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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Max Connor

Max Connor, editor in chief

Max Connor joined The State Hornet as a transfer student in fall 2019, became the managing editor in spring 2020, and is the editor-in-chief for the 2020-21 school year. Before joining The State Hornet, he was an editor and reporter for The Connection at Cosumnes River College. In addition to being the editor-in-chief, he created the award-winning podcast "Max's Table" for The State Hornet all about his love of food, restaurants, cooking and people. More than anything, he is a devoted husband and father to three young children.
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Town hall meetings scheduled for new police chief finalists: STATE HORNET PODCAST

Town hall meetings scheduled for new police chief finalists: STATE HORNET PODCAST

May 12, 2021
Incoming Co-podcast editor Mack Ervin III and Editor-in-Chief Max Connor discuss their favorite stories from the last year of coverage and go over this week in news, including an upcoming town hall concerning Sacramento State’s new police chief.
Best of Sac State 2021

Best of Sac State 2021

May 10, 2021
This is the fifth year that The State Hornet has conducted our “Best of Sac State” poll, where we reached out to our audience to find out what some of their favorite aspects of Sac State are, what they missed the most about not being on campus and the best of pop culture from the last year.
Arath Chavez received the most votes for Best Male Athlete in The State Hornet Best of Sac State poll. (photo courtesy of Hornet Athletics)

Tribute: Arath Chavez posthumously voted ‘Best Male Athlete’ in Best of Sac State poll

May 10, 2021

Sacramento State soccer player Arath Chavez’s impact continues to be felt in the Sac State community after friends and family lost a man whose talent and hard work spoke volumes on the field, but also...

Recap of CSU Chancellor talking return to campus: STATE HORNET PODCAST

Recap of CSU Chancellor talking return to campus: STATE HORNET PODCAST

May 5, 2021
A town hall with the CSU chancellor regarding the fall 2021 return to campus, a story on how graduating seniors are handling their graduation photographs, sports updates and more.
Jesse Thorn’s virtual visit to Sac State: STATE HORNET SPOTLIGHT

Jesse Thorn’s virtual visit to Sac State: STATE HORNET SPOTLIGHT

Maximum Fun podcast network founder discusses life, career and industry
April 29, 2021
Last week, Maximum Fun podcast network founder Jesse Thorn met with State Hornet Editor-in-Chief Max Connor and Deputy Copy Editor Alex Muegge during a virtual live event to discuss his life and career as well as his advice on how to get into podcasting out of - or during! - college.
54% of classes will have on-campus components: STATE HORNET PODCAST

54% of classes will have on-campus components: STATE HORNET PODCAST

April 28, 2021
54% of classes currently scheduled have on-campus components next semester, music beat writer Khalil Bourgoub shares his post-pandemic playlist in his new column “Khalil’s Virtual Venue,” and more stories from this week.
CSU to require COVID-19 vaccine in fall, students react: State Hornet Podcast

CSU to require COVID-19 vaccine in fall, students react: State Hornet Podcast

April 23, 2021
Editor-in-Chief Max Connor gives updates on the announcement that CSU’s will require the COVID-19 vaccine for fall 2021. Also, students weigh in on the vaccine, the Derek Chauvin verdict and fall course deliveries.
Sac State freshman Jennifer Koga practices putting at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex on March 17, 2020. Koga was +18 for the Big Sky Tournament but had a much-improved final round, shooting a 4-over 76 and helping the Hornets clinch the Big Sky Conference Championship.

Sac State women’s golf wins Big Sky tournament

Tess Blair leads the way beating the field by 8 strokes
April 21, 2021
The Sac State women’s golf team won the Big Sky Tournament by five strokes on Wednesday. Sophomore Tess Blair led the way for the Hornets with a total score of -1 and was the only player to shoot under par for the tournament.
NYT Bestselling author visits Sac State: STATE HORNET PODCAST

NYT Bestselling author visits Sac State: STATE HORNET PODCAST

April 21, 2021
On today’s State Hornet Podcast: New York Times bestselling author Chanel Miller visited Sac State virtually Monday as part of the women’s and gender studies department’s “Healing Through Storytelling” event, plus more from this week in news.
(File photo) Sacramento State students walking on campus by Mendocino Hall in September 2019. Students can now view proposed fall 2021 class schedules and course modalities on their Student Center, according to Provost Steve Perez.

