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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
Laura De la Garza Garcia

Laura De la Garza Garcia, staffer

All content by Laura De la Garza Garcia

The king of reggaeton has exited the building

Sac State Students react to Latin artist Daddy Yankee’s retirement.
May 16, 2022
Sac State students reminisce on Daddy Yankee’s career following the announcement of his retirement from the music industry. The Latin artist released an album and announced final world tour dates as a way to commemorate his departure.
Jorja Smith performs on the Blume stage at Discovery Park in Sacramento on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Smith is an English singer-songwriter who was one of four women headliners at Sol Blume festival this year. (Photo by Laura De la Garza Garcia)

GALLERY: Music for the soul to blossom

Sol Blume festival returns for first time since 2019
May 2, 2022
Sol Blume music festival makes a comeback to Discovery Park attracting large crowds and loud music. This year, Sol Blume featured four women headliners and Sacramento native artists Victoria Monet and Yelly.
Students respond to fewer online options for Fall 2022 semester and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

Students respond to fewer online options for Fall 2022 semester and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

April 29, 2022
Sac State students respond to the University’s decision of having the majority of classes offered in-person for the fall 2022 semester, the journey of a peer leader out of poverty and a wrap up of Best of Sac State voting are the major headlines on this edition of the State Hornet Podcast.
Coach Mike Connors poses on some boats near Lake Natoma on Saturday, April 2, 2022. Connors began rowing in 1979 when he was a high school walk-on at Santa Clara University and has been continuously involved with the sport since.

Power 20! Women’s rowing coach welcomes 20th season with Sac State

Coach Mike Connors is the second-longest tenured coach on campus
April 20, 2022
Rowers acknowledge Mike Connors on his 20th season as head coach of Sac State women’s rowing. He is the second longest tenured coach on campus.
Staffer Laura De la Garza Garcia, opinion editor Kris Hall and newsletter editor Odin Rasco talk to students in the library quad during a live podcast on March 30. The second State Hornet Quadcast focused on students readjusting to live after two years of COVID-19 restrictions. (Photo by Alexis Hunt. Graphic made in Photoshop by Mack Ervin III)

Hornets appreciate being in person after two years of being locked inside: STATE HORNET QUADCAST

April 8, 2022
This week’s two-part episode of State Hornet Spotlight is from our “Quadcast” podcast event focusing on how two years of COVID-19 has affected student life and routines.
Coxswain Zoie Kabir leads the Sac State rowing team across the finish line in the V8 race on Saturday, March 12. Sac State placed first against the University of Portland, St. Mary’s College and Santa Clara University.

Sac State Women’s Rowing Team ignites season-opening regatta at Lake Natoma

March 16, 2022
Sacramento State women’s rowing team returns to the water following a year-long absence due to COVID-19 shutdowns. The women placed first in the Sac State Invitational in V8 and 2V8 regattas:
Final HEERF grant distribution, removal of Spin bikes and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

Final HEERF grant distribution, removal of Spin bikes and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST

March 5, 2022
News staffer Laura de la Garza Garcia and news editor Tony Rodriguez deliver the week’s biggest news stories including HEERF grants and a new community service initiative on this week’s edition of The State Hornet Podcast.
Elaine Vang, who is majoring in public health studies at Sacramento State, studies at the AIRC at Sac State on Feb. 21. Vang said she used the previous HEERF grant funds to pay for bills and textbooks. (Photo by Laura De la Garza Garcia)

CHA-CHING: Final HEERF grant to be distributed to Sac State students

Disbursement will occur through check or e-refund direct deposit
February 27, 2022

Sac State will be distributing the fourth round grant payments from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to students beginning Feb. 28.  The HEERF grant is a federal award that was approved in...

Volunteers distribute grocery items at the St. Paul Church of God-Christ Food Distribution Center in Sacramento on Wednesday, Feb. 16. Students can expect the university to send out applications in March as more information on the program is released. (Photo by Laura De la Garza Garcia)

Sacramento State included in College Corps $10,000 pilot program for students

Program set to launch in March
February 26, 2022

Sacramento State has joined several other California colleges and universities in a community service program that will award $10,000 to selected students for 450 hours of community service while allowing...

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