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The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Dominic Vitiello

Dominic Vitiello, multimedia reporter

Dominic Vitiello is a multimedia reporter for The State Hornet. He spends his time away from broadcast shooting photos and gaming as a passion.
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The State Hornet talked to internship coordinators, professors and other faculty from several departments who are very aware of the difficulty of finding jobs, especially during the times we are living through. Graphic made in Canva.

Graduating during a pandemic…what now?

A guide to networking and finding a job from Sac State faculty
May 18, 2021
We talked to internship coordinators, professors and other faculty from several departments about the next steps graduates should take to find jobs and build their network.

[Video] Job advice for graduates from the Sacramento State design department

May 18, 2021
Sacramento State Department of Design chair John Forrest speaks on how students can navigate job searching during the pandemic.

[Video] California loses congressional seat and vaccines are required for all CSU members: STATE HORNET NEWS

May 4, 2021

In this edition of the State Hornet news, California will be losing representation in congress, all CSU’s are requiring all faculty, students and staff to be vaccinated in order to return to campus and...

[Video] ‘Let the champagne bottle pop,’ all-time hitting record broken

May 2, 2021

As he made his way up to bat, Matt Smith’s walkout song “If I Can’t” by 50 Cent set the stage for him to break the all-time hitting record at Sac State. Smith set the all-time hitting and RBI record...

STATE HORNET NEWS: Sac State administers COVID-19 vaccine, new ASI president and more

April 19, 2021

On this edition of State Hornet news, Sac State begins COVID-19 vaccination to students on campus, and Samantha Elizalde wins election for ASI president with 55% of votes. As a result of the pandemic,...

[Video] STATE HORNET BROADCAST: Sac State police chief retires, Women’s Studies Department has 50th anniversary

April 5, 2021

On this edition of State Hornet news, Sac State Police Chief Mark Iwasa announces retirement effective this summer and Dr. Sujatha Moni sits down with us to talk about the 50th anniversary of the Women’s...

[Video] STATE HORNET BROADCAST: Student employees are eligible for the vaccine, CARmencement

March 16, 2021

On this edition of The State Hornet News, with student employees now receiving invitations for vaccination appointments we spoke to several student safety ambassadors on campus about their feelings on...

El Avispon Del Estado: Noticias de Sac State en Español

March 15, 2021

En esta edición de las noticias de El Avispón Del Estado, empleados de Sac State alegan explotación laboral, el presidente de Sac State anuncia planes para un “carmencement” para graduación y el...

[Video] STATE HORNET NEWS: COVID-19 vaccines not mandatory for students, fall instruction anticipated to be 50% in-person

February 22, 2021

 On this edition of The State Hornet News, students will not need COVID-19 vaccines to return to campus, classes next year are expected to be 50% in-person and Congresswoman Doris Matsui tours the Sac...

[Video] STATE HORNET NEWS: First vaccine doses, interview with recently deceased soccer player’s coach, and more

February 9, 2021

On this edition of The State Hornet News, the first vaccine doses distributed in the Student Union, an interview with head coach of recently deceased soccer player Arath Chavez, and a look into our most...

Sacramento State’s Sarah Abney floats up a shot in the first half of the game against Idaho State at the Nest at Sac State on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Abney was the top scorer with 17 points.

[Photo] Idaho State dominates the boards while defeating the Sac State women’s basketball team

January 14, 2021

Sacramento State’s Sarah Abney floats up a shot in the first half of the game against Idaho State at the Nest at Sac State on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Abney was the top scorer with 17 points.

Lydia Mitchell (left), a pastor for The Path Ministry, spoke in-front of the pro Trump rally in advocacy of his campaign. She was one of numerous speakers at the Stop the Steal protest at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020.

[Photo] 2020: Year in Photos

December 31, 2020

Lydia Mitchell (left), a pastor for "The Path Ministry," spoke in-front of the pro Trump rally in advocacy of his campaign. She was one of numerous speakers at the "Stop the Steal" protest at the California...

Isaiah Guerrero plays guitar with BAOBAB at Eminent DoMane Barbers Lounge & Podcast Studio in Sacramento, California, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. The band participated in The State Hornets third installment of Stinger Sound Sessions.

[Photo] STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: BAOBAB

December 21, 2020

Isaiah Guerrero plays guitar with BAOBAB at Eminent DoMane Barber's Lounge & Podcast Studio in Sacramento, California, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. The band participated in The State Hornet's third installment...

