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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Alyssa Branum

Alyssa Branum, staff writer

Alyssa Branum is a published student journalist joining The State Hornet for fall 2022 semester. As a senior journalism major at Sac State, Branum looks forward to working towards her photojournalism career and connecting with others.
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Organizers of the Hmong New Year celebration fashion show line up together with their models Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. The models of this section wore a more modern take on traditional Hmong clothing.

[Photo] Happy Hmong New Year: A celebration of fashion, culture and community

November 19, 2022

Organizers of the Hmong New Year celebration fashion show line up together with their models Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. The models of this section wore a more modern take on traditional Hmong clothing.

El presidente de Sac State, Robert Nelsen, se dirige a la audiencia en la reunión de la asamblea  en el campus el miércoles 9 de noviembre de 2022. Se han producido cuatro incidentes de antisemitismo en el campus desde el comienzo del semestre.

[Photo] Sac State tuvo una asamblea en respuesta al antisemitismo en el campus

November 19, 2022

El presidente de Sac State, Robert Nelsen, se dirige a la audiencia en la reunión de la asamblea en el campus el miércoles 9 de noviembre de 2022. Se han producido cuatro incidentes de antisemitismo...

Senior Sac State volleyball outside-hitter Bridgette Smith attempting to return a ball over the net Saturday, Oct. 23, 2022, in The Nest. The Hornets are currently 14-13 on the year.

[Photo] ‘I’m an undersized hitter’: Bridgette Smith leaves her impact on the court

November 18, 2022

Senior Sac State volleyball outside-hitter Bridgette Smith attempting to return a ball over the net Saturday, Oct. 23, 2022, in The Nest. The Hornets are currently 14-13 on the year.

Annalisa Vasquez, a fourth year criminal justice major, talking about how the several incidents of sexual assault has impacted her in the University Union on Nov. 17. Vasquez was one of the many students who spoke during a community forum organized by student leaders.

[Photo] ‘It is really starting to feel like no one is safe here’: Sac State students demand action at town hall

November 17, 2022

Annalisa Vasquez, a fourth year criminal justice major, talking about how the several incidents of sexual assault has impacted her in the University Union on Nov. 17. Vasquez was one of the many students...

The Redwood Room in the University Union on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, where a community discussion event will be held later on Nov 17. This forum comes after several sexual assaults have occurred on and nearby Sacramento State’s campus. (Photo by Alyssa Branum).

[Photo] Sac State to host community forum in response to sexual assaults

November 16, 2022

The Redwood Room in the University Union on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, where a community discussion event will be held later on Nov 17. This forum comes after several sexual assaults have occurred on and...

DE ÚLTIMA HORA: Víctima del incidente de puñaladas en un apartamento de estudiantes se ha identificado como un estudiante de Sac State

DE ÚLTIMA HORA: Víctima del incidente de puñaladas en un apartamento de estudiantes se ha identificado como un estudiante de Sac State

La víctima sufrió lesiones “que no son fatales pero son graves”
November 11, 2022
Jarvis Russell, 52, fue detenido como el sospechoso involucrado en el incidente de puñaladas en los apartamentos de Academy 65. Para saber más sobre esta historia, lee más aquí:
 A voting poll center was hosted on campus at the Welcome Center on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Anybody registered to vote in Sacramento County, including students and faculty, was able to drop their ballot off or cast their vote at the center. Graphic created in Canva.

Student voters stress the importance of Midterm Elections

November 9, 2022

A voting poll center was hosted on campus at the Welcome Center on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Anybody registered to vote in Sacramento County, including students and faculty, was able to drop their ballot...

Graphic created in Canva.

Cinema Obscura Ep. 4: “Barton Fink” and “Moonrise Kingdom”

November 10, 2022
Cinema Obscura is back with another themed episode. This time, cult classics! Listen to James, Steven, Alyssa, and Johnathan’s thoughts about “Barton Fink'' and “Moonrise Kingdom.”
Sac State President Robert Nelsen addressing the audience at the town hall meeting on campus Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. There have been four incidents of antisemitism on campus since the start of the semester.

[Photo] Sacramento State holds town hall in response to antisemitism on campus

November 9, 2022

Sac State President Robert Nelsen addressing the audience at the town hall meeting on campus Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. There have been four incidents of antisemitism on campus since the start of the semester.

President Robert Nelsen (right) and his wife Jody (left) sitting at Hornet Stadium during Sac State homecoming football game against Northern Arizona University on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Nelsen, who announced his retirement in a video featuring him and his wife, said that nobody should serve in his position for longer than eight years.

‘It’s time to hang ‘em up’: President Nelsen’s descent into retirement

Student’s expectations for the future of Sac State
November 7, 2022
President Robert S. Nelsen retires from his role at Sac State after seven years. Students share their reactions to his departure and their hopes for how they want the next president to be.

