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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
Allisyn Mayhew

Allisyn Mayhew, multimedia reporter

Allisyn Mayhew is a multimedia reporter for The State Hornet. She serves as a news anchor for The State Hornet News Broadcast and previously served as a sports beat writer. She hopes to pursue a career in broadcasting after she graduates spring 2021.
All content by Allisyn Mayhew

Will students need masks in the fall? Police chief candidate town halls: STATE HORNET NEWS

May 19, 2021
On this edition of State Hornet News, we talk to Sac State’s chief risk officer for risk management services about potential COVID-19 restrictions in the fall, Sac State will hold town hall meetings with the final candidates for police chief, there is a new virtual art exhibit, and more.
The State Hornet talked to internship coordinators, professors and other faculty from several departments who are very aware of the difficulty of finding jobs, especially during the times we are living through. Graphic made in Canva.

Graduating during a pandemic…what now?

A guide to networking and finding a job from Sac State faculty
May 18, 2021
We talked to internship coordinators, professors and other faculty from several departments about the next steps graduates should take to find jobs and build their network.

[Video] Job advice for graduates from the Sac State College of Education

May 18, 2021
Kevin Ferreira van Leer, the assistant professor and fieldwork coordinator for the Department of Education at sac state, is sharing some useful tips for new grads who may be seeking career advice as they begin their job search.

[Video] Passing the torch: new ASI president and vice president elect share their priorities for 2021-22

April 29, 2021

Samantha Elizalde and Joseph Sais were elected as the new ASI president and vice president earlier this month for the 2021-22 school year. Current ASI president Noah Marty gave a few words of advice to...

[Video] Baseball fans return to John Smith Field

April 21, 2021

The first 24 games of the Sac State Baseball season were spent fan-less due to the pandemic. On April1, fans were welcomed back to John Smith Field to cheer on their favorite players. Although there is...

[Video] STATE HORNET NEWS: First vaccine doses, interview with recently deceased soccer player’s coach, and more

February 9, 2021

On this edition of The State Hornet News, the first vaccine doses distributed in the Student Union, an interview with head coach of recently deceased soccer player Arath Chavez, and a look into our most...

The women sprinters pose for a photo at the Sac State track and field Halloween costume contest at the Hornet Stadium Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. They won first place out of five teams in the costume contest.

Sac State celebrates National Girls & Women in Sports Day

Female student-athletes reflect on their experience as women in sports
February 3, 2021

Sacramento State is recognizing its female student-athletes today for the 35th National Girls & Women in Sports Day, which acknowledges the accomplishments and inequality of women in sports.  Although...

Summer Menke runs through a play and passes the ball to the wing during the women’s basketball team practice at The Nest at Sacramento State Oct. 27, 2020. Student athletes will be required to get tested for COVID-19 three times a week once their seasons begin.

Athletes required to test for COVID-19 three times a week

NCAA suggests all institutions follow new testing guidelines
November 24, 2020
Sacramento State Athletics has released new health and safety guidelines that will require athletes to get tested for COVID-19 three times a week once games begin.
Hornet Stadium on Oct. 6, 2020. A Sacramento State football player has tested for COVID-19 causing him and 13 other players to be placed in quarantine. Assistant Athletic Director Brian Berger said the players are no longer in quarantine.

Sac State football player tests positive for COVID-19

13 other players were quarantined, tested negative
November 13, 2020
13 Sacramento State football players quarantined after a player tested positive for COVID-19 according to Brian Blomster, director of news and communications at Sac State.

Track and field resumes on campus, hopeful for 2021 season

Athletes adapt to COVID-19 precautions while returning for on-campus training
October 31, 2020
Sacramento State’s track and field team has resumed on-campus training for the first time since their spring season ended early in March. Athletes are following COVID precautions with hopes of a 2021 season.
PODCAST: New CSU chancellor appointed, football team remains ‘hopeful’ to play

PODCAST: New CSU chancellor appointed, football team remains ‘hopeful’ to play

September 28, 2020

On this week’s episode of The State Hornet Podcast, podcast editor Robbie Pierce and editor-in-chief Max Connor discuss the appointment of a new California State University chancellor and a major change...

Flash back to the week of !0/4 in Hornets sports history.

