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First case of coronavirus in Sacramento County confirmed by public health officials

First case of coronavirus in Sacramento County confirmed by public health officials

Ashton Byers

February 21, 2020

Public health officials confirmed the first case of coronavirus in a Sacramento County resident, according to a press release sent out by the Sacramento County Department of Health Services. The adult returned from China to the U.S. on Feb. 2 and has since taken precautionary measures by self qua...

NEWS PODCAST: Sac State student shares experience reporting sexually abusive relationship

NEWS PODCAST: Sac State student shares experience reporting sexually abusive relationship

Ashton Byers and Robbie Pierce

February 20, 2020

Content warning: This episode contains an account of an abusive relationship involving sexual assault and threats of violence. On this week’s episode of The State Hornet News Podcast, staffer Ashton Byers sits down with Sacramento State criminal justice major Emily Kyle to discuss her experience filing a...

Sac State computer science associate professor ‘held by the shoulders and escorted’ from Calaveras Hall

Sac State computer science associate professor ‘held by the shoulders and escorted’ from Calaveras Hall

Madeleine Beck and Kylie Robison

February 20, 2020

Sacramento State computer science associate professor Weide Chang is on leave after being escorted out by two men on his way to class Wednesday, sources said.   “Wednesday afternoon a faculty member was intercepted on the way to teach a scheduled class, which was subsequently canceled,” Sac St...

#SacStateSays: Hit-and-runs at Sac State

#SacStateSays: Hit-and-runs at Sac State

Ashton Byers and Tyler Day

February 20, 2020

The State Hornet asked students about their experiences with hit-and-runs on campus. Sac State saw 82 reported hit-and-runs since the start of last semester and the number is growing.  Hit-and-runs primarily occur in parking structures I, II and III.  RELATED: Sac State drivers cause 71 hit-and-runs s...

Drone pilot suspected of dropping flyers featuring swastikas over Sac State deemed fit to face trial

Drone pilot suspected of dropping flyers featuring swastikas over Sac State deemed fit to face trial

Ashton Byers

February 19, 2020

The drone pilot suspected of dumping swastika-marked leaflets over Sacramento State and the Golden 1 Center last year was ruled competent to stand trial during a hearing at the Sacramento Superior Court Tuesday. Kim Pederson, a public information officer for the Sacramento Superior Court, said Tra...

Sac State student reports attempted robbery at knifepoint

Sac State student reports attempted robbery at knifepoint

Max Connor, Managing Editor

February 19, 2020

A student reported an attempted robbery at knifepoint while walking across the Main Quad at Sacramento State at approximately 6 a.m. on Wednesday, according to a SacSend email from the Sac State Police Department.  “A student walking across the quad was approached by a heavy-set white or light c...

Sac State student injured on campus by falling tree branch

Sac State student injured on campus by falling tree branch

Madeleine Beck and Chris Wong

February 17, 2020

A falling branch injured a Sacramento State student outside Riverside Hall just before 3 p.m. Monday, fire officials said. Paramedics were dispatched at 2:58 p.m. and arrived around 3:10 p.m. to take the student to the hospital, said Sacramento Fire Captain Keith Wade. Wade said her injuries are...

Sac State student running for Sacramento City Council targets homeless crisis

Sac State student running for Sacramento City Council targets homeless crisis

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...

CRIME MAP: 5 hit-and-runs, reports of vandalism and thefts across campus

CRIME MAP: 5 hit-and-runs, reports of vandalism and thefts across campus

Kendra Rivera-Molina, News Editor

February 17, 2020

Every week The State Hornet will compile crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status. During the week of Feb. 8, 12 crimes were logged in the Sacramento State Police Department’s crime log, including four instances of vandalism and five hit-and-runs. Additionally, three ...

Pete Buttigieg holds Sacramento Town Hall, addresses foreign and racial injustice

Pete Buttigieg holds Sacramento Town Hall, addresses foreign and racial injustice

Kendra Rivera-Molina, News Editor

February 15, 2020

Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg held his Town Hall event at Cesar Chavez Plaza on Friday afternoon, addressing immigration issues, securing the climate crisis and the need to support the younger generation. Before he arrived at the platform, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis started the event. “(Butti...

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