The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
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

John Ferrannini, Author

All content by John Ferrannini
Participants of the Out of the Darkness Walk hold signs as they walk to the residence halls on April 12, 2018. This years event aims to raise $22,000 for suicide prevention.

Out of the Darkness walk voted 2018 ‘Best campus event’ at Sac State

Walk raised awareness about suicide
May 8, 2018

The Out of the Darkness walk won the 2018 Best of Sac State poll in the category of best campus event. The walk held on April 12 was the seventh annual at Sacramento State and was intended to raise...

Ghanaian president Nana Akufo-Addo delivers his keynote speech following his acceptance of the African Peace Leadership Award in the University Union Ballroom on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

OPINION: Don’t be fooled by homophobic hypocrisy at Sac State

May 8, 2018
It is hypocritical to award a man whose government imprisons gay people one week, then pose as a friend of the LGBTQ community less than two weeks later.
Biochemistry major Kevin Tran uses the microwave in a laboratory on the fifth floor of Sequoia Hall on April 19, 2018 to break down molecules. Tran is working with professor Katherine McReynolds on a project that may yield a topical medicine aimed at preventing the spread of HIV.

Sac State students, professor developing anti-HIV agents

Goal is to create topical compounds that could prevent transmission of virus
April 20, 2018

Working day and night in a Sequoia Hall laboratory, professor Katherine McReynolds is leading a group of nine Sacramento State students in creating medicine that could be used in the fight against HIV. So...

Graduating seniors rise at the Spring 2017 commencement exercises held at Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento. Students who wish to have their chosen name read and projected on-screen at the ceremony have to inform Cely Smart, the presidents chief communications officer, by April 25 via email.

Trans graduates need to submit name change request to administration for ceremonies

Move has not been ‘publicly broadcast’ by Commencement office
April 9, 2018

In a move that concerns some LGBTQ members of the Sacramento State campus community, students who want their chosen name read by a professional reader — instead of their legal name — at the May commencement...

‘It’s Sacramento, not you’: Students caught in the crosshairs of statewide housing crisis

‘It’s Sacramento, not you’: Students caught in the crosshairs of statewide housing crisis

A study unveiled earlier this month at the California State University Basic Needs Initiative Conference showed that 10.9 percent of CSU students have experienced homelessness within the past year. As California in general — and the Sacramento area in particular — face skyrocketing rents, The State Hornet is looking at the causes of the state housing crisis, potential solutions and what the University is doing to help students who are struggling to keep a roof over their heads.
February 28, 2018

Five days a week, Sacramento State junior Bailey Bernardi goes to work at 4 a.m. and then makes her way to school. But even though she makes over $14 an hour, she is barely making ends meet paying living...

Workers from BELFOR Property Restoration begin repairs on the Hornet Bookstore, which was left flooded after a water supply line to a coffee maker broke, on Monday, Feb. 5.

Hornet Bookstore closed after broken water line results in flooding

February 5, 2018

UPDATE: Feb. 9 at 2:10 p.m. — This story has been updated to reflect that the Hornet Bookstore will be re-opening Monday. UPDATE: Feb. 5 at 5:17 p.m. — This story has been updated to reflect an...

Graduating seniors at the Spring 2017 commencement at Golden 1 Center. To be sure that there is

Sac State unsure if commencement will face funding shortfall

January 28, 2018

Sacramento State does not yet know if there will be a shortfall in paying for this May’s commencement at the Golden 1 Center, according to a spokesperson. “There are too many unknown factors for...

#SacStateSays: Are you fine with paying more tuition to pay for Graduation Initiative 2025?

#SacStateSays: Are you fine with paying more tuition to pay for Graduation Initiative 2025?

January 24, 2018

The California State University Board of Trustees may raise tuition by $228 per semester unless the legislature fills a $170.9 million funding shortfall. $75 million of the funding shortfall is to fund...

(Graphic by Vu Chau)

Accounting professor Todd Jensen voted ‘Best Professor’ at Sac State

May 11, 2017

Click here for full results. Todd Jensen, a Sacramento State accounting professor since 2000, won the Best of Sac State poll in the category of best professor. Jensen said that teaching is “in...

