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Sac State squirrels generating tweets

Vu Chau

April 22, 2016

A Sacramento State freshman is giving a voice to all squirrels on campus through a Twitter account. @CSUS_Squirrel’s creator, who asked to keep his true identity anonymous to maintain the squirrels' appearance, started the profile in December 2015. “I created the account mainly for the silly...

Social media promotes image

State Hornet Sports

Matthew Green

December 9, 2015

In today’s world where everyone is always connected through social media, it has become useful for athletes to promote themselves through these networks. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube are all tools that can be used to promote an athlete and their team, but if used incor...

The desocialization of social media

The desocialization of social media

Cambrie Sevaaetasi

October 1, 2015

We are more glued to our screens than each other.From birthday wishes to everyday events, nothing is missed on social media. It’s like being there without really being there… or is it?Social media is a market of continual growth. Some of the most popular social mediums out there are Tumblr, Pintrest...

Twitter tackles cyberbullies, and it’s about time

Avery Hulong

December 8, 2014

Twitter recently upped their game against online bullies by making it easier for users to block and report abusive behavior on the popular social networking site.It’s about time.Bullying is an age-old problem, but its form has evolved since our playground days. It is no longer as simple as sneaking away...

Technology committee explains do’s and don’ts of social media

Gregory Allen

November 12, 2014

Sac State’s Academic Information Technology Committee encourages the use of social media, with a few guidelines.To make sure that lecturers, staff members and students do not abuse their social media privileges, the AITC regulates the content. Committee Chair Ronald Coleman says the guidelines were issued t...

Problems with anonymity on campus

Problems with anonymity on campus

Illustration by Eddie Roth

November 10, 2014

The popular Yik Yak application may seem like fun and games on the surface, but some Sacramento State students are becoming concerned with how their peers are using the service.“I’ve seen some really awful stuff on the app,” said junior communication studies major Loren Jones. “I can’t bel...

Debate Team: operation fact check

Marisa Hildebrand - @mareesabrand

October 9, 2014

The Sacramento State debate team will head to Folsom Lake College on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. to fact check for the Ami Bera v. Doug Ose debate.       Students on the debate team, along with some students from the Los Rios Community College School District, will watch the congressional debate live on televisions ...

Technology is replacing face-to-face communication

State Hornet Staff

May 6, 2014

It is such a disappointing sight to see so many people on their phones and computers trolling Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Vine.When technology infiltrated the world of communication, it started phasing out personal connections and created a world based on likes and hashtags. “It is much easier ...

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State Hornet Staff

April 9, 2014

We’ve all indulged in a little internet surfing to laugh at ridiculous memes, but when certain pictures surface cracking jokes about suicide, domestic violence and rape, there needs to be some regulation. Out of all social media sites, Facebook is probably best known for having these types of images, pos...

Living in a technological generation

Jaime Carrillo

November 20, 2013

The telephone, the telegraph and the cotton gin are all incredible feats of human ingenuity that changed the world in their time. They also didn’t receive half the flack smartphones and social media are getting today.When I was casually surfing through Facebook, I found a photo taken from a coffee s...

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