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Members of The State Hornet staff went around campus to find the latest in fall fashion. Q: What is your ideal outfit for fall? A: “A dress with leggings, boots, and a belt. I always wear leggings in fall.” Q: Favorite clothing item? A: “Dresses.” Q: What is on your fall shopping list? A: “Boots. I need some more boots.” Q: Favorite place to shop? A: “Forever 21.” Q: Favorite celebrity style icon? A: “Rihanna.” Q: Do you look for quality or price when you get clothes? A: “I just look for the styles.”

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Q: How would you describe your fashion sense? A: “Casual comfy, but still with some style. Not sweats or anything.” Q: What clothing item could you not live without? A: “Flip flops.” Q: What is on your fall shopping list? A: “Scarves and hats.” Q: What is your basic fall outfit? A: “Jeans, quarter-sleeve or long-sleeve tanks, scarves, and hats.” Q: Favorite place to shop? A: “Aeropostale or American Eagle.”

Ashley Stevenson Q: How would you describe your style? A: “It’s classic. I like black and white, so that is why I always wear black and white. I don’t like bright colors. I like neutral colors like black, brown, and all that.” Q: What do you think will be in fashion this fall? A: “A lot of pea coats. I think that is in fashion. Boots and handbags. Handbags are in fashion. No more backpacks. It’s handbags.” Q: Favorite place to shop? A: “Forever 21.” Q: Favorite celebrity style icon? A: “Kim Kardashian.” Q: What trends do you see around campus that you dislike? A: “The bright colors.”

Gregory Stephens Jr. Question: What clothing item could you not live without? Answer: “I’d have to say my shoes. I have so many pairs of shoes. I’m kind of like a woman.” Q: What do you think will be popular this fall? A: “It’s about the tank tops and shorts. Not too much, not too short. Really casual. And Hats. Hats are definitely in.”

To find a similar shirt to Stephens’ visit:, $15 to $20, $29.50

Pooja Singh

To find a similar purse to Singh’s visit:, Juniors section $28, $50

Photos by Nallelie Vega and Kristen Smith, reporting by Miranda Marsalla State Hornet

Shopping at local farmer’s markets By Vanessa garibaldi

Shopping at farmer’s markets in the Sacramento area can be an inexpensive alternative to buying food from grocery stores. Farmer’s markets are known for selling locally grown products, such as freshly picked shady lady, Roma, or cherry tomatoes for $1 per pound, yellow or white corn for 25 cents an ear, and 30 free-range eggs for $4. Farmer’s markets sell a wide range of fruits and vegetables, including melons, nectarines, plums, pears, beets and chard. In order to save money while shopping at the farmer’s market, Garrett McCord, a graduate student in English, said that students should know what is in season, to plan ahead and to set a budget. Buying produce seasonally is the only option at the farmer’s market, which means it will not always have everything the costumer is looking for.

McCord, who tells consumers that now is the time to purchase fresh peanuts, suggests that those shopping at the market should buy what is in season. “Do not to replace something that is in season. Simply try making something new and appreciate that dish for what it is,” McCord said. “If you want to make fresh tomato salsa in the middle of January, I would suggest making hummus or kiwi salsa instead.” McCord has a friend who mixes kiwis and dried peppers for a fresh version of salsa made from seasonal ingredients in the middle of January. McCord, who went to the Sacramento Central Farmer’s Market on a Sunday, purchased a good amount of produce at an affordable price. “With $12 today (Sunday), I bought four ears of corn, sweet peppers, eggplants, oyster mushrooms, lemon grass, grapes, several apples, and a large bag of green beans,” McCord said. “This will feed

me for a week and maybe into next.” McCord also took part in a cultural exchange while purchasing raw peanuts at the Sunday farmer’s market on 5th and Broadway. “A Hmong couple was telling me how to cook the peanuts. An Indian woman, who did not speak English, was showing me the difference between good and bad peanuts, and a man from the south was telling me how to spice them,” he said. McCord said his cultural exchange was a unique experience and he learned more about peanuts than he intended. Farmers at the markets are available to give suggestions and help customers choose the produce with the best quality. Stephen Martinelli, a farmer from Hood, Calif., suggests choosing the best quality melon by smelling for a sweet scent, looking for a nice ear of corn by pulling back the husk, and choosing firm fruit because it lasts longer.