Management personnel at Sacramento State had a 20.9 percent increase in total compensation from 2007-2008 to 2015-2016. (Infographic by Pierce Grohosky)

Sac State administrators saw biggest gains over past decade

May 4, 2017

Increases in administrative pay at Sacramento State have outpaced growth among other employee groups, according to information obtained from the California State Auditor’s office in the wake of its report...

(Illustration by Pierce Grohosky)

Throwback Thursday: How much has Sac State really changed in its history?

May 4, 2017

Sacramento State is dotted with construction projects, plagued by difficult parking, rising tuition, rising rent prices in the surrounding area and awaiting a tobacco ban. But how much have the day-to-day...

Sacramento State student Isaiah Alexander, 27, passed away Saturday after a years-long battle with renal medullary carcinoma. Members of the campus community mourned his loss Monday and plan to pay tribute to Alexander with a slideshow in the University Union on Wednesday. (Photo by Francisco Medina)

Campus community mourns loss of ‘caring, loving’ student

May 1, 2017

Members of the campus community are mourning the loss of Sacramento State student Isaiah Alexander, who died Saturday of renal medullary carcinoma, a rare form of cancer that attacks the kidneys. He was...

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, D-Fullerton, pictured in her office in the California State Capitol in Sacramento on April 19. Quirk-Silva introduced Assembly Bill 393, which would freeze tuition at all three systems of higher education in the state through the 2019-2020 academic year. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

California lawmakers focus on CSU costs following tuition hike

April 30, 2017

Video by Kameron Schmid, Sami Soto and John Ferrannini RELATED: check out our article on the lawmakers budget proposals here.

Users of electronic cigarettes should follow the same courtesies that traditional cigarette smokers are accustomed to — such as not puffing in indoor public places. (Photo courtesy of Vaping360 / Flickr)

OPINION: Leave your vaping outdoors

April 28, 2017

Most laws and restrictions that prohibit traditional cigarette smoking also ban vaping, but that doesn’t stop some from thinking that they can and should be able to blow their blueberry scented water...

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, D-Fullerton, pictured in her office in the California State Capitol in Sacramento on April 19. Quirk-Silva introduced Assembly Bill 393, which would freeze tuition at all three systems of higher education in the state through the 2019-2020 academic year. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

California lawmakers focus on CSU costs following tuition hike

April 27, 2017

As students and faculty lobby the Legislature to fully fund the California State University’s budget for the upcoming academic year after the Board of Trustees approved a tuition increase,...

(Graphic by Pierce Grohosky)

Next steps unclear as Sac State, CSU implement tobacco ban

April 27, 2017

CSU Chancellor Timothy White issued an executive order on April 7 mandating that all 23 campuses be smoke- and tobacco-free by Sept. 1. The ban not only covers traditional cigarettes but other tobacco...

‘Expiring password’ email is phishing attempt, school says

‘Expiring password’ email is phishing attempt, school says

April 24, 2017

An email claiming to facilitate password updates for My Sac State accounts is really a phishing attempt, according to a campus wide email sent by the Office of Information Security on Monday. The phishing...

(Photos by John Ferrannini)

#SacStateSays: Should public use of marijuana be legal in California?

April 20, 2017

Last year Proposition 64 legalized marijuana in California, yet it remains illegal to use cannabis in public or in places where tobacco use isn't allowed. We asked Sacramento State students what they think...

(Illustration by Pierce Grohosky)

The people, policies and politics of pot

April 20, 2017

The passage of Proposition 64 in November has made the legal distinctions surrounding cannabis even more complex, although use and possession remain against Sacramento State policy. Though use and...

Tobacco use, including smoking cigarettes, using electronic cigarettes, hookah, snuff and chewing tobacco will not be allowed on all CSU campuses effective Sept. 1.

Tobacco to be banned at all CSUs effective Sept. 1

April 18, 2017

Use of tobacco will be banned on all California State University campuses by Sept. 1 according to an executive order from Chancellor Timothy White released on April 7. Any designated smoking areas on...

