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CRIME MAP: One theft on campus occured in the first 2 weeks of December

Every week The State Hornet compiles crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status.
Michael Pacheco December 16, 2020
One theft occurred at Sac State over the last two weeks.

Sac State announces no changes to spring break following discussion around its cancellation

The current spring break schedule for the spring 2021 semester will remain unchanged and occur from March 22-28, according to a SacSend email from Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen. Photo in background via Canva.
Jordan Parker December 15, 2020
The spring 2021 semester will begin as planned on Jan. 25 and the current spring break schedule will remain unchanged, according to a SacSend email from Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen.

Aramark wins bid to take over Sac State’s dining operations

The Aramark and AmeriPride building in Hibbing, Minnesota on Oct. 4, 2020. The food service company is planned to take over University Enterprises, Inc.’s dining operations July 2021. (Photo by Tony Webster/ CC BY 2.0)
Estefany Nuñez December 14, 2020
In attempt to continue making food services financially feasible and affordable for students, University Enterprises Inc. decided to outsource their dining operations. Aramark won with the highest score to a bid and is set to take over in July 2021.

STATE HORNET NEWS: COVID-19 regional lockdown, CSU returns to campus in fall 2021 and more

December 14, 2020

On this edition of State Hornet News, COVID-19 regional lockdown begins, CSU vows to return to campus in fall 2021 and the Hornet Esports Valorant team discusses their season. Plus more from the State...

Black students react to racial slurs at UNIQUE talent show and following investigation

Sac State officials claim an investigation into the racial slurs in the Zoom chat of the UNIQUE talent show Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 found the users were not local and could not be tied to the university. “What I’ve noticed when it comes to these incidents, there’s not really a valid response or action being taken, we’re allowing this to become normal,” said child development major Kameya Turner.
Nijzel Dotson and Brandon Bailey December 11, 2020
Sac State students call on administration to address anti-racism after racial slurs interrupted a talent show hosted by UNIQUE Programs.

Sac State Police Department continues operations during campus closure with $6.6 million budget

The Sacramento State Police Department continues to operate on campus despite the campus closure due to COVID-19. The police department’s current budget is estimated to be $6.6 million, according to Rose McAuliffe, associate vice president of budget planning and administration.
Michael Pacheco December 10, 2020
Sacramento State Police Department continues operating during the campus closure with a $6.6 million budget, despite university budget cuts and lower reported crimes this semester.

ASI announces COVID-19 surveillance testing for staff of Children’s Center

ASI Executive Director Sandra Gallardo  discussed the implementation of COVID-19 surveillance testing for staff at the Children’s Center, which will begin on Monday. The ASI Board of Directors also approved a resolution recommending trigger warnings prior to faculty or student presentations at the ASI board meeting on Wednesday via Zoom. 
Graphic made in Canva.
Jenna Cooper December 9, 2020
Sacramento State’s Associated Students, Inc. Board of Directors approved COVID-19 surveillance testing for the Children’s Center staff and passed a resolution that recommends the implementation of trigger warnings in faculty and student presentations in a board meeting Wednesday.

DACA reinstated for first time since 2017

A judge ordered the Trump administration to fully reinstate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that was ended in 2017. Program coordinator for the Dreamer Resource Center Erik Ramirez said DACA will protect undocumented young immigrants from deportation and let them work lawfully. Screenshot taken via Zoom.
Estefany Nuñez December 9, 2020
A judge ordered the Department of Homeland Security to reinstate the DACA program this week and accept new applicants.

Academic advising issues and miscommunication worry Sac State students

Sacramento State students face issues with their academic advising, including issues with a class listed as a writing intensive on the social sciences’ website that no longer meets the requirement. Graphic made in Canva.
Gerardo Zavala December 9, 2020
Sacramento State students face issues with their academic advising, including issues with a class listed as a writing intensive on the social sciences’ website that no longer meets the requirement.

CSU plans for in-person classes in fall 2021

Sacramento State students walking on campus by Mendocino Hall in September 2019. The California State University system announced its plans to return to in-person instruction for fall 2021 despite the lack of evidence to make a decision on summer 2021 classes Wednesday.
Chris Wong and Mercy Sosa December 9, 2020
The California State University System announced its plans to return to in-person instruction for fall 2021.
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