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Student news without fear or favor
Kylie Robison

Kylie Robison, staff writer

Kylie Robison covers technology for The State Hornet. She joined The State Hornet in spring 2020, and she studies business management information systems. She plans to pursue a career in technology reporting after she graduates in spring 2021.
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PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: Kylie Robison of ‘Kyliebytes’ talks stocks post-GameStop

PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: Kylie Robison of ‘Kyliebytes’ talks stocks post-GameStop

February 3, 2021
State Hornet alumna and “Kyliebytes” author Kylie Robison stops by to discuss how the GameStop stock story might affect stock market-related tech moving forward and how fun it was watching it all unfold.
KYLIEBYTES: ‘Goodbyte’ to my year in college journalism

KYLIEBYTES: ‘Goodbyte’ to my year in college journalism

Saying my goodbyes to the best student publication around
December 15, 2020
As our technology reporter Kylie Robison wraps up her year with The State Hornet, she’s written her final “goodbytes” to our amazing staff.
KYLIEBYTES: Facebook, I will always cherish my initial misconceptions of you

KYLIEBYTES: Facebook, I will always cherish my initial misconceptions of you

It’s not me, it’s you
December 11, 2020
With a stunning legal battle underway, technology reporter Kylie Robison writes about the good ol’ days on Facebook. The platform has come a long way from connecting people — now, U.S. officials are accusing the company of monopolizing social media.
KYLIEBYTES: From tweets to ‘Fleets’, what does this mean for Twitter users?

KYLIEBYTES: From tweets to ‘Fleets’, what does this mean for Twitter users?

Ephemeral media has made its way to Twitter
November 18, 2020
Twitter has introduced “Fleets”, a new way to communicate with a 24-hour window before deletion. With unchecked harassment running rampant on this platform, how will Fleets affect the user experience?
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STATE HORNET BUZZED: Drinks we could live off and superpowers we’d have

November 13, 2020
In the second, grab bag episode of State Hornet: Buzzed, broadcast staffer Garry Singh, managing editor Maddie Beck, web editor Chris Wong and tech writer Kylie Robison discuss Thanksgiving vs. Christmas, the one drink they could live off of and the one superpower they would have.
KYLIEBYTES: How can we improve voting technology?

KYLIEBYTES: How can we improve voting technology?

November 4, 2020
The anticipation of election season has the internet in a buzz. With technology being a fundamental aspect of the world today, it’s important to ask, how can we improve voting technology?
PODCAST: Ballot measures explained, columnists talk tech and dating

PODCAST: Ballot measures explained, columnists talk tech and dating

October 26, 2020
This week on The State Hornet Podcast: Sacramento ballot measures, Sac State hires saxophonist Brian Landrus, former Sac State basketball guard Izayah Mauriohooho-Le’afa goes pro in New Zealand and State Hornet columnists talk tech and dating.
KYLIEBYTES: Students are struggling with online learning

KYLIEBYTES: Students are struggling with online learning

We need our professors to listen to us
October 26, 2020
With COVID-19 infection rates soaring higher than ever before, students are doomed to a full year of online learning, and they’re struggling under our current system. “I tried to take classes according to my timezone but it didn't really work out so now I stay up all night and sleep during the day”.
No need to buy a phone for pictures of these WAPs. IRT installed the wireless access points in the corners of Parking Structure V, some of them attached on top of the emergency phones by the staircases and elevators as seen here on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.

Sac State’s WAPs stolen from Parking Structure V

(We’re talking wireless access points)
October 5, 2020
A thief stole two WAPs the morning of Sept. 10 that were replaced the next day. Wireless access points, to be exact.
KYLIEBYTES: How to customize your iOS 14 home screen

KYLIEBYTES: How to customize your iOS 14 home screen

It’s complicated, but I’m here to help
September 30, 2020

With the anticipated release of Apple’s newest software update on Sept. 16, many creative users are learning how to edit their home screen with custom icons, widgets and more. I spent about an hour watching...

KYLIEBYTES: What can we do about the digital divide?

KYLIEBYTES: What can we do about the digital divide?

14.5 million Americans cannot access the Internet
September 9, 2020

I’m Kylie Robison and this is KYLIEBYTES, a column where I talk about technology and its impact on society. Follow me on Twitter @kylie_robison for more. The idea of Wi-Fi being a fundamental right...

