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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
Stacy Hanson

Stacy Hanson, staff writer

Stacy Hanson is a news reporter for The State Hornet and joined in Spring 2022. Her hometown is Diamond Bar, California, but she has been at Sac State since 2019. She is minoring in marketing and is expected to graduate next spring.
All content by Stacy Hanson
(L-R)Philosophy Lecturer and CFA Membership and Organizing Co-Chair Jonathan Chen, Assistant Art Professor Mya Dosch and Sacramento City College student Pascal Dao running a CFA awareness booth outside the Sacramento State Library Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. The booth was meant to spread awareness on recent salary increases for the highest earners in the CSU system.

Sac State faculty, California Faculty Association members on compensation inequality

Blanket increases in CSU presidential compensation set stage for future negotiations
November 18, 2022

Covered in snacks and handmade posters, tables are arranged in the Sacramento State Library forum to entice students to stop by. Dressed in bright red California Faculty Association T-shirts and massive...

(L-R) Alexandra Boyd practices the moves she learned during the self defense class at The WELL while Vic Vinson watches on Nov. 14, 2022. Boyd said she finally decided to sign up for the self-defense class after the recent surge of sexual assault cases at Sac State.

Sac State offers free self-defense classes

Protection in times of need
November 16, 2022
‘I feel safer in my body after completing the class’: Sac State students take self-defense classes in light of recent occurrences of sexual assault on campus.
Cover art for “Midnights” by Taylor Swift. The album was released at 12 a.m. EST on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022 and has become the most-streamed album in less than 24 hours. (Photo courtesy of Republic Records).

REVIEW: ‘Midnights’ by Taylor Swift

A ranking of the album that broke Spotify
November 1, 2022
With more than 187 billion streams in less than 24 hours, “Midnights” becomes the most-streamed album in a single day.
BREAKING: Sexual assault reported at Sac State computer lab

BREAKING: Sexual assault reported at Sac State computer lab

Incident marks one of multiple this semester
October 29, 2022
A sexual assault occurred on campus Thursday at 9 p.m.
(Left to Right) Shay Spencer and Leila Cormier standing outside of The Hornet Bookstore on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. “It’s a paid holiday in a sense we are getting the reparations that we haven’t received in the past,” Spencer said.

‘Reparations that we haven’t received’: Juneteenth becomes paid state holiday

October 25, 2022
Gavin Newsom just passed a bill that recognizes Juneteenth as a paid state holiday, read more to find out what Sac State students think.
Second-year business major Fabian Vigil stands by The Lark on Monday, Sept. 29, 2022. Sacramento offers multiple off-campus housing options for Sac State students including (pictured L-R) The Mezzo Apartments, The Crossings and The Wexler. (Graphic created on Canva by Kamelia Varasteh)

Sac State student guide to off-campus housing

What students need to know about available housing options
October 19, 2022
Forget hours of research! Check out this guide to help weigh your options for apartment-choosing.
A group of students gather in the Library Quad on Oct. 10, 2022, to pet one of the many service animals at “It’s Okay to Not be Okay Day.” Multiple students noted that the service puppies were their favorite part of the event.

Sac State event aims to bring awareness to mental health resources

‘It’s Okay to Not be Okay’
October 11, 2022
New event on campus seeks to break stigma around mental health. Students learn more about mental health resources and pet service dogs to help them relax.
(L-R) Nataly Andrade-Dominguez, Laura De la Garza Garcia, Lexa Estrella and Salma Pacheco are four out of five ASI board members that are of hispanic descent. The women hope to be role models to other young women through their leadership role at Sac State. (Graphic created on Canva by Alexis Hunt and Mercy Sosa)

Today’s student voice, tomorrow’s role models

ASI executive board makes history with 4/5 members being Hispanic women
October 2, 2022
“To be able to showcase that women of color can represent and can be that voice is beautiful”: ASI executive board discusses representation of Hispanic culture.
Srinjay Verma, the creator of Buzly, shows off his newest launch: Buzly 2.0 outside the Riverfront Center on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. According to Verma, students can expect the launch of Buzly 2.0 in the next couple of weeks.

Buzly app taking California universities by swarm

Social media app expands while new version awaits
September 15, 2022
“Sac State will always be the home for Buzly—” Creator of the social media app discusses its expansion to other universities.
Sacramento State track and field throwers Shantel Nnaji (left) and Erin Whelan (right) pose in front of Tahoe Hall Friday, April 29, 2022. Both have made their names in Sac State track and field history through succeeding in record-breaking throws.

Breaking Sac State records two throwers at a time

Shantel Nnaji and Erin Whelan bounce back after COVID-19 pandemic halted competition
May 6, 2022
“I didn’t feel like I was accomplishing everything I could have accomplished”: Sac State throwers open up about returning to their sport following COVID-19 postponement
Jasmine Joseph sits inside the University Library on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.  Joseph is one of many students who have struggled to find online options for next semester as Sac State hopes to bring more students back on campus.

‘Why are we going backwards?’ Students want more online options

75 to 80 % of courses to be in-person this fall
April 25, 2022

Online options have been a solution to many students and faculty while they reassess their priorities like taking care of their health, their family and adjusting their schedules and lifestyle during the...

Sac State junior Ori Maior serving against Montana State Thursday, April 14th, 2022 at the Bobcat-Anderson Tennis Center. The Hornets dropped their regular-season finale against the Bobcats 7-0.

Sac State’s Men’s Tennis suffers massive loss at Montana State

Hornets close out regular season in 7- 0 defeat to Bobcats
April 16, 2022
Hornets end the regular season on a blowout road loss:
Alejandra Santiago, a second-year child development major stands outside the WELL before heading in for her workout on March 17, 2022. Santiago said  she was having trouble making a reservation through the app which made it difficult to enter the facility.

Sac State’s the WELL’s mobile app discourages students from using facility

April 8, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic brought on many unique challenges for Sacramento State students but perhaps the least expected change to campus were complications in accessing the WELL, the university’s premier...

Kima Lee, a dance major at Sac State, rehearses at the University Theater in Shasta Hall for the S/BAD performance on Feb. 13. S/BAD highlights the technique of choreographer Katherine Dunham, whom Lee said she was interested in learning more about through the production.

PREVIEW: Sac State to host 30th annual Sacramento/Black Art of Dance show

February 23, 2022
“We hope that people will come and bring their energy and be open to being moved in different ways”: Sacramento Black Art of Dance celebrates 30th anniversary with a performance that gauges audience participation.
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