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The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


Sacramento County Sheriff deputies on the scene of an arrest following a pursuit of a stolen vehicle by Parking Structure 5, Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. A deputy on the scene said the damage to the vehicle occurred due to it hitting a pole.

BREAKING: Stolen vehicle pursuit ends with arrest on campus

Jenn Galinato, Staffer September 25, 2023
A suspect was arrested at Parking Structure 5, following pursuit from the Sacramento County Sheriff.
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?
Jenkins Hall, a co-ed student residence on campus, Thursday, Sep. 7, 2023. A sexual assault was reported there on Aug. 31.

BREAKING: Sexual assault at Jenkins Hall

Analah Wallace and Jenn Galinato September 7, 2023
A Sexual Assault Case opens the first week of the fall semester.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photo by Alyssa Branum. Graphic created in Canva by Alyssa Branum and Julie Blunt

TIMELINE: Sexual assault at Sac State

Julie Blunt, Alyssa Branum, and Tobi Fakunle May 8, 2023
Following multiple sexual assaults on and off campus, safety has become a concern for many students.
Sandra Pantoja, a fourth-year history major, sits between Tahoe Hall and The WELL Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Pantoja said she always carries her belongings with her so they won’t get stolen.

Understanding, preventing theft on campus

Justine Chahal April 27, 2023
Sac State PD provides theft prevention tips and students share how they keep their items safe on campus.
The police announced on Saturday, March 25, 2023 they are looking for a suspect in an attempted burglary. A suspect was caught on surveillance cameras pulling on a door in Amador Hall. (Photo from campus-wide email) (Graphic made in Canva): Alyssa Branum

BREAKING: Reported burglary at Sac State’s Amador Hall

Isaac Streeter and Tony Rodriguez March 25, 2023
A man approximately 5 feet 10 inches, was seen on camera attempting to enter Amador Hall 350 around midnight Saturday.
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