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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Eric Jaramishian

Eric Jaramishian, staff writer

Eric Jaramishian is a news reporter for the State Hornet. In the past, he reported for The State Hornet in 2018-19 as a general assignment reporter and copy editor. In addition, Eric is the vice president of finance for the Sacramento State chapter for the Society of Professional Journalists. Eric hopes to report locally in the Sacramento area for a career.

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Steve Perez, Sacramento State Provost and vice president of academic affairs, discussed COVID-19 protocols for fall 2021 on Zoom on Friday, April 30, 2021. Perez said class modalities may change in mid-June and that Sacramento State may strike physical distancing requirements, all based on CDC guidelines. Photo taken via Zoom.

Provost Steve Perez says campus may strike physical distancing requirement in fall

University monitoring CDC guidelines
April 30, 2021
Provost Steve Perez said Sac State may strike physical distancing requirements in the fall if CDC recommendations change.
(Clockwise from top left) Sarah Miller, Robert Wiemer, Erin Wardle and Gao Thao share their thoughts on returning to in-person classes at Sacramento State in fall 2021. Sac State students should expect to take in-person classes in the fall, according to Provost Steve Perez. Photos taken via Zoom by Michael Eskridge.

‘Excited to go back’: Sac State students weigh in on fall 2021 teaching modalities

Campus survey draws polarized opinions on in-person classes
April 22, 2021
As Sacramento State plans to return to campus next fall, the first time a majority of Sac State students will have in-person classes since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, students express their opinions on returning to campus for the fall 2021 semester.
(File photo) A demonstrator holds a sign advocating for AB 1460 in the University Union at a Faculty Senate meeting Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Sacramento State’s Faculty Senate approved the establishment of a general education ethnic studies requirement during its meeting Thursday, April 1, 2020.

Faculty Senate approves establishment of ethnic studies requirement at Sac State

Area D requirement lowered by 3 units for incoming freshmen fall 2021
April 1, 2021
Sacramento State’s Faculty Senate approved of the establishment of a general education ethnic studies requirement.
Sacramento State Vice President of Academic Affairs Ed Mills discusses amendments being made to the Faculty Senate’s ABC/no credit endorsement at the Faculty Senate meeting Thursday, March 4, 2021. The Faculty Senate voted Thursday to approve the endorsement of the use of ABC/no credit grading options for spring and summer 2021. Screenshot taken via Zoom.

Faculty Senate votes to endorse ABC/NC grading for spring and summer 2021

March 4, 2021
Sacramento State’s Faculty Senate voted Thursday to endorse the ABC/no credit grading option for the spring and summer 2021 sessions. The final decision is up to administration.
Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen addresses the Faculty Senate at a virtual meeting Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. The Faculty Senate discussed the recently announced “CARmencement” and endorsing the ABC/No credit option for the spring and summer 2021 semesters. Screenshot taken via Zoom.

Sac State Faculty Senate discusses ‘CARmencement,’ proposes endorsing ABC/no credit grading option

February 25, 2021
Sacramento State’s Faculty Senate proposed endorsing the ABC/no credit option for spring and summer 2021 and discussed the recently announced “CARmencement.”
Robin Carter, dean of the College of Health and Human Services, resigned Monday, citing personal reasons. Carter accepted the dean position in December 2020 and served as the interim dean since 2019. Photo via Sac State.

Sac State College of Health and Human Services dean retires

Dean retired from the university after accepting the position in December
February 8, 2021
Sacramento State’s Dean of the College of Health and Human Services Dr. Robin Carter retired from the university citing personal reasons after accepting the dean position in December 2020.
Amador Hall’s sign contains labels for departments found in the hall on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. A roof leak in Amador Hall caused a geography lab in room AMD313 to become unavailable to students Monday.

Amador Hall roof expected to undergo maintenance next year following leak

Sac State could receive $1.3 million from CSU for roof repairs
February 1, 2021
A roof leak in Amador Hall caused a geography lab to become unavailable to students. The roof is expected to go under deferred maintenance in 2022.
Ryan Coogler speaks at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con for film Black Panther. Coogler, an alumnus of Sac State, spoke to The State Hornet about his plans to attend film school at the University of Southern California in 2007.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Before directing fame, Ryan Coogler was Sac State football standout

April 23, 2019

Before Black Panther and Creed director Ryan Coogler became a big name in Hollywood, he was a powerhouse for the Sacramento State football team. Since Coogler’s rise to fame as a movie director,...

Participants in Sac States eighth annual Out of the Darkness walk by Humboldt Hall on April 11, 2019.  Participants walked two miles around campus to bring awareness to suicide prevention.

