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Male privilege is becoming more obvious

Male privilege is becoming more obvious

State Hornet Staff

May 14, 2014

People like to throw around the word “privilege” in regards to race and status, but many ignore the blatant male privilege happening every day. Privilege is when a group of people, not an individual, receives conscious or unconscious benefits based purely on a demographic trait or characteristic...

Gray Area – Facebook fails to acknowledge rape jokes as hate speech

Gray Area – Facebook fails to acknowledge rape jokes as hate speech

State Hornet Staff

April 9, 2014

We’ve all indulged in a little internet surfing to laugh at ridiculous memes, but when certain pictures surface cracking jokes about suicide, domestic violence and rape, there needs to be some regulation. Out of all social media sites, Facebook is probably best known for having these types of images, pos...

Upskirting must be viewed as an issue of privacy and sexual harassment

Upskirting must be viewed as an issue of privacy and sexual harassment

State Hornet Staff

April 1, 2014

Many women feel defeated the moment privacy is questioned, with regard to their own bodies. So when a court ruling excused a man who routinely took pictures up women’s skirts, people have to wonder how low society will stoop. Earlier in March, Massachusetts court set a precedent that taking photos up ...

College newspapers are a vital part of campus life and worth the funding

State Hornet Staff

March 6, 2014

A student newspaper is a vital part of campus life, providing breaking news as well as student spotlights. But it also provides an opportunity for students to gain legitimate journalism experience while learning to write, edit, design, photograph, manage and report. The loss of a college publication woul...

Early job searching is a must for graduating seniors

Early job searching is a must for graduating seniors

State Hornet Staff

February 11, 2014

It has been four or five years, give or take a few semesters, and it is finally time to graduate. Requirements are met, grades are decent enough and the eagerness to have that degree in hand is growing. So, now what? Too often are students graduating from college with little to no plans for the fu...

Students take on odd jobs when the bills need to get paid

Students take on odd jobs when the bills need to get paid

Natalie Gray

January 29, 2014

Paying for college is not always as easy as financial aid and student loans. Most students take on side jobs to pay rent, bills and the ever so necessary beer after a long day. Some jobs, however, are a little more interesting than others.A typical student job may be food service, retail or even nannyin...

Sac State takes down sexual assault one case at a time

Sac State takes down sexual assault one case at a time

Natalie Gray

October 15, 2013

No student should ever be afraid to walk across their college campus with the looming thought of someone following them, watching them and stalking them.Sexual assault comes in many forms and all cases should be investigated with urgency, sensitivity and effectiveness, which is exactly how Sacramento St...

Four year graduation expectations are unrealistic

Four year graduation expectations are unrealistic

Natalie Gray

October 8, 2013

As incoming freshmen, most students were made to believe they could complete college in four years, but here at California State Universities, taking a steady 12 units each semester is considered a “full load.” This could not be further from the truth.Using simple math, one can calculate that taking...

Racists comments flood Twitter after Miss America pageant

Racists comments flood Twitter after Miss America pageant

Natalie Gray

September 24, 2013

Although we live in the land of the free, home of the brave, America is still fearing what we don’t understand. Twitter exploded last week with tweets from ignorant people making appalling comments regarding Nina Davuluri, the first contestant of East Indian heritage to become Miss America.This shows ra...

New cup and straw design detects invisible date-rape drugs in drinks

New cup and straw design detects invisible date-rape drugs in drinks

Natalie Gray

September 17, 2013

Imagine feeling safer at every bar you walk into, knowing some pervert can’t slip you an undetected date rape drug. Soon a seemingly simple plastic cup and straw design will revolutionize the bar scene and hopefully help reduce the number of sexual assaults involving alcohol. The Center for Women ...

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