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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Amanda Pollard, Author

All content by Amanda Pollard

Leaders prepare for future of education

Amanda Pollard
November 20, 2008

At around 5:45 p.m. on a Friday night, a classroom is alive with the sounds of conversation and laughter and the smell of pizza. It's not a party, but students involved in the first doctorate program at...

Sexcapades: Lingerie is part of foreplay

Amanda Pollard
November 14, 2008

A man walks into a lingerie store and immediately heads for the wall with black lace, garter belts, and sparkly, dangly things. A woman walks into the same store and heads for the area with soft boy shorts...

Rise Against album does not stray

Amanda Pollard
November 5, 2008

Rise Against's fifth album "Appeal to Reason" strays far from its previous projects by not only staying in tune with the bands evolving sound, but with current economical issues as well. The newest album...

Robin Thicke continues to evolve

Amanda Pollard
October 29, 2008

In his third album "Something Else," Robin Thicke evolves into a much more mature artist than in his previous projects. This album bares a striking resemblance to '70s artists such as Marvin Gaye, Curtis...

A promising life cut short

Amanda Pollard
October 29, 2008

A comfortable couch, a big screen plasma television with today's NASCAR race on, a dog eagerly waiting to supply big, wet kisses, the smell of Burger King and two grandmothers awaiting you with open arms....

Press stop on ‘Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist’

Amanda Pollard
October 4, 2008

Based on a relatively popular novel by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" follows a high school boy (Michael Cera) plagued by feelings left over from his failed relationship...

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Sac State student crowned Miss CA

Amanda Pollard
September 10, 2008

Her family and friends would agree that the reigning Miss California, 23-year-old Jackie Geist, is still the same girl she has always been. Despite working, making appearances every weekend, attending...

Clubs gear up for summer activities

Amanda Pollard
August 17, 2008

The school year may be over, but Sacramento State students can still get involved this summer. Sac State's Student Activities, along with organizations and clubs, such as Peak Adventures, Hornet Athletics,...

Award ceremony honors student organizations

Amanda Pollard
May 5, 2008

More than 100 students and faculty gathered to recognize student contributions to Sacramento State in the 13th annual Student Activities Essential Pieces Leadership Awards. Heidi van Beek, program adviser...

Cook Leads in the Water

Amanda Pollard
April 26, 2008

The women's rowing practice has the energy level similar to that of a championship basketball game. Many would agree that the reason for the constant upbeat attitude, so rare in a group of 50 women, is...

Mother recalls selfless daughter

Amanda Pollard
April 25, 2008

Kirsten Ross never wanted to be the center of attention. She always let others shine. "She never said it's all about me; it was all about them," said Hazel Tetrick, Ross' mother. Ross' 2004 Honda Civic...

Memorial service to be held for Sac State student

Amanda Pollard
April 22, 2008

Services for Kirsten Ross, a 20-year-old Sacramento State student who died last week, will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at New Life Community Church in Fair Oaks. Ross, a criminal justice major with hopes...

Collision claims the lives of Sac State student and 20-year-old passenger

Amanda Pollard
April 19, 2008

A fire truck responding to an emergency call crashed into a vehicle and claimed the lives of two students early Saturday morning. Kirsten Ross, a 20-year-old Sacramento State student, was traveling westbound...

School districts search for future educators

Amanda Pollard
April 2, 2008

Despite proposed state budget cuts in education funding, the demand for credentialed teachers was apparent on Thursday as school district recruiters from across the West Coast attempted to fill staff vacancies...

Career fair aims to instruct education students toward jobs

Amanda Pollard
March 27, 2008

Sacramento State's Career Center will be holding one of seven workshops on Thursday designed to help students learn about the interview process and give them job opportunities in the education field. The...

Health majors, medical professionals educate students on campus during health exposition

Amanda Pollard
March 27, 2008

Sacramento State students were provided with job, networking and volunteering opportunities when medical professionals came together during the university's first health exposition. Students visited tables...

Power outage leaves campus in dark

Amanda Pollard
March 25, 2008

A campus-wide loss in power March 18 resulted in many class dismissals and lectures in the dark. The power went out around 6:45 p.m. and professors and students said, didn't return until about 7:30 p.m....

Degree evaluations cause concern among departments

Amanda Pollard
March 19, 2008

Every May, students eagerly pay for their caps and gowns, call their loved ones and walk the line to graduation. However, for many students, the road to graduation is paved with sleepless nights and countless...

Student-run health expo presents speakers, activities

Amanda Pollard
March 19, 2008

Sacramento State will host its first ever Wellness Expo all day Tuesday in the University Union. The expo will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and host medical professionals and guest speakers hoping to enhance...

Love Your Body week begins, more events planned

Amanda Pollard
March 5, 2008

Love Your Body Week kicked off Tuesday with the Mind and Body Fair in the Library Quad. The fair provided various clubs and organizations at Sacramento State with the opportunity to reach out to the campus...

Program offers debt relief to future teachers

Amanda Pollard
March 5, 2008

Students thinking about careers in education were encouraged to explore the possibilities of the Assumption Program of Loans for Education, which still has awards available according to officials. The...

Pulling her weight

Amanda Pollard
February 22, 2008

Senior co-captain of the rowing team Ashley Loucks never dreamed that being intrigued by a sport she saw in the 2004 Olympics would carry her throughout college and ultimately change her life. Growing...

Sac State grads vie for fellowships

Amanda Pollard
February 13, 2008

A select group of Sacramento State grads will be given the opportunity to work in the State Capitol and deal with public policy firsthand as part of the Capital Fellows Program. The program, which will...

Five ASI board members step down

Amanda Pollard
February 2, 2008

Associated Students Inc. President Christina Romero began the spring semester with five less board members, four of whom were found ineligible, while one resigned. Director of Engineering and Computer...

Experience is team’s strength

Amanda Pollard
January 31, 2008

Expectations fell short last semester when the women's rowing team did not meet its goals at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship. Coach Mike Connors said the strength is in experience....

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