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The State Hornet

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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 Silva-Benham, Author

All content by Jordan Silva-Benham
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BROOKE’S UHLENBOPS S1E7: Jordan Loves The Strokes

April 15, 2020

This week on Brooke’s UhlenBops, host Brooke Uhlenhop and copy editor Jordan Silva-Benham discuss the latter’s love of the best of the Early-2000s-Alternative-Bands-That-Start-With-‘The,’ The Strokes,...

OPINION: I have OCD. Now, it seems like everybody else does too

OPINION: I have OCD. Now, it seems like everybody else does too

Irrational behavior seems rational in light of the coronavirus pandemic
April 1, 2020

When I was 10 years old, I asked my mom if there was anything I could do to never have to face germs again. She told me no — it was not rational to hide from what is only natural.  That same year,...

A Cal Fit building on Zinfadel Road in Rancho Cordova. Cal Fit has tabled at Sac State, but SO&L announced Friday that they are no longer allowed to table on campus as a vendor.

[Photo] Sac State students say Cal Fit tricked them with aggressive sales tactics

December 7, 2019

A Cal Fit building on Zinfadel Road in Rancho Cordova. Cal Fit has tabled at Sac State, but SO&L announced Friday that they are no longer allowed to table on campus as a vendor.

The outside of Capistrano Hall. In 2018, Lihua Tangs child fell through a staircase railing in the building.

Woman files lawsuit after 4-year-old daughter falls through Sac State staircase railing

Lihua Tang is seeking damages over $25,000
December 4, 2019

After her daughter fell through a staircase railing in Sacramento State’s Capistrano Hall last year, Lihua Tang filed a lawsuit Nov. 13 against the California State University Board of Trustees regarding...

Large Greek letters are visible next to a backyard pool over the fence of the home where 21-year-old Sac State business major and Pi Kappa Alpha member William Molina died after being shot by a pellet gun Friday, April 12. Members of the universitys chapter refer to the home as The Fratican.

Recent Sac State investigation of Pi Kappa Alpha unrelated to Molina death

Fatal 'off-campus gathering' will not receive closer look from university
November 22, 2019

Following the end of a six-month police investigation into the death of William Molina, a Sacramento State student and Pi Kappa Alpha member, university officials said they will not investigate the fraternity...

NEWS PODCAST: No charges filed in case of Sac State student’s death

NEWS PODCAST: No charges filed in case of Sac State student’s death

November 15, 2019

Podcast editor Will Coburn sits down with news editor Jordan Silva-Benham to discuss the unanswered questions after the Sacramento County District Attorney decided no to press charges in relation to the...

No charges filed in case of Sac State fraternity member’s death

No charges filed in case of Sac State fraternity member’s death

County DA’s decision comes after 6-month police investigation of Will Molina’s death
November 14, 2019

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office decided not to press charges in the fatal shooting of William Molina, a business major and Pi Kappa Alpha member at Sacramento State.  Molina was...

CRIME MAP: Three sexual assaults, one hit-and-run with injury reported on campus

CRIME MAP: Three sexual assaults, one hit-and-run with injury reported on campus

Sac State crime map for the week of Nov. 4
November 12, 2019

Every week, The State Hornet will compile crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status. During the week of Nov. 4, 11 crimes were logged in the Sacramento...

CSU Chancellor Timothy White hosts an open panel with the public at the CSU Long Beach on Thursday Jan. 21, 2016. White announced his retirement last month and Sac State will be hosting the first listening forum as part of the search for his replacement.

Sac State to hold open forum concerning the next CSU chancellor

It will take place in the University Union Ballroom Tuesday from 12 to 2 p.m.
November 9, 2019

The California State University’s Office of the Chancellor will host an open forum at Sacramento State on Tuesday in the University Union Ballroom from noon to 2 p.m. to begin its search for the next...

yle Watson, a managing information systems major and member of the College Republicans, attended the Tim Wise lecture in Sac States University Union Ballroom Thursday, Nov. 7. Wise spoke about the rise of hate speech during President Donald Trump’s administration and the need for acceptance of other races.

[Photo] Anti-racism author speaks at Sac State about Trump, multiculturalism

November 7, 2019

yle Watson, a managing information systems major and member of the College Republicans, attended the Tim Wise lecture in Sac State's University Union Ballroom Thursday, Nov. 7. Wise spoke about the rise...

CRIME LOG: Multiple thefts and hit-and-runs reported at Sac State

CRIME LOG: Multiple thefts and hit-and-runs reported at Sac State

Crime map for the week of Oct. 20
October 28, 2019

Every week, The State Hornet will compile crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status. During the week of Oct. 20, Sac State saw two instances of burglary...

CSUs and UCs to offer abortion pill on campus

The ‘College Student Right to Access Act’ will go into law in 2023
October 17, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 24, also known as the “College Student Right to Access Act,” Friday, mandating all public universities in California to offer medicated abortions starting Jan....

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Sac State to pilot new form of data collection on students

Degree Analytics says they want to improve retention rates through data
October 7, 2019

Sacramento State will be the pilot California State University to use a new form of data collection on its students.  Degree Analytics operates through students’ devices that are connected to the...

