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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

Emily Rabasto, Author

All content by Emily Rabasto
Graduating Sac State students watch themselves on a giant screen inside Golden 1 Center during the commencement procession May 18, 2018. Sac State administration is proposing a virtual commencement in addition to allowing spring 2020 graduates to walk at the spring 2021 commencement.

[Photo] Sac State virtual commencement ceremony proposed at Faculty Senate meeting

April 9, 2020

Graduating Sac State students watch themselves on a giant screen inside Golden 1 Center during the commencement procession May 18, 2018. Sac State administration is proposing a virtual commencement in...

Graduating Sac State students watch themselves on a giant screen inside the Golden 1 Center during commencement on May 18, 2018. Sac State President Robert Nelsen announced Tuesday that commencement ceremonies are postponed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

[Photo] Sac State increases graduation rates by 127%

December 5, 2019

Graduating Sac State students watch themselves on a giant screen inside the Golden 1 Center during commencement on May 18, 2018. Sac State President Robert Nelsen announced Tuesday that commencement ceremonies...

Sac State guard Marcus Graves dribbles the ball against Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 at The Nest. Graves averaged 17 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 2 steals per game while at Sac State.

[Photo] Sac State alumnus drafted in first round of G League draft to Stockton Kings

November 27, 2019

Sac State guard Marcus Graves dribbles the ball against Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 at The Nest. Graves averaged 17 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 2 steals per game while at...

Sac State junior running back Elijah Dotson stiff arms a Fighting Saints player against St. Francis (IL) on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at Hornet Stadium. Dotson rushed for 1,154 yards as a sophomore in 2018, ranking seventh in school history.

[Photo] Record-breaking Sac State running back says tradition is key to Hornets’ success

September 12, 2019

Sac State junior running back Elijah Dotson stiff arms a Fighting Saints player against St. Francis (IL) on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at Hornet Stadium. Dotson rushed for 1,154 yards as a sophomore in 2018,...

Sherry Velte, director of the Childrens Center on campus, says that student parents are given priority over Sacramento States faculty and staff for spots in child care because the program is funded by the student government.

[Photo] Sac State director advocates for often forgotten student population: parents

January 22, 2019

Sherry Velte, director of the Children's Center on campus, says that student parents are given priority over Sacramento State's faculty and staff for spots in child care because the program is funded by...

2018: A year in photos

2018: A year in photos

Campus life, concerts, protests: here’s a glimpse into the year at Sac State
December 31, 2018

In preparation for the new year, The State Hornet is recapping some of the best photos its staff produced in 2018. Amid unique campus life, art events and football games, Sacramento State students found...

Students attending the Spring 2018 commencement ceremony held at Golden 1 Center join Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen in a ‘Stingers up’ salute after his address on May 18, 2018.  Nelsen announced an on-campus, drive-through commencement for the 2020 and 2021 graduating classes Monday in a SacSend email.

[Photo] Sac State prepares for first graduation since canceling winter commencement

December 5, 2018

Students attending the Spring 2018 commencement ceremony held at Golden 1 Center join Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen in a ‘Stingers up’ salute after his address on May 18, 2018. Nelsen announced...

Sacramento State senior studio arts majors Chris Duffy and Tiffany Boddeker speak at the unveiling ceremony of their 16-foot by 16-foot steel neopop sculpture of a stegosaurus named #Poppy at the intersection of Brighton and Ramona Avenues Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.

Sac State students showcase staggering steel stegosaurus

$25,000 public sculpture ‘#Poppy,’ an experimental first in line with art department’s future curriculum
November 3, 2018

The newest product of Sacramento State’s art department also happens to be its most ancient. “#Poppy” is a 16-foot tall steel sculpture of a colorful stegosaurus created by senior Sac State studio...

VIDEO: Sacramento Take Back the Night, 2018

October 14, 2018

The 39th annual event kicked off Saturday evening at the Sacramento Native American Health Center with a resource fair and booths representing diverse causes and services like LGBT health, racial justice...

Detective Jason Johnston of Sacramento State Police Department recommends that Round Table Pizza, the only place on campus that serves beer on tap, put more surveillance cameras inside the restaurant.

No suspects in potential drugging on campus, police say

Lack of video surveillance in Round Table concerns Sac State detective
October 3, 2018

Studying in the writing center on campus in the afternoon was the last thing a Sacramento State graduate student remembers before regaining consciousness in a Vacaville hospital room at 4 a.m. the next...

A facilities management crew stands in front a pile of damaged guard rails after a driver collided with them and a fire hydrant on Thursday morning. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence according to Sgt. Jeff Reinl of Sacramento State Police.

Driver arrested for DUI on campus in final week of instruction

May 10, 2018

A man was arrested for driving under the influence Thursday after colliding with and damaging several yellow bollards and a fire hydrant on State University Drive outside of Del Norte Hall, according to...

Sacramento State students represented the non-governmental organization Oxfam International at the National Model United Nations conference in New York in March. The students won nine awards during the conference, which lasted from March 18-March 22.

Political Science voted 2018 ‘Best Major’ at Sac State

Course flexibility and opportunities for internships the main reason for students’ votes
May 9, 2018

Move over “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.” It’s the major formerly known as Government. The Department of Political Science was voted “best major” by students of Sacramento State in...

Sacramento State junior Andre Lindsey, center, runs against UC Irvines Asa Allen, left, and Long Beach States Raleigh Adams, right, in the mens 110 meter hurdles during the Mondo Team Challenge at Hornet Stadium on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Lindsey placed first in the race by .003 of a second.

Sac State women finish first, men take third in Mondo Team Challenge

April 1, 2018

The Sacramento State women’s triple jump athletes nearly swept the podium, while the men’s 4x100 meter relay team missed their second handoff during the Mondo Team Challenge at Hornet Stadium on Saturday. The...

Rev. Al Sharpton addresses the media on Thursday, March 29 after giving the eulogy at the funeral service of Stephon Clark, who was shot and killed by Sacramento police on March 18.

Rev. Al Sharpton delivers eulogy at funeral of Stephon Clark

March 29, 2018

Hundreds attended and dozens were left outside after capacity was reached at the venue that held the funeral service for Stephon Clark on Thursday. Rev. Al Sharpton was invited to deliver a short eulogy...

Demonstrators scream at a police vehicle while stopping oncoming traffic in a Black Lives Matter demonstration in downtown Sacramento, Calif. on Friday, March 23, 2018. The demonstration was in response to the shooting and death of an unarmed black man, Stephon Clark, by Sacramento police on March 18.

GALLERY: Protests over police shooting of Stephon Clark continue for second straight day

March 23, 2018

Demonstrators rallied at the Tower Bridge at noon on Friday to continue protests regarding the shooting death of an unarmed black man, Stephon Clark, by Sacramento police on Sunday. The group marched...

Sacramento State social work major Helen Quiej wakes up in her dorm in Sierra Hall, which she shares with a roommate, on Friday, Feb. 23.

[Photo] EDITORIAL: Student housing and food insecurities need creative solutions

February 28, 2018

Sacramento State social work major Helen Quiej wakes up in her dorm in Sierra Hall, which she shares with a roommate, on Friday, Feb. 23.

#SacStateSays: How do you feel about university executives taking pay raises while students face tuition hikes?

#SacStateSays: How do you feel about university executives taking pay raises while students face tuition hikes?

February 8, 2018

The amount of California State University Chancellor Timothy White’s 2018 total pay and benefits has been raised to $542,947.82. White has accepted annual pay raises from the time he was hired, including...

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