The State Hornet

A campaign against using the R-word encourages students to think before they offend

State Hornet Staff

April 15, 2014

Everyone was taught the phrase “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me,”  but it turns out that this statement is not true. Growing up with a physical disability, I got my fair share of taunting but that word always sticks out to me. “Retarted” was something that,...

Women tear down outdated ideas of beauty by dawning short and sassy hairstyles

State Hornet Staff

March 5, 2014

Hair is an empowering part of being a woman. It is the luscious locks that people are always buzzing about, but things change.Women are cutting their hair and freeing themselves from the traditional idea of what is considered beautiful. It no longer matters if a person has hair flowing down their back or...

Sororities, fraternities fight against stereotypes

Sororities, fraternities fight against stereotypes

Cesar Alexander

November 20, 2013

Karen Carandang, a 21-year-old kinesiology major, was discouraged at first to join her sorority because of the way the media portrays these social groups.But Carandang eventually joined Kappa Psi Epsilon, a Filipino sorority, for its cultural relevance and discovered the benefits went beyond networki...

Overcoming Muslim stereotypes in America

Sacramento State student Mashel Alam prays during Asr, the Islamic afternoon praying session, in the Meditation Room of the University Union on Monday.

Fabian Garcia

May 14, 2013

 The word “Muslim” tends to carry a lot of weight in our post-9/11 western society. When taken out of context, its utterance alone can spark confusion, hostility and fear. Sacramento State students have differing views on the topic. Senior history major David Moyer said his two years fighting in Iraq...

Stereotypes still hurt feminist movement

Natalie Gray

November 29, 2012

As far as we’ve come with women’s rights and the feminist movement, there are still many people holding tight to feminist stereotypes. It’s these people who are adamant about living in the past and continue to oppress women. Traditionally, feminists are stereotyped as man-hating, lesbian, unshav...

Shah’s of Sunset a dangerous stereotype

Chanel Saidi

April 25, 2012

As the first season of Bravo’s new show “Shah’s of Sunset” comes to a close it has accomplished nothing but the promotion of negative stereotypes of the Iranian-American community. The show follows six wealthy, appearance-obsessed Iranian Americans who came to the U.S. after the Iranian revol...

GRAY AREA: College should be a place to share religion freely.

Natalie Gray

March 7, 2012

Part of the college experience is finding and creating oneself, adapting to new cultures and exploring different beliefs. This experience should not include students being badgered for their chosen faith and world views. Los Angeles City College art student Jonathan Lopez’s public speaking professor ...