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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Maikalina Madali, Author

All content by Maikalina Madali

Increased funding for Community Service Officers make students feel safer

October 23, 2013

The Community Service Officers program of the Sacramento State University Police Department has grown substantially since its inception and plans to expand further after receiving university funding of...

Sand volleyball sets up teen skills camp

May 14, 2013

Now that Sacramento State’s debut sand volleyball season has come to an end, the coaches and players are ready and willing to pass on their newfound knowledge of the sport to young hopefuls. The sand...

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is an event that raises awareness and stands up against violence against women in the community and across the nation.

Men strut their stuff for a cause

May 7, 2013

More than 600 men ‘click-clacked’ around Capitol Mall Saturday to raise money and awareness for those who have fallen victim to domestic violence and sexual assault.  Non-profit organization WEAVE...

Rowers prepare for Philadelphia

May 7, 2013

As Sacramento State’s women’s rowing team prepares to travel to Philadelphia for its final stand off in the 75th annual Dad Vail Regatta, some of the rowers deem this season as an overall success.The...

Junior duo emerge as team leaders on sand

April 30, 2013

Sacramento State’s sand volleyball was a new concept for many of the members from the women’s volleyball team this semester, but juniors Katie Aprile and Kayla Beal took the sport in stride.  Although...

Rowing places first and second at Lake Natoma

April 29, 2013

The Hornet women’s crew earned gold and silver grand final medals in its last appearance at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association this weekend at Lake Natoma. Sacramento State’s second novice...

WIRA championships set to begin

April 24, 2013

The Sacramento State women’s rowing team is participating in its last Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship this weekend before the transition into NCAA-recognized Conference USA. The...

Hornet freshman No. 21 Sloan Lovett finished the season winning her final game with fellow freshman Lauren Aikels.

Hornets end inaugural sand volleyball season with 2-6 record

April 22, 2013

The Sacramento State sand volleyball team fell short in its only two away matches of the season against University of San Francisco (3-2) and Stanford (4-1) on Sunday. Partners junior Hannah Hettinga and...

Rowing finishes ninth at Lake Natoma Invitational

April 22, 2013

The second and final day of the Lake Natoma Invitational resulted in USC coming out on top against eight crews on Sunday while Sacramento State placed ninth. The regatta, co-hosted by UC Berkeley, brought...

Junior Erika Busch embraces the life of a Hornet rower

Junior Erika Busch embraces the life of a Hornet rower

April 17, 2013

An athlete since the age of 4 and throughout high school, Sacramento State’s junior rower Erika Busch didn’t expect to continue a life that revolved around sports - but she wouldn’t trade it for...

Sand Volleyball sweeps Cal in final home game

April 14, 2013

Sacramento State’s sand volleyball team defeated UC Berkeley 3-2 in the last home game on Saturday afternoon.  For the first time this entire season, none of the matches were taken to 3-2 decisions...

Rowing finishes first in San Diego Crew Classic

April 8, 2013

Sacramento State’s women’s rowing team finished the 40th annual, two-day San Diego Crew Classic on a high note Sunday by taking first place in the collegiate varsity eight petite final. Gliding across...

Sand volleyball loses to both Stanford, St. Mary’s in seven-team tournament

April 8, 2013

The Hornets' sand volleyball team dropped to a 1-4 record on Sunday after losing a close 3-2 match to Stanford University and a 5-0 match to Saint Mary’s College. The games were a part of a seven-team...

The Sacramento State Hornet rowing team pushes toward the finish line of the second novice eight race on Saturday against Humboldt State at the Sacramento State Invitational on Lake Natoma. The Hornets finished in first with a time of 7:36.8.

Sac State rowing joins NCAA conference

March 19, 2013

After 18 years of being part of the intercollegiate athletic program at Sacramento State, the Hornet rowing team has finally been admitted into a conference that offers a chance to qualify for the NCAA...

Sac State softball finishes with four wins at Mustang Classic

March 11, 2013

Sacramento State softball fell short of being undefeated in the Mustang Classic with a 2-1 loss in the final game against Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Sac State was 4-0 in the first two days of the tournament,...

Sac State Softball starts Mustang Classic with a double-header sweep

March 9, 2013

Sacramento State made its presence known on the first day of the Mustang Classic Tournament in San Luis Obispo Friday that started off winning a doubleheader against Rutgers University and the University...

Sac State Ballroom Social club offers free lessons to students and public

March 4, 2013

The Sacramento State Ballroom Social is a club that allows students and the public to enjoy free lessons from experienced instructors of various dance styles. “(Ballroom Social) is open to all majors,...

Hornet senior outside hitter Janelle Currey serves the ball in The Nest. 

Hornet volleyball team ends season just a hair from playoffs

December 5, 2012

Despite three consecutive wins in the final matches of the Hornet’s volleyball season, Montana State’s victory over Montana officially knocked Sacramento State out of the Big Sky Tournament. “Being...

Monthly Unity Chats bring students, faculty together to share

December 5, 2012

A small group of faculty and staff members meet every first Tuesday of the month at the Hornet Bookstore café in hopes of conversing with students on topics affecting the campus community. “I think...

How to spend less than $20 but still make it an awesome Christmas

November 28, 2012

As hardworking, busy and starving students, we don’t exactly have the biggest budget to spend on gifts for our loved ones during the holiday season. Here are a few ideas that can be bought in-store or...

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Volleyball needs a win tonight for postseason acceptance

November 17, 2012

Thursday night’s women’s volleyball 3-2 set win against Montana State was necessary in order for it to still have a chance to play in the Big Sky Tournament. The first two sets kept onlookers on the...

