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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Christa Ison

Christa Ison, News Staffer


Christa Ison is a senior transfer student from American River College, majoring in journalism. Returning to The State Hornet, her goal is to advocate and become a voice for the disabled community.

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The Office of Equal Opportunities hosts the second annual Sexual Assault Awareness Day of Action fair in the Library Quad Tuesday, April 2, 2024. The fair featured various booths educating students about Sexual Assault Awareness Month and of ways to prevent sexual assault.

Sac State’s Day of Action provides support, resources for sexual assault survivors

Organizations such as WEAVE and Planned Parenthood spoke with students about awareness
Christa Ison and Jocelyn Hill
April 5, 2024
Sac State’s Office of Equal Opportunity second annual Day of Action fair provided students a safe space to promote sexual assault awareness
 Yolanda Lopez recreates her own version of The Virgin Mary in the Library Gallery on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024. Lopez’s interpretation of The Virgin Mary displays women’s empowerment as she herself represents Mary.

70s Bay Area feminist art takes over University Art Gallery

Female artists recreate expressive pieces displaying women’s empowerment
Christa Ison and Mahrukh Siddiqui
February 14, 2024
“She Laughs Back: Feminist Wit in 1970s Bay Area Art” gallery opens at the Sac State library. Surrounding women empowerment.
From his time as a student to working on our campus and serving as President of the University’s employees union, Richard Perry will be remembered as a memorable part of the Sac State community. His legacy lives in the many progressive communities he served during his time. (Photo courtesy of Linda Roberts. Graphic created in Canva by Analah Wallace)

In Memoriam: Sac State alumnus Richard Perry

Christa Ison and Analah Wallace
February 5, 2024
Sacramento State Alumnus, groundskeeper and civil rights advocate Richard Perry passed away on Jan. 15 after battling Parkinson’s disease.
Suspect photo is taken from the Cal Fire crime alert. Graphic Made in CANVA by Analah Wallace.

BREAKING: Suspect arrested for vandalism and on-campus arson

Incidents at the University Union and The WELL took place on Dec. 10
Christa Ison, Staffer
December 29, 2023
Sacramento State Police Department arrested a suspect for the arson and vandalism incidents at the University Union and beside Hornet Stadium.
Marriage equality has yet to reach the disabled community, forcing them to choose between keeping their social security benefits or marrying the love of their life. Christa Ison shares the impact of this as a member of this community. (Graphic created in Canva by Jasmine Ascencio)

OPINION: To wed or to simply dream – disabled community’s liberty in jeopardy

Justice is to be sought through the Marriage Equality Act
Christa Ison, Staffer
December 6, 2023
A movement for marriage equality favoring the disabled community is being postponed by the Social Security Administration withholding benefits.
Sacramento State students practice drills on court four inside The WELL during the recreational therapy program Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023. The recreational therapy program was started in 2013 and reintroduced to Sac State in 2020.

All for inclusivity, Rec Therapy for all

Opportunities for adaptive sports at The WELL
Christa Ison, Staffer
October 31, 2023
Sacramento State’s Recreational therapy program partners with Access Leisure to offer inclusive adaptive sports at The WELL.
Mary Lee Vance, Director of the Disability Access Center, holds a pin featuring the center’s name and logo in front of the Academic Information Resource Center  Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023. The new Disability Cultural Center is located in room 2011 in the AIRC.

Invisible and visible: Disability Access Center aims for inclusivity for all disabled students

The center introduces Disability Cultural Center, including a sensory room
Summer Lomendehe and Christa Ison
September 22, 2023
Sacramento State’s Disability Access Center’s new space on campus hopes to empower disability culture by launching their new Disability Cultural Center.
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