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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Will Coburn, Author

All content by Will Coburn
A Cal Fit building on Zinfadel Road in Rancho Cordova. Cal Fit has tabled at Sac State, but SO&L announced Friday that they are no longer allowed to table on campus as a vendor.

NEWS PODCAST: What happened to get Cal Fit removed from campus?

December 13, 2019

Last Friday, Sacramento State’s Student Organizations and Leadership announced it was removing fitness company Cal Fit’s rights to table on campus. State Hornet editor-in-chief Margherita Beale was...

Senior center Joshua Patton, junior quarterback Kevin Thomson, senior goalkeeper Kaylyn Evans and softball head coach Lori Perez. Top left photo by Kelly Kiernan and remaining three by Eucario Calderon.

SPORTS PODCAST: Top 10 sports stories of the semester

December 12, 2019

From Sac State football's first year in the playoffs to the careers of former Sac State students Deuce and Mo, the sports section here at The State Hornet has had a lot to cover this semester. Here’s...

Project Rebound director Andrew Winn, nutrition & food major Heile Gantan and sociology major Kendra Jackson. The three discussed the challenges of retuning to college after incarceration.

NEWS PODCAST: Project Rebound students discuss life after incarceration

December 6, 2019

Earlier this year Project Rebound, an equity program for formerly incarcerated students, received a $3.3 million in state funding across multiple college campuses, the office at Sacramento State was involved...

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: Do you know slang from New York?

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: Do you know slang from New York?

December 5, 2019

In this week’s episode of Shiavon’s Jawn, podcast host and opinion editor Shiavon Chatman sits down with copy editor Robbie Pierce and opinion writer Jonah Salazar to play a Jawn-style edition of “two...

Sports editor Shaun Holkko and copy editor Robbie Pierce. Both of these State Hornet editors participated in sports they felt had lower profiles in high school.

SPORTS PODCAST: Stories of underrepresented sports

December 5, 2019

Golf and cross country might not draw the largest crowds but they’re still fairly popular sports. Sports editor Shaun Holkko and copy editor Robbie Pierce go over what it was like to play sports that...

Sac State senior defensive lineman Dariyn Choates pumps up his teammates before playing UC Davis on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Hornet Stadium. Choates had three tackles in the win.

SPORTS PODCAST: A retrospective on a record-breaking Hornet football season

November 29, 2019

After a disappointing 2-8 season in 2018 and the firing of head coach Jody Sears, many people didn’t expect a lot from the Sac State football team and first-year head coach Troy Taylor. But the Hornets...

Podcast editor Will Coburn (Left) and the adorable lost moppets Leslie Vernon had collected for Friendsgiving. Vernon decided she wanted to make dinner for all her friends one year, and has been doing so for nine years now, even if she seems to avoid having her photo taken.

NEWS PODCAST: The true meaning of Friendsgiving

November 27, 2019

Not everyone has the ability to go home for Thanksgiving, and others may not even have a home to go to. The tradition of Friendsgiving is one that’s becoming more popular to help people fill in the gaps. Podcast...

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: Can we learn anything from the death of Alexis Crawford?

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: Can we learn anything from the death of Alexis Crawford?

November 27, 2019

Opinion editor and podcast host Shiavon Chatman sat down with podcast editor Will Coburn where they discussed the murder case of 21-year-old Alexis Crawford. Crawford was murdered by her roommate and roommate's...

Iyo Chen, a political science major and transfer student from Japan, performed a song from Mamma Mia! at this years Sac States Got Talent Show. Chen spoke with The State Hornet about why she came to Sac State and difference in culture between here and her home in Japan.

NEWS PODCAST: Sac State introduces foreign students to American culture and education

November 22, 2019

Iyo Chen, a political science major, had her sights on coming to America. Advertisements in Japan made America alluring and she tested well in her English comprehension to make her a good candidate for...

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: The boundaries of emotional labor

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: The boundaries of emotional labor

November 21, 2019

Opinion editor and podcast host Shiavon Chatman sat down with Maya Coleman, Sacramento State student and official off-campus activist of the university’s Black Student Union. The two discussed Coleman’s...

Members of the Sac State football team walk off the field against Montana Saturday, Oct. 19 at Hornet Stadium. The Hornet Athletics department is the organization in the Big Sky that receives the largest amount of its funding from its schools general fund.

SPORTS PODCAST: What’s going on with Sac State’s Athletic Department budget?

November 21, 2019

Podcast editor Will Coburn and news editor Max Connor go over the unanswered questions about the Sac State Athletics Department budget. Earlier this semester, the University Budgetary Advisory Committee...

