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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
James Fife

James Fife, multimedia editor

James Fife is the multimedia editor for The State Hornet. He previously was a film-set rat for The Art Institute-Sacramento and the photo editor for the Sac City Express. His interests include movies, games and taking long drives.

All content by James Fife

Native American heritage month, end of semester coverage: STATE HORNET NEWS

December 17, 2021
In this special edition of State Hornet News, we celebrate and talk about the latest coverage to come during Native American heritage month and other top stories from the end of the fall 2021 semester.
New Native student center, basketball updates and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

New Native student center, basketball updates and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

November 29, 2021

Multimedia editor James Fife hosts this week's episode of The State Hornet Podcast and brings you the biggest stories from the penultimate week of classes. This week’s major highlights include a Native...

Debating our cultures’ superstitions and beliefs: SIN FILTRO

November 29, 2021

On the very first videocast of Sin Filtro, The State Hornet’s first Latin-based podcast, features managing editor Magaly Muñoz, digital editor Mercy Sosa and Spanish editor Erick Salgado. They discuss...

Sacramento women’s basketball senior guard Summer Menke stands at the freethrow after being fouled by UC Davis. Sacramento State women’s basketball lost to UC Davis 75-46 on Nov. 23, 2021, at the Golden 1 Center.

[Photo] Sac State women’s basketball struggles against UC Davis in 75-46 loss

November 24, 2021

Sacramento women’s basketball senior guard Summer Menke stands at the freethrow after being fouled by UC Davis. Sacramento State women’s basketball lost to UC Davis 75-46 on Nov. 23, 2021, at the Golden...

Junior center Johnathan Komagum (21) lays up past UC Davis sophomore guard Kane Milling (0) on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Golden 1 Center. Komagum had 12 rebounds, a block and a steal in the Hornets decisive 75-63 victory against the Aggies.

[Photo] Sac State men’s basketball dominates UC Davis in 75-63 victory

November 24, 2021

Junior center Johnathan Komagum (21) lays up past UC Davis sophomore guard Kane Milling (0) on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Golden 1 Center. Komagum had 12 rebounds, a block and a steal in the Hornets decisive...

Sac State junior quarterback Jake Dunniway (12) hands off to sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) in the first half at California Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. Dunniway and his teammate O’Hara would share snaps throughout the game.

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Junior quarterback Jake Dunniway’s road to greatness at Sac State

November 19, 2021

Sac State junior quarterback Jake Dunniway (12) hands off to sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) in the first half at California Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. Dunniway and his teammate...

State Hornet Spotlight: Former basketball player Samaad Hector chooses mental health over basketball

November 15, 2021

Managing editor Magaly Muñoz and sports beat writer Jordan Latimore sit down and talk to Samaad Hector, who left the Sacramento State men’s basketball team before the fall 2021 semester. Hector talks...

Best and worst cheesecake flavors?!: State Hornet BUZZED

November 7, 2021

On this episode of BUZZED: Editor-In-Chief Jordan Parker, visuals editor Ayaana Williams, audience engagement editor Kaylin Flatland and sports editor John Cabales discuss cheesecake. Parker, who calls...

STATE HORNET BUZZED: Halloween Special

October 30, 2021

On this episode of Buzzed:    News editor Camryn Dadey, Newsletter editor Isabelle Juarez, DEI editor Emma Hall, and A&E staffer Zach Cimaglio discuss, debate and rank popular Halloween...

Sac State Says: Sac State students thoughts on Skip Bishop and anti-racism plan

October 28, 2021

On this episode of “Sac State Says,” news staffer Dominique Williams asks students their thoughts on Skip Bishop, the fourth Black administrator to leave office within a year, as well as their thoughts...

STATE HORNET BUZZED: Astrology Signs

October 27, 2021

On this episode of Buzzed: Editor-in-Chief Jordan Parker, managing editor Magaly Muñoz, digital editor Mercy Sosa, audience engagement editor Kaylin Flatland and news editor Camryn Dadey discuss and debate...

STATE HORNET NEWS: COVID-19 accessibility, anti-racism efforts in theatre department and more

October 5, 2021

Welcome back to State Hornet News. In this episode we talk about campus accessibility for uncertified students, Hornet Football, issues in the theatre department and more!    

Sac State Police Chief Chet Madison Jr. responds to anti-racism, police brutality

September 21, 2021
New Sac State Police Chief Chet Madison Jr. sat down with The State Hornet to discuss student concerns and issues surrounding campus police. Watch the full video here:
Sac State junior wideout Pierre Willams (84) catches a pass from junior quarterback Jake Dunniway for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter at California Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The Hornets fell to the Bears 42-30, dropping their record on the season to 1-2.

[Photo] Cal’s offensive attack too much for Sac State football to overcome in second consecutive loss

September 18, 2021

Sac State junior wideout Pierre Willams (84) catches a pass from junior quarterback Jake Dunniway for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter at California Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021....

Sac State Says: The Recall Election

Students discuss the recall election and voice their opinions on who should win
September 12, 2021
With the recall election around the corner, Hornets discuss their opinions on who should win and what their reactions would be to each scenario

Will students need masks in the fall? Police chief candidate town halls: STATE HORNET NEWS

May 19, 2021
On this edition of State Hornet News, we talk to Sac State’s chief risk officer for risk management services about potential COVID-19 restrictions in the fall, Sac State will hold town hall meetings with the final candidates for police chief, there is a new virtual art exhibit, and more.
The State Hornet talked to internship coordinators, professors and other faculty from several departments who are very aware of the difficulty of finding jobs, especially during the times we are living through. Graphic made in Canva.

