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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
Patrick Posuniak

Patrick Posuniak, visuals editor

Patrick Posuniak is the visuals editor for The State Hornet. Majoring in anthropology with a focus in culture, language and society, Patrick strives to tell meaningful and culturally-accurate stories through his images. He extensively covered the 2020 U.S. Presidential election last fall.
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To accommodate the HyFlex modality, there were several different technology solutions added to Sacramento State’s classrooms, according to Jenae Cohn, Director of Academic Technology at Sac State’s Information Resources and Technology (IRT) division.The State Hornet created a graphic to demonstrate what the HyFlex model could look like in a classroom.

[Photo] FAQ: HyFlex and HerkyFlex, what’s the difference?

May 18, 2021

To accommodate the HyFlex modality, there were several different technology solutions added to Sacramento State’s classrooms, according to Jenae Cohn, Director of Academic Technology at Sac State’s...

The State Hornet talked to internship coordinators, professors and other faculty from several departments who are very aware of the difficulty of finding jobs, especially during the times we are living through. Graphic made in Canva.

Graduating during a pandemic…what now?

A guide to networking and finding a job from Sac State faculty
May 18, 2021
We talked to internship coordinators, professors and other faculty from several departments about the next steps graduates should take to find jobs and build their network.

[Video] Job advice for graduates from the Sac State nursing department

May 18, 2021
Associate professor Bridget Parsh shares some useful tips to help nursing graduates land their first job post-graduation.
Marisa Rodgers poses in her home Friday, April 30, 2021. Rodgers says ‘60s and ‘70s fashion is on-trend this spring with wide-leg pants, retro floral prints and platform shoes to pull the look together.

[Photo] 5 trends Sac State fashion students are wearing this spring

May 7, 2021

Marisa Rodgers poses in her home Friday, April 30, 2021. Rodgers says ‘60s and ‘70s fashion is on-trend this spring with wide-leg pants, retro floral prints and platform shoes to pull the look together....

Sacramento State is searching for the next chief of police after current chief Mark Iwasa announced his retirement. Vice President for Administration Jonathan Bowman said the search committee hopes to make a decision by the end of the spring semester or at the end of this coming summer.

[Photo] Sac State’s police chief search continues amid criticism of recruiting firm

May 5, 2021

Sacramento State is searching for the next chief of police after current chief Mark Iwasa announced his retirement. Vice President for Administration Jonathan Bowman said the search committee hopes to...

Illustration concept by Colin Madigan.

[Photo] Sac State students share how music fuels their gains at The WELL

April 23, 2021

Illustration concept by Colin Madigan.

Sac State forward Titus Washington races past UC Davis’ defense in an attempt to score a goal in the second period on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Sacramento State. The Hornets went on to defeat the Aggies 2-1 at the second game of the spring exhibition.

PHOTOS: Sac State men’s soccer beats UC Davis 2-1 in exhibition game

April 11, 2021
In a nail-biter match against the UC Davis Aggies, Sac State men’s soccer clinched the victory in its second exhibition game, winning 2-1.
The University Union at Sacramento State Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2021. During regular in-person instruction, students may find the CARES office on the first floor of the University Union in room 1260.

[Photo] Isolation and grief: Sac State students cope with declining mental health during pandemic

April 5, 2021

The University Union at Sacramento State Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2021. During regular in-person instruction, students may find the CARES office on the first floor of the University Union in room 1260.

Sacramento State could hold classes with at least 50% capacity in the fall 2021 semester Provost Steve Perez said in the faculty senate meeting Thursday, March 18, 2021. The Provost cited the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease director Anthony Fauci behind the reason Sac State could have a higher capacity in its classes come August. Background photo by Rahul Lal. Graphic created in Canva.

[Photo] Sac State students should expect to return to campus in fall 2021, provost says

March 15, 2021

Sacramento State could hold classes with at least 50% capacity in the fall 2021 semester Provost Steve Perez said in the faculty senate meeting Thursday, March 18, 2021. The Provost cited the National...

Sacramento State students will be able to change their grade basis starting April 5 according to a SacSend email from University Registrar Danielle Ambrose on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Graphic made in Photoshop.

[Photo] President Nelsen announces ABC/no credit option for spring 2021

March 11, 2021

Sacramento State students will be able to change their grade basis starting April 5 according to a SacSend email from University Registrar Danielle Ambrose on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Graphic made in...