Ewan McGregor plays a grown up Danny Torrance in Doctor Sleep. Danny needs to confront his trauma from what happened to him 40 years ago while McGregor needs to confront the legacy The Shining has in cinema. Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures

REVIEW: ‘Doctor Sleep’ shows that sometimes a bad idea works

Not every sequel can live up to its original, some just need to stand on their own
November 17, 2019

The film “Doctor Sleep” is a mixed bag, more interesting than good, with a rough opening act, a middle that finds its footing, and a final act that honestly pushes into something really good. However,...

NEWS PODCAST: No charges filed in case of Sac State student’s death

NEWS PODCAST: No charges filed in case of Sac State student’s death

November 15, 2019

Podcast editor Will Coburn sits down with news editor Jordan Silva-Benham to discuss the unanswered questions after the Sacramento County District Attorney decided no to press charges in relation to the...

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: The gang reacts to your unpopular opinions

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: The gang reacts to your unpopular opinions

November 14, 2019

Opinion editor Shiavon Chatman sat down with football writer Mack Ervin III and copy editor Robbie Pierce in the latest episode. Last week the State Hornet posted a Google response form for readers to...

Sac State alumni and former football players Dre Terrell and Andre Lindsey in the studio for the State Hornet Sports Podcast. Lindsey and Terrell reflected on their favorite memories at Sac State and their former teams recent rise in the Big Sky Conference.

SPORTS PODCAST: Catching up with Andre Lindsey and Dre Terrell

November 14, 2019

Sac State alumni and former football players Dre Terrell and Andre Lindsey in the studio for the State Hornet Sports Podcast. Lindsey and Terrell reflected on their favorite memories at Sac State and their...

The State Hornet reporter Ashton Byers, an Air Force veteran, interviews fellow Air Force Veteran John Rayome, a Sac State communication studies major, about life as a veteran in college. Rayome served as aerial recon in Afghanistan and Africa.

NEWS PODCAST: School after the Air Force

November 8, 2019

Listen as Air Force veteran John Rayome, a Sac State communication studies major, chronicles his experiences returning to school after his service. Rayome talked with The State Hornet reporter and fellow...

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: Do you know if your daughter is riding a horse?

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: Do you know if your daughter is riding a horse?

November 7, 2019

Shiavon sits down with opinion writer Magaly Muñoz to talk about the backlash regarding rapper  T.I.’s policing of his daughter’s body. T.I. was featured on the podcast “Ladies Like Us” where...

The Sac State mens basketball team listens to head coach Brian Katz during a timeout on Thursday. The Hornets defeated Montana State 70-67 to improve its record to 14-14.

SPORTS PODCAST: Sac State men’s basketball team previews upcoming season

November 5, 2019

The State Hornet's men’s basketball beat writer Michael Wiggins interviews head coach Brian Katz and seniors, guard Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa and center Joshua Patton about the upcoming season. Last...

The State Hornet reporter Brooke Ulenhop interviews TikToker and YouTuber Nebaiot Lemma for The State Hornet News Podcast. Lemma has gained a following on TikTok with a series of candid videos filmed at Sac State.

NEWS PODCAST: Nebaiot Lemma on filming at Sac State

November 1, 2019

Viral TikToker and YouTuber Nebaiot Lemma sat down with The State Hornet reporter Brooke Uhlenhop to talk about what goes into his filming, what inspires his comedy and why he decides to film on campus. Music:...

Sac State senior guard Gabi Bade prepares to pass during a 71-62 loss against Eastern Washington Feb. 28 at the Nest. The womens basketball ball team will open their 2019-2020 season Nov. 9 at Nevada.

SPORTS PODCAST: A new offensive strategy for Sac State women’s basketball team

October 29, 2019

Coach Bunky Harkleroad describes last year’s basketball season, which ended with a six-game losing streak, as a disappointment and breaks down what went wrong. Senior players Camariah King, Gabi Bade...

For ASI president and Public Policy & Administration major Noel Mora in the podcast booth with State Hornet Managing Editor Cory Jaynes. Mora recently testified against increasing the CSUs admissions requirements.

NEWS PODCAST: Sac State’s 2018 vote center provides example for new election law

October 25, 2019

Managing editor Cory Jaynes sits down with former ASI President Noel Mora to talk about Mora’s support of AB 59, a bill recently signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom that prioritizes the placement of...

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: How much self-control is too much self-control?

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: How much self-control is too much self-control?

October 24, 2019

Shiavon Chatman and her friend Saleem Obeidat talk about anxiety and dating. Saleem questions if happiness and anxiety really exist or if it is all in our heads. Shiavon disagrees and gets vulnerable as...

Sophomore Setter Ashtin Olin in the podcast booth with State Hornet volleyball beat writer Robyn Dobson. Olin was awarded Big Sky Volleyball offensive player of the week this month.

