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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

Jordyn Dollarhide, Author

All content by Jordyn Dollarhide
I cried tears while driving past the Paradise junction on my way through Oroville. All roads to Paradise and Magalia are completely blocked while emergency personnel work through the aftermath of the Camp Fire.

OPINION: 50,000 displaced for your campus holiday

Sac State students need to remember the real reason campus is closed
November 13, 2018

I have had enough of watching Sacramento State students celebrate the campus closure due to the poor air quality created by smoke carried from the Camp Fire. I understand how exciting it must be that...

Brendan Dassey (left) has now missed out on a total of 13 SmackDowns because of not-so prosecutor Ken Kratz (right). I decided to give Brendan the justice he deserves.

OPINION: ‘Making a Murderer’ is making me sick

Wisconsin’s criminal justice system may need a few refresher courses in basic law
October 31, 2018

I have lost all sense of hope for our country. I really thought I had lost it all already. When I watched those states on the U.S. map turn from sky blue to blood red in November of 2016, my white...

Parking pass machines at Parking Structure 5. Daily passes were raised to $7 for the fall semester.

Daily parking pass prices increased for fall semester

Two hour parking available for $4, daily passes sold for $7
September 3, 2018

After nine years of consistent rates, Sacramento State’s daily parking permits have increased in price for the fall semester. Two hour parking passes were raised from $3 to $4, while all-day passes...

A group of women perform a dance routine for Black Womens March participants following their walk from Crocker Park to the State Capitol building on June 9, 2018. This is the second annual Black Womens March hosted by Black Women United.

[Photo] Black Women’s March calls for unity

June 10, 2018

A group of women perform a dance routine for Black Women's March participants following their walk from Crocker Park to the State Capitol building on June 9, 2018. This is the second annual Black Women's...

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.

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

May 8, 2018

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.

Sacramento State students, faculty and employment recruiters interact at the Education Recruitment Expo event in the University Union Ballroom on Wednesday, April, 18 2018.

As graduation nears, student fears grow

April 26, 2018

For most students at Sacramento State, mid-May is the start of a quick break before their next semester; for graduating seniors, commencement on May 18 and 19 is the means to an end. Senior Mackenzie...

This stove-top recipe includes mushrooms, bell peppers, carrots and garlic —  takes about 40 minutes to prepare.

5 fulfilling recipes that will fill you up and save you money

April 25, 2018

Following the recent discovery of major health violations at the Servery at the Dining Commons, finding a nutritious and wholesome meal can be difficult for students living on a budget. For those who want...

#SacStateSays: Can students graduate in four years with a bachelor’s degree?

#SacStateSays: Can students graduate in four years with a bachelor’s degree?

April 16, 2018

With Sacramento State pushing its 2025 Graduation Initiative, which is aimed at helping students graduate in four years, we asked students if they think graduating in four years is a realistic goal....

Due to an exclusive contract between Pepsi-Cola and University Enterprises, Inc., all Coca-Cola products are banned from distribution on campus.

OPINION: Pepsi’s a joke; Go with the Coke

April 11, 2018

Coke is, truly, the queen of soft-drinks. Just to give you a bit of insight into my lifestyle, I’ll begin with a short story. A few weeks ago, I drove a few blocks from my work on J Street to eat...

#SacStateSays: What do you know about ASI elections?

#SacStateSays: What do you know about ASI elections?

April 9, 2018

The Associated Students, Inc. elections are taking place Wednesday and Thursday on campus. We wondered how many students know about the elections and if they have voted in the past. Tell us if you...

Wanda Cleveland, 61, cradles her head after being struck by a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department vehicle at a vigil for Stephon Clark on Saturday, March 31.

VIDEO: Woman hit by Sheriff’s Department vehicle at vigil for Stephon Clark

April 2, 2018

 61-year-old Wanda Cleveland was struck by a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department vehicle at a vigil for Stephon Clark on March 31 after the deputy, who had been repeating “back away from my...

Wanda Cleveland, 61, cradles her head after being struck by a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department vehicle at a vigil for Stephon Clark on Saturday, March 31.

BREAKING: Woman hit by Sheriff’s Department vehicle at vigil for Stephon Clark

March 31, 2018

 A woman was struck by a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department vehicle at a vigil for Stephon Clark Saturday after the deputy, who had been repeating “back away from my vehicle,” started driving,...

From left to right, Sac State social work students Catlyn Dominguez, Sandra Vang, Gracie Rabamad and Jaenette Cervantez turned out in solidarity for the #Enough rally on Capitol Mall on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. All four women intern at the Wellspring Womens Center and support stricter gun control across the nation.

VIDEO: Sac State students among anti-gun demonstrators

March 15, 2018

Students, organizers, teachers, parents and politicians as they rallied on the Capitol Mall on Wednesday morning in solidarity with nationwide school walkouts protesting gun violence in the wake of...

From left to right, Christina Bourn, Sabrina Harrell, Micah Grant, Ashley Robertson, Andrea Moore and Brittney LeBlue pose for a picture after the Cooper G. Woodson lecture on Feb., 20, 2018. The Cooper-Woodson Scholars are required by the program to attend both the Woodson lecture as well as the Anna J. Cooper lecture every year.

Cooper-Woodson program aims to help minority students

March 8, 2018

Since its creation 25 years ago, Sacramento State’s Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement Program has seen its activity increase after hosting a series of lectures designed to teach and inspire, according...

Micah Grant, a Natomas Unified School District trustee, speaks at a Carter G. Woodson lecture in the Orchard Suite at Sacramento State on Feb. 20, 2018. Grant showcased his personal experiences both professionally and personally in order to promote a positive outlook on the double-conscious mind.

Lecture focuses on new mindset toward the minority experience

February 21, 2018

The Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement Program (CWC) hosted a lecture Tuesday centered on the idea that minorities in the professional world can use double consciousness — the experience of seeing oneself...

Dr. A.D. Carson, professor of hip-hop at the University of Virginia, during his lecture that took place in the Union Redwood Room Feb. 12.

A.D. Carson brings hip-hop dissertation to Sac State

February 14, 2018

A.D. Carson took the stage in the University Union’s Redwood Room on Monday night with the message that hip-hop can be more than just a music genre. Carson mostly spoke through tracks and excerpts...

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