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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Erick Amaya

Erick Amaya, diversity, equity and inclusion writer

Erick Amaya joins The State Hornet this fall as a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion beat reporter. He was previously the sports editor at Los Medanos College in his hometown of Pittsburg, California. His most memorable moment as a student journalist is winning a sports photography contest at the 2019 JACC convention. 
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Hornet Racing eyes return to competition with new members

The club prepares for the 2023 race
May 16, 2022
Hornet Racing is set to return to in-person competition after a hiatus due to COVID-19.They are forming a new crew ahead of the 2023 race for FSAE.

Best of Sac State 2022: Jake Dunniway wins best male athlete of the year

May 5, 2022

In this year’s Best of Sac State competition where students vote on their favorite teams, majors, and athletes on campus. Sac State football quarterback Jake Dunniway was voted male athlete of the year....

State Hornet Broadcast: Women’s History Month Special

April 1, 2022
This week on The State Hornet Broadcast, Staffers Nadia Sabbaghian, Erick Amaya and Alexis Hunt highlight Women’s History Month
An officer leads the suspect of the high-speed chase into the back of a cop car after being arrested outside the Hornet Commons on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. The car involved in the chase drove through the campus of Sac State before being cornered by police at the Hornet Commons.

[Photo] Man arrested after leading police in high-speed chase through student living

March 9, 2022

An officer leads the suspect of the high-speed chase into the back of a cop car after being arrested outside the Hornet Commons on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. The car involved in the chase drove through...

State Hornet Broadcast: Black History Month Special

February 28, 2022
This week on The State Hornet Broadcast, Staffers Nadia Sabbaghian and Erick Amaya highlight Black History Month from the perspectives of students and a Black Sacramento artist, Aliyah Sidqe.

Resumen del Semestre Otoño 2021: EL AVISPÓN DEL ESTADO BROADCAST

December 20, 2021

En esta edición de El Avispón del Estado, el reportero general de la Diversidad, Equidad y Identidad Erick Amaya y la editora digital Mercy Sosa dan un resumen sobre todas las noticias y cobertura del...

Sacramento State sophomore forward Christo Cervantes (left) shoots while UC San Diego sophomore defender Adam Walker (right) defends during a soccer game on Oct. 16, 2021, at Hornet Field. Sac State won the game 2-1 and will now stay in the postseason race for the Big West tournament, according to head coach Michael Linenberger.

Sac State men’s soccer wins second home game of the season

Hornets earn 2-1 victory over UC San Diego
October 17, 2021
The Sac State men’s soccer earned a 2-1 victory at home against UC San Diego. The win keeps them in contention for the Big West post-season tournament.
88 estudiantes de Sac State fallan a certificar su estado de vacunación: EL AVISPÓN DEL ESTADO

88 estudiantes de Sac State fallan a certificar su estado de vacunación: EL AVISPÓN DEL ESTADO

October 10, 2021

Este es el segundo episodio del podcast “El Avispón del Estado” con el editor de cobertura en Español Erick Salgado y el reportero general de diversidad, equidad y inclusión Erick Ayala.    Los...

Political science major Kristal Padilla speaks about her journey in pursuing higher education during the “Spotlighting Plática” hosted virtually by CHLFSA on Sept. 23, 2021. She transferred to Sac State after three years of attending De Anza College. (Screenshot by Erick Amaya).

‘Spotlighting Plática’ showcases Sac State Latinx community members

September 23, 2021
Women’s Studies Professor Joanna Nuñez, Serna Center Coordinator Noel Mora and political science major Kristal Padilla share their journeys through higher education.
 (Left to right) Joel Santiago, Dr. Viridiana Diaz and Noel Mara discuss different Latinx clubs and resources offered at Sacramento State on Wednesday, Sept.15, 2021, for “La Bienvenida.” While the event was held online, Mara expressed joy to be back on campus.

Serna Center hosts ‘La Bienvenida,’ a celebration of Sac State’s Latinx community

Latinx Student Clubs and resources showcased
September 16, 2021
Serna Center’s “La Bienvenida” welcomes students to campus. Faculty and student speakers encourage students to become more involved.
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