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Q&A: Sac State alumnus Lester Holt talks about career, coronavirus pandemic

Lester Holt, a Sac State alumnus, claps during the 36th annual Cronkite Award Luncheon on November 4, 2019. Holt spoke with The State Hornet about his journalism career and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vince Castellana

May 18, 2020

Sacramento State alumnus Lester Holt has become one of the most well-known journalists in the country for his work on NBC. Holt, who grew up in Sacramento and graduated from Cordova High School, went to Sac State in the ‘70s but dropped out before getting his degree. In 2015, Holt received an honorary...

Sac State community gives advice on staying healthy through shelter-at-home order

Sac State community gives advice on staying healthy through shelter-at-home order

Garry Singh

April 26, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and California’s statewide shelter-at-home order have made it a challenge for many students to stay healthy, both mentally and physically. As a result, students have to come up with creative ways to exercise, eat healthy, stay in a positive mindset and stay motivated for school....

Pete Buttigieg holds Sacramento Town Hall, addresses foreign and racial injustice

Supporters cheer on for Mayor Pete Buttigieg during his Town Hall at the Cesar Chavez Plaza in Downtown Sacramento on Friday, Feb. 14.

Kendra Rivera-Molina, news editor

February 15, 2020

Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg held his Town Hall event at Cesar Chavez Plaza on Friday afternoon, addressing immigration issues, securing the climate crisis and the need to support the younger generation. Before he arrived at the platform, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis started the event. “(Butti...

Sac State travel to China suspended due to coronavirus

Study abroad material at Sac State's Office of Global Engagement. The university recently suspended all travel to China over concern of the coronavirus.

Kendra Rivera-Molina, news editor

February 5, 2020

Sacramento State has suspended all study abroad travel to China due to the coronavirus outbreak. Sac State President Robert Nelsen notified students of the suspension Wednesday in a SacSend email.  Anita Fitzhugh, a public information officer for Sac State, said there are no Sac State students or fac...

2017 graduate Jessica Salvato opens up on cancer battle, return to Sac State

Jessica Salvato poses with her Mom Kelly Salvato during her first Light the Night Walk in November 2016, six months after being cleared from Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Salvato spend two years at Disneyland before returning to Sac State this year.

Jordan Parker

December 12, 2019

As a 21-year-old, Jessica Salvato was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma on Jan. 21, 2016. “I thought, ‘do I get to meet Ellen now,’” she joked of her first days after being diagnosed.  “But truthfully, my first thoughts were about what was going to happen to me and how this journey was goi...

‘I was in the air playing God’: Sac State student veterans reflect on their military service

From left to right, in this photo illustration are Sac State student veterans John Rayome, Christina Seui and Jacob Owen.

Ashton Byers

November 11, 2019

The GI Bill makes it possible for veterans with an honorable discharge to receive full or partial tuition benefits, depending on time served, as well as stipends for course materials and housing. At Sacramento State, the Veterans Success Center provides resources to veterans who choose to return to sch...

Sac State student and father face the Kincade Fire

Cal Fire firefighter Xavier Chavez shoots photos with his phone while keeping eye out for hotpots during the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County. The fire has destroyed 374 buildings and is currently 80 percent contained.

Kendra Rivera-Molina

November 4, 2019

Carolyn Boustany said she was leaving her last class for the day on Oct. 23 when she heard about the Kincade Fire.  Carolyn, a child development major at Sacramento State, grew up in Cloverdale, located within Sonoma County, which has been ravaged by the fire. Her family still resides in the area. ...

Q&A with the civil engineering professor who brought Olli to campus

Ghazan Khan, a Sac State civil engineering professor, led the push to bring the autonomous vehicle Olli to campus last semester. For his leadership and innovation Khan is being recognized by the CSU.

Ashton Byers

September 26, 2019

Ghazan Khan, a Sac State civil engineering professor, received a Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award from the California State University system in August for his role in bringing the autonomous vehicle Olli to campus. The Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award is granted to CSU faculty memb...

Former Sac State student makes trek to Mount Everest’s South Base Camp

Joe Dangtran and Vijay, an Everest porter, hold a Sac State flag at the Mount Everest South Base Camp. Dangtran, a former Sac State student, said he took the flag with him as a personal thank you to the professors that helped him transfer to Northeastern University.

Cory Jaynes, managing editor

June 2, 2019

Following a nine-day trek, former Sacramento State student Joe Dangtran arrived at Mount Everest’s South Base Camp in Nepal on Sunday, May 25. Dangtran made the trek to the South Base Camp with a team of students from the University of Connecticut and Northeastern University, where Dangtran currently s...

A day in the life of a woman in ROTC

Carissa Summers carries a water jug near the grounds for the Sac State ROTC program. Summers gets up at 4:45 a.m. for physical training three days a week, and recently hit personal highs.

Jose Fabian

March 26, 2019

1,800: that's how many miles Carissa Summers moved to attend Sacramento State. Summers takes a much shorter trip now to go to Sac State. As a sophomore in the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, Summers is a 15-minute bus ride from campus and two years closer to achieving her dream. Most...

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