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The State Hornet

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The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

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California Secretary of State Alex Padilla asks Sacramento State students if they are planning to vote this Nov. 8. Padilla came to the University Union on Tuesday to encourage students, especially Latinos, to register. (Photo by Rin Carbin)

Secretary of State urges students to vote

Brandon Darnell
October 20, 2016

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla defended the integrity of the state’s election procedures and encouraged students to register to vote at an event Tuesday in Sacramento State’s University...

Staff petitions for pay increase

Brandon Darnell
June 9, 2007

With a chronically ill spouse, dry-rotting home, old furniture and a broken air conditioner, Sara Joslin had to take out a home equity loan and get a second job just to keep up. She hasn't had a raise...

If you ain’t first, you’re last

Brandon Darnell
May 16, 2007

Maybe you've heard the crackle of a welder, or the metallic sound of a hammer on metal as you walked by Santa Clara Hall on the way to the University Union. Or maybe you were the one who called the police...

Our generations legacy will be one of vanity

Column: Don’t let politics taint verterans’ contributions to our country

Brandon Darnell
February 20, 2007

When the Iraq war started, I was afraid I would see the same idiots who used to spit on soldiers during the Vietnam War come back to their old antics. I was pleasantly surprised when I actually saw people...

Chicano artwork stomped during protest on campus

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

A display of paintings created by members of the Royal Chicano Air Force hung inside the library, undisturbed. Then on March 20, as a demonstration about HR 4437, the Border Protection, Antiterrorism and...

Advanced GE program is approved

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

The Faculty Senate overwhelmingly approved a General Education honors program on Thursday, which will be available to Sacramento State students for the first time since the 1970s. "The honors program is...

Trees give life to community

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

Forty new trees were planted in the Arden Arcade area on Saturday with the help of Sacramento State's Environmental Student Organization. The tree planting was done by the Sacramento Tree Foundation with...

Former student arrested on child porn charges

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

Related Sites : Click here for the official news release Multiple law enforcement agencies ?" including the FBI, Sacramento State's University Police Department, and the Sacramento Sheriff's Department...

Brothers sentenced in burglaries

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

Two brothers have been sentenced for their involvement in separate instances of car burglaries that occurred on campus in late January, said Lana Wyant from the Sacramento District Attorney's Office. Jack...

Velazquez trial postponed until May

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

Editor's note: This article has been edited in order to claify that Deputy District Attorney Ron Linthicum is not Sacramento County's district attorney. Sacramento County's district attorney is Jan Scully....

Two students hurt in limo accident

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

Two Sacramento State students were transported to Sutter Memorial Hospital March 9 when the limousine they were riding in rear-ended a bus on State University Drive East at the entrance to parking lot...

Bike patrol gives cops edge on crime

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

When Jack Brown, 20, and Acelia Soto, 18, were arrested for car burglary on Jan. 25, it wasn't a result of a tip or standard vehicle patrolling. Police officers on bicycles noticed several cars had been...

Police arrest two car burglars

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

Campus police arrested two people after a series of Jan. 25 car burglaries, said Sgt. Kelly Clark in a press release. The suspects, Jack Brown, 20, and Acelia Soto, 18, were arrested after officers patrolling...

OneCards renewed for safety

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

New OneCards are being issued to Sacramento State students, faculty and staff in compliance with a new law, SB 25, designed to prevent identity theft. The law went into effect at the beginning of the year,...

A campus is a home

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

Hunger and homelessness are on the rise in the United States according to a report released Feb. 15 by the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness. While Sacramento State has a fair amount...

Campus reacts to Chico death

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

Last week's death of a Chico State student in a fraternity hazing incident has brought renewed interest to the possibility of similar situations at Sacramento State. Tom Carroll, program advisor for student...

Velazquez trial pushed back to March 23

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

Julio Velazquez appeared in court Thursday and had his trial delayed until March 23. Velazquez, who graduated in May with a bachelor's degree in business administration, is charged with 16 felony counts...

Pizza place burglary investigated

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

An undisclosed amount of cash and electronic equipment was stolen from Round Table Pizza in the University Union on March 28, said Lt. Daniel Davis of the University Police. Davis said there were no signs...

