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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

Kelly Kiernan, Author

All content by Kelly Kiernan
Gavin Willson beatboxes at The University Union stage on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. Wilson said he participates in as many competitions as he can to get more exposure for his beatboxing skills.

[Photo] Sac State students and staff to compete in Sac State’s Got Talent

December 1, 2020

Gavin Willson beatboxes at The University Union stage on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. Wilson said he participates in as many competitions as he can to get more exposure for his beatboxing skills.

Every week The State Hornet compiles crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status.

[Photo] CRIME MAP: Three arrested for active warrants

September 18, 2020

Every week The State Hornet compiles crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status.

[Video] VIDEO: The State Hornet editors’ shelter-in-place diaries: Episode 2

Episode 2
May 9, 2020

Six editors and one beat writer at The State Hornet take you through their day during the shelter-in-place order. This episode contains hair dye, a birthday and getting outdoors.  RELATED: VIDEO: The...

[Video] STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Sac State professor seen in viral racial slur video, limited nursing student spots and more

May 7, 2020

In the last State Hornet News broadcast of the semester, a Sacramento State professor’s wife was seen in a viral video using a racial slur, the nursing program drastically limits the number of accepted...

Communications studies won Best Major for the second year in a row from the State Hornets Best of Sac State voting poll.

[Photo] Communication studies voted Sac State’s ‘Best Major’ 2nd year in a row

May 4, 2020

Communications studies won "Best Major" for the second year in a row from the State Hornet's 'Best of Sac State' voting poll.

[Video] STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Student fee class-action lawsuit, emergency student grants and more

May 1, 2020

In the latest episode of the State Hornet News broadcast, a Sonoma State student files a class action lawsuit against the California State University system, Sac State students will receive emergency federal...

[Video] STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Sac State study abroad suspensions, AB 1460 and more

April 24, 2020

In the latest episode The State Hornet News broadcast, we provide updates on the cancellation of all study abroad programs for fall 2020, faculty senate discussions on AB 1460, information on how Californians...

[Video] VIDEO: The State Hornet editors’ shelter-in-place diaries

Episode 1
April 22, 2020

Nine editors at The State Hornet shared how they have been adjusting to the shelter-in-place orders while balancing school, the news organization and their personal life.  Here is some insight on day-to-day...

Study abroad material at Sac States Office of Global Engagement. Sac State emailed study abroad students that fall 2020 study abroad programs are suspended.

[Photo] Sac State suspends fall 2020 study abroad programs

April 20, 2020

Study abroad material at Sac State's Office of Global Engagement. Sac State emailed study abroad students that fall 2020 study abroad programs are suspended.

[Video] STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Virtual commencement, ASI election results and more

April 17, 2020

The latest edition of The State Hornet News broadcast includes updates about the Sacramento State Associated Students, Inc. election, professors and students adapting to online classes, virtual commencement...

[Video] VIDEO: 6 Sac State students on the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on their lives

Students struggle with mental health, academics and more
April 15, 2020

Sacramento State students have lost their jobs, moved out of the dorms, moved back home, had graduation postponed — and the list goes on.  The State Hornet spoke virtually to six Sac State students...

[Video] STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Sac State coronavirus updates

April 11, 2020

The State Hornet continues to bring weekly broadcasts to Sacramento State. Our sixth broadcast includes updates on fee refunds for The WELL/Union, how student parents are adjusting to online classes and...

Despite a week of canceled classes, the residence hall parking lot outside Riverview Hall is still crowded on March 17. Riverview Hall residents will follow mandated restrictions to promote social distancing efforts starting Friday.

[Photo] Sac State on-campus housing puts further social distancing restrictions on residents

April 9, 2020

Despite a week of canceled classes, the residence hall parking lot outside Riverview Hall is still crowded on March 17. Riverview Hall residents will follow mandated restrictions to promote social distancing...

[Video] VIDEO: Student parents on the effect of COVID-19 in their lives

April 4, 2020

Student parents face uncertainty as COVID-19 shuts down schools for the remainder of the school year. Sacramento State’s transition to online classes leaves student parents with a new set of challenges,...

[Video] STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: 3/28 Weekly Update

March 28, 2020

The State Hornet has switched to weekly broadcast updates. Our fifth broadcast includes updates about the Associated Students, Inc. president and vice president, the Sacramento State Placer Center and...

[Video] STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Sac State coronavirus updates

March 24, 2020

The State Hornet continues to bring biweekly broadcasts to Sacramento State. Our fourth broadcast includes updates about the coronavirus, cancellation of campus sports, and the consolidation of students...

The Sac State Athletics Department announced Wednesday that all sports would be canceled for the remainder of the academic year. Sac State seniors will now miss out on their final year of eligibility.

[Photo] ‘I was at a loss for words’: 47 Sac State senior athletes to miss their final season

March 20, 2020

The Sac State Athletics Department announced Wednesday that all sports would be canceled for the remainder of the academic year. Sac State seniors will now miss out on their final year of eligibility.

