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GALLERY: Sac State activists protest DACA decision

GALLERY: Sac State activists protest DACA decision

Claire Morgan

September 6, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Featured, News, Trump

(Click through slide show for more photos from the event) The Trump administration formally announced its plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program early Tuesday morning, which inspired protests on and off campus led by a group of Sac State students. DACA provi...

Sac State baseball sweeps final home series, celebrates Senior Day

Sac State baseball sweeps final home series, celebrates Senior Day

Kameron Schmid

May 21, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured, Sports

Sacramento State’s baseball team beat the UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros 8-6 Saturday to complete a three-game sweep in its last home series, the second series sweep of the Hornets season. Sac State (28-27, 12-12 Western Athletic Conference) locked itself in as the No. 3 seed in next week’s Wes...

Sounds of Studying: A State Hornet finals playlist

Sounds of Studying: A State Hornet finals playlist

Kameron Schmid

May 16, 2017


Filed under Culture, Featured, Music

Lanea Florence:  Mrs. Dalloway: II. Mrs Dalloway: In The Garden by Max Richter “Really, anything by Max Richter is my go to music for studying. There are no lyrics so I don’t get distracted and his music is a mix between classical music and white noise which is calming and provides good backgroun...

Top 5 stories of the year

Top 5 stories of the year

Kameron Schmid

May 10, 2017


Filed under Featured, News

By Kameron Schmid and John Ferrannini As the 2016-17 academic year comes to a close, we looked at our online analytics to find out what stories our readers were most interested in this year. It has been a turbulent time on America’s college campuses — Sacramento State being no exception. Donald...

Sac State releases drinking water lead contamination results

Sac State releases drinking water lead contamination results

Kameron Schmid

May 8, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured, Lead, News

UPDATE: May 9 at 1:44 p.m. — This story has been updated to include new comments from Steve Leland, the university's director of environmental health and safety, and information on an open forum to be held on May 15 about the lead contamination results. After the results of a comprehensive test of the drinkin...

Dozens of water sources shut off as lead testing concludes

Dozens of water sources shut off as lead testing concludes

Kameron Schmid

May 2, 2017


Filed under Featured, Lead, News

Testing of all of Sacramento State's drinking water sources for lead contamination is completely finished, and full release of the results will be available in a couple of weeks, according to Steve Leland, the director of environmental health and safety. Currently, 46 sources that tested above the...

Lead testing results put on hold

Lead testing results put on hold

Kameron Schmid

April 19, 2017


Filed under Featured, Lead, News

Results of the comprehensive testing of Sacramento State’s drinking water sources for lead contamination will come in May, not April, because of multiple factors, said an official involved in the testing process. According to Steve Leland, the director of environmental health and safety, most of...

Missing Sac State graduate found dead from gunshot wound

Missing Sac State graduate found dead from gunshot wound

Kameron Schmid

April 14, 2017


Filed under Alumni News, Featured, News

Missing Sacramento State alumna Janet Mejia was found dead from a gunshot wound in South Placer County Thursday. Her body was discovered around 7 p.m. Thursday off the road near the intersection of Watt Avenue and Dyer Lane in Placer County, according to a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department press re...

Lead contamination testing wrapping up in April

Lead contamination testing wrapping up in April

Kameron Schmid

March 30, 2017


Filed under Featured, Lead, News

The second comprehensive test for lead contamination in Sacramento State’s drinking water sources is underway and should be completed in April, according to school officials. The current round of testing is being done by California Industrial Hygiene Services, or CIH Services, a certified industrial h...

Sac State splits conference-opening doubleheader against Weber State

Sac State splits conference-opening doubleheader against Weber State

Kameron Schmid

March 25, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

After Friday’s rainout, Sacramento State’s softball team got some extra work in, going 17 innings over two games against Weber State in Saturday’s doubleheader, which the two teams split 1-1. The first game was a 10-inning 3-2 win for the Weber State Wildcats (17-11-1, 1-1 Big Sky Conference)...

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