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8 Sac State faculty accounts compromised in phishing attack

Scammers are offering $250 per week to put an ad on your… motorcycle.
September 4, 2020
Scammers claimed to offer $250 per week to print a Rugby League World Cup ad on unsuspecting Hornets’ motorcycles, among other vehicles.
KYLIEBYTES: I am not giving Sac State access to my webcam

KYLIEBYTES: I am not giving Sac State access to my webcam

April 24, 2020

I’m Kylie Robison and this is KYLIEBYTES, a column where I talk about technology and its impact on society. Follow me on Twitter @kylie_robison for more. Friday morning, Sacramento State announced...

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BROOKE’S UHLENBOPS S1E8: Everyone had a Paramore phase, don’t lie

April 22, 2020

This week on Brooke’s UhlenBops, host Brooke Uhlenhop is joined by State Hornet tech writer Kylie Robison to discuss one of their favorite bands, Paramore. Ain’t it fun? Music: Lollipop by Alex...

KYLIEBYTES: ‘Zoombombing’ is the newest cyber attack. Was Sac State prepared?

KYLIEBYTES: ‘Zoombombing’ is the newest cyber attack. Was Sac State prepared?

User settings make attacking online classrooms easier than ever
March 31, 2020

I’m Kylie Robison and this is KYLIEBYTES, a column where I talk about technology and its impact on society. Follow me on Twitter @kylie_robison for more. Zoom has become a household name overnight,...

The first through fifth floors of Parking Structure V provide electric vehicle charging spaces. Sac State IRT announced it will provide Drive-in Wi-Fi on its second through sixth floors on weekdays.

Sac State offers ‘drive-in wi-fi’ amid coronavirus-induced online classes

Wi-Fi is accessible in Parking Structure V Monday through Friday
March 30, 2020

Sacramento State’s Information Resources & Technology Service Desk implemented “drive-in Wi-Fi” Friday in Parking Structure V for students with difficulty accessing the internet for online classes,...

KYLIEBYTES: ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ is here to save you from isolation

KYLIEBYTES: ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ is here to save you from isolation

The hype is real, folks
March 25, 2020

I’m Kylie Robison and this is KYLIEBYTES, a column where I talk about technology and its impact on society. Follow me on Twitter @kylie_robison for more. Nintendo released the much anticipated “Animal...

Note left on door of computer science associate professors Weide Chang office in Riverside Hall, alerting students of his leave of absence. The university said he was intercepted on his way to class Wednesday, Feb 19.

NEWS PODCAST S2E6: Reviewing the Weide Chang story

March 12, 2020

For this week’s episode of The State Hornet News Podcast, podcast editor Robbie Pierce and news writer Maddie Beck spoke to Kaleb Bello, a fourth-year computer science major who was in Professor Weide...

KYLIEBYTES: Are your smartphones spreading the coronavirus?

KYLIEBYTES: Are your smartphones spreading the coronavirus?

Studies show cellphones carry 10 times more bacteria than a toilet seat
March 12, 2020

I’m Kylie Robison and this is KYLIEBYTES, a column where I talk about technology and its impact on society. Follow me on Twitter @kylie_robison for more. The coronavirus panic seems to be more infectious...

Note left on door of computer science associate professors Weide Chang office in Riverside Hall, alerting students of his leave of absence. The university said he was intercepted on his way to class Wednesday, Feb 19.

Sac State computer science associate professor ‘held by the shoulders and escorted’ from Calaveras Hall

Weide Chang on leave, university says
February 20, 2020

Sacramento State computer science associate professor Weide Chang is on leave after being escorted out by two men on his way to class Wednesday, sources said.   “Wednesday afternoon a faculty member...

KYLIEBYTES: Is your data safe on TikTok?

KYLIEBYTES: Is your data safe on TikTok?

We should be serious with our online security
February 19, 2020

If TikTok makes you feel old, you’re not alone. I’m still slightly confused about the whole craze. It’s only been a couple years since I was making Vines with my friends at the mall, so everyone...

COLUMN: How toxic tech culture failed the democratic process (again)

COLUMN: How toxic tech culture failed the democratic process (again)

February 6, 2020

This year, the Democratic Party attempted to implement a new voting technology for the Iowa Caucuses in the form of an app. The app was supposed to show the votes as the precinct chairs reported them.  This...

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