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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...

Students uninformed about campus evacuation plans

Students uninformed about campus evacuation plans

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 extinguish a fire at the levee.This was not the first incident this semester. Four fire alarms have ...

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McComas

September 18, 2014

Weekly Science Matters feature graphic: Mao pf Pacific region shows immense floating plastic trash deposit; what happens to world's plastic output. MCT 200906000000; 13000000; 17000000; ENV; krtenvironment environment; krtweather weather; krtnational national; krtscience science; krtscitech; krtworld ...

Queen Bey doing feminism her way or the highway

Queen Bey doing feminism her way or the highway

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 young girls and women alike. She is most recognized for her singing voice; however, her voice of...

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...

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 say it, they want it.Sacramento State’s Hiraku Sushi recently added bubble tea to its menu, ma...

Johnny Depp emulates creature in “Transcendence”

Johnny Depp emulates creature in “Transcendence”

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 picture, “Transcendence,” Depp evolves from a well-known artificial scientist to an unstoppa...

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