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California State University Sacramento on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015.
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Tuition will increase next year across Cal State campuses. The rise of girls’ flag football at high schools. Celebrating the journeys of centenarians — anyone over 100 years old — in the Sacramento region.
Starting next year, it will cost more to attend a Cal State university. CSU Trustees approved a 6% tuition increase each year, over the next five years. By the time it’s Fall 2028, that amounts to a nearly $2,000 increase in tuition, and came with opposition from students and faculty across the state. There are 23 Cal State campuses, and on its homepage it prides itself as “the nation's most diverse four-year university – ethnically, economically and academically” adding that “students graduate with less (or no) debt.” CapRadio Reporter Janelle Salanga explains the upcoming tuition increase and how the Cal State system got to this point.
Girls' flag football. It’s the buzz on high school campuses all over California these days. The newly-sanctioned sport has become so popular so quickly, that coaches have more girls signing up than they have room for on their teams. On Insight, we’ll explore the explosive growth of girls flag football with Will DeBoard, Assistant Commissioner with the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section and Varsity Flag Football Coach, Melissa Triebwasser, of Sacramento’s St. Francis High School and learn how the game is similar yet also very different from the boys version. We’ll also find out why it means so much to the players and their coaches to be able to take the field in this historically male-dominated sport.
The fountain of youth may be found in Carmichael. The Eskaton Village is throwing a big celebration this week in honor of the more than 50 centenarians that live across its various communities. But you don’t need to live there to celebrate. Nicole Zamora, Director of Fund Development at Eskaton, and centenarian Marian Stonesifer joins us to talk about this Friday’s event, plus get some real-life advice on how to live a long and healthy life.
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