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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Sara Nevis

Sara Nevis, multimedia editor

Sara Nevis joined The State Hornet in fall 2020 and is the multimedia editor. During her first semester, she won fifth and seventh place in the ACP/CMA Fall National College Journalism Convention for broadcast news. She works freelance as a photojournalist for The Stockton Record.

All content by Sara Nevis
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 criminal justice department

May 18, 2021
Sacramento State criminal justice internship coordinator, Laurie Kubicek, gave students advice on how to think about the jobs they may find and how to put their best foot forward.
Sacramento State senior Matt Smith slides into home to score in the bottom of the third inning in game one against the University of San Francisco at John Smith Field at Sac State on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Smith had four at-bats with four hits and one RBI. Sac State had a walk-off win 7-6.

[Photo] Sac State baseball takes 3 of 4 against University of San Francisco

May 17, 2021

Sacramento State senior Matt Smith slides into home to score in the bottom of the third inning in game one against the University of San Francisco at John Smith Field at Sac State on Saturday, May 15,...

An empty view from above The WELL at Sacramento State Oct. 28, 2020. The WELL will re-open in August and will comply with the COVID-19 regulations required at that time.

[Photo] FAQ: Everything you need to know about Sac State’s return to campus in fall 2021

May 17, 2021

An empty view from above The WELL at Sacramento State Oct. 28, 2020. The WELL will re-open in August and will comply with the COVID-19 regulations required at that time.

Sacramento State’s Brandon Davis (11) passes the ball around Fresno Pacific A.J. Kirby (3) during the second half in the non-conference game at the Nest at Sac State in Sacramento, California, Jan. 3, 2021. Davis is going pro overseas to be the newest point guard to be signed onto the Mets de Guaynabo basketball team.

[Photo] Sac State basketball player goes pro in Puerto Rico

May 14, 2021

Sacramento State’s Brandon Davis (11) passes the ball around Fresno Pacific A.J. Kirby (3) during the second half in the non-conference game at the Nest at Sac State in Sacramento, California, Jan. 3,...

California loses congressional seat and vaccines are required for all CSU members: STATE HORNET NEWS

May 4, 2021

In this edition of the State Hornet news, California will be losing representation in congress, all CSU’s are requiring all faculty, students and staff to be vaccinated in order to return to campus and...

California pierde un asiento congresional y más: EL AVISPÓN DEL ESTADO

May 4, 2021

En esta edición de El Avispón Del Estado, la reportera Allisyn Mayhew platica con el vicepresidente de asuntos estudiantiles en Sac State, Ed Mills, para aprender sobre el requerimiento de la vacuna...

Sacramento State sophomore Marissa Bertuccio sends her fastball to the plate, where one of her teammates is waiting at home plate to practice their swing on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Bertuccio has started 20 of the Hornets 33 games this season.

[Photo] Training, sacrifice and camaraderie have shaped Sac State softball team’s pitching ace

April 29, 2021

Sacramento State sophomore Marissa Bertuccio sends her fastball to the plate, where one of her teammates is waiting at home plate to practice their swing on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Bertuccio has started...

[Video] Sophomore slugger brings championship pedigree to Sac State softball team

Lewa Day has 9 home runs on the season
April 24, 2021
Lewa Day and her former coach have high expectations for her while she’s at Sac State: “When it is all said and done, I plan to see her name in the Sac State record books,” her former coach Michael Thomas said.
An empty view from above John Smith Field at Sacramento StateWednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (Sara Nevis)

[Photo] Baseball fans return to John Smith Field

April 21, 2021

An empty view from above John Smith Field at Sacramento StateWednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (Sara Nevis)

STATE HORNET NEWS: Sac State administers COVID-19 vaccine, new ASI president and more

April 19, 2021

On this edition of State Hornet news, Sac State begins COVID-19 vaccination to students on campus, and Samantha Elizalde wins election for ASI president with 55% of votes. As a result of the pandemic,...

EL AVISPÓN DEL ESTADO: Vacunas disponibles para estudiantes, nueva presidenta-electa de ASI y más.