Britt Floyd, owner of Britt’s Honey, said buying locally gives customers an opportunity to meet the people who produce their food. If customers have a question or a problem about their produce, they will then know who to ask. Consumers can ask farmers questions, such as when the high stack of apples were picked, when the tomatoes were taken off the vine before their purchase, and when their honey was canned. Floyd’s sells honey at the Sacramento Central Farmer’s Market on Sunday mornings. Floyd said all his products have his address and phone number on them. He said that by giving his contact information, he keeps his products like the original United States Department of Agriculture standard where the food is traceable from the farmer to the consumer’s table. The Sacramento Central Farmer’s Market on W and 8th streets sells produce that is in season, as well as herb plants,

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Heaps of green and red grapes attract more than the average consumer at the Florin Road farmer’s market. honey, flowers and animal products, including natural beef, chicken, pork and eggs. Another stand at the Sacramento Central farmer’s market

is Rob Montgomery’s Rob’s Natural Produce. Montgomery’s 10-acre farm is in Durham, see Market | page B3


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Henry Rollins to give Free tutoring offered lecture in the Union By robyn barnes

By Cole Mayer Henry Rollins, the iconic former frontman of the punk-rock band Black Flag, who will be performing at Sacramento State on Thursday, tried college and decided it wasn’t for him. Rollins worked in a HaagenDazs store after dropping out of school in the 1980s. He went to concerts in his free time, often as a roadie. Eventually, he convinced bands to let him sing in their acts. “I started out in music through the idea of punk-rock where you could potentially just get up there and let it rip and not have to be Eric Clapton or something,” Rollins said. “In high school, it never once occurred to me that I would be in a band.” Rollins said a band in his neighborhood needed a singer as Lyle Preslar left the band to join Minor Threat. “I joined them and that was (State of Alert),” Rollins said. “We were not very good but we had a good time and I learned a lot.” State of Alert, the local punk rock band Rollins joined, did not last long, recording only a single extended play with not enough material to make an album. By the time the band dissolved, Rollins had been exchanging letters with Chuck Dukowski, the bassist of Black Flag. Dez Caldena, Black Flag’s frontman, intended to switch to guitar rather than sing and eventually hired Rollins to do vocals. “Black Flag was already very established when I joined them, so a lot of the work to get them where they were had already been done,” Rollins said. “I learned a lot in that time as well.” By the time Black Flag broke up in 1986, Rollins had gotten into spoken word and poetry, performing onstage during shows. “I have been onstage talk-

ing since 1983,” Rollins said. “I started taking part in poetry readings and it grew into just me onstage with no paper to read, just me telling stories and what-not.” In 1987, he released his second CD of spoken-word and two solo punk rock EPs. That same year, The Rollins Band was born. “The Rollins Band was all about what I had learned and become in the years previous,” Rollins said. The Rollins Band lasted until 2003, with a short reunion in 2006. Rollins has appeared on TV numerous times. He worked on documentaries for the Independent Film Channel from 2005 to 2008, having two shows of his own. The shows were “Henry’s Film Corner,” where he reviewed movies, and “The Henry Rollins Show,” a talk show. Alexandra Poggione, junior English major, is looking forward to seeing Rollins due to his TV presence. “I’ve seen what he’s done on TV- some of his documentaries, so it’s cool he’s coming to campus. I like that he’s moved into spoken work and poetry. I like that better than punk rock,” Poggione said. “I’m actually glad he’s not doing music. I’d prefer to just listen to his stories.” Rollins hosted his own radio show, Harmony in My Head, every Monday on Los Angeles’ Indie 103.1 until the station went off the air earlier this year. In March, Rollins began another radio show on Santa Monica’s KCRW 89.9 FM, titled Henry Rollins. Rollins is also a human rights activist, campaigning especially for gay rights. “For me, homophobia is the height of human ignorance, right up there with racism,” Rollins said. “It is so alarmingly ignorant that I can’t believe we even have to have the conversations that we do in this country.

