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The State Hornet

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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


Adia Hayes, a sophomore environmental studies major, prepares to have a nurse draw her blood on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. Participants were encouraged to donate blood and join the “Be The Match” marrow registry to double their donation.

GALLERY: Blood donations pour in from Sac State community

Tyra Green April 23, 2022

Sacramento State University Union, The WELL, Associated Students Inc., and Vitalant hosted a blood drive Tuesday and Wednesday in Sac State’s University Union Ballroom.  Students were able to make...

California State Employee Union strives to help student workers get equal benefits

Isaiah Mercado April 22, 2022
The California State University Employee Union wants to unionize student workers. CSUEU said they feel student workers are doing the same work without the advantages provided to unionized faculty.
Mujeres Ayudando La Raza co-coordinator and third-year anthropology major Lexi Bravo poses in front of a tree outside of the Sac State Library on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Bravo said MAR helps Latinx students become more involved in their community. (Photo by Alexis Perales)

Latina non-profit supplies feminine products and scholarships to students

Alexis Perales April 22, 2022

In some bathrooms around campus, there are little boxes full of women’s products with an Instagram logo imprinted on them. The contents include pads and tampons that are up for grabs for anyone who may...

Junior history major Sarah Williams sits in front of Mendocino Hall on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. WIlliams called the pause frustrating and says she dreams of a more affordable higher education in the future.

Ready or not, students must start paying back loans in 3 months

Jack Freeman April 20, 2022

A pause of Federal student loan payments was extended by President Joe Biden until September, giving Sacramento State, among many other university students, three months until loan collectors can start...

Participants end the “Out of the Darkness” campus walk at The WELL on Thursday, April 14, 2022. A banner was held by participants who led and identified the group.

‘You are not alone’: Out of the Darkness campus walk makes a triumphant return to Sacramento State

Alexis Hunt April 16, 2022

Hundreds of participants and students gathered around at The WELL as the rain pattered down on a cold, gloomy Thursday afternoon.  For the first time since the pandemic started, the Sacramento State...

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...

Newly elected ASI Government candidates  pose for a group picture following the announcement of the voting results on Thursday April 7, 2022. The candidates will be serving their term from 2022-2023.

Sac State ASI election winners announced after voting draws 9.6% turnout

Jenelle Lum and Alexis Hunt April 9, 2022

Students gathered Thursday inside the Elderberry and Beetle Room at Residence Hall at Sacramento State as loud music blared through the doors during a warm spring evening.  Members of Associated Students...

Alejandra Santiago, a second-year child development major stands outside the WELL before heading in for her workout on March 17, 2022. Santiago said  she was having trouble making a reservation through the app which made it difficult to enter the facility.

Sac State’s the WELL’s mobile app discourages students from using facility

Stacy Hanson April 9, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic brought on many unique challenges for Sacramento State students but perhaps the least expected change to campus were complications in accessing the WELL, the university’s premier...

Roza Mahzabin, a psychology major at Sac State, sits inside her dorm at American River Courtyard on Thursday, March 17, 2022. Mahzabin moved from Los Angeles to attend Sacramento State and said she had to turn to Facebook to find housing for next semester.

Sac State students struggle to find housing amid soaring rent prices

Priscilla Garcia-Pargas April 8, 2022

Under the “Sac State housing” search on Facebook, there are numerous posts from students trying to find housing, offering information for future roommates and renting out bedrooms in their homes to...

Fourth-year biological and archaeological anthropology major Charlotte Barna poses by the “on air” sign at the KSSU studio in the Sacramento State University Union on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. As a first-semester DJ, Barna hosts a show on Monday mornings where she shares music and personal insight into various songs.

Sac State’s student-run radio rewinds its way through 3 decades

Kamelia Varasteh April 7, 2022

Silence, a click and the on-air sign lights up. Friday, April 8, 2022, will mark the 30th year that DJs at Sac State’s radio station, KSSU, have walked into the studio to start the day’s show. Founders...

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