SPORTS PODCAST: Chatting with Sac State volleyball setter Ashtin Olin

October 22, 2019

Listen to Hornet volleyball team setter Ashtin Olin explain her role on the team, her adventures traveling and how Motley Crue amps her up before games. Olin said she wasn’t excited the first time...

Community members march during the 40th annual Take Back the Night rally on Saturday, Oct. 13.

NEWS PODCAST: Take Back the Night Sacramento demands the end of gender-based violence

October 18, 2019

Last Saturday the 40th annual Take Back the Night, a march and rally against gender-based and sexual violence, was held in Midtown Sacramento Diversity/Identity reporter Kenda L. Rivera covered the event. RELATED:...

NEWS PODCAST: Breaking down the 4th Democratic primary debate

NEWS PODCAST: Breaking down the 4th Democratic primary debate

October 16, 2019

Following the fourth Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night, podcast editor Will Coburn, opinion editor Shiavon Chatman, managing editor Cory Jaynes and opinion writer Derek Catron sat down to discuss...

Dave Deuce Mason and Morgan Mo Ragan, hosts of the Deuce & Mo Podcast swung by the State Hornet newsroom to record a podcast. Deuce and & Mo both attended Sac State.

SPORTS PODCAST: Breaking down broadcast with Deuce and Mo

October 15, 2019

What does it take to make it as a sports broadcaster? Dave "Deuce" Mason and Morgan “Mo” Ragan, hosts of the Deuce & Mo podcast and the play-by-play voice and color commentators for the Stockton...

Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Abhijeet Shirsat in his office with getting ready for The State Hornet News Podcast. Shirsats dissertation focused on fake news and its spread on social media.

NEWS PODCAST: What to do about fake news

October 12, 2019

This week on The State Hornet News Podcast, podcast editor Will Coburn talks with professor of hospitality and tourism Abhijeet Shirsat about his research into social media, fake news and how the two interact. Shirsat...

SHIAVONS JAWN PODCAST: Live from the newsroom

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: Live from the newsroom

October 10, 2019

Last week, Tyler Perry opened his first studio in downtown Atlanta, making him the first Black person to fully own a film studio, but is this the best thing he could be doing in his community?  Shiavon...

The Stinger Esports team faces Rocklin High School in Overwatch during the Bear Cup Collegiate Tournament July 28 at Cal Expo Fairgrounds. The club received a cease and desist letter Oct. 17 for violation of SO&L guidelines for membership, including representing Sac State at tournaments.

SPORTS PODCAST: Stinger Esports director BasicTaq on what it takes to make a team

October 9, 2019

Stinger Esports Director Donna “BasicTaq” Walters, director of business administration for Sacramento State’s Associated Students, Inc., co-founded the team in the fall of 2017. The team is now competing...

NEWS PODCAST: Solutions to housing insecurity, from someone who’s lived it

NEWS PODCAST: Solutions to housing insecurity, from someone who’s lived it

October 4, 2019

This week, State Hornet reporter Leslie Hicks sits down with Jayda Preyer, a criminal justice major at Sacramento State, who moved here from the Bay Area hoping to find more affordable housing options...

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: Stevante Clark on mental health in the Black community

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: Stevante Clark on mental health in the Black community

October 3, 2019

Part two of Shiavon’s conversation with Stevante Clark, carrying on after last week’s episode. In this episode, Shiavon and Stevante talk about mental health in the Black community and what Stevante...

SPORTS PODCAST: What it means to be a walk-on football player at Sac State

SPORTS PODCAST: What it means to be a walk-on football player at Sac State

October 2, 2019

At the start of the 2019 football season, six of the Sac State football team’s walk-on players were surprised with scholarships. Normally, walk-on players have to get by with their own money while...

The American River Courtyard, one of the residence halls located at Sac State. In the universitys 2019 Clery Act Report, 31 instances of sexual assault were reported at on-campus housing, an increase of 21 incidents from last years report.

NEWS PODCAST: What we learned from the Clery Report

September 27, 2019

Podcast editor Will Coburn and crime reporter Dom Vitiello talk about what can be learned from the annual Clery act report. Stories Covered: Clery Report shows 31 instances of sexual assault...

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: Stevante Clark on becoming intellectually independent

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: Stevante Clark on becoming ‘intellectually independent’

September 26, 2019

Part one of Shiavon’s long-form interview with Stevante Clark where they talk about the ways the death of his brother, Stephon Clark, changed his life. Music: Chabba from Filmstro.com

The Sac State Womens volleyball team comes together right before their last matchup of the tournament against Nevada. The Hornets won the tournament despite losing to Nevada.

SPORTS PODCAST: What do Hornet volleyballers do before games?

September 24, 2019

In this episode of The State Hornet Sports weekly podcast with sports editor Shaun Holkko, Volleyball reporter Robyn Dobson chats with Hornet voleyball captain Sarah Davis about her pregame rituals. For...

