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

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

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

Sac State travel to China suspended due to coronavirus

Kendra Rivera-Molina, News Editor

February 4, 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

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

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

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

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

Sac State student and father face the Kincade Fire

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

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

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

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

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

A day in the life of a woman in ROTC

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...

Sac State student battles cancer for the second time

Sac State student battles cancer for the second time

Eric Jaramishian

March 26, 2019

As an aspiring elementary school teacher, Sacramento State student Cassidy Sidhu has more to worry about than getting good grades and receiving her teaching credentials. Sidhu, a child development major, has to take the spring 2019 semester off her classes at Sac State to fight brain cancer — f...

Sac State student organizes book drive for Camp Fire victims

Sac State student organizes book drive for Camp Fire victims

Robyn Dobson

March 12, 2019

Mary Persons, a Sacramento State communication sciences and disorders major, was riding her bike to campus like any other morning when she noticed thick smoke cloaking the sky. Later, she would discover that the smoke was from the Camp Fire, one of the deadliest fires in California history, which...

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