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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

Kayla Brown, Author

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STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Sac State professor seen in viral racial slur video, limited nursing student spots and more

May 7, 2020

In the last State Hornet News broadcast of the semester, a Sacramento State professor’s wife was seen in a viral video using a racial slur, the nursing program drastically limits the number of accepted...

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BROOKE’S UHLENBOPS S1E10: What’s your favorite song?

May 6, 2020

This week on Brooke’s UhlenBops, host Brooke Uhlenhop has put together a special episode featuring State Hornet staff members: Nijzel Dotson, Bradley Hinkson, Kayla Brown and Shiavon Chatman discussing...

STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Student fee class-action lawsuit, emergency student grants and more

May 1, 2020

In the latest episode of the State Hornet News broadcast, a Sonoma State student files a class action lawsuit against the California State University system, Sac State students will receive emergency federal...

STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Sac State study abroad suspensions, AB 1460 and more

April 24, 2020

In the latest episode The State Hornet News broadcast, we provide updates on the cancellation of all study abroad programs for fall 2020, faculty senate discussions on AB 1460, information on how Californians...

STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Virtual commencement, ASI election results and more

April 17, 2020

The latest edition of The State Hornet News broadcast includes updates about the Sacramento State Associated Students, Inc. election, professors and students adapting to online classes, virtual commencement...

[Video] STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Sac State coronavirus updates

April 11, 2020

The State Hornet continues to bring weekly broadcasts to Sacramento State. Our sixth broadcast includes updates on fee refunds for The WELL/Union, how student parents are adjusting to online classes and...

[Video] Sac State students showcase wide array of talent and artistry

7 student-artists to follow
April 1, 2020

Sacramento State has many talented students with diverse artistic talents. Each with their own unique story, these Sac State artists are making waves, from rappers and poets to DJs and dancers.   1....

STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: 3/28 Weekly Update

March 28, 2020

The State Hornet has switched to weekly broadcast updates. Our fifth broadcast includes updates about the Associated Students, Inc. president and vice president, the Sacramento State Placer Center and...

STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Sac State coronavirus updates

March 24, 2020

The State Hornet continues to bring biweekly broadcasts to Sacramento State. Our fourth broadcast includes updates about the coronavirus, cancellation of campus sports, and the consolidation of students...

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How to effectively study from home

Online classes require different habits than in-person classes
March 21, 2020

A lot of people avoid online classes because they find it hard to focus but with most classes now being taught on Zoom for the rest of the semester due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s unavoidable.  As...

STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Coronavirus update, Super Tuesday and more

March 12, 2020

The State Hornet is bringing biweekly broadcasts to Sacramento State. Our third broadcast includes updates about the coronavirus, students participating in Super Tuesday on campus a and thoughts on the...

STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Voting, baseball and hit-and-runs

February 25, 2020

The State Hornet is bringing biweekly broadcasts to Sacramento State. Our second broadcast includes students’ thoughts on what voting means to them, hit-and-runs on campus and Sac State baseball player...

[Video] Sac State baseball team fans find a home in the left field parking structure

Parking Structure I is the new place to watch games
February 24, 2020

Sacramento State’s Parking Structure I normally houses student and faculty cars, but during baseball season, it’s a fan’s dream viewing spot. With a birdseye view of John Smith Field and plenty...

[Video] VIDEO: How sweep it is: Sac State baseball team takes 4 from Milwaukee

Hornets outscore Panthers 24-6 over the weekend
February 23, 2020

The Sacramento State baseball team swept a four-game series from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee over the weekend in dominant fashion, outscoring the Panthers 24-6. RELATED: Sac State baseball...

[Video] #SacStateSays: ‘What are your thoughts on the Houston Astros’ cheating controversy?’

Students react to the Astros’ sign stealing
February 22, 2020

The State Hornet asked Sacramento State students what they think about the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal, the critical responses from players in the league and Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob...

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Jordan Fisher as John Ambrose McClaren and Lara Condor as Lara Jean Covey in Netflixa To All the Boys: PS I Still Love You. This movie is a sequel to the widely popular movie, To All The Boys Ive Loved Before.

REVIEW: ‘To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You’ gives us another predictable teenage love triangle

You know who she’s going to pick from the start, but you’re still disappointed
February 17, 2020

Fans of “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” finally got their sequel on Feb. 12, just in time for Valentine’s Day.  “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” started off strong with an ode...

