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Teen profanity illustration

Teen profanity illustration

McClatchy Tribune courtesy photo

May 6, 2014

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Voter abstinence illustration

Hollingsworth

April 28, 2014

300 dpi Dean Hollingsworth color illustration of two voters: one casts paper vote into ballot box, the other has arms folded and back turned to the voting process. The Dallas Morning News 2008abstinence illustration not ballot box turnout undecided registration registered voting count ignore ignoring democracy ...

Throwback Valentine’s Day Playlist

Throwback Valentine’s Day Playlist

McClatchy Tribune

February 12, 2014

Throwback Valentine’s Day PlaylistArtist: Faith HillSong: “The Way You Love Me”Released: 2000Artist: Lauryn HillSong: “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You”Released: 1998Artist: SelenaSong: “I Could Fall In Love”Released: 1995Artist: Michael JacksonSong: “The Way You Make Me Feel”Released: 1987Artist: Goo...

Vaughn delivers in latest movie

Vaughn delivers in latest movie

McClatchy Tribune

December 4, 2013

A lot of people can not fathom having one kid but imagine finding out you are the biological parent of more than 500 children.Actor Vince Vaughn (“The Internship” 2013, “The Watch” 2012, “Wedding Crashers” 2005), plays David Wozniak in Director Ken Scott’s dramatic comedy “Delivery Man...

Staff Picks: Songs to love and share

Staff Picks: Songs to love and share

Reporting Anisca Miles

September 24, 2013

This week the State Hornet Arts section has enlisted the help of writers for input on a list of three songs that they love right now and want to share with others. The expectation is to inspire people to find these songs and listen away. With a well-rounded section, someone is bound to love at least one...

What the Heck?

What the Heck?

James Heck

December 5, 2012

Walk into any sporting-goods store and you will see several displays of running shoes of every size, color, shape and brand. Some running shoes are designed with gel pockets in the heel to offer exceptional cushioning. Others are designed with stability and motion control in mind for runners who over-pronate – when the foot rolls inward when striking the ground, potentially damaging the feet, ankles, lower legs and lower back. The new craze on the running shoe market is minimalist shoes, and more specifically, barefoot running shoes. We have all seen that person walking around public with aquatic-looking toe-shoes. Barefoot running shoes are designed to mimic the attributes of walking or working out barefoot. Besides looking ridiculous, these shoes are supposed to encourage a mid-foot or forefoot strike with each stride. Because traditional running shoes often contain extra cushion in the heel, runners have a tendency to heel-strike with each stride. There have been many studies and research with opposing arguments against whether or not the way the foot strikes the ground with each stride can have harmful effects on the body. Even with the debate on running shoes, some runners decide to run completely natural – barefoot. I am not a historian, but I assume running barefoot has been around since the beginning of mankind. Whether or not you are a runner, you have probably at one point run barefoot before, regardless of the distance. Whether running barefoot on the sand at the beach or through the grass at a park, running barefoot gives us the sense of freedom. Wearing shoes creates a separation from our bodies and nature – we cannot feel the earth. Aside from the aesthetic feel, I have also noticed I naturally run on my forefoot when I run barefoot, and when I land on my heel, it hurts. Despite the opposing viewpoints of the effects of heel-striking, perhaps the studies are onto something. Although barefoot running is growing in popularity, it is still something the majority of the running community does not engage in. For starters, if you run barefoot, you are bound to come across different environments and terrains. Glass, sharp rocks, sticks, and thorns do not sound very inviting to the feet. Hot pavement could also cause blisters and pain and cold temperatures could make dsurfaces slippery. I have been running for more than 10 years and have only ever seen one barefoot runner. Granted, she was racing on a track, but it still amazed me. I have run very short distances barefoot, but I do not think I would try to run a marathon barefoot. Although I think the barefoot running and minimalist shoe craze is interesting, I still think it is a fad. It is something unusual in our society, so some people will think it is cool. For now, I will stick to my running shoes. I do not feel like stepping on a rusty nail any time soon. James Heck can be reached at jmh479@saclink.csus.edu.

Recruiting process brings scholarship opportunities

Joe Davis

October 9, 2012

To the novice fan, building a powerhouse football program may seem simple. The thought is recruiters need to go out and get the best players in the country, hand out a scholarship and bang, Sacramento State national championships will come rolling in. The truth is, it is not that easy. There are many factors...

Wii U just an update

Wii U just an update

Nathan Mendelowitz

September 18, 2012

With the always changing environment in the video game world, it’s no surprise to see a new console being released this holiday season. However, the Wii U, which gaming giant Nintendo is releasing, is nothing more than a glorified Wii not worth the time and money of gamers and shows a growing trend o...

Water polo program absent as school neglects current pool

State Hornet Staff

September 18, 2012

When Sacramento State students think of the aquatics program, they often picture the rowing team floating down the American river in perfect unison or the fun summer days spent at the university’s aquatic center at Lake Natomas; popular water sports such as swimming, diving and water polo are widely ...

Deep kiss illustration

Courtesy of McClatchy Tribune

August 31, 2011

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