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OPINION: Increasing touchbacks mean ruining one facet of collegiate football

OPINION: Increasing touchbacks mean ruining one facet of collegiate football

Nick Koeneke

May 17, 2018


Filed under Football, Opinion, Sports

Protecting players has become a recurring theme in collegiate football. With the tightening of the targeting rule being implemented back in 2013, the NCAA has decided on yet another rule change to protect its student athletes. Kick returners will now have the option to take a knee anywhere inside thei...

EDITORIAL: The Best (And Worst) of Sac State

EDITORIAL: The Best (And Worst) of Sac State

The State Hornet Editorial Board

May 9, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Featured, Opinion

As we celebrate the Best of Sac State and as another class of graduates commemorate their laudable achievements at this year’s commencement, there is less to be celebrated in the year the University itself has had. As students, we want to take pride in our University. So why does this seem so diff...

OPINION: Don’t be fooled by homophobic hypocrisy at Sac State

OPINION: Don’t be fooled by homophobic hypocrisy at Sac State

John Ferrannini, Copy editor

May 8, 2018


Filed under Featured, Opinion

It is hypocritical to award a man whose government imprisons gay people one week, then pose as a friend of the LGBTQ community less than two weeks later.

EDITORIAL: University can’t just do bare minimum for students

EDITORIAL: University can’t just do bare minimum for students

The State Hornet Editorial Board

May 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Over and over (and over and over), different branches of Sacramento State’s leadership have done the bare minimum to serve the students who justify the University’s existence. Sometimes, they don’t even do the bare minimum. A state audit of the health and safety practices at Sac State found that the Univer...

OPINION: Stop pretending to love the Golden State Warriors

OPINION: Stop pretending to love the Golden State Warriors

Oscar Rzodkiewicz

May 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

As the 2018 NBA playoffs continue, a group of hibernating Golden State Warriors fans are climbing out of their caves and back online to voice their tritely exaggerated support for Steph Curry and friends. Feel free to keep sleeping this year. When you're a Kings fan but Steph's in the building ...

OPINION: The takedown of Hobo Johnson

OPINION: The takedown of Hobo Johnson

Vincent Moleski

April 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The dude just has no rhythm. OK, now that we have that out of the way, I have to say that I am not trying to wish Frank Lopes or any of his bandmates ill will. Congrats on the success! I sure don’t get it though. Since Hobo Johnson’s rise to semi-stardom in Oak Park, now buoyed by his...

EDITORIAL: Now is the time to #SaveStudentNewsrooms

EDITORIAL: Now is the time to #SaveStudentNewsrooms

The State Hornet Editorial Board

April 25, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In an era of decreased local journalism, the proliferation of the term “fake news” to refer to legitimate organizations, and more information shared on the internet than can be consumed, student newsrooms on college campuses are more vital than ever. That is why The State Hornet is lending its ...

OPINION: Tampons should be made available campus-wide for free at Sac State

OPINION: Tampons should be made available campus-wide for free at Sac State

Claire Morgan, Managing editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A Sacramento State student wrote an open letter to President Robert Nelsen, the Women’s Resource Center and Associated Students, Inc. advocating for access to free feminine hygiene products on campus. We Sac State students should be with her. Let me share a personal anecdote with you — som...

EDITORIAL: Sac State shouldn’t break bread with repressive leaders

EDITORIAL: Sac State shouldn’t break bread with repressive leaders

The State Hornet Editorial Board

April 18, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

President Robert Nelsen would probably never invite Donald Trump to Sacramento State to speak at a banquet. But if he did, it would be very hard for campus community leaders to keep silent or shrug it off. Yet when Nelsen approved the April 28 visit of Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo — who leads...

EDITORIAL: Students have a right to know naming protocol

EDITORIAL: Students have a right to know naming protocol

The State Hornet Editorial Board

April 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Graduating students have a lot on their plates — passing their final round of classes, managing their allotted tickets between family and friends, planning graduation photos and a celebratory dinner, and buying all the appropriate robes, cords and stoles, to name a few. But one thing is being added to the list thi...

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