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Volleyball falls in four sets to North Dakota

November 4, 2012

The Sacramento State women’s volleyball team fell short on Saturday’s game against North Dakota. After losing a close first set of 22-25, the Hornets came back strong in a second set with a score of...

Phi Sigma Sigma hosts a dance-a-thon for toy donations Saturday at Sacramento State.

Sac State groups hold dance-a-thon for toys

November 3, 2012

Sacramento State’s Phi Sigma Sigma and the Sky Diving Club hosted the third annual dance-a-thon to raise toy donations for their local philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Northern California,...

Crime Report – Sept. 9 to Sept. 17

September 19, 2012

Here are the happenings around campus from Sept. 9 to Sept. 17. Two bikes were reported stolen between 4:19 - 4:46 p.m. on Sept. 9 at Desmond Hall and Draper Hall. The reports were taken but no bikes...

President Gonzalez delivers Fall Address

August 29, 2012

President Alexander Gonzalez delivered his semi-annual address Thursday to a full auditorium. The president delivered news about the campus, upcoming budget concerns and campus renovations. Here are some...

Students and staff gather to hear President Gonzalez’ address changes for fall semester

August 24, 2012

Students, faculty and staff gathered for the 2012 Fall Address at the University Union Ballroom Thursday morning to hear about changes and updates Sacramento State University will experience this upcoming...

ASI looks to update, enforce campus smoking policy

ASI looks to update, enforce campus smoking policy

May 31, 2012

Members of the Associated Students Inc. board are hoping to crack down on the on-campus smoking policy by advocating for a task force to enforce the current policy.“I created legislation brought to the...

Members of team STRIVE cheer as one of their members gets their name called at the ASI election ceremony. Team STRIVE had more elected officials than the opposing team, Team LEAD.

ASI election winners announced

May 2, 2012

The newly elected Associated Students Inc. board has begun planning for the next semester in order to fulfill the plans they established as candidates. Before the winners were announced, the candidates’...

ASI candidates limited in campaign budget

April 25, 2012

The campaigning budget established for each individual running in the Associated Students Inc. Student Government Elections prompt candidates to be selective on what they decide to spend money on. “The...

Michael Kwong, senior environmental studies major, bundles wild spinach.

Sac State’s first farmers market a success among campus community

April 25, 2012

Associated Students Inc. Green Team considered the first ASI Farmers Market a success, based on its uniting of the campus community for a healthy purpose. “I’ve had faculty come up to me and say that...

Sacramento State Professor Michelle Felten welcomes visitors to her students’ acting performance Thursday night at the Crocker Art Museum.

Professors’ work on display at U-Nite

April 18, 2012

Nigel Poor Nigel Poor, a nine-year photography professor at Sacramento State, highlighted some of her work to promote a learning environment beyond campus. “I wanted attendees to see that Sac State has...

ASI introduces election candidates

April 11, 2012

President Monica Cortez L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Empowerment, Action and Determination) Monica Cortez, a senior government major, is the current Vice President of Academic Affairs of Associated Students Inc....

ASI optimistic about voter turnout

April 4, 2012

As spring student-government elections approach, Associated Students Inc. plans to increase voter turnout through the multiple events and campaigns in the coming weeks. ASI’s voter turnout goal this...

Sac State myths debunked

April 4, 2012

Many urban myths and legends have circulated throughout Sacramento State over the years. Most Sac State students become aware of this as they walk through the campus during one of the New Student Orientation...

ASI keeps election candidates away from media before campaign

March 28, 2012

Associated Students Inc. potential candidates for the spring 2012 elections are recommended to refrain from speaking to the media, under any circumstances, before the designated campaigning period. “Any...

Sac State professor and colleagues re-imagine cryptography

February 29, 2012

A Sacramento State University professor and two of his colleagues are channeling their love for cryptography, through their project titled “Re-imagining Cryptography.” Professor Ted Krovetz of Sac...

ASI making efforts to increase student interest, participation

February 22, 2012

Associated Students Inc. is revamping its volunteer program to pique interest and increase student participation by branding volunteers as VIPs and offering new incentives, skills and experience. "We had...

Students get active at conference in WELL

February 21, 2012

Peak Adventures, in collaboration with The WELL, hosted the 19th annual Western Regional Outdoor Leadership Conference from Friday through Sunday, bringing in students from 15 other universities to Sacramento...

National Student Speech Language Hearing Association holds conference at Sac State

February 12, 2012

Sacramento State's National Student Speech Language Hearing Association hosted its 8th annual conference in the Sac State Alumni Center on Feb. 4, earning $14,581. The event was open to students as well...

Adding classes becoming tougher for Sac State students

February 8, 2012

Some Sacramento State students have described this semester as one of the worst experiences in regards to adding a class. The Biological Sciences department in particular has been the source of most of...

Senior English major Lydia Huesemann (left), sophomore
kinesiology major and German exchange student Brett Shoemaker
(center) and senior English and communications major Christopher
Olvera (right) all pray together at the first CRU meeting on
Wednesday night in the University Union.

Cru at Sac State stays active over break

February 1, 2012

Members of "Cru at Sac State" remained active in the organization by strengthening their beliefs, creating connections with other members and staying focused on Biblical concepts despite the winter break....

Larry Bawden, president and CEO of Bloo Solar Inc., studied at
Sacramento State and graduated with a mechanical engineering

Sac State alumnus now leading energy company

February 1, 2012

Larry Bawden, president and chief executive officer of energy company Bloo Solar Inc., cultivated the foundation of his education in Sacramento State's engineering and computer science department. As a...

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