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Henry Rollins, a former singer of Black Flag and the Rollins Band. There were gay cave men, gay Vikings,” Rollins said. “Just get over it.” John Yadollahi, junior speech pathology and audiology major, believes it is important for someone with Rollin’s status as a celebrity and his support of gay rights to speak on campus. “It’s important to embellish that part of student life,” Yadollahi said. “It usually gets shoved under the rug.” Rollins has also worked with different orphanages in Los Angeles and has helped in various fundraisers. He has also worked with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, a program to improve the lives of recent veterans, and the United Service Organizations, where Rollins visits armed forces overseas to provide entertainment and boost morale. “I have been all over the world with the USO. Its been a very eye-opening experience to say the least,” Rollins said. “I think it’s a good thing to get out of yourself and do something for someone else. I do more of it the older I get.” Rollins will be lecturing about his recent travels abroad and performing spoken word from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday in the University Union Ballroom. There is no cost to attend.

Figuring out how to plan and organize an essay can be difficult, but with support from the University Writing Center, many may realize that the writing process is not so stressful after all. At Sacramento State, the writing center located in Calaveras Hall offers free tutoring to graduate and undergraduate students. Students can drop in at the writing center and get help on all parts of the writing process. “We all need another set of eyes, and that’s what the writing center can provide,” said Elizabeth Geisser, English composition major and tutor at the center. Geisser said students can schedule tutoring appointments

or drop in for help. Geisser said seeing students struggle at the writing center is enlightening because each person varies in his or her struggles. “I really believe in the power of the writing center and students teaching students,” Geisser said. David Madden, professor of English, said the Writing Center is a good resource for students and is pleased with the services the center offers. When Madden taught introductory composition, he noticed many students needed additional help that he could not provide. He then suggested they visit the Writing Center for free tutoring. Some students who know about the center believe it is a helpful resource that the campus provides. John Clymer, freshman gov-

ernment major, said he knew about the writing center and that he was interested in going in for help. Crescensio Estrada, senior economics major, who once had a lab held at the writing center, said he left the center feeling more informed than before. “I developed my creative writing style while in the lab,” Estrada said. “I could see how (the University Writing Center) is beneficial to students. There they can learn to develop skills in writing.” Students who need help with writing assignments in any class can visit the Writing Center. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday in Calaveras Hall, Room 128. The center also offers additional hours from 6-9 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 6 -8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the library.


Staying fit can be fun By amber wertman Students thinking of joining a new club should take a swing with the members of the Tennis

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Jonathan Jonas from the Tennis Club practices at Sac State on Sept. 10.

Club. Two students, Kristy Lyons and James Wilson, who simply wanted a reason to play tennis more often, decided to reestablish the Tennis Club last fall. Lyons said that the club was disbanded in 2006 because the president at the time could no longer keep it running. Lyons, senior family and consumer science major and club president, said there is no requirement to join and that the club has all levels of players. “You can come out whenever you want. It’s when you have time and it’s based on your schedule,” she said. “If you can’t come out this semester, great, come back next semester. It’s just for fun.” A normal club meeting consists of tournament discussion, practice time, fundraisers and other miscellaneous updates. Club member Lauren Robinson, sophomore international business major, said she played tennis all throughout high

school and wanted to continue playing in college. “Sac State’s tennis team is really competitive and hard to get on so I wanted to try something a little bit more laid back,” she said. “(The club) gives me a chance to be active when I don’t really want to be. I also get to go out and meet some cool people when I play.” The club meets 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the campus’ tennis courts, 8:30 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays at McKinley Park, and 10 a.m. to noon on Fridays at the tennis courts. Jonathan Jonas, sophomore English and anthropology major, said the club is for anyone who has a love for tennis. Lyons said students who are interested in joining the club can show up to a practice where an officer will be available to answer questions. Those who are interested in joining can e-mail the club at