Jen Gross and Christian Miguel Landaverde after hearing the results of the Associated Students, Inc. elections on April 10, 2019, at the elections party. Gross and Miguel ran for the president and executive vice-president positions, winning by 52 votes above Virginia Diaz Lazaro & Migdalia Sazo.

NEWS PODCAST: A closer look at ASI’s goals for the semester

September 23, 2019

ASI reporter Victor Corral Martinez sits down with ASI President Christian Miguel Landaverde to talk about ASI’s goals for the semester, from feminine hygiene products to educating students about the...

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: The first meeting of Sac State’s Chapter of the Lil’ Kim Defense Squad

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: The first meeting of Sac State’s Chapter of the Lil’ Kim Defense Squad

September 19, 2019

The second part of last week’s discussion on “stan culture.” This week, Shiavon and former State Hornet news editor Adria are going deeper on stans, casting shade on The Shade Room and standing...

 Sacramento State junior wide receiver Dewey Cotton (right) and freshman tight end Marshel Martin (left) celebrate after Cotton scored a touchdown against Northern Colorado on  Sept. 14, 2019 at Hornet Stadium. The Hornets beat the Montana Grizzlies 28-21 on Saturday Oct. 16, 2021 at Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

SPORTS PODCAST: Bill would allow student athlete endorsement deals, if Newsom signs

September 17, 2019

In this episode of The State Hornet Sports weekly podcast with sports editor Shaun Holkko, podcast editor Will Coburn and higher education reporter Max Connor talk about the implications of SB 206. For...

Sac State students crowd the walkway near Placer Hall during the fall 2019 semester. The California State University system has suspended all international and non-essential domestic travel for all campuses and auxiliary organizations until May 31.

NEWS PODCAST: Sac State accidently invites 3,500 waitlisted students to Admitted Students Day

September 13, 2019

The third episode of the weekly State Hornet News Podcast covering the 3500 waitlisted students Sac State accidentally invited to Accepted Students Day and discussing the details with higher education...

SHIAVONS JAWN PODCAST: A belated Bey’s birthday

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: A belated Bey’s birthday

September 12, 2019

 The second episode of Shiavon's Jawn. This week Shiavon celebrates Beyonce's birthday with former State Hornet news editor Adria Watson. Listen as the two take a dive into the toxic end of "stan...

SPORTS PODCAST: Sitting down with Sac State Pres. Nelsen

SPORTS PODCAST: Sitting down with Sac State Pres. Nelsen

September 11, 2019

The State Hornet Sports weekly podcast with sports editor Shaun Holkko. Shaun and reporter Savannah Solley sit down with Sac State President Robert Nelsen to talk about Hornet Sports and his brief...

NEWS PODCAST:  A closer looks at Brown Issues

NEWS PODCAST: A closer looks at Brown Issues

September 7, 2019

The second episode of The State Hornet News Podcast covering: SB 24; new bus routes; new bookstore layouts and an interview about Brown Issues and the memorial for the victims of the Aug. 3, El Paso...

SPORTS PODCAST: Men’s soccer preview

SPORTS PODCAST: Men’s soccer preview

September 6, 2019

The State Hornet Sports weekly podcast with sports editor Shaun Holkko previewing the 2019 soccer season with podcast as soccer beat writer Vince Castellana as he interviews coach Michael Linenberger,...

Construction at Academy 65. The housing complex, located on 65th St. Across from Elvas Ave., has had to delay move-in dates by over three weeks.

NEWS PODCAST: Summer recap: the first week of school and Academy65

September 2, 2019

The first episode of The State Hornet News Podcast hosted by podcast editor Will Coburn. Catching up on events that happened over the summer, the first week of school and an interview with Jonny Rico,...

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: Managing a #HotGirlSummer

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: Managing a #HotGirlSummer

August 30, 2019

The first episode of Shiavon's Jawn with The State Hornet opinion editor Shiavon Chatman. This week she chats with Sacramento State student Sade Butler about work, becoming a manager, coping with stress...

Sac State junior quarterback Kevin Thomson throws a pass during training camp on Tuesday, August 12 at the practice field. Thomson, who was a senior in 2018, was granted two additional years of collegiate eligibility by the NCAA during the offseason.

SPORTS PODCAST: Football previews

August 30, 2019

The first episode of State Hornet Sports weekly podcast with sports editor Shaun Holkko previewing the 2019 football season with coach Troy Taylor, junior running back Elijah Dotson, junior quarterback...

Construction equipment at the partially completed Hornet Drive off-ramp Friday. Caltrans expects the off-ramp to be open but not complete Monday morning.

Highway 50 off-ramp to Hornet Drive expected to be open Monday

August 24, 2019

The Highway 50 off-ramp to Hornet Drive is expected to be open Monday morning, according to Caltrans, however, Sacramento State recommends students plan ahead and give themselves extra time to commute. According...

