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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
Mercy Sosa

Mercy Sosa, Editor-in-Chief

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San Diego native Mercy Sosa returns in spring 2024 as the editor-in-chief at The State Hornet. She joined The Hornet in spring 2020 as a politics beat writer; she later served as news, digital and Spanish language editor. Sosa has freelanced for Sacramento Business Journal, Solving Sacramento and Univision.
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Los estudiantes construyeron casas de campaña, estaciones de refrescos y establecieron bases de primeros auxilios en el campamento pro palestino en el patio de la biblioteca el lunes 29 de abril del 2024. Sac State ahora es uno de los más de 70 campuses con un campamento de protesta

[Photo] Protestas pro-Palestina empieza en Sac State

May 8, 2024

Los estudiantes construyeron casas de campaña, estaciones de refrescos y establecieron bases de primeros auxilios en el campamento pro palestino en el patio de la biblioteca el lunes 29 de abril del 2024....

The pro-Palestine encampment setup of tents and supplies for day two in the free speech zone of the Library Quad Tuesday, April 30, 2024. The encampment is in response to the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

President Luke Wood extends encampment approval on second day of pro-Palestine protests

'The encampment can last as long as it continues to be what it is’
President Luke Wood acknowledges the ongoing encampment at Sacramento State and CSU’s statement that they have no plans to fulfill calls for divestment.

Divest, Defend, Declare: Sac State community comes together at pro-Palestine encampment

Mercy Sosa, Editor-in-Chief
April 30, 2024
Pro-Palestine encampment, a form of protest occurring at universities worldwide, commenced at Sacramento State’s Library Quad on Monday.
A tent being assembled in the middle of the Sacramento State’s Library Quad Monday, April 29, 2024. Protestors were set up with necessities, music and books to keep them occupied.

[Photo] ‘We’re going to be here until the CSU system divests’: Students and organizers comment on Sac State encampment

Analah Wallace, News Editor
April 29, 2024

A tent being assembled in the middle of the Sacramento State’s Library Quad Monday, April 29, 2024. Protestors were set up with necessities, music and books to keep them occupied.

Students built tents, refreshment stations and set up first-aid bases at the pro-Palestine encampment in the Library Quad Monday, April 29, 2024. Sac State is now one of over 70 campuses with an encampment protest.

[Photo] BREAKING: Pro-Palestine encampment begins at Sac State

Chris Woodard, Managing Editor
April 29, 2024

Students built tents, refreshment stations and set up first-aid bases at the pro-Palestine encampment in the Library Quad Monday, April 29, 2024. Sac State is now one of over 70 campuses with an encampment...

Sacramento State’s Police Department Deputy Chief Christina Lofthouse stands outside of the campus police department Wednesday, April 24. Lofthouse held a press conference regarding the assault and robbery of a male student on campus.

Assault of male student on campus believed to be targeted, campus police says

Six unknown assailants still at large
Mercy Sosa
April 24, 2024
Sac State’s Police Department Deputy Chief Christina Lofthouse held a press conference on Wednesday to share details of an assault and robbery of a male student on campus by six unknown suspects.
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[Photo] The State Hornet fee language change

The State Hornet Publication Board
January 30, 2024

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The State Hornet has decided to allow our Latin sources to choose their identifiers. Whether they identify as Latinx, Latino, Hispanic or Chicanx, we will adjust our use of the terms based on their choice. (Graphic created in Canva by Mercy Sosa)

[Photo] EDITORIAL: Latino, Latinx or Hispanic?

The State Hornet has decided to allow our Latin sources to choose their identifiers. Whether they identify as Latinx, Latino, Hispanic or Chicanx, we will adjust our use of the terms based on their choice....

Guy West Bridge, April 2, 2023 at Sacramento State where there were reports of a person with a possible rifle, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023. The Sacramento State Police Department investigated the reports and found that they were unfounded.

BREAKING: Reports of rifle on campus unfounded

Police say they investigated and there was no threat to campus
Peyton Sorosinski and Mercy Sosa
October 12, 2023
Reports of an individual being seen with a rifle on campus were unfounded, according to a community alert email from the Sacramento State Police Department.
The CapRadio downtown facility, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023. Sacramento State President Luke Wood said the university has committed $12 million to aid the organization and expected to spend $5 million more.

