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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 Woodard

Chris Woodard, digital editor

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Chris Woodard joined The State Hornet in 2022 as a third-year transfer student. He previously worked as the editor-in-chief of Cosumnes River College’s publication, The Connection. He is a Sacramento native, covering arts and entertainment.
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The State Hornet wins 9 awards from Associated Collegiate Press convention

The State Hornet wins 9 awards from Associated Collegiate Press convention

Student publication named as second-best website in nation
Serena Smith and Chris Woodard
March 17, 2023
The State Hornet took home ACP awards including best blog, second place for web site and second place for best podcast.
Inside Sac State women’s basketball’s journey to NCAA tournament

Inside Sac State women’s basketball’s journey to NCAA tournament

Dive into the Hornets’ historic 2022-2023 season heading into March Madness
Nida Muhammad Nyazi, 31, was arrested in Germany, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department announced Thursday. Nyazi is an alleged suspect in two sexual assault cases on campus from the fall. (Photo courtesy of Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, graphic made in Canva by Chris Woodard)

BREAKING: Police arrest suspect in relation to Sac State sexual assaults

Suspect is awaiting extradition in Germany
Dominique Williams and Chris Woodard
February 23, 2023
Suspect in two sexual assaults at Sac State was arrested in Germany
An individual rallied with students about his beliefs and religious ideologies at the library quad on Monday, Feb. 13, 2023. This incident started after Project Truth, an anti-abortion group, was on campus.

BREAKING: Pro-choice and religious protests break out in library quad

Enraged students confront individuals who preach religious ideologies
A free-speech altercation ensued on campus Monday as pro-choice and religious-based protesters arrived in the library quad.
The Sacramento State University Library Feb. 10, 2023, where the donations are accepted for the ‘Love in Action,’ event. This event is in collaboration with 
Josh’s Heart Homeless Connect, a Sacramento-based non profit that aims to support individuals experiencing homelessness and addiction. (Photo by Jacob Peterson, graphic by Chris Woodard made in Canva).

[Photo] Love in Action: Sac State aids unhoused community through giving back event

February 12, 2023

The Sacramento State University Library Feb. 10, 2023, where the donations are accepted for the ‘Love in Action,’ event. This event is in collaboration with Josh’s Heart Homeless Connect, a Sacramento-based...

Georgia-born rapper Lil Yachty released his fifth studio album “Let’s Start Here.” on Jan. 27. The album plunges Yachty into a new style and sound. (Photo courtesy of Quality Control)

REVIEW: Lil Yachty’s ‘Let’s Start Here.’

Love, psychedelia and risks: Lil Yachty’s ‘Let’s Start Here.’
Chris Woodard
February 4, 2023
Failure took Lil Yachty on a ride through artistic evolution as his newest venture waxes psychedelic.
jKaiLord cantando Sin justicia, no hay paz mientras marchaba por Sacramento el viernes 27 de enero de 2023. jKaiLord estuvo entre varios manifestantes que pidieron justicia después de la muerte de Tyre Nichols, quien murió días después de ser golpeado por agentes de policía de Memphis.

‘Estoy harto y cansado de estar harto y cansado’: La comunidad de Sacramento lamentan la muerte de Tyre Nichols

Manifestantes se acercan al Capitolio para protestar contra la brutalidad policial
Un conjunto de residentes de Sacramento llenaron los escalones occidentales del edificio del Capitolio del Estado de California mientras observaban en silencio las imágenes de la cámara corporal recién publicadas de la golpiza y el arresto de Tyre Nichols, nativo de Sacramento de 29 años.
Alexis Jiménez, una estudiante de antropología, se dirige al panel de administradores en relación a las recientes agresiones sexuales en el campus y áreas cercanas en el cuarto Redwood del edificio ‘The Unión’ el jueves 17 de noviembre del 2022. Jiménez expresó sus críticas sobre cómo se han manejado las agresiones sexuales durante un foro comunitario organizado por líderes estudiantiles.

‘Realmente se está empezando a sentir que nadie está seguro aquí’: Los estudiantes de Sac State demandan acción en ayuntamiento

Un foro dirigido por estudiantes fue la respuesta a múltiples casos de agresión sexual en el campus y sus alrededores.
Una discusión organizada por estudiantes fue ocasionada en el edificio ‘The Unión’ en Sacramento State el 17 de Noviembre con respecto a los incidentes de agresión sexual en el campus y areas sercanas estre semestre.

