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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?
Nida Niazy appears in court for sentencing at the Sacramento County Superior Court Friday Aug. 25, 2023. Niazy faces time in state prison for sexual assaults committed in 2022 before fleeing to Europe.

BREAKING: Sac State sexual assault suspect sentenced to two-year prison sentence

Jacob Peterson August 25, 2023
Nida Niazy will only be charged with assault while being forced to pay restitution to the victims as part of a plea deal.
The Office of Equal Opportunity in Del Norte Hall, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023. According to the Title IX assessment report for Sacramento State, many students were not aware where the office is located on campus.

CSU Title IX report reveals system-wide problems

Jacob Peterson and Chris Woodard July 17, 2023
The assessment found issues with California State University’s understaffing and lack of consistent guidelines.
Nida Muhummad Nyazi, 32, following his arrest in Germany, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023. The FBI announced in a press release on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, that Niazy had been returned to the U.S. to stand trial for alleged sexual assaults (Photo provided by Sacramento Sherriff’s Department; graphic made on Canva by Jacob Peterson)

Sexual assault suspect extradited back to the U.S.

Jacob Peterson May 30, 2023
Suspect Nida Muhammad Nyazi will appear before the Superior Court of California for his alleged sexual assaults at Sacramento State University.
A white SUV with a shattered windshield on State University Drive near Sequoia Hall after colliding with a cyclist Saturday morning, May 27, 2023. A Sacramento State police officer said the victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

Vehicular collision at Sac State leaves cyclist dead on scene

Cristian Gonzalez May 27, 2023
A cyclist and vehicle collided on State University Drive behind Sequoia Hall.
Parking Structure 3 located across from the Sacramento State Police Department at Sac State Tuesday, May 8, 2018. An occurrence of sexual battery at the structure was reported to campus police May 12, 2023. (Graphic made in Canva by Chris Woodard)

BREAKING: Sexual battery reported to campus police

Johnathan Rutz May 25, 2023
This incident adds to multiple similar reports during the spring 2023 semester.
An out of order sign on an emergency blue light tower at Hornet Commons April 29, 2023. This tower is one of seven that are not currently functioning at Hornet Commons, a student living facility at Sacramento State where multiple sexual assaults have taken place. (Photo taken by Emma Hall and graphic created in Canva by Mercy Sosa).

Out of order: All blue light emergency towers inoperative at Hornet Commons

Peyton Sorosinski May 17, 2023
Female residents voice safety concerns while the blue light emergency towers at Hornet Commons are all currently out of order.
Report of indecent exposure at Hornet Commons

Report of indecent exposure at Hornet Commons

Johnathan Rutz May 12, 2023
Suspect described as a white male in his 50s, according to police.

State Hornet Broadcast: Farewell for now

Alexis Pedroza and Ruth Finch May 8, 2023
Watch the latest State Hornet Broadcast for salsa dancing at sundown and one final message from our multimedia editor. Robert Nelsen is retiring from Sac State and some administrators are following him out. Also check out our coverage on the sustainable fashion show last month.
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