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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Higher Education

Youth advocate Leander Loh stands outside of the WEAVE office on Thursday April 13, 2022. Loh will be the keynote speaker of the “Breaking out of the Box” seminar that will be held at the University Union on Tuesday, April 19.

Who said real men don’t cry? Seminar aims to break toxic masculinity

Dominique Williams April 16, 2022

Sexual assault awareness month might be confined to 30 days, but for advocates like Laura Swartzen and Leander Loh, raising awareness of sexual violence is a never-ending effort. Swartzen and Loh both...

Sarah Budean, a junior with an undeclared major, sits in front of the University Union on Monday, April 4, 2022. Though she said she didn’t know much about the upcoming ASI board elections, Budean offered her thoughts on what an ideal candidate should do to earn more votes.

Rock the vote? Students know little to nothing about ASI elections

Casey Rafter and Tyra Green April 5, 2022

On cracked asphalt paths leading from Amador Hall to the University Union, few of the passing students notice the hand-painted campaign plywood signage. With voting opening Wednesday, the 21 candidates...

Elizabeth Ballard-Branco (left) and Sage Stanley (right) stand in the middle of the breezeway at Kadema Hall on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. The renovation has made ceramic making and printmaking more difficult and prevented some students from completing their artworks.

Sac State’s Kadema Hall renovation has art students dropping classes and demanding tuition refunds

Anh Nguyen April 1, 2022

Elizabeth Ballard-Branco, a fourth year studio art major, walked into their class at Kadema Hall with a heavy heart as they realized art students had been displaced into microbiology labs for the rest...

David Yaikov, a senior business major, poses in front of the Hornet Bookstore excited to be back on campus, on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Yaikov says he is happy that more students are on campus at Sac State this semester. (Photo by Tyra Green)

Three months in: How the return to campus has impacted students

Tyra Green March 17, 2022

Although the Starbucks line is longer than before and some have said it’s a bit harder to find parking, students are back and the campus is almost entirely back to normal. The Union is full of people...

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...

 Kinesiology major Malia Tuitavuki sits at a dining table in front of the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento on Feb. 9. She will be graduating at the arena in May for the first in-person graduation commencement since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

What to know about Sac State’s 2021-2022 commencement ceremony

Kris Hall, Opinion Editor February 18, 2022

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen announced on Nov. 29 that Sac State will host its first in-person commencement in two years for fall 2021 and spring and summer 2022 graduates. The State Hornet...

California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro addresses student reporters in a virtual press conference Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Castro announced his resignation as CSU Chancellor after just 13 months following a report that revealed he mishandled sexual harrassment claims against a Fresno State employee during his time as president of the university.

BREAKING: CSU Chancellor resigns following mishandling of sexual harassment complaints

Jordan Parker, Kamelia Varasteh, and Dylan McNeill February 17, 2022
Joseph Castro resigned as chancellor of Cal State University after just 13 months in charge following complaints that he mishandled sexual harassment complaints during his tenure at Fresno State.
California Assembly Bill 367, entitled “Menstrual Equity for All,” requires public schools to maintain an adequate supply of menstrual hygiene products, such as pads and tampons, in an accessible location before or beginning fall 2022. Sacramento State plans to distribute menstrual products in a number of restrooms across campus as well as other high-traffic locations for student convenience. Graphic made in Canva by Ayaana Williams.

CSU system to enforce menstrual product distribution in 2022-2023 school year

Ayaana Williams, visuals editor December 8, 2021
Assembly Bill 367, entitled “Menstrual Equity for All,” states that each college must maintain an adequate supply of menstrual hygiene products, such as pads and tampons, in a centralized and accessible location on campus before or beginning 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.
(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.
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