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EDITORIAL: Don’t tread on Sac State commuters

EDITORIAL: Don’t tread on Sac State commuters

State Hornet

December 6, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Featured, Opinion

During his 2017 Fall Address, President Robert Nelsen declared Sacramento State a “hate-free campus.”  In that same speech, he also expressed his desire to change the University’s reputation as a “commuter college.”  Nelsen reiterated those thoughts two months later during his Community Coun...

EDITORIAL: Students footing the bill on a program constantly in the red

EDITORIAL: Students footing the bill on a program constantly in the red

State Hornet

November 29, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Featured, Opinion

Athletics at Sacramento State is not something that drives most students to attend, so why does the University feel like it needs to spend millions of dollars on something those students don’t get a fair return on? As of 2016, Sac State students contributed $7,911,933 to the Athletic Department, ...

EDITORIAL: Thanksgiving is the time to talk

EDITORIAL: Thanksgiving is the time to talk

State Hornet

November 15, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Featured, The Food Issue

(Go to StateHornet.com/TheFoodIssue for more food-related stories) There are lots of things to look forward to during the winter holidays. If you’re a Sacramento State student, maybe chief among them is Thanksgiving break; a chance to leave campus, forget homework for a few days and come back re...

EDITORIAL: University should have asked students first about graduation

EDITORIAL: University should have asked students first about graduation

State Hornet

November 8, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Featured

Well, Sac State, you’ve done it again. Once again, our campus is going through a major change, and students are the ones who are suffering the consequences without ever having a say in the matter. The recent announcement that winter commencement ceremonies will cease after this December’s wasn't a...

EDITORIAL: University should lobby for gas tax money to improve transportation

EDITORIAL: University should lobby for gas tax money to improve transportation

State Hornet

November 1, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Featured

Work that smile, shake hands firmly and consider the bend-and-snap; Sacramento State needs to lobby hard for some of that sweet, sweet gas tax money. California’s 12-cent-per-gallon tax on gas goes into effect Nov. 1. The money from the tax increase is slated to go toward improving the quality of ...

EDITORIAL: CSU should mandate active shooter training

EDITORIAL: CSU should mandate active shooter training

State Hornet

October 25, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Featured, Opinion, SacStateGuns

(Go to StateHornet.com/Guns for more related stories) Sacramento State is working to improve it’s ability to respond to emergencies, including the possibility of an active shooter being on campus. But some changes should be made on a CSU level. RELATED: Shooting on campuses are on the rise — Is...

EDITORIAL: Please get a return on the Science II investment

EDITORIAL: Please get a return on the Science II investment

State Hornet

October 17, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Featured, Opinion

We will have to wait until fall 2019 to check out all the bells and whistles (beakers and wet labs?) of Science II, but now seems like the right time to start imploring Sacramento State to make sure this building fundamentally enhances the University’s image. Twenty million fingers crossed, 20 million H...

EDITORIAL: 50 years later, it’s still a white man’s world

EDITORIAL: 50 years later, it’s still a white man’s world

State Hornet

October 11, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Featured, MLK 50th

(Go to StateHornet.com/MLK50CSUS for more related stories) America is too far removed from its most shameful, racist and sexist days to still be almost unilaterally run by, on average, white men. Almost 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. came to Sacramento State and said that no country could be truly in...

EDITORIAL: Gun control debate needs to end

EDITORIAL: Gun control debate needs to end

State Hornet

October 4, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Featured

It is time for America to think about guns. Not to feel, argue or bloviate; it is time to think. In reality, it is well-passed the time to think about guns. Truly thinking about them might have prevented countless tragic mass shootings in this country; at least 59 people died in Las Vegas Sunday n...

EDITORIAL: Finish in Four grade? Incomplete

EDITORIAL: Finish in Four grade? Incomplete

State Hornet

September 27, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Featured

In his fall 2017 address on Aug. 24, Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen said that the “Finish in Four” initiative is positively affecting the university's graduation rate after just one year in effect. This claim sounds more like an exaggeration by Sac State officials to save face, as the ...

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