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The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Diversity, Equity and Identity

Shamelessly Relevant Ep. 1: Queerbaiting

Shamelessly Relevant Ep. 1: Queerbaiting

New podcast Shamelessly Relevant opens its first episode with hosts Julie Blunt and Elena Burge discussing the topic of queerbaiting and its harms with guests William Duvall and Hannah Ascuncion.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion editor, Hannah Asuncion audits the coverage at The State Hornet midway through the fall semester. Asuncion shares the improvements within each sections and which need more coverage for next time. Graphic created in Canva by Mercy Sosa.

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Fall 2022 midway audit results

Hannah Asuncion, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Editor December 1, 2022
The State Hornet continues its diversity audit since the implementation of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion section three semesters ago.
(L-R) Kevin Doan, social work major, Hok Tang, Sac State alumni, April Ngai, design studies major and Tiwa Chan-Nguyen, chemistry major on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022.  “This feels like a historical change. Since we have so many paid, recognized holidays, why can’t we have our own?” Doan said. (Graphic: made in Canva by Elizabeth Meza

‘We have felt invisible’: What Lunar New Year as paid holiday means to faculty, students

Elizabeth Meza November 25, 2022
Lunar New Year is now a paid state holiday, what do Asian-American students and faculty at Sac State think?
Ethnic Studies Professor Anthony Burris outside of Tahoe Hall  Oct. 19. Burris, a member of the Ione Band of Miwok, worked with the university as a representative of his tribe in repatriating items, prior to teaching at Sac State.

Archaeological curation facility working with Native tribes to recover remains

Jacob Peterson November 21, 2022
Sacramento State has been in consultation with tribes to return remains and cultural items in accordance with CalNAGPRA and Assembly Bill 275. Non-federally recognized tribes now get a say in the repatriation process.
Multiple looks debut down the fashion show runway in celebration of Hmong New Year on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. Models are dressed head to toe in different ensembles that represent the culture. (Visual made on Canva by Alyssa Branum)

Happy Hmong New Year: A celebration of fashion, culture and community

Elizabeth Meza and Hailey Valdivia November 19, 2022

Helping Mentor Our Next Generation, a program supporting Hmong student success at Sacramento State, hosted a cultural celebration in appreciation of the Hmong New Year at the University Ballroom on Monday,...

Kinesiology major Cristina Gonzalez poses across Douglass Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. Gonzales said she was made aware of President Nelsen’s retirement through his campus wide email.

Sac State Hispanic/Latinx student’s react to President Nelsen’s retirement announcement

‘I can’t picture Sac State with any other president’: Hispanic/Latinx students react to President Nelsen’s’ retirement announcement. Click here to read the full story:
Biology major Haley Anderson, one out of the many students on campus with a service dog, smiles while accompanied by her service dog. She plays fetch after class with her service dog to end her day on Tuesday Sept.27, 2022.

Waggy tails assist students on campus

Monserrat (Mimi) Covarrubias November 14, 2022
Sac State students rely on service dogs to help them through their day. Read about life on campus with a canine companion.
Storytellers speak about their life experiences being immigrants or coming from an immigrant background in the Hinde Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. (Mercy Sosa in Canva)

Immigrant Stories: Sac State hosts multicultural, public storytelling event

Monserrat (Mimi) Covarrubias November 13, 2022

Filled with emotions and raw experiences, the public was invited to hear diverse immigrant stories full of challenges and success during the “Immigrant Stories” event on Oct. 28.  Sacramento State...

Community Partnership Coordinator Noel Mora in front of the Sac State library on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Mora works in The Community Engagement Center located on the fourth floor.

Breaking barriers: Sac State alumnus navigates through higher education

Alexis Pedroza November 2, 2022
Sac State alumnus Noel Mora describes his journey in growing up in a home with English as a second language and becoming a first-generation graduate.
CAMP Coordinator Lilia Contreras inside her office at the center on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. Contreras said that all students are welcome to visit the CAMP Center, located at Riverfront 1.

Hispanic Serving Institutions: Safe spaces on campus for Latinx students

Alexis Pedroza November 2, 2022
Sac States students are able to utilize CAMP, Serna and Dreamer Resource Centers to achieve academic success. Read more about their sevices here:
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