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OPINION: Athletes taking knees are exercising their freedom of speech

OPINION: Athletes taking knees are exercising their freedom of speech

Alex Daniels

October 10, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion

Taking a knee during the national anthem became popular when former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick did it before a preseason game in 2016. Over the past year, more NFL players, and other professional athletes, have chosen to express their views in the same way.   Kaepernick  ex...

OPINION: Petitioners and solicitors on campus don’t all deserve your time

OPINION: Petitioners and solicitors on campus don’t all deserve your time

Gabriel Ionica

October 10, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion

Students at Sacramento State are bombarded daily by requests from petitioners or religious promoters. Whether it’s requests to sign petitions or the more recent “Bible-thumper” in the quad, it might be hard for some to resist the feeling that you owe them your time. The truth is that you don’t. These solicit...

OPINION: White terrorists are still terrorists

OPINION: White terrorists are still terrorists

Khanlin Rodgers

October 4, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion

On Sunday night, 59 people were killed and 527 were injured in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The attack took place in Las Vegas at a music festival with approximately 22,000 attendees. As the crowd enjoyed the music and festivities of the show, they were peppered with gunshot...

OPINION: A light roast of Sac State’s campus coffee

OPINION: A light roast of Sac State’s campus coffee

Dayla Cook

September 27, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion

Some people simply aren’t morning people, myself included. I need three essential things in order to get a jump-start on the day: a hot shower; an internal pep talk; and a decent cup of coffee. As a non-morning person, I can only do so much in the sliver of time I have before I bolt half-dressed out ...

OPINION: Having Spicer at the Emmys was a terrible idea

OPINION: Having Spicer at the Emmys was a terrible idea

Khanlin Rodgers

September 20, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion

There is no justification for Sean Spicer’s appearance at the Emmys on Sunday night. Spicer’s appearance onstage was met with gasps of disbelief from the audience. It was clear from the reactions of the many celebrities there that they couldn’t quite believe it was him. Spicer’s bit was s...

OPINION: Be an advocate for suicide prevention

OPINION: Be an advocate for suicide prevention

Carlo Marzan

September 13, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion

In May, a friend of mine had ended his own life. By the end of June, I had seen the entire first season of 13 Reasons Why, a Netflix Original Series revolving around the aftermath of a teenage girl’s suicide. In July the lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, killed himself. Needless to say...

REVIEW: Standalone soundtrack of ‘Insecure’ fails to capture the show’s emotion

REVIEW: Standalone soundtrack of ‘Insecure’ fails to capture the show’s emotion

Khanlin Rodgers

September 12, 2017


Filed under Culture, Featured, Music, Opinion

SPOILER ALERT: Review contains spoilers for Season 1 and the first half of Season 2. Season 2 of the HBO Original Series “Insecure” opens with the main character, Issa Dee, reeling from the events of of the Season 1 finale and, in the process of trying to take matters into her own hands, only...

OPINION: Sacramento’s new water tower slogan can go fork itself

OPINION: Sacramento’s new water tower slogan can go fork itself

Barbara Harvey

September 11, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion

(Originally published on March 11) As workers finished replacing “City of Trees” with “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital” as the I-5 water tower motto Thursday, Sacramentans feasted on outrage. A poll on the SacBee website reflected overwhelming displeasure at the rebranding: As of Satu...

OPINION: The Bagel Place fills in hole that was left behind by The Buzz

OPINION: The Bagel Place fills in hole that was left behind by The Buzz

Khanlin Rodgers

September 6, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion

On Dec. 16, 2016, Sacramento State lost a dear friend. The Buzz, which was owned and operated by Java City, closed its doors in order to make room for construction and renovations on the north end of The Union. The Buzz had it all. Whether you were in the mood for pancakes or a veggie burger, ...

Opinion: Please get your incitement out of my First Amendment

Opinion: Please get your incitement out of my First Amendment

Khanlin Rodgers

August 29, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion

Riots and rallies are nothing new, and in today’s social and political climate gatherings like the ones we saw in Berkeley and here on our own campus are becoming more commonplace. While both are a practice of our First Amendments rights, violent actions and tendencies of select individuals raises the ...

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