[Photo] Proposed fall 2021 class schedules for Sac State now visible on Student Center

April 16, 2021

(File photo) Sacramento State students walking on campus by Mendocino Hall in September 2019. Students can now view proposed fall 2021 class schedules and course modalities on their Student Center, according...

PODCAST: Max’s Table #8: A conversation with Sac Bee food writer Benjy Egel

PODCAST: Max’s Table #8: A conversation with Sac Bee food writer Benjy Egel

April 16, 2021
On this episode of Max’s Table, Benjy Egel, food and drink writer for the Sacramento Bee, sits down with Max to talk about the Sacramento food scene, how it’s been affected by COVID and some of Egel’s favorite unknown spots.
STATE HORNET PODCAST: COVID-19 Vaccinations given on campus

STATE HORNET PODCAST: COVID-19 Vaccinations given on campus

April 14, 2021
On today’s State Hornet Podcast - A story about Native American ethnic studies chair Annette Reed recounting her high education journey in a profile by State Hornet writer Emma Hall and co-news editor Mercy Sosa discusses COVID-19 vaccinations on campus, which started today.
STATE HORNET PODCAST: Students open up about mental health during the pandemic

STATE HORNET PODCAST: Students open up about mental health during the pandemic

April 7, 2021
On today’s State Hornet Podcast, Sacramento State students open up about their mental health situations during the COVID-19 pandemic in an article by Chrissy Martinez and the latest episode of our Real Talk with Rose podcast.
STATE HORNET PODCAST: Conference on anti-Asian violence held at Sac State

STATE HORNET PODCAST: Conference on anti-Asian violence held at Sac State

March 31, 2021
On today’s State Hornet Podcast with podcast staffer Mack Ervin III and editor-in-chief Max Connor: Sac State community members held a virtual conference addressing the recent surge in anti-Asian violence, the women’s and gender studies department will celebrate its 50th anniversary and more.
STATE HORNET PODCAST: Provost says students should expect campus return fall 2021

STATE HORNET PODCAST: Provost says students should expect campus return fall 2021

March 17, 2021
Editor-in-Chief Max Connor and podcast staffer Mack Ervin III discuss Sacramento State provost Steve Perez’s announcement that students should expect a return to campus this fall, Sacramento County’s move into the red tier of COVID-19 reopening and more.
STATE HORNET PODCAST: The ‘Unforgettable’ year of 2020, basketball recaps

STATE HORNET PODCAST: The ‘Unforgettable’ year of 2020, basketball recaps

March 10, 2021
Podcast staffer Mack Ervin III and editor-in-chief Max Connor introduce The State Hornet’s newest podcast project and recap all the news you might have missed since Monday, including a woman with a nonlethal weapon at Lark Sacramento and a hat trick of basketball recaps.
STATE HORNET PODCAST: Sac State employees speak out, sports recaps

STATE HORNET PODCAST: Sac State employees speak out, sports recaps

March 3, 2021
Editor-in-chief Max Connor and podcast staffer Mack Ervin III discuss Sacramento State employees alleging labor exploitation at a press conference, a recap of a packed week for sports and more:
STATE HORNET PODCAST, WED 2/24: HEERF Grants, ‘CARmencement’

STATE HORNET PODCAST, WED 2/24: HEERF Grants, ‘CARmencement’

February 24, 2021
Mack Ervin III and Max Connor host the Wednesday, 2/24 edition of The State Hornet Podcast, which features another round of HEERF grants, the announcement of “CARmencement” and more. Listen now on our website or on Spotify.
 Each day The State Hornet will recap all the action from the day of sports at Sacramento State. Sunday Sac State baseball dropped the rubber match of their series to Arizona State and women’s tennis fell to UC Davis, remaining winless. Graphic by Max Connor

Swarm Report Feb. 20: Women’s basketball and softball secure close wins, baseball falls short

February 21, 2021
Saturday’s Swamp Report recap of Sac State sports features baseball falling short, a dominant pitching performance in softball and women’s basketball getting their second win of the season.
PODCAST: COVID-19 vaccinations administered, My Sac State outage reported