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech about racial inequality in front of approximately
7,000 students at Sacramento State College, now named Sacramento State, on Oct. 16, 1967.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: MLK Jr., Cesar Chavez and more important speakers in Sac State’s history

April 23, 2019

Dr. King Martin Luther King Jr. visited Sacramento State in October 1967, where 7,000 students gathered in the football stadium to hear the words of the most influential man in the history of the...

Stevante Clark, Stephon Clarks older brother, holds a set of balloons aloft during a balloon release ceremony held immediately after a service at Genesis Church in Meadowview on Monday. The service was part of the one-year anniversary remembrance of unarmed 22-year-old Clark, who was shot and killed by Sacramento Police on March 18, 2018.

On the anniversary of his death, Sacramento remembers Stephon Clark

Legacy Weekend ended with a march and commemoration memorial
March 19, 2019

A crowd of about 200 people gathered in a circle in the middle of 24th Street across from Meadowview park Monday evening, less than a mile away from where 22-year-old unarmed Stephon Clark was pursued...

TESTIMONIAL: I was arrested while reporting on a peaceful protest

TESTIMONIAL: I was arrested while reporting on a peaceful protest

What one writer saw during the march through the Fab 40s
March 5, 2019

The evening started off seemingly benign enough, with our news team originally sent out to cover protests at the Golden 1 Center. Later, crowds started gathering at the Trader Joe’s on Folsom Boulevard....

The glass walls of the Games Room looking into into the building from the walkway just outside on Feb. 6. The Games Room was one of the projects under construction during the University Union renovations.

University Union to shut down Thursday, will open late

Fire alarm system will be tested as part of the remodel
March 4, 2019

The University Union will not open until 11 a.m. Thursday due to a shutdown that will test the building’s fire alarm system. Arjelia Rubio, the Union’s information desk attendant and Sac State recreational...

Title IX offices throughout the CSU system have halted their investigations to review each one to ensure it is in compliance. The 2nd District Court of Appeals found that the CSUs method of investigations was fundamentally flawed, in an appeals case this January.

Lawsuit leads to revision of CSU Title IX procedures

Ongoing cases under sex discrimination law now under review
February 23, 2019

Title IX investigations in the California State University system have halted after an appellate court ruling in January found the current system of investigations “fundamentally flawed.” Sacramento...

Sac State orders Delta Chi fraternity to ‘cease and desist all activity’

Hazing investigation continues after second anonymous email claims to provide video evidence
February 9, 2019

Sacramento State’s Delta Chi chapter has been ordered to cease and desist all activity as of Friday in the midst of a university investigation into allegations of hazing. The decision came from Student...

Video from anonymous source claims to show Sac State fraternity hazing ritual

Sac State already investigating previous hazing allegation
February 8, 2019

A second anonymous email sent to The State Hornet contains a video described to show the hazing of a current member of Sacramento State’s Delta Chi chapter. The video is said to show a current member...

The JUMP logo on a bike in the racks outside of Mendocino Hall. The UBER owned JUMP recently was also allowed to start renting electric scooters in downtown Sacramento.

[Photo] Electric JUMP scooters released in downtown and West Sacramento

February 8, 2019

The JUMP logo on a bike in the racks outside of Mendocino Hall. The UBER owned JUMP recently was also allowed to start renting electric scooters in downtown Sacramento.

A pair of Starbucks cups with Nitro lids on a table outside the Riverfront Courtyard. The sippy cup style of lid is being used to replace straws on most Starbucks cold beverages below Trenta size.

Plastic straws among other disposables banned at Sac State

CSU sustainability policy aims to reduce waste on campuses
January 31, 2019

Sacramento State has banned eateries from offering plastic straws and single-use plastic carryout bags as of Jan. 1. The decision was made in an effort to decrease the campus’ use of disposable trash...

From left, Adrian Pinon, Soraya Rigor, Thoa Nguyen and Nishay Janel Gordon, are the Sac State students that participated in the elevator pitch competition that took place in November. Students pitches were evaluated by a panel of judges and were awarded cash prizes to bring their ideas to fruition.

Carlsen Center has big ideas for Sac State students’ big ideas

Center hosts pitch competitions, workshops, speakers
January 24, 2019

Room 1520 in the library is still a large, underfurnished space, blank and amazingly clean. A single table with several low chairs around are flanked by rolling whiteboards. Around the edge of the large...

President Robert Nelsen speaks at the 2018 fall address. The 2019 spring address will be replaced with a town hall.

Sac State President’s town hall meeting date announced

Meeting aims to hear students concerns with Q&A format
January 9, 2019

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen will host a town hall meeting alongside the Faculty Senate and Associated Students, Inc. on Jan. 17, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the University Union Ballroom.   The...

