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EDITORIAL: Give us back our damn money, Sac State

EDITORIAL: Give us back our damn money, Sac State

The State Hornet Editorial Board

April 9, 2020

On Wednesday, The WELL at Sacramento State dug its heels into anti-student ground, reiterating what we already knew — there will be no refund of the $393 University Union/WELL Fee that over 30,000 students paid. In their “COVID-19 Updates” Instagram post, The WELL said that the California State University...

EDITORIAL: Sac State students are asking for transparency and safety, not a vacation

EDITORIAL: Sac State students are asking for transparency and safety, not a vacation

The State Hornet Editorial Board

March 11, 2020

On Tuesday evening, Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen’s liked the following since-deleted tweet from Sacramento Bee reporter Joe Davidson. Story continues below tweets. gif form as well 🥴 pic.twitter.com/f9KRHQSqqR — man (@HerroWhale) March 11, 2020 Dear Sac State ad...

EDITORIAL: It’s better to get it right than to get it first

EDITORIAL: It’s better to get it right than to get it first

The State Hornet Editorial Board

January 28, 2020

Sunday’s news of Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others’ deaths in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California sent ripples through not only the sports community, but the world. As one of the most famous basketball players of all time and a household name, the news was shocking....

EDITORIAL: 6 action items the next CSU chancellor must address

Photo illustration. Following the announcement of Timothy P. White's retirement, the CSU has begun a search for its next chancellor. A

The State Hornet Editorial Board

November 13, 2019

The students of the California State University system deserve a chancellor that will champion the cause of affordable and honest education for every student, following the retirement of current CSU Chancellor Timothy White. White served as chancellor of UC Riverside from 2008 to 2012, after which he...

EDITORIAL: Death, destruction and darkness: It’s time for PG&E to go

Cal Fire firefighter Xavier Chavez shoots pictures with his phone while helping fight the Kincade Fire in Sonoma county. The fire destroyed 374 structure and on Monday a federal judge ordered an investigation as to whether a transmission line malfunction reported by PG&E was the cause of the fire.

The State Hornet Editorial Board

November 9, 2019

Live in darkness or risk losing everything in a wildfire?  This was the choice given to Pacific Gas & Electric customers during much of the month of October.  Except it wasn’t even a choice, it was a mandate by the company that customers, who in many cases have no other options for a utili...

EDITORIAL: Dreamers at Sac State and nationwide deserve better

From left to right, in this photo illustration are DACA recipients Israel Flores, Denisse Garcia and Erik Ramirez. The California State University recently granted funds for schools in their system to offer legal services to DACA recipients.

The State Hornet Editorial Board

October 18, 2019

Dreamers are all among us, even at Sacramento State.  The State Hornet recently spoke to and wrote about three DACA recipients at Sac State — two student representatives of Associated Students, Inc. and one alumnus who now works in the Dreamer Resource Center. These three individuals are success...

EDITORIAL: Sac State must be more transparent about Clery Act Report increases

The American River Courtyard, one of the residence halls located at Sac State. In the university's 2019 Clery Act Report, 31 instances of sexual assault were reported at on-campus housing, an increase of 21 incidents from last year's report.

The State Hornet Editorial Board

October 7, 2019

In its most recent Clery Act Report, Sacramento State reported 30 instances of rape at on-campus housing in 2018, up from four instances in 2017.  The increase is staggering. The tepid explanation in the report is not acceptable.   RELATED: Clery Report shows 31 instances of sexual assault at Sac State student housing i...

EDITORIAL: College athletes should be allowed to profit from endorsements

Sac State junior quarterback Kevin Thomson prepares to throw a pass against Northern Colorado on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Hornet Stadium. If Gov. Gavin Newsom signs SB 206, players like Thomson will be able to profit off their likeness.

The State Hornet Editorial Board

September 19, 2019

Senate Bill 206, the Fair Pay to Play act, is currently on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk for signing after blazing through the California Legislature last week with unanimous votes in both the Assembly and Senate.  If passed, the bill “would prohibit California postsecondary educational institutions (fr...

EDITORIAL: Sac State’s over-enrollment problem should have been avoided

Sac State students crowd the walkway near Placer Hall during the fall 2019 semester. The California State University system has suspended all international and non-essential domestic travel for all campuses and auxiliary organizations until May 31.

The State Hornet Editorial Board

September 13, 2019

At Sacramento State this semester, 700 extra students originally meant to be waitlisted were accidentally accepted and then enrolled at Sacramento State this semester. In addition, 3,000 other students were accidentally accepted but later declined to enroll, meaning that the over-enrollment problem Sac...

EDITORIAL: Academy65’s delay is irresponsible and unacceptable

Construction at Academy65. The apartment complex's delay is irresponsible.

The State Hornet Editorial Board

September 9, 2019

Academy65 brands itself as the “best location for Sac State students.” And yet it left 286 residents, many of which were Sacramento State students, without a home for nearly three weeks. The original move-in date was Aug. 21. Then it was pushed to Aug. 28, then to Sept. 8. Now, the apartment com...

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