The State Hornet

Sac State political clubs debate on ISIS, minimum wage

Rian Edington

October 29, 2014

The College Democrats, the College Republicans, the College Socialists and Young Americans for Liberty faced off in a battle of wits, debating on raising minimum wage, affirmative action and foreign policy.The debate, held on Oct. 20 in the University Union’s Redwood Room, consisted of a two-minute open...

Affirmative action programs reconsidered under new California amendment

Ilian Cervantes

February 19, 2014

California voters will reconsider affirmative action programs in higher education on the November ballot after a proposed amendment passed the Senate last month.Approved by 54.6 percent of California voters in 1996, Proposition 209 is an amendment to California’s Constitution that prohibits affirmati...

Faculty concerned about lack of diversity

Daisy Aguilar

November 6, 2013

Despite the growing number of minority students at Sacramento State, the low number of minority faculty is evident throughout the university’s seven colleges.While 51.2 percent of the student body identify as minority, only 23.4 percent of the faculty do.In 1996, California voters approved Proposition...

Affirmative Action would make schools less diverse

Jaime Carrillo

October 29, 2013

Ending affirmative action at this juncture in American history is not only naive, but incredibly foolhardy. The U.S. Supreme Courts heard arguments on Oct. 10 whether or not they would uphold California and Michigan ballot measures that will prohibit state universities from granting special prefere...

Race and gender bad measure for future students

Editorial staff

October 26, 2011

California Gov. Jerry Brown's veto of Senate Bill 185 this month prevented the reimplementation of universities being able to consider race and gender in student admissions. While Brown vetoed SB 185 for the wrong reason, it was a good decision for California. Proposition 209 prohibits the state from g...