The State Hornet

‘See you next fall’: No college football for Hornets this season

Hornet Stadium on Oct. 6, 2020. The Hornets football team will opt out of the spring 2021 Big Sky Conference season, meaning they will not participate in conference play until fall 2021.

Jordan Parker

October 15, 2020

The Hornets have chosen to opt out of the Big Sky Conference spring 2021 football season, meaning they will not play again until fall 2021.

Sac State punter from Down Under

Sam Clark, environmental science major, poses on the bench after practice at Hornets Stadium at Sacramento State Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Clark started playing football March 2018 in Australia and came to Sacramento June 2019 to play for Sac State.

Estefany Nuñez and Sara Nevis

October 15, 2020

The punter from Australia, Sam Clark, spoke to the State Hornet about his second season of football. “It was quite an achievement to have never played this sport before and come over here and give it a crack,” Clark said.

Sac State goalie rebounds from ACL injury

Aaliyah Fesili, goalkeeper for Sac State's women's soccer team, warms up with head coach Randy Dedini at a socially distanced practice on Thursday Oct 8th, 2020. Fesili earned Goalie Of The Year in the Big Sky Conference last season.

Jason Gallardo

October 14, 2020

Last season, Sacramento State redshirt junior soccer player Aaliyah Fesili was named Big Sky Goalkeeper of the Year and named to All-Big Sky Conference First team, after not being able to play the year before due to injury. 

Former ASI president Christian Landaverde says resignation was due to COVID-19 campus closure

Former ASI president Christian Landaverde and executive vice president Jennifer Gross resigned from their positions on March 13, 2020. Landaverde said he decided to step down due to the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down campus and his desire to focus on other opportunities.

Camryn Dadey and Michael Pacheco

October 12, 2020

Former ASI president Christian Landaverde details the reasons for his resignation last semester, saying it was due to the campus closure caused by COVID-19 occurring during the “lame duck” months of his presidency.

Sac State marching band students adjust to coronavirus precautions, distance learning

From left to right, Sac State marching band members Russell Bradley, Veloy Tofoya and Gabrielle Mirsky pose for photos at Sacramento State on Oct.9, 2020. Due to this semester being mostly virtual, marching band students have had to come up with their own practice routine. (Photo illustration)

Katerina Graziosi

October 12, 2020

With a third of the semester complete, Sacramento State students are adapting to the challenges of distance learning, but some classes, like marching band, are still navigating the uncertainties and precautions that have been generated by COVID-19.

THE LO-DOWN: The most iconic songs that made me the bad bleep I am today

Graphic by Makenna Roy. Illustration by Tara Gnewikow.

Lauren Vannucci

October 12, 2020

Reminisce on feel-good anthems with Lauren Vannucci as she reacts to songs that shaped her into the person she is today!

Sac State student-athletes will take the day off to vote this election

The Big Sky Conference told all of its member schools to give athletes the day off Nov. 3 to allow student-athletes the opportunity to vote on Election Day. Photos by Shaun Holkko, Luis Platero and Ian Edwards. Graphic made in Canva.

Patrick Posuniak

October 12, 2020

Sacramento State’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee has given student-athletes a day free of mandatory meetings, practices, games and other sport-related activities Nov. 3 in an effort to encourage students to vote in the U.S. presidential election. 

Civil rights icon Dolores Huerta urges students to vote, condemns racism

Labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta speaks during a campaign rally with former President Bill Clinton on March 20, 2016 at Central High School in Phoenix, Arizona. Huerta spoke on voting, the national census and anti-racism at a virtual event hosted by Sacramento State's Serna Center Friday.

Katerina Graziosi and Mercy Sosa

October 9, 2020

Sacramento State’s Serna Center held a virtual event featuring civil rights icon Dolores Huerta on the importance of voting, the census and active anti-racism Friday via Zoom.

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

Graphic made in Canva.

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.

8 Sac State students quarantined in American River Courtyard in first month of school

The American River Courtyard from above at Sacramento State Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Eight Sac State students were quarantined in the American River Courtyard residence hall in the first month of the semester, according to Sac State Student Affairs officials.

Mercy Sosa, news editor

October 7, 2020

Eight Sacramento State students were quarantined at the American River Courtyard residence hall in the first month of the semester. None are currently quarantined or in isolation.

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