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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
Eric Davis

Eric Davis, News Staffer


Eric joined the State Hornet in 2023. He is a Sac City transfer and a former staff writer for the Sac City Express. Eric is returning to the State Hornet for his senior year. Eric will be writing for the news section for the fall 2023-2024 semester.


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Sacramento State President Luke Wood and Associated Students Inc. President Nataly Andrade-Dominguez pose together in the president’s office at Sacramento Hall, Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. Andrade-Dominguez serves as a member of the taskforce committee and urged the need for student representation on it.

Safety taskforce begins work to reach out to the campus community

Surveys, recommendations and community involvement are critical to the taskforce
Julianna Rodriguez and Eric Davis
October 11, 2023
Announced by President Luke Wood in August, the Presidential Taskforce on Campus Safety has begun it’s mission of reaching out to the campus community
(L-R) Dr. Greg B. Shaw, Dr. Joyce Mikal-Flynn, Charles Clark and Dr. Robert Pieretti at the Posttraumatic Growth conference in the Harper Alumni Center April 29, 2023. Clark was the keynote speaker for the conference put on by the Health and Human Services Department.

World-class athlete speaks on post traumatic growth

The importance of normalizing mental health on a college campus
Eric Davis
May 3, 2023
Olympic medalist speaks at Sac State on the importance of normalizing conversations of mental health.
Computers in The Veteran Success Center located in Lassen Hall on Friday, March 17, 2023. The center is on the third floor with work stations open to students accessing the center.

Veteran Success Center paves way for former service members at Sac State

Eric Davis
April 4, 2023
Sac State Enables more veterans to better themselves with on-campus Veteran Success Center.
Students, faculty, and community members posing for a  group photo in The Engrained Restaurant Thursday, March 9, 2023 in honor of Native American Culture Week.  Native American students make less than one percent of Sacramento State’s student population, according to Native American Studies professor Nia Gregory. These events are pathways for everyone to connect to one another.

Community gathers to commemorate Native American Culture Week

Despite Native center still not being open, Sac State’s Native community comes together
Jasleen Kaur and Eric Davis
March 14, 2023
“We feel like a little fish in a big pond. Events like this help us find out where our students are and form connections with them.”
Mic in hand in the Sac State University Ballroom, one woman chokes back tears opening up about experiences with ongoing violence against people of color by police during the Ending the Epidemic of Racial Violence Forum Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. Few attendees are seen in the crowd at the forum, set up to provide healing and discussion for those triggered by Tyre Nichols’ death at the hands of Memphis police.

Sac State students mourn and react to loss of Tyre Nichols

Community members call for systematic change
Eric Davis, Tobi Fakunle, and Jasleen Kaur
February 27, 2023
Sac State students said they want change and accountability from police officers following the death of Tyre Nichols.
(L - R) Dr. Bena Arao, the senior director for resource management of Business and Administrative Services, and speaker Jerry L. Blake, Education Opportunity Program senior lead and male empowerment coordinator, at the Black Professional Speed Mixer hosted in Sacramento State’s University Union Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023. The Male Empowerment Collaborative is designed to work with other support and academic enhancement programs, rather than compete with them.

The Male Empowerment Collaborative tackles Sac State’s low minority graduation rates

Annual Black professional speed mixer held in Union Tuesday
Eric Davis
February 23, 2023
The Male Empowerment Collective has taken on a new challenge of improving graduation rates among Black American students
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