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Sac State students pledge to end stigma during Mental Health Awareness Week

Sac State students pledge to end stigma during Mental Health Awareness Week

Chris Wong and Shikhar Mohan

October 11, 2019

Monday began Mental Health Awareness Week, a week dedicated to fighting stigma and providing support according to the National Alliance for Mental Illness.  Student Health and Counseling Services, SHCS, at Sacramento State held the Mental Health Unity Pledge on Thursday. According to Lara Falkenstein, a healt...

Dreamer Israel Flores, 24. Born in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

Dreamer Israel Flores, 24. Born in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

October 11, 2019

When Israel Flores graduated high school, college was not an immediate option. Flores did not qualify for financial support from the state. When DACA was put into effect, Flores was able to have his community college fees waived. Raised in Sacramento, Flores is currently a Sac State communications major with a m...

Dreamer Denisse Garcia, 21. Born in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico.

Dreamer Denisse Garcia, 21. Born in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico.

October 11, 2019

When Denisse Garcia heard about Trump’s decision to end DACA, she had a breakdown. Suddenly, the stability Garcia worked so hard toward was in danger. “I realized everything was flipping on me,” Garcia said. “I thought I had my life figured out, then out of nowhere, nothing in my life is sec...

Dreamer Erik Ramirez, 34. Born in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. 

Dreamer Erik Ramirez, 34. Born in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. 

October 11, 2019

Sac State alumnus and DRC program coordinator Erik Ramirez graduated from Lompoc High School before DACA was in place. Ramirez was very involved with his high school, serving as student president of his class and graduating with a 4.3 GPA. Although he received several scholarships, there was no acc...

Comedy show on suicide and depression to be performed at Sac State Thursday

Comedy show on suicide and depression to be performed at Sac State Thursday

Brooke Uhlenhop and Ronaldo Gomez

October 9, 2019

UNIQUE Programs will host comedy show “1 Degree of Separation: A Funny Look at Depression and Suicide” Thursday as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.  Comedian Brad Bonar started the comedy group performing in “1 Degree of Separation” in January with other comedians based in the Sacramen...

‘Nothing in my life is secure’: Sac State DACA recipients speak out

‘Nothing in my life is secure’: Sac State DACA recipients speak out

Kendra L. Rivera

October 9, 2019

Seven years ago, then-President Barack Obama announced an immigration policy that allowed those who were brought to the United States as undocumented children and youth to lawfully stay in the country, under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, program. In 2017, President Donald Trump declared the...

Sac State to pilot new form of data collection on students

Sac State to pilot new form of data collection on students

Max Connor and Jordan Silva-Benham

October 7, 2019

Sacramento State will be the pilot California State University to use a new form of data collection on its students.  Degree Analytics operates through students’ devices that are connected to the school’s wifi in order to track how much time a given student spends in spaces on campus, like the...

EDITORIAL: Sac State must be more transparent about Clery Act Report increases

EDITORIAL: Sac State must be more transparent about Clery Act Report increases

The State Hornet Editorial Board

October 7, 2019

In its most recent Clery Act Report, Sacramento State reported 30 instances of rape at on-campus housing in 2018, up from four instances in 2017.  The increase is staggering. The tepid explanation in the report is not acceptable.   RELATED: Clery Report shows 31 instances of sexual assault at Sac State student housing i...

Sac State crime map for the week of Sept. 30

Sac State crime map for the week of Sept. 30

Dom Vitiello

October 7, 2019

Every week, The State Hornet will compile crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status. In the week of Sept. 30, crime at Sacramento State more than doubled. Vandalism, thefts and hit-and-runs all rose within one week. Additionally, a male subject...

Sac State officials say Clery Report spike due to single individual

Sac State officials say Clery Report spike due to single individual

Max Connor, News editor

October 4, 2019

The results from Sacramento State’s annual Clery Act Report released on Sept. 20 showed that reported incidents of rape increased from four in 2017 to 30 in 2018 but said in the footnotes that there had not been “a significant increase in the number of individuals who had been sexually assaulted...

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