Some water fountains at Sacramento State will remain shut off until the university completes its second comprehensive test for lead contamination, which will not be finished until May — not April as previously indicated — according to a school official. (Photo by Kameron Schmid)

Lead test results delayed until May, school says

April 14, 2017

Results of the second comprehensive test for lead contamination in Sacramento State’s drinking water sources, which were originally intended to be released in April, will not be available until May,...

The Catholic Church simultaneously teaches that “homosexual tendencies” are “objectively disordered” but that gay people “must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity.” (Photo by Nheyob/Wikimedia Commons; use of the photo does not imply endorsement)

‘Coming out’ as a gay Catholic

April 13, 2017

To be gay and Catholic is to be mired in a web of what seem like contradictions. The church condemns “homosexual acts,” yet as much as 58 percent of the priests may be gay themselves, according to...

Sacramento State alumnus George Raya stands in front of the Capitol in downtown Sacramento, where he successfully lobbied for the repeal of laws banning sodomy and oral copulation. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

Meet the man who sued Sac State for right to form an official LGBT club on campus — and won

April 12, 2017

When George Raya requested that the Society for Homosexual Freedom be recognized as an official Sacramento State club in 1970, school officials were uneasy about Associated Students, Inc. granting club...

The PRIDE Center hosts many LGBT-related events on campus, such the Resource Fair on April 12. The center is currently celebrating its 10th academic year on the Sacramento State campus. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

PRIDE Center celebrates 10th anniversary on campus

April 12, 2017

Of course, LGBT students have been attending Sacramento State since its inception. Yet it was only about 10 years ago that the school provided the PRIDE Center to combine educational programming and...

ASI President Patrick Dorsey comments on a presentation about the new student center at the
ASI Board meeting in the University Union, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

A student government guide for the apathetic or uninformed voter

April 6, 2017

If you’ve been near The WELL or the Library Quad in recent weeks, chances are you’ve seen signs advertising students who are running to hold positions in Associated Students, Inc. next academic...

Members of the California Faculty Association and California State University students march on Wednesday from the Old Rose Garden in downtown Sacramento to the State Capitol. The protest intended to advocate for increased funding of higher education. (Photo by Carlo Marzan)

CSU faculty and students march on Capitol after tuition fee hike passes

April 5, 2017

By John Ferrannini and Carlo Marzan Students and members of the California Faculty Association marched on the State Capitol on Wednesday to support three higher education bills currently in the State...

Last years Queer Picnic, pictured, was the first to be sponsored by the PRIDE Center as part of Sacramento States Pride Week. This year the Queer Picnic will be held on Tuesday, April 11 at noon on the lawn north of the Library Quad. (Photo courtesy of the Sacramento State PRIDE Center)

Picnic, makeup workshop to highlight Sac State’s Pride Week

April 4, 2017

The Sacramento State PRIDE Center is preparing for Pride Week, a series of educational and cultural events intended to celebrate and inform students about the LGBT community. Pride Week kicks off on...

Laura Ramirez, a teaching credential student at Sacramento State, speaks through a megaphone at a protest in the library quad on Thursday, March 30 called A Culture of Love and Hope for All. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

Two-day protest culminates with chants and confessions

March 31, 2017

By Kameron Schmid and John Ferrannini A group of Sacramento State student organizations and clubs organized a two-day protest that ended Thursday, aimed at spreading awareness of the marginalization...

#SacStateSays: Do you think that Sac State has a real rivalry with UC Davis?

#SacStateSays: Do you think that Sac State has a real rivalry with UC Davis?

March 29, 2017

The proximity between Sacramento State and UC Davis (about 20 miles) leads to the two schools playing each other in Causeway Classic matches every year. However, Sac State teams have only won two out of...

The Golden 1 Center, pictured, is the planned location for Sacramento State’s May 2017 graduation ceremonies. The city, the Sacramento Kings and the university are currently discussing labeling the commencement as a civic event in order to bring down the cost to the school, according to a city official. (Photo by Francisco Medina)

Sac State closes $50K graduation bill shortfall

March 28, 2017

Sacramento State will pay for the remaining $50,000 of this year’s graduation expenses through the school’s reserves, according to a spokesperson. Elisa Smith, the school’s director of news and...