[Video] Social justice activists in Sacramento persist in calls for institutional change to policing

Cristian Gonzalez
January 29, 2023
Videos released by the Memphis Police Department in connection with the arrest and death of Tyre Nichols inspired Sacramento activists to take to the streets in protest of police brutality.
jKaiLord chanting “No justice, no peace” while marching throughout Sacramento on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023. jKaiLord was among several protesters to call for justice after the death of Tyre Nichols, who died days after being beaten by Memphis police officers.

‘I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired’: Sacramento community mourns death of Tyre Nichols

Demonstrators approach Capitol to protest police brutality
Sacramento residents took to the Capitol to call for legislative change.
After a failed medical physical ends Carlos Correa’s stint as a San Francisco Giant ended before it ever began. Graphic created in Canva by Chris Woodard. Images courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

[Photo] OPINION: Where Carlos Correa’s short stop in San Francisco leaves the Giants

December 22, 2022

After a failed medical physical ends Carlos Correa’s stint as a San Francisco Giant ended before it ever began. Graphic created in Canva by Chris Woodard. Images courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The month of December is synonymous with gift-giving. Discover these inexpensive gift ideas for your next white elephant gift exchange. Graphic created in Canva by Chris Woodard.

Let’s address the white elephant in the room: nobody likes picking out a gift

We’ve done the work for you and compiled this list of inexpensive ideas
Chris Woodard
December 14, 2022
This holiday season, bring the white elephant gift that gets people fighting.
Content creator John Rusanov and his cameraman, second-year business major Eric Shambra, interact with fourth-year biological science student Audrey Dakis while filming a TikTok video outside the Bookstore on Nov. 18. Rusanov has been filming his videos at Sacramento State for about six months.

Sac State students and campus spotlighted in successful TikTok account

‘I think I started TikTok at a really good time’: Creator builds a social media presence on campus
Chris Woodard
December 10, 2022
Rising TikTok star John Rusanov amassed over one million followers inviting Sac State students for skits.

[Video] State Hornet Broadcast: November update

November 21, 2022
Professors make art, Hmong fashion show honors Hmong new year and students demand action at a student-led town hall addressing sexual assault.
(De izq. a der.) El Dr. Kengo Akiyama, la Dra. Rita Cameron-Wedding, la rabina Nancy Wechsler, Morgan Beatty y el profesor Harvey Stark forman parte del primer panel en la reunión de la asamblea en la Unión Universitaria el miércoles 9 de noviembre de 2022. Los panelistas discutieron temas para proporcionar un espacio para la curación colectiva y la conciencia comunitaria.

Sac State tuvo una asamblea en respuesta al antisemitismo en el campus

Los estudiantes que asistieron no se sintieron decepcionados por el evento
Gavin Hudson, Chris Woodard, and Alexis Pedroza
November 19, 2022

Este artículo también está disponible en Inglés. El miércoles por la noche, Sacramento State organizó una asamblea pública, compuesta de profesores y líderes de la comunidad, para dar a luz...

Alexis Jimenez, an anthropology student, addressing the panel of administrators regarding the recent sexual assaults on and near campus in the Redwood Room of the University Union on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. Jimenez voiced her criticisms about how the sexual assaults have been handled during a community forum organized by student leaders.

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

The student-led forum was in response to several sexual assaults on and near campus
Student leadership hosts forum in the University Union to discuss recent sexual assaults on and around campus.
Hundreds of protestors of the United Farm Workers union gathered at the steps of the California State Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. The protestors urged Gov. Newsom to sign Assembly Bill 2183 which supports farm workers’ unionization rights, according to the California legislation.

[Photo] ‘It’s my roots’: former migrant field worker becomes college student

November 16, 2022

Hundreds of protestors of the United Farm Workers union gathered at the steps of the California State Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. The protestors urged Gov. Newsom to sign Assembly Bill 2183 which...

Sacramento State College of Arts and Letters Dean Sheree Meyer giving opening remarks for the U-Nite event at the Crocker Art Museum on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. The event is an art and performance showcase featuring Sac State students, alums and faculty.

GALLERY: Sac State celebrates 10 year anniversary of U-Nite at Crocker Art Museum

The annual event recognizes the College of Arts and Letters
Chris Woodard
November 13, 2022
Sac State and Crocker Art Museum bring U-Nite back to the museum after two years of being an online event.
(L-R) Dr. Kengo Akiyama, Dr. Rita Cameron-Wedding, Rabbi Nancy Wechsler, Morgan Beatty and professor Harvey Stark serving as the first panel in the town hall meeting in the University Union on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. Panelists discussed topics to provide space for collective healing and communal awareness.

Sacramento State holds town hall in response to antisemitism on campus

Students in attendance underwhelmed by the event
Gavin Hudson and Chris Woodard
November 9, 2022
Sacramento State holds community forum to bring awareness to antisemitic activity around campus and beyond.

