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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
Jordan Parker

Jordan Parker, editor in chief

Jordan Parker is the editor-in-chief of The State Hornet. He took the helm of one of the largest news organizations in the Sacramento region in May 2021 and leads the newsroom staff as well as all editorial content published on the website and its affiliated social media channels.
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The university union pictured during the COVID-19 pandemic Oct. 25, 2020. Sacramento State announced the Spring 2022 semester would begin virtually during a surge of cases in Sacramento County. (Madeleine Beck)

Sac State announces virtual instruction for first two weeks of spring semester

January 4, 2022
Sacramento State announced that students will mostly have virtual instruction from January 24 to February 6 due to the Omicron variant surge.
The University Union remains closed due to the campus shutdown prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic on Oct. 25, 2020. The CSU announced that it will require boosters for staff, faculty, and students accessing campus by Feb. 28, 2022.

Boost up! CSU to require an additional COVID-19 shot by February

Announcement comes as Omicron becomes dominant COVID variant in U.S.
December 22, 2021
The CSU announced that COVID-19 boosters are required for students by February 28, 2022.
Photo of Sac State sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) taken by Ayaana Williams. Graphic made in Canva by Alex Muegge & Mercy Sosa

Recap of Sac State’s season after playoff loss to South Dakota State: 4TH AND GOAL PODCAST

December 13, 2021

“4th and Goal'' is The State Hornet’s newest podcast and features former football beat writer and current podcast editor Mack Ervin III alongside current football beat writer Brandon Bailey breaking...

Sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) finds the edge versus UC Davis’ sophomore linebacker Calvin Mouisset (46) for a first down on November 20th 2021at UC Davis Health Stadium.The Hornets will face-off against the Jackrabbits for their most important game of the season on Saturday at Hornet Stadium.

[Photo] Preview: Sac State football begins chase for national championship

December 3, 2021

Sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) finds the edge versus UC Davis’ sophomore linebacker Calvin Mouisset (46) for a first down on November 20th 2021at UC Davis Health Stadium.The Hornets will face-off...

Sacramento State football freshman running back Cameron Skattebo picks up a first down at Hornet Stadium against Cal Poly in a 41-9 win on Nov. 6, 2021. Skattebo totaled seven carries for 85 yards, a rushing touchdown on the ground, another four receptions for 40 yards and a receiving touchdown in the game.

[Photo] Sac State football: Running game carries weight for offense

December 2, 2021

Sacramento State football freshman running back Cameron Skattebo picks up a first down at Hornet Stadium against Cal Poly in a 41-9 win on Nov. 6, 2021. Skattebo totaled seven carries for 85 yards, a rushing...

Sophomore forward Cameron Wilbon (22) pushes into the key Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2021 at Golden 1 Center. The Hornets beat the UC Davis Aggies in the Causeway Classic 75-63.

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

November 24, 2021

Sophomore forward Cameron Wilbon (22) pushes into the key Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2021 at Golden 1 Center. The Hornets beat the UC Davis Aggies in the Causeway Classic 75-63.

Athletic director Mark Orr and Head coach Troy Taylor hold up the 2021 Big Sky Conference trophy at UC Davis Health Stadium on Nov. 20th 2021. Taylor led the Hornets to a 27-7 victory against the Aggies at the Causeway Classic.

[Photo] Sac State football crowned Big Sky champions after 27-7 victory over UC Davis

November 20, 2021

Athletic director Mark Orr and Head coach Troy Taylor hold up the 2021 Big Sky Conference trophy at UC Davis Health Stadium on Nov. 20th 2021. Taylor led the Hornets to a 27-7 victory against the Aggies...

Sac State junior quarterback poses as he tosses a football in the air after practice on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. Dunniway leads the Hornets in passing yards (2051) and passing touchdowns (11) this season.

