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The State Hornet

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The State Hornet

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Sacramento State University President Robert Nelsen addresses students in the University Union about COVID-19 policies on campus on Sept. 3, 2020. In his address on Jan. 21, 2022, Nelsen discussed continuing COVID-related issues and plans to change the culture of the campus to fight systemic racism.

Nelsen’s 2022 Spring Address: Anti-Racism, COVID and a “Healing Campus”

Odin Rasco January 22, 2022
Sacramento State University’s President Nelsen gave his Spring Address Friday, covering COVID, anti-racism, graduation rates, and more.
Tanya Faison, founder of Black Lives Matter Sacramento, waves the Pan-African flag as she leads the “Reclaim MLK” car caravan parade at Sacramento State on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. BLM and the NAACP hosted a caravan parade that began at Grant Union High School then proceeded to Sacramento City College, Oak Park Community Center and ended at Sacramento State. (Photo by Keyshawn Davis)

Sac State serves as final destination for Reclaim MLK Day parade

Keyshawn Davis and Tony Rodriguez January 18, 2022
Black Lives Matter Sacramento and NAACP of greater Sacramento hosted the 7th annual Reclaim MLK Day parade and the second socially distanced car caravan.
The university union pictured during the COVID-19 pandemic Oct. 25, 2020. Sacramento State announced the Spring 2022 semester would begin virtually during a surge of cases in Sacramento County. (Madeleine Beck)

Sac State announces virtual instruction for first two weeks of spring semester

Jordan Parker, editor in chief January 4, 2022
Sacramento State announced that students will mostly have virtual instruction from January 24 to February 6 due to the Omicron variant surge.
Black Student Union Board members Kameya Turner, Leila Cormier, Chiemena Agbakwuru and Ken Wilson during a board meeting on Oct. 11. BSU will be hosting this year’s Afrikan Black Coalition conference where BSU clubs from all over California will visit. Photo by Keyshawn Davis. Photo illustration by Ayaana Williams.

To be Black and free: Black Student Union to host 19th annual Afrikan Black Coalition Conference

Keyshawn Davis December 23, 2021
Sac State’s Black Student Union is set to host its Afrikan Black Coalition Conference during the weekend of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the University Union. Read the preview here.
The University Union remains closed due to the campus shutdown prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic on Oct. 25, 2020. The CSU announced that it will require boosters for staff, faculty, and students accessing campus by Feb. 28, 2022.

Boost up! CSU to require an additional COVID-19 shot by February

Jordan Parker, Editor-in-Chief December 22, 2021
The CSU announced that COVID-19 boosters are required for students by February 28, 2022.
The State Hornet compiled the results of our fall 2021 audit. Our audit found that each section had over half of stories focused or centered on underrepresented communities. (Graphic by Emma Hall).

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: fall 2021 audit results, mission for the spring

Emma Hall December 17, 2021
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion editor Emma Hall closes off the section’s first semester of content with final audit results.
Sacramento State Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills discusses grants for students in the spring 2022 semester at an Associated Students Inc. meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. The university will be disbursing $20 million total to students after the fourth week of the semester.

Sac State students will receive another HEERF grant in spring 2022

Kris Hall December 13, 2021
Sacramento State Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills told Associated Students Inc. Wednesday that the university would be disbursing $20 million in Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) funds in the spring 2022 semester.
An empty view of tables near the Riverfront Center at Sacramento State on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. The State Hornet spoke with Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills and Provost Steve Perez to answer questions about the COVID-19 protocols and percentage of in-person classes in spring 2022.

FAQ: What to know about Sac State’s spring 2022 classes, COVID-19 protocols

Dominique Williams December 13, 2021
The State Hornet spoke with Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills and Provost Steve Perez to answer questions about the COVID-19 protocols and percentage of in-person classes in spring 2022. Here’s what you need to know:
The State Hornet surveyed our staff’s demographics in order to analyze where we stand on diverse representation. This semester, The State Hornet had 34 students enrolled either as staffers or editors. Graphic by Emma Hall

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: The State Hornet’s fall 2021 diversity report

Emma Hall December 11, 2021
With the introduction of The State Hornet’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion section, editor Emma Hall releases staff demographics and our midway audit results.

SAC STATE SAYS: Students react to in-person commencement announcement

Dominique Williams, Kris Hall, and Alec Ramey December 8, 2021
Graduating Sac State students share their thoughts on the 2022 commencement being at the Golden 1 Center for the first time in two years.
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