PODCAST: COVID-19 vaccinations administered, My Sac State outage reported

February 1, 2021
Podcast editor Robbie Pierce and editor-in-chief Max Connor recap the first week of school in the spring 2021 semester’s first episode of The State Hornet Podcast.
Starting Dec. 21, Sac State students living in the dorms will have meals delivered Monday-Friday over the holiday break from five local restaurants thanks to a a $50,000 grant from the city of Sacramento. Photo by Dale Cruse/CC BY 2.0

Sac State dorms upgrade to 5-star food over the break

Mulvaney’s, Canon among the restaurants providing free meals to students
December 28, 2020
After a $50,000 grant was approved by the Justice for Neighbors program administered by the City Attorneys' Office, the roughly 60 students living in the dorms over the break will be delivered meals by some of the best restaurants in Sacramento.
Jordan Thomas Chef JT shows off a seafood jerk pineapple bowl made on his YouTube channel Visionary Eats. (photo courtesy of Jordan Thomas)

MAX’S TABLE: Sac State football player goes from concussion to the kitchen

December 16, 2020
On this episode of Max’s Table, Max talks to Jordan Thomas: a Sac State alumnus, former Hornet football player and current private chef. Hear Chef JT talk about how a concussion cut his football career short but set him on a new path — spreading joy through his cooking.
PODCAST: Updates given on police budget, Black students react to talent show incident

PODCAST: Updates given on police budget, Black students react to talent show incident

December 14, 2020
On the final episode of The State Hornet Podcast for this semester, investigative reporter Michael Pacheco shares details and updates on a story posted about the Sac State Police Department’s budget for this semester and the next, arts and entertainment editor Nijzel Dotson and staff writer Brandon Bailey discuss their story about Black students’ reactions to anti-Black racial slurs sent by ‘Zoombombers’ during UNIQUE’s talent show and more.
Sacramento State students walking on campus by Mendocino Hall in September 2019. The California State University system’s chancellor Joseph Castro reaffirmed that the CSU plans to return to a majority in-person instruction for fall 2021 at the CSU Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday.

[Photo] CSU plans for in-person classes in fall 2021

January 26, 2021

Sacramento State students walking on campus by Mendocino Hall in September 2019. The California State University system’s chancellor Joseph Castro reaffirmed that the CSU plans to return to a majority...

PODCAST: Credit/no credit grading might be too late, ASI official resigns

PODCAST: Credit/no credit grading might be too late, ASI official resigns

December 1, 2020
This week on The State Hornet Podcast: provost says it may be too late for credit/no credit grading, Associated Students, Inc. executive vice president announces resignation and more.
Assistant Coach Bill Baxter, center, tells Milee Enger (1), left, and Jazmin Carrasco (4) where to go for this play during the women’s basketball team practice at The Nest at Sacramento State Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. The teams first game was scheduled for Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 was cancelled because of a possible coronavirus exposure.

Sac State women’s basketball opener canceled due to potential COVID-19 exposure

Team does not currently have any positive cases
November 30, 2020
The team’s scheduled opener Monday against William Jessup University was canceled due to possible exposure to coronavirus, according to a statement posted on the athletic department’s Twitter account.
PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: Political strategist Daraka Larimore-Hall evaluates results of ballot propositions

PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: Political strategist Daraka Larimore-Hall evaluates results of ballot propositions

November 25, 2020
Podcast editor Robbie Pierce and editor-in-chief Max Connor talk with Daraka Larimore-Hall, a vice chair of the state Democratic Party, about why the California ballot propositions resulted the way they did and the electoral history of California on this episode of Spotlight.
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STATE HORNET BUZZED: Best and worst Thanksgiving stories, foods and traditions

November 23, 2020
This week on State Hornet: Buzzed, Garry Singh, Max Connor, Dominic Vitiello and Robbie Pierce discuss their best and worst Thanksgiving foods and stories and the best and worst holiday songs that retail workers are about to listen to on loop.

STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Break Up Hoodies does a full 180

November 19, 2020
In The State Hornet’s debut of Stinger Sounds Sessions, we featured the local band Break Up Hoodies, consisting of Devyn Farrales, Jasmine Rubio and Sac State student Lauren Mateo.
PODCAST: Protestors clash at Capitol, Sac State football player tests positive for COVID-19

PODCAST: Protestors clash at Capitol, Sac State football player tests positive for COVID-19

November 16, 2020
Trump supporters protest at the Capitol in favor of an election recount, recalling Gov. Gavin Newsom and against lockdown, Sac State President Robert Nelsen testifies to the State Assembly about the impact of COVID-19 on campus, a Sac State football player tests positive for COVID-19 and more.
PODCAST: State Hornet reporters document voter activity, post-election coverage coming

PODCAST: State Hornet reporters document voter activity, post-election coverage coming

November 9, 2020
This week on The State Hornet Podcast, podcast editor Robbie Pierce, editor-in-chief Max Connor and broadcast staffer Vince Ybarra discuss what the scene in Sacramento was like on Election Day and what post-election coverage you can expect from us in the coming weeks.
Sweet potato taco, romaine, scallions, spicy roasted persimmon and avocado salsa.

MAX’S TABLE: Produce production during a pandemic

October 30, 2020

Sweet potato taco, romaine, scallions, spicy roasted persimmon and avocado salsa.

PODCAST: Ballot measures explained, columnists talk tech and dating

PODCAST: Ballot measures explained, columnists talk tech and dating

October 26, 2020
This week on The State Hornet Podcast: Sacramento ballot measures, Sac State hires saxophonist Brian Landrus, former Sac State basketball guard Izayah Mauriohooho-Le’afa goes pro in New Zealand and State Hornet columnists talk tech and dating.
MAXS TABLE: The Sandwich Episode

MAX’S TABLE: The Sandwich Episode

October 17, 2020

This week on Max’s Table, Max talks to his sister and fellow sandwich connoisseur Dina Owens, all about sandwiches. Where did they come from, Why are they so delicious, is a hotdog a sandwich and how...

[Video] ‘See you next fall’: No college football for Hornets this season

Sac State opts out of spring 2021 Big Sky Conference play
October 15, 2020
The Hornets have chosen to opt out of the Big Sky Conference spring 2021 football season, meaning they will not play again until fall 2021.
PODCAST: Dolores Huerta speaks to students, students quarantined during first month

PODCAST: Dolores Huerta speaks to students, students quarantined during first month

October 12, 2020

This week on The State Hornet Podcast, podcast editor Robbie Pierce, editor-in-chief Max Connor and managing editor Maddie Beck discuss Dolores Huerta’s virtual lecture, the quarantine of eight students...

The Big Sky Conference told all of its member schools to give athletes the day off Nov. 3 to allow student-athletes the opportunity to vote on Election Day. Photos by Shaun Holkko, Luis Platero and Ian Edwards. Graphic made in Canva.

[Photo] Sac State student-athletes will take the day off to vote this election

October 12, 2020

The Big Sky Conference told all of its member schools to give athletes the day off Nov. 3 to allow student-athletes the opportunity to vote on Election Day. Photos by Shaun Holkko, Luis Platero and Ian...

PODCAST: Anti-racism at Sac State: Fall Convocation hosted, student athletes speak out

PODCAST: Anti-racism at Sac State: Fall Convocation hosted, student athletes speak out

October 5, 2020

This week on The State Hornet Podcast, podcast editor Robbie Pierce, managing editor Maddie Beck and editor-in-chief Max Connor discuss the Fall Convocation anti-racism conference at Sacramento State,...

PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: President Nelsen talks campus reopening, student fees, future commencements

PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: President Nelsen talks campus reopening, student fees, future commencements

September 29, 2020
Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen talks to State Hornet podcast editor Robbie Pierce and editor-in-chief Max Connor about when and how campus might reopen, the reasons student tuition and fees have not been reduced, the future of commencement ceremonies, when sports will return and more.
PODCAST: New CSU chancellor appointed, football team remains ‘hopeful’ to play

PODCAST: New CSU chancellor appointed, football team remains ‘hopeful’ to play

September 28, 2020

On this week’s episode of The State Hornet Podcast, podcast editor Robbie Pierce and editor-in-chief Max Connor discuss the appointment of a new California State University chancellor and a major change...