California college students and Senator Connie Leyva rallied in support of SB 24, which would bring medicated abortions to CSU and UC campuses by Jan. 1, 2023. The bill passed the Assembly floor on Friday and is awaiting Newsoms signature.

CSU and UC campuses to offer abortion services if Newsom signs bill

College Students Right to Access Act passed Assembly floor Friday
September 17, 2019

A new bill that would mandate California public universities like Sacramento State to offer on-campus abortion medication passed the state Assembly Friday and is currently awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom’s...

#SacStateSays: ‘What do you think about college athletes taking endorsement deals?’

If signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, SB 206 would allow students to profit off of their likeness
September 14, 2019

The California Legislature unanimously passed SB 206, the Fair Pay for Play Act, Wednesday granting college athletes to profit off their own likeness pending Gov. Gavin Newsom's signature. The State...

Academy65 leasing office located on 65th St. Move-in started at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

After 3 weeks of delay, Academy65 residents move in to upper floors

September 11, 2019
‘Best Location for Sac State Students’ left 286 residents homeless
Protestors outside of the Sacramento Police department in March demanded responsibility from the Sac PD for the officers who shot Stephon Clark a year prior. Clark’s children were awarded a $2.4 million settlement from the city on Wednesday.

Stephon Clark’s children to receive a $2.4 million settlement

Settlement comes a year and a half after father was killed by police
September 10, 2019

Stephon Clark’s two children were granted a $2.4 million settlement with the city of Sacramento Wednesday, according to a declaration filed by an attorney representing the minors. Clark’s children,...

Construction at Academy65. The apartment complexs delay is irresponsible.

[Photo] EDITORIAL: Academy65’s delay is irresponsible and unacceptable

September 9, 2019

Construction at Academy65. The apartment complex's delay is irresponsible.

Construction at Academy 65. The housing complex, located on 65th St. Across from Elvas Ave., has had to delay move-in dates by over three weeks.

‘Situational homelessness’: 286 residents still awaiting move-in at apartments near Sac State

Lawyer says residents could pursue class action lawsuit
August 30, 2019

The 286 residents who are still awaiting move-in at Academy65, an apartment complex near Sacramento State primarily aimed at students, were asked to sign a lease addendum and general release Thursday,...

Construction at Academy 65. The housing complex, located on 65th St. Across from Elvas Ave., has had to delay move-in dates by over three weeks.

Apartments near Sac State delay move-in for 286 residents

Academy 65 is housing residents in hotels until construction completion
August 26, 2019

The newest student housing complex near Sacramento State delayed the move-in day by more than three weeks after the start of the semester due to construction issues. Academy 65, located on 65th St....

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses the crowd at Cesar Chavez Plaza on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Sanders speech focused on his platform of climate change, Medicare for All, and student debt.

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders talks Green New Deal at Sacramento rally

Sanders spoke about education, criminal justice, climate change, women’s rights and economic reform.
August 22, 2019

A rally for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders filled Cesar Chavez Plaza in downtown Sacramento on Thursday afternoon, following the release of the senator’s Green New Deal. Most of...

OPINION: Weight Watchers’ new app for children is dangerous

OPINION: Weight Watchers’ new app for children is dangerous

The app could lead children toward a lifetime of disordered eating habits.
August 22, 2019

I was a fat kid. More so, I was an obese kid. I grew up in a family of women who used food to cope, and, by age nine, I did too. Being an obese kid, I quickly learned all the tricks and trades of dieting....

Sacramento County Park Rangers assist the Sacramento State Police Department and Sacramento police apprehend a suspect who fled into the American River on Tuesday, August 20. The suspect fled downstream onto an island north of the J-Street Bridge where he surrendered to police.

No island getaway: Police nab suspect after American River swim

Suspect was casing bicycles at Sac State, officials say
August 20, 2019

A suspected felon drew crowds along the Guy West Bridge and the American River Tuesday morning as he attempted to escape police by swimming downstream. According to Anita Fitzhugh, Sacramento State...

Mark Manteuffel was arrested on June 28 and charged with three violent rapes that occurred in the early 90s. Manteuffel spent time at Sac State as both a student and a part-time lecturer.

Former Sac State lecturer charged in decades-old violent sex crimes

Suspect made first court appearance Friday
July 8, 2019

A Sacramento State alumnus and former lecturer was charged with three counts of rape from the early ‘90s following California’s first ever “placeholder arrest warrant” using only DNA evidence,...

President Nelsen and LECS Founder Shelby Moffatt were among those who gave speeches at the vigil for slain Sac PD officer and Sac State alumna Tara OSullivan.

Hundreds gather at Sac State vigil honoring slain police officer

Tara O’Sullivan “a true hero,” President Nelsen said
June 24, 2019

Hundreds of law enforcement officers, community members and students gathered at Sacramento State for a vigil Sunday evening to honor fallen alumna and Sacramento Police officer Tara O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan...

