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Alumnus Dennis Mundy leads Omicron Eta chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity to the stage for their performance at Black Org Night in the University Union Ballroom Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. Students in the crowd recording with their phones are shocked by Phi Beta Sigma’s energy.

The epitome of Black Excellence is showcased at Sac State’s Black Org Night

Maishia Sumpter, Staffer September 25, 2023
Sacramento State’s annual Black Org Night showed up and showed out with campus organizations, sororities and fraternities showcasing their talents and resources for students, alumni and guests on Friday night.
Mary Lee Vance, Director of the Disability Access Center, holds a pin featuring the center’s name and logo in front of the Academic Information Resource Center  Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023. The new Disability Cultural Center is located in room 2011 in the AIRC.

Invisible and visible: Disability Access Center aims for inclusivity for all disabled students

Summer Lomendehe and Christa Ison September 22, 2023
Sacramento State’s Disability Access Center’s new space on campus hopes to empower disability culture by launching their new Disability Cultural Center.
The Center on Race, Immigration and Social Justice set up a booth welcoming students to La Bienvenida Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. La Bienvenida is an event hosted by the Serna Center on campus and showcases clubs and resources dedicated to connecting with students to celebrate the start of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Culture, connection and Cumbia: Serna Center event celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Julianna Rodriguez, Staffer September 22, 2023
Sacramento State’s Serna Center held its annual event, La Bienvenida which welcomed Latin students back to campus with celebration and connection for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion editor Jasmine Ascencio shares the results of The State Hornets end of spring plus summer 2023 audit. While some goals have been met, there are still improvements needed when covering Native/Indigenous people and communities of people with disabilities. Graphic created in Canva by Jasmine Ascencio.

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: End of spring plus summer 2023 audit results

Jasmine Ascencio, DEI Editor September 5, 2023
The State Hornet releases their end of spring plus summer 2023 audit which allows our publication to show transparency and hold ourselves accountable to accurately reflect the diversity of our audience.
Amador Hall’s sign contains labels for departments found in the hall on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. Sacramento State Professor Rashad Baadqir is being accused of unethical academic practices after offering monetary extra credit fall 2022.

Ethnic studies professor faces allegations of unethical practice, offered monetary extra credit

Jasmine Ascencio and Justine Chahal May 10, 2023
An ethnic studies professor’s softball pizza fundraiser allowed students to buy extra credit. The professor is now facing allegations of unfair practice.
William Gow, Asian American Studies assistant professor, gives opening remarks before the screening of short films based around Asian America stories during COVID Tuesday, May 2, 2023. Gow’s ETHN 113 Asian American Communities class screened  documentaries.

Asian-American Studies program hosts student art showcase

Jourdan Jackson May 8, 2023
Asian-American studies program awarded $150,000 grant in support of student showcase.
(L-R) Dr. Greg B. Shaw, Dr. Joyce Mikal-Flynn, Charles Clark and Dr. Robert Pieretti at the Posttraumatic Growth conference in the Harper Alumni Center April 29, 2023. Clark was the keynote speaker for the conference put on by the Health and Human Services Department.

World-class athlete speaks on post traumatic growth

Eric Davis May 3, 2023
Olympic medalist speaks at Sac State on the importance of normalizing conversations of mental health.
(L-R)  Editor and assistant cinematographer Benjamin Baca, production assistant Emilie Jocson, producer and actor Zane Whitcomb and producer Jake Linn gathering for a break during the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Thursday, March 30, 2023. Sac State students had five days to produce the short film, highlighting persons’ with disabilities under the theme “romance.”

Disability and Visibility: Sac State Students take on film challenge

Ruth Finch May 1, 2023
The Easterseals film challenge gives Sac State students five days to make a film with a cast and crew with disabilities.
Sac State Salsa Loca Club President Isabel Chavez in the University Union Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Before becoming the club’s president, Chavez said she served as its treasurer and helped revive the club after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Latin dance club returns to campus after pandemic hiatus

Jasmine Ascencio April 4, 2023
A Latin dance club, open to all students and non-students, is creating an inclusive community centered around a love for dance.
Computers in The Veteran Success Center located in Lassen Hall on Friday, March 17, 2023. The center is on the third floor with work stations open to students accessing the center.

Veteran Success Center paves way for former service members at Sac State

Eric Davis April 4, 2023
Sac State Enables more veterans to better themselves with on-campus Veteran Success Center.
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