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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Micah Yip

Micah Yip, News Staffer


Micah Yip is a DEI staffer for The State Hornet. He is a political science/journalism major and is working towards a career in political journalism. Micah is passionate about advocating for positive change through his work and is driven by his firm belief in journalism’s power to uncover truth, expose injustices and shed light on issues that demand attention. Micah has previously written for pop culture news websites CBR and Goalcast.

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Estudiantes frente al Amador Hall protestan por los derechos trans y en contra del evento de Turning Point USA con la ex nadadora universitaria Paula Scanlan el martes 2 de abril de 2024. Varios grupos de estudiantes asistieron a la protesta, como Estudiantes para Educación de Calidad (SQE), Lavender Alliance y Estudiantes Aliados por la Justicia en Sac State.

Defensores de los derechos trans en Sac State protestan en oposición al orador de Turning Point USA

Varias organizaciones estudiantiles se manifestaron durante horas contra el orador , alegando transfobia.
Arely Duran and Micah Yip
May 10, 2024
El capítulo de Turning Point USA en Sac State llama la atención con un evento de oradores invitados del club, causando una protesta liderada por los estudiantes.
Protesters hold up signs at the Students for Justice in Palestine press conference Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Sac State is now the first CSU campus to announce divestment.

Multiple California Faculty Association members resign over union’s ceasefire resolution

Resigning members say Jewish students and faculty are not supported
Micah Yip, Staffer
May 8, 2024
After the California Faculty Association voted on a pro-Palestine resolution, several members — including some Sac State faculty — penned an email expressing disappointment and announcing their resignations.
One of the many signs decorating the pro-Palestine encampment site in the Library Quad Tuesday, April 30, 2024. Signs at the protest said phrases such as “Bread not Bombs” and “Resistance is justified when people are occupied.”

Pro-Palestine encampment draws support from students and community members at Sac State

The community largely embraced the encampment during its first day
Micah Yip, Staffer
May 1, 2024
Sacramento State students protest in support of Palestine, setting up an encampment in the middle of campus and garnering several reactions from students and locals alike.
Students gathered at the ASI Election results party in the Terrace Suite of The WELL Thursday, April 11, 2024. Student government leaders for the 2024-2025 academic year were chosen through the election, which saw a 13% voter turnout rate.

Sac State’s ASI elections unveil student apathy and representation concerns

Low voter turnout reflects student disengagement and frustration
Micah Yip, Staffer
April 23, 2024
Sacramento State’s ASI elections for the 2024-2025 academic year are in, and Students weigh in with their thoughts.
Humanities and child development librarian Ántonia Peigahi at Sac State stands by the User Services desk at the University Library Tuesday, March 26, 2024. Though Peigahi’s office is located in the library, she spends most of her time interacting with colleagues and students while on campus.

Beyond the books: A Sac State librarian’s significant impact on campus

Antonia Peigahi’s perspective on education, social justice and intersectionality
Micah Yip, Staffer
April 16, 2024
Sac State’s faculty leader Ántonia Peigahi, shares her story of accepting her racial and gender identity, her pursuit of higher education and social justice work on campus.
Students protest for trans rights in front of Amador Hall against Turning Point USA’s event featuring former collegiate swimmer Paula Scanlan Tuesday, April 2, 2024. Various student groups attended the protest such as Allied Students for Justice, Lavender Alliance and Students for Quality Education at Sac State.

Sac State trans rights advocates protest in opposition to Turning Point USA speaker

Several student organizations demonstrated for hours against the speaker, citing transphobia
Micah Yip, staffer
April 3, 2024
Sac State’s Turning Point USA chapter turns heads with club guest speaker event, leading to a student-led protest.
An official voter information guide at Sac State’s Vote Center for the Tuesday, March 5, 2024, primary election. While SB 1166 is not on this ballot, it is expected to be discussed in a policy meeting this month.

‘Making our college campuses safer is a top priority’: New bill aims to strengthen Title IX in California colleges

Senator Dodd’s SB 1166 expands on previous Title IX reforms
Micah Yip, Staffer
March 11, 2024
California State Senator Bill Dodd introduced SB 1166, which would strengthen Title IX protocols and improve transparency, consistency and accountability in investigations in UC, CSU and community college campuses.
 Signage notating the entrance, language assistance and hours of the vote center located in the Willow Suite, Room 1 in Modoc Hall Monday, March 4, 2024. The Vote Center is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to assist students with all their voting needs during Super Tuesday.

Sac State hosts on-campus vote center for the 2024 primary election

Same-day registration, in-person voting and ballot drop-offs available
Micah Yip and Jenn Galinato
March 5, 2024
Sac State’s on-campus voting center is open to students and Sacramento County voters for the 2024 presidential primary election on March 5.
A graduate salutes to family in a crowded Golden 1 Center during their commencement for Sac State, May 23, 2023. A goal of the Black Student Success Task Force is to offer numerous resources to increase the amount of Black students earning a degree.

Sac State launches Black Success Initiative and Black Honors College

The university enrolls the highest number of Black students throughout the CSU system
Mia Huss, Micah Yip, and Sharmarke Holif
February 29, 2024
Sac State’s new Black Success Initiative and Black Honors College will work to improve Black students’ experience in and out of the classroom.
Students for Justice in Palestine and Arab Student Union’s inaugural banquet showcased flags throughout the evening in the Union Ballroom Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. One of the flags is the Palestinian flag in black, white and green stripes with a red triangle, which has been displayed by people around the world for over 120 days, as a protest against what is happening to the people of Gaza.

Sac State hosts first SJP and ASU banquet

Unity and resistance was on full display at Saturday’s banquet
Micah Yip and Jocelyn Hill
February 13, 2024
Sacramento State’s Students for Justice in Palestine and Arab Student Union joined together for their first annual banquet last Saturday.
In Asian culture, Lunar New Year marks a time for renewal and abundance. It is a time when communities spend the next two weeks ringing in the new year through festivals, food and communal gatherings. (Graphic created in Canva by Micah Yip)

Ring in the Lunar New Year with these can’t-miss events

Step into the Year of the Dragon by engaging in time-honored or modern traditions
Micah Yip, staffer
February 9, 2024
Lunar New Year 2024 is just around the corner. Here are several Sacramento events to celebrate the Year of the Dragon.
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