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Student news without fear or favor
Maishia Sumpter

Maishia Sumpter, DEI Staffer


Maishia Sumpter is a senior majoring in journalism who transferred in the fall of 2022.This is her first semester on the State Hornet, but she was a writer for her previous school’s online publication, Diablo Valley College’s The Inquirer. She is most interested in covering topics related to civic engagement and social justice and plans to pursue a career in writing and producing stories for those topics.

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The holiday season is finally here and these three movies are sure to bring you joy and cheer. Get comfy in your favorite holiday pajamas, grab a cup of hot chocolate and get ready to watch some great films from around the world! (Graphic created in Canva by Maishia Sumpter ).

Yuletide tales around the world

Take a holiday trip around the world with these movies!
Maishia Sumpter, Staffer
December 6, 2023
The holiday season is finally upon us and what better way to get into the spirit than with a new list of movies to watch? Take a look at these three holiday films representing different parts of the world to enhance your holiday festivities.
A few board members from the Nigerian Student Association share their dearest Thanksgiving memories and recipes. A brief glimpse into their holiday festivities reveals values and meaning that surpass the food and feast. (Photo Courtesy of Ozichukwu Opara. Graphic created in Canva by Maishia Sumpter)

More than a meal: Capturing the essence of Nigerian students’ Thanksgiving beyond food

A glance into Nigerian-style recipes and fond memories
Maishia Sumpter, Staffer
November 21, 2023
Thanksgiving is an important time for family, friends and food. Experience the joy ofthe holiday with the Nigerian Student Association beyond food and learn new recipes inspired by culture and memories to share with loved ones this holiday season!
Opening performance at “The Seen Iranian Woman” art exhibit in the Hinde Auditorium Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023. Jaleh Naasz, exhibition curator, detailed her inspiration behind the gallery being the Women, Life and Freedom movement.

The ‘Seen Iranian Woman’: Unveiling women empowerment through art

The exhibit ignites new conversations about dress in the Iranian community
Maishia Sumpter and Maddie Thielke
November 8, 2023
Sacramento State’s Iranian community comes together in support of art, fashion, history and women’s rights. The “Seen Iranian Woman” exhibit is a production by professor Jaleh Naasz and student artists.
(L-R) Samahang Pilipino president Maxwell Zarzuela, club member Adriel Lacandazon and club treasurer Alan Jason David Monday, Oct. 2, 2023. Zarzuela said the club’s goal is to help students connect with their identity and community. (Photos by Brionna Woody, Graphic created in Canva by Alyssa Branum)

Samahang Pilipino club strengthens cultural identity and builds community

The club aims to unify and educate members about Filipino culture
Maishia Sumpter, Staffer
November 6, 2023
Learn about Sacramento State’s Samahang Pilipino club that participates in community service events, provides cultural lessons to club members and visitors and hosts fun and interactive meetings for everyone to enjoy.
The ‘Esak’tima Center continues to be closed off to anyone since January 2023 according to the sign posted on the door in Lassen Hall, Wed., Sept. 13, 2023. With the center still experiencing delays, it is hard to tell when construction will be done

Native student center delay creates frustration in the community

Native students voice lack of communication and inclusivity following a third delay of community center
Maishia Sumpter and Julianna Rodriguez
October 5, 2023
Native students are disappointed in the lack of communication throughout the creation and opening of the ‘Esak’tima Center on Sacramento State’s campus.
Alumnus Dennis Mundy leads Omicron Eta chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity to the stage for their performance at Black Org Night in the University Union Ballroom Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. Students in the crowd recording with their phones are shocked by Phi Beta Sigma’s energy.

The epitome of Black Excellence is showcased at Sac State’s Black Org Night

Joy, cheer and laughter exude from the University Union ballroom during Black Org Night
Maishia Sumpter, Staffer
September 25, 2023
Sacramento State’s annual Black Org Night showed up and showed out with campus organizations, sororities and fraternities showcasing their talents and resources for students, alumni and guests on Friday night.
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