April 19, 2021

En esta edición de  El Avispón Del Estado, Sac State hace las vacunas de Pfizer disponibles para estudiantes, Erick Salgado platica con presidenta-electa de ASI Samantha Elizalde, el senado de facultad...

[Video] STATE HORNET BROADCAST: Sac State police chief retires, Women’s Studies Department has 50th anniversary

April 5, 2021

On this edition of State Hornet news, Sac State Police Chief Mark Iwasa announces retirement effective this summer and Dr. Sujatha Moni sits down with us to talk about the 50th anniversary of the Women’s...

[Video] El Avispón Del Estado: Las principales historias: Marzo 23-Abril 5

April 5, 2021

En esta edición de las noticias de El Avispón Del Estado, El Departamento De Estudios De La Mujer Y Género cumple 50, el jefe de la policía de Sac State anuncia su jubilación y miembros de la comunidad...

An empty view from above The WELL at Sacramento State Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020.The WELL is still undergoing significant renovation and will be expanding the Counseling Center to increase its services, Ronald Lutz, director of counseling services said.

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

April 5, 2021

An empty view from above The WELL at Sacramento State Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020.The WELL is still undergoing significant renovation and will be expanding the Counseling Center to increase its services,...

[Video] MULTIMEDIA: Hornets women’s soccer draw two games in a row against Eastern Washington

March 21, 2021

The Sacramento State women's soccer team played against Eastern Washington on Sunday at the Hornet Soccer Field. This was the second game against Eastern this weekend, and both games finished in a 0-0...

[Video] STATE HORNET BROADCAST: Student employees are eligible for the vaccine, CARmencement

March 16, 2021

On this edition of The State Hornet News, with student employees now receiving invitations for vaccination appointments we spoke to several student safety ambassadors on campus about their feelings on...

El Avispon Del Estado: Noticias de Sac State en Español

March 15, 2021

En esta edición de las noticias de El Avispón Del Estado, empleados de Sac State alegan explotación laboral, el presidente de Sac State anuncia planes para un “carmencement” para graduación y el...

Sacramento State celebrates after winning the match against Portland State in the Nest at Sac State on Friday, March 12, 2021. Sac State won 3-1.

[Photo] Swarm Report March 12: Sac State baseball team demolishes, women’s tennis team remains winless

March 13, 2021

Sacramento State celebrates after winning the match against Portland State in the Nest at Sac State on Friday, March 12, 2021. Sac State won 3-1.

FILE PHOTO: A sky view shows John Smith Field at Sacramento State from above Oct. 28, 2020. Sac State will allow up to 100 attendees at outdoor ticketed events starting April 1.

[Photo] Limited fans to be allowed at Sac State sporting events

March 10, 2021

FILE PHOTO: A sky view shows John Smith Field at Sacramento State from above Oct. 28, 2020. Sac State will allow up to 100 attendees at outdoor ticketed events starting April 1.

[Video] Woman with BB gun spotted at Lark Sacramento apartment complex

No charges or arrest made, BB gun surrendered
March 9, 2021
A female resident of the Lark Sacramento entered the apartment complex’s clubhouse with a non-lethal weapon Tuesday evening, according to the Lark’s management.
The Sac State men’s basketball team gathers during a timeout in the second half of the conference game against Montana State at The Nest at Sac State on Jan. 23, 2021. The Hornets are entering the Big Sky Tournament after winning their last game against Montana State 74-73 on Saturday.

[Photo] Sac State men’s basketball season turns in opposite direction after hot start

March 7, 2021

The Sac State men’s basketball team gathers during a timeout in the second half of the conference game against Montana State at The Nest at Sac State on Jan. 23, 2021. The Hornets are entering the Big...

Sacramento State junior right handed pitcher Travis Adams (32) pitches the first inning with no hits in game two against Texas State University at John Smith Field at Sac State Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. Adams pitched for five innings. Sac State won 5-4.

[Photo] Weekend Swarm Report: Baseball completes sweep and track starts strong

March 1, 2021

Sacramento State junior right handed pitcher Travis Adams (32) pitches the first inning with no hits in game two against Texas State University at John Smith Field at Sac State Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021....

