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The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


The grand opening of the Jewish Life and Resource Center was attended by students, faculty, representatives of area Jewish organizations and community leaders Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Mayor Darrell Steinberg and City Councilmember Lisa Kaplan represented local Jewish political leadership.

New Jewish Life and Resource Center opens its doors at Modoc Hall

Alexander Musa, staffer May 13, 2024
President Luke Wood was joined by Sac State students and faculty to celebrate the opening of the Jewish Life and Resource Center at Modoc Hall on Wednesday, May 8.
Members of the pro-Palestine encampment during a press conference at Sacramento State’s Library Quad Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Collectively named the Popular University of Gaza, the protestors consisted of members of Students for Justice in Palestine, Students for Quality Education, and local community members.

‘You sign a treaty with your enemies, not with your students’: Sac State encampment packs up after investment policy changes

Alexander Musa and Alyssa Branum May 10, 2024
After pro-Palestine protesters negotiate with President Luke Wood, Sac State will become the first CSU campus to fully withdraw from investments related to ethnic cleansing and genocide.
Protesters hold up signs at the Students for Justice in Palestine press conference Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Sac State is now the first CSU campus to announce divestment.

Multiple California Faculty Association members resign over union’s ceasefire resolution

Micah Yip, Staffer May 8, 2024
After the California Faculty Association voted on a pro-Palestine resolution, several members — including some Sac State faculty — penned an email expressing disappointment and announcing their resignations.
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.
Humanities and child development librarian Ántonia Peigahi at Sac State stands by the User Services desk at the University Library Tuesday, March 26, 2024. Though Peigahi’s office is located in the library, she spends most of her time interacting with colleagues and students while on campus.

Beyond the books: A Sac State librarian’s significant impact on campus

Micah Yip, Staffer April 16, 2024
Sac State’s faculty leader Ántonia Peigahi, shares her story of accepting her racial and gender identity, her pursuit of higher education and social justice work on campus.
Attendees to the Antiracism and Inclusive Campus Plan showcase discuss at a roundtable in the Union Ballroom Monday, March 25, 2024. The group was instructed to talk amongst the group to formulate ideas and address concerns from the action plan.

Sac State hosts showcase for progress of Antiracism & Inclusive Campus Action Plan

Julianna Rodriguez, DEI Editor March 27, 2024
Members of Sac State’s Division of Inclusive Excellence and President Luke Wood showed students and faculty how they could make a more inclusive campus amid rise of anti-DEI laws.
MLK Center program coordinator Kaifa Yates poses outside Lassen Hall where the Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement Program is located Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024. Yates is a mentor for the college working at the MLK Center and is responsible for coordinating workshops and students with resources to assist their success.

Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement centers academic success on Black excellence

Usamah Hammour and Mahrukh Siddiqui March 5, 2024
The Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement Program at Sacramento State helps Black students explore their Pan-African roots while building a community away from home.
The political climate drives LGBTQ+ students such as senior international relations major and co-President of the Lavender Alliance Emilie Jocson, to help organize student groups to push back against anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric on campus. Student organizations such as the Lavender Alliance have committed themselves to helping students connect with their peers. (Photo by Brionna Woody. Graphic created in Canva by Mia Huss)

Sac State community discusses frustrations with anti-LGBTQ+ legislation

Mia Huss and Alexander Musa February 16, 2024
Sacramento State students weigh in on the 2024 presidential election and anti-LGBTQ+ legislation being instated nationwide as many fear for their rights being revoked
“Construction Zone” sign posted on the ‘Esak’tima Center door in Lassen Hall Thursday, April 23, 2023 . To respect the land Sac State occupies, the name ‘Esak’tima means ‘A Place Where Knowledge Comes’ in the Nisenan language. (Photo by Jasmine Ascencio).

Renovations further delay launch of Sac State Native student center

Jasmine Ascencio and Elizabeth Meza May 24, 2023
In development since 2016, the ‘Esak’tima Center for Native and Indigenous students is set to open in early October 2023.
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