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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
Jenna Cooper

Jenna Cooper, staff writer

Jenna Cooper joined The State Hornet in fall 2020 on the general assignment desk before becoming the ASI beat writer. She worked at Services for Students with Disabilities at Sacramento State prior to joining The State Hornet. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career writing for a magazine publication.
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The Sac State IIPP COVID-19 Safety Plan protocols for students and faculty on campus are assembled to reduce the risk of a COVID-19 infection, but cannot guarantee that the spread of the infection will not occur. Graphic made in Canva by Jenna Cooper and Emmely Ramirez.

Sac State COVID-19 protocol, unmasked

Affected students discuss how Sac State handles housing and sports
December 17, 2020
As COVID-19 cases rise in Sacramento, what is Sac State doing to keep students on campus safe? Students living on campus share how they feel about Sac State’s COVID-19 protocols.
ASI Executive Director Sandra Gallardo  discussed the implementation of COVID-19 surveillance testing for staff at the Children’s Center, which will begin on Monday. The ASI Board of Directors also approved a resolution recommending trigger warnings prior to faculty or student presentations at the ASI board meeting on Wednesday via Zoom. 
Graphic made in Canva.

ASI announces COVID-19 surveillance testing for staff of Children’s Center

Approves resolution recommending trigger warnings prior to faculty or student presentations
December 9, 2020
Sacramento State’s Associated Students, Inc. Board of Directors approved COVID-19 surveillance testing for the Children’s Center staff and passed a resolution that recommends the implementation of trigger warnings in faculty and student presentations in a board meeting Wednesday.

Sac State Trump and Biden supporters discuss presidential election

Students contemplate future of the U.S. post-election
November 27, 2020
Sacramento State students who support Trump and students who support Biden discuss the presidential election and the future of the U.S. as Biden is set to take office in 2021.
Lisa Dalton, ASIs executive and board associate, and Lexie Tesch, a civic engagement coordinator for ASIs Office of Governmental Affairs, discuss their roles in ASIs 2020 Buzz the Ballot campaign. ASI registered 1,767 students to vote in the 2020 election through its campaign, coming in third place in the statewide Ballot Bowl. Photos taken via Zoom by Jenna Cooper. Promotional graphics provided by ASI.

ASI registers 1,767 students to vote in Buzz the Ballot campaign

Sac State takes third place in statewide Ballot Bowl
November 19, 2020
Sacramento State’s Associated Students, Inc. registered 1,767 students to vote in its Buzz the Ballot campaign, registering more than double its goal and placing Sac State third in the statewide Ballot Bowl.
Sac State track and field assistant coach Kimberly Graham-Miller poses at the Hornet Stadium Monday, Oct. 26. Graham-Miller discussed the importance of female empowerment and support in athletics.

Women at Sac State speak out on gender inequalities within athletics

Athletes discuss the need for women to get more coaching opportunities
November 16, 2020
Sacramento State athletes discussed the importance of coaching opportunities and female representation in the male-dominated athletics.
Sac State senior guard Christian Terrell poses for a photo on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 via Zoom. Terrell advocated for people to vote on Election Day.

Sac State athletes discuss the importance of voting on Election Day

November 3, 2020
Sac State athletes discussed the importance of voting and advocated for others to do the same on Election Day.
Staff of the Legislative Analyst’s Office explained the 2020 California ballot initiatives in a virtual event Tuesday evening hosted by the Sacramento Public Library and the Project for an Informed Electorate at Sacramento State. Voters tasked the LAO with providing impartial analysis explaining each initiative after voters approved California Proposition 9 in 1974, according to Jason Constantouros, principal fiscal and policy analyst at the LAO. Background screenshots via Zoom and collage by Jenna Cooper.

Experts explain: California propositions, what they’ll cost

Sacramento Public Library and PIE at Sac State host legislative analysts in virtual event
October 15, 2020
Staff of the Legislative Analyst’s Office explained the 2020 California ballot initiatives in a virtual event Tuesday evening hosted by the Sacramento Public Library and the Project for an Informed Electorate at Sacramento State.
Incoming CSU chancellor and Fresno State president Joseph Castro discusses his plans for campuses on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 as he prepares to take office on Jan. 4, 2021. Castro addressed the virtual spring semester, funding for police departments and diversity across the 23 campuses. Screenshot by Jenna Cooper via Zoom.

Incoming CSU Chancellor Joseph Castro discusses COVID-19 plans and priorities

“You should know your chancellor and I want to know you,” Castro said.
October 1, 2020
Incoming CSU chancellor Joseph Castro discussed his plans for the 23 CSU campuses to CSU student press. Castro spoke on COVID-19, diversity, university police departments, financial budgets and his top priorities as chancellor as he prepares to take office.
Shaun Harper (left) and Ibram X. Kendi were the keynote speakers for the Sacramento State Fall 2020 Convocation held on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Harper and Kendi shared their research and experience on the topic of anti-racism. Screenshots by Jenna Cooper via Zoom/collage by Max Connor.

Sac State’s Fall 2020 Convocation addresses anti-racism efforts in higher education

Ibram X. Kendi and Shaun Harper speak on anti-racism
September 30, 2020
Sacramento State held its Fall 2020 Convocation with featured speakers Ibram X. Kendi and Shaun Harper. The theme was “Advancing Our Commitment to Anti-racism.” Kendi, Harper, President Nelsen and more expanded on how we can instill anti-racism at Sac State.
Jane Elliott displayed her Get Over It!!! mask as she discussed the anatomy of prejudice in a guest lecture hosted by Sacramento States UNIQUE via Zoom Wednesday.

Sac State hosts diversity trainer Jane Elliott, known for ‘Blue eyes/Brown eyes’ exercise

‘We are all shades of brown’: Elliott lectures on combating racism
September 16, 2020
Jane Elliott, known for her “Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes” exercise, discussed her knowledge and experience on challenging racist beliefs to Sacramento State students via Zoom Wednesday.
The WELL at Sacramento State will begin providing outdoor services Thursday. Its DIY Outdoor Fitness, which utilizes The WELLs exercise equipment moved outside, will require reservations.

The WELL to reopen outdoors Thursday

Reservations required for fitness equipment, weights
September 15, 2020
The WELL at Sacramento State will reopen Thursday for outdoor socially distanced fitness and recreation after being approved by Sac State administration and Sacramento County. Reservations are required for some equipment use.
Donte Morris speaks to a virtual audience about him and his twin brothers app HoopMaps during an entrepreneurship event put on by Sacramento States Carlsen Center on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. The event also featured a panel of three Sac State students who are working on starting business of their own.

Sac State alumni featured on ‘Shark Tank’ speak on student entrepreneurial panel

Student entrepreneurs give advice on leading with an entrepreneurial mindset
September 12, 2020
Sacramento State’s Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship hosted Sac State alumni featured on ‘Shark Tank’ and a student panel to discuss leading with an entrepreneurial mindset via Zoom Friday.
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