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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Chris Wong

Chris Wong, staff writer

Chris Wong is a managing editor for The State Hornet. He joined in fall 2019 and previously served as news editor and web editor. He plays mallet percussion in the Sac State Marching Band and Sac State Indoor, and he hopes to go into either the K12 education beat or teaching high school after graduating.
All content by Chris Wong
Best of Sac State 2021

Best of Sac State 2021

May 10, 2021
This is the fifth year that The State Hornet has conducted our “Best of Sac State” poll, where we reached out to our audience to find out what some of their favorite aspects of Sac State are, what they missed the most about not being on campus and the best of pop culture from the last year.
Mark Montalvo, Sac State’s ASI financial and administrative director, discusses the budget for Sac State going into the 2021-2022 school year during an ASI meeting on Thursday, April 14, 2021. Montalvo said the budget projects ASI will face a $690,308 net loss. Screenshot taken via Zoom by Michael Pacheco.

Sac State ASI budget projects $690K loss amid campus return, lost revenue

April 15, 2021
Sac State Associated Students, Inc. is projected to lose $690,000 next school year as it plans increases in student employment spending but predicts an over $200,000 hit to revenues.
The State Hornet’s 2021 March Madness picks for most binge-worthy TV shows. Categories were made up from streaming services like Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+ and more. Graphic made in Canva.

[Photo] March Madness 2021: Most binge-worthy TV shows

March 10, 2021

The State Hornet’s 2021 March Madness picks for most binge-worthy TV shows. Categories were made up from streaming services like Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+ and more. Graphic made in Canva.

Woman with BB gun spotted at Lark Sacramento apartment complex

No charges or arrest made, BB gun surrendered
March 9, 2021
A female resident of the Lark Sacramento entered the apartment complex’s clubhouse with a non-lethal weapon Tuesday evening, according to the Lark’s management.
El presidente Robert Nelsen anunció que las subvenciones se distribuirán a todos los estudiantes de la universidad estatal de Sacramento después de que la universidad reciba $17,8 millones en fondos HEERF. Gráfico realizado en Canva.

[Photo] Lo que necesitas saber sobre la distribución de subvenciones HEERF de Sac State

February 22, 2021

El presidente Robert Nelsen anunció que las subvenciones se distribuirán a todos los estudiantes de la universidad estatal de Sacramento después de que la universidad reciba $17,8 millones en fondos...

President Robert Nelsen announced that grants will be distributed to every student at Sac State after the university received $17.8 million in HEERF funds. Graphic made in Canva.

[Photo] FAQ: What you need to know about Sac State’s HEERF grant distribution

February 18, 2021

President Robert Nelsen announced that grants will be distributed to every student at Sac State after the university received $17.8 million in HEERF funds. Graphic made in Canva.

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen rides The Longest Teeter-Totter in the World at the second annual Sacramento State Dance Marathon at the Residence Hall Quad, Oct. 23, 2015. In a SacSend email on Thursday, Nelsen said Sacramento State students will receive up to $850 in direct payments for COVID-19 pandemic assistance.

Nelsen announces up to $850 direct payments to Sac State students

February 18, 2021
Sac State President Robert Nelsen said that students will receive another HEERF grant in a SacSend email on Thursday.

[Video] Some Sac State faculty to receive COVID-19 vaccination invitations this week

Faculty and staff currently working on campus with students will be prioritized
February 17, 2021
Sacramento State will send invitations this week for face-to-face faculty and on-campus staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19 according to Sac State President Robert Nelsen.
Nursing student Carmel Stewart receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the Brown Bag Room of the University Union on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. Sacramento State began its first rounds of vaccinations Thursday.

Sac State administers its first vaccine doses at University Union clinic

January 28, 2021

Nursing student Carmel Stewart receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the Brown Bag Room of the University Union on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. Sacramento State began its first rounds of...

Sacramento State students walking on campus by Mendocino Hall in September 2019. The California State University system’s chancellor Joseph Castro reaffirmed that the CSU plans to return to a majority in-person instruction for fall 2021 at the CSU Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday.

CSU plans for in-person classes in fall 2021

Announcement reaffirmed a month later by chancellor Joseph Castro
January 26, 2021
The California State University System announced its plans to return to in-person instruction for fall 2021.

