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KYLIEBYTES: ‘Goodbyte’ to my year in college journalism

KYLIEBYTES: ‘Goodbyte’ to my year in college journalism
Kylie Robison December 15, 2020
As our technology reporter Kylie Robison wraps up her year with The State Hornet, she’s written her final “goodbytes” to our amazing staff.

OPINION: Stay home so my papa can get the care he needs

Robyn's grandparents at the dinner table in 2019 celebrating Robyn's grandma's birthday. Photo courtesy of Robyn Dobson
Robyn Dobson, Sports Editor April 6, 2020

My papa’s kidneys are failing. They are currently functioning at 24%. You wouldn’t know it if you met him though. He is one of the most stubborn and active 87 year olds that I have ever met. He’s...

TESTIMONIAL: Sexuality isn’t linear

Questioning your sexuality is normal, but questioning it after coming out of the closet can open a lot of new doors. Graphic by Kayla Brown
Kayla Brown November 6, 2019

“Why are you calling yourself gay? I thought you were bisexual.”  Those words resonated with me when I was 16, and at 21, they hang over me like a cloud of stigma. The only difference between then...

TESTIMONIAL: I’m forced to hide my political beliefs from my family

Graphic created by Kayla Brown
Being singled out by your family for being a liberal is a painful experience. No one expects their family to turn on them over politics.
Kayla Brown November 3, 2019

When I tell people I’m from a town down by Los Angeles, a lot of people assume I was raised in a liberal community, but weirdly enough I was born and raised in a “red” city full of gun owners and...

TESTIMONIAL: Mental illness needs to be taken more seriously in the Mexican community

TESTIMONIAL: Mental illness needs to be taken more seriously in the Mexican community
Magaly Muñoz October 26, 2019

A subject that I try to ignore, yet always gets brought up in my day-to-day life, is mental illness. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I avoid all of my very obvious depressive and anxious symptoms...

TESTIMONIAL: I wish my parents were more open about finances

Credit Card vs Debit Card by Marco Rosales.  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Kayla Brown September 19, 2019

I was 18 when I opened up my first credit card. I went to the bank when I had a free period between classes and applied for a college credit card through Wells Fargo. The entire time that I was sitting...

TESTIMONIAL: How a viral tweet became the defining feature of my wedding day

State Hornet sports features writer Richard Ivanowski and his wife Kate walk down the aisle at their wedding on Saturday, June 15 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Richard Ivanowski September 9, 2019

Getting married is serious business. It involves months of intense planning and staggering amounts of money. It means pledging your life to another person, often with spoken vows that include words like...

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

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....

TESTIMONIAL: Spending my first week at Sac State homeless

TESTIMONIAL: Spending my first week at Sac State homeless
Dominique Walker February 28, 2018

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,...

TESTIMONIAL: Finishing college for my son’s future

TESTIMONIAL: Finishing college for my son’s future
Will Coburn February 28, 2018

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...

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