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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...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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