Pitbull and Common to perform at fundraiser for wildfire reconstruction

Pitbull and Common to perform at fundraiser for wildfire reconstruction

The event is free to Sac State students and is a part of Gavin Newsom's inaguration
January 5, 2019

California Rises is a fundraising concert for longterm fire recovery that is a part of California Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom’s inauguration. Tickets for the event cost $25 for the general public,...

Sac State President Robert Nelsen speaks at the Fall Address in August 2017. Nelsen announced in a SacSend that his Spring 2019 address will be replaced with an event to honor Stephon Clark.

President Nelsen’s spring address replaced with a town hall meeting

New format aims to be more responsive to students
December 14, 2018

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen’s formal Spring Address will be replaced with a town hall meeting on Jan. 17, from 9-10 a.m. in the University Union Ballroom.   The change to the formal...

Andrew Moriarty from fwd.us delivers a legislative update on the final day of the Keeping the Dream Alive conference in the University Union Ballroom. The Legislative update covered the challenges to DACA, what attempts at legislation have been, upcoming court cases and what the midterm elections mean for DACA recipients.

‘Keeping the Dream Alive’ conference provides support for immigrant students

Students with mixed immigration statuses given access to support and information
December 6, 2018

Sacramento State’s Dreamer Resource Center hosted the third annual “Keeping the Dream Alive” conference for students with mixed immigration status backgrounds and educators in the Union Ballroom...

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. DeVos recently announced changes to Title IX that are now open to public comment through Jan. 28.

Public comments open on proposed sweeping Title IX changes

Sac State unable to comment on changes without direction from CSU
November 30, 2018

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ proposed changes to Title IX that reduces universities’ liability in sexual assault cases are now open to public comment after being announced Nov. 16. Public...

#SacStateSays: What did you do with your time off from school?

#SacStateSays: ‘What did you do with your time off from school?’

November 28, 2018

Sacramento State closed its campus and canceled classes from Nov. 13-23 due to the poor air quality which, stemmed from the Camp Fire in Butte County. We asked students what they did with their unexpected...

Moving away to college can be a rough series of adjustments, be it from across the country or just from across the state. We talked to three students on how they deal with homesickness.

First-year homesickness: How do students manage?

3 freshmen explain how to transition to campus life
November 13, 2018

Moving away to college can be a rough series of adjustments, be it from across the country or just from across the state. Alongside learning to live on their own for the first time, first year students...

Stan Lee at the 2011 Phoenix Comic-Con. Lee died at the age of 95 on Monday Nov. 12, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles,  according to CNN

REACTION: Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee dead at 95

Former Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics looked to bring a lasting impact to society through comic books
November 12, 2018

Marvel Editor-in-Chief and comics author Stan Lee died at age 95 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles according to CNN. This is my favorite Stan Lee story. . . at least without The Thing in...

Sophomore setter Ashtin Olin, Brie Gathright and Skyler Takeda demonstrate the coordination that carried the Hornets in their first two sets against Idaho Saturday. Idaho would go on to win the match 3-2 putting them in first place in the Big Sky Conference.

Hornet volleyball loses 3-2 to Idaho

First place in the Big Sky Conference just out of reach
November 4, 2018

Sacramento State Volleyball lost against University of Idaho in a five-set battle Saturday night in the Nest 25-21, 25-17, 21-25, 19-25 and 6-15. Idaho’s victory put them in first place in the Big...

Three suspects were caught breaking into cars in Parking Lot 10 this morning. After being interrupted by police the suspects fled the scene.

Early morning vehicle break-in leads to police chase

November 2, 2018

Two cars were broken into in Parking Lot 10, leading to a pursuit ending on an unidentified freeway Thursday at 5:12 a.m., according to the Sacramento State Police Department. The pursuit was called...

CSU web systems down for emergency maintenance

CSU web systems down for emergency maintenance

October 31, 2018

California State University content management systems, including My Sac State, will be down from 8-10 p.m. Wednesday night for emergency maintenance. The Smart Planner, KEYS to Degree Toolbox, registration...

A sample of the Nov. 6, ballot. California voters will have a total of 11 propositions to vote on.

State proposition and local measures voting guide

Ballot measure can be complicated, they don’t have to be
October 31, 2018

On Election Day, Nov. 6, Californians will decide on 11 different statewide propositions, and a pair of ballot measures for the city of Sacramento. Danielle Aragon, civic engagement coordinator for...

Flyer for the Nov. 10, #StillHere march

Transgender CSU students still protected despite possible Title IX changes

Leaked memo shows Trump administration’s plans to redefine gender
October 26, 2018

California students will be protected from the proposed changes to Title IX, revealed in a leaked Trump administration memo that would define gender as decided at birth. The New York Times reported...

