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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...

Queen Bey doing feminism her way or the highway

Beyonce poses backstage during the 56th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.
Allen J. Schaben September 17, 2014

Queen Bey is becoming the face of female empowerment. As a self-proclaimed feminist, her role in the media is vital to bringing feminism to mainstream America.Beyoncé Knowles has become a role model for...

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...

The Cronut: A crispy, sugar-drenched donut

Elizabeth DeCicco April 29, 2014
The cronut is a registered trademark of where it was born, Dominique Ansel Bakery in Manhattan. The New York Post had declared Ansel as the “Willy Wonka of NYC.” Ansel created this sensational pastry to be innovative and creative for his bakery, and took him two months to develop the recipe, Ansel told USA Today.

Boba tea: Bubblin’ up a storm at Sac State

Boba tea: Bubblin' up a storm at Sac State
McClatchy Tribune April 29, 2014

They’re not sodas, or juices; and not even smoothies. They’re bubble teas. Well that’s just one of the many names given to this drink.Bubble tea, boba tea, pearl milk tea; no matter which way people...

Johnny Depp emulates creature in “Transcendence”

Johnny Depp emulates creature in
Elizabeth DeCicco April 22, 2014

Other than portraying a relentless, hilarious pirate, an eccentric barber with shears for hands, or the wonderful Mad Hatter, when will Johnny Depp play the role of a cyber-intelligent god?In the new motion...

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...

Get the job you want with a suitable resume

Get the job you want with a suitable resume
Elizabeth DeCicco March 23, 2014

As graduation approaches for some Sacramento State students, feelings of excitement come near, but the overall fear of the employment world also creeps up. Building a resume is the launch of a career after...

Inspiring imagination to escape everyday struggles

Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) runs to a promising future. (Courtesy Wilson Webb/MCT)
McClatchy Tribune February 26, 2014

With a movie title like “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” it’s not easy to guess what to expect, but it turned out pleasantly surprising, and even inspirational.Walter Mitty, played by Ben Stiller,...

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