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Video: An inside look at Sac State’s new $91 million science complex

Video: An inside look at Sac State’s new $91 million science complex

Kelly Kiernan, Video editor

August 21, 2019

The Ernest E. Tschannen Science Complex is nearly complete. With less than a week left before the semester starts, last minute adjustments are being made to the new $91 million complex. “We have a week to finish this off and be ready for classes and we’re absolutely going to be ready,” Lisa Hammersley...

No island getaway: Police nab suspect after American River swim

No island getaway: Police nab suspect after American River swim

Cory Jaynes and Jordan Silva-Benham

August 20, 2019

A suspected felon drew crowds along the Guy West Bridge and the American River Tuesday morning as he attempted to escape police by swimming downstream. According to Anita Fitzhugh, Sacramento State public information officer, the suspect was casing bicycles Tuesday morning when the Sacramento State ...

CSU receives $6 million to fund summer financial aid

CSU receives $6 million to fund summer financial aid

Cory Jaynes, Managing editor

August 7, 2019

California State University system students will have the option to apply for summer financial aid after the system was allotted $6 million to fund financial aid for summer classes in 2020 and 2021. Included in the 2019-2020 California state budget signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on July 1, this is the first time the state will fund financial aid for summer courses, according to ...

Burger King fourth Sac State restaurant to close since May

Burger King fourth Sac State restaurant to close since May

Mitchel Bobo and Dom Vitiello

July 22, 2019

Sacramento State’s University Union announced via Instagram that the campus Burger King would be closing its doors for good, marking the fourth on-campus restaurant closure since May. Burger King has held a campus presence since 1984, according to a sign still on display in the University Union....

Former Sac State lecturer charged in decades-old violent sex crimes

Former Sac State lecturer charged in decades-old violent sex crimes

Jordan Silva-Benham, News editor

July 8, 2019

A Sacramento State alumnus and former lecturer was charged with three counts of rape from the early ‘90s following California’s first ever “placeholder arrest warrant” using only DNA evidence, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney.  On July 1, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert...

Hundreds gather at Sac State vigil honoring slain police officer

Hundreds gather at Sac State vigil honoring slain police officer

Jordan Silva-Benham

June 24, 2019

Hundreds of law enforcement officers, community members and students gathered at Sacramento State for a vigil Sunday evening to honor fallen alumna and Sacramento Police officer Tara O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan was shot and killed Wednesday after responding to a domestic violence call in North Sacramento. The vigil began with local law enforcement officers walking to the ...

26-year-old police officer killed in North Sacramento was Sac State alumna

26-year-old police officer killed in North Sacramento was Sac State alumna

Margherita Beale and Cory Jaynes

June 20, 2019

Tara O’Sullivan, a 26-year-old Sacramento State alumna and Sacramento Police Department officer, was shot and killed Wednesday night while on a domestic disturbance call in North Sacramento. O’Sullivan was shot by an “AR-15 style rifle” just after 6 p.m. while helping a woman collect her bel...

Sac State baseball team finishes regular season with 33-22 record

Sac State baseball team finishes regular season with 33-22 record

Shaun Holkko

May 22, 2019

The Sacramento State baseball team enter the 2019 Western Athletic Conference tournament Wednesday for the eighth straight season under head coach Reggie Christiansen, seeking the team’s third conference title. The Hornets now prepare for their eighth straight appearance in the WAC tournament. Si...

William Molina awarded honorary degree posthumously at Sac State commencement

William Molina awarded honorary degree posthumously at Sac State commencement

Mitchel Bobo

May 19, 2019

Sacramento State student William Molina was awarded a degree posthumously during Saturday’s commencement for the university’s College of Business Administration. Molina died on April 12 after being wounded in a pellet gun shooting at an “off campus gathering”, at Lycoming Court. The property houses some m...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Black student athletes’ fight for social justice in Sac State athletics

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Black student athletes’ fight for social justice in Sac State athletics

Milan Cabebe

May 17, 2019

In 1969, Sacramento State basketball players voiced their grievances against the university's athletics department at a public press conference held on campus after experiencing prejudice and discrimination while on the team. The team was coached by Jack Heron at the time. The disagreement on his ha...

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