Sac State responds to pro-Trump extremists storming the U.S. Capitol

Nelsen: 'We are witnessing terrorists trying to destroy the very foundations of our country'
January 6, 2021
A mob of domestic terrorists supporting President Donald Trump broke into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday while Congress convened to certify the presidential election declaring Joe Biden as a winner. Here’s what the Sac State community had to say.
RESULTS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: Election 2020

RESULTS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: Election 2020

See how your neighbors voted on Sacramento city races
November 20, 2020
Did your neighbors vote for or against rent control? The strong mayor proposal? See results in your neck of the woods.
PODCAST: Protestors clash at Capitol, Sac State football player tests positive for COVID-19

PODCAST: Protestors clash at Capitol, Sac State football player tests positive for COVID-19

November 16, 2020
Trump supporters protest at the Capitol in favor of an election recount, recalling Gov. Gavin Newsom and against lockdown, Sac State President Robert Nelsen testifies to the State Assembly about the impact of COVID-19 on campus, a Sac State football player tests positive for COVID-19 and more.
Graphic made in Canva

STATE HORNET BUZZED: Drinks we could live off and superpowers we’d have

November 13, 2020
In the second, grab bag episode of State Hornet: Buzzed, broadcast staffer Garry Singh, managing editor Maddie Beck, web editor Chris Wong and tech writer Kylie Robison discuss Thanksgiving vs. Christmas, the one drink they could live off of and the one superpower they would have.
Voters fill out their ballots in the voting center in Sacramento States Modoc Hall on Election Day, Nov. 8, 2018. Sacramento State’s Modoc Hall and 65 more Vote Center locations will open across Sacramento County on Halloween Saturday Oct. 31, 2020. Photo in the background taken by Eucario Calderon.

MAP: 66 Sacramento County voting centers open Saturday, including at Sac State

How to vote safely, where to park on campus
October 31, 2020
The Modoc Hall Vote Center joins the ballot drop box inside The WELL as a location on campus for Sacramento County residents to vote beginning Halloween Saturday.
Every week The State Hornet compiles crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status.

CRIMELESS MAP: ‘You didn’t miss anything’

No Sac State crimes reported for the week ending Oct. 3
October 8, 2020
“You didn’t miss anything,” Sac State Police Chief Mark Iwasa said.
Parked in Parking Structure V, Sac State senior Ashly Apeah works on a graphing assignment for an experimental analysis class for her major, psychology, on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Apeah said she also uses the Wi-Fi for watching YouTube videos before starting her homework.

Sac State’s WAPs stolen from Parking Structure V

October 5, 2020

Parked in Parking Structure V, Sac State senior Ashly Apeah works on a graphing assignment for an experimental analysis class for her major, psychology, on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Apeah said she also uses...

Political science major Lexi Nicodemus, right, attended Yom Kippur services virtually this year while wearing her kippah and tallit. Background photos courtesy of Hillel at Davis and Sacramento. Foreground photo courtesy of Lexi Nicodemus. Graphic by Chris Wong.

[Photo] Jewish Sac State students celebrate High Holidays at home during pandemic

September 30, 2020

Political science major Lexi Nicodemus, right, attended Yom Kippur services virtually this year while wearing her kippah and tallit. Background photos courtesy of Hillel at Davis and Sacramento. Foreground...

Every week The State Hornet compiles crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status.

CRIME MAP: Three arrested for active warrants

Campus crime map for the week ending Sept. 12
September 18, 2020
Three people were arrested at Sacramento State last week for having active warrants for their arrests from other law enforcement agencies, and a bike and catalytic converter were stolen.
The WELLs windows reflect its south lawns autumn trees on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. The WELL at Sacramento State planned to open for outdoor fitness by reservation Sept. 17.

The WELL postpones reopening outdoors to Wednesday pending Nelsen’s office’s review

Poor air quality delays plans, prompts additional review
September 17, 2020
The WELL at Sacramento State planned to open for outdoor fitness by reservation Sept. 17 but is now scheduled to reopen for outdoor services Wednesday pending additional review from the Sac State President’s Office prompted by poor air quality.
Every week The State Hornet compiles crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status.

CRIME MAP: Man arrested after using a sink in Sequoia Hall to bathe himself

Sac State crime map for the week ending Sept. 5.
September 10, 2020
A man bathed in a Sequoia Hall sink, a stolen backpack was recovered, a woman was cited for resisting arrest, and a citation was issued for marijuana possession.
Every week The State Hornet compiles crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status.