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

November 19, 2021
Jake Dunniway opens up about his journey through football from winning the Pop Warner Super Bowl as a kid then a section title in his senior year of high school and now to his career in college.
Sacramento State defensive back Gregory Munchie Filer III (1) intercepts a pass thrown by Portland State senior quarterback Davis Alexander at Hornet Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. Filer is tied for the team lead in interceptions with four on the season.

[Photo] PREVIEW: Sac State football prepares for 67th Causeway Classic Showdown, one win away from Big Sky title

November 19, 2021

Sacramento State defensive back Gregory "Munchie" Filer III (1) intercepts a pass thrown by Portland State senior quarterback Davis Alexander at Hornet Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. Filer is tied...

Sacramento State senior safety Malik Jeter looks toward the sideline at the end of the play against Cal Poly on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at Hornet Stadium. The Hornets have the No. 3 ranked passing defense in the Big Sky conference.

[Photo] Sac State football: Secondary maintains mentality of a shark

November 15, 2021

Sacramento State senior safety Malik Jeter looks toward the sideline at the end of the play against Cal Poly on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at Hornet Stadium. The Hornets have the No. 3 ranked passing defense...

Freshman Portland State wide receiver Darien Chase (19) high points the ball over freshman cornerback Patrick Dean (2) at Hornet Stadium on Nov. 13, 2021. The Hornets beat the Vikings 49-20 on the teams senior night celebration.

[Photo] Sac State crushes Portland State 49-20, team closer to Big Sky title

November 13, 2021

Freshman Portland State wide receiver Darien Chase (19) high points the ball over freshman cornerback Patrick Dean (2) at Hornet Stadium on Nov. 13, 2021. The Hornets beat the Vikings 49-20 on the teams...

Junior quarterback Jake Dunniway drops back for a pass against Cal Poly. Sac State beat Cal Poly 41-9 on Nov. 6 at Hornet Stadium.

[Photo] Preview: Sac State football faces Portland State in final home game

November 12, 2021

Junior quarterback Jake Dunniway drops back for a pass against Cal Poly. Sac State beat Cal Poly 41-9 on Nov. 6 at Hornet Stadium.

Senior cornerback Munchie Filer III (1) celebrates with freshman defensive lineman Leke Fashola (99) after intercepting a pass for a touchdown at Hornet Stadium on Nov. 6, 2021. The Hornets also had a sack and a fumble recovery.

[Photo] Sac State football cruises to 41-9 victory over Cal Poly

November 6, 2021

Senior cornerback Munchie Filer III (1) celebrates with freshman defensive lineman Leke Fashola (99) after intercepting a pass for a touchdown at Hornet Stadium on Nov. 6, 2021. The Hornets also had a...

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...

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The best and worst cheesecakes from The Cheesecake Factory: STATE HORNET BUZZED

November 2, 2021

On today’s episode of Buzzed, four editors debate the best and worst cheesecake options you can get from The Cheesecake Factory. With John’s expertise as an employee at The Cheesecake Factory, along...

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...

Senior wide receiver Isaiah Gable (4) turns upfield after a screen pass on Oct. 23, 2021, at Hornet stadium. The Hornets totaled 410 yards in the air against the Lumberjacks in a 44-0 shutout.

[Photo] Sac State football routs Northern Arizona in 44-0 blowout victory

October 23, 2021

Senior wide receiver Isaiah Gable (4) turns upfield after a screen pass on Oct. 23, 2021, at Hornet stadium. The Hornets totaled 410 yards in the air against the Lumberjacks in a 44-0 shutout.

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Astrology signs — a fun way to connect with friends or completely pointless?: STATE HORNET BUZZED

October 18, 2021

Buzzed, The State Hornet’s variety show, returns for a third semester, and allows rotating panelists the opportunity to debate and discuss any topic, from food, to Marvel to Halloween stories. It's time...

William ‘Skip’ Bishop, Interim Vice President of Inclusive Excellence and Director of Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at Sacramento State, is leaving the university at the end of October, according to a SacSend email from President Robert Nelsen. Bishop is leaving to work as San Jose State’s Title IX and gender equity officer, according to the email. Photo courtesy of Sac State.

