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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


Hornet Racing eyes return to competition with new members

Erick Amaya May 16, 2022
Hornet Racing is set to return to in-person competition after a hiatus due to COVID-19.They are forming a new crew ahead of the 2023 race for FSAE.
Freshman shortstop Nikki Barboza posing at Shea Stadium on Monday, May 16, 2022. Barboza has a batting average of .316 this season.

Sac State softball shortstop thrived in her first season despite the positional switch

Spencer Fielding May 16, 2022
Nikki Barboza’s confidence as a freshman grew all season long. Through the various changes in her game, she still strives to get better.
Sophomores Cesar Valero (left) and Josh Rolling pose in a tree near the River Front Center on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Both Valero and Rolling transferred to Sac State as sophomores and have found a spot in the Hornets lineup.

Sac State baseball sparks friendship for two slugging sophomores

Dylan McNeill and John Cabales May 15, 2022
On and off the field, Josh Rolling and Cesar Valero’s relationship cuts deep. Read it here:”
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...

Dawson Bacho posing in the bleachers at the Sac State baseball field. Bacho is set to graduate this spring after a tremendous career at Sac State.

Living The Dream: How baseball impacted Dawsen Bacho and his family

Collin Houck May 11, 2022
Dawsen Bacho and his impact on Sac State Baseball. How the senior catcher’s legacy will live on and off the field.
Sacramento State track and field throwers Shantel Nnaji (left) and Erin Whelan (right) pose in front of Tahoe Hall Friday, April 29, 2022. Both have made their names in Sac State track and field history through succeeding in record-breaking throws.

Breaking Sac State records two throwers at a time

Kamelia Varasteh and Stacy Hanson May 6, 2022
“I didn’t feel like I was accomplishing everything I could have accomplished”: Sac State throwers open up about returning to their sport following COVID-19 postponement
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...

Maddy Ferreros stands in front of the Sac State tennis court after finishing her training on April 20, 2022. She was named the Big Sky Conference womens tennis co-player of the week on April 5, 2022.

Sacramento State women’s tennis newcomer gleams in first season

Anh Nguyen April 28, 2022
Sacramento State freshman Maddy Ferreros was named Big Sky conference tennis co-player of the week for the first time since 2020
Sacramento State Sophomore sprinter LaTrouchka Duke poses at Hornet Stadium track on Thursday, April 21, 2022. Duke has recently placed second in the 60 meter Big Sky championship finale.

Sac State Track and Field sophomore sprinter makes strong return

Carina Arroyo April 26, 2022
Sacramento State sophomore sprinter LaTrouchka Duke makes a strong return to the track for her season with a different approach as a team captain.
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...

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