CRIME MAP: 33 crimes committed at Sac State over summer

About 2 crimes reported per week on average
September 2, 2020
Among crimes reported this summer, 11 involved stolen items, seven were vandalisms, three were sexual assaults from an unknown time and two involved possession of weapons on campus. See where they occurred here.
Some Sac State students living in some off-campus apartment complexes are trying to cancel their leases due to the COVID-19 pandemic and online-only courses, but say the complexes are forcing them to find replacement tenants or pay rent through the length of their contracts. Leases for many student living complexes began in August.

[Photo] Sac State student renters clash with landlords to cancel 2020-2021 leases

August 21, 2020

Some Sac State students living in some off-campus apartment complexes are trying to cancel their leases due to the COVID-19 pandemic and online-only courses, but say the complexes are forcing them to find...

Sac State displays signs saying face coverings are required as the air quality worsens on campus Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. The portable, foldable A frame signs are what the cyclists say they used to perform tricks in Guy West Plaza at Sacramento State on the night of June 4.

President Nelsen ceases campus operations through Sunday citing poor air quality

Sac State has not yet decided to cancel classes
August 20, 2020
Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen ceased non-essential operations on campus through Sunday as California wildfires create poor air quality in the region.
A man points a gun out of frame in a screenshot from a video of a shooting that took place at The Crossings Tuesday, July 21, 2020. The man was shot by the Sacramento police, and later transported to the hospital.

Man shot and killed by police officer at The Crossings apartment complex

July 21, 2020

A man was shot and killed by a Sacramento Police Department officer at The Crossings student living complex Tuesday, according to the Sacramento Police Department.  The man who died was identified...

The virtual town hall participants and interpreters check their video cameras before the beginning of the event Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Sacramento State held a virtual town hall where administrators and community members spoke on how the campus can respond to racism.

BSU president presses Sac State to fire professor seen arguing with neighbors

President Nelsen apologizes for saying altercation will not be discussed publicly
May 19, 2020

The president of Sacramento State’s Black Student Union pressed administrators to fire the professor seen in a viral video where his wife used racial slurs. Sac State BSU president Adwoa Akyianu called...

Provost Steve Perez and Sac State President Robert Nelsen will serve as panelists along with vice president for inclusive excellence Diana Tate Vermeire at a virtual town hall on May 19, 2020, in response to a viral video where a Sac State professors wife used a racial slur. Screenshot via Facebook. Photos by Rahul Lal and Joseph Daniels. Graphic made in Canva.

VIRTUAL TOWN HALL PREVIEW: Students prepare to voice their opinions about viral professor video

May 17, 2020

Sacramento State will hold a virtual town hall Tuesday in response to a viral video of a Sac State professor and his wife in an argument with their neighbors, in which the wife used a racial slur.  “The...

The CSU Board of Trustees meets virtually on Zoom Tuesday, May 12, 2020. CSU Chancellor Tim White announced that classes will be primarily virtual with some exceptions for in-person activities that cannot be done virtually.

CSU announces all campuses, including Sac State, will hold most classes online in the fall

Some exceptions for hands-on classes
May 12, 2020

A majority of California State University classes will be held online in fall 2020 across all campuses, including Sacramento State, according to CSU Chancellor Timothy White.  White confirmed at a...

A Facebook video posted Friday, May 1 went viral, showing a Sac State professor and a woman arguing with their neighbors. The man in the video was identified as Tim Ford by university administrators.

Sac State professor apologizes for video featuring racial slurs, petition circulates for his removal

University to hold virtual town hall addressing incident
May 8, 2020

On the heels of an official university response condemning the incident, the Sacramento State professor seen in a viral video confrontation with his neighbors apologized for his wife’s use of a racial...

A Facebook video posted Friday, May 1 went viral, showing a Sac State professor and a woman arguing with their neighbors. The man in the video was identified as Tim Ford by university administrators.

Sac State professor seen in viral video where wife uses racial slur against neighbors

Video sent to campus authorities for review, university says
May 5, 2020

A since-deleted Facebook video posted May 1 showing a Sacramento State professor and his wife arguing with their neighbors — with the wife using racial slurs — went viral, accumulating over 6,000 views...

Sac State cut nursing school admissions from 80 students to 40 students for the fall 2020 semester due to seniors not being able to finish their clinicals. Background image by Ashley Neal. Photo via Canva. Graphic by Chris Wong.

[Photo] Sac State nursing program halves admissions

May 1, 2020

Sac State cut nursing school admissions from 80 students to 40 students for the fall 2020 semester due to seniors not being able to finish their clinicals. Background image by Ashley Neal. Photo via Canva....

