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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


Sac State students visit the Parents & Families Program office during Phlagleblast inside the University Union Sept. 8, 2023. The University Union houses many of the student resources campus has to offer.

Unleash your potential with a treasure trove of campus resources

Erick Mendoza, Staffer September 21, 2023
Sacramento State has plenty of resources ready to support you the best it can. From scholarships to resource centers let’s see what our university has to offer.
The Associated Students Inc. executive board meeting takes place in the Green & Gold room in the University Union, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023. ASI Director of Graduate Studies Hisham Hussain was set to appeal his strike, but the hearing  was called off after the strike was changed to a warning.

ASI director issued warning for failing to respond to emails

Erick Mendoza, Staffer September 19, 2023
Director of Graduate Studies Hisham Hussain received a strike after failing to respond to emails in a timely fashion, but was changed to a warning just before the hearing.
The Associated Students Inc.’s Appellate Council decided they will not hear the appeal from SSIS Director-Elect Nikita Akhumov (left) Tuesday, June 13, 2023. Isabella Jimenez (right), the runner up candidate, will take over the position the fall 2023 semester. (Photos provided by Sacramento State; graphic created in Canva by Chris Woodard)

ASI Appellate Council will not hear candidate’s appeal over disqualification recommendation

Jacob Peterson June 20, 2023
The ASI Appellate Council has found there were no valid grounds for the appeal.
The hearing for complaints filed against Nikita Akhumov by Isabella Jimenez for the 2023 ASI elections in the University Union, Wednesday, May 10, 2023. The Committee released its decision regarding that hearing on Wednesday, May 24, recommending Akhumov be disqualified for campaign interference.

Elections complaints committee recommends disqualification for ASI student candidate

Jacob Peterson May 25, 2023
Two complaints filed by election opponents sparked committee hearings and final recommendations.
(L-R) Associated Students, Inc. presidential candidates Adoreil Ayoubgoulan, Emilie Jocson Nataly Andrade-Dominguez  in The State Hornet studio March 31, 2023. The candidates have been campaigning since March 28 and Sacramento State students can vote in the University Union or the ASI website April 12-13. (Photos and graphic created in Canva by Alyssa Branum)

State Hornet Series: Q&A with ASI presidential candidates

Gavin Hudson, Newsletter Editor April 12, 2023
Newsletter editor Gavin Hudson hosts a Q&A with all candidates running for the ASI presidential ticket.
ASI Student Services Coordinator for KSSU Aaron Wall (middle) holding a microphone at an event in the Library Quad Monday, March 27, 2023. Wall is accused of making a Nazi salute during the recording of a podcast at KSSU.

Students recording podcast with KSSU say station advisor performed Nazi salute

Emma Hall and Dominique Williams April 6, 2023
Students Anya Thompson and Madeline Madrid reported the Nazi salute to the Division of Inclusive Excellence.
(L-R) Nataly Andrade-Dominguez, Laura De la Garza Garcia, Lexa Estrella and Salma Pacheco are four out of five ASI board members that are of hispanic descent. The women hope to be role models to other young women through their leadership role at Sac State. (Graphic created on Canva by Alexis Hunt and Mercy Sosa)

Today’s student voice, tomorrow’s role models

Stacy Hanson October 2, 2022
“To be able to showcase that women of color can represent and can be that voice is beautiful”: ASI executive board discusses representation of Hispanic culture.
Newly elected ASI Government candidates  pose for a group picture following the announcement of the voting results on Thursday April 7, 2022. The candidates will be serving their term from 2022-2023.

Sac State ASI election winners announced after voting draws 9.6% turnout

Jenelle Lum and Alexis Hunt April 9, 2022

Students gathered Thursday inside the Elderberry and Beetle Room at Residence Hall at Sacramento State as loud music blared through the doors during a warm spring evening.  Members of Associated Students...

Sarah Budean, a junior with an undeclared major, sits in front of the University Union on Monday, April 4, 2022. Though she said she didn’t know much about the upcoming ASI board elections, Budean offered her thoughts on what an ideal candidate should do to earn more votes.

Rock the vote? Students know little to nothing about ASI elections

Casey Rafter and Tyra Green April 5, 2022

On cracked asphalt paths leading from Amador Hall to the University Union, few of the passing students notice the hand-painted campaign plywood signage. With voting opening Wednesday, the 21 candidates...

Elaine Vang, who is majoring in public health studies at Sacramento State, studies at the AIRC at Sac State on Feb. 21. Vang said she used the previous HEERF grant funds to pay for bills and textbooks. (Photo by Laura De la Garza Garcia)

CHA-CHING: Final HEERF grant to be distributed to Sac State students

Laura De la Garza Garcia February 27, 2022

Sac State will be distributing the fourth round grant payments from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to students beginning Feb. 28.  The HEERF grant is a federal award that was approved in...

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