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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Cory Jaynes, Author

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Sacramento State Associated Students Inc. held a board meeting Wednesday Sept. 9, 2020 to discuss several topics include a $1.7 million revenue decline. The board also discussed education on activism, anti-racism and white fragility.

[Photo] Sac State ASI loses $1.7 million in revenue due to COVID-19

September 9, 2020

Sacramento State Associated Students Inc. held a board meeting Wednesday Sept. 9, 2020 to discuss several topics include a $1.7 million revenue decline. The board also discussed education on 'activism,...

CRIME MAP: Sac State police make arrest for indecent exposure

CRIME MAP: Sac State police make arrest for indecent exposure

Campus Crime Map for the week of Feb. 21
March 2, 2020

Every week The State Hornet will compile crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status. For the week of Feb. 21, 13 crimes were reported in the Sacramento...

A poll worker assists a voter at the vote center in Modoc Hall Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Assemblymember Ash Kalra credited Sac State for providing a real-world example for the recently signed Assembly Bill 59, which prioritizes the placement of voting centers on college campuses.

Sac State vote center will begin operating Saturday

Voters can cast their ballots until Tuesday at 8 p.m.
February 25, 2020

With the 2020 California primary happening Tuesday, Sacramento State will once again host a vote center on campus in Modoc Hall from Saturday to Election Day on March 3. First adopted by Sacramento...

CRIME MAP: Missing person report filed and robbery reported at Sac State

CRIME MAP: Missing person report filed and robbery reported at Sac State

Campus crime map from Feb. 14
February 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. Since Feb. 14, there were 13 crimes reported in the Sacramento...

Sac State electrical engineering major Waverly Hampton III stands on the Guy West Bridge at Sac State on Friday, Feb. 7. Hampton is running on a platform of homelessness reform and solar initiatives.

Sac State student running for Sacramento City Council targets homeless crisis

Waverly Hampton III says family history of service inspired his run
February 17, 2020

Waverly Hampton III said that after moving to Sacramento, the amount of homelessness and litter — and his car being broken into — made him feel like he couldn’t start a family in the city. So...

CRIME MAP: 12 crimes reported at Sac State over winter break

CRIME MAP: 12 crimes reported at Sac State over winter break

Vandalism topped listed crimes with 4 reported instances
January 21, 2020

Every week, The State Hornet will compile crimes recorded in the Sacramento State Police Department’s campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status. Over the course of winter...

Joey Mance Norris was booked into the Sacramento Main Jail Thursday after being arrested by the Sacramento State Police Department. Mance was detained after wedging a large transport truck into Parking Structure I and attempting to flee the scene.

Driver arrested after getting van stuck in Sac State parking structure

December 13, 2019

The Sacramento State Police Department arrested an individual that was “under the influence” Thursday morning after he tried to abandon a “large transport van” he drove into Parking Structure 1,...

Pedro Pascals title character takes cover during a gunfight in the first episode of The Mandalorian. The series pilot was released with the launch of Disney+ Tuesday, Nov 12.

REVIEW: ‘The Mandalorian’ is an instant cult classic for ‘Star Wars’ veterans

November 18, 2019

This review contains spoilers for the first two episodes of “The Mandalorian.” "The Mandalorian" strips “Star Wars” down to its spaghetti western roots and provides quick-paced action series...

Sac State student Kaylah Greenwell registers to vote at the Modoc Hall vote center Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. AB 59 now requires California State University campuses to comply with requests from county officials to host vote centers.

Sac State vote center provides real-world example for new California election law

November 6, 2019

Last November, a three-hour line of voters stretched through Sacramento State’s Modoc Hall as the university hosted the first vote center on a California college campus. Now, the recently signed Assembly...

Sac State student Kaylah Greenwell registers to vote at the Modoc Hall vote center Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. AB 59 now requires California State University campuses to comply with requests from county officials to host vote centers.

Sac State vote center provides real-world example for new California election law

AB 59 prioritizes placement of voting centers on college campuses
October 30, 2019

Last November, a three-hour line of voters stretched through Sacramento State’s Modoc Hall as the university hosted the first vote center on a California college campus.  Now, the recently signed...

For ASI president and Public Policy & Administration major Noel Mora in the podcast booth with State Hornet Managing Editor Cory Jaynes. Mora recently testified against increasing the CSUs admissions requirements.

NEWS PODCAST: Sac State’s 2018 vote center provides example for new election law

October 25, 2019

Managing editor Cory Jaynes sits down with former ASI President Noel Mora to talk about Mora’s support of AB 59, a bill recently signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom that prioritizes the placement of...