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen announced emergency financial aid grants from the CARES Act will be disbursed to any student eligible for FAFSA at a virtual faculty town hall Monday, April 27. Graphic made in Canva.

[Photo] FAQ: What you need to know about Sac State’s emergency financial aid grants

April 28, 2020

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen announced emergency financial aid grants from the CARES Act will be disbursed to any student eligible for FAFSA at a virtual faculty town hall Monday, April 27....

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Steve Perez returns to the Zoom call with a frozen copy after disconnecting. Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen and Perez held a virtual town hall meeting with faculty Monday, April 27 addressing faculty concerns. -Screenshot via Zoom

Sac State virtual town hall addresses CARES Act, budget, fall semester

April 27, 2020

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen and Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Steve Perez held a virtual town hall meeting Monday, addressing concerns from faculty regarding the university’s...

Sac State Students can now choose their preferred grading systems on a class-by-class basis. Screenshot via student center.

[Photo] Credit/no credit, ABC/no credit options opened for Sac State students

April 23, 2020

Sac State Students can now choose their preferred grading systems on a class-by-class basis. Screenshot via student center.

Study abroad material at Sac States Office of Global Engagement. Sac State emailed study abroad students that fall 2020 study abroad programs are suspended.

Sac State suspends fall 2020 study abroad programs

Students can either cancel or roll over applications
April 20, 2020

Sacramento State suspended all fall 2020 semester study abroad programs Monday due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an email sent to study abroad students obtained by The State Hornet.  Paul...

Instead of an in-person gathering, Sac State will hold an online ceremony for the class of 2020. The computer screenshot is a sample from MarchingOrder, a graduation ceremony company, presented by Cely Smart, Sac State’s chief of staff for the president’s office, at the April 9 Faculty Senate Zoom meeting.

[Photo] Sac State to hold virtual commencement for class of 2020

April 16, 2020

Instead of an in-person gathering, Sac State will hold an online ceremony for the class of 2020. The computer screenshot is a sample from MarchingOrder, a graduation ceremony company, presented by Cely...

CORONAVIRUS BRIEFS E3: Coronavirus case at Lark Sacramento, virtual commencement proposed

CORONAVIRUS BRIEFS E3: Coronavirus case at Lark Sacramento, virtual commencement proposed

April 14, 2020

On this episode of our Coronavirus Briefs podcast, editor-in-chief Margherita Beale, deputy news editor Chris Wong and podcast editor Robbie Pierce break down the most important COVID-19-related developments...

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
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...

CRIME MAP: April Fools’ Day bike part thief caught, cited

CRIME MAP: April Fools’ Day bike part thief caught, cited

Campus crime map for the week of April 4
April 10, 2020

Every week The State Hornet compiles crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status. Two crimes were reported in the Sacramento State Police Department’s...

CRIME MAP: A vandalism, a stolen (then recovered) bike and that’s it

CRIME MAP: A vandalism, a stolen (then recovered) bike and that’s it

Campus crime map for week of March 28
April 4, 2020

Every week The State Hornet compiles crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status. Two crimes were reported in the Sacramento State Police Department’s...

The outside of the residence halls at Sac State on Wednesday, March 18. A man was detained and released outside of the American River Courtyard on Friday, March 27 for casing cars.

Police detain man casing cars outside Sac State dorms

No arrests made after confrontation outside American River Courtyard
April 3, 2020

Sacramento State police detained and released a man casing cars in the residence hall parking lot around 10 p.m. March 27, officials said. Police responded after community service officers observed...

Sac State moves all summer classes online amid COVID-19 spread

Sac State moves all summer classes online amid COVID-19 spread

Priority registration begins April 6
March 29, 2020

Sacramento State will hold all summer 2020 courses online due to the spread of the COVID-19, according to a SacSend email sent Sunday. In the email, Sac State President Robert Nelsen said the decision...

CRIME MAP: Potted plants pilfered in quiet week of crime at Sac State

CRIME MAP: Potted plants pilfered in quiet week of crime at Sac State

Campus crime map for week of March 21
March 25, 2020

Every week The State Hornet will compile crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status. Five crimes were reported in the Sacramento State Police Department’s...

The early move-outs prompted by the coronavirus leave the Riverview Hall plaza empty aside from two people pushing a wheeled moving cart on March 18, 2020. President Nelsen said 10% of residence hall students per week will undergo random COVID-19 surveillance tests in his spring address Thursday, and Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills said it will be voluntary.

