The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

According to the CDC, people ages 18-29 are responsible for 22.4% of COVID-19 cases in the United States as of March 4. That is 4,836,514 cases, the highest of any age group in the U.S.

EDITORIAL: Please, get the COVID vaccine

“We eat from the Taco Bell drive-thru or microwave ramen how many nights a week, and you’re worried about taking a vaccine authorized by two ideologically separate administrations?”
California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro said he anticipates at least 50% of classes across the CSU system will be in-person this fall semester at a news conference on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Graphic made in Canva.

EDITORIAL: CSU backtracking on in-person instruction is nothing short of betrayal

The State Hornet Editorial Board February 10, 2021
California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro said Monday that he anticipates at least 50% of classes across the CSU system will be in-person this fall semester. What happened to “majority in-person instruction” and a return to normalcy?
Graphic made in Canva.

EDITORIAL: Great, we had an anti-racism convocation — here’s what Sac State needs to do next

State Hornet Editorial Board October 8, 2020
The convocation was a step in the right direction, but the university has a lot more work to do.
EDITORIAL: Give us back our damn money, Sac State

EDITORIAL: Give us back our damn money, Sac State

On Wednesday, The WELL at Sacramento State dug its heels into anti-student ground, reiterating what we already knew — there will be no refund of the $393 University Union/WELL Fee that over 30,000 students...

EDITORIAL: Sac State students are asking for transparency and safety, not a vacation

EDITORIAL: Sac State students are asking for transparency and safety, not a vacation

On Tuesday evening, Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen’s liked the following since-deleted tweet from Sacramento Bee reporter Joe Davidson. Story continues below tweets. gif form as well...

EDITORIAL: It’s better to get it right than to get it first

EDITORIAL: It’s better to get it right than to get it first

The State Hornet Editorial Board January 28, 2020

Sunday’s news of Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others’ deaths in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California sent ripples through not only the sports community, but the world. As...

Photo illustration. Following the announcement of Timothy P. White's retirement, the CSU has begun a search for its next chancellor. A

EDITORIAL: 6 action items the next CSU chancellor must address

The State Hornet Editorial Board November 13, 2019

The students of the California State University system deserve a chancellor that will champion the cause of affordable and honest education for every student, following the retirement of current CSU Chancellor...

Cal Fire firefighter Xavier Chavez shoots pictures with his phone while helping fight the Kincade Fire in Sonoma county. The fire destroyed 374 structure and on Monday a federal judge ordered an investigation as to whether a transmission line malfunction reported by PG&E was the cause of the fire.

EDITORIAL: Death, destruction and darkness: It’s time for PG&E to go

The State Hornet Editorial Board November 9, 2019

Live in darkness or risk losing everything in a wildfire?  This was the choice given to Pacific Gas & Electric customers during much of the month of October.  Except it wasn’t even a choice,...

From left to right, in this photo illustration are DACA recipients Israel Flores, Denisse Garcia and Erik Ramirez. The California State University recently granted funds for schools in their system to offer legal services to DACA recipients.

EDITORIAL: Dreamers at Sac State and nationwide deserve better

The State Hornet Editorial Board October 18, 2019

Dreamers are all among us, even at Sacramento State.  The State Hornet recently spoke to and wrote about three DACA recipients at Sac State — two student representatives of Associated Students, Inc....

The American River Courtyard, one of the residence halls located at Sac State. In the university's 2019 Clery Act Report, 31 instances of sexual assault were reported at on-campus housing, an increase of 21 incidents from last year's report.

EDITORIAL: Sac State must be more transparent about Clery Act Report increases

The State Hornet Editorial Board October 7, 2019

In its most recent Clery Act Report, Sacramento State reported 30 instances of rape at on-campus housing in 2018, up from four instances in 2017.  The increase is staggering. The tepid explanation...

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