A panel of women involved in politics speak about the impact of the #WeSaidEnough letter one year at the Downtown Sacramento State Campus. The letter published originally in the Los Angeles Times acted as a rallying point for women in the legislature to come forward and speak out about the pervasive attitudes involving sexual harassment in the capitol.

Panel of women in politics reflect on #WeSaidEnough and #MeToo

Panelists ranged from Sac State professors to reporter, lobbyists and government officials
October 18, 2018

With calls for social change in light of #MeToo and #WeSaidEnough, an all-female panel at Sacramento State Downtown on Wednesday discussed how the “year of the woman” is changing politics. The #WeSaidEnough...

Students gather to hear Sexual abuse survivors stories at Alpha Chi Omegas Luminary Event. Luminary is an outreach and fundraiser for the sororitys philanthropic mission to protect the victims of domestic violence.

Abuse and assault survivors speak at Alpha Chi Omega’s Luminary

Annual outreach event connects students stories to a philanthropic mission
October 18, 2018

Sexual abuse survivors spoke to a crowd of Sacramento State students at Alpha Chi Omega’s Luminary event in the library quad Thursday night. Luminary is an annual outreach event hosted by the Alpha...

Students attempt to have a more peaceful debate about gun rights amid a shouting match outside the Library Quad Thursday. The booth from Students For Self-Defense attracted a crowd after a shouting match erupted between two veterans.

Students clash over guns rights group

Students for Self-Defense tabling in the quad took an intentionally provocative stance, act surprised when people were provoked
October 11, 2018

A shouting match erupted between a crowd of students over a Students for Self-Defense booth on the walkway leading out of the Library Quad Thursday. A crowd gathered around 2 p.m. after an exchange...

Sujatha Moni, Diana Tate Vermeire, Beth Lesen, Alexa Sardina and Makenzie Neves discuss with students the ramifications of the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Panelists discussed concerns with Kavanaughs partisanship and temperament and compared the treatment of Christine Blasey Ford to Anita Hill.

Panel of Sac State campus members discuss Kavanaugh confirmation

Discussion topics covered both the impact on the #MeToo movement along with the new justice’s partisanship
October 10, 2018

A panel of seven female professors, faculty and a student representative from Sac State discussed the confirmation of controversial Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexually assaulting...

Brett Kavanaugh attends Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

ASI & CDI to host Supreme Court panel

Panel aims to provide nonpartisan nuanced discussion and trauma support
October 9, 2018

Associated Students, Inc. and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion will be hosting a panel discussion about the Supreme Court confirmation process Tuesday. The discussion will be in the Redwood Room...

Deion Seruelo, left, a student only identified as Alyssa, middle, and a student only identified as Alex, right, lead a group of demonstrators to the office of Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen Thursday. The students from multiple campus organizations delivered a list of demands stemming from what considered an under reported sexual assault at American River Courtyard.

Sac State student groups demand transparency in sexual assault case

Students delivered letter with demands to President’s office
October 4, 2018

Students from multiple campus organizations gathered in the Library Quad on Thursday for a rally to call for accountability and transparency in the wake of a sexual assault that occurred on campus. The...

Amy Stasyuk watches as Sacramento County Sheriff officers prepare her husband deputy sheriff Mark Stasyuks casket Saturday, Sept. 29. Mark Stasyuk was shot and killed in the line of duty Monday, Sept. 17 after responding to a disturbance at a Pep Boys Auto Shop in Rancho Cordova.

Memorial held for deputy killed in Rancho Cordova shootout

Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy and Sac State alumnus Mark Stasyuk remembered
September 29, 2018

California peace officers and community members gathered to commemorate the life of Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy Mark Stasyuk at Bayside Church in Roseville on Saturday. Stasyuk died in a shootout...

Herky Streetcar and silver Mitsubushi Montero SUV following the accident.

Herky Streetcar involved in traffic accident

No injuries and only minor damage reported from the low speed accident
September 5, 2018

The Herky Streetcar was involved in a minor accident, blocking traffic for several minutes on Sinclair Road Wednesday afternoon. The accident occurred between the new Herky Streetcar, the electric...

Login screen for eduroam Wi-Fi service. Students have had issues connecting to eduroam Wi-Fi since the beginning of the semester.

Sac State IRT scrambles during the first week of classes

Transferring students to the eduroam system a priority for Sac State IRT
September 4, 2018

During the first week of school, tensions are already high. Between new parking routines, waitlists and disbursement delays, something as simple as not being able to connect to wifi can feel catastrophic. “It’s...

Students drinking beer outside Round Table

Round Table Pizza selected as 2018 ‘Best place to get a beer’ at Sac State

The results come from this year’s Best of Sac State poll
May 9, 2018

Round Table Pizza has been selected by State Hornet readers as the best place to get a beer on campus in this year’s Best of Sac State poll. Brian Abrams is a business major who comes exclusively...