Sac State to consolidate dorm residents amid COVID-19 outbreak

Room assignments into singles begin Monday
March 23, 2020

Sacramento State will consolidate on-campus housing residents into American River Courtyard and Riverview Hall next week due to the spread of COVID-19, according to a University Housing Services email...

Graduating Sac State students watch themselves on a giant screen inside the Golden 1 Center during commencement on May 18, 2018. Sac State President Robert Nelsen announced Tuesday that commencement ceremonies are postponed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Sac State commencement postponed amid coronavirus fears

Graduation fees will not be refunded
March 17, 2020

Sacramento State postponed its 2020 commencement ceremonies due to the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a SacSend email Tuesday from Sac State President Robert Nelsen. Commencement will still occur at...

A sign announcing the closure of the ASI Childrens Center on Monday, March 16. The center will be closed Tuesday, March 17 and will remain closed indefinitely.

[Photo] Sac State ASI Children’s Center to close for childcare Tuesday

March 16, 2020

A sign announcing the closure of the ASI Children's Center on Monday, March 16. The center will be closed Tuesday, March 17 and will remain closed indefinitely.

The Store in the University Union at Sacramento State laid off all student employees in an email sent out Thursday, stating their last day of employment would be Friday. The email cited the shift to online classes due to coronavirus fears.

[Photo] The Store in the University Union lays off all Sac State student employees

March 14, 2020

The Store in the University Union at Sacramento State laid off all student employees in an email sent out Thursday, stating their last day of employment would be Friday. The email cited the shift to online...

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg arrives at the Sac State University Union before speaking as part of the  panel on coronavirus related discrimination Wednesday, March 4, 2020. On Friday March 13, 2020 the city council announced emergency measures help combat the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic

Sacramento City Council announces emergency measures due to coronavirus

Emergency measures include canceling event permits, $1 million small business relief
March 13, 2020

The Sacramento City Council announced emergency measures Friday during a special city council meeting in response to the spread of COVID-19. The meeting was live streamed but closed to the public to...

Students wait in line at the Sac State UTAPS office on Thursday, March 12. UTAPS extended the last date to get a 50% refund on spring parking permits to March 20 after initially stating it was March 13.

[Photo] Deadline for 50% refund of Sac State spring parking permit extended

March 12, 2020

Students wait in line at the Sac State UTAPS office on Thursday, March 12. UTAPS extended the last date to get a 50% refund on spring parking permits to March 20 after initially stating it was March 13.

Sac State film production major Dylan Peshek records his peers senior project at the Library Quad while his friend Matthew Behnam operates the boom microphone on Monday, Feb. 24. Sac State already claims authority to halt any filming that it finds interfering with normal campus operations according to recently implemented policy.

‘What does the campus expect us to make?’: Sac State students, faculty express concerns over proposed visual content restrictions

Drafted policy requires pre-approval of some student, third-party content
March 3, 2020

Sacramento State film student Heather Uroff has been working on her film “Reflections” since she wrote the script last spring. It is implied in “Reflections” that the main character was sexually...

Sac State President Robert Nelsen talks about AB 1460 to members of the Faculty Senate and demonstrators in the Green & Gold Room in Sac States University Union Feb. 27. Sacramento State students will receive up to $850 in direct payments for COVID-19 pandemic assistance, Sac State President Robert Nelsen said in a SacSend email Thursday.

Sac State president announces no campus closure despite Sacramento coronavirus patient

Nelsen addresses health guidelines, racism
February 29, 2020

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen announced in a SacSend email Friday morning that classes will continue despite the confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, being treated at UC Davis...

The first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Sacramento according to Sacramento Countys Public Health officials. Pictured is, Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 by NIAID. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Sac State suspends study abroad in South Korea due to coronavirus

University says arrangements being made for students’ return
February 27, 2020

Sacramento State suspended all study abroad programs in South Korea Wednesday evening due to the 2019 novel coronavirus’s spread there, according to a press release. “Sacramento State has made the...

A branch fell and struck a Sac State student on the head on Monday, Feb. 17. The unidentified student was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, said Sacramento Fire Captain Keith Wade.

Sac State student injured on campus by falling tree branch

February 17, 2020

A falling branch injured a Sacramento State student outside Riverside Hall just before 3 p.m. Monday, fire officials said. Paramedics were dispatched at 2:58 p.m. and arrived around 3:10 p.m. to take...

