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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
Robert J. Hansen

Robert J. Hansen, staff writer

Robert J. Hansen is a staff writer on the general assignment desk for The State Hornet. He is a graduating senior double majoring in political science-journalism and economics. In 2018, he was a member of CSU-Sacramento Transportation Advisory Committee. He is from St. Louis, Missouri and has lived in Sacramento since 2001.

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Sac State virtual, on-demand play ‘We Are Proud to Present’ runs through Sunday

Portrayal of a 20th century genocide often funny and definitely uncomfortable
April 24, 2021
Sac State is “We Are Proud to Present,” a satirical comedy about the first genocide of the 20th century of the Herero and Nama peoples.
DJ/promoter/music artist Alex Hernandez, 30, has his equipment setup in the kitchen of his studio apartment downtown Sacramento. He records and plays keyboard digitally with software that allows him to plug-in sounds of other instruments. Here, Hernandez is playing with a synthesizer plug-in Saturday, April 10, 2021.  (Robert J Hansen)

Sacramento’s music and live entertainment scene prepares for post-pandemic comeback

Summer brings hope, but business financial worries still loom
April 17, 2021
Sacramento’s nightlife and music entertainment scene was thriving in the months leading up to the COVID-19 shut down last year according to local DJ Alex Hernandez.
Senior midfielder Samantha Craig takes a swift turn toward the ball, with only six seconds left in the first half of the Hornet’s home game against Montana on Friday, April 2. Sac State lost the game in overtime with a final score of 1-0.

With fans in attendance women’s soccer drops 2 matches

Hornets fall to division leading Montana 1-0 and 3-0 over weekend
April 4, 2021

The Sacramento State women’s soccer team faced off against the undefeated University of Montana Grizzlies on Friday and Sunday, getting the honor of being the first team in over a year to play in front...

Kizzie Anderson, a Sacramento resident, shares her experience being homeless on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Anderson said she struggled to find housing because of her credit and issues with the law.

Sacramento community shares experiences with homelessness, ways to help

March 15, 2021

Kizzie Anderson, a Sacramento resident, shares her experience being homeless on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Anderson said she struggled to find housing because of her credit and issues with the law.

Setter Ashtin Olin sets the ball for teammates Bridgette Smith or Sarah Falk to spike during the third set of Sacramento State’s last game at home against Portland State University at the Nest Sunday, March 13, 2021. The Hornets lost the match against Portland State with a final score of 3-1.

SWARM REPORT MARCH 13: Rough day for Sac State sports, all teams lose

March 13, 2021
It was a rough day for Sac State athletics as no team won on Saturday.
Swarm Report March 7: Sac State softball team splits doubleheader, tennis player beats nationally ranked player

Swarm Report March 7: Sac State softball team splits doubleheader, tennis player beats nationally ranked player

March 8, 2021
The baseball team lost to Santa Clara, and a Sac State tennis player beat a nationally ranked player.
Students attending the Spring 2018 commencement ceremony held at Golden 1 Center join Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen in a ‘Stingers up’ salute after his address on May 18, 2018.  Nelsen announced an on-campus, drive-through commencement for the 2020 and 2021 graduating classes Monday in a SacSend email.

Sac State announces drive-through commencement for 2020 and 2021 graduates

Graduation fees will be refunded
February 22, 2021
Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen announced an on-campus, drive-through commencement for the 2020 and 2021 graduating classes Monday in a SacSend email.

Congresswoman Doris Matsui tours Sac State COVID-19 vaccination clinic

Sac State faculty and staff will begin to receive vaccinations Thursday
February 16, 2021
Doris Matsui said Congress plans on getting the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package passed by March 14 during her visit to Sacramento State’s vaccination site.
(File photo) Austin Friedheim, nursing student at Sacramento State, fills the needle up with the COVID-19 vaccine to inject patients in the Brown Bag room in the Union on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. The California State University system will require faculty, staff and students who will be accessing campus facilities in fall 2021 to receive the COVID-19 vaccination after the Food and Drug administration gives approval, according to an email announcement by the CSU on Thursday.

COVID-19 vaccination of Sac State faculty uncertain due to shortage in county

Commencement date has yet to be decided
February 4, 2021
Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen told the Faculty Senate the university does not know when faculty will get vaccinated for COVID-19 or when graduation will be held during their meeting Thursday.
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