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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

Travis Boudreau, Author

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Paradise resident Eric Gowins stands in the rubble that was once his home. The only recognizable structure that remains is his fireplace which presides over the lot.

Residents and donors work to rebuild Paradise after Camp Fire

November 7, 2019

Out of the ashes of the most destructive wildfire in California history, a long, challenging journey lies ahead for the thousands of families affected by the Camp Fire. For six months, Paradise and...

Sac State scholarship recipient Jordan Hernandez, shakes hands with Tribal Treasurer Matthew Lowell Jr. on March 6. On that day, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation announced their $750,000 donation to the Native American program at Sac State.

California American Indian tribal nation donates $750,000 to Sac State

Donation provides scholarships to students taking Native American Studies courses
May 15, 2019

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, an American Indian tribe located in Yolo County, recently donated $750,000 to Sacramento State’s Native American Studies program, in order to provide scholarship opportunities...

Sac States softball team huddles around sophomore outfielder Charizma Guzman as she hypes the team up during a pre-game ritual. The team has many superstitions, from some players braiding their hair a certain way, to never touching the foul line as they leave the field.

Sac State softball team uses superstition to gain mental edge

Superstitious rituals in softball, baseball can be traced back generations
April 22, 2019

Former first baseman for the Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees Jason Giambi was famously known for slipping on a gold thong whenever he was mired in a hitting slump. While not as eccentric as Giambi’s...

From left, senior art majors Carmen Tham and Heather Schepperle work on their art pieces in the Art Sculpture Lab located on campus next to the Sacramento State Police Department on Wednesday. The Art Sculpture Lab is one of two art buildings with outstanding issues in refurbishments.

Art department renovations on hold again, students frustrated yet hopeful

April 22, 2019

Tasked with working around peeling walls, minimal storage space, tight work quarters and insufficient maintenance updates, art students are still waiting for renovations to be made at their department...

Paradise resident Eric Gowins stands in the rubble that was once his home. The only recognizable structure that remains is his fireplace which presides over the lot.

Residents and donors work to rebuild Paradise after Camp Fire

Sac State student put together book drive for town’s children
April 10, 2019

Out of the ashes of the most destructive wildfire in California history, a long, challenging journey lies ahead for the thousands of families affected by the Camp Fire. For six months, Paradise and...

From left, Jim Wedick, con man Phil Kitzer and Jack Brennan, men who were entangled in one of the first undercover sting operations in FBI history. On Wednesday, former FBI agents Wedick, Brennan and Howard are scheduled to speak about this case.

Sac State to host book panel for the book ‘Chasing Phil’

Author David Howard and storied FBI agents Jim Wedick, Jack Brennan will discuss the true story
March 5, 2019

Jim Wedick and Jack Brennan were two inexperienced FBI agents during the 1970s when they were assigned an undercover case that would reshape the modern foundations of the agency. On Wednesday, former...

Dr. Love addresses student questions after her speech in the University Unions Redwood Room. Love’s speech focused on a variety of social issues including the suppression of rights for people of color, LGBTQ rights, abolitionist movements and the cultural relevance of hip-hop on the youth of America.

Bettina Love speaks about social issues, race, hip-hop and African culture

Roughly 200 Sac State students and faculty attended
February 19, 2019

With a message of solidarity and hope, hip-hop scholar Bettina Love delivered a speech in the University Union’s Redwood Room on Monday afternoon. Love’s speech focused on a variety of social issues...

Bettina Love is an associate professor of Educational Theory and Practice and the creator of the hip-hop civics curriculum GET FREE. She is set to speak on campus Monday, Feb. 18 in the University Union Redwood Room at 3 p.m.

Hip-hop scholar Bettina Love to speak on campus

Love uses hip-hop culture to connect with and educate urban youth
February 15, 2019

Challenging the status quo of traditional teaching methods, Bettina Love uses hip-hop music to channel her students’ social, creative and academic abilities in the classroom. As part of the Green...

From left, senior art majors Carmen Tham and Heather Schepperle work on their art pieces in the Art Sculpture Lab located on campus next to the Sacramento State Police Department on Wednesday. The Art Sculpture Lab is one of two art buildings with outstanding issues in refurbishments.

Art department renovations on hold again, students frustrated yet hopeful

Proposed projects include repainting, accessibility updates and renaming
February 4, 2019

Tasked with working around peeling walls, minimal storage space, tight work quarters  and insufficient maintenance updates, art students are still waiting for renovations to be made at their department...

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