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The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Jasmine Ascencio

Jasmine Ascencio, DEI Editor

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Jasmine joined The State Hornet in spring of 2023 as a DEI staffer. She is now the DEI editor for The State Hornet. She hopes to pursue a career in journalism advocating for underrepresented communities.

 

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The State Hornet’s end of fall 2023 audit reports on the diversity of coverage published by The State Hornet. While some areas have improved in coverage, there are still improvements to be made in covering the Native/Indigenous people and the LGBTQ+ community. (Graphic created in Canva by Julianna Rodriguez)

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: End of fall 2023 audit results

A decrease in content greatly affected our results
Jasmine Ascencio and Julianna Rodriguez
January 26, 2024
The State Hornet releases its end-of-fall 2023 audit which allows our publication to show transparency and and hold ourselves accountable to accurately reflect the diversity of our audience.
Marriage equality has yet to reach the disabled community, forcing them to choose between keeping their social security benefits or marrying the love of their life. Christa Ison shares the impact of this as a member of this community. (Graphic created in Canva by Jasmine Ascencio)

[Photo] OPINION: To wed or to simply dream – disabled community’s liberty in jeopardy

Christa Ison, Staffer
December 6, 2023

Marriage equality has yet to reach the disabled community, forcing them to choose between keeping their social security benefits or marrying the love of their life. Christa Ison shares the impact of this...

The State Hornet has published our first style guide, an ever-evolving guide to be used as a resource for our staff as they write and edit content involving various communities. Our goal is to continue to diversify our content and minimize harm. (Graphic created in Canva by Jasmine Ascencio)

The State Hornet Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Style Guide

An ever-evolving resource to help provide guidance reporting on various communities
Jasmine Ascencio
December 5, 2023
The State Hornet has published our first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion style guide to help diversify our coverage and minimize harm to the various communities we cover.
The State Hornet’s fall midway 2023 audit reports on the diversity of coverage published by The State Hornet. Many communities require improved coverage. (Graphic created in Canva by Jasmine Ascencio)

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Fall midway 2023 audit results

Update of centered sources definition greatly impacts results
Jasmine Ascencio, DEI Editor
November 9, 2023
The State Hornet releases their fall midway 2023 audit which allows our publication to show transparency and hold ourselves accountable to accurately reflect the diversity of our audience.
(L-R) Benito “Bad Bunny” Ocasio and Pedro Pascal dressed as Tía Rosa and Mamá Flores at Saturday Night Live Saturday Oct., 21, 2023. This sketch spotlighted the Latinx community’s use of dark humor to cope with trauma. (Photo Courtesy of Saturday Night Live)

OPINION: Dark humor: the Vaporub to our intergenerational trauma

Sana, Sana Colita de Rana, right?
Jasmine Ascencio, DEI Editor
October 26, 2023
Bad Bunny and Pedro Pascal come together to bring a sketch that relates to the Latin community and shows the use of humor to heal our trauma on Saturday Night Live.
An ofrenda at El Panteón Saturday, Oct. 29 2022, decorated with candles, photos, flowers and more. An ofrenda is an important element of Día de los Muertos. (Photo by Jasmine Ascencio. Graphic created in Canva by Jasmine Ascencio)

Dia de los Muertos 2023

Jasmine Ascencio, DEI Editor
October 19, 2023
The State Hornet has put together a Día de los Muertos guide that explains the history of the holiday, the elements of the ofrenda, events occurring at Sacramento State and in Sacramento.
Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that is observed on Wednesday Nov. 1 and Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023. This holiday is a celebration of life and a reunion with the souls of loved ones. (Graphic created in Canva by Jasmine Ascencio)

A Brief Explanation of Día de los Muertos

This isn’t Mexican Halloween
Jasmine Ascencio, DEI Editor
October 19, 2023
Día de los Muertos is on Nov. 1 and 2, 2023. This holiday is a celebration of life and reunites the souls of the dead with their loved ones.
(Graphic created in Canva by Jasmine Ascencio)

[Photo] Drag shows, queer media and more this Pride Week

Julianna Rodriguez, Staffer
October 12, 2023

(Graphic created in Canva by Jasmine Ascencio)

The Serna Center’s Café y Conversación bi-monthly series returns for the fall semester. At each meeting, attendees receive different Latin lunch items and coffee. (Photos courtesy of Serna Center Instagram. Graphic made in Canva by Jasmine Ascencio)

[Photo] Learn to develop professional skills and build community at Café y Conversación

Madison Duong, Staffer
October 3, 2023

The Serna Center’s Café y Conversación bi-monthly series returns for the fall semester. At each meeting, attendees receive different Latin lunch items and coffee. (Photos courtesy of Serna Center Instagram....

