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Avoid being tactless and learn the appropriate time to let your sailor mouth go

Avoid being tactless and learn the appropriate time to let your sailor mouth go

State Hornet Staff

May 6, 2014

Swear words are the new adjectives for this generation, but knowing when, how and where to use them is the key. Most young people are brought up being taught that swearing is a bad thing and, in their adolescent years, leads to soap in the mouth. But as adults, these punishments do not exist. Swearing brin...

Dating complexities are kicked up a notch when living with a disability

State Hornet Staff

April 29, 2014

People dating with a disability have to deal with all the same self-esteem, body image and sexuality issues as everyone else – just in a different package.Dating, regardless of having a disability, can be a tricky situation to deal with. But once a disability – especially physical – is added t...

Examining the dynamics of female friendships and why it seems to constantly be women versus women

State Hornet Staff

April 22, 2014

Every female has those friends that in front of their face we wish them well, congratulate them on their accomplishments and give them all the advice or help we can, but secretly we know they are our competition in life. This frenemy relationship is not necessarily based on hate or animosity, but st...

Changing the way we view the word ‘bitch’

State Hornet Staff

April 15, 2014

Depending on how it is used, the word bitch can describe a multitude of females. But, if a woman owns that word, the power of the word is given to her. Sophomore child development and French double major Bree Conn, said the connotation behind the word has everything to do with the woman being called...

A campaign against using the R-word encourages students to think before they offend

State Hornet Staff

April 15, 2014

Everyone was taught the phrase “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me,”  but it turns out that this statement is not true. Growing up with a physical disability, I got my fair share of taunting but that word always sticks out to me. “Retarted” was something that,...

Repairs on walkways throughout campus will improve safety for disabled students

State Hornet Staff

April 1, 2014

In a world not designed for your convenience, the ability to adapt is key. Certain parts of Sacramento State’s campus are not wheelchair, walker or even low-vision friendly. There are cracks in the paths around campus and there are parts are missing of the yellow strips – meant to guide the visual...