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The State Hornet

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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


Sacramento State gives Nelsen farewell finger

Kris Hall, Multimedia Editor January 25, 2023
Current and former faculty focused on Nelsen’s fancy footwear and flattery during Friday’s roast.
Photo by Alyssa Branum. Graphic created in Canva by Alyssa Branum and Julie Blunt

TIMELINE: Sexual assault at Sac State

Julie Blunt and Alyssa Branum January 25, 2023
Following multiple sexual assaults on and off campus, safety has become a concern for many students.
President Robert Nelsen sits upon his throne at his roast Jan. 20, 2023, in the Union Ballroom. The roast was hosted by his fellow administrators and was set in place of a spring address.

Sac State celebrates President Robert Nelsen with departing roast

Emma Hall January 20, 2023
Instead of a spring address, President Nelsen decided to conduct a roast as he exits his term as president of Sacramento State.
Derrold Barry, a first-year educational leadership and policy studies graduate student, and fifth-year criminal justice major Rashad Azim stand in front of the Project Rebound office located in Lassen Hall Thursday, Dec. 12, 2022. The program assists students previously affected by the criminal justice system.

Dismantling roadblocks: program provides second chance for previously incarcerated students

Justine Chahal, news staffer December 19, 2022
Sac State’s Project Rebound program helps formerly incarcerated students not only financially and academically, but provides a community for them as well.
Alexis Jimenez, an anthropology student, addressing the panel of administrators regarding the recent sexual assaults on and near campus in the Redwood Room of the University Union on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. The State Hornet calls on the administration and the Sac State Police Department to increase transparency with the campus community and provide concrete plans for the solutions proposed. Graphic created in Canva by Mercy Sosa. Photo by Alyssa Branum.

EDITORIAL: How are you keeping your campus community safe, Sac State? Your students would like to know.

The State Hornet Editorial Board December 14, 2022
With various sexual assaults impacting students this fall, The State Hornet editorial board urges Sacramento State to increase transparency between administration and students.
Sac State alumna Emmerald Evans was one of several students who went through the foster system. She said her ultimate goal was to become an attorney for foster youth, inspired by her own experience. (Profile photo: courtesy of Emmerald Evans. Background photo: Jacob Peterson. Graphic made in Canva by Kamelia Varasteh)

‘They’re going through higher education by themselves’ : The foster student experience

Jacob Peterson, news staffer December 3, 2022
Foster students represent an often ignored section of the campus community, facing unique challenges.

Concerned students talk about their need for better safety at sexual assault town hall

December 3, 2022
Sac State students revealed personal stories in the hopes that it may inspire school administration to act.
Third-year business major Hailey Neves studies on the second floor of the University Library on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. Neves said making more study rooms available would be good for those looking for a secluded place to study.

University Library to put locks on quiet study rooms

Jacob Peterson, news staffer November 30, 2022
The University Library plans to convert the quiet study rooms to keyed rooms over winter break.
(R-L) Jenny Ruiz and Lillyana Sanchez, both fourth-year ethnic studies majors, hold a   banner near the Sac State Library quad on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. “We wanted something with a little bit of a shock factor,” Sanchez said. “Other SQE chapters at other campuses have more radical artwork, so this is pretty tame in my opinion.”

Student activist organization hosted a panel for alternatives to campus policing

Elizabeth Meza November 25, 2022
Sac State students speak about their safety concerns on campus.

State Hornet Broadcast: November update

November 21, 2022
Professors make art, Hmong fashion show honors Hmong new year and students demand action at a student-led town hall addressing sexual assault.
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