Graduating during a pandemic…what now?

A guide to networking and finding a job from Sac State faculty
May 18, 2021
We talked to internship coordinators, professors and other faculty from several departments about the next steps graduates should take to find jobs and build their network.

[Video] Job advice for graduates from the Sacramento State music department

May 18, 2021
Professor of guitar Richard Savino discusses life after graduation, tips for jobs and musician jobs during the pandemic.
(File photo) Martin Vincelli-Simard crosses home plate following a home run against Texas State on February 28, 2021. The Hornets split their series against California Baptist University despite hitting six home runs over the weekend.

[Photo] Sac State baseball splits road series with California Baptist University

May 9, 2021

(File photo) Martin Vincelli-Simard crosses home plate following a home run against Texas State on February 28, 2021. The Hornets split their series against California Baptist University despite hitting...

[Video] STATE HORNET BROADCAST: Sac State police chief retires, Women’s Studies Department has 50th anniversary

April 5, 2021

On this edition of State Hornet news, Sac State Police Chief Mark Iwasa announces retirement effective this summer and Dr. Sujatha Moni sits down with us to talk about the 50th anniversary of the Women’s...

FILE PHOTO: Hornet baseball team pitcher Scott Randall pitches against Texas State on February 27. Randall leads the team in wins and innings pitched and is tied for first in strikeouts.

[Photo] Hornet baseball sweeps Utah Valley, continues winning on the road

March 21, 2021

FILE PHOTO: Hornet baseball team pitcher Scott Randall pitches against Texas State on February 27. Randall leads the team in wins and innings pitched and is tied for first in strikeouts.

Designated hitter Logan Denholm takes his lead at first base at John Smith Stadium Saturday Feb. 27, 2021.The Hornets lost 5-0 to Santa Clara to snap their four game winning streak.

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

March 4, 2021

Designated hitter Logan Denholm takes his lead at first base at John Smith Stadium Saturday Feb. 27, 2021.The Hornets lost 5-0 to Santa Clara to snap their four game winning streak.

Right fielder Trevor Doyle steals third after stealing second on a Texas State error in the bottom of the second. The Hornets beat the Texas State Bobcats 4-8 in the first game out of a doubleheader at John Smith Field Saturday February 27 2021.

[Photo] Weekend Swarm Report: Baseball completes sweep and track starts strong

March 1, 2021

Right fielder Trevor Doyle steals third after stealing second on a Texas State error in the bottom of the second. The Hornets beat the Texas State Bobcats 4-8 in the first game out of a doubleheader at...

Sacramento State sprinters Patrick Dean, Devonn Johnson, and Jabari Reyonlds II run the 100m sprint where Reynolds finished first followed by Johnson then Dean at the Tri-meet against UC Davis, Nevada, and Sacramento State at Hornet Stadium February 27th, 2021.

[Photo] High school ultimatum leads Sac State track star to scholarship

March 1, 2021

Sacramento State sprinters Patrick Dean, Devonn Johnson, and Jabari Reyonlds II run the 100m sprint where Reynolds finished first followed by Johnson then Dean at the Tri-meet against UC Davis, Nevada,...

Sacramento State football and track and field athlete Elijah Dotson runs at a track and field practice at Hornet Stadium on February 13, 2021. “I just want to be that guy, and me working everyday is the best way for me to do it,” Dotson said.

[Photo] Sac State’s two-sport athlete chases greatness

February 24, 2021

Sacramento State football and track and field athlete Elijah Dotson runs at a track and field practice at Hornet Stadium on February 13, 2021. “I just want to be that guy, and me working everyday is...

 Sophomore pitcher Marissa Bertuccio (15) winds up for the pitch in game 1 against Saint Mary’s College. Bertuccio is 2-0 in starts so far in the season. The Hornets beat the Gael at Hornet Field 8-0 in 6 innings on February 13th, 2021

[Photo] Swarm Report Feb. 13: Women’s soccer team still undefeated, both basketball teams lose

February 15, 2021

Sophomore pitcher Marissa Bertuccio (15) winds up for the pitch in game 1 against Saint Mary’s College. Bertuccio is 2-0 in starts so far in the season. The Hornets beat the Gael at Hornet Field 8-0...

[Video] Preview: Sac State women’s soccer prepares for first game of season

Sac State women’s soccer hosts St. Mary’s in their first matchup of the season
February 11, 2021
Sac State women’s soccer is back on the field Thursday after COVID-19 postponed their 2020 season.
Junior guard Jazmin Carrasco (#4) defends the ball near the sideline during Sac State’s game against Eastern Washington Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021 at the Nest. The Eagles lead The Hornets 39-24 at halftime.

[Photo] Sac State women’s basketball can’t keep momentum after first win

January 30, 2021

Junior guard Jazmin Carrasco (#4) defends the ball near the sideline during Sac State’s game against Eastern Washington Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021 at the Nest. The Eagles lead The Hornets 39-24 at halftime.

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