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Paper books are still better than e-books

Shanel Royal

May 15, 2013

Modern technology has resulted in the creation of e-readers, which can keep library shelves full and allow readers access to any book - e-books - in seconds.While e-books are convenient, many people still prefer traditional books. According to a 2012 Pew Internet Research Center study, 67 percent of America...

EDITORIAL: STEM degrees are beneficial for the nation

EDITORIAL: STEM degrees are beneficial for the nation

State Hornet Staff

May 15, 2013

Without scientific research, we would still believe the Earth is flat, the center of the universe and only 6,000 years old. Doctors would not sterilize their hands between handling corpses and performing surgery.The number of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees are not at ...

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...

Technology is distancing us

Technology is distancing us

Samantha Gallegos

November 14, 2012

Connecting through social network sites may be great for staying caught up with distant friends and family, but allowing these sites to impede on time spent interacting with people in person has negative implications. People walk around campus with their eyes fixated on the mobile device in their hands, rather th...

Start your day with a protein-rich breakfast

Start your day with a protein-rich breakfast

McClatchy Tribune

September 19, 2012

Feeling hungry and thinking about food can be very distracting when you’re trying to concentrate in class. According to a study by the University of Kansas Medical Center, skipping breakfast increases brain activity associated with hunger and cravings prior to lunchtime. Eating a breakfast high in prote...

Student Technology Center provides free services for students

Mari Del Angel

April 18, 2012

Sacramento State students have access to free workshops in the Student Technology Center in the Academic Information Resource Center, but many do not take advantage of the workshops. Student Tech Center had 1,601 walk-ins, 116 expert appointments and 467 workshop attendees during last semester. So far thi...

Disconnecting from technology is a must for stress management

Disconnecting from technology is a must for stress management

Ashley Jung

April 5, 2012

While people-watching in the University Union with a couple friends, one might notice people are paying more attention to their phones than to their friends standing next to them.The constant attention phones demand have people putting aside personal time for the convenience of others. People are living ...

Smart classrooms at Sac State incorporate technological teaching methods

Camille Anglo

March 14, 2012

With the advent of smart classrooms at Sacramento State, technology has been incorporated into methods of teaching and changing the way professors instruct their class. Nathan Tharp, Sac State computer technician, said a smart classroom allows the instructor to connect their laptops to teach their class....

Email problems experienced due to password reset

Russell Preston

December 7, 2011

Students and professors at Sacramento State have been encountering issues when accessing their SacLink email in the past couple weeks due to a required password reset. When students try to open their SacCT account using their username and password, they see: "You have entered an incorrect username or p...

Lecture explores new stem cell research

Matt Harrington

May 11, 2011

A lecture about the evolution of stem cell medicine was presented by stem cell expert John Chapman Tuesday night in the University Union. This was the third lecture to be presented by the Center for STEM Excellence this semester. The lecture, “To each his own: How engineers, scientists and doctors are using your own...

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