The 1988 Div. II semifinals game is the furthest the Hornets have gone in the team’s postseason history. During the season, the team beat local rival University of California, Davis twice — once during the regular season, and once during the playoffs.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: 1988 was Hornet football’s best year ever

April 24, 2019

November of 1988 is the farthest that Sacramento State’s football team has ever advanced in the playoffs. Then staff writer for The State Hornet, Joe Krieg, said the Hornets “pummel[ed]” the North...

Newly-elect Associated Students, Inc. Vice President of Finance Denisse Garcia celebrating with former ASI President Mia Kagianas. Garcia was elected into her new position at an election party held at The Well April 10, 2019.

Sac State 2019 ASI election results announced

Roughly 10% of the student body voted this year, ASI said
April 11, 2019

Christian Miguel Landaverde and Jennifer Gross were elected President and Executive Vice President for the 2019-20 school year after Sacramento State’s Associated Students, Inc. elections held on Tuesday...

Attendees for the summit stand in line for a free meal courtesy of The Rose Family Creative Empowerment Center during the Stephon Clark Legacy Weekend in Meadowview Friday. They work to aid vulnerable youth throughout the Sacramento area and worked with the Clark family to organize the summit.

Stephon Clark Legacy Weekend begins with a trauma focused workshop

Weekend will include a mother’s brunch and remembrance at the Capitol
March 16, 2019

The Stephon Clark Legacy Weekend kicked off with a teen summit and community healing conversation, including speeches, breathing exercises and meditation, in the Meadowview community Friday. The weekend...

From left: Kristen Tudor, Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez and Rebecca Kluchin speak at the Women in Politics - Does Policy Make a Difference? panel on Tuesday, March 12 in the Hinde auditorium. The panel was a part of a series to help celebrate womens history month on campus.

Sac State panel discusses future of women in politics

March 14, 2019

Sacramento State hosted a panel featuring five women who spoke on the topic of women in politics following the 2018 “Year of the Woman” — a perceived “wave” election of women candidates who won...

Tanya Faison speaks to the Community Police Review Commission on her concerns regarding Sac PD. Faison noted the lack of consequences for police officers who use deadly force

Council addresses ways to decrease police violence

The Sacramento Community Police Review Commission discussed the lack of consequences surrounding deadly force by police
March 13, 2019

The Sacramento Community Police Review Commission held its monthly city council meeting Monday at city hall, its first since the announcement that two Sacramento Police Department officers wouldn’t be...

TKeyah Robinson holds a sign at a vigil for Stephon Clark in Meadowview on Friday. The vigil was held to honor  Clark and demand for the imprisonment of the officers who shot him.

Vigil honors Stephon Clark, marches through Meadowview neighborhood

Protesters marched to Clark family home
March 9, 2019

Nearly 100 peaceful protestors gathered for a candlelight vigil in Meadowview on Friday night to honor Stephon Clark and call for the imprisonment of the officers who shot him, Terrence Mercadal and Jared...

UCLA Professor Kelly Lytle Hernández lectures at Sac State Thursday. Hernández spoke about the history and costs of mass incarceration in Los Angeles, and her digital mapping project of the fiscal costs throughout the area.

Researcher visits Sac State to discuss cost of mass incarceration

UCLA professor presents findings on “million dollar hoods” where LA spends millions incarcerating mostly men of color
March 8, 2019

  Researcher Kelly Lytle Hernández shared her research of the history and cost of mass incarceration in Los Angeles, California with Sacramento State students Thursday evening in the University...

Sacramento activist Ebony Ava Harper gives the introductory speech at the inaugural presentation of “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer” on Tuesday Feb. 26, 2019. The production is a collection of monologues by prominent female authors and Sac State students that describe their experiences dealing with racism, misogyny, homophobia and xenophobia.

‘A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer’ seeks to represent marginalized voices

The inaugural presentation replaces ‘The Vagina Monologues’
February 27, 2019

Sacramento State held its inaugural presentation of “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer” (MMRP) on Tuesday evening in the University Union Ballroom. The production is a collection of monologues...

Advertisement of Fleetwood Mac performing at UC Davis. The Sacramento State Special Collections and University Archives will be home to Dennis Newhalls collection of over 3,000 concert posters, ticket stubs and newspaper articles.

Sac State library celebrates donation of thousands of vintage concert posters

Over 3,000 items of local concert memorabilia dating back to the 1950s
February 12, 2019

Throughout high school, Sacramento native Dennis Newhall began covering his walls with local concert posters. Over 50 years later, his collection features over 3,000 posters, newspaper articles and ticket...

From left, Antonio Hernandez, Jared Nava and Juan Gamez, the subjects of the documentary They Call Us Monsters. Hernandez was part of the panel and showing put together by Project Rebound on Monday.

Project Rebound hosts screening of documentary ‘They Call Us Monsters’

Film attempts to humanize juvenile offenders
February 5, 2019

Over 50 Sacramento State students, faculty and guests gathered in the University Union’s Hinde Auditorium on Monday to view the documentary “They Call Us Monsters." The documentary explores the...

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