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Sac State student speaks out about experience with homelessness

Sac State student speaks out about experience with homelessness

Leslie Hicks

October 23, 2019

“I’m overwhelmed,” Sacramento State criminal justice major Jayda Preyer said inside her two-bedroom apartment located 10 minutes from campus.  When Preyer moved to Sacramento in January, she was unable to find affordable housing. She found herself commuting from her hometown in East Oakland...

NEWS PODCAST: Solutions to housing insecurity, from someone who’s lived it

NEWS PODCAST: Solutions to housing insecurity, from someone who’s lived it

Will Coburn and Leslie Hicks

October 4, 2019

This week, State Hornet reporter Leslie Hicks sits down with Jayda Preyer, a criminal justice major at Sacramento State, who moved here from the Bay Area hoping to find more affordable housing options while attaining her degree. Instead, she found a competitive housing market with inflated rents and...

Man arrested on suspicion of harassing students at Upper Eastside Lofts

Man arrested on suspicion of harassing students at Upper Eastside Lofts

Dominic Vitiello

September 12, 2019

A man suspected of harassing students at the Upper Eastside Lofts apartment complex was arrested and detained earlier this month. The apartment complex, only 1.2 miles from Sacramento State, reported a man later identified as Tyler Kruse to security Sept. 1.  When security responded it was discove...

‘Situational homelessness’: 286 residents still awaiting move-in at apartments near Sac State

‘Situational homelessness’: 286 residents still awaiting move-in at apartments near Sac State

Margherita Beale and Jordan Silva-Benham

August 30, 2019

The 286 residents who are still awaiting move-in at Academy65, an apartment complex near Sacramento State primarily aimed at students, were asked to sign a lease addendum and general release Thursday, according to some residents. Academy65 residents were originally scheduled for an Aug. 21 move-in date. However, offici...

VIDEO: Sac State welcomes 1,680 new residents to campus dorms

VIDEO: Sac State welcomes 1,680 new residents to campus dorms

Kelly Kiernan, Video editor

August 24, 2019

Sacramento State welcomed new residents on Move-In Day Friday when 1,680 students moved into the residence halls on the north end of campus, according to Housing Operations. According to Samuel Jones, director of Housing Operations and Conference Services, the increased demand for housing this semeste...

We asked students to tell us how the housing crisis has affected them. Here’s what they said.

We asked students to tell us how the housing crisis has affected them. Here’s what they said.

The State Hornet

February 28, 2018

  As a part of our coverage of the housing crisis, The State Hornet conducted a month-long survey in which we asked, among other things, for students to explain how the high cost of housing has affected them. The following are some of their responses. For more on this issue, go to StateHornet.com...

‘It’s Sacramento, not you’: Students caught in the crosshairs of statewide housing crisis

‘It’s Sacramento, not you’: Students caught in the crosshairs of statewide housing crisis

John Ferrannini and Sami Soto

February 28, 2018

Five days a week, Sacramento State junior Bailey Bernardi goes to work at 4 a.m. and then makes her way to school. But even though she makes over $14 an hour, she is barely making ends meet paying living expenses. Bernardi is just one Sacramentan dealing with the ramifications of a statewide housing crisis...

TESTIMONIAL: I slept in my car for over a year. No one knew.

TESTIMONIAL: I slept in my car for over a year. No one knew.

Kameron Schmid

February 28, 2018

t’s been almost five years since I was last homeless. In that time, I’ve forgotten plenty of the details and the stories I accrued over a year and a half of sleeping on couches and in my Nissan Sentra. But I’ll never forget the feelings of isolation, depression and fear. It started when I gra...

TESTIMONIAL: Spending my first week at Sac State homeless

TESTIMONIAL: Spending my first week at Sac State homeless

Dominique Walker

February 28, 2018

n my first week at Sacramento State, I found myself homeless; however, a helpful stranger made me feel like I was family. On my flight to Sacramento from LAX, the only thing I had with me was my luggage, some Cheetos and $90 to my name. When I was on my way to start a new chapter in my life I w...

TESTIMONIAL: Finishing college for my son’s future

TESTIMONIAL: Finishing college for my son’s future

Will Coburn

February 28, 2018

always figured homelessness would be something sort of, you know, obvious? Instead, it snuck up on me. When you don’t make a lot of money — and last semester I was working part time and interning — it quickly becomes harder and harder to replace the things you’re missing. I was power-commu...

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