The State Hornet

EDITORIAL: Goodbye, print

EDITORIAL: Goodbye, print

The State Hornet Editorial Board

April 23, 2019

2019 marks a big change for The State Hornet — we’re celebrating the 70th anniversary of our formation as Sacramento State’s campus news organization, and as the school year draws to a close, we will transition to an online-only publication. To celebrate this monumental change, we’re revisiting what we ...

EDITORIAL: Celebrating the best — and worst — of Sac State

EDITORIAL: Celebrating the best — and worst — of Sac State

The State Hornet Editorial Board

April 11, 2019

It’s spring at Sacramento State, and that means it’s our favorite time of year — when we ask our readers to celebrate what defines our campus in our annual Best of Sac State poll. And though we may laugh as we choose the most iconic Herky outfit and reminisce on our favorite Phlagleblast memory a...

EDITORIAL: Women need better representation in Sac State athletics

EDITORIAL: Women need better representation in Sac State athletics

The State Hornet Editorial Board

March 27, 2019

While women are nearly equally represented with men across administration, faculty and staff according to the 2018 Sacramento State Campus Climate Survey, the same cannot be said for women’s athletics. Sac State has 19 athletic teams on campus, 11 of which are women’s teams. Of those 11, only two are ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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