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OPINION: For women, working as a sports journalist is rare

OPINION: For women, working as a sports journalist is rare

Sami Soto
May 12, 2017
Filed under Featured, Opinion

We hear about women working in the sports industry falling victim to sexist treatment, but it’s a surreal experience when it actually happens to you. In the two years I’ve worked as a journalist, I’ve avoided writing sports-related articles. My work mainly resides in video stories and the occasional c...

And the winners are…

And the winners are…

State Hornet
May 11, 2017
Filed under Best of Sac State, Culture, Featured, News, Opinion, Sports

Over the past several weeks, The State Hornet has conducted an extensive poll of members of the Sacramento State community about dozens of their likes (and a few of their dislikes). Where do we like to eat and study? What are our favorite professors, majors and clubs? What campus events and sports m...

The hunt for decent dining at Sac State

The hunt for decent dining at Sac State

Claire Morgan
May 10, 2017
Filed under Culture, Featured, Opinion

As a student taking 18 units and working two on-campus jobs, I spend the majority of my time here at Sacramento State. With my busy schedule, packing lunch daily is rarely a thing, meaning that I'm left with on-campus dining to sustain myself through long days. So I decided to set out on a quest to find...

Letter to the editor: CSU needs $325 million more

Letter to the editor: CSU needs $325 million more

State Hornet
May 8, 2017
Filed under Featured, Opinion

To the Editor: California’s governor and state legislators are making decisions right now that will have a direct impact on what it will cost you to get a college degree. Students can have a say in these decisions — but you need to take action right now. Gov. Jerry Brown is putting the fin...

OPINION: Pay-to-play not the way for nonprofit NCAA

OPINION: Pay-to-play not the way for nonprofit NCAA

Angel Guerrero
May 8, 2017
Filed under Featured, Opinion, Sports

As summer break approaches for Sacramento State athletes and temperatures rise, it’s time to address a heated debate in the sports community: should the NCAA pay players to compete? No, it isn’t feasible to think that the NCAA and collegiate athletic programs can afford to distribute paychec...

OPINION: Art building should come before science building

OPINION: Art building should come before science building

Rin Carbin
May 1, 2017
Filed under Featured, Opinion

Last semester, Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen praised Science II in a faculty senate meeting, saying that Science II would remedy the long-ignored and underfunded tragedies that are the current chemistry and biology programs. He joked that students would no longer have to use periodic tabl...

OPINION: Leave your vaping outdoors

OPINION: Leave your vaping outdoors

John Ferrannini
April 28, 2017
Filed under Featured, Opinion

Most laws and restrictions that prohibit traditional cigarette smoking also ban vaping, but that doesn’t stop some from thinking that they can and should be able to blow their blueberry scented water vapor in my face as I try to enjoy veal parmesan. Cigarette smoking in most California restaurants and bars has be...

OPINION: Minorities face much greater marijuana stigma

OPINION: Minorities face much greater marijuana stigma

Noah Alvarez
April 20, 2017
Filed under Featured, Opinion

A family member once said to me, “If it’s all white, then it’s alright.” The more I pay attention, the more I find this to be true, both regarding law enforcement and the public’s views of marijuana use. Growing up in an ethnically diverse region of Southern California, I have met peopl...

OPINION: Sac State turkeys should stay on campus

OPINION: Sac State turkeys should stay on campus

Will Moon
April 17, 2017
Filed under Featured, Opinion

Wild turkeys have been roaming around Sacramento State for a few years now, and they are not part of the “farm-to-fork” trend. So where did they come from? The California Department of Fish and Wildlife began releasing wild-caught turkeys — most commonly of the Rio Grande subspecies — from Texas and other S...

‘Coming out’ as a gay Catholic

‘Coming out’ as a gay Catholic

John Ferrannini
April 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion, PRIDE10

To be gay and Catholic is to be mired in a web of what seem like contradictions. The church condemns “homosexual acts,” yet as much as 58 percent of the priests may be gay themselves, according to a 2000 estimate. The religion is based on love, incarnate in the person of Jesus. Yet my love remains...

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