The tuition increase approved by the California State University Board of Trustees will raise annual tuition for in-state undergraduates taking more than six units by $270. (Graphic by Pierce Grohosky)

CSU hikes tuition by $270

March 28, 2017

After the first tuition increase in six years was approved by the California State University Board of Trustees on March 22, student government officers at Sacramento State are considering their options...

Students participate in Alternative Break at Sacramento State on March 20. The event consisted of a week of community service projects designed for students who were not leaving town for spring break. (Photo by Claire Morgan)

Student volunteers clean up campus weeds, trash as part of Alternative Break

March 27, 2017

By John Ferrannini and Claire Morgan Some students spent their week off picking weeds, cleaning trash and constructing planter boxes as part of Alternative Break, a series of service projects designed...

The Tower Bridge connects West Sacramento with Sacramento proper and has long served as one of the region’s iconic landmarks. (Photo by Michael Grindstaff / Wikimedia Commons)

OPINION: Watching Sacramento’s anxious search for an identity

March 27, 2017

Are you a proud Sacramentan? I had never asked myself that question before until one day when I was sipping on my craft coffee on the patio of a trendy new business while watching spandex-clad bikers...

California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, speaks against a tuition increase that was approved by the California State University Board of Trustees in Long Beach on March 22. (Screengrab courtesy of the California State University)

CSU board votes to raise tuition amid student protests

March 22, 2017

The first tuition increase in six years was approved by the California State University Board of Trustees after a vote in Long Beach on Wednesday amid student protests inside and outside the meeting. The...

The Golden 1 Center, pictured, will be the location for Mays Sacramento State graduation ceremonies. The city, school and the Sacramento Kings have reached an agreement that allows the school to avoid paying a $50,000 fee to use the space. (Photo by Francisco Medina)

Sac State $100K graduation shortfall cut in half after agreement

March 17, 2017

The spring graduation at Golden 1 Center will be designated as one of the city's nine civic events that can be held there annually, cutting the university's $100,000 funding shortfall by half, according...

The Golden 1 Center, pictured, is the planned location for Sacramento State’s May 2017 graduation ceremonies. The city, the Sacramento Kings and the university are currently discussing labeling the commencement as a civic event in order to bring down the cost to the school, according to a city official. (Photo by Francisco Medina)

Official: Kings, City discussing designating Sac State graduation a civic event

March 17, 2017

The city, the Sacramento Kings and Sacramento State are discussing categorizing May’s graduation ceremonies at Golden 1 Center as a civic event — in a move that would cut in half a roughly $100,000...

Sacramento city councilman Steve Hansen said in an email to the The State Hornet on Thursday that he would support waiving the $50,000 fee that the Sacramento Kings would charge Sacramento State to use Golden 1 Center for the upcoming spring graduation ceremonies. (Photo by Angel Guerrero)

Councilman calls for city to waive $50,000 fee for Sac State graduation

March 16, 2017

UPDATE: March 16, 3:19 p.m. — This story has been updated to include comments from Councilman Jeff Harris. Sacramento city councilman Steve Hansen — who represents the district containing the Golden...

Aya Khalifeh, the president of Students for Justice in Palestine, holds a copy of SJPs divestment resolution, which calls for the CSU to let contracts with certain corporations expire. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

Students for Justice in Palestine calls on CSU to divest

March 16, 2017

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has been advocating for Associated Students, Inc. to pass a resolution asking the California State University system to divest from corporations involved in what...

(Photos by John Ferrannini)

#SacStateSays: Is spring break for partying or for napping?

March 15, 2017

Spring break is just around the corner — but is it a week for snoozes or a week for the party parade? We decided to ask Sacramento State students whether they prefer to live it up or take it easy over...

As part of its participation in the CSU-wide Graduation Initiative 2025, Sacramento State has drafted a series of target graduation rates that the school hopes to achieve by that year. (Infographic by John Ferrannini)

CSU chancellor’s office seeks to raise grad rates

March 1, 2017

The California State University chancellor’s office is in the process of implementing an initiative to improve graduation rates system-wide. The plan — Graduation Initiative 2025 — outlines a...