Skip Bishop becomes fourth Black administrator to leave Sac State in the last year

October 6, 2021
Sacramento State Interim Vice President of Inclusive Excellence and Director of Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) William ‘Skip’ Bishop is leaving Sac State, according to a SacSend email from university President Robert Nelsen.
Gavin Newsom retains his position as Governor of California after 63 percent voted no to the recall on Tuesday. Photo of Gavin Newsom by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Newsom survives recall, editor roundtable reacts: STATE HORNET SPOTLIGHT

September 16, 2021

A follow-up episode of the State Hornet Spotlight podcast features podcast editor Mack Ervin III, Editor-in-Chief Jordan Parker and managing editor Magaly Muñoz giving their immediate reaction following...

Editor roundtable discussion about historic recall election: STATE HORNET SPOTLIGHT

Editor roundtable discussion about historic recall election: STATE HORNET SPOTLIGHT

September 10, 2021

A special episode of the State Hornet Spotlight podcast features a roundtable discussion with podcast editor Mack Ervin III, Editor-in-Chief Jordan Parker and features editor Magaly Muñoz where they talk...

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Introducing The State Hornet’s new Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2021
Incoming Editor-in-Chief Jordan Parker talks about his goals for The State Hornet for the next school year.
John Johnson, Sacramento State’s director of inclusive excellence learning, will be leaving the university on June 11. Johnson’s departure marks the third time this semester that a Black administrator has left Sac State. Photo courtesy of Sacramento State. Graphic made in Canva.

Sac State director of inclusive excellence learning departing university

May 18, 2021
Sacramento State’s director of inclusive excellence learning John Johnson announced he will leave Sac State in June.
Anthony Mackie plays Falcon/Sam Wilson in Marvel Studios “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” on Disney+. Our copy editors debate over whether previously minor characters taking up major mantles is the direction the franchise should go. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. © Marvel Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved.

Does ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ ending mean an MCU ‘reboot’?

Two copy editors duke it out in a ‘Civil War’
May 12, 2021
Copy editors Jordan Parker and Alex Muegge can do this all day. Read here as they tirelessly debate over whether or not the MCU is being rebooted.
The State Hornet’s 2021 March Madness picks for most binge-worthy TV shows. Categories were made up from streaming services like Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+ and more. Graphic made in Canva.

STATE HORNET SPECIAL: Reacting to how you voted in State Hornet March Madness

Game of Thrones deserved better(?)
April 26, 2021
Thank you all for voting in last month’s State Hornet March Madness TV show event - now listen to arts & entertainment editor Nijzel Dotson and opinion editor Magaly Muñoz react to the results in today’s special edition of the State Hornet Podcast.
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STATE HORNET BUZZED: Childhood movies – best, worst and underrated

April 9, 2021
Podcast staffer Rose Vega is joined by copy editor Jordan Parker, broadcast staffer Garry Singh and film writer Bradley Hinkson to discuss their favorite childhood movies, as well as which ones might just be over or underrated.
Sacramento State students will be able to change their grade basis starting April 5 according to a SacSend email from University Registrar Danielle Ambrose on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Graphic made in Photoshop.

Sac State registrar outlines spring 2021 Letter Grade/No Credit grading option

Students can begin changing grade basis April 5
March 18, 2021
Sacramento State students will be able to choose a Letter Grade/No Credit grading basis starting April 5 and the option will be available until May 14, according to an email from University Registrar Danielle Ambrose.
PODCAST: Breaking Down the Walls: Looking back on a year of COVID-19

PODCAST: Breaking Down the Walls: Looking back on a year of COVID-19

March 12, 2021
Opinion editor Magaly Muñoz is the host of Breaking Down the Walls, a brand-new chat podcast focused on current events and roundtable discussions. For episode one, Magaly and three of her fellow journalists look back on one whole year of COVID-19.
If you’re looking to open your wallet to spend some money on streaming services, copy editor Jordan Parker ranked the top services from best to worst. Graphic by Jordan Parker.

