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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


(L-R) Nataly Andrade-Dominguez, Laura De la Garza Garcia, Lexa Estrella and Salma Pacheco are four out of five ASI board members that are of hispanic descent. The women hope to be role models to other young women through their leadership role at Sac State. (Graphic created on Canva by Alexis Hunt and Mercy Sosa)

Today’s student voice, tomorrow’s role models

Stacy Hanson October 2, 2022
“To be able to showcase that women of color can represent and can be that voice is beautiful”: ASI executive board discusses representation of Hispanic culture.
(L-R) Jessica Rosenberg, Gabriella Einaga, MaryAnne Goodman, Yumi Kitade and Christy Bartlett from the Urasenke Foundation San Francisco inside the Sacramento State Sokiku Nakatani Tea Room located inside the University Library on Thursday, Sept.29, 2022. Tea gatherings are held throughout the semester and provide students the opportunity to learn about Urasenke Tradition Tea.

The Way of Tea: Sac State students gather for traditional Japanese ceremony

Elizabeth Meza September 30, 2022
Curious about the tea garden and room on campus? Learn what it’s used for here:
(L-R) Christopher Towler, Rose Soza War Soldier, Timothy Fong and Secretary of State Shirley Weber were sitting in Hinde Auditorium on Sept. 28, 2022 during the Voting Rights Town Hall. The panel discussed topics such as the history of voting and the importance of understanding voting as not only a right, but a responsibility.

Secretary of State educates students on voter suppression

Justine Chahal September 29, 2022
The dangers of voter suppression. Secretary of State Shirley Weber visits the university to spread information on voting and encourage students to cast their ballots.
Fourth-year exercise science major Natallie Melgoza (left) and  fourth-year pre-medicine major Paola Garcia (right) pose by the Sac State library on Sept. 20, 2022. The two women are the founders of the Girl Gains chapter at Sac State.

Sac State club empowers female strength in the gym

Jacob Peterson September 29, 2022
Sac State’s Girl Gains chapter is helping women feel empowered in and out of the gym
Pride Center coordinator Tranh Pham (middle right) and other students at the Pride Center on Tuesday, Sept 20, 2022. “Im really grateful that I am privileged to have amazing staff and volunteers and community members in the pride center who are adding to the collective wisdom and experience other students get to have,” Pham said.

‘A dream come true’: Sac State’s Pride Center puts on events to promote inclusivity

William Duvall September 28, 2022
Pride Center kicks off first in-person event to welcome the university’s LGBTQ+ community.
Sacramento State’s annual Job & Internship Fair brought students into the University Union Ballroom on Sept. 27, 2022. The event gave Hornets the opportunity to meet with potential employers about internship and job opportunities in the greater Sacramento area. (Graphic made in Canva by Alexis Hunt)

Hornets for hire: Job and internship fair provides opportunity for student employment

Tierra Tilby September 28, 2022

Figuring out one’s future after college can be challenging for many students, especially given the expectation of having a job lined up post-graduation. However, Sacramento State hosted its annual Job...

Sacramento State students, staff and faculty gather in the main quad on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the university’s founding. The campus community convenes in the grass to take the annual Swarm photo.

The diamond anniversary: Sac State celebrates 75 years

Justine Chahal September 22, 2022
Sac State celebrated its 75th diamond anniversary with entertainment, food and by taking the annual Swarm photo.
Joshua Livingston (left) playing a tournament match of Smash Brothers Ultimate against Jorge Costilla (right) at the games room on Friday Sept. 16, 2022. Few players were remaining as the competition was winding down.

Sac State’s Games Room tournaments are back in action!

Michael Pacheco, Photographer September 21, 2022
Sacramento State students swarm the University Union Games Room for the return of the video game tournaments!
Second-year business major Shelly Zalezniak stands in front of the Riverfront Center on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. Zalezniak said students outside of her club reached out to her after the swastikas were found, showing support for the Jewish community on campus.

‘An attack on us is an attack on everybody’: Facing antisemitism in Sacramento

Kamelia Varasteh, news editor September 20, 2022
Following the multiple swastikas that were found around the Sacramento area in recent weeks, organization leaders speak out about the impact the incidents have left on their communities.
Chando’s employees serve students their orders on Thursday, Sept.16, 2022. The local taco chain is quickly becoming a staple at Sac State with daily deals on menu items and positive reviews from students.

Chando’s Tacos now open in University Union, prepare for taco Tuesdays

Johnathan Rutz, deputy copy editor September 20, 2022
Students give voice to the addition of local taco chain Chando’s Tacos on campus. The restaurant offers daily deals from their new home in The Nest.
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