The State Hornet

TESTIMONIAL: Couch surfing my way through winter break

TESTIMONIAL: Couch surfing my way through winter break

Kelly Kiernan

February 28, 2018

fter my first semester of living in Sacramento State student housing, paying $34 dollars a night to stay there over winter break without access to The Dining Commons or The Market was not an option. I had just paid $1,946 out of my pocket toward housing when cold winter break came. I was so upset that I had to...

Sac State student goes into debt with long commute to campus

Sac State student goes into debt with long commute to campus

Thomas Frey, News editor

February 28, 2018

olan Jolly’s day started early and it started with stress. From waking up in a trailer that didn’t always have heat, he would then fight traffic through his 40-mile commute to campus that began in the city of Rescue where he lived. After a long day of classes, he returned home through that same ti...

EDITORIAL: Student housing and food insecurities need creative solutions

EDITORIAL: Student housing and food insecurities need creative solutions

State Hornet Editorial Board

February 28, 2018

The number of students facing housing and food insecurity within the California State University system is staggering, jaw-dropping and upsetting — but anyone within the system calling the rates surprising would be ignoring plain evidence of things we all see every day. The state government and the CSU — a unive...

#SacStateSays: How do you pay for housing?

#SacStateSays: How do you pay for housing?

Tessa Devere and Vincent Moleski

February 27, 2018

With rent rising in the state, 10.9 percent of California State University students have experienced housing insecurity in the past year. Some students have had to cutback on essential things like food in order to pay for rent. We asked students how they pay for housing. Tell us what you do by usi...

Former foster child finally gains stability as she graduates

Former foster child finally gains stability as she graduates

Kelly Kiernan

February 23, 2018

Sacramento State senior Regina Montoya has faced homelessness since she was a toddler, struggling with it through high school and college. As a foster youth, Montoya frequently moved around in the Bay Area. Montoya and her parents were often evicted from homes and she ended up living with her father's...

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