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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Dom Vitiello

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[Video] STATE HORNET NEWS: COVID-19 regional lockdown, CSU returns to campus in fall 2021 and more

December 14, 2020

On this edition of State Hornet News, COVID-19 regional lockdown begins, CSU vows to return to campus in fall 2021 and the Hornet Esports Valorant team discusses their season. Plus more from the State...

Baobye Thao, a Sacramento State womens studies major, turns in her ballot at The WELL on Sac States campus Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Thao said voting to her is very important and that even though it was her first time and nerve-wracking, it was important that she be a part of the change in the 2020 general election.

[Photo] MULTIMEDIA: Scenes from early voting and Election Day in Sacramento

November 3, 2020

Baobye Thao, a Sacramento State women's studies major, turns in her ballot at The WELL on Sac State's campus Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Thao said voting to her is very important and that even though it was...

STATE HORNET NEWS: 8 students quarantined, spring football canceled and voting information

October 19, 2020

On this edition of State Hornet News, spring football is canceled, the election is 15 days away, eight students were quarantined in American River Courtyard and other stories from the State Hornet newsroom.   Related...

CRIME MAP: An assault that went viral and 3 reports of thefts

CRIME MAP: An assault that went viral and 3 reports of thefts

Crime map for the week of Dec. 2
December 10, 2019

Every week, The State Hornet will compile crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status. Over the course of last week, there were seven crimes reported...

Political science major Floyd Johnson II, president emeritus of the Sac State College Republicans. Johnson was involved in an altercation with Sac State student Keaton Hill on Friday that was filmed and went viral on twitter.

Viral video shows attack on former Sac State College Republicans president

December 6, 2019

An altercation that started online turned physical when Keaton Hill was captured on video attacking Floyd Johnson II, president emeritus of the Sacramento State College Republicans. The fight began...

CRIME MAP: Male driver arrested for DUI after being found in a ditch

CRIME MAP: Male driver arrested for DUI after being found in a ditch

Sac State crime map for the week of Nov. 25
December 2, 2019

Every week, The State Hornet will compile crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status. Over the course of Thanksgiving week, crime did not seem to...

CRIME LOG: Reported crimes decrease, bicycle thefts increase from last week

CRIME LOG: Reported crimes decrease, bicycle thefts increase from last week

Sac State crime map for the week of Nov. 18
November 25, 2019

Every week, The State Hornet will compile crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status. Over the course of the week of Nov. 18, Sacramento State’s...

CRIME MAP: DUI arrest of ‘slumped’ over driver at Sac State

CRIME MAP: DUI arrest of ‘slumped’ over driver at Sac State

Sac State crime map for the week of Nov. 11
November 18, 2019

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

CRIME MAP: Man calls cops, gets arrested when they arrive

CRIME MAP: Man calls cops, gets arrested when they arrive

Sac State Crime Map for the week of Oct. 28
November 4, 2019

Every week, The State Hornet will compile crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status. Over the week of Oct. 28, multiple hit-and-runs were reported...

One of the suspects in a string of credit card thefts that occurred at The WELL last week. The suspect pictured and one other suspect were later caught on camera at the Arden Fair mall after making purchases with the stolen credit cards, according to the Sac State Police Department. Photo courtesy of Sacramento State Police Department

‘Unusually high’ number of credit card thefts reported at The WELL, police say

Suspects caught on surveillance at the Arden Fair Mall after making fraudulent purchases
October 24, 2019

The WELL at Sacramento State experienced an “unusually high” number of break-ins at the male locker rooms on Oct.15, 16 and 17. On multiple occasions  lockers were accessed via clean break-ins...

Cars parked in Sac States Parking Structure II.

Citation ‘vigilante’ placing fake parking tickets on vehicles, UTAPS says

Sac State student identified and referred to Student Affairs
October 23, 2019

An individual has been placing “fake parking citations” on vehicles at Sacramento State that were parked over the line or had other perceived parking violations. A total of seven cases have been...

CRIME LOG: Sexual assault reported on campus

CRIME LOG: Sexual assault reported on campus

Sac State crime map for the week of Oct. 14
October 21, 2019

Every week, The State Hornet will compiles crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status. During the week of Oct. 14, ten crimes were reported, including...

Resident halls at Sac State take the brunt of campus crime over the week

Resident halls at Sac State take the brunt of campus crime over the week

Sac State crime map week of Oct. 7
October 14, 2019

Every week, The State Hornet will compile crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status. The number of crimes listed in the campus crime logs dropped...

Sac State crime map for the week of Sept. 30

Sac State crime map for the week of Sept. 30

Campus crimes doubled from the previous week
October 7, 2019

Every week, The State Hornet will compile crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status. In the week of Sept. 30, crime at Sacramento State more than...

Photo of the Sac State Police Department. The Clery Report showed 30 instances of sexual assault on campus in 2018 compared to four in 2017. University officials have suggested that the increase was due to one individual report.

[Photo] Sac State officials say Clery Report spike due to single individual

October 4, 2019

Photo of the Sac State Police Department. The Clery Report showed 30 instances of sexual assault on campus in 2018 compared to four in 2017. University officials have suggested that the increase was due...

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.

NEWS PODCAST: What we learned from the Clery Report

September 27, 2019

Podcast editor Will Coburn and crime reporter Dom Vitiello talk about what can be learned from the annual Clery act report. Stories Covered: Clery Report shows 31 instances of sexual assault...

The main characters of Borderlands 3. The game released Sept.13 featuring four new unique playable characters, and a refinement of the series signature mechanics.

OPINION: ‘Borderlands 3’ lives up to its successful counterparts

Help defend the world of Pandora in your fight against evil
September 24, 2019

“Borderlands 3,” the ironically fourth installment of the “Borderlands” video game series, was recently released and it is mesmerizing in every way.  “Borderlands 3” is a first-person action...

CRIME LOG: Sac State crimes over the week of Sept. 16

CRIME LOG: Sac State crimes over the week of Sept. 16

September 23, 2019

Every week, starting this week, The State Hornet will compile crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status. Over the week of Sept. 16, the Sacramento...

Burger King is the fourth on-campus restaurant to close since May, joining Mother India Express, Ecogrounds and Hiraku Sushi. University Enterprises, Inc. is expanding its on-campus presence at Sac State as Burger King ends its over 30-year run due to rent increase.

Burger King fourth Sac State restaurant to close since May

Contracted venues close as UEI increases holdings of on-campus dining
July 22, 2019

Sacramento State’s University Union announced via Instagram that the campus Burger King would be closing its doors for good, marking the fourth on-campus restaurant closure since May. Burger King...

The Sac State Police Department conducted an investigation into the embezzlement that occurred. The embezzlement was first noticed in the crime logs available at the campus police departments front desk.

[Photo] Student accused of embezzling from Sac State Dreamer Resource Center

March 10, 2019

The Sac State Police Department conducted an investigation into the embezzlement that occurred. The embezzlement was first noticed in the crime logs available at the campus police department's front desk.

Title IX offices throughout the CSU system have halted their investigations to review each one to ensure it is in compliance. The 2nd District Court of Appeals found that the CSUs method of investigations was fundamentally flawed, in an appeals case this January.

Lawsuit leads to revision of CSU Title IX procedures

Ongoing cases under sex discrimination law now under review
February 23, 2019

Title IX investigations in the California State University system have halted after an appellate court ruling in January found the current system of investigations “fundamentally flawed.” Sacramento...

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