Mayor Pete focuses on inclusion during campaign stop in West Sacramento

Buttigieg calls for gun control, election reforms
September 29, 2019

Pete Buttigieg addressed a crowd of thousands about gun control, education, democratic reform and cultural acceptance in West Sacramento Sunday as part of his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign. When...

The American River Courtyard, one of the residence halls located at Sac State. In the universitys 2019 Clery Act Report, 31 instances of sexual assault were reported at on-campus housing, an increase of 21 incidents from last years report.

Clery Report shows 31 instances of sexual assault at Sac State student housing in 2018

Number of reported incidents of rape increased by 26 from 2017
September 20, 2019

Sacramento State reported 30 instances of rape in 2018 in its annual Clery Act Report, an increase of 26 from the year before.  According to Sac State University Communications, while the number of...

From left, California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Sac State alumna and author Elaine Welteroth and California Assemblymember Shirley Weber discuss gender pay disparities at an equal pay forum in Sac States Carlsen Center on Tuesday, August 27.

[Photo] First Partner Newsom visits Sac State to discuss gender wage gap

August 28, 2019

From left, California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Sac State alumna and author Elaine Welteroth and California Assemblymember Shirley Weber discuss gender pay disparities at an equal pay forum...

Construction equipment at the partially completed Hornet Drive off-ramp Friday. Caltrans expects the off-ramp to be open but not complete Monday morning.

[Photo] Highway 50 off-ramp to Hornet Drive expected to be open Monday

August 24, 2019

Construction equipment at the partially completed Hornet Drive off-ramp Friday. Caltrans expects the off-ramp to be open but not complete Monday morning.

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses the crowd at Cesar Chavez Plaza on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Sanders speech focused on his platform of climate change, Medicare for All, and student debt.

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders talks Green New Deal at Sacramento rally

Sanders spoke about education, criminal justice, climate change, women’s rights and economic reform.
August 22, 2019

A rally for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders filled Cesar Chavez Plaza in downtown Sacramento on Thursday afternoon, following the release of the senator’s Green New Deal. Most of...

Sacramento County Park Rangers assist the Sacramento State Police Department and Sacramento police apprehend a suspect who fled into the American River on Tuesday, August 20. The suspect fled downstream onto an island north of the J-Street Bridge where he surrendered to police.

No island getaway: Police nab suspect after American River swim

Suspect was casing bicycles at Sac State, officials say
August 20, 2019

A suspected felon drew crowds along the Guy West Bridge and the American River Tuesday morning as he attempted to escape police by swimming downstream. According to Anita Fitzhugh, Sacramento State...

CSU receives $6 million to fund summer financial aid

Sac State among campuses to receive funds in 2020 and 2021
August 7, 2019

California State University system students will have the option to apply for summer financial aid after the system was allotted $6 million to fund financial aid for summer classes in 2020 and 2021. Included...

CSUS Career Center Director Melissa Repa talks about Tara O’Sullivan at a press conference in front of Sacramento Hall on Thursday, June 20. OSullivan was a Sacramento Police officer and Sac State alumna was killed in the line of duty Wednesday night while responding to a domestic violence call.

26-year-old police officer killed in North Sacramento was Sac State alumna

June 20, 2019

Tara O’Sullivan, a 26-year-old Sacramento State alumna and Sacramento Police Department officer, was shot and killed Wednesday night while on a domestic disturbance call in North Sacramento. O’Sullivan...

Joe Dangtran and Vijay, an Everest porter, hold a Sac State flag at the Mount Everest South Base Camp. Dangtran, a former Sac State student, said he took the flag with him as a personal thank you to the professors that helped him transfer to Northeastern University.

Former Sac State student makes trek to Mount Everest’s South Base Camp

Joe Dangtran plants Sac State flag to honor Hornet community
June 2, 2019

Following a nine-day trek, former Sacramento State student Joe Dangtran arrived at Mount Everest’s South Base Camp in Nepal on Sunday, May 25. Dangtran made the trek to the South Base Camp with a...

West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for levee improvement in 2011. Cabaldon was recently hired as an endowed professor at Sac State.

West Sacramento mayor takes over second Sac State endowed chair

May 20, 2019

West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon was hired as a full-time, tenured professor at Sacramento State, taking over the Hazel Cramer Endowed Chair in the college’s Department of Public Policy and...

Me and my mom at Lisas Coffee Shop in Covina, California. I would later use this photo to announce to my friends on social media of her passing.

TESTIMONIAL: How my mother’s death led me to Sac State

April 27, 2019

After my mom’s death, I didn’t let myself truly cry, ugly cry, until the band started to play at the end of her memorial. I was home alone with my mom when she collapsed in the kitchen. Believing...