(Illustration by Pierce Grohosky)

2017: A political tragedy

February 23, 2017

Since the election, Sacramento State has been experiencing a very high amount of political activism on both sides of the spectrum — and the tension has no sign of letting up anytime soon. In fact,...

Sacramento State student Everardo Chavez wears signs on his chest identifying himself as a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) participant as part of a silent protest on campus on Thursday, Feb. 16. Chavez was protesting as part of A Day Without Immigrants, a nationwide protest against President Donald Trumps immigration policies. (Photo courtesy of Pedro Cisneros)

‘I feel American’: undocumented student lodges silent protest against Trump

February 22, 2017

Everardo Chavez wanted to participate in A Day without Immigrants on Feb. 16, but felt that skipping class wasn’t the most effective way to show what things would be like if he, and undocumented immigrants...

Members of the Sacramento State College Republicans, left, chant build the wall, protect us all while Amer Tere, right, the vice president of the Muslim Student Association, directs the no ban, no wall protesters to move around them at Sac State on Feb. 2. The College Republicans have pressed charges against a protester for allegedly assaulting one of their members. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

College Republicans tease Milo appearance, press charges against a ‘no ban’ protester

February 16, 2017

The Sacramento State College Republicans are considering inviting the controversial right-wing blogger Milo Yiannopoulos to campus while one of their members is pressing charges against a man he alleges...

(Photo by Letrice Fowler, Illustration by Vu Chau)

The legally justified guide to political activism

February 9, 2017

Among all the things said during last week’s protest on campus, only one has been verifiably proven to be incorrect multiple times in America’s history. “Your hate speech isn’t protected here,”...

Demonstrators march through Sacramento State during a #NoBanNoWall protest on Feb. 2, 2017. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Hundreds march against Trump travel ban at Sac State

February 2, 2017

By John Ferrannini and Kameron Schmid Hundreds of people marched on Sacramento State on Thursday afternoon to oppose President Donald Trump’s executive actions on immigration, chanting the...

Protesters at the Sacramento International Airport on Jan. 29 hold up signs and chant slogans expressing disagreement with President Trumps executive order on immigrants and refugees. (Photo courtesy of Amer Tere)

Sac State responds to Trump immigration order

February 1, 2017

Dozens of Sacramento State students are in the United States on visas and green cards from the seven predominantly Muslim nations affected by President Donald Trump’s executive actions on immigration,...

Marcus Tang, an attorney with the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, speaks in Sacramento State’s University Union on Monday, Jan. 23. Tang said that it is unclear if President Trump will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program begun by former President Obama. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

Attorney answers questions about President Trump’s immigration plans

January 26, 2017

An immigration attorney gave a presentation in the University Union on Monday and answered questions about what undocumented students can expect from President Donald Trump. Marcus Tang of the California...

(Screenshot from a video by Fox News)

Sac State president, professor dispute Trump line on climate change

January 24, 2017

Some administration and faculty are taking a hard line on President Donald Trump’s positions on climate change, with Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen signing an open letter to the new administration...

Demonstrators wear printed signs in support of womens rights at the Womens March on Sacramento at the State Capitol on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2016. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Sacramento women’s march brings 20,000 to Capitol Mall

January 21, 2017

Go here for a photo gallery of today's march. Tens of thousands of protesters in downtown Sacramento were among the estimated two million people around the world who participated in women’s marches...

Hundreds of protesters converge on the California State Capitol on Friday to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Sac State students, faculty protest Trump inauguration

January 20, 2017

Hundreds of young people — including Sacramento State students and a professor — marched on downtown Sacramento on Friday afternoon in protest of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president...

Sacramento State alumna Jennifer Mendiola has been declared dead after the fire at an Oakland warehouse that killed 36 people over the weekend. (Photo courtesy of Po Savea Sininho)

Sac State alumna among the dead in Oakland fire

December 8, 2016

UPDATE: Dec. 9 at 12:51 p.m. — This story has been updated with remarks from Alexandra Haas, who knew Jennifer Mendiola when they attended Sac State together. A Sacramento State alumna has been confirmed...