OPINION: Ranking the top streaming services from best to worst

Nothing beats HBO Max (so far)
March 11, 2021
Copy editor Jordan Parker ranks the available streaming services available to subscribe to.
 Each day The State Hornet will recap all the action from the day of sports at Sacramento State. Sunday Sac State baseball dropped the rubber match of their series to Arizona State and women’s tennis fell to UC Davis, remaining winless. Graphic by Max Connor

Swarm Report Feb. 20: Women’s basketball and softball secure close wins, baseball falls short

February 21, 2021
Saturday’s Swamp Report recap of Sac State sports features baseball falling short, a dominant pitching performance in softball and women’s basketball getting their second win of the season.
Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen rides The Longest Teeter-Totter in the World at the second annual Sacramento State Dance Marathon at the Residence Hall Quad, Oct. 23, 2015. In a SacSend email on Thursday, Nelsen said Sacramento State students will receive up to $850 in direct payments for COVID-19 pandemic assistance.

Nelsen announces up to $850 direct payments to Sac State students

February 18, 2021
Sac State President Robert Nelsen said that students will receive another HEERF grant in a SacSend email on Thursday.
Then-Patriots quarterback Tom Brady pictured at Patriots training camp in July 2019. Copy editor Jordan Parker argues that Brady is the greatest football player ever after his seventh Super Bowl Victory last Sunday over the Chiefs. Tom Brady by BTW Photography is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

OPINION: Tom Brady is unequivocally the greatest football player in history

Buccaneers quarterback just won his 7th Super Bowl
February 17, 2021
Copy editor Jordan Parker explains why Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is the greatest player the NFL has ever seen.
NO LIMITS S2E1: Super Bowl Pre-Show, NFL Coaches, Sacramento Kings

NO LIMITS S2E1: Super Bowl Pre-Show, NFL Coaches, Sacramento Kings

February 7, 2021
No Limits with Garry and Mack is back for a second season! This week the two invite State Hornet copy editor Jordan Parker to help them discuss the run up to the Super Bowl, the state of the NFL’s coaching landscape and the outlook for the Sacramento Kings.
The Rooney Rule, adopted in 2003, requires all teams to interview at least one minority candidate for open coaching and executive positions, but has led to no significant change in the hiring of minority NFL coaches and executives. Copy editor Jordan Parker says that it was a good concept that has gotten the league nowhere in terms of addressing systemic racism.

OPINION: The Rooney Rule has done nothing but fail minority coaches

When will league executives take systemic racism seriously?
February 2, 2021
Since 2003, there have been 108 head coaching vacancies in the NFL and only 21 of the coaches hired to fill those vacancies were minorities. Read why copy editor Jordan Parker says the Rooney Rule has failed minority coaches.
The current spring break schedule for the spring 2021 semester will remain unchanged and occur from March 22-28, according to a SacSend email from Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen. Photo in background via Canva.

Sac State announces no changes to spring break following discussion around its cancellation

December 15, 2020
The spring 2021 semester will begin as planned on Jan. 25 and the current spring break schedule will remain unchanged, according to a SacSend email from Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen.
Sac State senior midfielder Matt Carnefix dribbles upfield against San Francisco on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 at Hornet Field. Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, the Big West Board of Directors unanimously decided to all fall sports set to continue in the spring due to concerns over COVID-19 and the difficulty and resources it would take to keep student athletes safe.

Big West Board of Directors gives men’s soccer the boot

Big West fall sports set to take place in the spring have been canceled
December 11, 2020
The Big West announced the cancellation of the men’s soccer season Thursday. The decision ended the Sac State men’s soccer season before it even started.
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OPINION: Don’t let misinformation cloud your judgement about whether to get the COVID-19 vaccine

You should base personal decisions using fact not fiction
December 10, 2020
Opinion writer Jordan Parker explains why it’s important to look at science and not misinformation when deciding whether or not to get the COVID-19 vaccine when available.
California State Capitol steps empty, except for a few graduates taking photos, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders Friday, May 15, 2020. A new regional stay-at-home order will go into effect in the Sacramento region by Friday.

