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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

A poll worker assists a voter at the vote center in Modoc Hall Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Assemblymember Ash Kalra credited Sac State for providing a real-world example for the recently signed Assembly Bill 59, which prioritizes the placement of voting centers on college campuses.

Sac State vote center will begin operating Saturday

Cory Jaynes February 25, 2020

With the 2020 California primary happening Tuesday, Sacramento State will once again host a vote center on campus in Modoc Hall from Saturday to Election Day on March 3. First adopted by Sacramento...

Sac State student athletes Brandon Davis, Lewa Day and Isaiah Parker.

‘Every team I’ve played on, I’ve been the only African-American player’

Jordan Latimore February 25, 2020

Black history is a collection of experiences and moments, many righteous and many infamous, that all equally hold a tremendous impact not only in a context of historical significance, but in the influence...

Sac State electrical engineering major Waverly Hampton III stands on the Guy West Bridge at Sac State on Friday, Feb. 7. Hampton is running on a platform of homelessness reform and solar initiatives.

Sac State student running for Sacramento City Council targets homeless crisis

Cory Jaynes February 17, 2020

Waverly Hampton III said that after moving to Sacramento, the amount of homelessness and litter — and his car being broken into — made him feel like he couldn’t start a family in the city. So...

Anthony Shorter, who goes by Gr8tness, poses on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Sac State. Shorter is from Richmond, CA and in high school performed a rap song for his graduation and prom.

Sac State alumnus and artist Gr8tness discusses music career, inspiration

Garry Singh February 13, 2020

Imagine creating music for 14 years and, after a seesaw of a college career, you're able to fully focus on the pursuit of your dream.  Anthony Shorter, who goes by Gr8tness, has released eight EPs...

Rosie Quinzel, a computer science major, poses in the Pride Center at the University Union at Sac State on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Quinzel is transgender and said she agrees students should be allowed to use their preferred names on diplomas.

‘It’s called a deadname for a reason’: Sac State LGBTQ+ students on importance of preferred names

Kayleen Carter February 13, 2020

Lee Kennedy, a communications major at Sacramento State who identifies as transgender and nonbinary, was in a crowded classroom when their professor asked them what their name was before they changed it.  They...

Photo illustration. Sorry to Bother You director Boots Riley will hold a free lecture hosted by Sac State’s UNIQUE Programs in the University Union Ballroom Thursday, Feb. 13.

Q&A: How activism inspired Boots Riley’s first film

Tara Gnewikow and Magaly Muñoz February 11, 2020

Boots Riley, an American activist, rapper, screenwriter and filmmaker, will hold a free lecture hosted by Sacramento State’s UNIQUE Programs in the University Union Ballroom on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.  Riley...

18-year-old rapper and songwriter from the Bronx, Lil Tjay Performed at Ace of Spades in Downtown Sacramento on Wednesday Feb. 5, 2020.

Q&A: Up-and-coming rapper Lil Tjay shares his creative process and inspiration

Garry Singh February 7, 2020

Tione Jayden Merritt, an 18-year-old rapper and songwriter from the Bronx, is making a name for himself as Lil Tjay in the rap industry. Ace Of Spades hosted Lil Tjay for his “True 2 Myself” tour...

CRIME MAP: DUI arrest, multiple thefts and hit-and-runs

CRIME MAP: DUI arrest, multiple thefts and hit-and-runs

Tyler Day and Allisyn Mayhew January 27, 2020

Every week, The State Hornet will compile crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status.  Since Jan. 16, eight crimes were reported in the Sacramento...

Racial equality activist Ruby Bridges addresses the crowd during the 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at the Sac State Union Ballroom on Sunday, Jan. 26. Bridges was recognized for being the first Black child to desegregate an elementary school in the south.

Ruby Bridges honored at Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Sac State

Kayleen Carter and Dylan McNeill January 26, 2020

Sacramento State held the 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in the University Union Ballroom on Saturday evening with a keynote speech from civil rights activist Ruby Bridges. Bridges was...

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech about racial inequality in front of approximately 7,000 students at Sacramento State College, now named Sacramento State, on Oct. 16, 1967. Sac State was chosen because Dr. King spoke there on a college speaking tour six months before he was killed.

From the archives: King enumerates right defects

State Hornet Staff January 20, 2020

The following is a transcription of an article by Steve Haskins on civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to Sac State originally published in The State Hornet’s Oct. 17, 1967 issue. A...

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