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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
Tyra Green

Tyra Green, news writer

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Sarah Putirka, a second year studio art major, sits outside of the university theatre on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Putirka says she is not surprised that Arts and Letters won best college for Best of Sac State.

[Photo] Best of Sac State 2022: College of Arts and Letters wins best college

May 4, 2022

Sarah Putirka, a second year studio art major, sits outside of the university theatre on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Putirka says she is not surprised that Arts and Letters won best college for Best of Sac State....

Adia Hayes, a sophomore environmental studies major, prepares to have a nurse draw her blood on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. Participants were encouraged to donate blood and join the “Be The Match” marrow registry to double their donation.

GALLERY: Blood donations pour in from Sac State community

Students and faculty give back at on-campus drive
April 23, 2022

Sacramento State University Union, The WELL, Associated Students Inc., and Vitalant hosted a blood drive Tuesday and Wednesday in Sac State’s University Union Ballroom.  Students were able to make...

Newly elected ASI President Salma Pacheco poses following the voting results on Thursday April 7, 2022. Pacheco voiced her intentions to focus on Sacramento State’s legislative issues throughout her term. (Photo by Alexis Hunt. Graphic made in Canva by Mack Ervin III)

Sac State ASI election yields low voter turnout, two vacant positions: THE STATE HORNET PODCAST

April 8, 2022
The most recent episode of The State Hornet Podcast details the Sac State ASI election results and students’ feelings about ASI.
(L-R) Charlotte, Elliotte, Ashley, and Juliette Frost pose together in the quad near the library on March 31, 2022. Frost said she hopes her graduation will also be a celebration for her daughters and not just for herself.

Sac State students struggle to find balance between school and motherhood

April 6, 2022

While every student’s experience is different throughout their educational career, the student mothers of Sacramento State have made some unique sacrifices involving both their education and families. Victoria...

Sarah Budean, a junior with an undeclared major, sits in front of the University Union on Monday, April 4, 2022. Though she said she didn’t know much about the upcoming ASI board elections, Budean offered her thoughts on what an ideal candidate should do to earn more votes.

Rock the vote? Students know little to nothing about ASI elections

Hornets to ASI board: Turn up the volume
April 5, 2022

On cracked asphalt paths leading from Amador Hall to the University Union, few of the passing students notice the hand-painted campaign plywood signage. With voting opening Wednesday, the 21 candidates...

David Yaikov, a senior business major, poses in front of the Hornet Bookstore excited to be back on campus, on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Yaikov says he is happy that more students are on campus at Sac State this semester. (Photo by Tyra Green)

Three months in: How the return to campus has impacted students

March 17, 2022

Although the Starbucks line is longer than before and some have said it’s a bit harder to find parking, students are back and the campus is almost entirely back to normal. The Union is full of people...

A photo of Danielle Draney and the Phi Sigma Sigma letters are put up during the candlelight vigil on Wednesday, Feb. 9. Draney was a member of Phi Sigma Sigma and involved in Greek life at Sacramento State. (Photo by Alexis Hunt)

Danielle Draney honored by friends and sorority family

February 22, 2022

Danielle Draney, a criminal justice major and member of Phi Sigma Sigma, died in a fatal car crash on Friday, Feb. 4.  Draney was a student at Sacramento State and was expected to graduate in May.  An...

App co-creators Srinjay Verma (right), a computer engineering major, and Abubeker Hussen (left), a mechanical engineering major, pose in front of the Buzly app table in the quad during the Club Days event Monday, Feb. 7. The two engineering majors built the app with the intention to encourage a more involved campus community.

Sac State students create mobile app to keep campus community connected

Campus networking app Buzly features a marketplace and online social platforms for students to communicate with each other
February 14, 2022

Srinjay Verma is a third-year computer engineering major at Sacramento State. When he first started coming to campus, he found it difficult to connect with other students outside of the classroom.  “I...

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