[Video] State Hornet Broadcast: Midterm Election Preview

November 7, 2022
Watch The State Hornet Broadcast before you vote to find out where you can cast your in person ballot for the midterms on Nov. 8.
Sacramento State football team helmets on the bench Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 at Hornet Field during the Hornets week 9 matchup against the Idaho Vandals. The Hornets improved to 9-0 Saturday with their 33-30 win over Weber State.

[Photo] RECAP: Sac State football’s record stays clean in rainy contest against Weber State

November 5, 2022

Sacramento State football team helmets on the bench Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 at Hornet Field during the Hornets week 9 matchup against the Idaho Vandals. The Hornets improved to 9-0 Saturday with their...

Sac State junior running back Marcus Fulcher barrels forward through contact against Idaho at Hornet Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. Fulcher has been instrumental in the Hornet short yard offense, an area they’ll need against Weber State.

[Photo] PREVIEW: Sac State football continues Big Sky gauntlet against Weber State

November 3, 2022

Sac State junior running back Marcus Fulcher barrels forward through contact against Idaho at Hornet Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. Fulcher has been instrumental in the Hornet short yard offense,...

Junior defender Jaime Robles poses for a portrait during the men’s soccer practice at the Hornet field on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2022. Robles, a 6’3” junior from Fremont, California, joined Sacramento State men’s soccer in 2019.

[Photo] Decision Time: Sac State men’s soccer captain still determining his future

November 1, 2022

Junior defender Jaime Robles poses for a portrait during the men’s soccer practice at the Hornet field on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2022. Robles, a 6’3” junior from Fremont, California, joined Sacramento...

[FILE] Senior Sac State volleyball outside-hitter Bridgette Smith attempting to return a ball over the net  Saturday, Oct. 23, 2022, in The Nest. The Hornet split a 1-1 series in a home weekend standoff against Northern Colorado and Northern Arizona.

[Photo] Sac State volleyball splits 1-1 in home weekend standoff

October 31, 2022

[FILE] Senior Sac State volleyball outside-hitter Bridgette Smith attempting to return a ball over the net Saturday, Oct. 23, 2022, in The Nest. The Hornet split a 1-1 series in a home weekend standoff...

Preston Tobery, the StingerStudio makerspace coordinator poses in front of a 3D printer on Oct. 6, 2022. Tobery has led other makerspaces in the past and is looking to expand this one in the near future.

[Photo] StingerStudio Makerspace opens a new niche for creativity

October 25, 2022

Preston Tobery, the StingerStudio makerspace coordinator poses in front of a 3D printer on Oct. 6, 2022. Tobery has led other makerspaces in the past and is looking to expand this one in the near future.

“Hocus Pocus 2,” released on Sept. 30, 2022, through Disney’s streaming service just in time for Halloween. The movie follows a nostalgic adventure of the witches’ one night to wreak havoc on the kids of Salem. Photo courtesy of Disney.

Review: ‘Hocus Pocus 2’

The Sanderson Sisters are back in Salem
October 24, 2022
“Bend the bones and then the back” for the release of Disney’s “Hocus Pocus 2”
Sacramento State Police Chief Chet Madison Jr. held a press conference in front of the SSPD building to address the recent sexual assualts on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. Madison said the suspect in the Oct. 8 incident was released “pursuant to law” after receiving a misdemeanor citation for battery and being barred from campus.

[Photo] Students concerned about safety following sexual assaults at Sac State

October 20, 2022

Sacramento State Police Chief Chet Madison Jr. held a press conference in front of the SSPD building to address the recent sexual assualts on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. Madison said the suspect in the Oct....

BREAKING: Victim of apartment stabbing from Wednesday has been identified as Sac State student

BREAKING: Victim of apartment stabbing from Wednesday has been identified as Sac State student

The victim sustained “non-life threatening but serious” injuries
October 19, 2022
Increased security was sent out to patrol Academy 65 immediately following the incident.
Welcome to the arts and entertainment Ultimate Fall Guide! The season of pumpkin spice, cozy sweaters and comfort movies is upon us.

[Photo]
Ultimate Fall Guide 2022

October 20, 2022

Welcome to the arts and entertainment Ultimate Fall Guide! The season of pumpkin spice, cozy sweaters and comfort movies is upon us.

Jefe de Policía de Sacramento State Chet Madison realiza una conferencia de prensa sobre los tres recientes casos de agresión sexual el Oct. 11, 2022. El incidente de Octubre 8 es actualmente el tercer caso de agresión sexual reportado al departamento de policia de Sac State en las ultimas cuatro semanas, siguiendo dos incidentes que ocurrieron el 23 de Octubre y 5 de Octubre.

