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Kids are growing up too fast

Brandon Gonzales, 12, has been using a cell phone since he was 10. Almost all of his friends have cell phones, too. His mom, Elizabeth Gonzales, likes knowing that he can call home at any time.
Renee C. Byer October 26, 2015

Brandon Gonzales, 12, has been using a cell phone since he was 10. Almost all of his friends have cell phones, too. His mom, Elizabeth Gonzales, likes knowing that he can call home at any time. "It...

Students uninformed about campus evacuation plans

Fire burns near road signage near Uncle Tom's Cabin in El Dorado County, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The King fire has burned more than 70,000 acres. (Randall Benton/Sacramento Bee/MCT)
Randall Benton- McClatchy Tribun September 24, 2014

On Sept. 11, the smell of smoke and fire penetrated the air behind the University Union. All that could be made out amongst the cloudy light grey sky were tiny lights of three fire trucks racing to quickly...

Ethnic study courses inspire students to open their minds

Ethnic study courses inspire students to open their minds
McClatchy Tribune May 14, 2014

In a state where Latinos make up the majority, one would think California’s educational system would reflect that. According to the California Department of Education, Latinos in 2012/2013 made up 52.7...

Sacramento music festival

Sacramento music festival
Courtesy of McClatchy Tribune May 10, 2014

For 41 years, the streets of Old Sacramento and nearby downtown venues have played host to one of the area’s largest celebrations of music and its storied culture with a 4-day party that spans the entire...

Cringe worthy trends – staff edition

Culture staff tells all.
Courtesy of McClatchy Tribune May 1, 2014

Name: Alex HernandezEmbarrassing Trend: MySpaceWhy you are embarrassed: Now that I look back, it is so embarrassing to think about my “top 8” and all the drama of who your top friends are. I spent...

Hip-hop artist Mila J steps out of shadow

Hip-hop artist Mila J steps out of shadow
McClatchy Tribune April 8, 2014

In most cases, it is the younger sibling who has to worry about breaking from their older sibling’s shadow of achievements.In Los Angeles native, singer, songwriter, rapper and dancer Jamila’s case’s,...

Soap operas in South Korea reflect passion and drama

Soap operas in South Korea reflect passion and drama
McClatchy Tribune February 5, 2014

South Korean dramas can be filled with as much comedy or drama as Latin telenovelas or  American soap operas, but without the time commitment. American soap operas such as “Days of Our Lives” can...

Staff Picks: Start November off with good tunes

Staff Picks: Start November off with good tunes
Reporting by Anisca Miles November 6, 2013

Song: “Landscapes”Artist: Johnny PolygonAlbum: “The Nothing”Briana says: John Armour, known as Johnny Polygon on stage, is an independent artist from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He’s worked with artists...

ILLUSTRATION: Daydreaming student

State Hornet Staff October 22, 2013

300 dpi Lee Hulteng llustration of daydreaming student. MCT 2011krtnational national; krtworld world; krt; krtcampus campus; mctillustration; 05005002; 05005003; EDU; high school; junior high school; krteducation...

South American trio add a cool factor in this review

South American trio add a cool factor in this review
McClatchy Tribune October 1, 2013

Listening to MATANZA elicits a desire to move to some incredibly sweaty place, eat only from farmer’s markets and adopt a shoulder monkey named Tom Bomberdash to feed banana slices to with your newfound...

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