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COLUMN: How toxic tech culture failed the democratic process (again)

COLUMN: How toxic tech culture failed the democratic process (again)

Kylie Robison

February 6, 2020

This year, the Democratic Party attempted to implement a new voting technology for the Iowa Caucuses in the form of an app. The app was supposed to show the votes as the precinct chairs reported them.  This caucus is notable because out of the last nine Democratic caucuses, Iowa has voted for the event...

OPINION: The most underappreciated performances left out of the Oscars

OPINION: The most underappreciated performances left out of the Oscars

Bradley Hinkson

February 5, 2020

As with every other year, the nominations for the Oscars leave a lot to be desired. Many films and performances that deserved more recognition didn’t make the final cut. One of the most disappointing aspects was the actors who didn’t get nominated. Last year was filled with many strong performa...

OPINION: The power of feeling seen

OPINION: The power of feeling seen

Makenna Roy

February 5, 2020

Growing up, I constantly found myself being the odd one out. Being subjected to having typical Black woman stereotypes and tropes forced upon me. Once I found the people that I considered icons in the black community or strong Black figures, I began to understand how important it is for Black and...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: How ‘Roots’ and a Langston Hughes poem changed my life

SHIAVON’S JAWN: How ‘Roots’ and a Langston Hughes poem changed my life

Shiavon Chatman, Opinion editor

February 3, 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 think I was 7 years old when my dad ma...

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....

SHIAVON’S JAWN: Torn between mourning a superhero and being an ally

SHIAVON’S JAWN: Torn between mourning a superhero and being an ally

Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

January 27, 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.) Growing up, I watched Laker games with m...

OPINION: A farewell to the Black Mamba

OPINION: A farewell to the Black Mamba

Nijzel Dotson

January 27, 2020

Some people have so much influence on the culture that their death has the ability to make the world stop momentarily, to make others drop whatever they’re doing and rush to social media, and express their full support of that person. Kobe Bryant was without a doubt one of those people. The public...

OPINION: The death of Kobe Bryant leaves a void across the world

OPINION: The death of Kobe Bryant leaves a void across the world

Jordan Parker

January 26, 2020

NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas Sunday morning. The first word that comes to mind when I hear Kobe’s name is legend. Like Michael Jordan before him, Kobe changed basketball. He dominated on the court night a...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: I’m a reluctant feminist — here’s why

SHIAVON’S JAWN: I’m a reluctant feminist — here’s why

Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

January 23, 2020

This year marks the 100th anniversary of when women got the right to vote.  Women’s Suffrage sought to reform federal laws that excluded women from exercising their right to vote.  This was a huge step in feminism. White feminism that is.  Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were...

Unlucky in Love: The Best Heartbreak and Rejection Songs of the Decade

Unlucky in Love: The Best Heartbreak and Rejection Songs of the Decade

Patrick Walsh

December 12, 2019

The concept of “Sad Bastard Music” has appealed to me since I heard the term in the film “High Fidelity,” where John Cusack plays miserable record store owner Rob Gordon who is in the throes of a breakup.  As a means of processing his emotions or perhaps pushing them away altogether, Gordon...

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