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Teach for America, two alumni experiences by amber wertman Teach For America, a program that seeks college graduates to teach in low-income communities, urges seniors to make a difference. The program has become one of the nation’s largest providers of teachers for low-income communities, according to Teach For America’s official website. California State Recruitment Director MacKenzie Mortiz said Teach For America opens other doors for teachers once they complete the two-year commitment. “Teach For America gives teachers the opportunity to give back without putting your career plans off-track,” Mortiz said. “So, actually 60 percent of the people that teach for Teach for America end up staying in education, but some decide to go pursue careers in business and medicine and law in which we have partnerships with.” The program is a two-year

commitment in which the teacher is placed in one of the 35 low-income regions across the nation. Mortiz said these teachers are also able to earn their master’s degree in education while teaching full-time. Mortiz said students need only three things to be eligible to apply to the program. This includes a bachelor’s degree at the end of the year that he or she is applying for, at least a 2.5 grade point average and United States citizenship. Mortiz also said there are a few financial benefits for joining Teach For America. “Teach For America teachers start out making the same starting salaries as any other starting out teacher in one of the 35 cities we work in,” he said. “Additionally, during their two years of teaching, their federal loans get put on hold so that you don’t have to make any payments and your interest doesn’t go up.” One Sacramento State graduate and current 2009 corps member, Miguel Cervantes, is

in the program and has recently started teaching at Hamilton Elementary Middle School in Baltimore, Md. Cervantes, former Associated Students, Inc., president at Sac State who majored in government, now teaches kindergarten. “I decided to join the corps because I believe that everyone, no matter their status or background, should have access to a quality education,” he said. “And everyone should have the opportunity to be in a class where their teacher believes they can achieve success in life regardless of their past.” Cervantes said the chance to close the achievement gap and make a fundamental difference in a student’s life was too good to pass up. Cervantes said the program has expanded his personal growth and has helped his leadership skills thrive. “I would definitely recommend this program to other students,” he said. “It’s very self-rewarding in the sense that

when you help someone you can really see the difference.” The Teach For America program, however, isn’t for everyone. One Sac State graduate said he was made to feel he wasn’t cut out for the program. Felix Barba, a former ASI officer who is currently a graduate student at Drexel University, was accepted into the program in March 2009 and then resigned. “I felt like I didn’t get the support I was looking for. I felt like the emphasis was on weeding you out and if you couldn’t hang then the program isn’t for you,” he said. “The recruitment process was lengthy as well.” Barba said he was accepted into the program without really knowing what he was getting himself into. “I was put into the lower elementary portion, and I wanted to do more high school teaching,” he said. Barba said some of the information at Teach For America is misleading. “Only a third of the teachers

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Miguel Cervantes, who is in the program, now teaches at Hamilton Elementary Middle School in Maryland. achieve (leadership) gains that the program prides themselves on, and they told us that on the last day of the orientation,” he said. “It felt more like boot camp for me.” Even though he had a bad experience at Teach For America, Barba said he would

still recommend the program to other students who are thinking about joining. Seniors thinking of applying to the program can visit www. The first deadline to apply is by Friday with your cover letter and resume.

Adviser is recognized Market: Fresh and local by katrina tupper Editor’s Note: Holly Heyser is the adviser of The State Hornet. We have written this story to honor Heyser for receiving the Artemis Award and to let students know what a professional journalist in residence is. Holly Heyser, a professional journalist in residence at Sacramento State, blogger, wetland conservationist and hunter, has been named the recipient of the Artemis Award, granted by the California Waterfowl Association. Heyser, who is the faculty adviser to The State Hornet newspaper, said that her title encompasses three jobs, including teaching classes, advising students, and dealing with business matters. Heyser said a professional journalist in residence is someone who is adept in the journalism field and who is available to advise students when needed. The California Waterfowl Association’s mission is to unite waterfowl hunters and to maintain the wetlands in which these waterfowl live. Waterfowl are water birds such as ducks and geese. Sarah Swenty, public relations

coordinator at Cal Waterfowl, said the Artemis Award recognizes women’s contributions to the waterfowl wetlands and all that it entails. Heyser said the Artemis Award is gender-specific because women encounter many obstacles in hunting due to its male-dominant participation. She said that the lack of women’s hunting gear in local stores is a clear indicator of the barriers that still remain, and that most female hunters are forced to buy their clothing online. Heyser said not being able to try the clothing on can always be risky. Because of this, Heyser writes women’s hunting clothing reviews in her blog. Heyser said that her blog is mostly dedicated to sharing experiences and feelings towards hunting. Heyser, who has been seen as a voice for hunters, also writes and photographs for the Cal Waterfowl magazine and has helped to set up a branch of Cal Waterfowl at Sac State. “Holly is an incredible voice in the world of hunting for both the non-hunter and the hunter. She reaches out to both and she helps each side to understand where the other is coming from,” Swenty said. Bob McLandress, president

