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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


Aiyana Garcia, a civil engineering major, (left), and Alyssa Rendon, a computer engineering major, (right) stand in front of the computer science and engineering mural at Santa Clara Hall on March 2, 2022. Garcia and Rendon said they hope to reduce the gap in the numbers of men and women in the engineering field. (Photo by Alexis Perales)

Female engineering majors face the challenges of succeeding in a male-dominated field

Alexis Perales March 17, 2022

In the fall 2021 semester, women represented about 16 percent of all engineering and computer science students at Sacramento State University according to Kevan Shafizadeh, interim dean of the college...

Brysha Igie, criminal justice major; Renee Arriola, an English major; Mike Harp, a psychology major; and Donovan Lhle, a kinesiology major, pose together while on a walk on campus Saturday, Feb. 19. Sac State Black students have differing opinions about racism and diversity on campus.
(Photo by Andrea Molinar)

Black students reflect on experiences with diversity at Sac State following anti-racism and inclusion convocation

Andrea Molinar March 4, 2022

On Feb. 14, Sacramento State held an anti-racism and inclusion convocation on Zoom to discuss the campus’ antiracism and inclusivity plan. However, some Black students seemed to be unaware of the...

Tranh Pham, the Pride Center coordinator poses with students: Emilie Jocson a third year, Jess Lemos a third year, and Bowen Neumann, a first year social work graduate student holding up a variety of LGBTQ+ flags while tabling for the Club Days Event on Tuesday, Feb. 15. Photo by: Hannah Asuncion

New LGBTQ+ student organization offers a safe and inclusive space for everyone

Hannah Asuncion February 28, 2022

The Pride Society is a new student club that started fall 2021 and helps LGBTQ+ students connect with other LGBTQ+ students, and allies by being each others’ support systems at Sacramento State.  As...

State Hornet Spotlight: Dr. Alma Flores talks about the importance of HSI funding and hiring more Latinx faculty.

Mercy Sosa, James Fife, and Mack Ervin III February 9, 2022

On this episode of State Hornet Spotlight: Digital Editor Mercy Sosa talks to Dr. Alma Flores, an assistant professor of Education at Sacramento State, about the funding Sac State receives for being...

Black Alumni President Khalil Ferguson at Sacramento State on Nov. 9 2021. Ferguson Is one of the co-founders of Black Student Union from its reactivation in 2015, and he engages in local policymaking to this day.

Black Alumni president reminisces on early life and activism at Sac State

Keyshawn Davis, Diversity, Equity and Identity Editor February 2, 2022
Black Alumni president Khalil Ferguson reminisces about early life co-founding BSU and activism at Sac State.
Black Student Union Board members Kameya Turner, Leila Cormier, Chiemena Agbakwuru and Ken Wilson during a board meeting on Oct. 11. BSU will be hosting this year’s Afrikan Black Coalition conference where BSU clubs from all over California will visit. Photo by Keyshawn Davis. Photo illustration by Ayaana Williams.

To be Black and free: Black Student Union to host 19th annual Afrikan Black Coalition Conference

Keyshawn Davis December 23, 2021
Sac State’s Black Student Union is set to host its Afrikan Black Coalition Conference during the weekend of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the University Union. Read the preview here.
The State Hornet compiled the results of our fall 2021 audit. Our audit found that each section had over half of stories focused or centered on underrepresented communities. (Graphic by Emma Hall).

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: fall 2021 audit results, mission for the spring

Emma Hall December 17, 2021
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion editor Emma Hall closes off the section’s first semester of content with final audit results.
The State Hornet surveyed our staff’s demographics in order to analyze where we stand on diverse representation. This semester, The State Hornet had 34 students enrolled either as staffers or editors. Graphic by Emma Hall

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: The State Hornet’s fall 2021 diversity report

Emma Hall December 11, 2021
With the introduction of The State Hornet’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion section, editor Emma Hall releases staff demographics and our midway audit results.
Sacramento State’s anti-racism and inclusion convocation was moved to Feb. 14, 2022, to discuss anti-racism on campus. The convocation was supposedly moved  due to “scheduling conflicts” according to President Robert Nelsen. Photo in background taken by Patrick Posuniak. Graphic made in Canva by Ayaana Williams.

Sac State president announces new date for anti-racism and inclusion convocation

Dominique Williams December 6, 2021
Sacramento State’s anti-racism and inclusion convocation has been rescheduled for Feb. 14, 2022, President Robert Nelsen announced via SacSend Monday. This is the second rescheduling of the event, as the convocation was originally scheduled for September 2021 and previously rescheduled for Feb. 25, 2022.
Enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and president of Sac State’s Ensuring Native Indians Traditions Club, Amanda Croteau, as well as members of the Native community at Sacramento State and Sacramento, discuss how they feel about land acknowledgments and the Native lands that Sac State occupies. Sac State is located on Miwok, Maidu and Nisenan land. Photo of Croteau taken by Chrissy Martinez. Graphic created in Canva by Mercy Sosa.

Looking beyond land acknowledgements: Sac State’s history sitting on Native land

Chrissy Martinez and Odin Rasco December 2, 2021
Members of the many Native communities at Sacramento State, in Sacramento and beyond discuss how they feel about land acknowledgments and the Native lands that Sac State occupies. Sac State is located on Miwok, Maidu and Nisenan land.
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