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EDITOR’S NOTE: Arresting journalists is a breach of First Amendment

EDITOR’S NOTE: Arresting journalists is a breach of First Amendment

March 5, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

A State Hornet editor was arrested while covering a protest in East Sacramento Monday night, organized in response to the decision not to criminally charge the two officers responsible for shooting and killing unarmed 22-year-old Stephon Clark. Co-news editor Will Coburn was doing his job when he ...

EDITORIAL: To improve, Greeks must be held accountable

EDITORIAL: To improve, Greeks must be held accountable

The State Hornet Editorial Board

February 20, 2019


Filed under Campus, Editorials, Opinion

In the weeks since an anonymous person claiming to be a member of Greek life accused Sacramento State fraternities and sororities of systemic misconduct, it’s been made clear that not enough effort is made to hold Greek organizations accountable. This is because, at the base level, Greek students are failing t...

EDITORIAL: Sac State needs renovation, not construction

EDITORIAL: Sac State needs renovation, not construction

State Hornet Editorial Board

February 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, Construction, Editorials, Opinion

It’s no secret that Sacramento State has been a full-time construction zone for as long as anyone can remember. Physical change is a crucial aspect of developing as an institution. For a university founded almost 72 years ago, construction is not only a literal component of moving with the times,...

EDITORIAL: Sac State needs to do more for student parents

EDITORIAL: Sac State needs to do more for student parents

State Hornet Editorial Board

January 23, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It is an often under-appreciated fact that a parent wears many hats. A parent is not just a parent. A parent is a mentor, personal chef, chauffeur, friend, coach, support system and teacher. Some parents are full-time students on top of their main obligation: their child. At Sacramento State, ...

EDITORIAL: Next Sac State football coach needs local recruiting ties

EDITORIAL: Next Sac State football coach needs local recruiting ties

State Hornet Editorial Board

December 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Featured, Opinion, Sports

It was the right decision to move on from former Sacramento State football head coach Jody Sears. But more important than moving on is moving forward, and Sac State needs to hire someone with local ties to replace Sears. Sacramento has a wealth of high school talent all around it. Some decide to ...

EDITORIAL: Transfer students need more focus and support

EDITORIAL: Transfer students need more focus and support

State Hornet Editorial Board

November 15, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Sacramento State, it’s time we stop treating transfer students like the forgotten stepchildren of the Hornet family. This fall, Sac State enrolled 3,507 first-time transfer students and 3,757 first-time freshmen, but the majority of its welcoming programming is geared towards freshmen. During or...

EDITORIAL: Making your future starts with casting your vote

EDITORIAL: Making your future starts with casting your vote

State Hornet Editorial Board

October 31, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Featured, Instagram, Opinion

As Election Day fast approaches, it becomes more vital to not only be aware of the issues on the ballot but to actually vote as well. As citizens in the United States, our Constitution is based on the right to vote for who we want and what we want to change, and it would be silly to not take adv...

EDITORIAL: Be the generation that commits to eliminating toxic sexual behavior

EDITORIAL: Be the generation that commits to eliminating toxic sexual behavior

State Hornet Editorial Board

October 17, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Featured, Opinion, Sexual Assault

The momentum over the last two years — since Donald Trump was elected, since Harvey Weinstein was banished, since Bill Cosby was sentenced — has been pushing toward a future we’d all like to live in. One where sexual assault and harassment no longer exist. It’s sad to know that this idealized future w...

EDITORIAL: When will Sac State stop doing the bare minimum in protecting students?

EDITORIAL: When will Sac State stop doing the bare minimum in protecting students?

State Hornet Editorial Board

October 10, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Featured, Opinion

Sacramento State has a history of following the bare minimum requirements in regards to human health and safety — but when it comes to sexual assault on campus property by a student, the bare minimum is absolutely not enough. A message addressing a sexual assault incident that occurred on campus t...

EDITORIAL: Campus crime incident notification lacks urgency or care for students

EDITORIAL: Campus crime incident notification lacks urgency or care for students

The State Hornet Editorial Board

October 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It is imperative that Sacramento State students be aware of the dangers they face in terms of sexual assault, and that need requires the university to let the campus know when something as serious as a rape in the dorms has happened. A student was allegedly sexually assaulted by another student in the American River Courtyard on Sept. 15. The incident was reported to the Sa...

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