Xavier Becerra, then the representative of Californias 34th congressional district, speaks at a congressional Democrat press conference on June 25, 2015. As California attorney general, Becerra announced Tuesday, March 5, that Californias Department of Justice would not press charges against the Sacramento police officers that shot and killed Stephon Clark.

California Attorney General declines to charge officers who killed Stephon Clark

Xavier Becerra said video of the shooting showed Clark failed to follow commands
March 8, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Tuesday he will not be filing charges against the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark. After the announcement from Becerra,...

A timeline of events since the death of Stephon Clark

A look back at a year of activism and national scrutiny
March 6, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., makes a campaign stop at Manchester Community College in Manchester, New Hampshire on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. Warren announced on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 that she would run for President in the 2020 Democratic primaries.

Elizabeth Warren warns Sac State against partnership with Wells Fargo

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report claims Wells Fargo charges students three times the national average for services
January 29, 2019

In a letter to Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., warned of high bank fees Wells Fargo charged students through partnerships with colleges, including Sac State. Warren...

Thousand of demonstrators gathered at the California Capitol for the first Womens March in Sacramento on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2016. Womens March Sacramento 2019 will take place Saturday, Jan. 19.

Women’s March Sacramento to take place Saturday at California Capitol

The march aims to empower women by providing support for grassroots activists to engage in local communities
January 17, 2019

Sacramento’s 2019 Women’s March will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, with participants leaving from Southside Park and heading toward the Capitol. The Sacramento Women’s March echoes similar events...

Sac State students wait in line for the bursars office at Lassen Hall in 2010. Anita Kermes, financial aid director, has promised support for students unable to finish filling out their financial aid applications for the Spring 2019 semester due to a government shutdown.

How does a government shutdown affect Sac State students?

Financial aid may be delayed for students still applying for FAFSA
January 9, 2019

Sacramento State students are preparing for the spring semester amid a standoff in Washington, D.C. that has led to a partial government shutdown and a freeze on some federal funding. President Donald...

Graduating Sacramento State students watch themselves on a giant screen inside Golden 1 Center during the commencement procession May 18, 2018 in Sacramento, Calif.

Sac State prepares for first graduation since canceling winter commencement

Costs rise due to using Golden 1 Center as venue
December 5, 2018

After announcing last semester that it would permanently cancel winter commencement ceremonies, Sacramento State has announced that the upcoming spring commencement ceremony will be one day longer to accommodate...

The third annual Keeping the Dream Alive conference will be held in the University Ballroom Monday, Dec. 3 and Tuesday, Dec. 4. The conference will provide support for undocumented students and those with undocumented family.

Sac State to host third annual ‘Keeping the Dream Alive’ conference

Conference aims to provide support for undocumented immigrants
December 1, 2018

Sacramento State’s Dreamer Resource Center says it will host its third annual “Keeping the Dream Alive” conference Monday and Tuesday to offer support for undocumented students and those with undocumented...

More than 7,000 N95 masks were given to the city of Sacramento and handed out by local fire stations with an additional 200,000 being sent Friday. Sacramento Fire Station No. 8 had people coming in and out to pick up masks all day.

Sacramento to distribute an additional 200,000 N95 masks

The city was near to ending the program as their initial supply dwindled
November 17, 2018

As air quality remains “very unhealthy” due to smoke from the Butte County Camp Fire, Sacramento has received an additional 200,000 N95 masks from the California Department of Public Health. Mask...

Clay Abajian, Sac State professor of nursing. Abajian died in a plane crash on Thursday.

Sac State nursing instructor dies in plane crash

Professor Clay Abajian was volunteering as part of an Angel Flight
November 16, 2018

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen announced Friday that Clay Abajian, nursing professor at Sac State, died in a plane crash Thursday in Redding, California. Nelsen originally said on Twitter...

A female biker stops in front of the Sacramento State library to take photos of the smoke-filled closed campus on Nov. 14.

Sac State cancels classes through Thanksgiving break

UPDATE: Campus will stay closed through Thanksgiving, will reopen Friday
November 16, 2018

Sacramento State has canceled classes through Nov. 26 due to poor air quality caused by the Camp Fire in Butte County, according to a news release from the university. The university was scheduled to...

From left to right: Robert Nelsen, president of Sac State, Noel Mora, president of Associated Students, Inc., and Ed Mills, vice president of student affairs, speak at a town hall the morning of Thursday, Nov. 15 on the quality of air in Sacramento.

Sac State holds town hall meeting on air quality

President Nelsen said the campus will open when all students, including those with respiratory issues, are able to safely breathe
November 15, 2018

A town hall was held in Sacramento State’s dining commons Thursday to address students’ concerns about campus closures, which have stemmed from poor air quality as a result of Butte County’s Camp...

