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BREAKING: Fumes in Eureka Hall cause some professors to cancel class

BREAKING: Fumes in Eureka Hall cause some professors to cancel class

Kameron Schmid, Barbara Harvey, and Claire Morgan

September 27, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured, News

The presence of unknown fumes in Eureka Hall resulted in a number of early morning classes being cancelled Wednesday as students became “visibly ill,” according to one professor. The fumes were coming from a seized compressor motor in Eureka Hall, according to a statement from Steve Leland, dire...

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 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...

‘Expiring password’ email is phishing attempt, school says

‘Expiring password’ email is phishing attempt, school says

John Ferrannini

April 24, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured, News

An email claiming to facilitate password updates for My Sac State accounts is really a phishing attempt, according to a campus wide email sent by the Office of Information Security on Monday. The phishing email is circulating among members of the campus community, according to the Office of Informatio...

Official: Kings, City discussing designating Sac State graduation a civic event

Official: Kings, City discussing designating Sac State graduation a civic event

John Ferrannini

March 17, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured, News

The city, the Sacramento Kings and Sacramento State are discussing categorizing May’s graduation ceremonies at Golden 1 Center as a civic event — in a move that would cut in half a roughly $100,000 shortfall the school has in paying for the commencement — according to a city official. Assistant City Manager John Dangberg said in an email ...

Councilman calls for city to waive $50,000 fee for Sac State graduation

Councilman calls for city to waive $50,000 fee for Sac State graduation

John Ferrannini

March 16, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured, News

UPDATE: March 16, 3:19 p.m. — This story has been updated to include comments from Councilman Jeff Harris. Sacramento city councilman Steve Hansen — who represents the district containing the Golden 1 Center — said Thursday that he supports the city waving a $50,000 fee that Sacramento State w...

Excess lead found in several campus water sources

Excess lead found in several campus water sources

Kameron Schmid

January 25, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured, Lead, News

Several water sources on the Sacramento State campus were found to have excess levels of lead, according to a new study, and some water sources still remain untested as the university waits for direction. According to an email from the university, drinking fountains and sinks found to contain exc...

BREAKING NEWS: Student attacked on bike trail near campus

BREAKING NEWS: Student attacked on bike trail near campus

Barbara Harvey

October 13, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Featured, News, Police And Fire

A female student was attacked on the bike trail located near the American River while leaving campus on Thursday morning, police said. Around 11:45 a.m., the student encountered a man riding a bicycle on the bike path located just west of the Howe Ave overpass. The suspect returned on foot and becko...

BREAKING NEWS: Police warn of suspicious man harassing women on campus

BREAKING NEWS: Police warn of suspicious man harassing women on campus

Barbara Harvey

October 13, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Featured, News, Police And Fire

UPDATE — Oct. 13, 7:00 p.m: Sacramento State Police Chief Mark Iwasa told The State Hornet that two of the reported incidents occurred on campus, while three other incidents occurred on streets adjacent to Sac State. Campus police are warning students to be on the lookout for a suspicious man dri...

VIDEO: Man arrested near Union on suspicion of heroin, methamphetamine possession

VIDEO: Man arrested near Union on suspicion of heroin, methamphetamine possession

John Ferrannini

October 1, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Featured, News, Police And Fire

Update: Oct. 10, 11:47 a.m. — The man arrested on Oct. 1 was named Antonio D. Williams, according to a Sacramento State Police Department. Williams was arrested on suspicion of possession of heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana and had a bench warrant. He was booked in Sacramento County main jai...

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