Sacramento States Sarah Abney attempting a 3-pointer in the second half in the game against the University of Nevada at the Nest at Sac State Sun, Dec. 13, 2020. Sac State only had six players active for the game.

[Photo] Sac State women’s basketball short-handed crew loses second matchup against Nevada

December 13, 2020

Sacramento State's Sarah Abney attempting a 3-pointer in the second half in the game against the University of Nevada at the Nest at Sac State Sun, Dec. 13, 2020. Sac State only had six players active...

[Video] Deaths of two teens shot at Arden Fair Mall lead to boycott protest

December 10, 2020

Black Lives Matter Sacramento and Our Streets Coalition held a protest to boycott Arden Fair Mall in a joint effort after the shooting deaths of 19-year-old Dewayne James Jr. and 17-year-old Sa’Quan...

STATE HORNET NEWS: COVID-19 on Campus, ASI Resignations, Sac State basketball blows out Bethesda and more

November 30, 2020

On this edition of State Hornet News, ASI sees two resignations, COVID-19 infects two food service workers, Sac State basketball blows out Bethesda University in their season opener and more from the State...

Sankofa Market offered pamphlets and stickers to help spread awareness of the community market in Sacramento on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. The market was established to help the lower-income areas of Sacramento and provide affordable fresh food for the community.

[Photo] Sankofa Market: A farmers market addressing the food deserts in Sacramento

November 24, 2020

Sankofa Market offered pamphlets and stickers to help spread awareness of the community market in Sacramento on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. The market was established to help the lower-income areas of Sacramento...

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STATE HORNET BUZZED: Best and worst Thanksgiving stories, foods and traditions

November 23, 2020
This week on State Hornet: Buzzed, Garry Singh, Max Connor, Dominic Vitiello and Robbie Pierce discuss their best and worst Thanksgiving foods and stories and the best and worst holiday songs that retail workers are about to listen to on loop.
A Trump supporter clashes with other members of his group where were all protesting the election results in Sacramento, California, Saturday Nov. 21, 2020. The argument was over the police action taken against the marchers at Cesar Chavez Plaza.

PHOTOS: Trump supporters rally in downtown Sacramento for third consecutive week

Demonstrations lead to two violent altercations and an order to disburse from Cesar Chavez Plaza
November 23, 2020
Trump supporters rallied for the third consecutive at the California State capitol. After protesters marched to Cesar Chavez Plaza an order to disperse was given by Sacramento Police after punches were exchanged between pro-Trump protesters and counter-protesters.
Sacramento States campus and quad is vacant Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Sac State President Robert Nelsen announced plans to reduce the number of students and employees on campus Friday.

[Photo] Sac State announces plans to reduce amount of people on campus beginning Monday

November 20, 2020

Sacramento State's campus and quad is vacant Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Sac State President Robert Nelsen announced plans to reduce the number of students and employees on campus Friday.

STATE HORNET NEWS: ‘Stop the Steal’ rally, women’s basketball & volleyball start and more

November 16, 2020
On this edition of State Hornet News, “Stop the Steal” rally at the State Capitol, a local group dances in the K Street tunnel, women’s basketball and volleyball start again, and other stories from the State Hornet newsroom.
Chantay Ross (left) and other protestors sing to the closing lyrics of the United States national anthem at the California State Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, for a Trump rally calling for recounting votes in California and in battleground states. Ross states her cause for a recount due to not trusting the voting process. (Rahul Lal)

MULTIMEDIA: Trump supporters protest vote counts in California

November 8, 2020
Trump supporters rallied in downtown Sacramento Saturday, calling for recounts of votes in California and battleground states following the announcement that Joe Biden is the new president-elect.

[Video] Local skate group fosters welcoming environment for women, minorities, LGBTQ+ community

Sk8 916 navigates COVID-19 precautions, brushes with TikTok fame
November 4, 2020
Sk8 916 co-founders Audra Fallin and Sacramento State student Kristine Yabumoto didn’t see any safe spaces for women and the LGBTQ+ community to skate in Sacramento, so they created their own.

MULTIMEDIA: Scenes from early voting and Election Day in Sacramento

November 3, 2020

EARLY VOTING Scenes from the Golden 1 Center, Campus Commons, The East Jay Building, Sacramento County Administration Building and The WELL The touch screen booths at the voting center at the Golden...

