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Criminal Justice Convocation provides opportunities for students

Katherine Irwin, keynote speaker and professor of sociology at the University of Hawaii, speaks about her father's time in the prison system.

Daisy Aguilar

October 17, 2013

Sacramento State hosted the second annual Criminal Justice Convocation in the University Union ballroom, Tuesday afternoon.More than 200 hundred criminal justice students attended, ready to hear about contemporary justice issues and opportunities in the field.“The reason we put this convocation together for...

Classes with a significant other sound fun, but may not be the best idea

Shanel Royal

April 4, 2013

Taking a class with a boyfriend or girlfriend is a great way to add fun to a relationship. Cooking, dancing and drawing are just some examples of activities couples can do together. Although classes can be fun, there are some that couples should avoid. Taking an academic college course with a signific...

Financial aid is not just for books and supplies anymore

Anthony Nathan

April 3, 2013

Every semester students make major purchases assisting them with their education tuition: laptops, living expenses or even car maintenance are all federally accepted. Extravagant purchases are also made on the government’s dime that the US department of education would not approve of. Tattoos and trips out of s...

EDITORIAL: It’s normal to rate teachers

State Hornet Staff

April 3, 2013

When students register for their classes, it is important for them to know how good the professor for a certain class is, and for that, they have Rate My Professors. The website’s teacher ratings can be very useful for students, but sometimes the negative reviews can be painful for teachers to read, and...

EDITORIAL: Tech class should be General Education requirement

State Hornet Staff

March 13, 2013

As online classes are becoming more prevalent, using a computer proficiently has become a necessary skill for college students. As such, a basic computer literacy class should be a General Education class required for a 4-year degree, with the option to test out of the class. A similar program has alre...

EDITORIAL: Frat houses may not be a good idea

The Theta Chi frat house is one of the many fraternity houses around the UC Davis campus. 

State Hornet Staff

February 27, 2013

Sacramento State has 35 active fraternities and sororities, yet none of those student organizations are allowed to build a house on campus. Due to the rampant alcohol abuse, sexual assault and dangerous hazing rituals that come with frat houses on campus, this is probably for the best. UC Davis, University...

Online classes are the future

Shanel Royal

February 27, 2013

Education plays a key part to society. More and more people are going to college to learn, to get better jobs or to enhance skills for a job they already have. Online classes are a growing part of the education system and are showing no signs of slowing down. Recently, Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a $3...

Sac State teaching credential program sees large number of graduates become coaches

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Joe Davis

December 5, 2012

Greatness does not always have to be an innate quality. In the right environment, greatness is a trait that can be learned. Top-notch coaches and athletes can oftentimes be traced back to a particular lineage. In the NFL, former 49ers head coach Bill Walsh’s coaching tree includes Mike Holmgren, Mike ...

EDITORIAL: Online courses have pros and cons

State Hornet Staff

October 17, 2012

No one is going to argue with online education having its benefits. For one, you don’t have to pay for parking permits – and at $160 per semester, that’s a not-insignificant savings for your pocketbook. Your gas-price worries are limited to how much it takes to get to the grocery store for som...

Running back trio set the tone for Sac State offense

From left: RB No. 21, senior, A.J. Ellis; RB No. 8, junior, Ezekial Graham; and No. 24 (shown as No.16), senior, Sam McCowan.

Ryan Kuh

October 10, 2012

While Sacramento State head coach Marshall Sperbeck might not be a professional poker player, he certainly is holding a set of aces in the backfield.The combination of running backs A.J. Ellis, Sam McCowan and Ezekiel Graham has rushed its way to the top of the Big Sky Conference.This season the trio ...

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