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The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

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One of the many signs decorating the pro-Palestine encampment site in the Library Quad Tuesday, April 30, 2024. Signs at the protest said phrases such as “Bread not Bombs” and “Resistance is justified when people are occupied.”

Pro-Palestine encampment draws support from students and community members at Sac State

Micah Yip, Staffer May 1, 2024
Sacramento State students protest in support of Palestine, setting up an encampment in the middle of campus and garnering several reactions from students and locals alike.
A tent being assembled in the middle of the Sacramento State’s Library Quad Monday, April 29, 2024. Protestors were set up with necessities, music and books to keep them occupied.

‘We’re going to be here until the CSU system divests’: Students and organizers comment on Sac State encampment

Analah Wallace, News Editor April 29, 2024
Sacramento State students and protestors gather in the Library Quad and set up camp in hopes of ending the Palestine conflict and bringing a ceasefire in Gaza.
The Sacramento Police Department responded to a shooting at the University and 65th Street light rail station around 3 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2024. The suspects in the shooting allegedly carjacked someone at gunpoint nearby on Folsom Blvd, the car was found abandoned on campus in parking lot 2.

The near-campus shooting and carjacking: What we know

Michael Pepper, Staffer March 27, 2024
As the hunt for the suspects in Thursday's deadly shooting continues, here’s what we know about the investigation so far and how Sacramento Police, Sac State Police and university administration responded to the events.
The shooting incident occurred at the University and 65th Street light rail station Thursday March 21, 2024. Light rail service was interrupted in both directions as Sac City PD detectives and CSI processed the crime scene.

Shooting and carjacking incidents leave Sac State students wishing for more communication

Michael Pepper and Santana LaTour March 27, 2024
Sac State students question their safety on campus after the Sac City Police Department announces a shooting and carjacking that occurred near campus during the week of spring break.
An official voter information guide at Sac State’s Vote Center for the Tuesday, March 5, 2024, primary election. While SB 1166 is not on this ballot, it is expected to be discussed in a policy meeting this month.

‘Making our college campuses safer is a top priority’: New bill aims to strengthen Title IX in California colleges

Micah Yip, Staffer March 11, 2024
California State Senator Bill Dodd introduced SB 1166, which would strengthen Title IX protocols and improve transparency, consistency and accountability in investigations in UC, CSU and community college campuses.
Guy West Bridge, April 2, 2023 at Sacramento State where there were reports of a person with a possible rifle, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023. The Sacramento State Police Department investigated the reports and found that they were unfounded.

BREAKING: Reports of rifle on campus unfounded

Peyton Sorosinski and Mercy Sosa October 12, 2023
Reports of an individual being seen with a rifle on campus were unfounded, according to a community alert email from the Sacramento State Police Department.
Sacramento State President Luke Wood and Associated Students Inc. President Nataly Andrade-Dominguez pose together in the president’s office at Sacramento Hall, Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. Andrade-Dominguez serves as a member of the taskforce committee and urged the need for student representation on it.

Safety taskforce begins work to reach out to the campus community

Julianna Rodriguez and Eric Davis October 11, 2023
Announced by President Luke Wood in August, the Presidential Taskforce on Campus Safety has begun it’s mission of reaching out to the campus community
A student-led petition is seeking to reform Title IX to include verbal harassment in its list of protections. According to the petitions organizers, current protections have failed to properly protect students from such harassment. (Graphic created in Canva by Cam Hanson)

Student petition looks to expand Title IX protections to include verbal harassment

Analah Wallace, Staffer October 10, 2023
A petition created by students is looking to add verbal harassment, such as death threats, to the Title IX list of protections.
Sacramento State’s Police Department, Monday, Oct. 1, 2023. The Annual Security Report, released Sept. 15 as part of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policies & Campus Crime Statistics Act, reported a significant increase of crime on campus.

Sac State security report shows increase in crime on campus

Erick Mendoza, Staffer October 4, 2023
Sacramento State’s 2023 Annual Security Report released on Sept. 15 showed a significant increase in reports of domestic violence and stalking in addition to a claim that no hate crimes were committed on campus last year.
A blue emergency light on the pathway to the Library Quad on campus Thursday, Sept. 12, 2023. The blue lights are used to alert the Sacramento Police Department of incidents occurring on campus.

In the ‘Red Zone’: what resources does the campus offer survivors?

Michael Pepper, Staffer September 25, 2023
With Sac State in the “Red Zone” what services does the school offer sexual assault survivors?
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