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Holly Heyser (right), professional journalist in residence, is an avid hunter who has received the Artemis Award.

of Cal Waterfowl, said he is excited that Heyser has taken on hunting. “She’s able to put into words some of the things that we learned (while) hunting as children that we didn’t really think about,” McLandress said. Heyser, who feels very comfortable being a part of Cal Waterfowl, said it is a group of kindred spirits and friends. “They are all very focused on conservation of the species as a whole. They’re just good people who have the same ethic on hunting as myself. It’s not just a hunting group where we all get together, wear camo and shoot things. There is a lot of time and money coming from the organization that is put into habitat restoration and preservation,” she said. Heyser said hunting is hiking with a purpose. “In the process of looking for game, you suddenly get tuned into everything around you. The only difference is that hunting makes you a participant, which makes me feel like what I am - a part of this planet and a part of nature,” she said. Heyser describes herself as an unusual ambassador. “I’m female, I started hunting at age 41, I’m a lifelong journalist, which is considered a liberal anti-hunting profession, and I now teach at a university, which is considered even more liberal and anti-hunting.” Todd Wilson, editor in chief of The State Hornet who works alongside Heyser, not only believes she is more than deserving of the award, but also thinks Heyser is perfect for her job. “She is fanatical about that stuff. She will not let herself do a bad job at anything.” Wilson said. “This is my second time through a university, so I’ve worked with many professors. I have never had a better mentor than Holly Heyser.”

Continued | page B1 Calif., 10 miles south of Chico. His farm is entirely pesticidefree and organic. On Sept. 6, Rob’s stand had several eggplants, baskets of flashy red tomatoes for $2, a bundle of deep purple string beans for $1, and more. During the spring, customers can buy a 5-ounce bag of fresh mixed green lettuce for $3. Veah Keyes, employee of Montgomery farms, said that Montgomery harvests the farm

the day before he comes to the market. “You cannot get much fresher than that,” Keyes said. Before shopping and working at the farmer’s market, Keyes could not afford organic foods at the supermarket because of the high prices. Now she can afford to buy what her family needs each week. One farmer’s market customer, Mary Lempke, said she shops at the farmer’s market because it is the best. “You can find the freshest and

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Xochiti Bavtisha passes out samples of freshly picked peaches at the farmer’s market on Florin Road.

biggest variety of foods in the Sacramento area,” Lempke said. If going to one of the Sacramento markets is not convenient, there are other options for local and fresh produce. Farm Fresh to You, which is an organic farm, delivers fresh produce from Capay Valley and surrounding farms straight to a student’s doorstep. Moyra Barsotti, sales manager of Farm Fresh to You, said their services are flexible and that students can get weekly or monthly deliveries. Barsotti said there are no upfront fees for deliveries and that it is not a problem if students want their delivery to be put on hold. Customers can choose all fruit, all vegetables, or a variety and have the freedom to customize their box of produce based on what they like or do not like. There are box sizes from small to large, beginning at $23. Since the box has a variety of vegetables, Farm Fresh to You includes “Farm News,” which gives consumers recipes for a couple of items included in the box. Much like shopping at the farmer’s market, students can be selective about what they eat when purchasing produce from Farm Fresh to You.

Farmer’s markets in the Sacramento area Tuesday: Roosevelt Park May to October 9th and P Street 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wednesday: Caesar Chavez May to October 10th and J Street 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday: Sunrise Mall Year Long 6041 Sunrise Mall 8 a.m. to noon

Sunday: Sacramento Central Open year round W and 8th Street 8 a.m. to noon

Thursday: Florin Road Light Rail Year Long Florin Road and 29th Street 7 to 11 a.m. Farm Fresh To You www.farmfreshtoyou. com 800 796 6009

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