The State Hornet

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

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

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...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: I was raised by a village that didn’t talk about feelings

SHIAVON’S JAWN: I was raised by a village that didn’t talk about feelings

Shiavon Chatman

October 4, 2019

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 was born on a Sunday morning in 1995 i...

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: Stevante Clark on mental health in the Black community

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: Stevante Clark on mental health in the Black community

Shiavon Chatman and Will Coburn

October 3, 2019

Part two of Shiavon’s conversation with Stevante Clark, carrying on after last week’s episode. In this episode, Shiavon and Stevante talk about mental health in the Black community and what Stevante learned about it after his brother Stephon Clark was shot and killed by police in 2018. RELATED: Step...

REVIEW: ‘Ad Astra’ a new contender for best picture come Oscar season

REVIEW: ‘Ad Astra’ a new contender for best picture come Oscar season

Jonah Salazar

October 2, 2019

This review contains spoilers for “Ad Astra.” “Ad Astra” might just be one of my favorite films of the year. The story was gripping, with a layer of social commentary that was subdued but effective. The world-building was very apparent while not beating the audience over the head with ex...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: The greatest genre on Earth — hip-hop

SHIAVON’S JAWN: The greatest genre on Earth — hip-hop

Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

September 30, 2019

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.) Hip-hop is the greatest genre to ever fl...

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: Stevante Clark on becoming ‘intellectually independent’

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: Stevante Clark on becoming ‘intellectually independent’

Shiavon Chatman and Will Coburn

September 26, 2019

Part one of Shiavon’s long-form interview with Stevante Clark where they talk about the ways the death of his brother, Stephon Clark, changed his life. Music: Chabba from Filmstro.com ...

OPINION: ‘Borderlands 3’ lives up to its successful counterparts

OPINION: ‘Borderlands 3’ lives up to its successful counterparts

Dom Vitiello

September 24, 2019

“Borderlands 3,” the ironically fourth installment of the “Borderlands” video game series, was recently released and it is mesmerizing in every way.  “Borderlands 3” is a first-person action role-playing game, set in the world of Pandora, where the player takes the role of a “Vault...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: You can be racist to white people

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: You can be racist to white people

Floyd Johnson II

September 24, 2019

This is a letter to the editor from Floyd Johnson II, a Sacramento State political science major and president emeritus of the Sac State College Republicans. This letter is in response to the latest installment of Shiavon's Jawn, a State Hornet opinion column. Shiavon, I thank you for your insight i...

OPINION: Forever 21, more like Temporary 21

OPINION: Forever 21, more like Temporary 21

Magaly Munoz

September 24, 2019

It’s the end of the week and you get invited to a party super last minute. You have one of two options: be known as an outfit repeater or speed your way to the closest Forever 21 and buy something last minute. What you didn’t realize until you stepped out of the car in a deep sweat was that...

‘Pulp Fiction’: A homage to one of the best films of the last 25 years

‘Pulp Fiction’: A homage to one of the best films of the last 25 years

Jonah Salazar

September 23, 2019

“Pulp Fiction” is one of those movies where every time I watch it, I come out of it with a different interpretation of what the director, Quentin Tarantino, was trying to say. When I was 10 years old, I snuck out of my room to watch it from underneath the dining room table while my father sat ...

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