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MAX’S TABLE: Starting a home vegetable garden

September 24, 2020
This week Max talked with the CapRadio garden coordinator to get tips on starting a home garden in the hot climate of Sacramento.
PODCAST: Trump visits Sacramento, WELL reopening delayed

PODCAST: Trump visits Sacramento, WELL reopening delayed

September 21, 2020

This week on The State Hornet Podcast, Podcast Editor Robbie Pierce, Editor-in-Chief Max Connor and Managing Editor Maddie Beck bring you the latest news including President Trump’s visit to Sacramento...

Steph Curry photo by by Rus.K is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, Steve Martin photo by ellasportfolio is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0, Gordon Ramsay photo by gordonramsaysubmissions is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Graphic made in Canva by Max Connor.

[Photo] REVIEW: MasterClass offers students one-year membership for $1

September 17, 2020

"Steph Curry" photo by by Rus.K is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, "Steve Martin" photo by ellasportfolio is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0, "Gordon Ramsay" photo by gordonramsaysubmissions is licensed under...

MAX’S TABLE: All about In-N-Out Burger

MAX’S TABLE: All about In-N-Out Burger

September 15, 2020
On the first episode of Max’s Table this semester, editor-in-chief Max Connor talks to Sac State alumnus and former State Hornet sports editor Shaun Holkko about In-N-Out Burger.
PODCAST: Spring 2021 confirmed virtual, Sac State employees paid to resign

PODCAST: Spring 2021 confirmed virtual, Sac State employees paid to resign

September 14, 2020

On this week’s episode of The State Hornet Podcast, Podcast Editor Robbie Pierce, Managing Editor Maddie Beck and Editor-in-Chief Max Connor go over major stories since the back-to-school episode uploaded...

PODCAST: How coronavirus will affect the campus this fall

PODCAST: How coronavirus will affect the campus this fall

September 3, 2020

Welcome back! On this State Hornet podcast special, editors Robbie Pierce, Maddie Beck and Max Connor take you through key events over the summer and developments from the past week related to the state...

BROADCAST: Summer news you may have missed

August 31, 2020

The first episode of the State Hornet News broadcast for the fall 2020 semester covers stories from the summer, including Sacramento State students struggling to get out of leases at off-campus apartment...

The Big Sky Conference announced that all fall sports competition will be postponed until spring 2020. The decision officially ends the chances of any sports taking place at Sac State in the fall.

[Photo] Big Sky Conference pushes remaining fall sports to spring 2021

August 13, 2020

The Big Sky Conference announced that all fall sports competition will be postponed until spring 2020. The decision officially ends the chances of any sports taking place at Sac State in the fall.

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MAX’S TABLE S1E2: Home baking with self-taught professional vegan cake baker Ashley Shotwell

May 19, 2020

This week Max delves into the world of home baking with artist and cake decorator Ashley Shotwell. Shotwell specializes in vegan cakes and baked goods, and she reveals the best substitutes for dairy products...

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BROOKE’S UHLENBOPS S1E11: Favorite Songs Finale

May 15, 2020

On the final episode of Brooke’s UhlenBops, Brooke asks another set of editors and staffers what their favorite songs are and why those songs mean so much to them.  RELATED: BROOKE’S UHLENBOPS...

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MAX’S TABLE S1E1: Cooking from home with Chef Patrick Prager

May 10, 2020

In the first episode of the new State Hornet food podcast “Max’s Table,” Max talks to Chef Patrick Prager, the executive chef of the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel in downtown Sacramento. Prager talks about...

B Street Theater and the Crocker Art Museum were both forced to close their doors to the public due to statewide shelter-at-home orders. Both have pivoted to offering live events on Zoom with B Street holding live improv shows and the Crocker having live film and art discussions.

[Photo] Sacramento arts and entertainment businesses adapt to virtual formats

April 28, 2020

B Street Theater and the Crocker Art Museum were both forced to close their doors to the public due to statewide shelter-at-home orders. Both have pivoted to offering live events on Zoom with B Street...