Sac State hosts eighth annual Out of the Darkness walk

School raises $12,561 – donations still open through June 30
April 12, 2019

Sacramento State hosted its eighth annual Out of the Darkness walk to raise awareness and money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Thursday evening. Participants held up posters with...

Pet Sematary is a good horror film, but fails to end on a high note. Despite that, Pet Sematary is one of the best Stephen King adaptations to be put into film.

REVIEW: ‘Pet Sematary’ is mostly good, but ends poorly

April 10, 2019

This review contains spoilers for all “Pet Sematary” adaptations. “Pet Sematary,” the new film adaptation of the Stephen King novel, is a horror film remake that will both please and disappoint...

Sac State student Cassidy Sidhu getting treated for brain cancer at UCSF medical center January, 2019. Sidhu is battling cancer for the second time in her life, nine years after getting treated for her first tumor.

Sac State student battles cancer for the second time

Cassidy Sidhu battles cancer again after nine years
March 26, 2019

As an aspiring elementary school teacher, Sacramento State student Cassidy Sidhu has more to worry about than getting good grades and receiving her teaching credentials. Sidhu, a child development...

Stevante Clark, Stephon Clarks older brother, holds a set of balloons aloft during a balloon release ceremony held immediately after a service at Genesis Church in Meadowview on Monday. The service was part of the one-year anniversary remembrance of unarmed 22-year-old Clark, who was shot and killed by Sacramento Police on March 18, 2018.

On the anniversary of his death, Sacramento remembers Stephon Clark

Legacy Weekend ended with a march and commemoration memorial
March 19, 2019

A crowd of about 200 people gathered in a circle in the middle of 24th Street across from Meadowview park Monday evening, less than a mile away from where 22-year-old unarmed Stephon Clark was pursued...

#SacStateSays: Reactions to district attorneys Stephon Clark decision

#SacStateSays: Reactions to district attorney’s Stephon Clark decision

March 6, 2019

What is your reaction to the DA’s decision not to charge the two officers who fatally shot Stephon Clark?

The Jonas Brothers, in a surprising move, released a new single called Sucker on Feb. 28. It is clear they have matured as pop artists, resulting in what seems to be a new direction for the Jonas Brothers.

REVIEW: Jonas Brothers band back in business with new single ‘Sucker’

‘Sucker’ is a step in the right direction for the Jonas Brothers
March 1, 2019

On Thursday morning, I woke up not to the mundane sound of my phone alarm, but to buzzing from notifications — the internet was going insane over the release of new Jonas Brothers single “Sucker.”...

Erik Ramirez, Kevin Woldhagen and Kristina Victor discuss immigration topics with students at Sac States downtown campus Feb. 26. The topics the panel discussed ranged from immigration enforcement, the International Rescue Committee, and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Sac State panel covers nuance of the immigration debate

Expert panel explains differences between immigration policies
February 27, 2019

A panel consisting of two Sacramento State staffers and an immigration caseworker discussed topics such as immigration enforcement, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and the International...

#MeToo founder Tarana Burke gives lecture at Sac State

Sac State was the last stop of her CSU tour
February 8, 2019

Social justice activist Tarana Burke concluded her California State University speaking tour at Sacramento State Thursday, encouraging and aiming to empower students to heal as a community and sharing...

Sacramento Fire Department rescues a woman that jumped off the Guy West Bridge on Wednesday evening.

Woman rescued after jumping off Guy West Bridge

October 31, 2018

A woman jumped off the Guy West Bridge into the American River at Sacramento State Wednesday and was rescued by the Sacramento Fire Department. Emergency responders arrived shortly after 6 p.m. and...

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...

Students drinking beer inside Round Table

Round Table Pizza voted 2018 ‘Best on-campus dining’ at Sac State

May 9, 2018

The students of Sacramento State voted Round Table Pizza the ‘Best on-campus dining’ in the Best of Sac State poll conducted by The State Hornet. Round Table won best dining on-campus last year...

Barista preparing drink

Starbucks wins 2018 ‘Best coffee spot’ at Sac State

The popular location beat three other nominees in this year’s poll
May 9, 2018

Out of four coffee shops nominated in this year’s Best of Sac State poll, students have chosen Starbucks as “Best coffee spot.” The store constantly has a long line of students waiting for that...

Sacramento State senior
Gracie Albano hits water during the womans 3000-meter steeplechase at the Sacramento Open on Saturday, May, 5 2018.

Track and field hosts Sacramento State Open before outdoor championships

May 5, 2018

In an unscored track and field event, Sacramento State athletes showcased their skills one final time before the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships in the Sacramento State Open on Saturday at Hornet...

5 killer outfits to rock your next job interview

5 killer outfits to rock your next job interview

May 2, 2018

Job interviews can be a very unnerving experience. You might get anxious about arriving to your interview on time, preparing for the tough questions — like the infamous “what’s your biggest weakness?”...

