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Burger King fourth Sac State restaurant to close since May

Burger King fourth Sac State restaurant to close since May

Mitchel Bobo and Dom Vitiello

July 22, 2019

Sacramento State’s University Union announced via Instagram that the campus Burger King would be closing its doors for good, marking the fourth on-campus restaurant closure since May. Burger King has held a campus presence since 1984, according to a sign still on display in the University Union....

Former Sac State lecturer charged in decades-old violent sex crimes

Former Sac State lecturer charged in decades-old violent sex crimes

Jordan Silva-Benham, News editor

July 8, 2019

A Sacramento State alumnus and former lecturer was charged with three counts of rape from the early ‘90s following California’s first ever “placeholder arrest warrant” using only DNA evidence, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney.  On July 1, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert...

Hundreds gather at Sac State vigil honoring slain police officer

Hundreds gather at Sac State vigil honoring slain police officer

Jordan Silva-Benham

June 24, 2019

Hundreds of law enforcement officers, community members and students gathered at Sacramento State for a vigil Sunday evening to honor fallen alumna and Sacramento Police officer Tara O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan was shot and killed Wednesday after responding to a domestic violence call in North Sacramento. The vigil began with local law enforcement officers walking to the ...

26-year-old police officer killed in North Sacramento was Sac State alumna

26-year-old police officer killed in North Sacramento was Sac State alumna

Margherita Beale and Cory Jaynes

June 20, 2019

Tara O’Sullivan, a 26-year-old Sacramento State alumna and Sacramento Police Department officer, was shot and killed Wednesday night while on a domestic disturbance call in North Sacramento. O’Sullivan was shot by an “AR-15 style rifle” just after 6 p.m. while helping a woman collect her bel...

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...

West Sacramento mayor takes over second Sac State endowed chair

West Sacramento mayor takes over second Sac State endowed chair

Cory Jaynes

May 20, 2019

West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon was hired as a full-time, tenured professor at Sacramento State, taking over the Hazel Cramer Endowed Chair in the college’s Department of Public Policy and Administration. This represents only the second endowed chair in Sac State’s history. According to a...

William Molina awarded honorary degree posthumously at Sac State commencement

William Molina awarded honorary degree posthumously at Sac State commencement

Mitchel Bobo

May 19, 2019

Sacramento State student William Molina was awarded a degree posthumously during Saturday’s commencement for the university’s College of Business Administration. Molina died on April 12 after being wounded in a pellet gun shooting at an “off campus gathering”, at Lycoming Court. The property houses some m...

Only 1 off-campus Greek house subject to Sac State policies

Only 1 off-campus Greek house subject to Sac State policies

Clarissa Pacheco

May 16, 2019

Off-campus housing for Greek chapter officially recognized and registered by Sacramento State is limited, with only one recognized house among 37 chapters. Sac State’s Greek life community includes 16 fraternities and 21 sororities, all of which are recognized by the university, according to university...

#SacStateSays: ‘Why are you stressed?’

#SacStateSays: ‘Why are you stressed?’

Ashton Byers

May 16, 2019

The State Hornet asked students about the stressors they are facing as the semester comes to a close. Answers varied from finals to procrastinating on papers. Some students felt the professors needed to space the deadlines of their assignments to avoid having to cram last minute....

CSU vaccine policies set to tighten up amid measles outbreaks

CSU vaccine policies set to tighten up amid measles outbreaks

Ashton Byers

May 15, 2019

By the fall 2020 semester, California State University vaccine policies are set to change, altering current exemptions to mandatory vaccines and potentially resulting in holds on accounts of unvaccinated students. Vaccines for measles, rubella, and Hepatitis B have been required at Sacramento Sta...

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