Sac State leaders weigh in on recent CapRadio woes

President Wood and ASI president see recent resignations as an opportunity to look forward
Both the president of Sacramento State and the President of Associated Students Inc. weighed in on the recent resignations from the CapRadio Board of Directors.
The crowd cheers with their phones in the air at the Blume Stage at Sol Blume Saturday Aug. 19, 2023. Sol Blume is an annual hip-hop, soul and R&B music festival in Sacramento.

The ‘sol’ shines at Sol Blume as artists bless the stage

Mercy Sosa, Editor in chief
August 25, 2023
Sol Blume 2023 attendees review the annual hip-hop, soul and R&B music festival in Sacramento.
A USA women’s soccer player attempts to block Finland at the Homeless World Cup’s introductory street soccer match at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium July 8. Street Soccer USA brought the HWC to Sacramento from July 8 to July 15.

Get the ball rolling: Soccermento State hosts Homeless World Cup tournament

‘We all share the same language, which is soccer’
Mercy Sosa
July 8, 2023
Sacramento State hosts the first tournament of the Homeless World Cup at Hornet Stadium on Saturday.
Class of 2023 commencements begins in the heart of the Golden 1 Center Friday, May 19, 2023. Cheers filled the arena as the new graduates proceeded down the stage and into the next chapter of their lives.

‘Keep going’: Sac State students graduate at spring 2023 commencement

Mercy Sosa
May 20, 2023
Golden 1 Center held the spring 2023 commencement with graduates walking the stage and receiving their diplomas Friday.
An out of order sign on an emergency blue light tower at Hornet Commons April 29, 2023. This tower is one of seven that are not currently functioning at Hornet Commons, a student living facility at Sacramento State where multiple sexual assaults have taken place. (Photo taken by Emma Hall and graphic created in Canva by Mercy Sosa).

[Photo] Out of order: All blue light emergency towers inoperative at Hornet Commons

Peyton Sorosinski
May 17, 2023

An out of order sign on an emergency blue light tower at Hornet Commons April 29, 2023. This tower is one of seven that are not currently functioning at Hornet Commons, a student living facility at Sacramento...

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The State Hornet Podcast: Amador Hall burglary, Hornet Stadium commencement and Out of the Darkness awareness

Lawrence Charles, Emma Hall, and Mercy Sosa
March 29, 2023
In this episode, hear about how spring commencement could be affected by the Sacramento Kings’ potential playoff run, a burglary at Amador Hall’s psychology department as well as how Peak Adventures promoted the Out of the Darkness Walk along with alcohol safety for students.
Organizaciones y centros en el campus de Sacramento State organizan eventos en celebración de la semana nacional de concientización sobre los trabajadores agrícolas y más. (Gráfico creado en Canva)

Vista Previa: Semana Nacional de Concientización sobre los Trabajadores Agrícolas y más

Mercy Sosa
March 29, 2023
Organizaciones y centros en el campus de Sacramento State organizan eventos en celebración de la semana nacional de concientización sobre los trabajadores agrícolas y más.

[Video] Búsqueda de el nuevo presidente en Sac State, centros para Latinos e Hispanos: EL AVISPÓN DEL ESTADO BROADCAST

Mercy Sosa
February 22, 2023
La sección de español para El Avispon del Estado les presenta el primer broadcast del semestre primavera 2023 que cubre noticias de Sac State y la comunidad Latina e Hispana.
jKaiLord cantando Sin justicia, no hay paz mientras marchaba por Sacramento el viernes 27 de enero de 2023. jKaiLord estuvo entre varios manifestantes que pidieron justicia después de la muerte de Tyre Nichols, quien murió días después de ser golpeado por agentes de policía de Memphis.

