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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Khalil Ferguson, one the founding members of BSU and current president of the Black Alumni Chapter, and his group after participating in the singing game Encore on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. “Welcome Black” attendees played Encore to open the event.

‘Welcome Black’ returns to Sac State campus first time since quarantine

Keyshawn Davis September 18, 2021
Black students gather for the first “Welcome Black” event on campus on Thursday, Sept 16 and showcased Black student organizations and other resources available to Black students.
 (Left to right) Joel Santiago, Dr. Viridiana Diaz and Noel Mara discuss different Latinx clubs and resources offered at Sacramento State on Wednesday, Sept.15, 2021, for “La Bienvenida.” While the event was held online, Mara expressed joy to be back on campus.

Serna Center hosts ‘La Bienvenida,’ a celebration of Sac State’s Latinx community

Erick Amaya September 16, 2021
Serna Center’s “La Bienvenida” welcomes students to campus. Faculty and student speakers encourage students to become more involved.
The Services for Students with Disabilities (SSWD) office is located in Lassen Hall with students entering and exiting. SSWD has set up a computer lab where staff are helping disabled students familiarize with the new Clockwork program for the SSWD Portal — no longer needing their all-paper format.

Sac State’s Services for Students with Disabilities transitions to campus

Shelby Tolly September 15, 2021
Services for Students with Disabilities is throwing out anything in paper format for a new all-online system called Clockwork to help give disabled students a smooth transition to
Aladria Brown stands outside of the university theater on Saturday, May 8, 2021. As ASI’s next director of arts and letters, she plans to collaborate with all departments and bring new ideas to Sac State.

Sac State theatre students call for change, reflect on department’s past with systemic racism

Emma Hall, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Editor September 9, 2021
Theatre students at Sac State push for department change rather than performative statements.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion editor, Emma Hall, pens an open letter detailing the section’s mission and goals for the fall semester. Hall also shares the results of our summer audit and The State Hornet’s goal of having half of each story’s section focused on underrepresented communities. Graphic created in Canva.

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Welcome to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion section

Emma Hall, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Editor September 3, 2021
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion editor, Emma Hall, introduces our newest section with goals for increasing diversity in The State Hornet’s coverage.
San Francisco State University student Toshiar Green addresses a crowd at a Black Lives Matter rally at the California State Capitol steps in Sacramento, California on Friday, March 23, 2018. Sac State students reveal how police brutality and the massive media coverage reporting it has impacted and affected their mental health. Photo in background taken by Emily Rabasto. Graphic created in Canva.

Black Sac State community, therapist discuss psychological impacts of police brutality

Chrissy Martinez and Michael Eskridge June 7, 2021
Ever since George Floyd was killed by now-convicted police officer Derek Chauvin, the conversation about police interactions with Black people has been prevalent in the U.S. Sacramento State students voiced their concerns regarding police brutality and how the media coverage affects their mental health.
Sacramento State’s Division of Inclusive Excellence announced that Sac State students, employees, faculty and administration are allowed to choose their gender pronouns that are displayed on their Student Center and profile pages. The State Hornet compiled this FAQ about pronouns and LGBTQ+ inclusivity at Sac State. (Photo by Kayleen Carter.)

FAQ: How to add your pronouns to your Student Center

Estefany Nuñez May 19, 2021
Sacramento State’s Division of Inclusive Excellence announced that Sac State students, employees, faculty and administration are allowed to choose the pronouns that are displayed on their Student Center and profile pages. The State Hornet compiled this FAQ about pronouns and LGBTQ+ inclusivity at Sac State.
(Left to right) My-Thy Nguyen, Marietess Masulit and Yee Thao discuss their experiences dealing with anti-Asian racism due to xenophobic rhetoric tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. The State Hornet spoke with members of the Asian American community at Sac State about what they have experienced since the start of the pandemic. Photos courtsey of Nguyen, Masulit and Thao.

Asian Sac State students, faculty share experiences navigating racism during the pandemic

Estefany Nuñez May 7, 2021
With the increase of anti-Asian targeted attacks tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, The State Hornet spoke with members of the Asian American community at Sac State about their experiences with anti-Asian racism during the pandemic.
Sacramento States only Black professor in the college of business administration, David Moore (left), and political science professor Robert Oden (right) speak at a teach-in on systemic racism in higher education for the California Faculty Association on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. At the virtual event, Oden said President Robert Nelsen was negligent in not sanctioning the professor, Sanjay Varshney, for what he did to David Moore. Screenshot taken via Zoom.

Professor calls for President Nelsen’s resignation amid systemic racism at Sac State

Mercy Sosa, news editor April 30, 2021
Sacramento State's only Black professor in the college of business administration, David Moore, spoke at a teach-in on systemic racism in the university for the California Faculty Association on Tuesday.
Annette Reed, Tolowa Dee-ni, sits as chair of Ethnic Studies at Sacramento State. Working at the university since 1998, Reed previously served as director of Native American studies at Sac State. Photo courtesy of Annette Reed.

Native American ethnic studies chair recounts higher education journey

Emma Hall April 13, 2021
Annette Reed, one of 18 Native American faculty members at Sacramento State, has become a mentor and inspiration for Native American students at Sac State.
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