The State Hornet

Religous dietary laws bring clarity

Justyce Mirjanovic

November 10, 2014

Religion is not just about following a set of rules or guidelines. It can provide mental peace for certain individuals and give a feeling of solidarity. It can also boost one’s self-confidence and make them feel like they are a part of something important.Religion is a way to establish oneself or ide...

Sac State considers religious observance

Matthew Malone

October 22, 2014

The Sacramento State Faculty Policies Committee discussed the possibility of a calendar of religious and cultural holidays to help faculty schedule classes with student beliefs in mind, during the committee's Oct. 15 meeting.FPC, which reports to the Faculty Senate, develops and reviews policies in are...

Dumbledore’s Army has new foe to fight

Rachel Rosenbaum

October 1, 2014

The Harry Potter series has sparked die-hard devotees to share fanfiction, of which we have seen some atrocities, but also “authors” who decide they want to re-write it with a different agenda in mind. A recent not-so-fan fiction piece causing a stir is passionate about re-writing the beloved ...

Hobby Lobby bans contraceptives through health care

Erika Bradley

September 3, 2014

Over the summer the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, allowing the religious based company to deny their employees contraceptives through their health care and therefore mixing church and state.If, Hobby Lobby CEO David Greene, believes in Christianity he has the right to do so, but he does ...

People need to pull away from outdated social norms and be more accepting of each other

People need to pull away from outdated social norms and be more accepting of each other

State Hornet Staff

February 25, 2014

Perception is the axis society rotates around. Everything is based on what is “acceptable behavior,” but in practice, people are far from achieving it. People are supposedly equal, yet we fight amongst ourselves over racism, what constitutes marriage, gender roles, individual choices and religion....

Putting science in the forefront of society’s minds

State Hornet Staff

February 4, 2014

From the cars we drive to the cellular phones we use to the food we eat, our society revolves around science.Science is the foundation of modern civilization, yet it is difficult for most of us to grasp the many works and operations of the material world.Preconceived notions of world-views, such as a r...

Religion unites Hornet athletes

Clifton Jones

May 14, 2013

Sacramento State student athletes may be seen as partiers during the off-season, but there is a group of student athletes who are a different type of partiers. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Sac State provides a warm and inviting group for athletes who are new to campus living.The group meets once ...

Bad experiences can turn people away from church forever

Isabel Ward

March 19, 2013

Church can be a place of community and growth, but it can also be a place of spiritual hindrance. Many church members have had their faiths trampled by people in the church who have hurt them and therefore decide to stop attending. Judgment is one of the main reasons people stop attending church. Chur...

Keeping the faith in college is not as hard as it sounds

Isabel Ward

March 5, 2013

Walking on campus may seem like a lonely tread for those of us who are believers. If you’re a person of faith in college today, you have probably experienced the feeling of being alone in your beliefs. This is one of the challenges that people of faith face in a culture where religion is declining...

Sac State is not buying Valentine’s Day

State Hornet Staff

February 13, 2013

Part of the Sac State community seems to think Valentine’s Day has grown into a superficial holiday disguised as a heartfelt celebration. Perhaps a short history lesson could shed some light on the subject. Although the exact origins of Valentine’s Day are still debated, historians and scholars ten...

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