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Two Sac State professors publish new novels

Sacramento State's medieval literature professor Kim Zarins's holds a copy of her new novel, Sometimes We Tell the Truth, Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Library Gallery.
[Photo by Marivel Guzman]

Marissa Murcko

September 20, 2016

Two Sacramento State English professors recently published novels that took inspiration from human connection. One novel puts a spin on a classic tale from the 1400s, while the other compares and contrasts the emotional struggles of family life. “Here Lies Memory: A Pittsburgh Novel,” by creative writing ...

Overpriced and underused text books

Kaitlin Sansenbach

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 environment.There is a Java City coffee stand, fashionable Sac State gear, relaxing furniture and mult...

Paper books are still better than e-books

Shanel Royal

May 15, 2013

Modern technology has resulted in the creation of e-readers, which can keep library shelves full and allow readers access to any book - e-books - in seconds.While e-books are convenient, many people still prefer traditional books. According to a 2012 Pew Internet Research Center study, 67 percent of America...

Staff Pick: ‘The Selfish Gene’

Scott Barrett

March 6, 2013

“The Selfish Gene” by widely acclaimed genetic scientist Richard Dawkins, is his first book, although, there are no signs of an undeveloped or inexperienced writer. Dawkins eloquently and cohesively outlines his theories of the implications of evolution in regard to altruism, selfishness and how ...

Book drive gives underprivileged kids access to books

Natalie Gray

February 20, 2013

Across the country, children from lower-income families are deprived of the opportunity to have books at their disposal. “In poor communities there is approximately one book to every 300 children,” said Celeste Roseberry of the speech pathology and audiology department. “There are a lot of things t...

Books to read in the spring

Shanel Royal

February 6, 2013

Amid textbooks and homework, school often requires a lot of reading. This spring, take time out to read something enjoyable. These four upcoming books feature some familiar faces and some newcomers. Alex Cross, Run By James Patterson Release date, Feb. 18 Bestselling author James Patterson’s fiction work consist...

Books to movies don’t always work

Fabian Garcia

November 15, 2012

Turning books into movies has been one of Hollywood’s most-used gimmicks since the early 1900s with silent films like “Les Misérables” (1909) and “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (1908). It’s really nothing new. Lately, however, a horde of popular fantasy novels have been adapted to the screen i...

Student textbook Q&A

State Hornet Staff

January 25, 2012

Where do you primarily buy your textbooks? Amanda Malucchi, junior criminal justice major: "I use Chegg.com because they are usually cheap and easy to return because I just mail them back with free shipping." Armen Nalbandyan, senior biology sciences major: "I'll go anywhere for international versions ...

Books offer pleasures unrivaled by modern-day gizmos, gadgets

Books offer pleasures unrivaled by modern-day gizmos, gadgets

Catalina Carapia-Aguillon

October 19, 2011

Technology has changed the popular concept of recreation, especially for students. Today, most students' idea of unwinding after a long day is spending an hour on Facebook or playing a video game. However, as tempting as it is to veg in front of a screen after class, it doesn't compare to the traditional hob...