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The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


(L-R) Nataly Andrade-Dominguez, Laura De la Garza Garcia, Lexa Estrella and Salma Pacheco are four out of five ASI board members that are of hispanic descent. The women hope to be role models to other young women through their leadership role at Sac State. (Graphic created on Canva by Alexis Hunt and Mercy Sosa)

Today’s student voice, tomorrow’s role models

Stacy Hanson October 2, 2022
“To be able to showcase that women of color can represent and can be that voice is beautiful”: ASI executive board discusses representation of Hispanic culture.
Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen speaking to students about COVID-19 policies on Sept. 3, 2020. The State Hornet spoke with Nelsen on Sept. 23, 2022, about the university’s response to antisemitism on campus. Photo by Rahul Lal, Graphic by Tony Rodriguez.

Q&A: How Sac State is responding to campus antisemitism

Emma Hall September 30, 2022
President Nelsen states there was “no reason” why administration didn't tell students about the first swastika on campus.
(L-R) Christopher Towler, Rose Soza War Soldier, Timothy Fong and Secretary of State Shirley Weber were sitting in Hinde Auditorium on Sept. 28, 2022 during the Voting Rights Town Hall. The panel discussed topics such as the history of voting and the importance of understanding voting as not only a right, but a responsibility.

Secretary of State educates students on voter suppression

Justine Chahal September 29, 2022
The dangers of voter suppression. Secretary of State Shirley Weber visits the university to spread information on voting and encourage students to cast their ballots.
Fourth-year exercise science major Natallie Melgoza (left) and  fourth-year pre-medicine major Paola Garcia (right) pose by the Sac State library on Sept. 20, 2022. The two women are the founders of the Girl Gains chapter at Sac State.

Sac State club empowers female strength in the gym

Jacob Peterson September 29, 2022
Sac State’s Girl Gains chapter is helping women feel empowered in and out of the gym
A symbol of hate speech graffitied on a tunnel ceiling near the campus Arboretum on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. State Hornet staffers discovered the graffiti during an investigation of a separate hate speech symbol announced by President Nelsen.

BREAKING: State Hornet discovers unseen Nazi symbols found in university Arboretum

Julie Blunt, Gavin Hudson , and Dominique Williams September 29, 2022
More Nazi hate speech has been found at Sacramento State.
William “Skip” Bishop returns to Sacramento State as the director of the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) and Title IX coordinator after leaving the university in Oct. 2021. Bishop was one of four Black administrators to leave Sac State in 2021 while the university was forming its anti-racism plan. Graphic created in Canva. Photo of Bishop courtesy of Sac State.

‘[Don’t] walk away’: Former administrator’s return to Sac State receives mixed emotions

Jacob Peterson and Celene Talavera September 29, 2022
William “Skip” Bishop returns to Sac State as Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity
Protestors stand in solidarity on the steps of the California State Capitol on Wednesday Sept. 21, 2022. The protesters urge Gov. Newsom to sign Assembly Bill 2183, which was endorsed by President Biden, according to a statement on Sept. 4.

GALLERY: Swipe to see the United Farm Workers efforts at the California State Capitol Building

Sac State students contribute thoughts on the support of the United Farm Workers as they await Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature on AB 2183. Newsom has until the end of September to make a decision.
Sacramento State’s annual Job & Internship Fair brought students into the University Union Ballroom on Sept. 27, 2022. The event gave Hornets the opportunity to meet with potential employers about internship and job opportunities in the greater Sacramento area. (Graphic made in Canva by Alexis Hunt)

Hornets for hire: Job and internship fair provides opportunity for student employment

Tierra Tilby September 28, 2022

Figuring out one’s future after college can be challenging for many students, especially given the expectation of having a job lined up post-graduation. However, Sacramento State hosted its annual Job...

The State Hornet Podcast - Hate speech update and Sac State’s 75th Anniversary

The State Hornet Podcast – Hate speech update and Sac State’s 75th Anniversary

James Fife, Tony Rodriguez, and Emma Hall September 27, 2022
Podcast Editor James Fife and Editor-in-Chief Tony Rodriguez get an update from Newsletter Editor Emma Hall on hate speech on campus
Mendocino Hall is located on the east side of campus of Sacramento State as pictured on Sept. 22, 2022. In an interview with The State Hornet, Shelly Zalezniak, president of the Israeli-Jewish Association, said one of the two swastikas found on Sacramento State’s campus was close to her club table during club week.

Past swastika on campus found nearby Jewish student club table

Emma Hall, newsletter editor September 23, 2022
Club president says administration did not meet with Jewish student club after incident.
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