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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


A graduate salutes to family in a crowded Golden 1 Center during their commencement for Sac State, May 23, 2023. A goal of the Black Student Success Task Force is to offer numerous resources to increase the amount of Black students earning a degree.

Sac State launches Black Success Initiative and Black Honors College

Mia Huss, Micah Yip, and Sharmarke Holif February 29, 2024
Sac State’s new Black Success Initiative and Black Honors College will work to improve Black students’ experience in and out of the classroom.
The Sacramento State sign covered with a banner at the on-campus CFA strike Jan. 22, 2024. The majority of CFA members voted in favor of the tentative agreement which extends into the upcoming academic term. (Photo by Alyssa Branum, Graphic created in Canva by Analah Wallace)

CFA votes to ratify tentative agreement

Jenn Galinato, Staffer February 19, 2024
California Faculty Association announced the results of their vote for the tentative agreement proposed by California State University’s management, with 76% of the membership voting to approve.
Junior outfielder Matt Masciangelo up to bat on Friday Feb. 16, 2024 against Loyola Marymount University at John Smith Field. There’s an 87.5% chance Masciangelo was hit by a pitch in this plate appearance.

Sac State outfielder hit seven times in eight plate appearances

Joey Aguirre and Kai Arellano February 17, 2024
Sac State’s Matt Masciangelo’s seven HBPs in Friday’s doubleheader were more than any MLB player has ever had in a doubleheader.
Sacramento State Police Department released a timely warning notice today after the arsons committed Sunday, Feb. 11, around 9:45 pm. Sac State PD apprehended the suspects Wednesday, Feb. 14.(Graphic created in Canva by Analah Wallace)

Two suspects spotted in arson incidents on campus

Alexander Musa, Staffer February 12, 2024
Sacramento State Police Department has released photos of two suspects involved with late Sunday night arson incidents, near the Hornet Bookstore and University Union.
The State Hornet’s end of fall 2023 audit reports on the diversity of coverage published by The State Hornet. While some areas have improved in coverage, there are still improvements to be made in covering the Native/Indigenous people and the LGBTQ+ community. (Graphic created in Canva by Julianna Rodriguez)

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: End of fall 2023 audit results

Jasmine Ascencio and Julianna Rodriguez January 26, 2024
The State Hornet releases its end-of-fall 2023 audit which allows our publication to show transparency and and hold ourselves accountable to accurately reflect the diversity of our audience.
A sign held up by one of the Sac State picketers on Monday, Jan. 22, 2024. The CFA stated in an Instagram post that they have managed a tentative agreement with the CSU on equal pay and safer working conditions.

BREAKING: California Faculty Association reaches tentative agreement with CSU

Analah Wallace, News Editor January 22, 2024
California State University and the California Faculty Association have reached a tentative agreement and will be canceling the Jan. 22-26 strike on California campuses including Sacramento State.
CFA Vice President and Sac State professor Margarita Berta-Ávila protests with faculty at the west campus entrance near Carlson and J St. Monday, Jan. 22, 2024. Strikes are set to continue all week long to urge the CSU to open up negotiations again.

California Faculty Association starts off spring semester with on-campus strike

Analah Wallace, News Editor January 22, 2024
California Faculty Association leads strike into the spring 2024 semester as they demand higher wages, better benefits and worker equality from California State University.
The Teamsters Local 10 union participated in the wage strike alongside the California Faculty Association on Dec. 7, 2023. Notable members of the union were spotted protesting and giving speeches in support of better pay and working conditions.

BREAKING: Teamsters call off strike with the CFA

Analah Wallace, News Editor January 20, 2024
Teamsters Local 10 plans to call off the Jan. 22-26 strike with the California Faculty Association after coming to an agreement with California State University.
The first week of school beginning with a strike can leave students confused on how to navigate the upcoming spring 2024 semester. The strike is set to take place on Jan. 22 through Jan. 26. (Graphic created in Canva by Analah Wallace)

How to navigate classes during Sac State’s CFA Strike

Analah Wallace, News Editor January 18, 2024
Sacramento State students must navigate their first week of the spring 2024 semester as the California Faculty Association hold a 23-campus-wide strike. Here are some frequently asked questions.
Protestors cover the Sacramento State sign in red and white CFA posters during the initial CFA strike Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023. Strikers held signs demanding better pay and better mental health accommodations for students and staff alike.

CFA strike confirmed to take place first week of semester

Analah Wallace, News Editor January 9, 2024
California Faculty Association to strike at Sacramento State campus the first week of classes after California State University gives unsatisfactory pay increase.
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