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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

 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion editor Elizabeth Meza shares results from The State Hornet’s spring 2023 midway audit.  Meza also offers suggestions on how The State Hornet can improve the diversity of its coverage. Graphic created in Canva by Elizabeth Meza.

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Spring 2023 midway diversity audit report

Elizabeth Meza March 29, 2023
The State Hornet continues tracking progress towards diversity, equity and inclusionary goals.
Andrew Yang, Sac State’s first coordinator for the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Center, hanging out in the APIDA Center lounge in Lassen Hall on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023. Yang aims to encourage students to join the APIDA Center and offer support services such as scholarships and internships.

‘We are the product of everyone who has supported us’

Jasmine Ascencio March 15, 2023
Andrew Yang, a first-generation Hmong-American, is Sac State’s first APIDA Center Coordinator.
Students, faculty, and community members posing for a  group photo in The Engrained Restaurant Thursday, March 9, 2023 in honor of Native American Culture Week.  Native American students make less than one percent of Sacramento State’s student population, according to Native American Studies professor Nia Gregory. These events are pathways for everyone to connect to one another.

Community gathers to commemorate Native American Culture Week

Jasleen Kaur and Eric Davis March 14, 2023
“We feel like a little fish in a big pond. Events like this help us find out where our students are and form connections with them.”

Como una profesora de Sac State ‘empuja’ por más representación: ‘SOMOS’ Podcast

Angelica Vera-Franco March 13, 2023
Dra. Heidy Sarabia platica sobre la falta de representación en la universidad en nuestro primer podcast de SOMOS en el semestre primavera 2023.
Kaliyah Vernon, estudiante de estudios étnicos y mujeres y de género, posa dentro del centro Serna el Lunes, febrero 28, 2023. Vernon habla de su experiencia siendo Afro-Latina. Foto de Vernon tomada por Itzel Espinoza. Gráfico creado en Canva por Mercy Sosa.

Afro-Latinidad: Viviendo en los márgenes

Itzel Espinoza and Nancy Rodriguez Bonilla March 13, 2023
Destacando la experiencia Afro-Latina y reconociendo los logros de la comunidad.
Director of Educational Equity Access and Equity Strategist Dr. Chao Vang (left) shaking hands with Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Center coordinator Andrew Yang in the APIDA Center during its grand opening on Tuesday, Feb.28, 2023.

Celebrating community: Sac State APIDA Center opens, MLK Center expands

Hailey Valdivia March 2, 2023
Students celebrate the grand opening of the APIDA center and the MLk center expansion.
Mic in hand in the Sac State University Ballroom, one woman chokes back tears opening up about experiences with ongoing violence against people of color by police during the Ending the Epidemic of Racial Violence Forum Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. Few attendees are seen in the crowd at the forum, set up to provide healing and discussion for those triggered by Tyre Nichols’ death at the hands of Memphis police.

Sac State students mourn and react to loss of Tyre Nichols

Eric Davis, Tobi Fakunle, and Jasleen Kaur February 27, 2023
Sac State students said they want change and accountability from police officers following the death of Tyre Nichols.
The Martin Luther King Jr center and the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Center will open their doors to students Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023. The MLK Center, originally established in 2015, will be reopening as part of a relaunch, while Tuesday will mark the grand opening for the new APIDA Center. (Graphic created on Canva by Jacob Peterson)

Sac State launching two student centers in dedication to educational equality

Jourdan Jackson February 26, 2023
Sac State concludes Black History Month with grand opening of APIDA and MLK Center
PRIDE Center Coordinator candidate Brittney Dinelli on the third floor of the University Union Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023. Dinelli’s open forum was the first of three to highlight potential candidates to fill the space left by the previous coordinator, Tranh Pham.

PREVIEW: PRIDE Center in search of a new coordinator

Jourdan Jackson and Alyssa Branum February 26, 2023
PRIDE Center candidate forum introduces potential coordinator to Sac State community.
(L - R) Dr. Bena Arao, the senior director for resource management of Business and Administrative Services, and speaker Jerry L. Blake, Education Opportunity Program senior lead and male empowerment coordinator, at the Black Professional Speed Mixer hosted in Sacramento State’s University Union Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023. The Male Empowerment Collaborative is designed to work with other support and academic enhancement programs, rather than compete with them.

The Male Empowerment Collaborative tackles Sac State’s low minority graduation rates

Eric Davis February 23, 2023
The Male Empowerment Collective has taken on a new challenge of improving graduation rates among Black American students
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