,000 fee for Sac State graduation

John Ferrannini
March 16, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Featured, News

UPDATE: March 16, 3:19 p.m. — This story has been updated to include comments from Councilman Jeff Harris. Sacramento city councilman Steve Hansen — who represents the district containing the Golden 1 Center — said Thursday that he supports the city waving a $50,000 fee that Sacramento State w...

Students for Justice in Palestine calls on CSU to divest

Students for Justice in Palestine calls on CSU to divest

John Ferrannini
March 16, 2017
Filed under Featured, News

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has been advocating for Associated Students, Inc. to pass a resolution asking the California State University system to divest from corporations involved in what the club says are unethical practices. SJP’s proposed resolution targets corporations that have finan...

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