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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
Sac State professor Daniel Bethel stands between Caleveras and Alpine Hall holding the first four volumes of his comic Long John on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Bethel said he’s proud of these books because they reflect the two things he loves doing: English and art.
Sac State English professor by day, self-proclaimed ‘Comicker’ by night
Daniel Bethel’s ‘Long John’ to become a TV show
Jack Freeman and Collin Houck May 17, 2022

On a cold night in 2001, Sac State professor Daniel Bethel laid in his bed having a dream that would change his life forever. “It was a...

(L-R) Pat and Bill Dorman, June 1990. The two met as students at Sacramento State in the early 60s. (Photo courtesy, Jan Haag)
‘He thought that journalism was a sacred calling’: Remembering late Sacramento State professor
Former students, family celebrate life of Bill Dorman
Casey Rafter May 16, 2022

With a career as a journalism and government instructor at Sacramento State that spanned over four decades, Bill Dorman’s impact on students...

Women in Business board members (From top to bottom) Tamara Muomua, Shivani Kumar, Harmeen Kaur, Karina Garza Plasencia. The goal of Women in Business is to provide female business majors at Sac State with resources and opportunities to boost their professional development, according to its board members. Photo by Uche Esomonu)
All-female club seeks to reclaim business field for women
The Women in Business club provides networking opportunities and internships to boost their professional development
Uche Esomonu May 13, 2022

Sacramento State senior business administration major Midori Dobson learned how intimidating it can be as the only woman in a classroom after...

Communications studies major Charlene Francisco poses in front of the water fountain on the library quad on Friday, April 22, 2022. Francisco spent the day promoting the Christian Brotherhood International club that she is a member of.
Sac state grads frustrated over quantity of commencement tickets
‘I do think there should be more tickets given out besides the 6’
Hugo Quintanilla May 10, 2022

As the semester is coming to an end, many seniors are preparing to graduate. There's been one question asked as seniors prepare for their commencement....

Graduating hospitality major Hannah Rowles dons her graduation gear outside of the Athletic Center on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Following commencement guidelines, Rowles has decorated her cap to read “And so the planning begins,” with a line of sports balls to line up with her future career plans, she said.
FAQ: Get informed on the first in-person commencement in 3 years
The ceremony is returning to the Golden One Center
Casey Rafter May 9, 2022

Graduates, grab your caps and gowns and get ready to kiss Sac State goodbye! With just 11 days left until the first ceremony, The State Hornet...

Fourth year economics major Malachi Powell sits at a table outside of Lassen Hall and Java City Roundhouse on Friday, April 22, 2022. Powell said he has an unsure but positive outlook towards what his future career path may be after earning his undergraduate degree.
What’s next after college? The dilemma to find a future career
Students are on track to a cap and gown. Then what?
Carina Arroyo May 5, 2022

Sacramento State students are unsure of what their next move is after graduation. From freshman to senior year, students are faced with the burning...

Rosalba Gomez-Bautista, second year political science major and ethnic studies minor poses in front of the mural on the Studio Theater on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. “We don’t want to be generalized as just Mexicans, we deserve to be represented and it’s very empowering especially now to be Indigenous and to claim that identity,” Gomez-Bautista said. (Photo by Hannah Asuncion)
‘I still haven’t come out yet’: First-generation queer Indigenous student balances their identities
Hannah Asuncion May 2, 2022

Editor’s note: The subject of the story goes by they/them/their/theirs and is referred to throughout the story.  In the beginning of the...

Esti Kovalchuk, a business admin major at Sac State, takes a break from her studies to enjoy a moment in the sun in front of the library on Monday, April 11, 2022. After leaving the country four years ago, Kovalchuk said the news of recent Russian attacks on Ukraine have been scary to witness second-hand.
‘People being killed left and right’: Ukrainian student’s social media fills with troubling scenes from home
Casey Rafter April 28, 2022

It was just after 5 a.m. in Ukraine when the Russian army launched its first attacks on the country on Feb. 24, 2022.   Business Administration...

Jasmine Joseph sits inside the University Library on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.  Joseph is one of many students who have struggled to find online options for next semester as Sac State hopes to bring more students back on campus.
‘Why are we going backwards?’ Students want more online options
75 to 80 % of courses to be in-person this fall
Anh Nguyen and Stacy Hanson April 25, 2022

Online options have been a solution to many students and faculty while they reassess their priorities like taking care of their health, their...

20-year-old Criminal Justice major Chi Meng Vang stands in front of the Sacramento State Library on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Vang is an international refugee and a peer leader for the Asian Pacific-Islander and Desi-American campus community. (Photo by Michael Pacheco)
From poverty to peer leader: a refugee student finds success
20-year-old criminal justice major Chi Meng Vang works to lead the way for other struggling students
Michael Pacheco April 25, 2022

When the United States military withdrew from Vietnam in 1975, many Hmong refugees migrated from Laos and Vietnam to refugee camps in Thailand...

Adia Hayes, a sophomore environmental studies major, prepares to have a nurse draw her blood on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. Participants were encouraged to donate blood and join the “Be The Match” marrow registry to double their donation.
GALLERY: Blood donations pour in from Sac State community
Students and faculty give back at on-campus drive
Tyra Green April 23, 2022

Sacramento State University Union, The WELL, Associated Students Inc., and Vitalant hosted a blood drive Tuesday and Wednesday in Sac State’s...

California State Employee Union strives to help student workers get equal benefits
California State Employee Union strives to help student workers get equal benefits
Isaiah Mercado April 22, 2022
The California State University Employee Union wants to unionize student workers. CSUEU said they feel student workers are doing the same work without the advantages provided to unionized faculty.
Mujeres Ayudando La Raza co-coordinator and third-year anthropology major Lexi Bravo poses in front of a tree outside of the Sac State Library on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Bravo said MAR helps Latinx students become more involved in their community. (Photo by Alexis Perales)
Latina non-profit supplies feminine products and scholarships to students
Mujeres Ayudando La Raza provides for their community
Alexis Perales April 22, 2022

In some bathrooms around campus, there are little boxes full of women’s products with an Instagram logo imprinted on them. The contents include...

Junior history major Sarah Williams sits in front of Mendocino Hall on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. WIlliams called the pause frustrating and says she dreams of a more affordable higher education in the future.
Ready or not, students must start paying back loans in 3 months
Jack Freeman April 20, 2022

A pause of Federal student loan payments was extended by President Joe Biden until September, giving Sacramento State, among many other university...