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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

Jose Fabian, Author

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‘We’ll tell the world.’ Those four words were hand-drawn on the front page of the first issue of The State Hornet, then called the Sacramento State College Hornet Bulletin, published on Jan. 14, 1949. We’ve been on a mission to do that ever since.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Looking back at the Church of Scientology’s 1970s battle with The State Hornet

April 23, 2019

An almost four-year clash between the Church of Scientology, Sacramento State’s Associated Students, Inc. and The State Hornet ended with an all out media blitz in the 70s. Issues arose when The State...

Protesters marched through Sacramentos Fab 40s neighborhood, a collection of upscale homes. The protest was organized in response in the Sacramento District Attorneys decision not to charge the officers involved in the fatal shooting of unarmed 22-year-old Stephon Clark.

California assembly bill may change when police can use deadly force

AB 392 was introduced in February and has since been a focal point of protests
April 20, 2019

A bill that would more narrowly define when police officers may legally use deadly force is currently making its way through the California assembly. Assembly Bill 392 would change the use of deadly...

Participants in Sac States eighth annual Out of the Darkness walk by Humboldt Hall on April 11, 2019.  Participants walked two miles around campus to bring awareness to suicide prevention.

Sac State hosts eighth annual Out of the Darkness walk

School raises $12,561 – donations still open through June 30
April 12, 2019

Sacramento State hosted its eighth annual Out of the Darkness walk to raise awareness and money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Thursday evening. Participants held up posters with...

Carissa Summers carries a water jug near the grounds for the Sac State ROTC program. Summers gets up at 4:45 a.m. for physical training three days a week, and recently hit personal highs.

A day in the life of a woman in ROTC

Follow Sac State student and Army recruit Carissa Summers’ day - starting at 4:45 a.m.
March 26, 2019

1,800: that's how many miles Carissa Summers moved to attend Sacramento State. Summers takes a much shorter trip now to go to Sac State. As a sophomore in the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps,...

#SacStateSays: What is your reaction to the mass arrests made at Monday nights protest?

#SacStateSays: What is your reaction to the mass arrests made at Monday night’s protest?

March 6, 2019

Monday night’s march for Stephon Clark resulted in over 80 arrests with protesters and journalists kettled by police on an overpass. What started at a Trader Joe’s on Folsom Boulevard went through...

Protesters march through Sacramentos Fab 40s neighborhood, a collection of upscale homes. The protest was organized in response in theSacramento District Attorneys decision not to charge the officers involved in the fatal shooting of unarmed 22-year-old Stephon Clark.

Stephon Clark anniversary prompts students to speak out

Students weigh in with their thoughts on the matter
March 6, 2019

The 348-day wait of whether or not the police officers who fatally shot Stephon Clark would be charged with a crime ended Saturday when Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced she had...

Bryan Dosano playing Epic Games Fortnite on Feb. 14. Although Dosano has spent a lot of time on the battle royale game Fortnite, streaming Infestation: The New Z is what helped grow his channel.

Meet two of Sac State’s student Twitch streamers

Both use live-streaming platform to build a community
February 20, 2019

Sacramento State students Karenna Miller and Bryan Dosano spent upward of 200 hours combined playing video games in January. Those 200 hours were also spent streaming to a live audience on Twitch. Twitch.tv...

Sac State students weigh in on Greek life’s purpose

Allegations of hazing leads to questions of accountability
February 19, 2019

Anonymous allegations not only kicked off at least three investigations into Greek life at Sacramento State, but began a spring of scrutiny and self evaluation among students and organization members....

From left to right, Nick Palsgaard, Donna Walters, and Paul Mello stand near the library quad near their booth during club rush. They, along with club members, work toward expanding eSports at Sac State by competing in gaming tournaments.

Stinger eSports club builds community with support from industry partners

Casual and competitive gamers find community at Sac State
February 10, 2019

Stinger eSports, formed in fall 2017, is Sacramento State’s home club for casual and competitive players for a variety of video games. With the goal of creating a dedicated esports program, the club...

A story about a child who is connected to a serial killer. A movie that gives too much too soon.

REVIEW: ‘The Prodigy’ delivers unsubtle thriller horror about creepy killer child

February 9, 2019

This review contains spoilers. If you want to see how deep a mother’s love is in a movie that gives too much too soon, go watch “The Prodigy.” The beginning jumps back and forth from a scene...

Katelyn Arata stands in front of the theater where the play Peter and the Starcatcher was produced. As a graduating senior, she took the role of assistant director for her last production with Sac State rather than that of an actor.

Student’s passion for theater lands her position of assistant director

Katelyn Arata starts directing debut with ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’
November 19, 2018

An array of blue light covered the stage as high school students entered the dimly-lit theater ready to see the production “Peter and the Starcatcher,” at Sacramento State. For some, it would be...

Costume assistant, Miles Meckling, works on sewing cord together to create a river to be used on stage. This river is part of a set design for Peter and the Starcatcher that includes a stage painted entirely by hand.

Theater department ready to share the magic of ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

A hand-painted set and intricate costumes take the stage Oct. 17
October 19, 2018

With a stage painted entirely by hand and mermaid tails made of foldable fans, the visuals of “Peter and the Starcatcher” help set the tone for the prequel story to Peter Pan. “Peter and the...

VIDEO: Theater department ready to share the magic of ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

October 19, 2018

With a stage painted entirely by hand and mermaid tails made of foldable fans, the visuals of “Peter and the Starcatcher” help set the tone for the prequel story to Peter Pan.“Peter and the Starcatcher”...

Sac State junior golfer Sofie Babic is one of four returning starters from last seasons team. The Hornets didnt finish in the top 10 in either of their first two tournaments in September.

Women’s golf has slow opening to season despite returning starters

The women’s golf team competed against UCLA, currently ranked 2nd, at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Colorado.
October 2, 2018

The Sacramento State women’s golf team has yet to repeat last year’s success even with four of its five starters returning. The Hornets placed 12th as a team at the Golfweek Conference Challenge...

[Video] Need a ride to class? Hop on the Herky Streetcar

Sac State’s newest shuttle takes students from Parking Structure V to Amador Hall
September 14, 2018

The Herky Streetcar is Sacramento State’s newest addition to on-campus transportation shuttling students along Moraga Way Monday through Friday between Parking Structure V and Amador Hall. The streetcar,...

VIDEO: Herky Streetcar

September 14, 2018

The Herky Streetcar is Sacramento State’s newest addition to on-campus transportation shuttling students along Moraga Way Monday through Friday between Parking Structure V and Amador Hall. The streetcar,...

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