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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Francina Sanchez, Author

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Sac State’s American River Courtyard wins ‘Best On-Campus Housing’

Sac State’s American River Courtyard wins ‘Best On-Campus Housing’

April 10, 2019

The American River Courtyard is the 2019 “Best On-Campus Housing” winner in The State Hornet’s third annual Best of Sac State poll. The AMC holds up to 606 students, but only permits sophomores...

Participants of the Out of the Darkness Walk hold signs as they walk to the residence halls on April 12, 2018. This years event aims to raise $22,000 for suicide prevention.

Out of the Darkness walk aims to break fundraising record

The annual walk raises money for suicide prevention
April 4, 2019

This year Sacramento State will host its eighth annual Out of the Darkness walk on April 11. Every spring, the Out of the Darkness walk takes place at different high school and college campuses all over...

Participants of the Out of the Darkness Walk hold signs as they walk to the residence halls on April 12, 2018. This years event aims to raise $22,000 for suicide prevention.

Out of the Darkness walk aims to break fundraising record

The annual walk raises money for suicide prevention
March 31, 2019

This year Sacramento State will host its eighth annual Out of the Darkness walk on April 11. Every spring, the Out of the Darkness walk takes place at different high school and college campuses all...

CSU and UC students gather at the Capitol to advocate for Senate Bill 24 and womens reproductive health on March 11. A new bill may allow for medication abortion to be provided by public California universities.

New bill may provide medical abortion on CSU and UC campuses

March 26, 2019

Students from public California universities like Sacramento State are advocating for women’s reproductive services — including medication abortion — to be available at campus student health centers. On...

Sarah Lappas, music professor stands in the middle of Capistrano Hall 151 in late February. She is the creator of the hip-hop in Urban America class (Musc 118D) in the School of Music at Sac State.

Sac State professor educates college students and youth in detention facilities

Sarah Lappas uses the power of hip-hop to push boundaries and teach its history
March 26, 2019

The doors of Capistrano 151 open early on days of discussion and the room is quickly filled with students and chatter as songs like “Drip Too Hard” by rappers Lil Baby and Gunna play in the background....

TKeyah Robinson holds a sign at a vigil for Stephon Clark in Meadowview on Friday. The vigil was held to honor  Clark and demand for the imprisonment of the officers who shot him.

Vigil honors Stephon Clark, marches through Meadowview neighborhood

Protesters marched to Clark family home
March 9, 2019

Nearly 100 peaceful protestors gathered for a candlelight vigil in Meadowview on Friday night to honor Stephon Clark and call for the imprisonment of the officers who shot him, Terrence Mercadal and Jared...

Xavier Becerra, then the representative of Californias 34th congressional district, speaks at a congressional Democrat press conference on June 25, 2015. As California attorney general, Becerra announced Tuesday, March 5, that Californias Department of Justice would not press charges against the Sacramento police officers that shot and killed Stephon Clark.

California Attorney General declines to charge officers who killed Stephon Clark

Xavier Becerra said video of the shooting showed Clark failed to follow commands
March 8, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Tuesday he will not be filing charges against the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark. After the announcement from Becerra,...

Xavier Becerra, then the representative of Californias 34th congressional district, speaks at a congressional Democrat press conference on June 25, 2015. Becerra, now attorney general of California, announced the finding of his offices investigation the Sacramento Police Department.

Sacramento Police Department will implement new practices after investigation

Almost a year after Stephon Clark’s death, Department of Justice gives SPD new ways to improve
January 31, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the Department of Justice released a report on force-related policies, training and practices in the Sacramento Police Department in a press conference...

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaking during a forum hosted by the Campaign for College Opportunity as he runs for governor of California. Newsom spoke about a range of topics including transfer students, tuition and childcare.

Stockton may be home to a new CSU campus

Newsom’s new budget may help bring a CSU campus to Stockton
January 23, 2019

The city of Stockton, home to more than 300,000 people, may be the next California city to have a California State University campus of its own. On January 10, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs and Assemblywoman...

A female biker stops in front of the Sacramento State library to take photos of the smoke-filled closed campus on Nov. 14.

Sac State extends deadlines as a result of campus closure

After two weeks of uncertainty, students now have more time to meet academic deadlines
November 29, 2018

Sacramento State students returned to campus in a state of uncertainty, not knowing how a two week hiatus would affect their coursework and upcoming tests. As a result of the closures, Sac State announced...

Three suspects were caught breaking into cars in Parking Lot 10 this morning. After being interrupted by police the suspects fled the scene.

Car used in Sac State vehicle break-ins stopped in San Francisco

November 9, 2018

The San Francisco Police Department stopped a car that was used in two vehicle break-ins at Sacramento State on Nov. 2, according to the university’s police department. On Nov. 1, a Sac State police...

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...

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom at the 2014 San Francisco Pride Parade. Newsom has held the lead for the 2018 race for governor, the top of the ballot for state offices on the ballot Nov. 6.

What to know on California’s coming up state office elections

Sac State urges students to do their research on all ballot races
October 31, 2018

There are only six days left before California’s general elections, and there is more on the ballot that students may overlook from focusing on the races for governor or Senate. Sacramento State’s...

The Sac State Community Engagement Center held its third annual Community Engagement and Resource Fair on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Many local organizations came out to the fair to inspire participants to register to vote.

Third annual Community Engagement Resource Fair encourages Sac State students to vote

Sac State wants to make sure students are registered to vote with the deadline approaching
October 20, 2018

Sacramento State’s Community Engagement Center held its third annual Community Engagement and Resource Fair in the library quad Thursday. “The Community and Civic Resource Fair is typically held...

Sacramento State student Alanna Price describes her life as a survivor of sexual assault.

Surviving sexual assault: Sac State student Alanna Price

October 17, 2018

When Alanna Price walks into a room, you see confidence, shining eyes and a glowing complexion. But like many other women on campus, her exterior hides a title she does not display for the world; sexual...

This month, Gov. Jerry Brown signed bills to protect people from sexual harassment, sexual assault, discrimination in the work place and nondisclosure agreements.

Power behind #MeToo changes legislation in California

October 17, 2018

Last November, the #MeToo movement took the nation by storm with high profile cases making daily headlines. This month, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a few #MeToo inspired bills to protect people from sexual...

Promotional image of Natural Cycles birth control app.

FDA approves new form of digital birth control

Women can swap their birth control for an app
October 9, 2018

Women seeking a natural method of anti-contraceptives may have a solution after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an app to track a woman’s fertility last month. Natural Cycles is a...

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