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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

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Investigators look into suicide as possible motive

Todd Wilson
November 4, 2009

An investigator into the homicide at the American River Courtyard residence hall last week believed the suspect may have lunged at police officers with a knife in an attempt to get the officers to shoot...

Coroner releases name of beating victim

Todd Wilson
October 24, 2009

The Sacramento County Coroner's Office has released the name of the victim in yesterday's incident at the American River Courtyard residence hall on the Sacramento State campus. Scott Gregory Hawkins,...

Obituary: Lila Jacobs, professor of education and faculty leader

Todd Wilson
August 28, 2009

Lila Jacobs, Sacramento State professor of educational leadership and president of the Sacramento chapter of the California Faculty Association died June 27 of cancer. The Sacramento chapter of the CFA...

Elmer Carter: A man who caught ‘Satch’

Todd Wilson
March 4, 2009

Spring is just around the corner, and that means baseball. Little leaguers around the country are taking to the field to practice, and major league players have reported for spring training. On Saturday,...

State, church, rights at the heart of rallies

Todd Wilson
November 14, 2008

As Sacramento State professor David Rolloff entered Capitol Park on Sunday, he was angry and his voice was raspy from shouting at the daily protests he attended that were against the passage of Proposition...

The Sacramento Police Department briefly detained three supporters of the initiative after fights broke out.:Jesse Vasquez/Special to the State Hornet

Prop. 8 opponents continue protest, march on Capitol

Todd Wilson
November 10, 2008

For the second night in a row, opponents of Proposition 8, the initiative banning same-sex marriage in the state, rallied at the State Capitol to voice their opposition on the measure. By 7:30 p.m., more...

Engineering: One border at a time

Todd Wilson
August 28, 2008

Sacramento State engineering students are working in Panama this summer to develop a sustainable irrigation system for a group of six rural villages in the Anton region. Sac State's Engineers Without Borders...

Student Health Center spends $400,000 on electronic medical record system to increase efficiency of services

Todd Wilson
May 15, 2008

The Sacramento State Student Health Center recently implemented an electronic medical record system in order to improve efficiency. The center began using the new system on April 7. The system stores all...

Gonzalez’s budget includes 3.4 percent cut

Todd Wilson
May 9, 2008

Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez announced his acceptance of a proposal that would reduce the university's budget by 3.4 percent. In January, Gonzalez issued a budget call asking the provost...

MOJO: Campus community bombards Governor’s office

Todd Wilson
May 7, 2008

Sacramento State students, faculty and staff phoned and faxed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office today to protest proposed budget cuts to the California State University system. The Alliance for the CSU...

Gonzalez approves budget proposal

Todd Wilson
May 6, 2008

Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez announced that he had accepted a proposal that would reduce the university's budget by 3.4 percent in a budget briefing meeting Thursday. In January, Gonzalez...

CSU Alumni enter the lobbying fray for universities

Todd Wilson
April 30, 2008

Alumni from the California State University's 23 campuses met at the Sacramento Convention Center today to lobby the state Legislature on behalf of the CSU system. More than 150 alumni from around the...

Proposed cuts draw loud voices

Todd Wilson
April 25, 2008

When student Ashley Andreoni found out that she was pregnant last spring, she had a difficult decision to make: finish school or drop out to get a full-time job. Andreoni, junior English major at Sacramento...

Budget protest unites students, legislators

Todd Wilson
April 23, 2008

More than 2,000 University of California, California State University and community college students marched on the State Capitol to protest the proposed budget cuts and fee increases on Monday. Protestors...

CSU sees trades staffing crisis

Todd Wilson
April 11, 2008

California State University plumbers, electricians, maintenance mechanics and painters are asking the state legislature to address a skilled trades employees staffing crisis in the university system. A...

Blanco, 74, dies of cancer

Todd Wilson
April 2, 2008

Professor Emeritus Miguel Blanco, who taught photography at Sacramento State for 29 years and was a documentary photographer, died March 15 in Modesto. He was 74. The cause was lung cancer, said Sharmon...

Historic leader shows support for social justice

Todd Wilson
April 2, 2008

At the age of 77, labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta continues to organize and reach out to people to fight for social justice and become an active part of the political process. As...