Sac State drivers cause 71 hit-and-runs since start of last semester

Sac State drivers cause 71 hit-and-runs since start of last semester

Security cameras in parking structures too expensive, says campus police
February 6, 2020

Picture this: it’s winter break. Your parents got you a new car, and you couldn’t be more excited for the semester. A month later and your new car has a new dent smashed into your rear passenger...

On February 4, 2020 a collision into a railing occurred on the 4th floor of Parking Structure 1, located between Sacramento States baseball and soccer field. Police said the student involved was evaluated for minor injuries and the vehicle had to be towed away.

Student crashes into barrier of Parking Structure I

Only minor injuries and no structural damage reported, police say
February 4, 2020

A driver collided with a railing on the fourth floor of Parking Structure I at Sacramento State on Tuesday morning. The driver was a student and is currently being evaluated for minor injuries, according...

Sacramento States School of Music relocated a present student instead of absentee.

Sac State student forced to switch class sections due to unbalanced sections

School of Music relocates present student instead of absentee
January 28, 2020

The Sacramento State School of Music reassigned eight students to a different class section of Music 10B, a Survey of Music Literature class, one of whom was reassigned without their consent. Karen...

Author Tim Wise lectures Sac State students in the University Union Ballroom Thursday, Nov. 7. Wise is a prominent anti-racism activist and spoke on the rise of white nationalism during the Trump administration.

Anti-racism author speaks at Sac State about Trump, multiculturalism

Tim Wise questioned by College Republicans
November 7, 2019

Anti-racism author Tim Wise spoke at Sacramento State Thursday about the rise of hate speech during President Donald Trump’s administration and the need for acceptance of other races. Wise is a prominent...

Erik Ramirez, program coordinator of the Dreamers Resource Center, speaks to guests Friday, Sept. 6 during the DRC open house. Ramirez is a DACA recipient that graduated in May 2019 and became the full-time coordinator for the Dreamers’ Resource Center.

[Photo] ‘Nothing in my life is secure’: Sac State DACA recipients speak out

October 9, 2019

Erik Ramirez, program coordinator of the Dreamers Resource Center, speaks to guests Friday, Sept. 6 during the DRC open house. Ramirez is a DACA recipient that graduated in May 2019 and became the full-time...

Taking the stage, Mitchell Maki addresses the crowd after being introduced by Sac State assistant sociology professor Susan Nakaoka Thursday. Maki was Susan Nakaokas professor and acted as advisor to her masters thesis, which studied female second-generation Japanese American activists.

University Library celebrates 25th anniversary of Japanese American Archival Collection

Guest speakers call for civil rights activism, Japanese American history knowledge
October 4, 2019

The Sacramento State University Library celebrated the 25th anniversary of receiving the first donation of the Japanese American Archival Collection Thursday in the Union. The event’s main guest speakers...

Assemblymember Kevin Kiley takes the stage on Thursday, Sept. 26 at an event organized by Sac States campus chapter of Turning Point USA, a conservative group. The chapters president Megan Masten said 69 people were in attendance at Thursdays event.

Conservative club TPUSA hosts Assemblymember Kevin Kiley, talks free speech

Club demonstrations caused protests last semester at Sac State
September 27, 2019

Conservative campus club Turning Point USA, TPUSA, hosted Assemblymember Kevin Kiley, R-Granite Bay, Thursday to discuss issues surrounding free speech on college campuses. Kiley is currently a state...

Keynote speaker Kevin Berthia explained his story dealing with depression and a suicide attempt in 2005. He spoke at Sac States Suicide Prevention town hall on Thursday.

NAMI at Sac State holds town hall on suicide prevention

Event part of Suicide Prevention Month
September 20, 2019

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI, at Sacramento State hosted the Pathways to a Healthy Mind Suicide Prevention Town Hall Thursday evening in the University Union.  The keynote speaker...

Marcos Perez, left, a business sophomore, and Juan Zamudio, middle, a mechanical engineering freshman, meet Basia Ellis. Ellis, a Sac State assistant child development professor, produced a webinar, Addressing the Undocumented Stress Cycle.

Sac State connects undocumented students to resources at DRC open house

Center will have free immigration legal clinics starting next Friday
September 7, 2019

Sacramento State’s Dreamer Resource Center (DRC) held an open house Friday in the Riverview Hall conference room to connect members of the undocumented community with resources and peers. Erik Ramirez,...

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