TikTok celebrity and Sacramento photographer David Suh poses at his studio Feb. 16, 2021 with one of the many dresses used in his TikTok videos. David tries to challenge preconceived notions of femininity and masculinity in his videos by dressing up and re-enacting the experiences he has with clients.

[Photo] Q&A: Meet the Sacramento photographer who is now a TikTok sensation

March 7, 2021

TikTok celebrity and Sacramento photographer David Suh poses at his studio Feb. 16, 2021 with one of the many dresses used in his TikTok videos. David tries to challenge preconceived notions of femininity...

[Video] The Pop Up Shop At Arden provides opportunity for Sacramento’s Black entrepreneurs

March 5, 2021
The Black-owned outlet The Pop Up Shop at Arden Fair mall provides an opportunity for black entrepreneurs to showcase their brands.
A photo illustration depicts a 504 gateway error message that displayed for students and faculty trying to access Canvas, Sac State’s cloud based instruction and content management system on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Canvas crashed when too many people were trying to access the website at once according to Mark Hendricks, interim vice president & chief information officer for Sac State Information Resources & Technology.  Graphic created in Canva.

[Photo] Sac State Canvas goes down due to too many people accessing at once

March 3, 2021

A photo illustration depicts a 504 gateway error message that displayed for students and faculty trying to access Canvas, Sac State’s cloud based instruction and content management system on Wednesday,...

Each day The State Hornet will recap all the action from the day of sports at Sacramento State.

[Photo] Swarm Report Feb. 25: Both basketball programs suffer losses to Weber State

February 26, 2021

Each day The State Hornet will recap all the action from the day of sports at Sacramento State.

President and co-founder of MealMe Matthew Bouchner works on a computer at his family’s home on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Designed alongside co-founder Will Said as a streamlined food photography app last March, MealMe found its niche as a price comparison tool between food delivery services such as Postmates, GrubHub and Doordash. (Taken via Zoom)

[Photo] Hungry Sac State students can save money and time with MealMe

February 23, 2021

President and co-founder of MealMe Matthew Bouchner works on a computer at his family’s home on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Designed alongside co-founder Will Said as a streamlined food photography app last...

[Video] Black excellence at Florin Square: the African Market Place showcasing culture

Vendors work to recycle money in the Black community
February 22, 2021

The sound of drums playing in the distance, the smell of food in the air and the voices of the vendors mingling with customers, the African Market Place continues to bring the community together during...

This year, Sacramento and the wourld is celebrating Valentine’s Day a little bit differently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From live outdoor music to antique marketplaces and online couples painting lessons, there’s no shortage of romantic escapades this weekend.

[Photo] Valentine’s Day events to attend this weekend virtually or in-person

February 12, 2021

This year, Sacramento and the wourld is celebrating Valentine’s Day a little bit differently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From live outdoor music to antique marketplaces and online couples painting...

Opinion writer Shelby Tolly said writing about video games helped her gain confidence and to find her place in life before her diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder at age 21.

[Photo] TESTIMONIAL: How journalism helped me find my voice

February 4, 2021

Opinion writer Shelby Tolly said writing about video games helped her gain confidence and to find her place in life before her diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder at age 21.

The Pan-African flag is made up of red, black and green stripes; the Black Power movement is symbolized by a fist. Several virtual events will be held in February to celebrate Black History Month.

[Photo] Black History Month: 7 virtual, socially-distanced events in Sacramento

February 5, 2021

The Pan-African flag is made up of red, black and green stripes; the Black Power movement is symbolized by a fist. Several virtual events will be held in February to celebrate Black History Month.

Sac State baseball catches the TikTok bug

TikTok has become a branding tool and pastime for many during the COVID pandemic
February 2, 2021

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, TikTok has gone from hype train to lifeline for online outreach. From dance videos to pranks and skits, the social media app has given users a chance to potentially...

Sacramento State endured an outage for anyone who attempted a new connection to My Sac State accounts due to a configuration mistake by the university’s cloud service provider Wednesday, according to Interim Vice President and Chief Information Officer Mark Hendricks. Graphic made in Canva.

[Photo] 90-minute ‘My Sac State’ outage not a result of the wind or weather

January 28, 2021

Sacramento State endured an outage for anyone who attempted a new connection to My Sac State accounts due to a configuration mistake by the university’s cloud service provider Wednesday, according to...

