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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
Madelaine Church

Madelaine Church, multimedia reporter

Madelaine Church joined the State Hornet in spring 2021 as a multimedia staffer during her freshman year. Her previous photography experience includes being the editor, photo editor and main photographer for three years for her high school yearbook program. Her favorite things to photograph are portraits and anything to do with arts and entertainment. A journalism major, Madelaine hopes to intern for another newspaper in the future and become a photojournalist.

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FILE PHOTO: Catherine Nigro, registered nurse for the Student Health Center, prepares for the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed to students and faculty in the Brown Bag room in the Union on Jan. 28, 2021. Sac State Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills said that professors have “not yet” been emailed a list of their students who missed the COVID-19 vaccine certification deadline.

[Photo] Sac State struggles to deny campus access to students who missed vaccination deadline

September 16, 2021

FILE PHOTO: Catherine Nigro, registered nurse for the Student Health Center, prepares for the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed to students and faculty in the Brown Bag room in the...

[Video] VIDEO: Walk through the Sac State campus awash with green this spring

May 20, 2021
Immerse yourself in an empty springtime campus as flowers bloom and cool breezes blow over the Sacramento State campus.
The State Hornet talked to internship coordinators, professors and other faculty from several departments who are very aware of the difficulty of finding jobs, especially during the times we are living through. Graphic made in Canva.

Graduating during a pandemic…what now?

A guide to networking and finding a job from Sac State faculty
May 18, 2021
We talked to internship coordinators, professors and other faculty from several departments about the next steps graduates should take to find jobs and build their network.

[Video] Dance professor gives advice for graduating theater and dance students

May 18, 2021

Dance professor and career adviser Bernard Brown gives an update on how COVID-19 impacted the theater and dance department over the last year. He advises graduating theater and dance students to consider...

[Video] Baseball fans return to John Smith Field

April 21, 2021

The first 24 games of the Sac State Baseball season were spent fan-less due to the pandemic. On April1, fans were welcomed back to John Smith Field to cheer on their favorite players. Although there is...

[Video] Sac State beach volleyball unveils ‘Hornet Beach’ with ribbon-cutting

April 21, 2021
Sac State President Robert Nelsen and Sac State’s beach volleyball team unveiled the campus’ new sand court. Four months were spent building the 26,000 square foot court located on the west side of campus near the softball facility and tennis courts.
 Sac State baseball player second year Ryan Tinsley pitches the ball during the game against Seattle University on Sunday, April 18, 2021. Sac State won the game by the score of 11-4.

[Photo] Sac State baseball snaps 3-game losing streak, salvages series versus Seattle University

April 18, 2021

Sac State baseball player second year Ryan Tinsley pitches the ball during the game against Seattle University on Sunday, April 18, 2021. Sac State won the game by the score of 11-4.

[Video] Sac State begins administering COVID-19 vaccines to students on campus

COVID-19 vaccine mandate under consideration by the CSU system
April 15, 2021
Sac State has begun to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to students at the vaccination site on campus.
Assistant professor and registered nurse Stephanie Landers was among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Brown Bag room in the Union on Jan. 28, 2021.  Sacramento State students have begun to receive email invitations to be vaccinated for COVID-19 at the university’s vaccination site in the University Union, according to Sac State officials. 

[Photo] COVID-19 vaccinations for Sac State students begins on campus Wednesday

April 13, 2021

Assistant professor and registered nurse Stephanie Landers was among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Brown Bag room in the Union on Jan. 28, 2021. Sacramento State students have begun to receive...

[Video] PREVIEW: Sac State theater students to perform award-winning play through Zoom

The play centers on the 20th century genocides in Namibia
April 7, 2021

Here is a sneak peak of Sac State’s online theatre production “We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika,...

An art piece called “Taylord Imperial Porter” inside Taylor Pannell’s art studio Taylor’d Mind Studios on Feb. 3, 2021. The piece showcases the owners of Oak Park Brewer and Pannell made it to show appreciation for the amazing things they do in the community

[Photo] Sacramento artist offers art studio perfectly ‘Taylor’d’ to the community

April 3, 2021

An art piece called “Taylor'd Imperial Porter” inside Taylor Pannell’s art studio Taylor’d Mind Studios on Feb. 3, 2021. The piece showcases the owners of Oak Park Brewer and Pannell made it to...

A water fountain from the Jim Crow era is displayed in The Sojourner Truth African Museum on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Jim Crow refers to laws that were racially aimed at Black Americans in the south during 20th century segregation.