Budget meeting attempts to unite campus community

Todd Wilson
March 26, 2008

Click here to hear three students voice their concerns as they left this meeting. Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez along with representatives of the campus community came together today at...

Civil rights activist speaks for social justice

Todd Wilson
March 25, 2008

Labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta encouraged audience members to become activists for political change during her lecture at Sacramento State on Thursday. "We have to make change in...

State effort: Fight cuts

Todd Wilson
March 13, 2008

Sacramento State faculty, staff, students and administration are uniting to fight Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed $312.9 million budget cuts to the California State University system and are letting...

Hornet assistant coach pleads no contest to DUI charges

Todd Wilson
March 7, 2008

On Feb. 27, Sacramento State men's basketball assistant coach Tarvish Felton pled no contest in Sacramento County Superior Court to driving under the influence. Felton, 32, was arrested and taken into...

Officials look at budget, cut process

Todd Wilson
March 6, 2008

Sacramento State students, faculty and staff will soon experience exactly how proposed budget cuts will affect the university. But how exactly are these cuts implemented? In April, according to the General...

Dominic Morris, co-planner of the event and cofounder of the Morris League, bats first in the game on Saturday.:

Negro League Baseball honored in student-organized tribute game

Todd Wilson
February 27, 2008

The Oakland Larks beat the San Francisco Sea Lions 12-4 at Sacramento's McAuliffe Field today in a tribute game organized by Sacramento State students to honor Negro League Baseball. The exhibition game...

Gonzalez urges blacks to enroll in college

Todd Wilson
February 22, 2008

Sacramento State wants our campus to be your student's campus, President Alexander Gonzalez told parishioners at the morning service at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday. Gonzalez spoke to approximately...

Gonzalez speaks at churches for CSU Super Sunday

Todd Wilson
February 20, 2008

Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez encouraged families and students to enroll in the California State University system while speaking at the morning service at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church...

Accident near university clogs traffic

Todd Wilson
February 20, 2008

A motorcycle ran into a car on College Town Drive east of State University Drive South just before 2 p.m. today. Traffic was backed up on College Town Drive when two motorists in the east bound lanes stopped...

Center of attention

Todd Wilson
February 15, 2008

Students of Sacramento State can finally rejoice. After more than two years without a permanent director, the Multi-Cultural Center will hold a new future. Charlene Martinez was hired as the center's new...

Schwarzenegger appoints student to board of trustees

Todd Wilson
February 15, 2008

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed a Sacramento State student to the California State University Board of Trustees. Curtis Grima, senior government journalism major and vice president of Academic Affairs...

UTAPS launches its ‘T-2’ service

Todd Wilson
February 8, 2008

If you are tired of waiting in long lines at the beginning of the semester to purchase a parking permit, University Transportation & Parking Services has come up with a solution. UTAPS now offers services...

New MCC director receives welcome to campus

Todd Wilson
February 8, 2008

Sacramento State welcomed the new Multi-Cultural Center Director Charlene Martinez this afternoon at a reception in the Multi-Cultural Center. Martinez comes to Sac State from Mills College where she served...

Kerry stumps for Obama at Sac State

Todd Wilson
February 6, 2008

More than 400 people waited in the rain and cold outside the Sacramento State Alumni Center today to take part in a town hall meeting with Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry. Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential...

Survey reports presence of asbestos

Todd Wilson
February 6, 2008

The Sacramento State office of Environmental Health and Safety released its annual survey of asbestos-containing building materials in campus buildings on Jan. 9. Under California law building owners are...

Gonzalez vows campus unity

Todd Wilson
January 31, 2008

Click here to view video excerpts from this speech. During his annual Spring Address, Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez said the campus community must work together to overcome Gov. Arnold...

Rolling out the sleeves

Todd Wilson
January 31, 2008

University Transportation & Parking Services spent thousands of dollars on changes to the OneCard commuter pass that may inconvenience students, faculty and staff this semester who use the Regional Transit...

Gonzalez speech tackles budget crunch, campus community

Todd Wilson
January 30, 2008

In a reformatting of the traditional spring address, Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez said the entire campus community needs to work together to overcome Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed...

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