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The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Alexis Perales

Alexis Perales, audience engagement

Lexie Perales (she/her) joined The State Hornet in fall 2021, and this will be her second semester with them. She is a third-year journalism major who is on the audience engagement and social media team. She previously wrote for the general staff rotation and before that for her high school paper, The Titan.
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Mujeres Ayudando la Raza board members (L-R) Breana Fabian, Conny Morales, Karina Balthazar, Kim Salgado, Noelia Barron, Maria Amador and Lexi Bravo pose in front of the mural on the Studio Theatre on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. MAR won ‘Best Club’ in the 2022 Best of Sac State poll. (Photo by Alexis Perales)

Best of Sac State 2022: Mujeres Ayudando la Raza wins best club

Club co-coordinator Lexi Bravo talks about the history and goals of MAR
Alexis Perales
May 4, 2022

 MAR is a non-profit organization on campus that works to give back to their community through various community service opportunities and fundraising events, according to its coordinators. The club...

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 pads and tampons that are up for grabs for anyone who may...

Diverse Women in Political Science board members stand in front of a window in the University Union after a club meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 (left to right) Jennifer Robles, Marlies Moore, Evelyn Chavez, Elizabeth Lavezzari, Leila Cormier. Diverse Women in Political Science was founded in 2020 as a safe space for women who are passionate about political science. (Photo by Lexie Perales)

Meet the board members of Diverse Women in Political Science

A place for Sac State women passionate about political science
Alexis Perales and Hannah Asuncion
March 29, 2022

“We only ever live the life that we have,” said Marlies Moore, secretary for the Diverse Women in Political Science club. She said that being able to look at life from different people’s points of...

Aiyana Garcia, a civil engineering major, (left), and Alyssa Rendon, a computer engineering major, (right) stand in front of the computer science and engineering mural at Santa Clara Hall on March 2, 2022. Garcia and Rendon said they hope to reduce the gap in the numbers of men and women in the engineering field. (Photo by Alexis Perales)

Female engineering majors face the challenges of succeeding in a male-dominated field

Alexis Perales
March 17, 2022

In the fall 2021 semester, women represented about 16 percent of all engineering and computer science students at Sacramento State University according to Kevan Shafizadeh, interim dean of the college...

Second-year psychology major Margaret Rocha sits outside the American River Courtyard Market on Thursday, Feb. 10. Rocha said she has concerns over where to get tested for COVID-19 as a new resident in Sacramento.

Sac State students living on-campus unable to order free USPS at-home testing kits

Alexis Perales and Priscilla Garcia Pargas
February 22, 2022

Maria Grove, a first-year biology major, tried ordering a test for her dorm, but discovered that someone else had already ordered one to her address.“I’d like to have an at-home testing kit just to...

Dulce López, a senior nutrition major (left), Gabriela Camargo, a senior communications and Spanish major (middle), and Izabelle Lerma, a senior business major (right), talk in front of the University Union on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. Sac State students have differing opinions on being back on campus, but the return to in-person instruction mandates many of them to return regardless.

Students share their concerns preceding return to in-person learning

Alexis Perales
February 8, 2022

Sac State students are concerned with the return to in-person instruction after a Jan. 27 Sac State video detailed COVID-19 expectations for the campus going forward.   “I felt like a lot of it...

Sac State volleyball team voted 2020 ‘Best Women’s Sports Team’

Sac State volleyball team voted 2020 ‘Best Women’s Sports Team’

Hornets win 2nd year in a row
Alexis Perales
May 4, 2020

The Sacramento State volleyball team was voted “Best Women’s Sports Team” of 2020 in The State Hornet’s fourth annual Best of Sac State poll.  This was the team’s second straight win for...

The U.S Census is conducted every 10 years, to count every citizen in order to develop a data base that will assist in improving communities. Graphic made in Canva.

Sac State community on the importance of the 2020 census

Students, faculty say participation is vital for representation
Alexis Perales
May 2, 2020

Despite shelter-at-home orders, the United States Census Bureau is continuing to advocate for participation in the 2020 census.  Sacramento State’s Associated Students, Inc. has been pushing for...

Entrance to the Lark Sacramento, a common apartment  complex that many Sac State students reside. Photo was taken on April 16, 2020 by Khala Clarke

Resident of apartment complex popular among Sac State students tests positive for coronavirus

Resident self-isolating at Lark Sacramento
Alexis Perales and Chris Wong
April 13, 2020

A resident of Lark Sacramento, an apartment complex popular among Sacramento State students, has reported testing positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 and is self-isolated in their apartment, according...

INFOGRAPHIC: What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

INFOGRAPHIC: What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Alexis Perales
April 3, 2020

It's easy to be afraid during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the symptoms of COVID-19 are commonly experienced, including coughing, tiredness and a fever. How do you know whether you are experiencing a...

MAP: What’s still open on campus at Sac State?

MAP: What’s still open on campus at Sac State?

Coronavirus prompts closures
Alexis Perales
March 20, 2020

With the transition to online classes at Sacramento State, The State Hornet created a map that allows students to see what popular eateries and services are open, closed or virtual.  Click on open...

Miguel Forbes, Gelline Guevarra, Andrea Guianan, Senaj Jones, Shania Lovelace, and Nafi Thompson perform Avanhia,” which is a celebratory African dance, during the Black Art of Dance performance on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Black Art of Dance brings tradition to Sac State

Performance has been on campus since 1991
Alexis Perales
February 27, 2020

Sacramento State held the first performance of the Sacramento/Black Art of Dance: Inner/Visions Wednesday night in the Dancespace in Solano Hall. Performances will continue until Sunday. The performance...

The first comedian of the night, Steph Sanders at the University Union at Sac State on Thursday, Feb. 20. Sanders joined four other comedians in the UNIQUE organizations Black Greek Comedy Showcase.

Black Greek Comedy Night celebrates Black History Month

Alexis Perales
February 21, 2020

Sacramento State University’s UNIQUE Program held the Black Greek Comedy Showcase Thursday in the University Union Ballroom.  The showcase was hosted by Erik Clark and featured stand-up from LeLe...

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