: Sacramento State senior guard Christian Terrell (35) attempts a layup past Weber State Wildcats center Dontay Bassett (21) during the second half during the conference game at the Nest at Sac State Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Terrell had 10 points in the game.

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

February 26, 2021

: Sacramento State senior guard Christian Terrell (35) attempts a layup past Weber State Wildcats center Dontay Bassett (21) during the second half during the conference game at the Nest at Sac State Thursday,...

[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...

[Video] STATE HORNET NEWS: COVID-19 vaccines not mandatory for students, fall instruction anticipated to be 50% in-person

February 22, 2021

 On this edition of The State Hornet News, students will not need COVID-19 vaccines to return to campus, classes next year are expected to be 50% in-person and Congresswoman Doris Matsui tours the Sac...

Sacramento State senior infielder Keith Torres bunts the ball while running drills during baseball practice at the John Smith Field at Sac State in Sacramento, California, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. During last season, Torres had a batting average of .294 in the 16 games played.

[Photo] How the Sac State baseball team preps through adversity ahead of new season

February 19, 2021

Sacramento State senior infielder Keith Torres bunts the ball while running drills during baseball practice at the John Smith Field at Sac State in Sacramento, California, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. During...

[Video] Some Sac State faculty to receive COVID-19 vaccination invitations this week

Faculty and staff currently working on campus with students will be prioritized
February 17, 2021
Sacramento State will send invitations this week for face-to-face faculty and on-campus staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19 according to Sac State President Robert Nelsen.

[Video] ‘It’s been a huge adjustment’: Sac State softball team embraces changes entering 2021 season

2021 season began Friday against Cal Baptist
February 16, 2021

After COVID-19 swiftly ended the Sacramento State softball team’s spring 2020 season, the Hornets are back on the field with 18 players returning from the 2020 roster among the 25 athletes for the 2021...

Sacramento State sophomore pitcher Marissa Bertuccio (15) pitches in the top of the fifth inning during the NorCal Kickoff in game one of the doubleheader against California Baptist University at Shea Stadium at Sac State, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. Bertuccio pitched all seven innings and had five strikeouts.

[Photo] Hornets’ weekly preview: 5 Sac State games to watch

February 16, 2021

Sacramento State sophomore pitcher Marissa Bertuccio (15) pitches in the top of the fifth inning during the NorCal Kickoff in game one of the doubleheader against California Baptist University at Shea...

Sacramento State sophomore Lewa Day (44), third base, gets California Baptist University’s Maile Olsen (55) out atnd third and tries to turn a double play with a throw to first base in the top of the second inning during the NorCal Kickoff in game one of the doubleheader at Shea Stadium at Sac State, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. Day had two at bat with one hit and one RBI.

[Photo] Swarm Report Feb. 12: Sac State tennis teams swept, softball team opens split

February 13, 2021

Sacramento State sophomore Lewa Day (44), third base, gets California Baptist University’s Maile Olsen (55) out atnd third and tries to turn a double play with a throw to first base in the top of the...

(left to right) Sam Stanton, Sacramento Bee reporter; Jackie Rose, Rose Family Creative Empowerment; Stevante Clark, Stephon Clark’s brother; and Dr. Tecoy Porter, pastor at Genesis Church and the president of the National Action Network for the Sacramento Chapter; give a Q&A after the second screening of “S.A.C.: A City and Family Forever Changed by the Police Shooting of Stephon Clark at The Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts in Sacramento, California, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Porter’s church resides roughly 100 yards away from where Stephon Clark was shot and killed by police in 2018. (Sara Nevis for Sacramento City College Express)

[Photo] South Sacramento pastor wants to change status quo with state Senate run

February 11, 2021

(left to right) Sam Stanton, Sacramento Bee reporter; Jackie Rose, Rose Family Creative Empowerment; Stevante Clark, Stephon Clark’s brother; and Dr. Tecoy Porter, pastor at Genesis Church and the president...