[Photo] La policía de Sacramento State aumentara pratullaje tras incidentes de agresión sexual 

October 15, 2022

Jefe de Policía de Sacramento State Chet Madison realiza una conferencia de prensa sobre los tres recientes casos de agresión sexual el Oct. 11, 2022. El incidente de Octubre 8 es actualmente el tercer...

Fernando Rodriguez, 38, with his daughter Cecilia Rodriguez, 2, drops in his vote via a ballot box at Modoc Hall at Sacramento State Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The State Hornet compiled the propositions presented in the 2022 ballot. Photo in background taken by Rahul Lal. Graphic created in Canva.

INFOGRAPHIC: Understanding the propositions in the 2022 ballot

October 13, 2022
The State Hornet breaks down the propositions in the 2022 ballot. If you vote yes or no on a proposition, read here to find out what your decision means.
A table of mental health resources set up in the Library Quad on Oct. 10, 2022. According to the organizer of the event, Lara Falkenstein, many students are unaware of the mental health resources Sac State has to offer.

[Photo] Sac State event aims to bring awareness to mental health resources

October 11, 2022

A table of mental health resources set up in the Library Quad on Oct. 10, 2022. According to the organizer of the event, Lara Falkenstein, many students are unaware of the mental health resources Sac State...

Bloodywood, a rock band from India, performed at Aftershock in Discovery Park on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. They said that they hope to return to Sacramento in the future.

[Photo] GALLERY: Aftershock stomps into Sacramento

October 11, 2022

Bloodywood, a rock band from India, performed at Aftershock in Discovery Park on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. They said that they hope to return to Sacramento in the future.

Sacramento State Police Chief Chet Madison Jr. holds a press conference regarding three recent  sexual assaults on Oct. 11, 2022. The incident on Oct. 8 is now the third sexual assault case reported to Sac State PD in the past four weeks, following two incidents on Sept. 23 and Oct. 5. (Photo: Alyssa Branum)

[Photo] Sac State police increasing patrol following incidents of sexual assault, battery

October 11, 2022

Sacramento State Police Chief Chet Madison Jr. holds a press conference regarding three recent sexual assaults on Oct. 11, 2022. The incident on Oct. 8 is now the third sexual assault case reported to...

Sacramento State dominated their lone FBS opponent, blowing past the Colorado State Rams 41-10 Saturday at Sonny Lubick Field at Canvas Stadium. A stifling Hornet defense, and a pair of senior Asher O’Hara touchdowns helped the Hornets cruise to 3-0 in a dominant showing in Fort Collins, CO.

[Photo] RECAP: Sac State stays undefeated against FBS opponent Colorado State

September 24, 2022

Sacramento State dominated their lone FBS opponent, blowing past the Colorado State Rams 41-10 Saturday at Sonny Lubick Field at Canvas Stadium. A stifling Hornet defense, and a pair of senior Asher O’Hara...

Sac State football running through team drills at practice Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, at Hornet Stadium. The Hornets are taking a trip to Fort Collins, Colorado for a clash with Colorado State on Saturday.

[Photo] PREVIEW: Sac State looks for first 3-0 start in 30 years against Colorado State

September 22, 2022

Sac State football running through team drills at practice Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, at Hornet Stadium. The Hornets are taking a trip to Fort Collins, Colorado for a clash with Colorado State on Saturday.

Senior quarterbacks Asher O’Hara and Jake Dunniway stroll through practice on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022 at the Hornet practice field. O’Hara and Dunniway helm an offense ranked fifth in the nation in points per game, averaging 46.5.

[Photo] Under center and over the crib: Sac State quarterback balances football and fatherhood

September 21, 2022

Senior quarterbacks Asher O’Hara and Jake Dunniway stroll through practice on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022 at the Hornet practice field. O’Hara and Dunniway helm an offense ranked fifth in the nation...

Sac State secured a 36-21 road victory against the University of Northern Iowa Saturday, Sept.17 in the UNI-Dome. Despite coming into Cedar Falls, Iowa off of an abnormally early bye-week for the Hornets, there wasn’t any form of rust for a Sac State team off to their first 2-0 start in 22 seasons.

[Photo] RECAP: Sac State football sneaks out with 37-21 victory over Northern Iowa

September 17, 2022

Sac State secured a 36-21 road victory against the University of Northern Iowa Saturday, Sept.17 in the UNI-Dome. Despite coming into Cedar Falls, Iowa off of an abnormally early bye-week for the Hornets,...

The Sacramento State Hornets offensive line prepares for the snap in practice Wednesday Sept. 14, 2022 at the Hornet practice field. The Hornets allowed just one sack in their 56-33 Week 1 victory over Utah Tech.

[Photo] PREVIEW: Sac State looks to avenge defeat against Northern Iowa

September 16, 2022

The Sacramento State Hornets offensive line prepares for the snap in practice Wednesday Sept. 14, 2022 at the Hornet practice field. The Hornets allowed just one sack in their 56-33 Week 1 victory over...

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