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Kids are growing up too fast

Kids are growing up too fast

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 gives me peace of mind," she said. Kids ages 9 to 12 are the fastest-growing cell phone market. (Rene...

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 percent of students in the state.However, with the majority of students in California being Latin...

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 Memorial Day weekend. It was originally called the Dixieland Jazz Jubilee, but changed its name to...

Cringe worthy trends – staff edition

Cringe worthy trends – staff edition

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 so many hours on a website I forget even exists anymore.Name: Steven SennEmbarrassing Trend: Turtle...

Simple hangover cures for spring break

Simple hangover cures for spring break

McClatchy Tribune

March 23, 2014

With spring break just around the corner, and the prospect of not having any school responsibilities or homework for one measly week being as good a reason as any to do some boozing, don’t let a hangover ruin even one of those mornings. Everyone knows the basics; don’t mix alcohols and drink lot...

Terry McMillian shares stories and inspiration

Terry McMillian shares stories and inspiration

McClatchy Tribune

February 8, 2014

“Happy Black History Month, even though I’m black all year long.”And with that, noted author Terry McMillan set the tone for a night full of laughter, wisdom, and insight.On February 6th, the New York Times author of such works as “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” as well as “Waiting to Ex...

Kellie Picker shies away from pop-based country

Kellie Picker shies away from pop-based country

McClatchy Tribune

November 25, 2013

In most cases, if you do not finish first on the hit television show “American Idol,” you are instantly forgotten and never to be heard from again.Country singer Kellie Pickler gained fame on the fifth season of “American Idol” as she finished sixth place in the contest. Luckily for her, she...

ALBUM REVIEW: Robert Glasper blends jazz with blues, soul, R&B and hip-hop

ALBUM REVIEW: Robert Glasper blends jazz with blues, soul, R&B and hip-hop

State Hornet Staff

November 12, 2013

The sound of old jazz successfully blended with pop, blues, soul, R&B and hip-hop is a rare thing to hear among current artists in the music industry.But pianist and producer Robert Glasper – often called the next generation of jazz – pulled it off in 2012 when he won a Grammy Award for best R&B al...

Staff Picks: Start November off with good tunes

Staff Picks: Start November off with good tunes

Reporting by Anisca Miles

November 5, 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 such as Nas and Kid Cudi and made a cameo appearance in Kid Cudi’s music video “The Pursuit of Happin...

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 education; krtschool school; middle school; african american african-american black; krtdiversit...

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