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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Crystal Kirk, Author

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$1,000 to support, aid local veterans

Crystal Kirk
May 14, 2009

Veterans attending Sacramento State next fall will be able to receive more financial aid. The Veterans Affairs Office is now offering a $1,000 "Troops to College" scholarship. The scholarship was created...

Arrest links to thefts in Union

Crystal Kirk
May 13, 2009

University Police advised students in a bulletin to be on high alert following a recent rise in backpack and bicycle thefts in the University Union and the library. "Crimes like this run in cycles on campus,"...

Students sign the Well’s final beam

Crystal Kirk
May 13, 2009

Students and faculty were invited to commemorate the building of the recreation and wellness facilities with a "Topping Out" ceremony today. In the construction field, topping out is a ceremony held when...

KVIE features Sac State artists

Crystal Kirk
May 1, 2009

Sacramento State students Gabe Teague, James Reddington and Karen Buckland all left lasting impressions on their photography professors. That's why all three were chosen to be featured in KVIE's Arts Alive...

Runners sprint through campus

Crystal Kirk
April 22, 2009

Tie-dye and lots of green and gold ran through the campus in a blur Thursday night as runners of all levels competed in the university's first 5k race. Sacramento State's inaugural 5k fun run attracted...

Fun run takes off Thursday

Crystal Kirk
April 17, 2009

The inaugural Sacramento State 5k fun run will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. "The race is part of a larger effort to promote health and fitness on campus while highlighting the construction of the...

Loan process to change in fall

Crystal Kirk
April 15, 2009

Starting next semester the Financial Aid Department at Sacramento State will change its source for student loans. This semester, loan funds were processed through the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)...

FASHION: How to look great for less

Crystal Kirk
March 25, 2009

Times are tough and it is time to save money in all aspects of life. That doesn't mean that you can't look great during the recession. The easiest and cheapest way to update your wardrobe is to buy accessories....

Alternative Spring Break planning underway

Crystal Kirk
March 11, 2009

Students looking for a fun, free way to spend their spring break can sign up to participate in the upcoming Alternative Break. The program connects students at Sacramento State with the community through...

ASI debates the D.C. trip

Crystal Kirk
February 26, 2009

Associated Students Inc. is sending four members of Sacramento State's student government to Washington, D.C., to attend a legislative conference in March. The ASI board debated over how many members needed...

Chinese New Year arrives

Crystal Kirk
February 18, 2009

Sacramento State will ring in the year of the ox with traditional Chinese lion dances, painting exhibits and martial arts. The Chinese New Year Culture Association, in partnership with the university,...

Debate heats up at “N” word forum

Crystal Kirk
February 16, 2009

It all came out on Friday when students and faculty discussed the meaning of the "N" word. The group spoke about the implications and historical meaning of the word and what it means in America today....

Black associations revive and celebrate

Crystal Kirk
February 12, 2009

This year, Black History Month feels different for many people. History was made weeks ago with the inauguration of the country's first black president. Sacramento State ethnic studies professor Alexandre...

General Education due for makeover

Crystal Kirk
January 29, 2009

Over the winter break, Sacramento State was awarded a $40,000 educational grant. The grant money was given by The Association of American Colleges and Universities, which is funded by the Carnegie Corporation...

Community, university remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Crystal Kirk
January 28, 2009

Attendees at the 26th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast were dressed to the nines as they sang, clapped and danced to honor the historic leader on Saturday, Jan. 17, in the university...

Students: the biggest losers in the budget crisis

Crystal Kirk
January 5, 2009

On July 31 Gov. Schwarzenegger signed his executive order that reduced the salaries of state workers to federal minimum wage and left thousands of student assistants without a job. This action was viewed...

Top 10: Worst Christmas Movies

Crystal Kirk
December 11, 2008

1. Fred Claus- This had a great cast to work with but it was too nice to be funny. It should have gone the Bad Santa route if the director wanted to get some real laughs. 2. Jingle All The Way- Arnold...

Unfortunately, Obama can’t change everything

Crystal Kirk
December 11, 2008

The dust has finally settled following the historical presidential election. Feelings of pride and elation filled the hearts of many Americans. Unfortunately, a significant number of Americans are full...

Vampires make the best boyfriends

Crystal Kirk
November 26, 2008

Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series is to young women today what Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles was to our mothers and older sisters. There is just something irresistible about the idea and the fantasy behind...

Choose your tattoo wisely; it’s permanent

Crystal Kirk
October 22, 2008

Remember the days when the only people who had tattoos were bikers, criminals and salty sailors? Today, tattooing has become a more acceptable form of self-expression. The popularity of the tattoo-related...

Milk crisis shows our selfishness in America

Crystal Kirk
October 15, 2008

The American response to the Chinese milk scandal has been sadly predictable. News coverage focused on our egocentric American perspective. Could this happen here? Has any of the tainted milk gotten into...

Best/worst food on campus

Crystal Kirk
September 25, 2008

Like most Sacramento State students, I do not ponder the quality of the food choices on campus until I hear frogs in my stomach. At that point, my biggest concern is how close is it and how fast I can...

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