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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...

Academic Affairs receives $4.9 million boost

Matthew Malone

October 15, 2014

Sacramento State president Alexander Gonzalez allocated in July $4.9 million in new funding for the university, sending the vast majority of it to Academic Affairs.The university funding increase comes from the 2014-15 California budget, which raised CSU funds by $142.2 million. The CSU Board of Truste...

Electorate widely uninformed at Sac State

Nataly Martinez Romero

October 8, 2014

Elections are around the corner and students are challenged to stay politically informed along with their academics.According to Public Policy Institute of California, young voters between the age of 18 to 34 only make up 18% of likely voters compared to 45% of Californians above 55 years old.Kim Nald...

Brown denies CSU, UC $50 mill

Matthew Malone

October 8, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a proposal on Sept. 27 to give the CSU and UC systems $50 million each in additional funds.The funding was part of a trigger mechanism in the 2014-15 state budget and would have become available if property tax revenue exceeded budget estimates.In his veto message, Brown said inve...

Sexual assault down from 2012

Kellie McCown

October 8, 2014

While sexual assault on California colleges and universities has been on the rise, Sacramento State has seen a significant drop in reported sexual assault cases on campus since 2012.The mandated annual Clery Report shows one reported forcible sexual assault case on campus in 2013, with no forcible incid...

SB 270 will ban single-use plastic bags in California

State Hornet

September 18, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown says that he “probably will” sign Senate Bill 270, the proposed ban on single-use plastic bags. With the amount of plastic bags adding waste to the environment, signing this bill is a move in the right direction.Brown says there are around 50 cities in California that already enfo...

CSSA meeting seeks action

Jake Abbott

September 11, 2014

On Friday, the California State Student Association began three days of meetings at CSU Fullerton for executive board members and student representatives to discuss the policy agenda, state budget, sexual assault and varying student concerns. “This weekend’s meetings will set the tone for wh...

Brown and Kashkari challenge each other in Gubernatorial Debate

State Hornet Staff

September 10, 2014

Neel Kashkari made his presence known as a candidate for governor of California after incumbent Jerry Brown accepted his proposal for a one-hour debate.Reporters from the Los Angeles Times, Telemundo 52 and The California Channel asked both candidates their stance on California's drought, the high-spee...

Dog days of summer

Alexis Atwood

September 10, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown recently passed a bill that would allow dogs into restaurants. Granted, dogs can only be in the outside sections of restaurants and would not be allowed in if it has a history of attacking people.This may get Fido out of the scorching sun while you enjoy lunch, he should ultimately b...

Redefining consent will lead to changes in sexual assault charges

State Hornet

September 3, 2014

The “Yes Means Yes” bill has passed, redefining when sexual consent was given from an “affirmative consent” standpoint, which breaks down how to more clearly articulate sexual assault.The bill, created by Senator Kevin de Leon, is geared toward reducing sexual assault allegations on college campuses that ...

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