‘Estoy harto y cansado de estar harto y cansado’: La comunidad de Sacramento lamentan la muerte de Tyre Nichols

Manifestantes se acercan al Capitolio para protestar contra la brutalidad policial
Un conjunto de residentes de Sacramento llenaron los escalones occidentales del edificio del Capitolio del Estado de California mientras observaban en silencio las imágenes de la cámara corporal recién publicadas de la golpiza y el arresto de Tyre Nichols, nativo de Sacramento de 29 años.
La coordinadora del Centro de Recursos Sac State Dreamer, Kim Gómez, se encuentra en el Centro Serna el 11 de octubre de 2022. En esta vista previa El Avispón del Estado les compila eventos de estos centros durante la segunda semana del semestre primavera 2023 de parte. Gráfico creado por Mercy Sosa en Canva.

Vista Previa: Eventos en la segunda semana del semestre primavera 2023

El centro Serna, centro de recursos para los Dreamers y Consulado General de México ofrecen recursos para estudiantes
Mercy Sosa
February 1, 2023
El centro de recursos para los Dreamers, Serna y Consulado General de México, ofrecen recursos para estudiantes de Sacramento a través de sus eventos. En esta vista previa El Avispón del Estado les compila eventos de estos centros durante la segunda semana del semestre primavera 2023 de parte. 
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[Photo] Mission statement

December 14, 2022

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10-holiday songs that you should know. This list contains songs that we know and some we may not be familiar with as a reflection of what the holidays can mean to different people. Graphic made in Canva by Mercy Sosa.

[Photo] 10 holiday songs to explore the meaning of the season

Raymond Purscell
December 14, 2022

10-holiday songs that you should know. This list contains songs that we know and some we may not be familiar with as a reflection of what the holidays can mean to different people. Graphic made in Canva...

What a wonderful time it is as the holidays are right around the corner. The Ultimate Winter Guide has movies, music, and more to get into the spirit during winter break.

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Ultimate Winter Guide 2022

Jenelle Lum
December 14, 2022

What a wonderful time it is as the holidays are right around the corner. The Ultimate Winter Guide has movies, music, and more to get into the spirit during winter break.

Alexis Jimenez, an anthropology student, addressing the panel of administrators regarding the recent sexual assaults on and near campus in the Redwood Room of the University Union on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. The State Hornet calls on the administration and the Sac State Police Department to increase transparency with the campus community and provide concrete plans for the solutions proposed. Graphic created in Canva by Mercy Sosa. Photo by Alyssa Branum.

[Photo] EDITORIAL: How are you keeping your campus community safe, Sac State? Your students would like to know

Alexis Jimenez, an anthropology student, addressing the panel of administrators regarding the recent sexual assaults on and near campus in the Redwood Room of the University Union on Thursday, Nov. 17,...

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion editor, Hannah Asuncion audits the coverage at The State Hornet midway through the fall semester. Asuncion shares the improvements within each sections and which need more coverage for next time. Graphic created in Canva by Mercy Sosa.

[Photo] LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Fall 2022 midway audit results

Hannah Asuncion, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Editor
December 1, 2022

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion editor, Hannah Asuncion audits the coverage at The State Hornet midway through the fall semester. Asuncion shares the improvements within each sections and which need more...

Sac State freshman running back Cameron Skattebo (32) celebrates his first-quarter touchdown run against UC Davis on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at UC Davis Health Stadium. The Sacramento State Hornets return home to Hornet Stadium Saturday to host the annual Causeway Classic matchup against the UC Davis Aggies.

[Photo] PREVIEW: Sac State football readies for historic 68th Causeway Classic

Jack Freeman, Football Beat Writer
November 17, 2022

Sac State freshman running back Cameron Skattebo (32) celebrates his first-quarter touchdown run against UC Davis on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at UC Davis Health Stadium. The Sacramento State Hornets return...

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Results: Movie of the Year 2022

November 15, 2022

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Edificio 1 en el centro de vivienda estudiantil The Crossings el domingo 30 de octubre de 2022. El tiroteo tuvo lugar alrededor de las 2:15 a. m. en el cuarto piso después de que comenzó una pelea durante una fiesta de Halloween. (Gráfico creado en Canva).

