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The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Diversity/Identity

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.
A Native student center will be arriving at Sacramento State in fall 2022 on the first floor of Lassen Hall. Described as a necessity by Indigenous students, the center will be reminiscent of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, providing a space for representation and belonging for Native students. (Photo by Keyshawn Davis).

Sac State to open Native American student center

Keyshawn Davis November 23, 2021
Members of the Native Scholars Program provide updates on the Native Student Center opening fall 2022.
David Moore stands outside of Sacramento State’s Tahoe Hall on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. As one of the only Black professors in business administration at Sac State, Moore said he has experienced more “coldness in isolation” after speaking out about his experience being racially profiled.

‘Stop being afraid’: Black faculty urge Sac State to call out campus racism

Keyshawn Davis, Emma Hall, and Dominique Williams November 18, 2021
The State Hornet spoke with several current and former Black faculty members on their insight about racism at Sac State.
The State Hornet has compiled previous coverage on this page relating to the Native community in celebration of this month. Turtle Island (center element) is a Native term that refers to the American continent and various oral histories of a turtle that holds the world on his back, according to The Canadian Encyclopedia. The medicine wheel (background element) embodies four directions that are utilized in Native tribes for health and healing, according to the National Library of Medicine. Graphic created in Canva.

Native American Heritage Month 2021

Mercy Sosa November 17, 2021
The State Hornet has compiled previous coverage on this page relating to the Native American community in celebration of this month.
(From left to right) Amanda Croteau, Josiah Nelson, and María Elena Pulido-Sepulveda are all Indigenous students attending Sacramento State. For them, being a part of the smallest ethnic group at Sac State means facing a lack of representation, feeling no sense of belonging and having to navigate a space that doesn’t support them.

‘Existence is resistance’: the reality of being Indigenous students at Sac State

Emma Hall and Keyshawn Davis November 10, 2021
The State Hornet spoke with three Indigenous students about their journeys at Sac State and beyond.
Members from the California Faculty Association protested California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro’s visit to Sacramento State on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, advocating for fair contracts for faculty. In the event’s open forum, students advocated for removing police from campus and for further anti-racism initiatives on campus.

CSU Chancellor faces faculty protests, anti-racism questions at Sac State during visit

Camryn Dadey and Odin Rasco November 4, 2021
The California Faculty Association protested California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro’s visit to Sacramento State on Wednesday, advocating for a fair contract for faculty as well as anti-racism initiatives.
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