From left to right, Jashmit Singh, German Ortega, Augustine Orozco, Jesus Lopez Reynosa and Vanessa Cruz won $10,000 at a hackathon put on by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at its national conference last month. (Photo courtesy of Augustine Orozco)

Sac State students win $10,000 at ‘hackathon’ competition

December 2, 2016

UPDATE: Dec. 3 at 4:58 p.m. — The photo caption has been corrected because Vanessa Cruz was mistakenly referred to as 'Venessa Cruz' in the original version. A team of five people from Sacramento...

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen, right, meets with protesters outside of his Sacramento Hall office on Thursday, Dec. 1 who want the campus declared a ‘sanctuary’ for undocumented students. (Photo by Rin Carbin)

Students ask administration to declare Sac State a ‘sanctuary campus’

December 2, 2016

About one dozen Sacramento State students marched from the Library Quad to Sacramento Hall on Thursday and spoke with President Robert Nelsen to advocate for undocumented students who fear they may face...

Clockwise, Dawn and Don Nahhas, Providence Church pastor Josh Bueno and Aaron Swan pray with a homeless man to whom they have given a blessing bag of winter essentials on Saturday, Nov. 19. The Nahhas family is working with friends and their church to distribute backpacks to the homeless in memory of their son, who died of liver failure in August. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

Sac State workers give ‘blessing bags’ to the homeless in memory of their son

November 24, 2016

This story is a follow up to ‘Josh’s heart was so strong,’ published on Oct. 6, which can be read here. Don and Dawn Nahhas donned raincoats and loaded their car with backpacks on Saturday morning...

Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who is an undocumented immigrant, spoke at Sacramento States Keeping the Dream Alive summit on Monday, Nov. 21. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

Pulitzer-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant headlines Sac State summit

November 21, 2016

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant was the keynote speaker at Sacramento State’s “Keeping the Dream Alive” summit on Monday, which focused on the concerns of undocumented...

An artists rendering shows what the University Union is expected to look like when construction is completed in August 2018. Several university facilities are going to be moved when the project begins in January. (Rendering courtesy of Union WELL, Inc.)

Campus facilities to be closed, relocated due to Union construction project

November 15, 2016

Several organizations, facilities and accommodations will be closed or relocated out of the University Union in January as the building undergoes a $53 million renovation project. The Associated Students,...

Hundreds of people protest the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States in front of the California State Capitol in Sacramento on Wednesday, Nov. 9. (Photo by Rin Carbin)

Sac State students participate in anti-Trump protest, shutting down city streets

November 9, 2016

Hundreds of young people — including Sacramento State students and alumni — filled the streets of Sacramento on Wednesday to protest election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency. Protesters...

Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Arizona in anticipation of its 2016 Republican presidential primary. Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States on Tuesday in a historic upset (Photo by Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)

About last night: How Trump won

November 9, 2016

Republican Party candidate Donald Trump has won the 2016 presidential election against rival Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton, according to the Associated Press. In a stunning rebuke of the...

BREAKING: Fake emails being sent to students to gain personal information

BREAKING: Fake emails being sent to students to gain personal information

November 4, 2016

Someone is sending emails posing as “CSUS-UPGRADE TEAM,” according to an announcement from Information Resources and Technology (IRT) sent on Friday. IRT said that the message is attempted phishing....

The two people in this photo are being sought by the Sacramento Police Department for questioning related to the bike theft spree on campus. (Photo from the Sacramento State Police Department)

Police seek two people in relation to campus bike theft spree

November 3, 2016

UPDATE: Fri., Nov. 4 at 1:42 p.m. — The original version of this story falsely reported that all three campus bike compounds for general use will be closed at night and on weekends. In fact, only bike...

BREAKING: Students may have been exposed to chickenpox on campus

BREAKING: Students may have been exposed to chickenpox on campus

November 3, 2016

Students may have been exposed to chickenpox on campus from Oct. 1 to Oct. 28, according to a health advisory from Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS). According to the advisory, areas where...

Professor Peter Lindert of UC Davis discusses income inequality in America in the Redwood Suite of the University Union on Oct. 31. (Photo by Michael Zhang)

Economics historian suggests solutions to income inequality

November 2, 2016

The author of a new book on the history of wealth in the United States spoke at Sacramento State on Monday about how income inequality is increasing and what can be done about it. Peter Lindert, a professor...