[Photo] NOTICIA DE ÚLTIMA HORA: Oficiales responden a reportes de un tiroteo en residencia de estudiantes

Edificio 1 en el centro de vivienda estudiantil The Crossings el domingo 30 de octubre de 2022. El tiroteo tuvo lugar alrededor de las 2:15 a. m. en el cuarto piso después de que comenzó una pelea durante...

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[Photo] Diary of a Bookworm: Physical vs digital books and their pros and cons

April 13, 2023

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Buzzin' Dozen — Edition 7

September 28, 2023

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Not Just A Fad Episode 2

Comparing Gossip Girl and its reboot’s fashion choices
Hannah Asuncion, Mercy Sosa, and James Fife
October 31, 2022
Listen to the second episode of Not Just A Fad, hosted by Hannah Asuncion with guest Mercy Sosa and learn what they think about the character’s styles in “Gossip Girl!”
Building 1 at The Crossings student living facility on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. The shooting took place around 2:15 a.m. on the fourth floor after a fight started during a Halloween party. (Photo taken by Jacob Peterson. Graphic created in Canva.)

[Photo] BREAKING: Officers respond to reports of shooting at student living facility

October 30, 2022

Building 1 at The Crossings student living facility on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. The shooting took place around 2:15 a.m. on the fourth floor after a fight started during a Halloween party. (Photo taken by...

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Not Just A Fad: Comparing Gossip Girl and its reboot’s fashion choices

Listen to the second episode of Not Just A Fad, hosted by Hannah Asuncion with guest Mercy Sosa and learn what they think about the character’s styles in 2007’s Gossip Girl and its 2021 reboot!
This song list captures the fall mood. It features emotional and danceable tracks that are perfect for an autumn drive.(Graphic created in Canva)

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The ultimate songs for fall

Raymond Purscell
October 20, 2022

This song list captures the fall mood. It features emotional and danceable tracks that are perfect for an autumn drive.(Graphic created in Canva)

Antisemitic incidents occurred on and in the vicinity of campus since 2017, as shown in this timeline created by The State Hornet on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2022. The State Hornet reporters uncovered another piece of anti-Semitic antisemitic vandalism on a tunnel ceiling at Sac State’s Arboretum Sept. 29, 2022. (Photo of graffiti taken by Dominique Williams. Graphic created in Canva)

[Photo] TIMELINE: The history of recent antisemitism at Sac State

Chris Woodard
October 19, 2022

Sacramento State’s Mendocino Hall caters to students graduating with degrees in communications, journalism, anthropology, humanities and philosophy, as visualized in the image above taken April 2, 2022....

Fernando Rodriguez, 38, with his daughter Cecilia Rodriguez, 2, drops in his vote via a ballot box at Modoc Hall at Sacramento State Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The State Hornet compiled the propositions presented in the 2022 ballot. Photo in background taken by Rahul Lal. Graphic created in Canva.

[Photo] INFOGRAPHIC: Understanding the propositions in the 2022 ballot

Alyssa Branum
October 13, 2022

Fernando Rodriguez, 38, with his daughter Cecilia Rodriguez, 2, drops in his vote via a ballot box at Modoc Hall at Sacramento State Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The State Hornet compiled the propositions presented...

Looking for some treats to make this Halloween awesome? Take a look at this film countdown.
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[Photo] 18 Days Until Halloween: the hidden gem countdown

October 13, 2022

Looking for some treats to make this Halloween awesome? Take a look at this film countdown. (Graphic created in Canva)

(Top left) Ezra Cabrera joined Associated Students Inc. as director of graduate studies and was the first openly transgender ASI board member in eight years on Oct. 13, 2021. (Photo of Ezra Cabrera taken by Ayaana Williams. Photo in the background taken by Max Connor. Graphic created in Canva by Mercy Sosa). (Bottom left) Rosie Quinzel, a computer science major, poses in the Pride Center at the University Union at Sac State on Feb. 11, 2020. (Photo taken by Kayleen Carter). (Top right) Tranh Pham, the Pride Center coordinator poses in front of the Pride Center entrance on Feb. 25, 2022. (Photo taken by Hannah Asuncion). (Bottom right) Rosalba Gomez-Bautista, second year political science major and ethnic studies minor poses in front of the mural on the Studio Theater on April 12, 2022. (Photo taken by Hannah Asuncion). Graphic created in Canva.