CORONAVIRUS BRIEFS E2: Sac State commencement postponed, campus closures and more

CORONAVIRUS BRIEFS E2: Sac State commencement postponed, campus closures and more

March 17, 2020

The State Hornet is launching a new series of podcast briefs to keep you up-to-date on the latest news and developments concerning the new coronavirus in regard to Sacramento State and the surrounding...

Collage of screenshots via Wildfire.

Sac State students continue to be assigned work despite suspension of classes

Admin clarifies there should be no work due or assigned until Friday
March 16, 2020

Following Sacramento State’s decision to transition classes online, and the university’s announcement that classes would be suspended from Monday until Thursday to ease the transition, questions arose...

Sac State cancels all in-person meetings, events amid coronavirus concerns

Sac State cancels all in-person meetings, events amid coronavirus concerns

Graduation celebrations are also canceled, status of commencement pending
March 11, 2020

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen announced in a SacSend email Wednesday that all campus events and in-person meetings are canceled until the end of the semester in order to prevent the spread of...

File photo. Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen sent out a SacSend email Tuesday saying professors and instructors can elect to shift part or all of their remaining courses to an online format in light of concerns about the new coronavirus.

Sac State professors to choose whether to shift to online classes amid coronavirus concerns

Students express concerns on social media
March 10, 2020

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen sent out a SacSend email Tuesday saying professors and instructors can elect to shift part or all of their remaining courses to an online format in light of concerns...

Sac State senior center Joshua Patton fights for a loose ball with UC Davis junior forward Kennedy Koehler on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Golden 1 Center. The mens basketball team is currently in Boise, Idaho competing in the Big Sky Conference Tournament

Sac State athletic teams will continue to travel on a case-by-case basis amid coronavirus concerns

CSU restricts all international, non-essential travel
March 10, 2020

The California State University system has suspended all international and non-essential domestic travel for all campuses and auxiliary organizations until May 31, according to a memo sent by Executive...

A student reported an attempted robbery at knifepoint while walking across the Main Quad at Sacramento State approximately 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, according to a SacSend email from the Sac State Police Department.

Sac State student reports attempted robbery at knifepoint

February 19, 2020

A student reported an attempted robbery at knifepoint while walking across the Main Quad at Sacramento State at approximately 6 a.m. on Wednesday, according to a SacSend email from the Sac State Police...

MAX’S TABLE: Food is my Valentine

February 14, 2020

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw  I love food. Who doesn’t? So what better way to celebrate love on Valentine’s Day than to celebrate the love of food.  I...

The Sacramento State Athletics building. As the Sac State football team is enjoying their best season in decades, Athletics continues to struggle with an ongoing multimillion-dollar deficit.

Sac State Athletics continues to struggle with multimillion-dollar deficit

Outside consultant’s report originally expected for October not yet released
December 4, 2019

As Sacramento State Athletics carried a deficit of $3.3 million for the 2018-19 fiscal year, the University Budget Advisory Committee (UBAC) is pushing for the department to generate more revenue to offset...

The exterior of the Sac State University Library. The library faced two issues Wednesday, Nov. 20, when a report on the Wildfire app said that a threat was made and a fire alarm caused the building to be evacuated.

Sac State police say library evacuation and Wildfire report of threat unrelated

Smoke alarm tripped by steam being let out of pipes
November 21, 2019

Sacramento State’s University Library saw its share of commotion Wednesday night due to the warning of a threat to the school posted on student social media app Wildfire and an unrelated tripping of...

Members of the Sac State football team walk off the field against Montana Saturday, Oct. 19 at Hornet Stadium. The Hornet Athletics department is the organization in the Big Sky that receives the largest amount of its funding from its schools general fund.

SPORTS PODCAST: What’s going on with Sac State’s Athletic Department budget?

November 21, 2019

Podcast editor Will Coburn and news editor Max Connor go over the unanswered questions about the Sac State Athletics Department budget. Earlier this semester, the University Budgetary Advisory Committee...

A male cyclist suspected of slapping a woman on the rear-end on two separate occasions on campus Saturday. The Sacramento State Police Department released this photo Monday in search of the suspect.

Woman reports being harassed and slapped on campus Saturday evening

October 21, 2019

A woman reported an incident of sexual battery after she was approached by three males on bikes, one of who slapped her rear-end on two separate occasions Saturday night around 6:40 p.m., according to...

