The State Hornet

Death with Dignity should not be judged.

Rachel Rosenbaum

November 3, 2014

As society sees waves of humanitarian issues; abortion, gay rights, women’s rights; one that is currently at the forefront of major discussion is the “right to die”. Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old diagnosed with a terminal brain cancer, made headlines when she publicly announced her decision ...

Hair art for breast cancer awareness

Jessica Mangili

October 15, 2014

Organizations like the NFL are wearing pink and people are wearing “I (heart) Boobies” T-shirts this October in support of breast cancer awareness. These both spread awareness but do not really tell the story behind the color pink or why people “heart” boobies.Mathematics major Austin Smith is...

Late Sac State student’s legacy of giving continues

Late Sac State student's legacy of giving continues

Isabel Ward

April 30, 2013

The barrier of cancer could not stand in the way of education for Sacramento State alumni Henry Giron, who graduated with honors before succumbing to the disease in February 2011.  Giron’s feat of education did not just stop with himself; he left behind a powerful legacy to Sac State and the surrounding ...

Cancer survivor organizes gaming competition to fund cure

Cancer survivor Austin Young founded Gaming for a Cause, a gaming competition and charity.

Fabian Garcia

April 2, 2013

Whether it be fighting cancer or starting his own non-profit gaming organization, Austin Young has learned to play on.  On Thursday, Young will host a video game competition called “Gaming for a Cause” in Sacramento State’s Union Lobby Suite in an effort to raise money for cancer-related chari...

CSUS alumnus Tom Hanks stands up against cancer

Beth Jones

February 13, 2013

Sacramento State’s famous alumnus, Tom Hanks, participated alongside other celebrities in a series of PSAs titled "I Stand Up To Cancer" for World Cancer Day Feb. 4.Celebrities from most genres of the entertainment industry were present, from Seth Rogen to Tim McGraw.These celebrities, along with many others h...

Armstrong deserves praise for raising funds for cancer research

State Hornet Staff

February 6, 2013

In the year 2000, my father was diagnosed with Leukemia. I was 9 years old. Nine years after that, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. On top of that, just two years ago my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.If it weren’t for the $470 million in funds raised by Lance Armstrong and his Livestrong foundati...