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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Aaron Jackson, Author

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Savannah Corr pitches during the Hornets 3-1 loss to Berkeley on March 20. She finished her final season with a 19-12 record.

Savanna Corr wins Big Sky Conference Pitcher of the Year

8 Sac State players receive all-conference recognition
May 7, 2019

Sacramento State senior pitcher Savanna Corr won the Big Sky Conference Pitcher of the Year award after finishing her final season as a Hornet with a 19-12 season record. The announcement was made on...

Softball player Shea Graves steps up to bat against UC Davis on Tuesday, April 30. The Hornets beat the Aggies 6-1.

Sac State softball team defeats UC Davis for first time in 3 years

Big Sky Conference Tournament starts next week
May 1, 2019

The Sacramento State softball team beat University of California, Davis for the first time in three years Tuesday, seizing an early lead over the Aggies and never looking back, winning 6-1. The Hornets...

Controversial conservative group Turning Point USA starts Sac State chapter

Controversial conservative group Turning Point USA starts Sac State chapter

The organization has sparked protests in the quad for their stance on immigration
April 30, 2019

Turning Point USA, a conservative organization founded in 2012 that has sparked controversy for its views on immigration and questionable nonprofit status, has hundreds of chapters across the U.S. and...

Nene Alas is finishing her final season at Sac State. The senior from San Bernardino is hitting .353 this season.

Senior outfielder having career season after rough college start

Nene Alas nearly doubles her batting average in two years time
April 28, 2019

Sacramento State senior outfielder Nene Alas, in her fourth and final softball season as a Hornet, has gone from struggling in her first two years to having the second highest batting average on the team. “I...

Tiger Woods walks off the sixth green during a practice round on Tuesday April 7, 2015. He would go on to finish tied for 17th at the event.

OPINION: Tiger Woods pulls off greatest comeback in sports history

April 14, 2019

Arguably the greatest golfer of all time, Tiger Woods, has pulled off the greatest comeback ever after winning the 2019 Masters Tournament Sunday. Woods, who was two shots back at the beginning of the...

Communication studies voted 2019 ‘Best Major’ at Sac State

Communication studies voted 2019 ‘Best Major’ at Sac State

April 9, 2019

Sacramento State students have been voting for the past week on their favorite major via The State Hornet’s third annual Best of Sac State poll, and have selected communication studies as the winner. Communication...

Angela Kruts and Nicole Kelly are two of the actors in the upcoming musical In the Heights. Kelly is playing the part of Quinn while Kruts is playing Daniela.

Sac State theater gets creative with costumes for ‘In the Heights’ musical

April 3, 2019

Sac State’s Department of Theatre and Dance is working on a production of the musical “In the Heights,” which is set to premiere on March 28. The musical takes place in an underprivileged Latino...

Graduating Sacramento State students look up at themselves on a jumbotron inside the Golden 1 Center during the spring commencement ceremony on May 18, 2018. Multiple Sac State departments will be making changes to the names of their majors in the 2019-2020 school year.

Multiple Sac State departments to change degree names for upcoming year

Political Science and Family and Consumer Sciences to make modifications
April 1, 2019

Multiple Sacramento State academic departments, including political science and family and consumer sciences, will be changing the names of their degrees beginning in the 2019-20 year. The government...

Angela Kruts and Nicole Kelly are two of the actors in the upcoming musical In the Heights. Kelly is playing the part of Quinn while Kruts is playing Daniela.

Sac State theater gets creative with costumes for ‘In the Heights’ musical

Musical to premiere to the public on March 28
March 28, 2019

Sac State’s Department of Theatre and Dance is working on a production of the musical “In the Heights,” which is set to premiere on March 28. The musical takes place in an underprivileged Latino...

Yvonne Saldana, 2018 graduate of Sac State and art major, displays her work at the University Library Gallery on Wednesday. The Task Force for the Center on Race, Immigration, and Social Justice put this event together bring light to the topic of immigration.

Professor hosts art reception to raise awareness on immigration, social justice

Art display features cultural work created by Sac State students and local artists
March 7, 2019

The Task Force for the Center on Race, Immigration, and Social Justice held an event at the University Library Gallery Wednesday that showcased displays of work made by local artists. Manuel Barajas,...

In the Heights cast warm up for rehearsal. Musical set to premiere March 28. The musical, directed by Ed Brazo, is about a latina girl who gets accepted into Stanford University.