[Video] STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Coronavirus update, Super Tuesday and more

March 12, 2020

The State Hornet is bringing biweekly broadcasts to Sacramento State. Our third broadcast includes updates about the coronavirus, students participating in Super Tuesday on campus a and thoughts on the...

[Video] #SacStateSays: ‘When did you last wash your hands?’

Are you worried about the coronavirus?
March 10, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 disease, the coronavirus has been a recurrent topic at Sacramento State and in the community. The University plans to remain open as of now according to president Robert T....

[Video] Savannah on the Street: Student Struggles

March 4, 2020

It’s the seventh week of the spring semester and midterms quickly approaching are not the only thing students are struggling with. The State Hornet reporter, Savannah Solley asked students what their...

A check-in counselor at Modoc Hall assists voters for Super Tuesday at Sac State on Tuesday, March 3.

Sac State students participate in Super Tuesday by voting on campus

March 3, 2020

Sacramento State students kicked off Super Tuesday by voting at the Modoc Hall Vote Center, open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Students who are registered to vote in Sacramento County stopped by to submit...

[Video] STATE HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Voting, baseball and hit-and-runs

February 25, 2020

The State Hornet is bringing biweekly broadcasts to Sacramento State. Our second broadcast includes students’ thoughts on what voting means to them, hit-and-runs on campus and Sac State baseball player...

[Video] #SacStateSays: ‘What’s your side hustle?’

February 24, 2020

Sacramento State students are busy but working one job does not always cover the cost of living. So, students pick up side hustles to make extra cash. The State Hornet went out to see what Sac State...

HORNET NEWS BROADCAST: Our online news broadcast debut

Sac State students’ semester goals, pop-up pantry, softball
February 11, 2020

The State Hornet is bringing biweekly broadcasts to Sacramento State. Our first broadcast includes student’s semester goals, issues with the Iowa Caucus, a weekend sports recap, baseball preview, the...

2019 was the season of the Black QB. The regular season MVP, Super Bowl MVP, and Rookie of the Year were all Black quarterbacks for the first time ever.

[Photo] OPINION: Mahomes Super Bowl victory icing on the cake for Black QBs

February 11, 2020

2019 was the season of the Black QB. The regular season MVP, Super Bowl MVP, and Rookie of the Year were all Black quarterbacks for the first time ever.

From left to right: Staff writer Nijzel Dotson,  freshman criminal justice major Hannah Rowlett and diversity and identity reporter Kayleen Carter. On Feb 5, 2020 they discussed the Black student experience at Sac State for this weeks episode of The State Hornet News Podcast.

[Photo] NEWS PODCAST: The Black student experience at Sac State

February 6, 2020

From left to right: Staff writer Nijzel Dotson, freshman criminal justice major Hannah Rowlett and diversity and identity reporter Kayleen Carter. On Feb 5, 2020 they discussed the Black student experience...

Study abroad material at Sac States Office of Global Engagement. The university recently suspended all travel to China over concern of the coronavirus.

[Photo] Sac State travel to China suspended due to coronavirus

February 5, 2020

Study abroad material at Sac State's Office of Global Engagement. The university recently suspended all travel to China over concern of the coronavirus.

[Video] Sac State men’s basketball team protects the Nest

The Hornets are perfect at home with a 8-0 record
February 1, 2020

The Sac State men’s basketball team is currently 8-0 at the Nest for the first time since the 1961-62 season according to Sac State Athletics.  Built in 1955, the Nest is the smallest arena in the...

[Video] #SacStateSays: What are your thoughts on the proposed 2020 California state budget?

Gov. Gavin Newsom proposes $36 billion in higher education
January 27, 2020

The State Hornet asked students what they thought about the California state budget, proposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Jan. 10. The budget plans to spend $36 billion on higher education - including community...

Kaitlin St. Croix, a Sac State child development major and resident assistant, smiles for a photo in Desmond Hall following an interview with The State Hornet on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. St. Croix died in a head-on collision in Stanislaus County on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, according to Sac State university communications.

Sac State student dies in head-on collision

January 10, 2020

Kaitlin St. Croix, a Sacramento State undeclared student with interest in women's studies and resident assistant, died in a head-on collision in Stanislaus County on Thursday, according to the university.  According...

[Video] Sac State sports alumni adding a baby Hornet to their team

December 16, 2019

The sky was grey and the ground was wet. Their photographer canceled because of the weather but they were still determined to have their announcement photoshoot at the place where it all started: Sac State...

[Video] Neighborhood Pizzeria bakes its way into the hearts and stomachs of Sacramento

December 11, 2019

The freshly-tossed dough, steaming house sauce, spicy copa, melted mozzarella and hot honey finish of the “Notorious P.I.G.” fill Neighborhood Pizzeria with a mouth-watering smell. The pizzeria...