2020: Year in Photos

2020: Year in Photos

December 31, 2020
With 2021 on the horizon, we’ve compiled some of our most impactful images to tell the story of 2020.
Left to Right: The Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition have officially begun the next generation of gaming. With lighting fast loading times, ray tracing, 120 frames per second, and near silent fan speeds across all systems, these consoles are aimed at removing as many barriers from the gamer to the game.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X/S: Which next-gen console is right for you?

A pandemic-conscious guide to gaming this holiday season
December 24, 2020
This past November, PlayStation and Xbox released their newest flagship consoles, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X. See which console might be best for you this winter.
Derrick Florence, Assistant Coach for Sac State Womens Basketball, sits behind pensively after a 74 - 61 loss to Nevada Wolfpack. Despite being two players down by the second quarter, the team maintained an unrelenting effort during the December 12th game.

[Photo] Sac State women’s basketball team loses home opener against Nevada

December 12, 2020

Derrick Florence, Assistant Coach for Sac State Women's Basketball, sits behind pensively after a 74 - 61 loss to Nevada Wolfpack. Despite being two players down by the second quarter, the team maintained...

Students exit The WELL at Sacramento State on April 17, 2020. After temporarily closing due to COVID-19 in March 2020, the vision center, located in the WELL, was permanently closed December 2020.

[Photo] Sac State reaches record number of positive COVID-19 cases

November 16, 2020

Students exit The WELL at Sacramento State on April 17, 2020. After temporarily closing due to COVID-19 in March 2020, the vision center, located in the WELL, was permanently closed December 2020.

California Highway Patrol officers situated with riot gear and equipped with batons line up near 9th Street and the Capitol Mall in front of groups counter-protesters opposing Trump supporters on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Tensions escalated after counter-protesters and protesters dressed as Proud Boys members clashed on the lawn of the California State Transportation Agency Building.

[Photo] Pro-Trump protesters and counter-protesters clash outside Capitol

November 14, 2020

California Highway Patrol officers situated with riot gear and equipped with batons line up near 9th Street and the Capitol Mall in front of groups counter-protesters opposing Trump supporters on Saturday,...

Hornet Stadium on Oct. 6, 2020. A Sacramento State football player has tested for COVID-19 causing him and 13 other players to be placed in quarantine. Assistant Athletic Director Brian Berger said the players are no longer in quarantine.

[Photo] Sac State football player tests positive for COVID-19

November 13, 2020

Hornet Stadium on Oct. 6, 2020. A Sacramento State football player has tested for COVID-19 causing him and 13 other players to be placed in quarantine. Assistant Athletic Director Brian Berger said the...

Sac State track and field assistant coach Kimberly Graham-Miller poses at the Hornet Stadium Monday, Oct. 26. Graham-Miller discussed the importance of female empowerment and support in athletics.

[Photo] Women at Sac State speak out on gender inequalities within athletics

November 16, 2020

Sac State track and field assistant coach Kimberly Graham-Miller poses at the Hornet Stadium Monday, Oct. 26. Graham-Miller discussed the importance of female empowerment and support in athletics.

MULTIMEDIA: Scenes from early voting and Election Day in Sacramento

November 3, 2020

EARLY VOTING Scenes from the Golden 1 Center, Campus Commons, The East Jay Building, Sacramento County Administration Building and The WELL The touch screen booths at the voting center at the Golden...

[Video] Track and field resumes on campus, hopeful for 2021 season

Athletes adapt to COVID-19 precautions while returning for on-campus training
October 31, 2020
Sacramento State’s track and field team has resumed on-campus training for the first time since their spring season ended early in March. Athletes are following COVID precautions with hopes of a 2021 season.
BAOBAB pianist Kenan Jackson plays the keyboard at the Sacramento apartment-turned-studio, Taylord Mind Studios, for Open Mind Night on Oct. 22nd, 2020. BAOBAB is a local Black American music group made up of six members.

[Photo] BAOBAB takes the stage after months of jamming in isolation

October 26, 2020

BAOBAB pianist Kenan Jackson plays the keyboard at the Sacramento apartment-turned-studio, Taylor'd Mind Studios, for Open Mind Night on Oct. 22nd, 2020. BAOBAB is a local Black American music group made...

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