LGBTQ+ History Month 2022

Mercy Sosa
October 5, 2022
The State Hornet has compiled previous coverage of the LGBTQ+ community aiming to contribute to the educational efforts put forth by the establishment of LGBTQ+ history month.
William “Skip” Bishop returns to Sacramento State as the director of the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) and Title IX coordinator after leaving the university in Oct. 2021. Bishop was one of four Black administrators to leave Sac State in 2021 while the university was forming its anti-racism plan. Graphic created in Canva. Photo of Bishop courtesy of Sac State.

[Photo] ‘[Don’t] walk away’: Former administrator’s return to Sac State receives mixed emotions

Jacob Peterson and Celene Talavera
September 29, 2022

William “Skip” Bishop returns to Sacramento State as the director of the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) and Title IX coordinator after leaving the university in Oct. 2021. Bishop was one of four...

Banda Rorros De La Perrona de Sacramento performed at Sacramento State’s “El Grito” event. UNiQUE and Gamma Zeta Alpha Inc. hosted the concert in honor of Mexican Independence for Sac State’s Hispanic community. Photo taken by Alyssa Branum. Graphic created by Mercy Sosa in Canva.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

Mercy Sosa
September 22, 2022
The State Hornet returns with its Hispanic Heritage Month page to commemorate the Hispanic community at Sacramento State and its Hispanic staffers’ work.
California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro addresses student reporters in a virtual press conference Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Castro announced his resignation as CSU Chancellor after just 13 months following a report that revealed he mishandled sexual harrassment claims against a Fresno State employee during his time as president of the university.

[Photo] BREAKING: CSU Chancellor resigns following mishandling of sexual harassment complaints

Jordan Parker, Kamelia Varasteh, and Dylan McNeill
February 17, 2022

California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro addresses student reporters in a virtual press conference Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Castro announced his resignation as CSU Chancellor after just 13 months...

State Hornet Spotlight: Dr. Alma Flores talks about the importance of HSI funding and hiring more Latinx faculty.

Mercy Sosa, James Fife, and Mack Ervin III
February 9, 2022

On this episode of State Hornet Spotlight: Digital Editor Mercy Sosa talks to Dr. Alma Flores, an assistant professor of Education at Sacramento State, about the funding Sac State receives for being...

Dr. Alma Flores breaks down teaching as a Latinx professor, campus’ HSI funding: STATE HORNET SPOTLIGHT

Dr. Alma Flores breaks down teaching as a Latinx professor, campus’ HSI funding: STATE HORNET SPOTLIGHT

Mercy Sosa
February 8, 2022
Former digital editor Mercy Sosa sat down with Dr. Alma Flores, an assistant professor of Education at Sacramento State, about the funding Sac State receives for being a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), the lack of Hispanic representation in the faculty as a whole and what it’s like teaching and working at Sac State.

Resumen del Semestre Otoño 2021: EL AVISPÓN DEL ESTADO BROADCAST

Mercy Sosa, Erick Amaya, and Erick Salgado
December 20, 2021

En esta edición de El Avispón del Estado, el reportero general de la Diversidad, Equidad y Identidad Erick Amaya y la editora digital Mercy Sosa dan un resumen sobre todas las noticias y cobertura del...

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen addresses students in the crowd of California Faculty Association protestors at the University Union on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. Nelsen said he could not get involved in the bargaining of CFA’s contracts. Photo of Nelsen taken by John Cabales. Graphic created in Canva.

[Photo] EDITORIAL: President Nelsen, we don’t accept your apology — you should resign

State Hornet Editorial Board
December 10, 2021

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen addresses students in the crowd of California Faculty Association protestors at the University Union on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. Nelsen said he could not get involved...

Enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and president of Sac State’s Ensuring Native Indians Traditions Club, Amanda Croteau, as well as members of the Native community at Sacramento State and Sacramento, discuss how they feel about land acknowledgments and the Native lands that Sac State occupies. Sac State is located on Miwok, Maidu and Nisenan land. Photo of Croteau taken by Chrissy Martinez. Graphic created in Canva by Mercy Sosa.

[Photo] Looking beyond land acknowledgements: Sac State’s history sitting on Native land

Chrissy Martinez and Odin Rasco
December 2, 2021

Enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and president of Sac State’s Ensuring Native Indians Traditions Club, Amanda Croteau, as well as members of the Native community at Sacramento State and Sacramento,...

Debating our cultures’ superstitions and beliefs: SIN FILTRO

On the very first videocast of Sin Filtro, The State Hornet’s first Latin-based podcast, features managing editor Magaly Muñoz, digital editor Mercy Sosa and Spanish editor Erick Salgado. They discuss...

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Album of the Year 2021

Magaly Muñoz and Kaylin Flatland
November 19, 2021

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The State Hornet has compiled previous coverage on this page relating to the Native community in celebration of this month. Turtle Island (center element) is a Native term that refers to the American continent and various oral histories of a turtle that holds the world on his back, according to The Canadian Encyclopedia. The medicine wheel (background element) embodies four directions that are utilized in Native tribes for health and healing, according to the National Library of Medicine. Graphic created in Canva.

Native American Heritage Month 2021

Mercy Sosa
November 17, 2021
The State Hornet has compiled previous coverage on this page relating to the Native American community in celebration of this month.
El foro del Jefe de Policía de Sac State Chet Madison Jr. y más: El Avispón Del Estado

El foro del Jefe de Policía de Sac State Chet Madison Jr. y más: El Avispón Del Estado

Mercy Sosa and Erick Salgado
November 17, 2021

Este es el tercer episodio de “El Avispón del Estado” con la editora digital Mercy Sosa y el editor de cobertura en Español Erick Salgado.   Los resúmenes incluyen el foro del Jefe de Policía...

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Religion, beliefs and superstitions growing up in Latino communities: SIN FILTRO

Mercy Sosa, Magaly Muñoz, and Erick Salgado
November 10, 2021

On this week’s episode of “Sin Filtro,” editors Mercy Sosa, Magaly Muñoz and Erick Salgado talk about their views on religion, beliefs and superstitions they grew up with in Latino communities.  Now...

Mary Lee Vance, Sacramento State’s current director of Services for Students with Disabilities, will now work as interim director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, President Robert Nelsen announced Wednesday. Vance will work in the position as the search for a permanent director continues. Photo of Vance courtesy of Vance. Photo in background by Shaun Holkko. Graphic made in Canva by Mercy Sosa.

[Photo] New interim director of Sac State’s Office of Equal Opportunity announced

Kris Hall
November 5, 2021

Mary Lee Vance, Sacramento State’s current director of Services for Students with Disabilities, will now work as interim director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, President Robert Nelsen announced...

Music, candy and movies: All you need for Halloween 2021

Music, candy and movies: All you need for Halloween 2021

Mercy Sosa
October 28, 2021
The State Hornet has compiled its best spooky content for this Halloween season.

STATE HORNET BUZZED: Astrology Signs

On this episode of Buzzed: Editor-in-Chief Jordan Parker, managing editor Magaly Muñoz, digital editor Mercy Sosa, audience engagement editor Kaylin Flatland and news editor Camryn Dadey discuss and debate...

The University Union’s Gallery at Sac State will display the “Organic Flux” exhibit from Oct. 25 to Nov. 4. Acrylic painting “Summer Break” by Genesis “The Mayor” Torres will be displayed in the exhibit. Image of the painting “Summer Break” courtesy of Torres. Graphic created in Canva.

[Photo] Sac State’s IMPACT Club hosts multimedia ‘Organic Flux’ exhibit

Zachary Cimaglio
October 27, 2021

“Acid Wash” by IMPACT Club President Ember de Boer (left and right) and “A wall hanging sculpture made of glass, resin, wood, gold leaf, and metal,” as described by de Boer (center). The work will...