[Video] STATE HORNET NEWS: First vaccine doses, interview with recently deceased soccer player’s coach, and more

February 9, 2021

On this edition of The State Hornet News, the first vaccine doses distributed in the Student Union, an interview with head coach of recently deceased soccer player Arath Chavez, and a look into our most...

Milee Enger, Summer Menke, and Brooke Panfili square up to Nevada Wolfpack during an at-home season-opener game on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. The Hornets have struggled with injuries and roster continuity all season.

[Photo] Sac State women’s basketball 0-11 start is worst since 2003-04 season

February 8, 2021

Milee Enger, Summer Menke, and Brooke Panfili square up to Nevada Wolfpack during an at-home season-opener game on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. The Hornets have struggled with injuries and roster continuity...

Sacramento State’s Summer Menke (11) attempts a layup past University of San Francisco’s Abby Rathbun (55) during the fourth quarter in the game at the Nest at Sac State Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020.  The Hornets played Northern Arizona University Saturday and Menke had 12 points and nine rebounds but Sac State lost and moved to 1-14,1-11 Big Sky.

[Photo] Sac State women’s basketball loses last second heartbreaker

February 6, 2021

Sacramento State’s Summer Menke (11) attempts a layup past University of San Francisco’s Abby Rathbun (55) during the fourth quarter in the game at the Nest at Sac State Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. The...

Montana Grizzlies guard Cameron Parker (11) attempts a layup over Sacramento State Hornets forward Samaad Hector (0) during the second half during the conference game at the Nest at Sac State Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Hector said he got sick and is awaiting COVID-19 test results.

[Photo] Men’s basketball game canceled as player awaits COVID-19 test results

February 5, 2021

Montana Grizzlies guard Cameron Parker (11) attempts a layup over Sacramento State Hornets forward Samaad Hector (0) during the second half during the conference game at the Nest at Sac State Saturday,...

The women sprinters pose for a photo at the Sac State track and field Halloween costume contest at the Hornet Stadium Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. They won first place out of five teams in the costume contest.

Sac State celebrates National Girls & Women in Sports Day

Female student-athletes reflect on their experience as women in sports
February 3, 2021

Sacramento State is recognizing its female student-athletes today for the 35th National Girls & Women in Sports Day, which acknowledges the accomplishments and inequality of women in sports.  Although...

Sac State’s Christian Terrell (35) shoots a 3-pointer over Bethesda’s Gabriel Bazile (22) during the first half in the game against Bethesda University at The Nest at Sac State Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. This is Terrell’s second back from injury and he led the team with three steals in the loss.

[Photo] Sac State men’s basketball handed second straight loss against Eastern Washington

February 1, 2021

Sac State’s Christian Terrell (35) shoots a 3-pointer over Bethesda’s Gabriel Bazile (22) during the first half in the game against Bethesda University at The Nest at Sac State Wednesday, Nov. 25,...

[Video] Sacramento State volleyball team wins second home match against Idaho State

January 31, 2021

Sacramento State volleyball won 3-0 in their second home match against Idaho State on Sunday at the Nest. Junior setter Ashtin Olin led the team in assists with 24 and freshman outside hitter Bridgette...

Sacramento State head coach Ruben Volta talks with freshman outside hitter Bridgette Smith (8) during a timeout in the third set of the conference match against Idaho State at the Nest at Sac State on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. Sac State won 3-0.

[Photo] Black History Month 2021

February 10, 2021

Sacramento State head coach Ruben Volta talks with freshman outside hitter Bridgette Smith (8) during a timeout in the third set of the conference match against Idaho State at the Nest at Sac State on...

Sacramento State Hornets during a timeout during the second half during the conference game at the Nest at Sac State Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. The score was Montana 37-35 with 14:45 left in the second half. The Hornets move to 4-3 in Big Sky competition after the loss to Eastern Washington on Sunday.

[Photo] Sac State men’s basketball loses gritty morning showdown against Eastern Washington

January 31, 2021

Sacramento State Hornets during a timeout during the second half during the conference game at the Nest at Sac State Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. The score was Montana 37-35 with 14:45 left in the second half....

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