Photo illustration. The California State University system is currently looking at a proposal to add an additional year of quantitative reasoning coursework to the “A-G” subject admission requirements for the incoming freshman class of 2026.

[Photo] CSU considering an additional year of STEM classes for admission

October 17, 2019

Photo illustration. The California State University system is currently looking at a proposal to add an additional year of quantitative reasoning coursework to the “A-G” subject admission requirements...

A pin with the Dreamer Resource Center sign. The Dreamer Resource center recently received funding from the CSU that allowed them to hire a third lawyer to offer immigration services.

State funding allows Sac State to expand immigration services

A third lawyer has been added to the DRC
October 8, 2019

For two years the Dreamer Resource Center (DRC) at Sacramento State, in collaboration with non-profit groups and pro-bono lawyers, has been providing legal immigration counseling for students and their...

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Sac State to pilot new form of data collection on students

Degree Analytics says they want to improve retention rates through data
October 7, 2019

Sacramento State will be the pilot California State University to use a new form of data collection on its students.  Degree Analytics operates through students’ devices that are connected to the...

Photo of the Sac State Police Department. The Clery Report showed 30 instances of sexual assault on campus in 2018 compared to four in 2017. University officials have suggested that the increase was due to one individual report.

Sac State officials say Clery Report spike due to single individual

Students say the school should provide more education about the issue
October 4, 2019

The results from Sacramento State’s annual Clery Act Report released on Sept. 20 showed that reported incidents of rape increased from four in 2017 to 30 in 2018 but said in the footnotes that there...

The Ernest E. Tschannen complex took out $18 million from Sac States general reserve fund. The 2019-2020 budget shows a lack of funding for urgent campus needs. Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen spoke about the administration of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine on campus and the university’s budget Thursday at his livestreamed spring address.

Sac State budget shows lack of reserves

New science complex means less money for other departments, Athletics and HR continue to run deficits
September 27, 2019

Sacramento State’s budget for the 2019-2020 year is just under $358 million, nearly $333 million of which was allocated by Gov. Gavin Newsom in July, according to an email from Sac State President Robert...

 Sacramento State junior wide receiver Dewey Cotton (right) and freshman tight end Marshel Martin (left) celebrate after Cotton scored a touchdown against Northern Colorado on  Sept. 14, 2019 at Hornet Stadium. The Hornets beat the Montana Grizzlies 28-21 on Saturday Oct. 16, 2021 at Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

SPORTS PODCAST: Bill would allow student athlete endorsement deals, if Newsom signs

September 17, 2019

In this episode of The State Hornet Sports weekly podcast with sports editor Shaun Holkko, podcast editor Will Coburn and higher education reporter Max Connor talk about the implications of SB 206. For...

Sac State students crowd the walkway near Placer Hall during the fall 2019 semester. The California State University system has suspended all international and non-essential domestic travel for all campuses and auxiliary organizations until May 31.

NEWS PODCAST: Sac State accidently invites 3,500 waitlisted students to Admitted Students Day

September 13, 2019

The third episode of the weekly State Hornet News Podcast covering the 3500 waitlisted students Sac State accidentally invited to Accepted Students Day and discussing the details with higher education...

Sac State junior infielder Steven Moretto swings at a pitch against Stanford University on Sunday, June 3, 2019 at Sunken Diamond. The California Legislature recently approved Senate Bill 206 that would allow college athletes to profit off their likeness and is now awaiting a signature from Gov. Gavin Newsom.

California college athletes could profit from endorsements if Newsom signs bill

NCAA threatens schools like Sac State with repercussions
September 12, 2019

Student-athletes at California universities like Sacramento State may soon be able to make money through endorsement deals and other channels, thanks to a bill passed unanimously by the state Legislature...

Sac State students crowd the walkway near Placer Hall during the fall 2019 semester. The California State University system has suspended all international and non-essential domestic travel for all campuses and auxiliary organizations until May 31.

Sac State accidentally accepts 3,500 waitlisted students

September 12, 2019

Sac State students crowd the walkway near Placer Hall during the fall 2019 semester. The California State University system has suspended all international and non-essential domestic travel for all campuses...

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