Stay-at-home order for Sacramento region to go into effect end of day Thursday

ICU capacity in the region falls below 15%
December 9, 2020
A new regional stay-at-home order will go into effect in the Sacramento region by Friday after the region fell below 15% ICU capacity.
Jazmin Carrasco (4) dribbles the ball while she runs a play during the women’s basketball team practice at The Nest at Sacramento State Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. The matchup against UC Davis Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 has been canceled due to an update to the Yolo County health order.

Sac State women’s basketball game against UC Davis canceled

Cancellation is due to updated health order in Yolo County
December 7, 2020
Sac State women’s basketball game against UC Davis on Tuesday has been canceled after an updated health order in Yolo County.
A sign shown prompting San Francisco citizens to abide stay-at-home orders Friday, March 27, 2020. Sacramento County Director of Health Services Dr. Peter Beilenson and Public Health Director Dr. Olivia Kasirye discussed stay-at-home order and COVID-19 vaccine availability Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 over Zoom. San Francisco under Quarantine by Christopher.Michel is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Prepare for a 6-week stay-at-home order, Sacramento County Health officials say

Forum covered the state of the pandemic in Sacramento County, vaccine availability
December 4, 2020
Sacramento County Director of Health Services Dr. Peter Beilenson said everyone should prepare for the stay-at-home order to last for about six weeks at a public health and COVID-19 forum Thursday.
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Sac State talent show interrupted by racist comments

Investigation indicated that the users could not be tied to the university
December 4, 2020
Two users attending Sac State’s Got Talent hosted by UNIQUE on Thursday via Zoom filled the chat with racial slurs.
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OPINION: The NFL has fumbled the ball with its handling of COVID-19

Revised health protocols need to be issued if the season is going to survive
December 3, 2020
Opinion writer Jordan Parker outlines why the NFL is at fault for the coronavirus outbreak occurring at multiple team facilities over the course of the season.
Sac State will implement an ABC/no credit grading system in which undergraduate students who receive a D or F can petition to have their grade changed to no credit after the conclusion of the semester, said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Steve Perez in an email.

Sac State chooses to implement a partial no credit grading policy for this semester

Too late in the semester to implement a full credit/no credit policy, says provost
December 2, 2020
Sacramento State has chosen to implement a partial no credit policy for the fall 2020 semester. Read here what that means for undergraduate and graduate students this semester.
An empty view from above The Well at Sacramento State Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Sac State’s Faculty Senate will meet Thursday to discuss potentially pushing back the start date of the spring 2021 semester and eliminating spring break.

Faculty Senate to discuss start date of spring semester, possibly eliminating spring break

One option would include starting semester a week later and canceling spring break
December 1, 2020
Sacramento State’s Faculty Senate will meet Thursday to discuss whether or not to start the spring semester one week late as well as options for spring break.
Dining_Commons_Servery_Open_20161010_0129 by Sacramento State is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0. Two campus dining food service employees have tested positive for COVID-19, according to an email sent by interim executive director for university housing services Samuel N. Jones Saturday.

2 campus dining food service employees test positive for COVID-19

Dining commons will be closed through Saturday
November 21, 2020
Two positive COVID-19 cases have been identified within Sacramento State’s Campus Dining, according to an email sent to students living in the residence halls from interim Executive Director for University Housing Services Samuel Jones Saturday.
Sacramento States campus and quad is vacant Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Sac State President Robert Nelsen announced plans to reduce the number of students and employees on campus Friday.