[Video] OPINION: Top 10 movies of the decade

December 10, 2019

The 2010s were a landmark time for cinema. State Hornet opinion staffers Jonah Salazar and Derek Catron sat down to discuss their favorite movies of the decade, by year. Derek’s Top Movies of the Decade 2010...

[Video] #SacStateSays: ‘What food trucks do you want to see on campus?’

December 4, 2019

Serving as a change of taste for Sac State students, food trucks serve as a lunchtime alternative throughout the fall and spring semesters. The State Hornet asked students what they wanted to see from...

[Video] Savannah on the Street: Sac State Students on the struggle of parking

November 26, 2019

With limited parking at Sacramento State, students struggle daily to find parking, leaving many to drive around campus looking for a free spot, something University Transportation and Parking Services...

[Video] Sac State student boxer fights for a chance at 2020 Olympics

Kevin Montano qualifies for Team USA trials
November 24, 2019

Boxing for Team USA and having an opportunity to compete in the 2020 Olympics may seem like a dream for some, but for Sacramento State student Kevin Montano, this dream may become a reality. Dedication,...

VIDEO: Sac State students weigh in on fall fashion

[Video] VIDEO: Sac State students weigh in on fall fashion

November 21, 2019

With the cold weather of fall, the leaves change color and so does fashion at Sac State. The State Hornet went out to ask students what’s falling off the clothing racks and what’s jumping into their...

Your shitty day isnt a reason to treat your server terribly. Opinion writer Magaly Munoz lays down the issue of being rude to wait staff.

[Photo] OPINION: Treat waitresses the way you want to be treated

November 19, 2019

Your shitty day isn't a reason to treat your server terribly. Opinion writer Magaly Munoz lays down the issue of being rude to wait staff.

[Video] VIDEO: Sac State students weigh in on fall fashion

November 18, 2019

With the cold weather of fall, the leaves change color and so does fashion at Sac State. The State Hornet went out to ask students what’s falling off the clothing racks and what’s jumping into their...

[Video] 16 questions with Sac State TikTok star Nebaiot Lemma

November 12, 2019

Nebaiot Lemma is a first-year film major at Sac State who recently went viral on TikTok. Lemma took The State Hornet on a tour of his Sacramento home and answered 16 hard-hitting questions about his videos...

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a two-day celebration in Latin American countries, primarily Mexico, that honors the souls of those who have passed on from this life to the other.

[Photo] OPINION: Stop using my culture as your costume

November 7, 2019

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a two-day celebration in Latin American countries, primarily Mexico, that honors the souls of those who have passed on from this life to the other.

[Video] #SacStateSays: ‘What is your stance on daylight saving time?’

November 2, 2019

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, setting clocks back one hour. Hear Sac State students clock in with their takes on DST.  

[Video] Sigma Pi Alpha hosts its annual ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ event

Event will be held in the University Union Ballroom Thursday from 6-9 p.m.
October 30, 2019

Sigma Pi Alpha, a Latina sorority at Sacramento State, will host their annual Dia De Los Muertos event, including an altar-building competition, Thursday, in the University Union Ballroom. Dia De Los...

[Video] Sac State YouTuber finds hidden treasures in Sacramento rivers

‘Merman Mike’ films his underwater journeys, returns lost items in the process
October 24, 2019

Many Sacramento residents, especially in the summer months, make memories on the water at places like the American River, sometimes losing mementos and possessions in the process. Now, Sacramento State...

Dave Deuce Mason and Morgan Mo Ragan pose for a photo Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Sacramento State. Deuce and Mo each attended Sac State before breaking into the sports media world.

[Photo] Former Hornets Deuce and Mo make their mark in Sacramento broadcasting

October 17, 2019

Dave "Deuce" Mason and Morgan "Mo" Ragan pose for a photo Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Sacramento State. Deuce and Mo each attended Sac State before breaking into the sports media world.

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....

Sac State mens basketball team captain Joshua Pattons shoes Wednesday, Oct. 2. “I just love getting out,” Patton said. “I’m constantly moving.”

[Photo] Sac State’s high-flying center stays grounded with long walks

October 7, 2019

Sac State men's basketball team captain Joshua Patton's shoes Wednesday, Oct. 2. “I just love getting out,” Patton said. “I’m constantly moving.”

[Video] #SacStateSays: ‘What are your thoughts on the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump?’

October 2, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently opened an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump after a whistleblower complaint said the president withheld foreign aid from Ukraine until they opened an investigation...

[Video] Mayor Pete focuses on inclusion during campaign stop in West Sacramento

Buttigieg calls for gun control, election reforms
September 29, 2019

Pete Buttigieg addressed a crowd of thousands about gun control, education, democratic reform and cultural acceptance in West Sacramento Sunday as part of his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign. When...

[Video] Sac State students participate in the 30th annual Paint the Town

Volunteers worked on homes in the Del Paso Heights community
September 29, 2019

Sacramento State students and faculty represented the largest contingent in the 30th annual Paint the Town event Friday and Saturday. Paint the Town is a neighborhood improvement partnership between...

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