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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
Jacob Holden

Jacob Holden, staff writer

Jacob Holden joined The State Hornet spring 2021 as a staff writer on the general assignment desk. He previously wrote for his high school newspaper, the El Camino Eagle Eye, as opinion editor and as an intern staff writer for the Elk Grove Citizen. He is majoring in political science-journalism and plans to do policy analysis after graduation. 

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Customers order from Boba Loca inside the Arden Fair mall May 5, 2021. Workers, including assistant manager Lillian Phan, on the left behind the counter, push tea out to waiting customers.

“We’ve had to call security”: Sacramento boba shops brace for boba shortage, backlash

Suez Canal blockage, pandemic lead to boba shortages across Sacramento
May 21, 2021
Boba shops have been affected by a shortage of a key ingredient in bubble tea since the Suez Canal blockage, and many local shops are planning their next steps.

[Video] VIDEO: Walk through the Sac State campus awash with green this spring

May 20, 2021
Immerse yourself in an empty springtime campus as flowers bloom and cool breezes blow over the Sacramento State campus.
 Sacramento State sophomore Marissa Bertuccio poses for a photo during her team practice at Shea Stadium at Sac State on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Bertuccio leads the Hornets in strikeouts, wins and games pitched this season.

Training, sacrifice and camaraderie have shaped Sac State softball team’s pitching ace

April 29, 2021
Marissa Bertuccio has been strong in her second season and talked about her passion for softball.
Kizzie Anderson, a Sacramento resident, shares her experience being homeless on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Anderson said she struggled to find housing because of her credit and issues with the law.

Sacramento community shares experiences with homelessness, ways to help

March 15, 2021
Students at Sacramento State and residents of Sacramento share their experiences being homeless and what the community can do to help its homeless residents.
Swarm Report Mar. 4th: Sac State softball breaks even in doubleheader, baseball sees 4 game win streak end

Swarm Report Mar. 4th: Sac State softball breaks even in doubleheader, baseball sees 4 game win streak end

March 4, 2021
Sac State’s softball team wins one and loses one against UC Davis in Big Sky Conference, baseball loses 5-0 against Santa Clara.
From left to right, California Secretary of State Shirley Weber, Vice President Kamala Harris and Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina are Black politicians that have risen in prominence in local and U.S. politics. “Rep. James Clyburn” by SEIU International is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. “Kamala Harris” by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Photo of Carroll Fife courtesy of City of Oaklands website. Graphic made in Procreate.

Sac State Black community reflects on Black leadership’s impact in politics

February 19, 2021
Black Sacramento State students, an alumnus and a professor reflect on the rise of Black political figures.
Every week The State Hornet compiles crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status.

CRIME MAP: 7 non-violent crimes reported at Sac State over winter break

Campus crime map from Dec. 13 to Jan. 23
February 2, 2021
Over winter break, seven non-violent crimes took place on campus, with six of the seven being theft or burglary, according to Sacramento State Police.
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