Sac State cancelled its game against Northern Arizona on Saturday after the air quality index reached 218. Sac State does not allow athletic events to take place if the air quality index is recorded above 200.

Sac State campus closure continues into Wednesday

November 13, 2018

Sacramento State will be closed Wednesday due to poor air quality in the region caused by the Camp Fire. In an email announcement, President Robert Nelsen said that all classes, activities, events...

Demonstrators raise signs on the Capitol steps Thursday. Though the rally was officially about the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, many demonstrators supporting different causes came out.

Protesters gather at Capitol in support of Mueller investigation

Hundreds stood on the Capitol steps Thursday rallying against Matthew Whitaker’s appointment.
November 9, 2018

Hundreds of protesters gathered Thursday at the California Capitol as part of a nationwide protest in response to the forced resignation of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Donald Trump. The...

Alexandre Kimenyi, the late Sac State professor of Pan-African studies, founded the universitys International Genocide Conference in 1998. The 5th International Genocide Conference will be held at the University Union from Thursday, Nov. 1, to Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018.

Genocide conference to bring international experts to Sac State

Widow of conference founder among attendees
October 31, 2018

Sacramento State will host its 5th International Genocide Conference Thursday through Saturday. Attendees will include Mathilde Mukantabana, Rwandan ambassador to the U.S. and widow of conference founder...

Vote-by-mail ballots will be sent out to all Sacramento County registered voters beginning on Oct. 9. Voters will have until 8 p.m. on Nov. 6 to cast their ballots for their election.

Sac State Voter Guide: California law redefines election basics

Students will be able to vote on campus as California’s Voter’s Choice Act aims to modernize elections
October 9, 2018

The second week of October marks the beginning of the 2018 election in California as vote-by-mail ballots begin to be delivered to registered voters. For the first time in state history, ballots will...

Police say an attempted robbery took place across from Sequoia Hall on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

Dorm resident runs from attempted armed robbery

Two male suspects pulled out a knife on another male who ran to call police
October 6, 2018

Two men attempted to rob a man at Sacramento State Friday at 9:47 p.m. across State University Drive from Sequoia Hall, according to the Sacramento State Police Department. According to Sac State Police...

Deion Seruelo, left, a student only identified as Alyssa, middle, and a student only identified as Alex, right, lead a group of demonstrators to the office of Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen Thursday. The students from multiple campus organizations delivered a list of demands stemming from what considered an under reported sexual assault at American River Courtyard.

Sac State student groups demand transparency in sexual assault case

Students delivered letter with demands to President’s office
October 4, 2018

Students from multiple campus organizations gathered in the Library Quad on Thursday for a rally to call for accountability and transparency in the wake of a sexual assault that occurred on campus. The...

#SacStateSays: What is your opinion on the Kavanaugh hearings and the FBI investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct?

#SacStateSays: What is your opinion on the Kavanaugh hearings and the FBI investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct?

October 2, 2018

Sacramento State students watched as Brett Kavanaugh testified against Christine Blasey Ford, who claims she was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh in high school, to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. As...

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaughs photo used on his biography page for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Kavanaugh is facing growing accusations of sexual assault and harassment.

Sac State political clubs weigh in on accusations against Kavanaugh

Accusations of sexual assault and misconduct continue to increase against Brett Kavanaugh
September 27, 2018

As the Senate Judiciary Committee began to hear testimony from Christine Blasey Ford on her accusations against Brett Kavanaugh, Sac State’s political clubs had their own views on the process. Ford,...

Sac State President Robert Nelsen addresses a crowd of graduating students during the Spring 2018 graduation ceremony at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Nelsen is currently undergoing a scheduled review of his time at Sac State conducted by the CSU Board of Trustees and Chancellor Timothy White.

CSU asks for comments in review of Sac State president

Comments on Nelsen’s leadership and character must be submitted by Oct. 5
September 25, 2018

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen is currently undergoing a scheduled three-year review by the California State University board of trustees which students are able to participate in. Presidents...

Two suspects in a series of smash and grab thefts on Wednesday, Sept. 12, and their vehicle as captured by campus security cameras. The suspect in red was arrested by police early Monday while driving the pickup truck.

Update: Suspect arrested in Sac State smash and grab thefts, police say

September 24, 2018

A suspect was arrested on Monday following a series of smash and grab thefts that occurred on campus Wednesday, Sept. 12, according to Sacramento State Police Department Chief Mark Iwasa. The suspect...