Police target underage drinking

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

Click here to read "Alcohol sales up to individual CSU campuses" Editor's note: This is part two of a three-week news series examining the role of alcohol in the lives of students. Underage drinking has...

Politician calls out non-voters

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

California Secretary of State Bruce McPherson stressed the importance of registering young voters at a training session Friday. McPherson spoke to a group of students from several California college campuses...

Student assaulted on campus parking lot

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

Related Links: Click here to read the Guy West battery story Click here to reach University Police A woman was assaulted by a man while getting into her car, in Parking Lot 8, around 7 p.m. Monday, according...

Secretary of State urges students to vote

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

California Secretary of State Bruce McPherson spoke to a group of students from several California college campuses at a training session on registering young voters held by the California State Student...

Art professor is ‘outraged’

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

Two Royal Chicano Air Force paintings that were vandalized last month are now back where they belong ?" hanging on display in the library, despite some rips and bent edges. What hasn't been damaged is...

Flags display gay pride

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

Members of the Queer Straight Alliance were in the Library Quad on April 24 displaying the flags of their community to kick off Sacramento State's third annual Pride Week. The goal of Pride Week is to...

University seeks new faculty

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

Sacramento State officials are optimistic that the university will attain the suggested amount of full-time faculty as a nationwide search is conducted for next fall. "Our hope is that we will know by...

Fraudulent check under investigation

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

A 25-year-old woman was arrested March 13 at the Hornet Bookstore when she allegedly tried to pass a fraudulent check, said Lt. Dan Davis of the University Police Department. "We're looking into the whole...

Home invasion troubles students

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

Residents of the Jefferson Commons apartments are concerned for their safety after a home invasion last week. One woman was home and managed to lock herself in the bathroom as a man with a small-caliber...

Velazquez posts bail; in court Thursday

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

While Julio Velazquez, having posted bail, waits for his Thursday court date, Sacramento State is conducting an investigation of the missing $18,125 from Associated Students Inc. funds. Campus police and...

Program responds to scandal

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

Despite the scandal regarding Margaret De Barraicua, a Sacramento State student interning at McClatchy High School, the teacher education program assures that the incident will not hurt its image. Thirty-year-old...

Parking problems not going away in the fall

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

Related sites: Click here for the UTAPS website Click here for Regional Transit information and schedules With an estimated 1,100 parking spots gone because of the construction of Parking Structure III...

Mustangs drive off into sunset

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

A group of car thieves struck Sacramento State on Thursday, stealing three Ford Mustangs, police said. Every once in a while, there will be a group that specializes in stealing one type of vehicle, said...

Arrest made in dorm child porn case

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

Related Sites: Click here to read the official news release A 25-year-old man was arrested on March 27 for possession of child pornography while living in Sacramento State's residence halls, said Sacramento...

Jefferson Commons purchased

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

The Jefferson Commons apartments were sold to College Park Communities on March 14 for $51.4 million, said Kathy Grim, vice president of marketing for GMH Communities Trust, the parent company of College...

Alcohol education program among elite

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

Editor's note: This is the third in a three-part news series about alcohol on campus. Related Sites: www.csus.edu/alcohol Sacramento State's Alcohol Education Program was named among the best in the nation...

Alcohol sales up to individual CSU campuses

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

Editor's Note: The first in a three-part series examining the role of alcohol in the lives of students The recent ban on alcohol at sporting events on California State University campuses dries up the...

Request made for resumes of Gonzalez Jr.’s opponents

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

The State Hornet filed a written request under the California Open Records Law for the cover letters and resumes of all applicants to the position of associate director of development at Sacramento State...

Dorm residents raise concerns over wear and tear in Sutter Hall

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

The structural integrity of Sutter Hall has been the subject of concern among residents recently due to cracks where interior walls meet the ceiling. The cracks have been visible since the fall semester,...

Summer Issue: Union serves as home away from class

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

The University Union provides students a place to keep themselves occupied when they are not in class. "We primarily offer services for students to utilize during their time outside of class," said Dean...

Former ASI executive faces 16 felony counts

Brandon Darnell
January 6, 2007

Former Associated Students Inc. executive officer Julio Velazquez was arraigned Thursday and charged with 16 felony counts involving money stolen from ASI, according to court documents. The first of the...

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