Sac State alumni drafted to minor league teams, goalkeeper records 200 saves

This week in Hornet sports history: Week of 9/27
September 28, 2020
With live sports currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, sports writers for The State Hornet will be going through the archives each week to highlight some of the best performances in Sac State Athletics history.
Sacramento State quarterback Kaiden Bennett winds up for a pass during drills at the practice field behind Hornet Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 24th, 2020. Bennett, who played at Folsom High School, transferred to Sac State to play for the Hornets.

Transfer quarterback adds ‘great depth’ to Sac State football

Folsom graduate Kaiden Bennett returns home to Sacramento after stints in Boise, Reno
September 25, 2020
What sets freshman quarterback Kaiden Bennett apart from the rest is that he’s got the eye of a tiger and the ability to lead a team through big plays, Sacramento State coaches say.
Kris (left) and Kaden (right) Richardson pose at Hornet Stadium after football practice on Thursday, Sept. 17th. Masks have been made mandatory for athletes and staff on the field.

Father-son duo at home, coach-player duo on the field

New transfer Kaden Richardson joins father Kris Richardson on Hornet football team
September 23, 2020
After just one year at UC Davis, offensive lineman Kaden Richardson has transferred to Sacramento State to join his dad, assistant head coach Kris Richardson.

BROADCAST: Summer news you may have missed

August 31, 2020

The first episode of the State Hornet News broadcast for the fall 2020 semester covers stories from the summer, including Sacramento State students struggling to get out of leases at off-campus apartment...

TIkTok voted ‘Best App’ in Best of Sac State 2020 poll

TIkTok voted ‘Best App’ in Best of Sac State 2020 poll

May 4, 2020

In The State Hornet’s fourth annual Best of Sac State poll, Sacramento State students voted in favor of TikTok in the “Best App” category. It’s no surprise that the app is so popular among students...

STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Student fee class-action lawsuit, emergency student grants and more

May 1, 2020

In the latest episode of the State Hornet News broadcast, a Sonoma State student files a class action lawsuit against the California State University system, Sac State students will receive emergency federal...

Sac State football team adapts workouts to stay-at-home orders

Players stay prepared with virtual meetings and training programs
April 29, 2020

The Sacramento State football team, as well as teams across the country, have been forced to adapt to the closure of nearly all training facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic by sending out training...

Graphic By Kelly Kiernan

6 Sac State students making the best of their time at home

April 26, 2020

With classes going virtual and California continuing shelter-at-home orders, students are now spending excess time inside and isolated from friends, work or other places they would typically go to spend...

[Video] STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Sac State coronavirus updates

April 11, 2020

The State Hornet continues to bring weekly broadcasts to Sacramento State. Our sixth broadcast includes updates on fee refunds for The WELL/Union, how student parents are adjusting to online classes and...

Sac State junior sprinter Mikayla Revera poses on the track at Hornet Stadium on March 10. Revera finished the indoor season with career bests in the 200 and 400 races.

Sac State junior sprinter ends indoor season with all-Big Sky honors

Mikayla Revera remains focused on next season after outdoor season cut short
April 2, 2020

Some athletes have a defining meet or game in their athletic career to remind them why they love the sport.  For Sacramento State junior sprinter Mikayla Revera, it’s the feeling of being part of...

STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Sac State coronavirus updates

March 24, 2020

The State Hornet continues to bring biweekly broadcasts to Sacramento State. Our fourth broadcast includes updates about the coronavirus, cancellation of campus sports, and the consolidation of students...

STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Coronavirus update, Super Tuesday and more

March 12, 2020

The State Hornet is bringing biweekly broadcasts to Sacramento State. Our third broadcast includes updates about the coronavirus, students participating in Super Tuesday on campus a and thoughts on the...

[Video] #SacStateSays: ‘What’s your side hustle?’

February 24, 2020

Sacramento State students are busy but working one job does not always cover the cost of living. So, students pick up side hustles to make extra cash. The State Hornet went out to see what Sac State...

CRIME MAP: DUI arrest, multiple thefts and hit-and-runs

CRIME MAP: DUI arrest, multiple thefts and hit-and-runs

Sac State crime map from Jan. 16
January 27, 2020

Every week, The State Hornet will compile crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status.  Since Jan. 16, eight crimes were reported in the Sacramento...

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