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SHIAVON’S JAWN: I am not a person of color — I’m Black

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Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

April 30, 2020

A jawn. Pronounced jôn. Noun. A person, place, thing, or event that doesn’t need a specific name. An indescribable, but memorable entity. I’m Shiavon and this is Shiavon’s Jawn. (If these two words don’t rhyme, then you’re saying my name wrong.) There has never been consistent solidari...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: Why is Lawrence still on ‘Insecure?’

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Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

April 26, 2020

A jawn. Pronounced jôn. Noun. A person, place, thing, or event that doesn’t need a specific name. An indescribable, but memorable entity. I’m Shiavon and this is Shiavon’s Jawn. (If these two words don’t rhyme, then you’re saying my name wrong.) It's episode three of the HBO scripted t...

KYLIEBYTES: I am not giving Sac State access to my webcam

KYLIEBYTES: I am not giving Sac State access to my webcam

Kylie Robison

April 24, 2020

I’m Kylie Robison and this is KYLIEBYTES, a column where I talk about technology and its impact on society. Follow me on Twitter @kylie_robison for more. Friday morning, Sacramento State announced that we will be using a new proctoring software called Respondus Monitor. By downloading this so...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: How ‘INSECURE’ is your bestie?

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Shiavon Chatman, Opinion editor

April 19, 2020

I just want to say how proud I am of Issa for looking past Condola dating her ex. What kind of person would stop a bag over a man you were supporting financially only three years ago?  Molly. That’s who.  But I’ll get back to her in a minute. Issa and Condola found that jokingly clowning Lawrence brings t...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: ‘Insecure’ is back and Kelli is still the best character

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Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

April 12, 2020

After a year and half, we finally have our Insecure Sundays back! It’s season four and everybody looks seasoned and paid.  “Insecure” is an HBO scripted series about Issa Rae, a 30-something living in Los Angeles tackling life of day parties, being the cheater in a long-term relationship and...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: Maybe there will be sunshine

SHIAVON’S JAWN: Maybe there will be sunshine

Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

April 3, 2020

I’ve written about my Nana a lot. How my memories about her rely on smells and fuzzy sights. I remember how her apartment smelled of Elizabeth Taylor perfume, a light fog of cigarette smoke and whatever was for dinner. I loved it. I remember seeing her African print silk nightgowns, Malcolm X po...

KYLIEBYTES: ‘Zoombombing’ is the newest cyber attack. Was Sac State prepared?

KYLIEBYTES: ‘Zoombombing’ is the newest cyber attack. Was Sac State prepared?

Kylie Robison

March 31, 2020

I’m Kylie Robison and this is KYLIEBYTES, a column where I talk about technology and its impact on society. Follow me on Twitter @kylie_robison for more. Zoom has become a household name overnight, with schools and businesses across the country implementing this new technology in the face of a serious pand...

KYLIEBYTES: ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ is here to save you from isolation

KYLIEBYTES: ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ is here to save you from isolation

Kylie Robison

March 25, 2020

I’m Kylie Robison and this is KYLIEBYTES, a column where I talk about technology and its impact on society. Follow me on Twitter @kylie_robison for more. Nintendo released the much anticipated “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” on Friday amid a global pandemic and somehow, I already owe Tom Nook 98,000 b...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: The art of not feeling good enough

SHIAVON’S JAWN: The art of not feeling good enough

Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

March 20, 2020

A jawn. Pronounced jôn. Noun. A person, place, thing, or event that doesn’t need a specific name. An indescribable, but memorable entity. I’m Shiavon and this is Shiavon’s Jawn. (If these two words don’t rhyme, then you’re saying my name wrong.) Have you ever felt not good enough? I do...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: ‘Ready to Die’ or ‘Life After Death?’

SHIAVON’S JAWN: ‘Ready to Die’ or ‘Life After Death?’

Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

March 15, 2020

A jawn. Pronounced jôn. Noun. A person, place, thing, or event that doesn’t need a specific name. An indescribable, but memorable entity. I’m Shiavon and this is Shiavon’s Jawn. (If these two words don’t rhyme, then you’re saying my name wrong.) I kept calling turning 24 my “Kobe yea...

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