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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

The State Hornet compiled the results of our spring 2022 diversity audit. The audit found that each section had over half of its stories focused or centered on underrepresented communities. (Graphic made in Canva by Jenelle Lum).

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Spring 2022 end-of-year-audit results

Keyshawn Davis August 8, 2022

When I came into the role as the second ever Diversity, Equity and Inclusion editor, I knew I had big shoes to fill after previous DEI editor Emma Hall showed me how it was done. I wanted to continue pursuing...

Women in Business board members (From top to bottom) Tamara Muomua, Shivani Kumar, Harmeen Kaur, Karina Garza Plasencia. The goal of Women in Business is to provide female business majors at Sac State with resources and opportunities to boost their professional development, according to its board members. Photo by Uche Esomonu)

All-female club seeks to reclaim business field for women

Uche Esomonu May 13, 2022

Sacramento State senior business administration major Midori Dobson learned how intimidating it can be as the only woman in a classroom after taking a finance class where the number of women could be counted...

Rosalba Gomez-Bautista, second year political science major and ethnic studies minor poses in front of the mural on the Studio Theater on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. “We don’t want to be generalized as just Mexicans, we deserve to be represented and it’s very empowering especially now to be Indigenous and to claim that identity,” Gomez-Bautista said. (Photo by Hannah Asuncion)

‘I still haven’t come out yet’: First-generation queer Indigenous student balances their identities

Hannah Asuncion May 2, 2022

Editor’s note: The subject of the story goes by they/them/their/theirs and is referred to throughout the story.  In the beginning of the spring semester, Rosalba Gomez-Bautista was thrilled for their...

20-year-old Criminal Justice major Chi Meng Vang stands in front of the Sacramento State Library on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Vang is an international refugee and a peer leader for the Asian Pacific-Islander and Desi-American campus community. (Photo by Michael Pacheco)

From poverty to peer leader: a refugee student finds success

Michael Pacheco April 25, 2022

When the United States military withdrew from Vietnam in 1975, many Hmong refugees migrated from Laos and Vietnam to refugee camps in Thailand and other countries in order to avoid the conflict.  The...

Mujeres Ayudando La Raza co-coordinator and third-year anthropology major Lexi Bravo poses in front of a tree outside of the Sac State Library on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Bravo said MAR helps Latinx students become more involved in their community. (Photo by Alexis Perales)

Latina non-profit supplies feminine products and scholarships to students

Alexis Perales April 22, 2022

In some bathrooms around campus, there are little boxes full of women’s products with an Instagram logo imprinted on them. The contents include pads and tampons that are up for grabs for anyone who may...

Pamm Zierfuss-Hubbard, the new Senior Associate Athletics Director for Diversity Equity and Inclusion, poses in her office on Monday, March 14, 2022. In this position, Zierfuss-Hubbard will lead ongoing efforts to diversify the staff within the athletics department.
(Photo by Keyshawn Davis)

Welcome back: Sac State alumna returns in new athletics position

Uche Esomonu April 12, 2022

Homecomings are often full-circle moments relished by those who get the chance to have them. They are opportunities to return to one’s roots and reinvest in their community. This was always the plan...

 (From left to right) Pride Center coordinator Tranh Pham (they/them), sociology major Ky Hervey (she/her), undeclared major Jamie Nielsen (they/he) and international relations major Emilie Jocson (she/they) denounce the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, in the Pride Center on April 6.

OPINION: Florida Gov. DeSantis passes ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, but who asked?

Kris Hall and Hannah Asuncion April 12, 2022
The Florida bill nicknamed the ‘don’t say gay’ bill gives parents the authority to manage children’s exposure to the LGBTQ+ community. The move is offensive to the existence of LGBTQ+ people, insinuating that children must be protected from knowledge of their existence.
Andrew Cervantes from the Yemaya Salsa Dance Company performing at the Multi-Cultural Fair in the Housing Quad on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Cervantes said Yamaya hosts Salsa & Bachata at Mango’s on K Street every Wednesday. (Photo by Dominique Williams)

Sac State’s Multi-Cultural Fair celebrates campus diversity with dance, food and activities

Dominique Williams and Uche Esomonu April 6, 2022

Sacramento State’s fifth annual Multi-Cultural Fair returned to campus Tuesday afternoon to promote cultural harmony between the campus’ diverse ethnic groups, according to program coordinators.  Multi-Cultural...

Business administration major Maanvee Mehrotra at Sacramento State on March16, 2022. Mehrotra is an Indian international student and a peer mentor for the Asian
Pacific-Islander and Desi-American Center. Photo by Michael Pacheco

Dedication and Sacrifice: An international student’s educational journey

Michael Pacheco, Staff Writer March 30, 2022

At home in India where she was born, Maanvee Mehrotra lived in the village of Hatod. She had to be dropped off at school 30 minutes away every day until the age of 10.  “It doesn’t seem like a...

Diverse Women in Political Science board members stand in front of a window in the University Union after a club meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 (left to right) Jennifer Robles, Marlies Moore, Evelyn Chavez, Elizabeth Lavezzari, Leila Cormier. Diverse Women in Political Science was founded in 2020 as a safe space for women who are passionate about political science. (Photo by Lexie Perales)

Meet the board members of Diverse Women in Political Science

Alexis Perales and Hannah Asuncion March 29, 2022

“We only ever live the life that we have,” said Marlies Moore, secretary for the Diverse Women in Political Science club. She said that being able to look at life from different people’s points of...

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