The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
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

2021-2022 2nd Semester Staff

Jordan Parker
editor in chief

Jordan Parker

Jordan Parker is the editor-in-chief of The State Hornet. He took the helm of one of the largest news organizations in the Sacramento region in May 2021 and leads the newsroom staff as well as all editorial content published on the website and its affiliated social media channels. ...

Magaly Muñoz
managing editor

Magaly Muñoz

Magaly Muñoz joined The State Hornet as an opinion writer in fall 2019 and went on to run the opinion section as editor for the 2020-2021 school year. Magaly is the fall 2021 managing editor and will graduate with her bachelors degree in journalism in spring 2022. After graduation, she hopes to delve into magazine writing or publishing. ...

Zachary Cimaglio
copy editor

Zachary Cimaglio

Zachary Cimaglio is the copy editor of The State Hornet. He joined The State Hornet in fall 2021, making this his inaugural semester as a reporter. Zachary was formerly a history major before demoting it to a minor in favor of journalism, and he hopes to become a full-time writer and reporter in the near future. ...

Tony Rodriguez
news editor

Tony Rodriguez

Tony Rodriguez is The State Hornet's news editor. The former beat reporter for the Sacramento State women's volleyball team hopes to one day create his own publication to highlight interesting people. He was previously the sports editor for The Express at Sacramento City College.

Marin Perego
arts and entertainment editor

Marin Perego

Marin Perego joined The State Hornet as an arts & entertainment beat writer in fall 2021. She is a senior majoring in journalism and minoring in communication studies. After graduation, she hopes to continue reporting within the A&E realm. ...

Brandon Bailey
sports editor

Brandon Bailey

Brandon Bailey is a sports beat writer for The State Hornet. He is a senior who joined The State Hornet in fall 2020. He has previously worked as a general rotation writer for The State Hornet and is majoring in journalism. ...

Jordan Latimore
sports editor

Jordan Latimore

Jordan Latimore joined The State Hornet in spring 2019 as a staff writer and is now a beat writer for the sports section. Before joining The State Hornet, he wrote for his school paper, The Bruin Voice, where he had a sports column. Jordan is majoring in journalism and aspiring to cover professional sports in the future. ...

Keyshawn Davis
diversity, equity and inclusion editor

Keyshawn Davis

Keyshawn Davis joined The State Hornet in fall 2021 as a beat writer for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Keyshawn has previously done freelance work for Comstock’s Magazine and Sacramento Magazine. Prior to The State Hornet, he was the sports editor for Sacramento City College’s Express news site. ...

Mack Ervin III
podcast editor

Mack Ervin III

Mack Ervin III is the podcast editor for The State Hornet. He is a senior who joined back in fall 2019 and has previously served as football beat writer and multimedia reporter. A double major in journalism and communications, he is also an avid sports, racing and video game enthusiast. ...

James Fife
multimedia editor

James Fife

Dominique Williams
visuals editor

Dominique Williams

Dominique Williams covers news for The State Hornet. She was the editor-in-chief of The Collegian, Delta College’s student-run newspaper and has won awards in news writing, inside page layout and sports photos among other awards. She hopes to become an investigative journalist.   ...

Becca Robison
prma editor

Becca Robison

Odin Rasco
newsletter editor

Odin Rasco

Odin Rasco (he/him) covers news for The State Hornet. He has written for the Sacramento News and Review and the Mountain Democrat. He is the manager of KSSU, Sac State’s student-run radio station and a stand-up comedian. ...

Kris Hall
opinion editor

Kris Hall

Kris Hall joined The State Hornet in fall 2021 as an ASI news beat reporter. Kris has previous experience as an opinion editor of The Rampage at The Rampage at Fresno City College. ...

Jennah Booth
audience engagement editor

Jennah Booth

Jennah Booth is a staff writer on the general assignment desk for The State Hornet. She has previously written for the Sacramento News and Review, the Fort Bragg Advocate-News, and served as the former editor-in-chief for the American River Current. This is her first semester on The State Hornet. ...

Nijzel Dotson
deputy podcast editor

Nijzel Dotson

Nijzel Dotson is The State Hornet’s managing editor for the fall 2021 semester. He first joined The State Hornet in 2019 and was previously the arts & entertainment editor. He has written for Comstock’s Magazine and The Advocate, Contra Costa College’s student-run newspaper. ...

Tyra Green
news writer

Tyra Green

Casey Rafter
news writer

Casey Rafter

Spencer Fielding
sports writer

Spencer Fielding

John Cabales
sports writer

John Cabales

Dylan McNeill
sports writer

Dylan McNeill

Erick Amaya
diversity, equity and inclusion writer

Erick Amaya

Erick Amaya joins The State Hornet this fall as a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion beat reporter. He was previously the sports editor at Los Medanos College in his hometown of Pittsburg, California. His most memorable moment as a student journalist is winning a sports photography contest at the 2019 JACC convention.  ...

Alexis Hunt
multimedia photographer

Alexis Hunt

Giovanna Avalos
prma staffer

Giovanna Avalos

Elena Burgé
prma staffer

Elena Burgé

Jenelle Lum
arts & entertainment staffer

Jenelle Lum

Nadia Sabbaghian
multimedia staffer

Nadia Sabbaghian

Isaiah Mercado
multimedia staffer

Isaiah Mercado

Krys Shahin
audience engagement staffer

Krys Shahin

Aubrey Goodwill
audience engagement staffer

Aubrey Goodwill

Uche Esomonu
dei staffer

Uche Esomonu

Michael Pacheco
dei staffer

Michael Pacheco

Lexie Perales
dei staffer

Lexie Perales

Hannah Asuncion
dei staffer

Hannah Asuncion

Anh Nguyen
staffer

Anh Nguyen