Mark Stasyuk is seen in this video from an official Sac State YouTube channel. Stasuk was shot and killed Monday afternoon after responding to reports of a disturbance at a Rancho Cordova Pep Boys Auto Shop.

Sheriff’s deputy killed in Rancho Cordova shooting attended Sac State

September 17, 2018

A Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy that attended Sacramento State was shot and killed Monday afternoon at a Rancho Cordova Pep Boys Auto Shop, according to Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones. In a video...

#SacStateSays: Would you take classes at Sac State Downtown?

#SacStateSays: Would you take classes at Sac State Downtown?

September 15, 2018

Sacramento State officially opened its downtown satellite campus Tuesday, Aug. 28, with a ceremony attended by President Robert Nelsen, students, faculty and elected officials including Sacramento...

A Sac State Police vehicle sits outside of the WELL on Friday, Sep. 14. Police detained a person at the WELL at approximately 2 p.m.

Sac State Police detain person at the WELL

Police offer no comment on incident
September 14, 2018

Sacramento State Police detained a person at the WELL at approximately 2 p.m. on Friday. Lt. Christina Lofthouse said that the police could offer no comment on the incident due to privacy concerns. Bruce...

Sac State Police are looking for two men, recorded by campus security cameras, in relation to a series of smash and grab thefts on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Sac State smash and grab suspects still at large

Campus Crime Alert notification of thefts not sent by police
September 14, 2018

Sacramento State Police are looking for two suspects in connection to several smash and grab thefts that occurred on campus Wednesday, according to CBS Sacramento. At the time of publication, a crime...

A male cyclist was hit by a car on the corner of College Town Drive and State University Drive on Sept. 11, around 6 p.m.

Second cyclist hit by car near campus in single day

Ambulance transported injured rider from the scene
September 11, 2018

For the second time in a day, a vehicle struck and injured a male cyclist at an intersection near Sacramento State on Tuesday. The second incident happened at the College Town Drive and State University...

Neon sign of Microsoft logo. Microsofts Office 365 service experienced outages following lightning strikes in San Antonio, Texas.

Lightning strikes in Texas lead to university-wide Office 365 outage

Microsoft working on restoring access to services
September 4, 2018

A “severe weather event” on Tuesday, Sep. 4, at 2:29 a.m. PST that included lightning strikes near a data center in San Antonio, Texas led to campus-wide Office 365 outages, according to Microsoft. Microsoft...

#SacStateSays: With the prices of daily parking going up, what would you like to see the money go toward?

#SacStateSays: With the prices of daily parking going up, what would you like to see the money go toward?

August 31, 2018

Paying for a semester of classes and books is already hard enough, that’s why students take to buying daily parking passes to help lighten the financial load. But as with anything else at college, the...

Campus police say these two suspects, seen on Sacramento State security footage, approached and assaulted students living in the residence halls. One student received minor wounds to his face and another had personal property stolen.

Students assaulted at residence halls, campus police say

Campus police say one resident student had minor face injuries, and one had property stolen
August 30, 2018

A group of students living in the residence halls were physically assaulted on campus by two individuals that were part of a larger group of people late Wednesday night, according to a news release from...

California Governor Jerry Brown in 2015. On Friday, Aug. 24, Brown signed Jose Medinas bill into law allowing for undocumented students to serve on college boards.

Capital Report: Brown signs bill allowing undocumented students to serve on college boards

Everything you need to stay informed in California Politics
August 29, 2018

Brown signs bill allowing all in-state students to serve on college boards and commissions On Monday, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) announced that Gov. Jerry Brown had signed Medina’s public...

Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manaforts mugshot after being booked into the Alexandria Detention Center in Alexandria, Virginia. Manafort was found guilty on eight charges of financial fraud on Tuesday.

Capital Report: Guilty pleas and guilty charges strengthen Mueller investigation

Everything you need to stay informed in California Politics
August 22, 2018

San Diego congressman indicted on corruption charges On Tuesday evening Rep. Duncan Hunter, the congressman of California’s 50th congressional district, and his wife were indicted for using $250,000...

Trump signs the John S. McCain Defense Authorization Act  in Fort Drum, New York.

Capital Report: McCain Defense Authorization Act signed and Obama endorses in California

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August 15, 2018
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Supreme Court Justices Anthony Kennedy and Neil Gorsuch on April 10, 2017 following Kennedys swearing in of Gorsuch as a Supreme Court Judge. Kennedy announced that he is planning to retire Wednesday morning.

Here’s what Sac State political leaders have to say about Justice Kennedy retirement

June 28, 2018

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, 81, announced his retirement on Wednesday. Kennedy has been a critical swing vote on the nation’s highest court joining with the court’s liberal judges in...

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