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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

State Hornet Editorial Board

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Women at Sacramento State walk around campus, their rights in the hands of a majority male US Senate, protected by a pro-choice California State Senate. Women at Sac State have more jurisdiction over their bodies than women in Texas, who have very little time to decide what’s best for them when they discover they are pregnant. Graphic made in Canva.

EDITORIAL: ‘Liberty and Justice for All’ means women, too

March 15, 2022
Another Women’s rights bill voted down in the senate. We need our government to advocate for the health and safety of its female citizens.
Joseph Castro speaks to Sacramento State over Zoom as well as in person during his first visit to the campus as Chancellor on Nov. 3, 2021. Castro lied about the constant Title IX violations of his Vice President of Student Affairs in order to become chancellor.

Editorial: Joseph Castro never deserved to be CSU Chancellor

March 3, 2022

Joseph Castro resigned from the position of California State University Chancellor on Feb. 17 because of a USA Today article that found he covered Title IX violations committed by one of his subordinates...

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen addresses students in the crowd of California Faculty Association protestors at the University Union on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. Nelsen said he could not get involved in the bargaining of CFA’s contracts. Photo of Nelsen taken by John Cabales. Graphic created in Canva.

EDITORIAL: President Nelsen, we don’t accept your apology — you should resign

One performative action doesn’t undo Sac State mishandling racism
December 10, 2021
After a semester of reporting on the Sacramento State community and its frustrations with administration’s lackluster effort toward addressing racism on campus, The State Hornet Editorial Board is proposing its solution to the problem: The resignation of President Robert Nelsen.
The State Hornet Editorial Board urges Sac State students to vote no on the California gubernatorial recall election that could see Gavin Newsom ousted from office should it succeed. The election will take place Tuesday, Sept. 14.

EDITORIAL: Sac State students, you must vote no on the California recall election

Letting the state of CA fall into a void of chaos is not an option
September 8, 2021
“In a time as vulnerable as the last 18 months have been, we need to remain as united as possible or run the risk of completely halting the progress we’ve made thus far,” The State Hornet Editorial Board writes, urging Sac State students to vote no in California’s recall election on Sept. 14.
Photo by Dominic Vitiello, graphic by Mercy Sosa

EDITORIAL: Sac State students should be more involved in fall 2021 instruction decisions

April 1, 2021

Correction: The original version of this story stated that Sacramento State administration had made no attempt to reach out to students for their opinions on fall 2021 instruction modalities. We have since...

Graphic made in Canva.

EDITORIAL: Great, we had an anti-racism convocation — here’s what Sac State needs to do next

October 8, 2020
The convocation was a step in the right direction, but the university has a lot more work to do.
Construction began for what was then called Science II on Oct. 22, 2017. Now dubbed the Ernest E. Tschannen Science Complex, the site will feature a planetarium and brand-new science buildings.

EDITORIAL: Sac State needs renovation, not construction

It’s time for the university to start refurbishing existing buildings, funding student groups
February 6, 2019

It’s no secret that Sacramento State has been a full-time construction zone for as long as anyone can remember. Physical change is a crucial aspect of developing as an institution. For a university...

ASIs Childrens Center is one of the resources for student parents on campus. Creating more child-friendly spaces like improved lactation rooms and additional diaper changing stations on campus would help students with children continue their education.

EDITORIAL: Sac State needs to do more for student parents

Resources for parents on campus are lacking
January 23, 2019

It is an often under-appreciated fact that a parent wears many hats. A parent is not just a parent. A parent is a mentor, personal chef, chauffeur, friend, coach, support system and teacher. Some parents...

American River College football head coach Jon Osterhout argues with the referees during ARCs 20-17 defeat of City College of San Francisco on Sept. 26, 2015. Osterhout is an ideal choice to replace Sacramento States former head coach Jody Sears.

EDITORIAL: Next Sac State football coach needs local recruiting ties

One candidate, a Sac State alum, makes the most sense
December 5, 2018

It was the right decision to move on from former Sacramento State football head coach Jody Sears. But more important than moving on is moving forward, and Sac State needs to hire someone with local ties...

EDITORIAL: Transfer students need more focus and support

EDITORIAL: Transfer students need more focus and support

They’re not new to college, but they’re new to Sac State
November 15, 2018

Sacramento State, it’s time we stop treating transfer students like the forgotten stepchildren of the Hornet family. This fall, Sac State enrolled 3,507 first-time transfer students and 3,757 first-time...

EDITORIAL: Making your future starts with casting your vote

EDITORIAL: Making your future starts with casting your vote

October 31, 2018

As Election Day fast approaches, it becomes more vital to not only be aware of the issues on the ballot but to actually vote as well. As citizens in the United States, our Constitution is based on...

EDITORIAL: Be the generation that commits to eliminating toxic sexual behavior

EDITORIAL: Be the generation that commits to eliminating toxic sexual behavior

October 17, 2018

The momentum over the last two years — since Donald Trump was elected, since Harvey Weinstein was banished, since Bill Cosby was sentenced — has been pushing toward a future we’d all like to live...

Campus crime logs revealed that an alleged act of sexual assault occurred in the American River Courtyard on Sept. 15. Sac State did not send out a timely warning, but students deserved to be alerted.

EDITORIAL: When will Sac State stop doing the bare minimum in protecting students?

SacSend email sent Tuesday adds to a history of lack of transparency
October 10, 2018

Sacramento State has a history of following the bare minimum requirements in regards to human health and safety — but when it comes to sexual assault on campus property by a student, the bare minimum...

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