Sac State announces plans to reduce amount of people on campus beginning Monday

Decision made due to rising amount of COVID-19 cases in Sacramento County
November 20, 2020
Sac State will begin efforts to depopulate the campus beginning on Monday, Nov. 23. Read what that means for the campus here.
The McConnell Center welcomed Vice President Joe Biden as a part of the McConnell Centers Distinguished Speakers series Feb. 11, 2011. Bidens relationship with McConnell will be the key to a successful presidency, says opinion writer Jordan Parker. Senator Mitch McConnell Welcoming Vice President Joe Biden by McConnell Center is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

OPINION: Biden needs to bridge the gap between McConnell and Democrats

It’s imperative for major legislation to pass under Biden administration
November 19, 2020
Opinion writer Jordan Parker talks about why President-elect Joe Biden needs to re-establish a connection with current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to advance his agenda.
Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden speaks with attendees at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum in Des Moines, Iowa on Aug. 10, 2019. Joe Biden by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

OPINION: Joe Biden is the right choice for America on Election Day

October 29, 2020
Read why opinion writer Jordan Parker is trusting Joe Biden with his vote and why you should too during this election cycle.
Former ASI president Christian Landaverde said the COVID-19 campus closure at the end of his presidency shifted his focus towards his other career goals. Landaverde said he stepped down to study for his law school admissions test and spend time working on the Sacramento County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board. Photo by Tanner Landon. Photo Illustration by Rahul Lal.

OPINION: ASI President’s resignation was disgraceful

Christian Landaverde resigned March 13 last semester due to campus closure
October 19, 2020
When students choose to vote for you, they are trusting you to faithfully serve and carry out the very promises you made to them during the campaigning process.

‘See you next fall’: No college football for Hornets this season

Sac State opts out of spring 2021 Big Sky Conference play
October 15, 2020
The Hornets have chosen to opt out of the Big Sky Conference spring 2021 football season, meaning they will not play again until fall 2021.
File:LeBron James Lakers.jpg by All-Pro Reels is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0, File:Phil Jackson Lipofsky.JPG by Steve Lipofsky www.Basketballphoto.com is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. Photo Illustration by Rahul Lal.

OPINION: Congratulations LeBron, but you’re still not the GOAT

Michael Jordan is still the king of basketball
October 13, 2020
With LeBron James leading the Lakers to their 17th NBA Championship Sunday night, James’ fourth win, the rumblings have never been louder about who the greatest basketball player of all time is.
Breonna Taylor by Annette Bernhardt is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

OPINION: The lack of justice for Breonna Taylor is the reality for Black women in America

Taylor was killed by police March 13
October 7, 2020
Breonna Taylor was an innocent Black woman who was slain mercilessly in her apartment after being awoken by people banging on her door who ultimately broke in and began shooting wildly at her and her boyfriend.
Flash back to the week of !0/4 in Hornets sports history.

This week in Hornet sports history: Week of 10/4

Sac State football wins a Homecoming Thriller, men’s soccer scores victory against Fullerton
October 5, 2020

With live sports currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, sports writers for The State Hornet will be going through the archives each week to highlight some of the best performances in Sac State...

The late Honorable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at Wake Forest Law School in September 2005. Opinion writer Jordan Parker writes that RBG was a woman of unbreakable character who accomplished her dreams in his latest piece. Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Visits WFU by WFULawSchool is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.

OPINION: Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a titan of the American justice system

Justice died Friday at the age of 87
September 23, 2020

“I dissent.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not afraid or shy to let her colleagues know that she didn’t agree with them. As an advocate for the American people, such was her duty to uphold and defend what...

Fresno State President Joseph Castro speaks during the fifth annual State of the University breakfast at the Save Mart Center on Feb. 11, 2020. Castro was announced as the new CSU Chancellor Wednesday morning. Photo courtesy of the Fresno State Collegian.

Joseph Castro announced as eighth CSU chancellor

Fresno State president will be first native Californian and Mexican American to hold position
September 23, 2020

Fresno State President Joseph Castro was announced as the eighth chancellor of the California State University in a press release Wednesday morning. He is set to take office Jan. 4, 2021, after finishing...

