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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Peyton Sorosinski

Peyton Sorosinski, Copy Editor


Peyton joined The State Hornet in the spring of 2023 as a news staffer. She is currently a co-copy editor and grad student in her second semester at The State Hornet. She looks forward to developing a career in journalism and professional writing.
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Jennifer Gomez in front of Lassen Hall Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023, where she works as an Education Benefits Advisor for Sac State’s Veterans Success Center. Gomez served four years in the Marine Corps as a field radio operator and is now pursuing a degree in communications at Sac State.

Veterans Day spotlight: Sac State veterans share their story of resilience

More than 1,000 veterans and their dependents are enrolled at Sac State
Peyton Sorosinski, Copy Editor
November 10, 2023
In honor of Veterans Day, Sacramento State student veterans Steven Talaga and Jennifer Gomez share their experiences serving in the military.

[Video] The State Hornet Broadcast: Pride Week, pro-Palestine protests and more CapRadio resignations

Get up-to-date on what’s happening at Sac State with Zoya and Tobi
Students for Justice in Palestine organized a march, four more members resigned from CapRadio’s Board of Directors and the PRIDE Center held a Pride Fair in the Library Quad.
American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk kicks off at Hornet Stadium Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023. The community gathered to support and spread awareness for loved ones diagnosed with breast cancer

Thinking pink: Community rallies behind breast cancer fundraiser at Sac State

Community gathered to spread courage and hope
Peyton Sorosinski, Copy Editor
October 17, 2023
Community members showed up to raise awareness and support loved ones at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk that took place at Sac State on Sunday.
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 Assembly Select Committee on Native American Affairs held a hearing in the State Capitol building regarding the repatriation of indigenous remains cited in the state audit Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023. The hearing included a statement from Sacramento State President Luke Wood. Wood was appointed president of Sac State this summer.

Sac State to return Native remains and artifacts to tribal members following hearing

University possesses CSU’s third largest collection of 115,000 items
Peyton Sorosinski
August 31, 2023
Legislators probed CSU administrators in a hearing Tuesday about the repatriation of Native American artifacts and ancestral remains.
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).

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

Female residents express safety concerns
Peyton Sorosinski
May 17, 2023
Female residents voice safety concerns while the blue light emergency towers at Hornet Commons are all currently out of order.
Mia Settles-Tidwell, the vice president for Inclusive Excellence, speaking at the Antiracism and Inclusive Campus Plan Spring Symposium in the University Union Tuesday, March 28, 2023. As the head of the Divison of Inclusive Excellence, Settles-Tidwell outlined the bias reporting tool process.

Bias Reporting Tool, how to report at Sac State

Updated to include acts against “Religious and Ancestral Bias” after KSSU incident
Johnathan Rutz and Peyton Sorosinski
May 4, 2023
Focus centered on restorative justice approach from Division of Inclusive Excellence.
(L-R) First-year biochemistry student Danna Ruiz and first-year criminal justice major Andrea Barriga outside Douglas Hall Tuesday, April 11, 2023. They said since recent reports of sexual assaults on campus, they are more aware of their surroundings and prefer to walk in groups.

Female students take safety precautions after surge of sexual assaults

Pepper spray and the buddy system are some preferred safety tactics
Peyton Sorosinski
April 24, 2023
Female students say they protect themselves with pepper spray, using the buddy system and avoiding night classes.
Presidential candidates in The State Hornet Broadcast Studio Friday, March 31, 2023 voicing their priorities before the ASI elections begin on April 12. Candidates discussed who they are, their backgrounds, majors along with their priorities if they were to be elected during their interviews with The State Hornet. (Graphic by Alyssa Branum)

ASI presidential candidates voice their priorities ahead of election

Voting for 2023-2024 begins April 12
Peyton Sorosinski
April 10, 2023
Read about the candidates for the presidential ticket and learn how to vote here.
(L-R): Rita Gallardo Good, Denyne Colburn, Jared Giarrusso-Khlok and Mary Meuel, all spoke in several candidate forums for Senior Associate Vice President for the Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy from March 14-17. The new Vice President will be in charge of maintaining relationships between Sacramento State and government agencies. (Photos courtesy of LinkedIn, Graphic in Canva by Emma Hall).

Sac State in search of new Vice President for Public Affairs and Advocacy

Candidates discuss how they would prioritize campus needs
Justine Chahal and Peyton Sorosinski
March 17, 2023
Sac State is looking to hire a new Senior Associate Vice President for Public Affairs and Advocacy. The four candidates spoke during open forums to discuss possible plans.
Computer science major Jainish Patel working at the IRT Service desk in the Academic Information Resource Center building Tuesday, March 7, 2023. The IRT Service desk answers questions and provides various tech assistance to the students and faculty at Sacramento State.

Sac State sets campus internet upgrade in motion

Web connection shutdown could mean no internet for students
Peyton Sorosinski
March 12, 2023
Potential outages for Sac State students: campus internet upgrade will begin spring break and continue through the spring semester.
Michael Love, a fourth year communications major, in the Project Rebound office where he serves as an office assistant Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023. Love said he believes Project Rebound students will benefit from the housing project because it will give them a safe space to achieve their degree.

Housing to be provided for formerly incarcerated students

Sac State launches program in collaboration with Project Rebound
Peyton Sorosinski
March 1, 2023
Sac State is the second California State University to launch housing project.
(L-R) First year biology major Alanna Vang, fourth year political science major Luis Gasca, history graduate student Andrew Modder on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023. All three students expressed their wants for a new California State University Chancellor. (Photos by Peyton Sorosinski, Graphic made in Photoshop by Chris Woodard).

Sac State students hoping for new CSU Chancellor to address campus safety

Hornets voice their opinions for potential Castro replacement
Tierra Tilby and Peyton Sorosinski
February 20, 2023
The California State University system has started their process to find a new chancellor, students voiced their standards for the next leader of the CSU.
The Sacramento State University Library Feb. 10, 2023, where the donations are accepted for the ‘Love in Action,’ event. This event is in collaboration with 
Josh’s Heart Homeless Connect, a Sacramento-based non profit that aims to support individuals experiencing homelessness and addiction. (Photo by Jacob Peterson, graphic by Chris Woodard made in Canva).

Love in Action: Sac State aids unhoused community through giving back event

A day of service packed in a backpack
Peyton Sorosinski
February 12, 2023
Sac State’s Community Engagement Center and nonprofit Josh’s Heart partner to host Love in Action event Feb. 18.
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