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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Mia Settles-Tidwell introduces a workshop session of the Antiracism and Inclusivity Campus Action Plan showcase in the Union Ballroom Monday, March 25, 2024. Settles-Tidwell has been at Sac State since 2021, serving on a number of campus initiatives as university diversity officer.

Mia Settles-Tidwell bids farewell to Sac State

Jada Portillo, Staffer May 10, 2024
Mia Settles-Tidwell, the vice president for Inclusive Excellence and university diversity officer, leaves Sac State with a farewell letter to The State Hornet.
The State Hornet’s spring 2024 second quarter audit reports on the diversity of coverage published by The State Hornet. While some areas have made improvements in coverage, there are still ways to build upon our Latinx/Hispanic community. (Graphic created in Canva by Julianna Rodriguez)

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Spring 2024 midway audit results

Julianna Rodriguez, DEI Editor April 29, 2024
The State Hornet releases its spring midway audit of the spring semester, continuing the publication’s commitment to providing diverse coverage that accurately and consistently reflects our audience.
La comunidad Latina comparte sus opiniones sobre el colorismo en la comunidad Latina. Colorismo se define como el prejuicio o la discriminación en contra de gente de piel oscura, según Latino Policy Forum. (Gráfico hecho en Canva por Nancy Rodriguez Bonilla)

Comunidad Latina en Sac State comparte sus opiniones, experiencias con el colorismo

Alejandro Barron April 22, 2024
Estudiantes de Sac State dan sus puntos de vista sobre el colorismo, que es definido como el prejuicio o la discriminación en contra de gente con piel oscura.
Humanities and child development librarian Ántonia Peigahi at Sac State stands by the User Services desk at the University Library Tuesday, March 26, 2024. Though Peigahi’s office is located in the library, she spends most of her time interacting with colleagues and students while on campus.

Beyond the books: A Sac State librarian’s significant impact on campus

Micah Yip, Staffer April 16, 2024
Sac State’s faculty leader Ántonia Peigahi, shares her story of accepting her racial and gender identity, her pursuit of higher education and social justice work on campus.
The ‘BECOMING’ mural is a central focal point of the murals revealed near the University Union and was created by Heather Hogan, a professor at Sacramento City College Wednesday, April 10, 2024. The murals are the second installment of the university’s “A Place of Belonging Murals” multiyear mural project.

A brush with legacy: Campus mural art unveiling marks a milestone

Jenn Galinato, Staffer April 16, 2024
As a part of Sac State’s commitment to fostering change toward an antiracist and inclusive campus plan, seven new murals were unveiled.
Senior studio art major Alejandra Ruiz and her art piece depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe from her collection “Tonantzin.” This is one of many paintings where Ruiz depicts religious figures. (Graphic created in Canva and photo taken by Rodrigo Martinez)

BIPOC artists at Sac State bring color and culture to the world of fine arts

Mia Huss and Jocelyn Hill April 13, 2024
Sac State’s visual arts department has a diverse group of students whose work expresses their unique personal, cultural and spiritual backgrounds.
The Women’s Leadership Summit is returning for the second year in a row on Friday in the University Union. This event is presented by ASI and the Women’s Resource Center.
(Graphic made in Canva by Maddie Thielke)

PREVIEW: Women’s Resource Center and ASI bring back Women’s Leadership Summit

Maddie Thielke, Staffer April 11, 2024
The Women’s Leadership Summit is coming back for the second year in a row to Sacramento State, it will provide female-identifying students a place to network, learn skills, take professional headshots and meet other like-minded individuals.
Women’s Resource Center program coordinator Stephanie Alcala stands outside the entrance to the center’s room Wednesday, March 27, 2024. Alcala is a student at Sacramento State, mother and has been working at the resource center for just under a year.

The Women’s Resource Center provides students a sanctuary

Ismael Martinez Castillo and Maddie Thielke April 10, 2024
The Women’s Resource Center has been at Sac State for over 40 years providing women on campus access to basic necessities and creating a safe space for encouragement, advice and open discussion.
The Office of Equal Opportunities hosts the second annual Sexual Assault Awareness Day of Action fair in the Library Quad Tuesday, April 2, 2024. The fair featured various booths educating students about Sexual Assault Awareness Month and of ways to prevent sexual assault.

Sac State’s Day of Action provides support, resources for sexual assault survivors

Christa Ison and Jocelyn Hill April 5, 2024
Sac State’s Office of Equal Opportunity second annual Day of Action fair provided students a safe space to promote sexual assault awareness
Students protest for trans rights in front of Amador Hall against Turning Point USA’s event featuring former collegiate swimmer Paula Scanlan Tuesday, April 2, 2024. Various student groups attended the protest such as Allied Students for Justice, Lavender Alliance and Students for Quality Education at Sac State.

Sac State trans rights advocates protest in opposition to Turning Point USA speaker

Micah Yip, staffer April 3, 2024
Sac State’s Turning Point USA chapter turns heads with club guest speaker event, leading to a student-led protest.
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