[Photo] Sacramento’s Black community jubilant with Sojourner Truth Museum grand opening

March 22, 2021

A water fountain from the Jim Crow era is displayed in The Sojourner Truth African Museum on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Jim Crow refers to laws that were racially aimed at Black Americans in the south during...

FILE PHOTO: Catherine Nigro, registered nurse for the student health center, prepares for the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed to students and faculty in the Brown Bag room in the Union on Jan. 28, 2021. Sacramento County entered the red tier of COVID-19 restrictions Tuesday, allowing some businesses to open indoors with modifications, according to California’s COVID-19 informational website.

[Photo] Sacramento County enters red tier of COVID-19 restrictions

March 16, 2021

FILE PHOTO: Catherine Nigro, registered nurse for the student health center, prepares for the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed to students and faculty in the Brown Bag room in the...

Professional photographer and Tik Tok user David Suh sits on a couch with his dog Maya inside his studio on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Maya is a pug and 1.5 years old.

[Photo] Q&A: Meet the Sacramento photographer who is now a TikTok sensation

March 7, 2021

Professional photographer and Tik Tok user David Suh sits on a couch with his dog Maya inside his studio on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Maya is a pug and 1.5 years old.

[Video] Black excellence at Florin Square: the African Market Place showcasing culture

Vendors work to recycle money in the Black community
February 22, 2021

The sound of drums playing in the distance, the smell of food in the air and the voices of the vendors mingling with customers, the African Market Place continues to bring the community together during...

[Video] Some Sac State faculty to receive COVID-19 vaccination invitations this week

Faculty and staff currently working on campus with students will be prioritized
February 17, 2021
Sacramento State will send invitations this week for face-to-face faculty and on-campus staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19 according to Sac State President Robert Nelsen.
Sac State blocker Sarah Falk (14) and outside hitter Macey Hayden (3) block Idaho’s return in the final minute of their fourth set. The Hornets went on to win the Saturday, Feb 13th match 3-1.

[Photo] Swarm Report Feb. 13: Women’s soccer team still undefeated, both basketball teams lose

February 15, 2021

Sac State blocker Sarah Falk (14) and outside hitter Macey Hayden (3) block Idaho’s return in the final minute of their fourth set. The Hornets went on to win the Saturday, Feb 13th match 3-1.

Blend owner Jennifer Duffey makes two drinks for customers on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. The menu includes items such as coffee, tea, juice and smoothies.

[Photo] Flexibility, strength, delivery: How 3 Black-owned restaurants are surviving the pandemic

February 13, 2021

Blend owner Jennifer Duffey makes two drinks for customers on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. The menu includes items such as coffee, tea, juice and smoothies.

American River Courtyard on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2021. Three Sacramento State residents tested positive for COVID-19 after moving into the residence halls Jan. 24, according to Student Affairs and University Housing Services officials.

[Photo] 3 Sac State dorm residents test positive for COVID-19

February 5, 2021

American River Courtyard on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2021. Three Sacramento State residents tested positive for COVID-19 after moving into the residence halls Jan. 24, according to Student Affairs and University...

Catherine Nigro, registered nurse for the student health center, prepares for the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed to students and faculty in the in the Brown Bag room in the Union on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. They started preparing the vaccines at 8 a.m. and started distributing at 9 a.m.

[Photo] Sac State administers its first vaccine doses at University Union clinic

January 28, 2021

Catherine Nigro, registered nurse for the student health center, prepares for the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed to students and faculty in the in the Brown Bag room in the Union...

Eastern Washington Womens Basketball player Aaliyah Alexander (25) being blocked by Sac State Women Basketball players Emily Enochs (12) and Summer Menke (11) during the conference game against Eastern Washington University at the Nest at Sac State Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. The Hornets got their first win to improve to 1-11

[Photo] Sac State women’s basketball team scrapes out first win of the season

January 29, 2021

Eastern Washington Women's Basketball player Aaliyah Alexander (25) being blocked by Sac State Women Basketball players Emily Enochs (12) and Summer Menke (11) during the conference game against Eastern...

Sacramento Regional Transit 1958 Old Blue bus parked in a student parking lot at Sacramento State during the Reclaim MLK car caravan hosted by BLM Sacramento and NAACP Sacramento on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Old Blue was called the Rosa Parks bus by participants in the caravan.

[Photo] BLM Sacramento and NAACP Sacramento host caravan to honor MLK

January 18, 2021

Sacramento Regional Transit 1958 "Old Blue" bus parked in a student parking lot at Sacramento State during the Reclaim MLK car caravan hosted by BLM Sacramento and NAACP Sacramento on Monday, Jan. 18,...

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