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EDITORIAL: Tuition increase shouldn’t have to pay for administrative raises

EDITORIAL: Tuition increase shouldn’t have to pay for administrative raises

State Hornet
May 11, 2017
Filed under Featured, Opinion / Editorials

The California State University will be raising tuition this fall even as the California State Auditor accuses it of financial mismanagement — specifically of not being able to justify pay increases and growth among management personnel. This kind of behavior shows a complete lack of shame on the pa...

EDITORIAL: Wake us up from the parking ‘nightmare’

EDITORIAL: Wake us up from the parking ‘nightmare’

State Hornet
May 4, 2017
Filed under Featured, Opinion / Editorials

Next school year, Sacramento State’s historically problematic parking is going to become a “nightmare,” according to President Robert Nelsen. The cause is the confluence of several campus construction projects, which are projected to block or close about 1,200 of the school’s parking spaces. The university shouldn’t be clos...

EDITORIAL: The hurdles of withdrawal

EDITORIAL: The hurdles of withdrawal

State Hornet
April 27, 2017
Filed under Featured, Opinion / Editorials

California State University Chancellor Timothy White issued an executive order on April 7 that will ban tobacco use on all campuses in the CSU system effective Sept. 1. While efforts to curb smoking are certainly well-intentioned, a one-size-fits-all policy with no concessions to tobacco users is ...

Pink tragedy: sip-by-sip review of the Unicorn Frappuccino

Pink tragedy: sip-by-sip review of the Unicorn Frappuccino

Rin Carbin
April 20, 2017
Filed under Culture, Featured, Opinion / Editorials

Cotton candy, Jolly Ranchers, bubble gum, berries galore and a whirlwind of sugar to send me to my early diabetic death. Expecting all this — a sugar sweeter than the White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino — I sipped on the new drink from the on-campus Starbucks. I would like to say now it was ...

EDITORIAL: Despite legalization, Sac State still prohibits use of marijuana yet openly serves alcohol

EDITORIAL: Despite legalization, Sac State still prohibits use of marijuana yet openly serves alcohol

State Hornet
April 20, 2017
Filed under Featured, Opinion / Editorials

While smoking marijuana at Sacramento State is against school policy, it is perfectly possible for students to drink to intoxication. There are three locations on campus that offer alcohol for students over the age of 21 to drink. Each limits alcoholic purchases to three per visit, but that means in ...

EDITORIAL: Struggle for equal rights not over

EDITORIAL: Struggle for equal rights not over

State Hornet
April 13, 2017
Filed under Featured, Opinion / Editorials, PRIDE10

The LGBT community has certainly come a long way from when Sacramento State argued that a gay club shouldn’t be allowed on campus because LGBT people were “unapprehended felons.” Yet, the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision that recognized same-sex marriage as a constitutional right certainly doesn...

EDITORIAL: Abysmal ASI voter turnout won’t hold representatives accountable

EDITORIAL: Abysmal ASI voter turnout won’t hold representatives accountable

State Hornet
April 6, 2017
Filed under Featured, Opinion / Editorials

Sacramento State students have the opportunity to elect new Associated Students, Inc. representatives on April 12 and 13. But if the past two years are any indication, only 15 percent of the student body is actually going to vote. As we reported earlier this week, the ASI Board of Directors — w...

EDITORIAL: Tuition is going up — What now?

EDITORIAL: Tuition is going up — What now?

State Hornet
March 30, 2017
Filed under Featured, Opinion / Editorials

Now that the California State University Board of Trustees has decided to raise tuition for the first time in six years, it’s up to the state legislature to act to ensure that a university education in this state doesn’t become less affordable. Thankfully, the tuition increase was approved with the caveat th...

EDITORIAL: Why we ran a controversial ad

EDITORIAL: Why we ran a controversial ad

State Hornet
March 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Opinion / Editorials

The State Hornet has received criticism for running an advertisement in our March 16 issue for the Sacramento Central Church that publicizes Coming Out Ministries — a group that preaches that prayer will result in “freedom from homosexuality.” We found the ad to be reprehensible and passionately debated whe...

EDITORIAL: Assembly Dems college plan avoids pitfalls

EDITORIAL: Assembly Dems college plan avoids pitfalls

State Hornet
March 16, 2017
Filed under Featured, Opinion / Editorials

A proposal aimed at decreasing college debt announced by California State Assembly lawmakers on Monday is a responsible way to handle the rapidly expanding problem. The plan — which is being championed by Sacramento State alumnus and Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento — would provide scholarships to cov...

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