Sacramento State graduate Ryan Allain moderates a debate between the College Republicans and the College Democrats in the Hinde Auditorium on Oct. 26, 2016. (Photo by Rin Carbin)

College GOP and Democrats face off in debate

October 26, 2016

Members of the Sacramento State College Republicans and College Democrats faced off in the Hinde Auditorium on Wednesday night, advocating for their party's policies less than two weeks before the general...

A chart shows the amount of certain crimes committed in 2014 and 2015, respectively, according to the annual Clery Report. The rise in crime can be attributed to increased cases of fondling. (Infographic by Barbara Harvey)

Reportable offenses at Sac State rose in 2015, report shows

October 25, 2016

The total number of reportable offenses at Sacramento State rose from 29 to 36 in 2015, according to the annual Clery Report released by the Sacramento State Police Department on Sept. 30. The rise...

BREAKING NEWS: DDoS attack affected Sac State internet access

BREAKING NEWS: DDoS attack affected Sac State internet access

October 21, 2016

Internet access problems at Sacramento State today are related to the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that is affecting internet users nationwide, according to an email from the Office of...

Michael Brown Sr. speaks about his son Michael Brown Jr. and the events after his death in the University Union Ballroom on Thursday, Oct. 20. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Michael Brown Sr. speaks to crowded University Union Ballroom

October 21, 2016

“I went to a place you probably would never, ever see.” Michael Brown Sr. said that’s all he can remember about the moment when he found out that his son, Michael Brown Jr., had been killed by...

Juan Manuel was arrested on suspicion of exposing himself near the Wellness Center on Thursday, Oct. 13, according to Sacramento State Police. (Mugshot courtesy of Sacramento State Police Department)

Man arrested for indecent exposure near Wellness Center

October 14, 2016

A man was arrested on suspicion of exposing himself in front of the Wellness Center on Thursday, according to the Sacramento State Police Department. Juan Manuel has been booked in the Sacramento County...

Michael Brown Sr., second from left, with Rev. Al Sharpton, second from right, as Attorney Benjamin Crump leads a call and response of Hands up, dont shoot, at the St. Louis Peace Fest. Brown will be appearing at Sacramento State on Oct. 20. (Photo by Brett Myers/Youth Radio)

Michael Brown, Sr., whose son’s killing sparked national outcry, to speak at Sac State

October 14, 2016

Michael Brown, Sr., whose son’s killing by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer in 2014 sparked protests and controversy nationwide, will be speaking at Sacramento State’s University Union Ballroom...

Students march from the library quad to the administration building protesting the continued celebration of Columbus Day on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. Denise Fernandez, pictured in the middle with the megaphone, said that she helped organize the march to draw attention to issues affecting the Native American community (Photo by John Ferrannini).

Students march against Columbus Day, North Dakota pipeline

October 11, 2016

Correction: Oct. 14, 7:06 p.m. This post has been updated to reflect that the chalk messages were removed for violating the school's posting policy, according to Sacramento State director of news and communications Elisa...

Dennis Banks, an American Indian activist and the 2016 vice presidential nominee of the Peace and Freedom Party, speaks in the Orchard Suite at Sacramento State on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Banks spoke about protests going on at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation against a planned oil pipeline that American Indian leaders claim will negatively impact drinking water in the area and destroy places sacred to them. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

Peace and Freedom vice presidential nominee speaks at Sacramento State

October 8, 2016

As the major party vice presidential candidates were debating in Virginia on Tuesday night, over 100 students and activists came to the University Union to listen to Dennis Banks, the vice presidential...

Josh Nahhas

‘Josh’s heart was so strong’: Married Sac State employees memorialize son by providing for the homeless

October 6, 2016

After his son Josh died of liver failure at the age of 32, Don Nahhas was talking to his pastor about what they could do to help the people Josh cared about the most. It was during that meeting that Don...

