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Sac State vote center will begin operating Saturday

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.

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 County in 2018, vote centers are a provision of the Voter’s Choice Act that allows Sacramento Cou...

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

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

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 of people’s personal lives as well as family ties.  Whether it was the ending of Jim Crow laws i...

Sac State student running for Sacramento City Council targets homeless crisis

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.

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 he decided to do something about it.  Hampton, 24, is an electrical engineering major at Sacramento State run...

Sac State alumnus and artist Gr8tness discusses music career, inspiration

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.

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 and multiple singles, as well as multiple music videos since he started making music in high school.  In December, Shorter gr...

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

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.

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 responded by telling their professor that they didn’t feel comfortable talking about it. ...

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

Photo illustration.

Tara Gnewikow and Magaly Muñoz

February 12, 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 wrote, directed and produced the 2018 film “Sorry to Bother You”, which was filmed in his ho...

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

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

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 Wednesday. The show featured performances by Lil Tjay and Bubba Stacks. The tour started on Jan. 30...

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 State Police Department’s crime logs. A male subject was arrested for driving under the influe...

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

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.

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 the first Black child to desegregate an elementary school in the south when, in 1960, she attended William ...

From the archives: King enumerates right defects

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.

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 gallery of the story as it was printed can be found below. “I still sing We Shall Overcome.” So said Dr. ...

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