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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
Hailey Valdivia

Hailey Valdivia, staff writer

Hailey Valdivia joined The State Hornet in fall 2022 as a third-year journalism major. It is her first time at a publication.
All content by Hailey Valdivia
Vendors at the World’s Worst Expo on I St. in Sacramento setting up their kiosks on Sunday, Nov. 20 2022. The expo features many local businesses and entrepreneurs selling handcrafted clothes, accessories and food.

‘If you think it’s cool, you should collect it’: World’s Worst Expo

Sacramento exhibition brings out student vendors
November 25, 2022
Two students sell their clothes at the World’s Worst Expo
Tali Rosenberg afuera del Riverfront Center el Miércoles 19 de octubre de 2022. Rosenberg dijo que estaba herida pero no sorprendida por los incidentes en el campus.

‘No creo que los correos electrónicos sean suficientes.’: Estudiantes denuncian actos de antisemitismo en el campus

November 24, 2022
Sacramento State envió correos electrónicos a todo el campus sobre múltiples esvásticas encontradas cerca de y en el campus este semestre. Algunos estudiantes reaccionaron, mientras otros todavía no sabían de la situación.

Sac State Says: Students reveal their essentials for Thanksgiving

November 23, 2022
Thanksgiving is about more than stuffing and cranberry sauce. Students on campus divulge their interests and hopes for turkey day.
Sac State students are excited to see their favorite dishes on Thanksgiving. (Graphic made in Canva)

Sac State students dish out their Thanksgiving favorites

Hornets reveal their essential dishes for the upcoming holiday
November 23, 2022
The end of November is coming up fast, which means Thanksgiving is almost here and students and family will be coming together to get their feast on. The Hornet found what they’re craving.
Diary of a Bookworm presents a special edition for Native American Heritage Month. Reading books such as “Bad Indians” and “Moonshot” can help educate people on Indigenous experiences and break stereotypes towards Native Americans. (Graphic created in Canva by Julie Blunt)

Diary of a Bookworm: Celebrate Native American Heritage Month by reading these Indigenous novels

November 23, 2022
Reading Indigenous stories and supporting Native authors is crucial to breaking stereotypes.

[Video] State Hornet Broadcast: November update

November 21, 2022
Professors make art, Hmong fashion show honors Hmong new year and students demand action at a student-led town hall addressing sexual assault.
Multiple looks debut down the fashion show runway in celebration of Hmong New Year on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. Models are dressed head to toe in different ensembles that represent the culture. (Visual made on Canva by Alyssa Branum)

Happy Hmong New Year: A celebration of fashion, culture and community

November 19, 2022

Helping Mentor Our Next Generation, a program supporting Hmong student success at Sacramento State, hosted a cultural celebration in appreciation of the Hmong New Year at the University Ballroom on Monday,...

 First-year social work major Keana Quintero outside of River Front Center on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Quintero said she has become more aware of her surroundings since the reporting of the sexual assaults.

Students are more cautious after multiple sexual assaults on campus

‘It kind of made me feel uneasy about being here’
November 16, 2022
Students said they would like to see more security and lighting on campus.
The State Hornet Podcast: Antisemitism Town Hall, One Card discounts and some immigrant stories

The State Hornet Podcast: Antisemitism Town Hall, One Card discounts and some immigrant stories

November 15, 2022
Hosts Nathan Uebelhoer and Hailey Valdivia recap the week’s news, including an antisemitism town hall, student reactions to the elections, another football win and much more!
Tali Rosenberg outside the Riverfront Center on Wednesday, Oct.19, 2022. Rosenberg said she was hurt but not surprised about the incidents on campus.

‘I don’t think emails are enough’: Students denounce acts of campus antisemitism

November 9, 2022
Sacramento State sent out campus-wide emails about multiple swastikas found nearby and on campus this semester. Some students reacted, while some were still unaware.
The cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in Playwrights’ Theatre  Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. The performance will feature multiple musical numbers.

Can you spell: T-H-E-A-T-E-R? The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee comes to stage at Sac State

The actors prepare for the upcoming show
November 1, 2022
The Sac State theater department prepares for upcoming show “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
These are some of the best books to get you in the Halloween spirit. Get your cozy blanket and light that autumn candle for some spooky reading time (Graphic made in Canva)

Top ten books for fall

These pics will get you ready for the spooky season
October 20, 2022
The leaves are changing colors and pumpkin spice is in the air. Here are some books to get you in the fall mood.

[Video] State Hornet Broadcast: October update

October 11, 2022
Two art galleries and a pro-union win at the capital, The State Hornet fills you in on what you might have missed: feat. artist and activist Xico Gonzalez and Rage Against the Machine Guitarist Tom Morello
Guests are drawing using crayons on Sept. 24, 2022. This room gives guests an opportunity to draw or color in Van Gogh’s work.

Art comes to life at West Sacramento exhibit

Immersive experience showcases Van Gogh’s wide range of works
September 29, 2022
Van Gogh’s artwork comes to life in new immersive exhibit
(L-R): Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke), Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma DArcy), Rhaenys Targaryen (Eve Best). The three female characters are all fully complexed and all suffer greatly for a chance to sit on the Iron Throne. (Photo: House of the Dragon, HBO, 2022)

OPINION: ‘House of the Dragon’ corrects ‘Games of Thrones’ biggest problem

Can the HBO series beat the misogyny claims?
September 21, 2022
HBO’s new show attempts to overcome the criticisms of its predecessor
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