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STATE HORNET BUZZED: The best Halloween stories, movies and candies

October 30, 2020
Happy Halloween! Join us for the first ever episode of State Hornet: Buzzed, a brand new variety show featuring a rotating cast of State Hornet staffers and editors, as broadcast staffer Mack Ervin III, copy editor Tara Gnewikow, broadcast staffer Dom Vitiello and lifestyle columnist Lauren Vanucci talk about their favorite Halloween costumes, stories, movies and candies.

[Video] FAQ: All about Measure A on Sacramento’s ballot

Steinberg, Valenzuela offer opposing views of controversial “strong mayor” initiative
October 22, 2020
The Sacramento Mayoral Accountability and Community Equity Act of 2020, also known as Measure A or the “strong mayor” proposal, if passed would reform Sacramento’s governing system.
Student safety ambassador, Kyle Shea,  kills time doing school work or sits until there is a surface to wipe down like other safety ambassadors on Sept. 22, 2020. Pictured above, Shea is sitting and waiting to open the door at Capistrano Hall for students and staff.

[Photo] Q&A with a student safety ambassador: COVID-19 protocol on campus

October 2, 2020

Student safety ambassador, Kyle Shea,  kills time doing school work or sits until there is a surface to wipe down like other safety ambassadors on Sept. 22, 2020. Pictured above, Shea is sitting and waiting...

Ryan and Beth Hillhouse enjoyed a front row table at Friday nights silent comedy showing Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Food, wine and laughs were enjoyed the whole night.

[Photo] ‘Laughter is essential’: Local comedy club provides outdoor entertainment

September 20, 2020

Ryan and Beth Hillhouse enjoyed a front row table at Friday nights silent comedy showing Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Food, wine and laughs were enjoyed the whole night.

CRIME LOG: Sac State crimes over the week of Sept. 23

CRIME LOG: Sac State crimes over the week of Sept. 23

September 30, 2019

Every week, The State Hornet will compile crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status. During the week of Sept. 23, Sacramento State saw multiple instances...

Nicholas Soller was arrested and later booked into Sacramento County Main Jail Friday after purposefully hitting a bicyclist with his car at Sac State, according to the Sacramento State Police Department

Driver deliberately crashes into cyclist on College Town Drive

Driver arrested and cyclist injured, according to police
September 22, 2019

A driver on College Town Drive near Parking Structure I was arrested Friday after intentionally hitting a bicyclist on the Sacramento State campus, according to police. Shortly after 2 p.m. Friday,...

A mugshot of Tyler Kruse. Kruse was arrested earlier this month after harassing residents at the Upper East Side Lofts.

Man arrested on suspicion of harassing students at Upper Eastside Lofts

September 12, 2019

A man suspected of harassing students at the Upper Eastside Lofts apartment complex was arrested and detained earlier this month. The apartment complex, only 1.2 miles from Sacramento State, reported...

Flyers were dropped on both sides of the Guy West Bridge via aerial drone during Sac States annual Farm to Fork festival. The flyers featured anti-media propaganda, with one reading Stop the press!!! and another featuring a black swastika on a red background.

Drone drops flyers with swastikas over Sacramento State bridge dinner

Flyers also dropped near the Golden 1 Center
May 3, 2019

A drone dropped flyers featuring swastikas and anti-media sentiments over Sacramento State’s annual “Bites on the Bridge” Farm-to-Fork dinner held Friday on the Guy West Bridge. Flyers were also...

The PRIDE Center is hosting its first-ever Queer Prom on Friday from 6-9 p.m in the University Union Ballroom.

Sac State to host free Queer Prom for PRIDE Week

April 17, 2019

In celebration of PRIDE week, Sacramento State’s PRIDE Center has put together its first ever “Queer Prom: Buzz Above the Clouds,” which will be held on Friday from 6-9 p.m. in the University Union...

Brothers of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Sac State hold a vigil for William Molina, the 21-year-old student who died in a pellet gun shooting on Friday morning. Among the vigils attendees were other Sac State Greek members and President Robert Nelsen.

Sac State students gather for vigil to mourn death of William Molina

President Robert Nelsen announced Molina be honored as a graduate this May
April 15, 2019

Sacramento State community members gathered Sunday night to honor the memory of 21-year-old student William Molina with a candlelight vigil. Molina was killed by a pellet gun early Friday morning at...

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