The WELLs windows reflect its south lawns autumn trees on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. The WELL at Sacramento State planned to open for outdoor fitness by reservation Sept. 17.

The WELL postpones reopening outdoors to Wednesday pending Nelsen’s office’s review

Poor air quality delays plans, prompts additional review
September 17, 2020
The WELL at Sacramento State planned to open for outdoor fitness by reservation Sept. 17 but is now scheduled to reopen for outdoor services Wednesday pending additional review from the Sac State President’s Office prompted by poor air quality.
Protestors in Roseville, California march across the street during a Black Live Matter protest organized by Woodcreek High School students Saturday Sept. 5, 2020. It’s become clear that excessive police funding takes away funding from education, city enrichment and other services in low-income communities and in communities of color, said opinion writer Jordan Parker.

OPINION: Defunding the police is the only option left

September 11, 2020
"It’s become clear that excessive police funding takes away funding from education, city enrichment and other services in low-income communities and in communities of color," writes opinion writer Jordan Parker.
The University Union at Sacramento State, on March 19, 2020, nearly empty, as the coronavirus pandemic causes lockdowns on the CSU campus.

CSU announces spring semester will be largely online for all campuses

September 10, 2020
All 23 CSU campuses will have a mostly virtual spring semester, CSU Chancellor Timothy White announced Thursday.
Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman speaks at the 2017 Comic-Con international at the San Diego Convention Center on July 22, 2017. Chadwick Boseman by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

OPINION: Chadwick Boseman was a superhero who inspired the world

'Black Panther' actor died on Friday after four-year battle with colon cancer
September 2, 2020

When you’re an actor, you get one shot to wow a crowd. You either impress or disappoint. For me, Chadwick Boseman never failed to impress. He was a talent you could never get enough of. It was a Twitter...

Some Sac State students living in some off-campus apartment complexes are trying to cancel their leases due to the COVID-19 pandemic and online-only courses, but say the complexes are forcing them to find replacement tenants or pay rent through the length of their contracts. Leases for many student living complexes began in August.

Sac State student renters clash with landlords to cancel 2020-2021 leases

Off-campus residents say they were pressured into renewing leases early as December
August 21, 2020
Sac State student renters say they want to move home due to unaffordability and health concerns, but their leases still stand.
The Big Sky Conference announced that all fall sports competition will be postponed until spring 2020. The decision officially ends the chances of any sports taking place at Sac State in the fall.

Big Sky Conference pushes remaining fall sports to spring 2021

Sac State will have no sports competition this fall
August 13, 2020

Following the postponement of the Big Sky Conference's fall football competition, the conference has postponed competition for its remaining fall sports, pushing the Sacramento State volleyball, women’s...

Sac State junior running back BJ Perkinson rushes for a first down against Austin Peay on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Hornet Stadium. The Hornets football team is just one of the Sac State sports teams whose season will be postponed due to postponement of Big Sky Conference fall sports competition.

Big Sky Conference fall football competition postponed, pushing back Hornets’ season

Conference to work with NCAA to have championships moved to spring
August 6, 2020

The Big Sky Conference has postponed fall 2020 football competition, pushing back the Hornet football team’s season to the spring, according to Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen.   16 of...

Sac State sophomore forward Benji Kikanovic runs for a play Saturday, Oct. 19 against CSU Fullerton at Hornet Field. The Sac State mens soccer team will have its fall 2020 season postponed due to the Big West Conferences announcement Wednesday that they will postpone sports competition through the end of the calendar year.