[Video] A comprehensive timeline of antisemitism on Sacramento State’s Campus

November 9, 2022
Anchors Chris Woodard and Gavin Hudson give a comprehensive breakdown of the antisemitism found on Sacramento State’s campus over the last five years.
El presidente de Sac State, Robert Nelsen, anunció su jubilación el miércoles por la mañana. Su jubilación comenzará el 1 de julio de 2023. (Foto cortesía de Sac State. Gráfico realizado en Canva por Chris Woodard)

NOTICIA DE ÚLTIMA HORA: El Presidente de Sac State, Robert Nelsen, ha anunciado su jubilación en Julio

El Presidente deja el cargo tras siete años en la universidad
Chris Woodard and Alexis Pedroza
November 7, 2022
El presidente de Sacramento State, Robert Nelsen, anuncia su jubilación tras siete años en la universidad.
Hornets can take advantage of unique discounts offered to students. The university’s OneCard and email are the keys to unlocking these deals. (Created in Canva by Chris Woodard)

If you ain’t got no money take your OneCard out

Wave that ‘glamorous’ student ID around and get ready to save.
Chris Woodard
November 7, 2022
Student discounts offered to Sac State students, including local attractions and nationwide joys.
Sac State President Robert Nelsen announced his retirement Wednesday morning. His retirement will begin July 1, 2023. (Photo courtesy of Sac State. Graphic made on Canva by Chris Woodard)

BREAKING: Sac State President Robert Nelsen announced July retirement

The president is stepping down after seven years as head of the university
Chris Woodard
November 2, 2022
Sacramento State President Robert S. Nelsen announces his retirement after seven years as the head of the university.
The cover of The 1975’s fifth studio album “Being Funny in a Foreign Language.” The album features the singles “Part of the Band,” “Happiness,” “I’m in Love with You” and “All I Need to Hear.” (Photo courtesy of Dirty Hit)

REVIEW: The 1975’s ‘Being Funny in a Foreign Language’

The English band released their fifth studio album Oct. 14
Chris Woodard
November 1, 2022
Two years after their last album, The 1975 released “Being Funny in a Foreign Language.”

[Video] State Hornet Broadcast: Spooky edition

October 24, 2022
Kris Hall and Chris Woodard present the Halloween Broadcast; get spooky with the State Hornet.
This fall, treat yourself to the smells, tastes and joys of fall’s many treats. From soup to pumpkin spices, warm your bellies as the temperature falls. (Graphic created in Canva)

The ultimate fall foodie guide

Dive into the warm and savory tastes of fall
Chris Woodard
October 20, 2022
The State Hornet’s guide to fantastic fall meals.
Antisemitic incidents occurred on and in the vicinity of campus since 2017, as shown in this timeline created by The State Hornet on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2022. The State Hornet reporters uncovered another piece of anti-Semitic antisemitic vandalism on a tunnel ceiling at Sac State’s Arboretum Sept. 29, 2022. (Photo of graffiti taken by Dominique Williams. Graphic created in Canva)

TIMELINE: The history of recent antisemitism at Sac State

Chris Woodard
October 19, 2022
After four antisemitic examples of vandalism in September, The State Hornet compiled a timeline of antisemitic events from 2017 to 2022.
Aftershock returned to Sacramento at Discovery Park from Oct. 6-9, 2022. Slipknot, KISS, My Chemical Romance and Muse headlined the rock festival.

GALLERY: Aftershock stomps into Sacramento

Slipknot, KISS, My Chemical Romance and Muse headline the rock festival
Jenelle Lum and Chris Woodard
October 11, 2022
Aftershock returns to Sacramento with performances from Slipknot, KISS, My Chemical Romance, Muse and many more!
Guitarist and activist Tom Morello performs on the steps of the California State Capitol on Wednesday Sept. 21, 2022. Morello performed songs by the late folk singer and activist, Woody Guthrie.

[Photo] GALLERY: Swipe to see the United Farm Workers efforts at the California State Capitol Building

September 28, 2022

Guitarist and activist Tom Morello performs on the steps of the California State Capitol on Wednesday Sept. 21, 2022. Morello performed songs by the late folk singer and activist, Woody Guthrie.

Fourth-year students Andrew Diaz and Veronika Akopyan admire the behind-the-scenes photos in the exhibit on Sept. 19, 2022. The artwork was made by kids as young as six months.

From little hands come big ideas: More Than Just Scribbles showcases children’s art

The Union gallery displays children’s art with a unique exhibit
Chris Woodard
September 20, 2022
More Than Just Scribbles exhibit at Sacramento State’s Union Gallery displays art created by the ASI Children’s Center.
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