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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Laila Barakat, Author

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ASI town hall meeting format brings refreshing change

Laila Barakat
December 10, 2010

The Associated Students Inc.'s town hall meeting in the Lobby suite in the University Union on Tuesday served to inform students of the ASI and the services it provides to the Sacramento State campus....

College dean hopes to make state safe from earthquakes

Laila Barakat
November 30, 2010

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has recently appointed Emir Macari, dean of Sacramento State's College of Engineering and Computer Science, to be on the California Seismic Safety Commission and to be the "go-to"...

College of Arts and Letters? dean announces retirement

Laila Barakat
November 17, 2010

After five years as dean of Sacramento State's College of Arts and Letters, Jeffrey Mason is ready to retire and go back to his first passion - directing plays and performing onstage. "For me, retirement...

Engineering and computer science dean to be on earthquake commission

Laila Barakat
November 11, 2010

Governor Schwarzenegger nominated Emir Macari, Sacramento State's college dean of engineering and computer science, to be on the California Seismic Safety Commission and be the "go to" person for all of...

Psychology students present research

Laila Barakat
November 4, 2010

Psychology undergraduate and graduate students at Sacramento State's 2010 annual psychology research conference do not just ask questions when they are curious about a topic of interest. They take their...

Sacramento State holds Senate forum

Laila Barakat
October 21, 2010

Election day, on Nov. 2, is less than two weeks away and the candidates for Senate District 6, which covers all of Sacramento County, are coming to Sacramento State to discuss the issues of higher education,...

Founder of NoteUtopia:Sacramento State alumnus Ryan Stevens is the founder and president of NoteUtopia.:Courtesy Photo

CSU warns students about new note-sharing website

Laila Barakat
October 20, 2010

The California State University chancellor's office has sent a mass e-mail to students telling them that NoteUtopia, a note-sharing website founded by Sacramento State alumnus Ryan Stevens, violates the...

Women?s studies program finally a bachelor?s degree

Laila Barakat
October 20, 2010

Sacramento State recently became the eighth university in the California State University system to recognize the women's studies program as its own major, which will allow students in the program to graduate...

Sac State graduate student raises funds for scholarships

Laila Barakat
October 13, 2010

The newest organization aimed at helping students is created by Sacramento State alumnus Robert Graham, and is run by students and recent college graduates who are "passionate" about making higher education...

NoteUtopia founder responds to criticism

Laila Barakat
October 12, 2010

Ryan Stevens, a Sacramento State alumnus and founder of note-sharing website NoteUtopia, said he is "disappointed" about the "threatening tone" of the mass e-mail sent to 30,000 students on Wednesday....

Sac State Council of Affirmative Action and CFA discuss early start program

Laila Barakat
October 5, 2010

The Sacramento State Council of Affirmative Action along with the California Faculty Association gathered Monday to discuss pressing issues regarding early start initiatives and Lesbian Gay Bisexual and...

Lecturer shares fight against illness

Laila Barakat
October 5, 2010

Sacramento State lecturer Pamela O'Kane said her most memorable moment during the recent International Triathlon Union World Championships happened a few minutes before she crossed the finish line. She...

Founder of NoteUtopia:Sacramento State alumnus Ryan Stevens is the founder and president of NoteUtopia.:Courtesy Photo

NoteUtopia website perfect for students, founder says

Laila Barakat
September 28, 2010

College students looking for additional class notes, study guides, handouts and other course-related assignments can now go to a new website founded by a Sacramento State alumnus. "The idea behind NoteUtopia...

Former Nirvana bassist to visit Sac State

Laila Barakat
September 22, 2010

Krist Novoselic, former bassist of the grunge band Nirvana, will be coming to Sacramento State during Constitution Week to speak to students about social networking and its influence on the First Amendment...

Carlos Gonzalez-Gutierrez visits Sac State

Laila Barakat
September 21, 2010

Mexican Consul General Carlos Gonzalez-Gutierrez spoke to Sacramento State students and faculty on Monday about Mexico and California's evolving relationship over the past 200 years and what this means...

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