The State Hornet

Incidents on campus unnerve undocumented students

State Hornet Staff

March 16, 2016

Sacramento State is endeavoring to be a diverse, inclusive campus community, but some undocumented students do not feel safe.On Wednesday, March 9, Rosa Isela Barrientos, a junior majoring in Chicano studies and government, said she walked by a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol car parked in the vicinity o...

Undocumented students talk of struggle, search for solutions

Matthew Malone

November 18, 2014

Sacramento State students and alumni and a high school student gathered in The Well to share their experiences with living undocumented in the U.S. as well as their ideas to help other students in the same situation succeed in college.The nine panelists were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Sev...

Immigrant and “alien” are not interchangeable

Those who use the term “alien” to describe immigrants tend not to notice that they are implying a group of people do not belong or are invading.

State Hornet Staff

October 15, 2014

The definition of “alien” in the thesaurus connotes words such as strange, opposed and unknown. It even goes so far as to include the phrase, “little green man.”Alien is a word used nationwide to describe immigrants, particulary undocumented immigrants in our country, though no green men hav...

New senate bill would allow Dream Act students to qualify for loans

Ilian Cervantes

April 24, 2014

An estimated 6,400 CSU students unable to receive federal or private loans due to residency status would have the chance to close that gap in financial aid through a California Dream Loan. The Dream Loan Act, drafted by Senator Ricardo Lara, was introduced April 9 and will go through the state ...

Middle Class Scholarship can cut tuition by 40 percent

Natalie Gray

February 19, 2014

Beginning in the 2014-15 academic year, the Middle Class Scholarship Act is a new financial aid award for California State University and University of California students with family incomes of up to $150,000.The scholarship, which also allows DREAM Act students to apply, will cut tuition at UC and CSUs by 4...

New bill, AB 540, allows undocumented students access to higher education before naturalization

Fabian Garcia

April 23, 2013

Sacramento State’s educational experience can be quite different for students who were born in this country compared to those who were not. Youths who are undocumented in California, and have been here for a majority of their lives, must essentially maintain three statuses to affordably attend an in...