[Video] VIDEO: Sac State baseball team lose opening series to UC Santa Barbara

Hornets struggled to score runs losing 2 out of 3 games
February 17, 2020

The Sacramento State baseball team opened the 2020 season with a 6-1 win against the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos on Friday. RELATED: VIDEO: Sac State baseball team defeats UC Santa Barbara on opening day However,...

[Video] VIDEO: Sac State baseball team defeats UC Santa Barbara on opening day

Brahms allows one run in Hornets’ 6-1 win against Gauchos
February 15, 2020

The Sacramento State baseball team opened the 2020 season Friday night at John Smith Field with a 6-1 victory against the University of California, Santa Barbara. The Hornets (1-0) got out to an early...

[Video] VIDEO: Sac State baseball team enter 2020 season with experience

Reigning WAC champs play at home Friday
February 12, 2020

Following a trip to the NCAA Regional in 2019, the Sacramento State baseball team will attempt to go even further in 2020. The Hornets return most of their team from last season with only three notable...

HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Our online news broadcast debut

Sac State students’ semester goals, pop-up pantry, softball
February 11, 2020

The State Hornet is bringing biweekly broadcasts to Sacramento State. Our first broadcast includes student’s semester goals, issues with the Iowa Caucus, a weekend sports recap, baseball preview, the...

[Video] Let’s taco ‘bout the new Taco Bell Cantina in Sacramento

Students anticipated Wednesday’s opening
January 30, 2020

Sacramento State alumnus David Smith and his wife Joye opened Sacramento’s first Taco Bell Cantina Wednesday, in downtown Sacramento on K Street, just a couple blocks from the Golden 1 Center. Unlike...

[Video] #SacStateSays: ‘What did Kobe Bryant mean to you?’

Students react to Kobe Bryant’s death
January 28, 2020

Retired basketball icon Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among nine killed in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, in Calabasas.  Bryant’s impact reached further than basketball.  The...

OPINION: BEST OF THE DECADE: Defining Songs of the Decade

December 7, 2019

Music is a big part of our culture, and the popular style of music defines decades. The ’70s had disco, the ’80s had glam rock, the ’90’s had grunge and the 2000s had pop and R&B. But this...

Charlie Plummer as Miles Halter and Kristine Forseth as Alaska Young in Hulus Looking for Alaska. The show is an adaptation of author John Greens first published novel.

REVIEW: Culver Creek is just as you remember it in the Hulu adaptation of ‘Looking for Alaska’

Story loses something due to single-dimensional female archetypes
November 8, 2019

The highly anticipated Hulu series “Looking for Alaska,” based on John Green’s first published novel, was released in full Oct. 18 and has proven to be a great example of a screen adaption that accurately...

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

TESTIMONIAL: Sexuality isn’t linear

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...

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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.

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

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...

What are you doing after graduation? The question is often asked of students, but some tire of hearing it. Opinion writer, Kayla Brown, explains her experience.
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OPINION: Stop asking me what my plans are after graduation

I’m tired of people wanting to know what I’m doing because I don’t know
October 21, 2019

I’m graduating this upcoming spring. I’m finishing my bachelor's degree in a four-year time span and only months after turning 21.  Do I know what’s going to happen to me after May? Of course...

Photo courtesy of Kayla Brown: State Hornet opinion writer Kayla Brown and her friends at her going away dinner in August 2018 
From left to right; Lauren, Kristen, Mercy, Kayla and Christina

OPINION: Soulmates are real, and they can be platonic

The love of friendship is just as strong as romantic love
October 7, 2019

I met one of my lifelong friends, Lauren, when we were each about 1 year old and I punched her, knocking her out in a “Mommy and Me” group.  Ever since then I have been best friends with her and...

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TESTIMONIAL: I wish my parents were more open about finances

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...

OPINION: The most well-known unknown victim gave me renewed hope

OPINION: The most well-known unknown victim gave me renewed hope

Chanel Miller speaks up about her sexual assault in her new memoir “Know my Name”
September 4, 2019

I remember lying on the floor of my friend’s living room at six in the morning, reading the story of the Brock Turner rape investigation. I felt scared, angry and a hundred other different emotions,...

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