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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


Sacramento State University President Robert Nelsen addresses students in the University Union about COVID-19 policies on campus on Sept. 3, 2020. In his address on Jan. 21, 2022, Nelsen discussed continuing COVID-related issues and plans to change the culture of the campus to fight systemic racism.

Nelsen’s 2022 Spring Address: Anti-Racism, COVID and a “Healing Campus”

Odin Rasco January 22, 2022
Sacramento State University’s President Nelsen gave his Spring Address Friday, covering COVID, anti-racism, graduation rates, and more.
Tanya Faison, founder of Black Lives Matter Sacramento, waves the Pan-African flag as she leads the “Reclaim MLK” car caravan parade at Sacramento State on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. BLM and the NAACP hosted a caravan parade that began at Grant Union High School then proceeded to Sacramento City College, Oak Park Community Center and ended at Sacramento State. (Photo by Keyshawn Davis)

Sac State serves as final destination for Reclaim MLK Day parade

Keyshawn Davis and Tony Rodriguez January 18, 2022
Black Lives Matter Sacramento and NAACP of greater Sacramento hosted the 7th annual Reclaim MLK Day parade and the second socially distanced car caravan.
Graduate guard Lianna Tillman dribbling the ball down court in the Hornets Nest on Jan. 10, 2022. The Hornets lost to Northern Arizona University 68-57, Lianna finished the game with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.

Sac State women’s basketball team suffers 68-57 loss against Northern Arizona

John Cabales January 15, 2022
The Hornets’ slow start in their Big Sky game against Northern Arizona was too much to overcome in the fourth quarter.
The Sacramento State men’s basketball team lines up at the baseline after  practice Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 in The Hornets Nest. The team has continued to practice despite the high number of game cancellations that have occurred amid concerns about COVID-19.

Sac State men’s basketball game against Oregon cancelled due to positive COVID-19 cases

Jordan Latimore, sports editor January 4, 2022
Sac State’s third and final PAC-12 matchup of the season against Oregon State has been canceled due to COVID-19 cases discovered within the Beaver program:
The university union pictured during the COVID-19 pandemic Oct. 25, 2020. Sacramento State announced the Spring 2022 semester would begin virtually during a surge of cases in Sacramento County. (Madeleine Beck)

Sac State announces virtual instruction for first two weeks of spring semester

Jordan Parker, editor in chief January 4, 2022
Sacramento State announced that students will mostly have virtual instruction from January 24 to February 6 due to the Omicron variant surge.
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 University Union remains closed due to the campus shutdown prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic on Oct. 25, 2020. The CSU announced that it will require boosters for staff, faculty, and students accessing campus by Feb. 28, 2022.

Boost up! CSU to require an additional COVID-19 shot by February

Jordan Parker, Editor-in-Chief December 22, 2021
The CSU announced that COVID-19 boosters are required for students by February 28, 2022.
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.
Photo of Sac State sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) taken by Ayaana Williams. Graphic made in Canva by Alex Muegge & Mercy Sosa

Recap of Sac State’s season after playoff loss to South Dakota State: 4TH AND GOAL PODCAST

“4th and Goal'' is The State Hornet’s newest podcast and features former football beat writer and current podcast editor Mack Ervin III alongside current football beat writer Brandon Bailey breaking...

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen addresses students in the crowd of California Faculty Association protestors at the University Union on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. Nelsen said he could not get involved in the bargaining of CFA’s contracts. Photo of Nelsen taken by John Cabales. Graphic created in Canva.

EDITORIAL: President Nelsen, we don’t accept your apology — you should resign

State Hornet Editorial Board December 10, 2021
After a semester of reporting on the Sacramento State community and its frustrations with administration’s lackluster effort toward addressing racism on campus, The State Hornet Editorial Board is proposing its solution to the problem: The resignation of President Robert Nelsen.
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