Lauren Thompson, a deaf studies student at Sacramento State, tells the romantic meeting of an old friend at Capital Storytelling, an event co-sponsored by Sac State and The Verge Center for the Arts, on Thursday, April 26, 2018. “Storytelling is just a great part of society that’s happened for thousands of years, that’s carried on in a modern day context,” Thompson said in an interview.

Performers take time to reflect at Capital Storytelling

May 1, 2018

Six speakers from the Sacramento community told real-life stories at Capital Storytelling, an event organized by Sacramento State and hosted at the Verge Center for the Arts. The event, held on Thursday...

From left, Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen and California Assemblyman Kevin McCarty at McCartys question and answer session at Sac State on Friday.

Kevin McCarty holds Q&A session at Sac State

April 29, 2018

Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, answered questions about funding the California State University system and two of his criminal justice reforms at Sacramento State Friday. McCarty started off...

Shahera Hyatt performs a comedy routine at Best of San Francisco Stand Up at the Hobart in San Francisco on Friday, March 30, 2018. Hyatt will be one of six performers on stage at Capital Storytelling on April 26.

Capital Storytelling will feature real-life stories from members of the Sac State community

April 17, 2018

Sacramento State has partnered with the Verge Center for the Arts to present Capital Storytelling, an event featuring personal, real-life stories from members of the community. At the event, six performers...

Sacramento State English professor Josh McKinney demonstrates traditional Japanese sword drills during an unveiling ceremony Saturday, April 7, 2018.The swords belong to the Japanese-American Archival Collections special collections. The collection includes swords going back as far as 1648.

Japanese-American Archival Collection reveals newly-restored swords

April 12, 2018

The University Library Department of Special Collections and University Archives unveiled its newly-restored Japanese sword collection on Saturday. On display were the oldest blades in the collection,...

VIDEO: Students, faculty protest CSU funding gap at State Capitol

VIDEO: Students, faculty protest CSU funding gap at State Capitol

April 6, 2018

 At the joint rally between faculty and students on April 5 to protest state funding for the higher education system, one of the most evident forms of solidarity was though art. This video looks...

Student protesters sound horns and chant at the Capitol. The CFA and the SQE held a protest on the Capitol lawn on Wednesday, April 4 against CSU underfunding and an incoming tuition hike.

Students, faculty protest CSU funding gap at State Capitol

Students, faculty, and administration from across the state rallied against rising tuition
April 5, 2018

 A rally to protest next school year’s potential tuition increase was held at the State Capitol on Wednesday, having been organized by the California Faculty Association and coordinated with Students...

Former Sacramento Kings player Matt Barnes holds one of the children of Stephon Clark, who was recently shot and killed by police, during the March and Rally for Action on March 31, 2018. Barnes created the event to spread awareness of the shooting and preach change.

Ex-King Matt Barnes leads protest involving families of Stephon Clark and Joseph Mann

April 1, 2018

Leaders from Sacramento and the National Action Network, along with the families of Stephon Clark and Joseph Mann, were at Cesar E. Chavez Plaza speaking about long-term goals and policy demands on Saturday...

Jorge Quintana, a leader with Students for Quality Education, leads a crowd in chants at a roundtable discussion in the Global Lounge on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Quintana is recruiting students for an April 4 protest about state funding of the CSU.

Students, faculty to protest for CSU funding increase

March 27, 2018

The California Faculty Association is holding a rally on April 4 to call on Gov. Jerry Brown to increase funding for the California State University system in the 2018 budget. The rally will be held...

From left to right, Sac State social work students Catlyn Dominguez, Sandra Vang, Gracie Rabamad and Jaenette Cervantez turned out in solidarity for the #Enough rally on Capitol Mall on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. All four women intern at the Wellspring Womens Center and support stricter gun control across the nation.

VIDEO: Sac State students among anti-gun demonstrators

March 15, 2018

Students, organizers, teachers, parents and politicians as they rallied on the Capitol Mall on Wednesday morning in solidarity with nationwide school walkouts protesting gun violence in the wake of...

Sac State students among anti-gun demonstrators

Sac State students among anti-gun demonstrators

March 15, 2018

Rain fell on students, organizers, teachers, parents and politicians as they rallied on the Capitol Mall on Wednesday morning in solidarity with nationwide school walkouts protesting gun violence in...

Students participate in a February demonstration in Washington in the wake of the school shooting in Florida. Members of the Sacramento State community will be participating in anti-gun rallies later this month.

Sac State students, faculty to attend March gun control rallies

March 7, 2018

Some Sacramento State faculty and students are rallying at the State Capitol in a pair of demonstrations to be held later this month against gun violence in the aftermath of the Feb. 14 school shooting...

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