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The impact of music in our festivities and culture: SIN FILTRO

Mercy Sosa, Magaly Muñoz, and Erick Salgado
October 27, 2021

In the second episode of “Sin Filtro,” editors Mercy Sosa, Magaly Muñoz and Erick Salgado discuss the music they grew up listening to and how it has had an impact on their culture and festivities.  The...

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Astrology signs — a fun way to connect with friends or completely pointless?: STATE HORNET BUZZED

Buzzed, The State Hornet’s variety show, returns for a third semester, and allows rotating panelists the opportunity to debate and discuss any topic, from food, to Marvel to Halloween stories. It's time...

Ezra Cabrera joined Associated Students Inc. as director of graduate studies and is the first openly transgender ASI board member in eight years. Photo of Ezra Cabrera taken by Ayaana Williams. Photo in the background taken by Max Connor. Graphic created in Canva by Mercy Sosa.

[Photo] First openly transgender ASI board member in eight years strives for change

Shelby Tolly
October 13, 2021

Ezra Cabrera joined Associated Students Inc. as director of graduate studies and is the first openly transgender ASI board member in eight years. Photo of Ezra Cabrera taken by Ayaana Williams. Photo in...

A Facebook video posted May 1, 2020 went viral, showing Sacramento State professor Tim Ford and his wife Crystal Ford arguing with their neighbors. The State Hornet has compiled a timeline of instances of racism at Sac State. Graphic created in Canva.

[Photo] TIMELINE: A look at the recent history of racism at Sac State

Camryn Dadey
October 7, 2021

Screenshot taken from Facebook video. Graphic created in Canva.

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Introducing ourselves and the significance of our culture’s food: Sin Filtro

Erick Salgado, Mercy Sosa, and Magaly Muñoz
October 6, 2021

In the first episode of “Sin Filtro,” editors Erick Salgado, Mercy Sosa and Magaly Muñoz introduce themselves and from which Latin country their family heritage originates.  The trio shares how...

Sacramento State education assistant professor Alma Flores stands by the Serna Fountain on Sept. 7, 2021. Flores said she had romanticized the CSU because demographically their students were diverse and thought the faculty would be somewhat diverse, but it was “very white.”

Sac State’s Latino community speaks on disproportionate ratios between faculty and students

Mercy Sosa
October 5, 2021
Despite Sac State’s Hispanic Serving Institution status designated by the U.S. Department of Education due to the university’s 25% of undergraduate full-time Hispanic students, the Latino community at the university calls for representation amongst faculty.
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Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Mercy Sosa
September 30, 2021

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Sac State niega a 4,306 estudiantes acceso al campus: EL AVISPÓN DEL ESTADO

Sac State niega a 4,306 estudiantes acceso al campus: EL AVISPÓN DEL ESTADO

Erick Salgado and Mercy Sosa
September 22, 2021

Este es el primer episodio del podcast “El Avispon del Estado”  con el editor de cobertura en Español Erick Salgado y la editora digital Mercy Sosa. Los resúmenes incluyen como el departamento...

California faces a gubernatorial recall election that decides the fate of Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Photo of Gavin Newsom (left) by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 and photo of Larry Elder (right) by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Graphic created in Canva by Mercy Sosa.

The State Hornet Voter Guide 2021: California Recall Edition

Mercy Sosa
September 14, 2021
As a publication located in the capital of California, The State Hornet has a responsibility to compile resources to best inform its readers on the recall election on Tuesday that also decides the fate of millions. Check out all of our coverage here:
San Francisco State University student Toshiar Green addresses a crowd at a Black Lives Matter rally at the California State Capitol steps in Sacramento, California on Friday, March 23, 2018. Sac State students reveal how police brutality and the massive media coverage reporting it has impacted and affected their mental health. Photo in background taken by Emily Rabasto. Graphic created in Canva.

[Photo] Black Sac State community, therapist discuss psychological impacts of police brutality

San Francisco State University student Toshiar Green addresses a crowd at a Black Lives Matter rally at the California State Capitol steps in Sacramento, California on Friday, March 23, 2018. Sac State...

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