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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

Current and former members of Pi Kappa Phi pose in front of a screen projecting Cabral’s photo Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. The fraternity held a candlelight vigil where members spoke about their memories with Cabral.

Sac State fraternity holds vigil for chapter president

Isabelle Juarez, newsletter editor October 16, 2021
Sacramento State’s Pi Kappa Phi fraternity honored chapter president Aaron Cabral, who died on Monday, with a candlelight vigil Thursday.
Ezra Cabrera joined Associated Students Inc. as director of graduate studies and is the first openly transgender ASI board member in eight years. Photo of Ezra Cabrera taken by Ayaana Williams. Photo in the background taken by Max Connor. Graphic created in Canva by Mercy Sosa.

First openly transgender ASI board member in eight years strives for change

Shelby Tolly October 13, 2021
Cabrera said he is determined to help LGBTQ+ students feel safe and comfortable on campus.

Serna Center supports Sac State Latino and Hispanic students on campus

Chrissy Martinez October 11, 2021

The Serna Center’s mission is to promote and enhance leadership among Latino and Hispanic students. Noel Mora, Sac State’s Serna Center coordinator, tells The State Hornet how Sac State’s Serna Center...

ASIs Childrens Center playground is empty on Oct. 5, 2021,  after the center closes for the day. The playground is only available to a limited number of children due to the pandemic.

ASI programs work to combat $2.9 million loss in revenue since pandemic

Jennah Booth and Kris Hall October 11, 2021
Sacramento State ASI has been working through significant revenue losses since the beginning of the pandemic, and now that students have returned to campus, ASI’s programs are returning to more normal operations.
Associated Students, Inc.’s Board of Directors unanimously votes to call for Sac State to remove the mention of Columbus Day from the academic calendar on Oct. 6, 2021. Sac State’s Ensuring Native Indian Traditions club also called for the removal of Columbus Day from the calendar.

ASI asks Sac State administration to remove Columbus Day from academic calendar

Kris Hall October 11, 2021
For Indigenous Peoples Day, Sacramento State’s Associated Students, Inc. and Sac State’s Ensuring Native Indian Traditions club have called for the university to remove the mention of Columbus Day from the academic calendar.
A Facebook video posted May 1, 2020 went viral, showing Sacramento State professor Tim Ford and his wife Crystal Ford arguing with their neighbors. The State Hornet has compiled a timeline of instances of racism at Sac State. Graphic created in Canva.

TIMELINE: A look at the recent history of racism at Sac State

Camryn Dadey October 7, 2021
The State Hornet has compiled a timeline of instances of racism at Sac State and multiple resignations of Black administrators, as well as Sac State’s attempts to be an anti-racist campus.
William ‘Skip’ Bishop, Interim Vice President of Inclusive Excellence and Director of Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at Sacramento State, is leaving the university at the end of October, according to a SacSend email from President Robert Nelsen. Bishop is leaving to work as San Jose State’s Title IX and gender equity officer, according to the email. Photo courtesy of Sac State.

Skip Bishop becomes fourth Black administrator to leave Sac State in the last year

Jordan Parker, editor in chief October 6, 2021
Sacramento State Interim Vice President of Inclusive Excellence and Director of Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) William ‘Skip’ Bishop is leaving Sac State, according to a SacSend email from university President Robert Nelsen.
Sacramento State education assistant professor Alma Flores stands by the Serna Fountain on Sept. 7, 2021. Flores said she had romanticized the CSU because demographically their students were diverse and thought the faculty would be somewhat diverse, but it was “very white.”

Sac State’s Latino community speaks on disproportionate ratios between faculty and students

Mercy Sosa October 5, 2021
Despite Sac State’s Hispanic Serving Institution status designated by the U.S. Department of Education due to the university’s 25% of undergraduate full-time Hispanic students, the Latino community at the university calls for representation amongst faculty.
Graphic created in Canva.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Mercy Sosa September 30, 2021
Located in Sacramento State with approximately 11,004 Hispanic and Latino students, The State Hornet has compiled previous coverage on this page relating to the Hispanic and Latino community in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Francis Yuen, faculty in social work, gets injected with his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Austin Friedheim on Jan. 28, 2021 in the Brown Bag room in the Union. 88 Sacramento State students are not in compliance with the university’s COVID-19 vaccination certification policy, according to President Robert Nelsen.

88 Sac State students failed to meet COVID-19 vaccination certification deadline

Camryn Dadey September 30, 2021
88 Sacramento State students are not in compliance with the university’s COVID-19 vaccination certification policy and will be disenrolled from all face-to-face classes by Oct. 13, according to a SacSend from President Robert Nelsen.
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