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26-year-old police officer killed in North Sacramento was Sac State alumna

26-year-old police officer killed in North Sacramento was Sac State alumna

Margherita Beale and Cory Jaynes

June 20, 2019


Filed under Campus, Featured, News

Tara O’Sullivan, a 26-year-old Sacramento State alumna and Sacramento Police Department officer, was shot and killed Wednesday night while on a domestic disturbance call in North Sacramento. O’Sullivan was shot by an “AR-15 style rifle” just after 6 p.m. while helping a woman collect her bel...

Sac State pitcher hopes to be ‘powerhouse’ Pittsburgh Pirates need

Sac State pitcher hopes to be ‘powerhouse’ Pittsburgh Pirates need

Shaun Holkko

June 18, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Featured, Sports

As a five-year-old boy growing up in Los Angeles, Austin Roberts’ first team experience with baseball was in Little League with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Now, at 20 years old, Roberts will begin his professional career with the Major League equivalent. Story continues below photo. The Sa...

3 Sac State baseball players selected in 2019 MLB Draft

3 Sac State baseball players selected in 2019 MLB Draft

Shaun Holkko

June 5, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Featured, Sports

For the second consecutive year, three Sacramento State baseball players were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft this week. The Hornets (40-25, 18-9 Western Athletic Conference), whose season ended this past weekend at the NCAA regional, had three right-handed pitchers selected to the nex...

Sac State baseball team ends 2019 season at NCAA regional

Sac State baseball team ends 2019 season at NCAA regional

Shaun Holkko

June 3, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Featured, Sports

After winning seven straight tournament elimination games to keep their postseason alive, the 2019 Sacramento State baseball team met its end at the NCAA regional in Stanford. Sac State (40-25) was eliminated following two losses to the host team, the No. 4 Stanford University Cardinal (44-12). T...

Former Sac State student makes trek to Mount Everest’s South Base Camp

Former Sac State student makes trek to Mount Everest’s South Base Camp

Cory Jaynes, Managing editor

June 2, 2019


Filed under Featured, News

Following a nine-day trek, former Sacramento State student Joe Dangtran arrived at Mount Everest’s South Base Camp in Nepal on Sunday, May 25. Dangtran made the trek to the South Base Camp with a team of students from the University of Connecticut and Northeastern University, where Dangtran currently s...

Sac State baseball team finishes regular season with 33-22 record

Sac State baseball team finishes regular season with 33-22 record

Shaun Holkko

May 22, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Campus, Featured, Sports

The Sacramento State baseball team enter the 2019 Western Athletic Conference tournament Wednesday for the eighth straight season under head coach Reggie Christiansen, seeking the team’s third conference title. The Hornets now prepare for their eighth straight appearance in the WAC tournament. Si...

West Sacramento mayor takes over second Sac State endowed chair

West Sacramento mayor takes over second Sac State endowed chair

Cory Jaynes

May 20, 2019


Filed under Featured, News

West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon was hired as a full-time, tenured professor at Sacramento State, taking over the Hazel Cramer Endowed Chair in the college’s Department of Public Policy and Administration. This represents only the second endowed chair in Sac State’s history. According to a...

Alumnus, rapper Consci8us talks SAMMIES, career, philosophy, future

Alumnus, rapper Consci8us talks SAMMIES, career, philosophy, future

Robert Pierce

May 17, 2019


Filed under Culture, Featured, Music

Last winter, Sacramento State alumnus and rapper Consci8us was working hard to finish his degree at Sac State while also keeping up with his music career. After graduating in December of last year, he went on to perform at the 2019 MLK March in January and at the Golden 1 Center in February as pa...

CSU vaccine policies set to tighten up amid measles outbreaks

CSU vaccine policies set to tighten up amid measles outbreaks

Ashton Byers

May 15, 2019


Filed under Featured, News

By the fall 2020 semester, California State University vaccine policies are set to change, altering current exemptions to mandatory vaccines and potentially resulting in holds on accounts of unvaccinated students. Vaccines for measles, rubella, and Hepatitis B have been required at Sacramento Sta...

Sac State students weigh in on allergy season

Sac State students weigh in on allergy season

Shiavon Chatman

May 15, 2019


Filed under Featured, News

It is officially allergy season and Sacramento State students have ditched their winter coats and Christmas mugs for picnic baskets and nasal spray. Students are sneezing into their inner elbows (hopefully) to avoid spreading germs, but the pollen in the air does not discriminate. Students voice...

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