The State Hornet

TESTIMONIAL: I slept in my car for over a year. No one knew.

TESTIMONIAL: I slept in my car for over a year. No one knew.

Kameron Schmid

February 28, 2018


Filed under Featured, Housing, Opinion, State Hornet Blogs

t’s been almost five years since I was last homeless. In that time, I’ve forgotten plenty of the details and the stories I accrued over a year and a half of sleeping on couches and in my Nissan Sentra. But I’ll never forget the feelings of isolation, depression and fear. It started when I gra...

TESTIMONIAL: Spending my first week at Sac State homeless

TESTIMONIAL: Spending my first week at Sac State homeless

Dominique Walker

February 28, 2018


Filed under Featured, Housing, Opinion, State Hornet Blogs

n my first week at Sacramento State, I found myself homeless; however, a helpful stranger made me feel like I was family. On my flight to Sacramento from LAX, the only thing I had with me was my luggage, some Cheetos and $90 to my name. When I was on my way to start a new chapter in my life I w...

TESTIMONIAL: Finishing college for my son’s future

TESTIMONIAL: Finishing college for my son’s future

Will Coburn

February 28, 2018


Filed under Featured, Housing, Opinion, State Hornet Blogs

always figured homelessness would be something sort of, you know, obvious? Instead, it snuck up on me. When you don’t make a lot of money — and last semester I was working part time and interning — it quickly becomes harder and harder to replace the things you’re missing. I was power-commu...

TESTIMONIAL: Couch surfing my way through winter break

TESTIMONIAL: Couch surfing my way through winter break

Kelly Kiernan

February 28, 2018


Filed under Featured, Housing, Opinion, State Hornet Blogs

fter my first semester of living in Sacramento State student housing, paying $34 dollars a night to stay there over winter break without access to The Dining Commons or The Market was not an option. I had just paid $1,946 out of my pocket toward housing when cold winter break came. I was so upset that I had to...

Dorming after 50

Dorming after 50

Marivel Guzman

September 16, 2016


Filed under Featured, State Hornet Blogs

My family lives in Southern California and I left them behind to pursue my dreams. I’m a 54-year-old mother of four — Christian, 27, Ali, 26, Majd, 25, and Christina, 21 — as well as two grandkids, six-year-old Khaled and four-year-old Amir. My family was very reluctant to accept my decision...