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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
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
BLM Sacramento and NAACP host second socially distanced car caravan
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.
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
BSU plans a conference on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend
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
Announcement comes as Omicron becomes dominant COVID variant in U.S.
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
State Hornet meets semester goals
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.
Sacramento State Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills discusses grants for students in the spring 2022 semester at an Associated Students Inc. meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. The university will be disbursing $20 million total to students after the fourth week of the semester.
Sac State students will receive another HEERF grant in spring 2022
Kris Hall December 13, 2021
Sacramento State Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills told Associated Students Inc. Wednesday that the university would be disbursing $20 million in Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) funds in the spring 2022 semester.
An empty view of tables near the Riverfront Center at Sacramento State on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. The State Hornet spoke with Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills and Provost Steve Perez to answer questions about the COVID-19 protocols and percentage of in-person classes in spring 2022.
FAQ: What to know about Sac State’s spring 2022 classes, COVID-19 protocols
Dominique Williams December 13, 2021
The State Hornet spoke with Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills and Provost Steve Perez to answer questions about the COVID-19 protocols and percentage of in-person classes in spring 2022. Here’s what you need to know:
The State Hornet surveyed our staff’s demographics in order to analyze where we stand on diverse representation. This semester, The State Hornet had 34 students enrolled either as staffers or editors. Graphic by Emma Hall
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: The State Hornet’s fall 2021 diversity report
Staff demographics and midway audit results
Emma Hall December 11, 2021
With the introduction of The State Hornet’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion section, editor Emma Hall releases staff demographics and our midway audit results.
SAC STATE SAYS: Students react to in-person commencement announcement
SAC STATE SAYS: Students react to in-person commencement announcement
Dominique Williams, Kris Hall, and Alec Ramey December 8, 2021
Graduating Sac State students share their thoughts on the 2022 commencement being at the Golden 1 Center for the first time in two years.
California Assembly Bill 367, entitled “Menstrual Equity for All,” requires public schools to maintain an adequate supply of menstrual hygiene products, such as pads and tampons, in an accessible location before or beginning fall 2022. Sacramento State plans to distribute menstrual products in a number of restrooms across campus as well as other high-traffic locations for student convenience. Graphic made in Canva by Ayaana Williams.
CSU system to enforce menstrual product distribution in 2022-2023 school year
New California bill requires public schools to provide menstrual products on campus
Ayaana Williams, visuals editor • December 8, 2021
Assembly Bill 367, entitled “Menstrual Equity for All,” states that each college must maintain an adequate supply of menstrual hygiene products, such as pads and tampons, in a centralized and accessible location on campus before or beginning fall 2022.
Sacramento State is getting $2.2 million dollars from California to go toward the university’s Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) and Crisis Assistance & Resource Education Support (CARES) office respectively, according to Associate Vice President of SHCS Joy Stewart-James and Associated Students Inc. director of natural sciences and mathematics Isha Bindal.
Sac State to receive $2.2 million in state funding for mental health services, basic needs
Money to fund hiring of counselors, medical expenses
Kris Hall December 6, 2021
Sacramento State is getting $2.2 million dollars from California to go toward the university’s Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) and Crisis Assistance & Resource Education Support (CARES) office respectively, according to Associate Vice President of SHCS Joy Stewart-James and Associated Students Inc. director of natural sciences and mathematics Isha Bindal.
Sacramento State’s anti-racism and inclusion convocation was moved to Feb. 14, 2022, to discuss anti-racism on campus. The convocation was supposedly moved  due to “scheduling conflicts” according to President Robert Nelsen. Photo in background taken by Patrick Posuniak. Graphic made in Canva by Ayaana Williams.
Sac State president announces new date for anti-racism and inclusion convocation
Event moved to Feb. 14 amidst ‘silence and inaction’ criticisms
Dominique Williams December 6, 2021
Sacramento State’s anti-racism and inclusion convocation has been rescheduled for Feb. 14, 2022, President Robert Nelsen announced via SacSend Monday. This is the second rescheduling of the event, as the convocation was originally scheduled for September 2021 and previously rescheduled for Feb. 25, 2022.
David Moore parado fuera del Salón Tahoe de Sacramento State el viernes, Nov. 12, 2021. Como uno de los único profesores Afro-Americano en la administración de negocio en Sac State, Moore dijo que él ha experienciado más “frío en aislamiento” después de hablar sobre su experiencia siendo perfilado racialmente.
‘Dejen de tener miedo’: Facultad Afro-Americano urge a Sac State a llamar al racismo en campus
Keyshawn Davis, Emma Hall, Dominique Williams, and Erick Salgado December 2, 2021

David Moore, un profesor del colegio de administración de negocios en Sacramento State, termina una junta por Zoom en su oficina estrecha en...

Enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and president of Sac State’s Ensuring Native Indians Traditions Club, Amanda Croteau, as well as members of the Native community at Sacramento State and Sacramento, discuss how they feel about land acknowledgments and the Native lands that Sac State occupies. Sac State is located on Miwok, Maidu and Nisenan land. Photo of Croteau taken by Chrissy Martinez. Graphic created in Canva by Mercy Sosa.
Looking beyond land acknowledgements: Sac State’s history sitting on Native land
Chrissy Martinez and Odin Rasco December 2, 2021
Members of the many Native communities at Sacramento State, in Sacramento and beyond discuss how they feel about land acknowledgments and the Native lands that Sac State occupies. Sac State is located on Miwok, Maidu and Nisenan land.
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The State Hornet spoke with student and faculty members about AANAPISI and how Sacramento State can improve representation and allocate more funds for the AAPI community on campus.