Disability pride pin board located in the Disability Cultural Center, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023. These pins, available for free, feature visible and invisible disabilities accompanied with empowering phrases.

[Photo] Invisible and visible: Disability Access Center aims for inclusivity for all disabled students

Summer Lomendehe and Christa Ison
September 22, 2023

Disability pride pin board located in the Disability Cultural Center, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023. These pins, available for free, feature visible and invisible disabilities accompanied with empowering phrases....

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion editor Jasmine Ascencio shares the results of The State Hornets end of spring plus summer 2023 audit. While some goals have been met, there are still improvements needed when covering Native/Indigenous people and communities of people with disabilities. Graphic created in Canva by Jasmine Ascencio.

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: End of spring plus summer 2023 audit results

The State Hornet finds ways to improve coverage of underrepresented communities.
Jasmine Ascencio, DEI Editor
September 5, 2023
The State Hornet releases their end of spring plus summer 2023 audit which allows our publication to show transparency and hold ourselves accountable to accurately reflect the diversity of our audience.
“Construction Zone” sign posted on the ‘Esak’tima Center door in Lassen Hall Thursday, April 23, 2023 . To respect the land Sac State occupies, the name ‘Esak’tima means ‘A Place Where Knowledge Comes’ in the Nisenan language. (Photo by Jasmine Ascencio).

Renovations further delay launch of Sac State Native student center

‘Esak’tima Center seeks to establish Indigenous representation on campus
Jasmine Ascencio and Elizabeth Meza
May 24, 2023
In development since 2016, the ‘Esak’tima Center for Native and Indigenous students is set to open in early October 2023.
Amador Hall’s sign contains labels for departments found in the hall on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. Sacramento State Professor Rashad Baadqir is being accused of unethical academic practices after offering monetary extra credit fall 2022.

Ethnic studies professor faces allegations of unethical practice, offered monetary extra credit

Students claim to have bought grades from softball fundraiser
Jasmine Ascencio and Justine Chahal
May 10, 2023
An ethnic studies professor’s softball pizza fundraiser allowed students to buy extra credit. The professor is now facing allegations of unfair practice.
Sac State Salsa Loca Club President Isabel Chavez in the University Union Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Before becoming the club’s president, Chavez said she served as its treasurer and helped revive the club after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Latin dance club returns to campus after pandemic hiatus

Salsa Loca returns creating a space for Latin dance
Jasmine Ascencio
April 4, 2023
A Latin dance club, open to all students and non-students, is creating an inclusive community centered around a love for dance.
Andrew Yang, Sac State’s first coordinator for the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Center, hanging out in the APIDA Center lounge in Lassen Hall on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023. Yang aims to encourage students to join the APIDA Center and offer support services such as scholarships and internships.

‘We are the product of everyone who has supported us’

Meet Sac State’s first Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Center Coordinator
Jasmine Ascencio
March 15, 2023
Andrew Yang, a first-generation Hmong-American, is Sac State’s first APIDA Center Coordinator.
Fourth-year civil engineering major and President of National Society of Black Engineers Aissatou Fall speaking with attendees of Little Africa in front of the Library quad Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. Event organizers said they hope for more support from the university in promoting similar events.

Little Africa: Rebuilding connection and success within the Black student body

Black student-led organizations host networking event during ‘Black History Month’
Jasmine Ascencio
February 17, 2023
Honoring a legacy and building connection within the Black student body, “Little Africa” re-emerges as a collaboration between Black student-led organizations to build unity and visibility.

[Video] State Hornet Broadcast: Sac State celebrates Lunar New Year and mourners remember Tyre Nichols at candlelit vigil

February 6, 2023
Welcome back to campus Sac State. Catch up with the APIDA Center’s Lunar New Year paint night, the opening of the ‘Cloth as Community’ gallery in the library and Tyre Nichols’ candlelit vigil in North Sacramento.
A group of models posed together in front of the “Cloth as Community” sign in the Library Gallery on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023. The varied ensembles express Hmong culture through textiles.

Diaspora, resilience and common ground: Library Gallery celebrates Hmong culture in latest exhibit

‘Cloth as Community’ on display through May 19
Hailey Valdivia and Jasmine Ascencio
February 4, 2023
Project HMONG’s ‘Cloth as Community’ exhibit had its opening reception on Thursday at Sac State’s University Library Gallery. It showcases the Hmong community’s historical use of textiles to record stories and folklore.
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