VIDEO: Man arrested near Union on suspicion of heroin, methamphetamine possession

VIDEO: Man arrested near Union on suspicion of heroin, methamphetamine possession

October 1, 2016

Update: Oct. 10, 11:47 a.m. — The man arrested on Oct. 1 was named Antonio D. Williams, according to a Sacramento State Police Department. Williams was arrested on suspicion of possession of heroin,...

Body with gunshot wounds discovered near Sac State

Body with gunshot wounds discovered near Sac State

September 28, 2016

Update: Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 11:33 a.m. — The man found near Paradise Beach was identified as Enrico 'Rico' Luster, 50. While he was initially believed to have been shot, the wounds he sustained were...

Democratic incumbent Ami Bera speaks during the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Associations Candidate Forum on Saturday, Sept. 24 in the University Ballroom. Bera is running to retain his seat in Californias 7th Congressional District against Republican candidate, Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones. (Photo by Kameron Schmid)

State, federal and local candidates stump at Sac State candidate forum

September 27, 2016

Candidates for state and federal offices stumped at Sacramento State’s University Union and discussed issues affecting higher education on Saturday as part of the 15th annual Statewide Voters Education...

A metal fence cordons off an area south of Santa Clara Hall that initially contained asphalt contaminated with dangerous amounts of lead. The asphalt was removed Saturday and the barrier is expected to come down this week, according to Daryn Ockey, the director of facility operations for Sacramento State. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

Toxic asphalt removed from area behind Santa Clara Hall

September 21, 2016

Dangerous levels of lead dust have been removed from asphalt next to Santa Clara Hall according to Daryn Ockey, the director of facility operations for Sacramento State. A metal fence was set up to...

Former Sacramento State College Republicans chairman Ryan Brown, center, speaks with freshman Jazmine Teodechi on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 as she signs up to receive emails from the club as College Republicans executive director Angela Wold laughs at a joke. Brown is the Republican candidate for California State Assembly District 7, challenging incumbent Democrat Kevin McCarty. (Photo John Ferrannini)

Sac State student runs for State Assembly: ‘I’m not your standard Republican’

September 19, 2016

Ryan Brown probably isn’t the first 21-year-old Sacramento State student to admit that he is a “broke-ass college student.” But between his classes and his work for the California State Student...

An architectural rendering shows the planned parking structure, which will be located near the J Street entrance. (Courtesy of Clark Pacific Corporation)

Planned parking structure to house 1,750 spaces

September 13, 2016

Construction on a new parking structure containing 1,750 spaces near the J Street entrance to Sacramento State will begin at the end of the spring semester, according to a Clark Pacific Corporation press...

Former Sacramento State student Erik Castillo, 27, was killed Aug. 24 when he was struck by an Amtrak train running along the southwest corner of campus. Friends and family remembered Castillo as a hard worker with a passion for mathematics. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Castillo)

Former Sac State student hit and killed by train on his birthday

September 5, 2016

A former Sacramento State student was killed on his birthday after being hit by an Amtrak train running along the southwest corner of campus near Folsom Boulevard and Elvas Avenue on Aug. 24. Erik Castillo,...

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, the Republican candidate for the House of Representatives seat from California’s seventh district, speaks to the Sacramento State College Republicans on Thursday, August 31, 2016 in the University Union. The club endorsed Jones in the race, which College Republicans Chair Ryan Brown said was a priority for the club this semester. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

House candidate Scott Jones visits Sac State College Republicans

September 5, 2016

Republican Scott Jones spoke at the year’s first meeting of the Sacramento State College Republicans on Wednesday as he campaigns to unseat Democratic Rep. Ami Bera in Sacramento County’s hotly contested...

An architectural rendering shows the planned appearance for the north side of the University Union. Construction is scheduled to be completed by August 2018. (Courtesy of Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture)

University Union to undergo $53 million renovation project

September 2, 2016

A project that will expand the University Union by one-third will break ground next spring and precede an expansion of the Well, according to an announcement made by the Sacramento State office of public...

Dalai Lama urges compassion in address to lawmakers

Dalai Lama urges compassion in address to lawmakers

June 20, 2016

The Dalai Lama spoke about the need for all people to get in touch with the values of love and compassion during his first time addressing the California State Legislature on Monday. While not open...

Load More Stories