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Sac State will help enroll international students in hybrid or in-person course

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Madeleine Beck, managing editor

July 8, 2020

International students will be assisted in enrolling in an in-person or hybrid course to avoid losing their student visa, according to an email from Sacramento State International Programs and Global Engagement sent Wednesday.  This action followed a recent announcement by U.S. Immigration and Customs ...

‘What happened yesterday was such a sick betrayal’: Sac State international students react to ICE announcement

Flags hang in Sacramento State’s Global Studies Lounge on March 11, 2020. ICE announced Monday that international students will have to take at least one in-person class in the fall to be able to stay in the U.S., putting Sac State international students at risk of being deported.

Madeleine Beck, managing editor

July 7, 2020

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Monday that international students cannot take online-only courses in the fall if they want to stay in the U.S., putting Sacramento State international students at risk of being deported if they don’t comply.  The announcement says international students...

Golden State Killer suspect pleads guilty in hearing at Sac State

Golden State Killer suspect pleads guilty in hearing at Sac State

Madeleine Beck, Managing Editor

June 29, 2020

The Golden State Killer suspect pleaded guilty to multiple murders in a makeshift courtroom in the Sacramento State University Union ballroom on Monday.  Joseph DeAngelo, a Sac State alumnus, pleaded guilty to 13 counts of first-degree murder and 13 charges of kidnapping for purposes of robbery, avoiding ...

OPINION: Don’t be ignorant — wear a damn mask in public

An employee hands out a mask at Sacramento State on March 12.

Jordan Parker

June 28, 2020

On June 18, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a state mandate requiring all people to wear masks when in public and when social distancing isn’t possible. The decision is the right one as the loosening of stay-at-home orders has convinced our population that we’re back to normal. NE...

OPINION: Give Black people reparations

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Jordan Parker

June 24, 2020

All around the country people are awarded compensation for injuries they’ve sustained at work, in car accidents or for any wrongdoings. However, Black people have never received a single dime of compensation for the historical injustices against them. Black men and women have been lynched, beate...

Sac State starting quarterback enters NCAA transfer portal

Sac State junior quarterback Kevin Thomson rushes for a first down against UC Davis on Nov. 23, 2019 at Hornet Stadium. Thomson entered the NCAA transfer portal signalling the possibility that he will leave Sac State for his final year of eligibility.

Mack Ervin III

June 11, 2020

Sacramento State quarterback Kevin Thomson has entered the NCAA’s transfer portal, possibly  signaling the end of his Hornets career, according to the sports network Rivals. Head coach Troy Taylor said in a statement that he wishes Thomson well for his journey beyond Sac State. “Kevin Thomson...

OPINION: A badge doesn’t make police exempt from the law

OPINION: A badge doesn’t make police exempt from the law

Jordan Parker

May 31, 2020

What is justice? Justice is a police officer being arrested, tried and thrown in jail for their criminal actions. If an officer commits a crime, they become a criminal just like an ordinary person committing a crime would be. We need justice not only for George Floyd, but all of the victims of police...

BSU president presses Sac State to fire professor seen arguing with neighbors

The virtual town hall participants and interpreters check their video cameras before the beginning of the event Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Sacramento State held a virtual town hall where administrators and community members spoke on how the campus can respond to racism.

Chris Wong, news editor

May 19, 2020

The president of Sacramento State’s Black Student Union pressed administrators to fire the professor seen in a viral video where his wife used racial slurs. Sac State BSU president Adwoa Akyianu called for the professor’s firing on Tuesday during a virtual town hall hosted by Sac State, which aimed...

Sac state soccer player overcomes rare blood disorder, torn ACL

Sac State soccer player Christina Lazar poses at Kaiser Hospital in Roseville. Lazar was diagnosed with a rare blood disease and had to heal from a torn ACL before she could return to playing for Sac State's team in March. Photo courtesy of Christina Lazar.

Jason Gallardo

May 19, 2020

On March 8, Sacramento State soccer player Christina Lazar played her first game in over a year following her battle with a rare blood disorder and a torn ACL.  Lazar grew up in Rocklin and has been playing soccer since she was in preschool. She was introduced to the sport because she wanted to co...

Q&A: Sac State alumnus Lester Holt talks about career, coronavirus pandemic

Lester Holt, a Sac State alumnus, claps during the 36th annual Cronkite Award Luncheon on November 4, 2019. Holt spoke with The State Hornet about his journalism career and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vince Castellana

May 18, 2020

Sacramento State alumnus Lester Holt has become one of the most well-known journalists in the country for his work on NBC. Holt, who grew up in Sacramento and graduated from Cordova High School, went to Sac State in the ‘70s but dropped out before getting his degree. In 2015, Holt received an honorary...

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