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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Marissa Montoya, Author

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Campus rallies together to fight hunger and support food banks

Marissa Montoya
November 10, 2015

In recent years, the month of November has been known as the official month of gratitude, and with Thanksgiving at the end of the month, November does seem like the ideal time to reflect and give thanks. The...

Game comes to life in the University Union

Marissa Montoya
November 5, 2015

Life is all fun and games as innocent children trading hundreds of thousands of paper dollars and hoping to pick the rock star career and $100,000 salary cards. On Monday, Oct. 26, Sacramento State...

Sugar skull altar meant to honor loved one that have passed away.

Dia de los Muertos and honoring loved ones

Marissa Montoya
November 2, 2015

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an annual celebration that honors the souls of loved ones who have passed away with a two-day festival that can include parades, parties, and special altars...

Student was “Made at Sac State” now a co-founder of magazine

Marissa Montoya
October 30, 2015

Sacramento State shaped another successful entrepreneur in Nicolette Skidmore, co-founder and chief operating officer of City Scout Magazine, an online source for all things Sacramento. Skidmore’s...

Author Peter Hecht speaks about his book Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 in the University Union. He is this years One Book author.

Author and panel discuss law reform for medical marijuana

Marissa Montoya
October 12, 2015

One Book Author Peter Hecht hosted a panel discussion regarding the rapidly evolving and expanding world of cannabis, namely medical marijuana. The panel consisted of power players who have made major...

Women and allies set to Take Back the Night

Marissa Montoya
October 6, 2015

One in four women in the U.S. will suffer some kind of sexual violence in her lifetime. #StopVictimBlaming Violent crimes and sexual assault against women, children and marginalized people are usually...

PorchFest cruises from East Coast to Sac

Marissa Montoya
September 28, 2015

Downtown Sacramento is a grid full of bustling bars, fresh and flavorful food, charming boutique stores and some of the friendliest porch dwellers you will ever meet. On Saturday, Sept. 26, the porches...

Farm-to-Fork: buying locally can help students eat healthier

Marissa Montoya
September 22, 2015

College students are notorious for eating instant noodles, frozen foods, and cheap pizza. It is time to revamp the typical college student cuisine and get passionate about where our food comes from.Students...

2015 SAMMIES nominees are made at Sac State

Marissa Montoya
May 12, 2015

"Like swimming in a dark river on a hot summer night"The 2015 Sacramento Area Music Awards- also referred to as the SAMMIES- included a few talented and creative Sacramento State alumni with nominations,...

Bruce Jenner As a Woman is About More Than Being Transgender

Marissa Montoya
May 7, 2015

Bruce Jenner is a famous Olympic athlete known for winning the decathlon in 1976 and in the last decade, has been known for being the father figure on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. More recently, he...

Students value diversity in education

Marissa Montoya
May 2, 2015

As of fall 2014, Sacramento State’s student population breaks down into 35 percent white, 22 percent Latino, 21 percent Asian, six percent African-American, three percent foreign, one percent Pacific...

Internship representatives come to campus

Marissa Montoya
April 29, 2015

The Sacramento Kings, UC Davis Health Systems and the California Office of Legislative Counsel are just a few of the companies that will be attending the “Fun in the Sun Internship Fair” on Friday,...

Prescription drugs and sharing

Marissa Montoya
April 28, 2015

In an attempt to help curb prescription drug abuse, Sacramento State recently hosted a “Prescription Drug Abuse and Diversion” conference on Saturday, April 18, 2015. The conference included presentations...

Kids take over the quad

Marissa Montoya
April 27, 2015

The Library Quad at Sacramento State was recently taken over by the brood of the campus Children’s Center for its 30th annual “Day on the Quad.” The outdoor classroom day celebrated national “Week...

Sexual Assault Awareness at Sac State

Marissa Montoya
April 23, 2015

April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month at Sacramento State. The goal of the campaign is to bring an understanding of the prevalence of sexual violence to the Sac State community and spread knowledge...

MSA hosts Islamic Awareness Week

Marissa Montoya
April 20, 2015

The first ever Islamic Awareness Week at Sacramento State took place April 13-16. The week’s events were planned by the Muslim Student Association of Sac State and consisted of activities that helped...

Fashion Association showcases designers

Marissa Montoya
April 20, 2015

The Student Fashion Association of Sacramento State showcased student designers and stylists at their annual spring fashion show on Friday, April 17. The fashion show, held at the California Auto Museum,...

PRIDE week focuses on inclusion for all

Marissa Montoya
April 15, 2015

Many cities all over the world now celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identities and issues with PRIDE week festivities that include parades, workshops, film festivals and other activities.PRIDE...

Student club engages in social experiments

Marissa Montoya
April 1, 2015

Recently some members of Sacramento State’s Muslim Student Association conducted an experiment in the quad outside the library asking students to write their opinions on some poster boards.From 9 a.m....

Sac State brings new changes to arts festival

Marissa Montoya
March 13, 2015

One of Sacramento State’s most popular events, the 2015 Festival of the Arts, is just around the corner and has some new events in store.The week-long festival, held April 8-12 and sponsored by the College...

Student veterans benefit at Sac State

Marissa Montoya
March 6, 2015

Many people might not realize Sacramento State is ranked No. 2 in the CSU system for student veteran enrollment.Sac State is home to 2,730 enrolled veterans and their dependents. San Diego State is No....

Lenten season brings out the best in students

Marissa Montoya
March 5, 2015

Nature is starting to show signs of spring around the Sacramento State campus as trees and flowers begin to bloom. Another indicator is noticing a friend, who usually eats fast food, has converted to bringing...

Love Your Body week takes over campus

Marissa Montoya
February 23, 2015

In support of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Sacramento State is celebrating its seventh annual “Love Your Body” week, offering several exciting and educational events and presentations...

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