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The State Hornet

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The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Kaitlin Sansenbach, Author

All content by Kaitlin Sansenbach

Useful apps for time gaps

January 8, 2014

Today’s upgraded technology has led businesses to create some of the most useful and entertaining applications people have seen in years. Everything from resourceful tools to mindless games are just...

Moving away from outdated prejudice and toward acceptance

November 20, 2013

Sexual encounters of the 60s versus those of today’s society have completely evolved in a positive way within the gay community. Though there are still prejudices against same sex relationships, people...

Sports league lets adults have grown-up recess

November 13, 2013

Xoso Sport and Social League is a Sacramento adult sports organization that provides participants the opportunity to have recess and leave behind the average work day.By participating in certain sports...

Celebrating Halloween all weekend long

November 2, 2013

Halloween has always been viewed as a time for fun with friends and family. College students indulge in Halloween as well – just add alcohol, tiny costumes and more alcohol.Sacramento State Alumnus Nicholas...

Old Sacramento bars are crawling with people for Halloween

October 31, 2013

Eight bars in Old Sacramento will be hosting the fifth annual Halloween Bar Hop and anyone who is 21 years and older can find a fun time surrounded with costume contests, drink specials and live entertainment.Participating...

Exploring sexuality in college is accepted and encouraged

October 29, 2013

The most common venue to seek out potential sexual flames is a college atmosphere, often paired with alcoholic beverages and a lowered moral compass. Sexuality is a natural part of development that is...

Taking responsibility for the grade you earned

October 22, 2013

Many college students blame professors for grades that are less than desirable. But it is the student’s own responsibility to make sure they do everything in their power to receive the grades they want.Every...

Local bar gets the party started for college students

October 16, 2013

Barwest provides a fun atmosphere for all types of people, but the typical demographic attracted is the college crowd at Sacramento State.Barwest plays into the “Animal House” idea by appealing to...

Being healthy outweighs the number on the scale

Being healthy outweighs the number on the scale

October 15, 2013

Weight obsession can be harmful for someone’s mind and body. Media portals give people images of what a person should look like. If someone  does not see that they fit the mold that is portrayed, some...

Sac State’s pre-grad bucket list

October 4, 2013

Students spend years at Sacramento State without realizing what their tuition money goes towards on campus. Many graduate without living out their college years to the fullest. So here is a “to do”...

Overpriced and underused text books

October 3, 2013

When entering Sacramento State’s bookstore there are workers waiting to greet you with smiling faces and to help students find their books for classes. It has the deceiving facade of a   stress-free...

Hoppy’s brew caters to beer enthusiasts

October 2, 2013

There is one place that stands out because of its specialty beers, food and atmosphere, all greeted by a big, yellow, smiling sun.Hoppy Brewing Company, tucked onto the side of Folsom Boulevard and 65th...

Race and diversity classes make some students uncomfortable

Race and diversity classes make some students uncomfortable

October 1, 2013

Along with other universities in California, Sacramento State requires all students to take a race and ethnicity course to examine significant aspects of different cultures or underrepresented minorities....

No love in college

September 24, 2013

College is a time of self-discovery and the last chance to be selfish before embarking on a lifelong journey devoted to a career, family, stability and responsibility.Don’t get confused, this isn’t...

First two weeks are hell for parking at Sac State

September 17, 2013

Summer always seems too short for students at Sacramento State, making the first two weeks back the biggest hassle of the semester. Everything from buying books and solidifying financial aid, to dropping...

Robin Thicke blurs more than one line at the VMAs

September 13, 2013

If you didn’t know what “twerking” was before the 2013 Video Music Awards, you do now, thanks to previous Disney child star, Miley Cyrus.With jaws dropping and minds racing, moral character was judged...

Safe disposal of old medications made simpler at The Well

September 11, 2013

Nothing is more annoying than having an excess amount of unused and expired prescription medicine capsules left in the bathroom cabinet.More often than not, Americans dispose of their unwanted clutter...

Campus organization HART fights bullying

May 14, 2013

Hope Awareness Respect Together is an organization that works to create an open environment for people who have ever been bullied.  This group of people at Sacramento State aims to foster hope while creating...

Sac State offers new yoga class for trauma survivors

May 7, 2013

Stress relief, mentoring and coping were found within the Yoga for Trauma Survivors event held at the Well on Tuesday. This event was promoted as a safe haven for anyone who has survived any type of trauma...

Progressive fraternity establishes itself at Sac State

Progressive fraternity establishes itself at Sac State

April 30, 2013

Unity, progression and brotherhood are the foundation of the Delta Lambda Phi Social Fraternity on campus; an all-male fraternity for gay, bisexual and progressive men. The 11 members of the Delta Lambda...

Sac State community brings light to Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 28, 2013

In 2010, students at Sacramento State could find media releases from the Sacramento State Police Department warning students about sexual assaults that had happened on campus. Pre-nursing major Rick Diaz...

Sac State student DJ Heartworm spins his way to the top

April 9, 2013

When Matt Novak, 25, isn't working on homework for the master's program in sociology at Sacramento State, he is creating new flows and rhythms from popular songs as the disk jockey, DJ Heartworm. Novak...

Billiards Club players compete for invite to national tournament at Las Vegas

February 27, 2013

The players on the Sac State Billiards Club focus on beating Causeway Classic rival UC Davis during local tournaments, and winning individual national titles at larger competitions. The members of the...

No hablo. Ich spreche kein.

No hablo. Ich spreche kein.

February 27, 2013

Sacramento State students may no longer have to take a foreign language to graduate. The Faculty Senate on campus has been conducting meetings weekly to discuss the removal of the General Education requirement...

Competitive Robotics Club open to students wanting to explore robot construction

February 25, 2013

Engineering and computer science reaches a whole new level through robotics. Sacramento State’s Competitive Robotics Club encourages all students to become active members of transforming scrap garage...

Financial Aid Awareness Month helps students navigate FASFA

February 21, 2013

At Sacramento State's Financial Aid office, there are many resources students can use in order to step over the barriers of the unknown.  Financial aid consists of grants, scholarships, federal work-study...

The Dating Game returns to Sac State to play matchmaker again

February 13, 2013

“Love at first sight” is the idea that two people can fall madly in love with one another after their eyes lock for the first time. This idea was the inspiration for the once-popular game show called,...

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