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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

Cassie Dickman, Author

All content by Cassie Dickman
#SacStateSays: ‘What letter grade would you give your overall experience at Sac State?’

#SacStateSays: ‘What letter grade would you give your overall experience at Sac State?’

May 11, 2017

This week The State Hornet asked students, “What letter grade would you give your overall experience at Sac State?”

(Photos by Cassie Dickman)

#SacStateSays: What letter grade would you give your overall experience at Sac State?

May 10, 2017

The semester is coming to an end, with finals starting next week and the spring 2017 commencement ceremonies set for May 19 and 20 at Golden 1 Center. We asked senior to grade their overall experience...

Graphic by Vu Chau

Student government voted to up its elected members’ scholarship awards by 10 percent for next year

April 26, 2017

At its April 12 meeting, the Sacramento State Associated Students, Inc. Board of Directors voted to increase the scholarship given to its elected members by 10 percent starting in the 2017-18 school year...

Sac State music director leads choir that has performed for the pope — twice

Sac State music director leads choir that has performed for the pope — twice

April 26, 2017

Video by Cassie Dickman and Sami Soto RELATED: Check out our story on Kendrick here.

Sacramento State choral director Donald Kendrick leads the Sacred Heart Church group Schola Cantorum in a song during a rehearsal. The choir performs every Sunday at Sacred Hearts 11 a.m. mass. (Photo by Sami Soto)

Sac State music director leads choir that has performed for the pope — twice

April 26, 2017

Inside a Catholic church with high stained glass windows and blue vaulted ceilings, sings a choir that is led by Sacramento State’s choir director and has twice performed for the pope. Schola...

Empower ASI candidates prepares for the ASI Election Results Party event in the University Union Redwood Room on April 14. (Photo by Matt Lucas)

Empower sweeps contested offices, turnout drops to just 7.4 percent

April 19, 2017

Empower swept the Associated Students, Inc. elections last week as turnout dropped 8 percent from last year. Results were announced at the ASI Election Results Party April 13 in the University Union Redwood...

From right, Sacramento State junior Mia Kagianas embraces Karen Kaur Dhillon and Matthew Brooks-Pritchard after being revealed as the new ASI President at the ASI election results party in the Redwood Room in the University Union on Thursday, April 14. (Photo by Matt Lucas)

Kagianas wins ASI president race as voter turnout drops ten percent

April 14, 2017

Empower swept the Sacramento State Associated Students elections Thursday night, with all the candidates running for the slate winning their respective races. “All the work that we’ve done in the...

Director of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies candidates Danial McGhie, left, and Jay Passi, right, speak on campus at a Sacramento State ASI candidate forum on March 30 in the Forest Suite of the University Union. (Photo by Cassie Dickman)

Elections for ASI Board of Directors to be held next week

April 3, 2017

Sacramento State’s Associated Students, Inc. kicked off its election season last week with candidate forums and a Coffee and Candidate event, giving students a chance to get to know the ASI hopefuls...

Sacramento State sophomore Kennedy Kurtz bump sets the ball for senior teammate Lauren Aikels in a match against San Jose State Saturday at Livermore Community Park in Folsom. (Photo by Cassie Dickman)

[Photo] Beach volleyball team serves losses to San Francisco, San Jose State

March 12, 2017

Sacramento State sophomore Kennedy Kurtz bump sets the ball for senior teammate Lauren Aikels in a match against San Jose State Saturday at Livermore Community Park in Folsom. (Photo by Cassie Dickman)

Sacramento State  makes contact with the ball against Seton Hall Tuesday at Shea Stadium. (Photo by Cassie Dickman)

[Photo] Sac State draws with Seton Hall 2-2 after 10-inning pitching duel

March 8, 2017

Sacramento State makes contact with the ball against Seton Hall Tuesday at Shea Stadium. (Photo by Cassie Dickman)

(Photo courtesy of Donald Kendrick)

Sac State choirs to bring ‘Music Makers’ concert to Sacred Heart Church

March 6, 2017

Throughout the day musical notes float through the corridors of Capistrano Hall, occasionally escaping the building’s sandy stone walls to faintly dance their way to the ears of bustling students. This...

Sacramento State senior forward Gretchen Harrigan drives past Fallyn Freije of North Dakota for the basket Wednesday at the Nest. (Photo by Cassie Dickman)

[Photo] Foul trouble leads to 92-78 loss for women’s basketball team

March 2, 2017

Sacramento State senior forward Gretchen Harrigan drives past Fallyn Freije of North Dakota for the basket Wednesday at the Nest. (Photo by Cassie Dickman)

Cynthia Pettross speaks about Christian women issues at the Women in Christianity and Islam event in the Hinde Auditorium on Feb. 15. (Photo by Ricky Coronado)

Religious groups fight online after speaker mix-up

February 22, 2017

A disagreement between Sacramento State’s Ratio Christi President Logan James Zeppieri and Muslim Student Association clubs played out in a public series of Facebook posts on the former’s “Women...

A $170.9 million funding gap between California Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed 2018-2019 budget and the California State University Board of Trustees’ budget may lead to more prospective students being turned away, not enough staff and a $228 increase in tuition per semester.

Student organizations take CSU funding fight to the Capitol

February 16, 2017

With a possible tuition increase looming, Sacramento State Associated Students, Inc. has been working on a “game plan” to keep the cost of college affordable for all students. In January, ASI President...

An attendee raises their hand to ask a question during a Know Your Rights workshop on Thursday, Feb. 2 in the University Union. The presentation, hosted by Sac State’s Dreamer Resource Center, was given by two attorneys from non-profit organizations specializing in immigration issues — Kelsey Yoro of Opening Doors, Inc. and Sara Bobbitt of the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services Immigration Legal Services. (Photo by Cassie Dickman)

Dreamers workshop navigates legal rights of the undocumented

February 4, 2017

The 50 seats available for attendees were quickly filled as students, faculty and staff came to the University Union on Thursday to attend a “Know Your Rights" workshop focused on undocumented students. The...

Sacramento State sophomore Mikus Losbergs forehands the ball during a doubles match with Kasparas Zemaitelis at Rio Del Oro Racquet Club. (Photo by Francisco Medina)

Men’s tennis team abuzz with excitement after sweet start

February 2, 2017

Following a 4-3 win in the season opener against Fresno State on Jan. 21 and promising performances in fall tournaments, the Sacramento State men’s tennis team is looking forward to more competition. “I...

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