Sacramento State sophomore Jah Strange lands in the triple jump pit before finishing in second place in the Causeway Classic Duel against UC Davis at Hornet Stadium on Friday, April 28, 2018. Strange also earned a personal best of 24-11.75 for first place in the long jump.

Women’s track and field dominate, men fall in Causeway Classic Dual

April 28, 2018

During an event filled with personal records, the Sacramento State women’s track and field team defeated UC Davis while the men fell against the Aggies in the annual Causeway Classic Duel on Friday at...

Sacramento State junior Dominic Miller returns the ball back to his teammate at the Sacramento State Courts on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The Hornets failed to qualify for the Big Sky Conference Tournament starting on Thursday after two straight losses over the weekend.

Men’s tennis team fails to make postseason after crucial losses

April 23, 2018

Following losses against Southern Utah University and Northern Arizona University this past weekend, the Sacramento State men’s tennis team will not be competing in the Big Sky Conference Tournament...

Noel Mora and Rachael Dal Porto as they hear the results of the ASI elections on April 11, 2018, at the elections party. The presidents ticket, consisting of the two candidates, ran unopposed for the president and executive vice-president positions.

ASI election results announced

Presidents ticket runs unopposed, wins ASI elections
April 13, 2018

  The presidential ticket of Noel Mora and Rachael Dal Porto won after running unopposed in the Sacramento State Associated Students, Inc. elections on April 11-12. The position of president...

Alex Tran, president of the Sacramento State Martial Arts Club, performs at Chinese Culture Night on Sunday, April 8, 2018 in the University Ballroom. Sac States Chinese Culture Organization put on the event to spread Chinese culture.

Chinese Culture Night features martial arts, dancing, singing

April 11, 2018

The Chinese Culture Organization at Sacramento State held its eighth annual Chinese Culture Night on Sunday at the University Union. The event took place in the University Union Ballroom and consisted...

Sacramento State sophomore Daniel Evans earned the opportunity to compete with the football team during the spring practice season on March 6. Within the coming weeks, Evans will learn if he’s made it onto the football team as a walk-on cornerback.

Despite size, sophomore strives to make football team as a walk-on

April 10, 2018

When Sacramento State sophomore Daniel Evans came to campus, he had two goals in mind — to be a good student and to be an even better football player. Stunting his growth in the latter is Evans’...

Rachael Dal Porto and Noel Mora look over legislation. Mora and Dal Porto are running on the same presidential ticket for the Associated Students, Inc. elections, which start April 11.

Presidential ticket goes unchallenged in the ASI elections

April 10, 2018

As elections for Sacramento State Associated Students, Inc. begin Wednesday, Noel Mora is running for president and Rachael Dal Porto is running for vice president on the same ticket unopposed. Mora...

Ming-Tung “Mike” Lee, the vice president of administration and business affairs at Sacramento State will be retiring on Aug. 1 after 28 years at the school.

After 28 years on campus, Lee steps down as vice president of administration and business affairs

April 9, 2018

It was announced in an email sent out by Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen on Monday that Ming-Tung “Mike” Lee, the vice president of administration and business affairs, will be retiring on...

Freshman business major Daveion Hammond performs lateral drills at the instruction of running backs coach James Montgomery during walk-on tryouts for the Sacramento State football team at Hornet Stadium on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Hammond and 12 other hopefuls were weighed, measured and displayed their skills in front of the coaching staff for the chance to be recruited and train with the possibility of joining the team in the fall.

Sac State football program hosts walk-on tryouts

March 7, 2018

The Sacramento State football team hosted its annual tryouts for potential walk-ons on Tuesday at Hornet Stadium to coincide with the beginning of the 2018 spring practice season. The 13 would-be walk-ons...

Sacramento State then-freshman Artearra Coffey, left, and then-senior Kristen Robinson, right, sprint in the womens 100-meter hurdle race in the Mondo Team Challenge April 1, 2017 at Hornet Stadium. The Hornets will compete in the Big Sky Indoor Championships from Thursday to Saturday in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Track and field teams set to begin Big Sky Indoor Championships

February 19, 2018

The Sacramento State track and field teams are wrapping up their indoor regular season as the program prepares for the Big Sky Indoor Championships from Thursday to Saturday in Flagstaff, Arizona. Despite...

Associated Students, Inc. President Mia Kagianas (left), Lisa Dalton (right) and Gina Curry examine the agena during the ASI meeting on Wednesday. The board voted to remove slates from future election cycles.

ASI Board of Directors changes elections code

February 12, 2018

On Feb. 7, the Associated Students, Inc. Board of Directors voted that slates will no longer be allowed in Sacramento State student government elections. The ASI Board of Directors met to discuss a...

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