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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
Ian Ratliff

Ian Ratliff, broadcast editor

Ian Ratliff joined The State Hornet in fall 2020 as the broadcast editor. Ian had a career in technology before returning to school to pursue a degree in journalism. He has also been published in the Woodland Daily Democrat.

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FEATURE: Sacramento Police Chief and activist agree on step to reduce gun violence - education

FEATURE: Sacramento Police Chief and activist agree on step to reduce gun violence – education

December 19, 2020

Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn and Jamilia Land to some may be unlikely friends, but that has not stopped Land from receiving criticism from the public for being friends with a police officer due...

[Video] Hornet Esports Valorant Team went undefeated until their final match

Placing Second in the ECAS Esports league motivates the Hornets for next season
December 18, 2020

Ian Ratliff the State Hornets broadcast editor sat down with Nick Palsgaard Coach Hornet Esports Valorant Coach, Bryan Anusacion and Jeffrey Kuo about their impressive season in the ECAC Esports league.

[Video] STATE HORNET NEWS: COVID-19 regional lockdown, CSU returns to campus in fall 2021 and more

December 14, 2020

On this edition of State Hornet News, COVID-19 regional lockdown begins, CSU vows to return to campus in fall 2021 and the Hornet Esports Valorant team discusses their season. Plus more from the State...

[Video] Sac State choir continues to sing through the pandemic

Choir members and staff learn to adjust to new challenges
December 8, 2020

Due to the pandemic, the Sacramento State choir is restricted from rehearsing inside. Sac State choir director Andrew Kreckmann has adjusted by having his students rehearse outside, stand six feet apart...

Olivia Lawson, Rio Americano High School BSU vice president and northern region BSU president, speaks about her frustrations with gun violence, racial injustice and the pain felt throughout the black community in Sacramento, CA after both James brothers died at a shooting inside of a Forever 21 at Arden Fair Mall Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2020.

[Photo] Candlelight vigil held for two teens killed at Arden Fair Mall

December 2, 2020

Olivia Lawson, Rio Americano High School BSU vice president and northern region BSU president, speaks about her frustrations with gun violence, racial injustice and the pain felt throughout the black community...

STATE HORNET NEWS: COVID-19 on Campus, ASI Resignations, Sac State basketball blows out Bethesda and more

November 30, 2020

On this edition of State Hornet News, ASI sees two resignations, COVID-19 infects two food service workers, Sac State basketball blows out Bethesda University in their season opener and more from the State...

A Trump supporter clashes with other members of his group where were all protesting the election results in Sacramento, California, Saturday Nov. 21, 2020. The argument was over the police action taken against the marchers at Cesar Chavez Plaza.

PHOTOS: Trump supporters rally in downtown Sacramento for third consecutive week

Demonstrations lead to two violent altercations and an order to disburse from Cesar Chavez Plaza
November 23, 2020
Trump supporters rallied for the third consecutive at the California State capitol. After protesters marched to Cesar Chavez Plaza an order to disperse was given by Sacramento Police after punches were exchanged between pro-Trump protesters and counter-protesters.

STATE HORNET NEWS: ‘Stop the Steal’ rally, women’s basketball & volleyball start and more

November 16, 2020
On this edition of State Hornet News, “Stop the Steal” rally at the State Capitol, a local group dances in the K Street tunnel, women’s basketball and volleyball start again, and other stories from the State Hornet newsroom.

STATE HORNET NEWS: 2020 Election, threat against student housing, and AB1460 hiccups and more

November 2, 2020
On this edition of State Hornet News, 2020 election FAQ, a bomb threat at The Crossings, AB 1460 implementation issues, track & field returns and other stories from the State Hornet newsroom.
PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: Hornet Speaker Series - Wesley Lowery

PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: Hornet Speaker Series – Wesley Lowery

October 26, 2020

The State Hornet hosted its first ever live Twitch event last week: the Hornet Speaker Series of virtual Q&A sessions. Wesley Lowery, a Pulitzer Prize winner, author of “They Can't Kill Us All:...

[Video] FAQ: All about Measure A on Sacramento’s ballot

Steinberg, Valenzuela offer opposing views of controversial “strong mayor” initiative
October 22, 2020
The Sacramento Mayoral Accountability and Community Equity Act of 2020, also known as Measure A or the “strong mayor” proposal, if passed would reform Sacramento’s governing system.

STATE HORNET NEWS: 8 students quarantined, spring football canceled and voting information

October 19, 2020

On this edition of State Hornet News, spring football is canceled, the election is 15 days away, eight students were quarantined in American River Courtyard and other stories from the State Hornet newsroom.   Related...

VIDEO: Voter FAQ: Registering to vote, early voting and more questions answered

October 13, 2020
Do you know how to register to vote, vote early, check your voter registration status and when the deadline to register to vote is? State Hornet broadcast editor Ian Ratliff answers these questions and more.

[Video] State Hornet News Broadcast: Fall 2020 Convocation, basketball season, parties defying lockdown

October 5, 2020

On this edition of State Hornet News, our team breaks down the most important news from the past two weeks, including The WELL's outdoor reopening, the men’s basketball team potentially starting their...

[Video] STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Meet the ASI board, COVID-19 protocol on campus

September 22, 2020

On this edition of State Hornet News, meet the incoming board of the Associated Students, Inc., take a look on campus at the changes and protocol that have been put in place to protect people from COVID-19...

Protestors in Roseville, California march across the street during a Black Live Matter protest organized by Woodcreek High School students Saturday Sept. 5, 2020. It’s become clear that excessive police funding takes away funding from education, city enrichment and other services in low-income communities and in communities of color, said opinion writer Jordan Parker.

[Photo] OPINION: Defunding the police is the only option left

September 11, 2020

Protestors in Roseville, California march across the street during a Black Live Matter protest organized by Woodcreek High School students Saturday Sept. 5, 2020. "It’s become clear that excessive police...

Dionne Smith-Downs, right, of Stockton sits and raises her arms during a Defund the Lodi PD rally in Lodi, California, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. Her 16-year-old son James Rivera was shot and killed by a Stockton PD officer.

PHOTOS: Demonstrations against racial injustice advance through greater Sacramento area

September 8, 2020
Over the weekend, the greater Sacramento area experienced an array of activism, including demonstrations from supporters of Black Lives Matter Sacramento and counter-protesters.
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