Big West Conference postpones fall 2020 sports competition

Sac State men’s soccer only campus team impacted by announcement
July 29, 2020
The Big West Conference board of directors announced Wednesday that fall sports competition will be postponed through the end of the calendar year.
Civil Rights hero and longtime congressman Rep. John Lewis passed away Friday night after his battle with pancreatic cancer. DSC03743e-sw by HotlantaVoyeur is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

OPINION: If it wasn’t for John Lewis, I wouldn’t be here today

Civil Rights hero died Friday following an eight-month battle with cancer
July 19, 2020

I was walking around my kitchen Friday night when I received a notification from The Washington Post that Rep. John Lewis — “the conscience of congress” — had died. I paused in a moment of sadness...

California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at the California Democrats State Convention in San Francisco, CA on June 1, 2019. Gavin Newsom by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

OPINION: Gavin Newsom’s leadership is just what California needs amid a pandemic

July 18, 2020

When Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that the state would be rolling back its reopening, the uproar began. Angry Californians took to social media to express their dismay with the governor and the hashtag...

An employee hands out a mask at Sacramento State on March 12.

OPINION: Don’t be ignorant — wear a damn mask in public

June 28, 2020

On June 18, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a state mandate requiring all people to wear masks when in public and when social distancing isn’t possible. The decision is the right one as the...

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OPINION: Give Black people reparations

June 24, 2020

All around the country people are awarded compensation for injuries they’ve sustained at work, in car accidents or for any wrongdoings. However, Black people have never received a single dime of compensation...

OPINION: A badge doesn’t make police exempt from the law

OPINION: A badge doesn’t make police exempt from the law

May 31, 2020

What is justice? Justice is a police officer being arrested, tried and thrown in jail for their criminal actions. If an officer commits a crime, they become a criminal just like an ordinary person committing...

Shaggy Rogers (Will Forte) and Scooby-Doo (Frank Welker) share nachos at a movie theater during the latest addition to the Scooby-Doo franchise, SCOOB! (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)

REVIEW: ‘SCOOB!’ was a great idea that flopped on its face

Animated reboot was the worst Scooby-Doo movie I’ve ever seen
May 20, 2020

Scooby-Doo was my absolute favorite show as a kid and is now my comfort show when I need a laugh or two, but I can confidently say that the release of SCOOB! put a stain on the franchise. I know that’s...

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IN THE EAT OF THE MOMENT: Pittsburgers are the perfect meal for staying in

May 10, 2020

With most of the nation under shelter-in-place orders, restaurants have resorted to takeout only or have shut down completely. I say, ditch takeout and try this delicious recipe that I’ve been devouring...

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REVIEW: Netflix struck gold with ‘Outer Banks’

One of the best Netflix originals of 2020
May 7, 2020

 I’m not going to lie, I started watching “Outer Banks” two weeks ago and I just wasn’t interested in the first episode. But after giving it another chance, I couldn’t have been more wrong. Set...

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OPINION: The stimulus package should not exclude those that need it

Dependents, immigrants and spouses of immigrants were among those excluded
April 25, 2020

The past two weeks social media was filled with people finding out their stimulus check was deposited into their bank account — not everyone is having the same experience. The pandemic has cost many...

President Donald Trump speaks at an American Conservative Union Conference. Donald Trump is to blame for the United States slow response to the COVID-19 outbreak, The State Hornet opinion writer Jordan Parker writes.

OPINION: Donald Trump failed America with his slow response to COVID-19 pandemic

April 4, 2020

When the coronavirus began to spread, many looked to President Donald Trump to mitigate the spread of the virus but since then, he’s done anything but that. The COVID-19 pandemic was in its early...

Ian Lightfoot (Tom Holland) and Barley Lightfoot (Chris Pratt) contemplate the quest ahead of them in Pixars latest film, Onward. Opinion writer Jordan Parker writes about where the new Pixar film falls short. Photo courtesy of Disney/Pixar

REVIEW: ‘Onward’ wasn’t perfect but had its moments

Movie is now available on demand from home
March 19, 2020

Warning: This Review Contains Spoilers for Pixar’s “Onward” Directed by Dan Scanlon, Pixar’s “Onward” marks the franchise's first steps into the world of wizardry. When I first saw the...

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