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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


Sac State professor Daniel Bethel stands between Caleveras and Alpine Hall holding the first four volumes of his comic Long John on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Bethel said he’s proud of these books because they reflect the two things he loves doing: English and art.

Sac State English professor by day, self-proclaimed ‘Comicker’ by night

Jack Freeman and Collin Houck May 17, 2022

On a cold night in 2001, Sac State professor Daniel Bethel laid in his bed having a dream that would change his life forever. “It was a super stylized comic-style dream,” Bethel said. “I had no...

(L-R) Pat and Bill Dorman, June 1990. The two met as students at Sacramento State in the early 60s. (Photo courtesy, Jan Haag)

‘He thought that journalism was a sacred calling’: Remembering late Sacramento State professor

Casey Rafter May 16, 2022

With a career as a journalism and government instructor at Sacramento State that spanned over four decades, Bill Dorman’s impact on students and the university reverberates across demographics.  When...

Women in Business board members (From top to bottom) Tamara Muomua, Shivani Kumar, Harmeen Kaur, Karina Garza Plasencia. The goal of Women in Business is to provide female business majors at Sac State with resources and opportunities to boost their professional development, according to its board members. Photo by Uche Esomonu)

All-female club seeks to reclaim business field for women

Uche Esomonu May 13, 2022

Sacramento State senior business administration major Midori Dobson learned how intimidating it can be as the only woman in a classroom after taking a finance class where the number of women could be counted...

Communications studies major Charlene Francisco poses in front of the water fountain on the library quad on Friday, April 22, 2022. Francisco spent the day promoting the Christian Brotherhood International club that she is a member of.

Sac state grads frustrated over quantity of commencement tickets

Hugo Quintanilla May 10, 2022

As the semester is coming to an end, many seniors are preparing to graduate. There's been one question asked as seniors prepare for their commencement. Why just six tickets?  Some Sacramento State...

Graduating hospitality major Hannah Rowles dons her graduation gear outside of the Athletic Center on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Following commencement guidelines, Rowles has decorated her cap to read “And so the planning begins,” with a line of sports balls to line up with her future career plans, she said.

FAQ: Get informed on the first in-person commencement in 3 years

Casey Rafter May 9, 2022

Graduates, grab your caps and gowns and get ready to kiss Sac State goodbye! With just 11 days left until the first ceremony, The State Hornet has all of the most important information you’ll need...

Fourth year economics major Malachi Powell sits at a table outside of Lassen Hall and Java City Roundhouse on Friday, April 22, 2022. Powell said he has an unsure but positive outlook towards what his future career path may be after earning his undergraduate degree.

What’s next after college? The dilemma to find a future career

Carina Arroyo May 5, 2022

Sacramento State students are unsure of what their next move is after graduation. From freshman to senior year, students are faced with the burning question, “What are you going to do once you graduate?”  Some...

Rosalba Gomez-Bautista, second year political science major and ethnic studies minor poses in front of the mural on the Studio Theater on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. “We don’t want to be generalized as just Mexicans, we deserve to be represented and it’s very empowering especially now to be Indigenous and to claim that identity,” Gomez-Bautista said. (Photo by Hannah Asuncion)

‘I still haven’t come out yet’: First-generation queer Indigenous student balances their identities

Hannah Asuncion May 2, 2022

Editor’s note: The subject of the story goes by they/them/their/theirs and is referred to throughout the story.  In the beginning of the spring semester, Rosalba Gomez-Bautista was thrilled for their...

Esti Kovalchuk, a business admin major at Sac State, takes a break from her studies to enjoy a moment in the sun in front of the library on Monday, April 11, 2022. After leaving the country four years ago, Kovalchuk said the news of recent Russian attacks on Ukraine have been scary to witness second-hand.

‘People being killed left and right’: Ukrainian student’s social media fills with troubling scenes from home

Casey Rafter April 28, 2022

It was just after 5 a.m. in Ukraine when the Russian army launched its first attacks on the country on Feb. 24, 2022.   Business Administration major Esti Kovalchuk, who has only been in the U.S....

Jasmine Joseph sits inside the University Library on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.  Joseph is one of many students who have struggled to find online options for next semester as Sac State hopes to bring more students back on campus.

‘Why are we going backwards?’ Students want more online options

Anh Nguyen and Stacy Hanson April 25, 2022

Online options have been a solution to many students and faculty while they reassess their priorities like taking care of their health, their family and adjusting their schedules and lifestyle during the...

20-year-old Criminal Justice major Chi Meng Vang stands in front of the Sacramento State Library on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Vang is an international refugee and a peer leader for the Asian Pacific-Islander and Desi-American campus community. (Photo by Michael Pacheco)

From poverty to peer leader: a refugee student finds success

Michael Pacheco April 25, 2022

When the United States military withdrew from Vietnam in 1975, many Hmong refugees migrated from Laos and Vietnam to refugee camps in Thailand and other countries in order to avoid the conflict.  The...

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