Sac State theater department prepares for ‘In the Heights’ musical

Cast learns music, lyrics written by Lin-Manuel Miranda
February 25, 2019

“In the Heights,” a musical featuring the writing of Lin-Manuel Miranda, is Sacramento State’s next theater production that is set to premiere on March 28. The musical, written by Quiara Alegria...

World Wrestling Entertainment put on their 10th annual Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, an event that over-delivered and ended with an instant classic.

REVIEW: Elimination Chamber 2019 ends with phenomenal main event won by Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston finished off an already great pay-per-view
February 18, 2019

World Wrestling Entertainment put on its tenth annual Elimination Chamber pay-per-view Sunday, an engaging event that ended with an instant classic. There were seven matches on the card, five of which...

Desmond Hall, founded in 1991, is one of six residence halls where first-year students at Sac State can live on campus.

First-year students at Desmond Hall share dorm experiences

Roughly 250 first-year students reside in early 90s themed dorm
December 8, 2018

More than 2,100 of the 31,191 students enrolled at Sacramento State live in college-owned or college-operated housing, according to Michael Speros, executive director of university housing. Desmond...

Sacramento State Residence Life Coordinator Edgardo Palomo wears a respirator mask as he treks through the smoke-filled campus walkways on Nov. 14. President Robert Nelsen announced for the third day in a row that campus will be closed Thursday due to the poor air quality from the smoke of the Camp Fire in Butte County.

Students and professors share how smoke closures changed their classes

Due to a two-week closure, changes were made in course schedules by professors
November 30, 2018

Sacramento State students and professors alike were impacted academically by an unexpected two-week campus closure caused by poor air quality. Campus was closed for nearly two weeks due to smoke from...

#SacStateSays: Did you want to go to Sac State?

#SacStateSays: ‘Did you want to go to Sac State?’

November 28, 2018

Sacramento State is one of 23 California State University campuses that high school and transferring community college students can choose to apply for admission to. The State Hornet asked students if...

Tony Thurmond, candidate for State Superintendent of public instruction, announced he would like students to work with him on college affordability legislation.

State superintendent candidate wants students to address college affordability

November 2, 2018

During a panel held on Oct. 4, Tony Thurmond, candidate for California superintendent of public instruction, said that he wants to work with students on legislation that would take aim at college affordability. The...

Cianna Andrews (2) and Lana Brown (7) go up for a block in Sac States win over Eastern Washington on Thursday. The Hornets are now 10-3 in the Big Sky Conference.

Sac State volleyball sweeps Eastern Washington

After going down early, Hornets defeat Eagles in straight sets
November 1, 2018

The Sacramento State volleyball team swept Eastern Washington in three sets Thursday night at the Nest 25-22, 25-8, 25-18. The Hornets had 43 kills, 20 more than the Eagles, and 55 digs while maintaining...

Sac State senior quarterback Wyatt Clapper threw for 119 yards in his first career start while Kevin Thomson is out with an injury. The Hornets fell to North Dakota 41-15 on Saturday, Oct. 20.

North Dakota spoils Hornets homecoming

The North Dakota run game proved too much for a depleted Sac State defense
October 21, 2018

The Sacramento State football team fell to the University of North Dakota 41-15 at the homecoming game Saturday night when the Fighting Hawks run game overpowered the Hornets defense. The Hornets were...

Student athletes can receive special help with sports psychologist

Student athletes can receive special help with sports psychologist

Petruzzelli provides mental health support for student athletes
October 17, 2018

Gloria Petruzzelli is the clinical and sports psychologist for Sacramento State, giving student athletes performance enhancement training along with mental health wellness services. She has been with...

PREVIEW: Hornets hope to continue win streak against Grizzlies

Football team goes up against Montana after close victory
September 21, 2018

The Sacramento State football team is coming off a 28-25 win against Northern Colorado Bears and is preparing to take on the University of Montana Grizzlies this Saturday. In the final minutes of the...

From left to right, Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor and guest Seth Meyers at a live taping of Pod Save America at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Top 5 podcasts voted on by students

“Last Podcast on the Left” and “Pod Save America” feature in the list of top podcasts
September 14, 2018

Whether it’s to get your news, sports updates or comedy, there are a plethora of topics and genres of podcasts free to download and listen to. Podcasts are easily accessible for both iOS and Android...

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