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OPINION: I have OCD. Now, it seems like everybody else does too

OPINION: I have OCD. Now, it seems like everybody else does too

Jordan Silva-Benham, Copy Editor

April 1, 2020

When I was 10 years old, I asked my mom if there was anything I could do to never have to face germs again. She told me no — it was not rational to hide from what is only natural.  That same year, I put on full gloves and a surgical mask to go outside and ride my scooter. I’m sure everyone t...

The WELL offers partial refunds to Sac State faculty, staff, alumni

The WELL offers partial refunds to Sac State faculty, staff, alumni

Madeleine Beck, Deputy Copy Editor

March 27, 2020

The WELL at Sacramento State will offer refunds to faculty, staff, alumni and sponsored members according to an email obtained by the State Hornet.  “We are emailing all of our Monthly-EFT Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Sponsored members to inform you that we are currently processing a 50% refund fo...

‘Financially, it’s kind of ugly for me’: How the coronavirus hurts Sac State students’ finances

‘Financially, it’s kind of ugly for me’: How the coronavirus hurts Sac State students’ finances

Garry Singh

March 22, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses throughout the nation to cut hours or close, leaving many out of work, including students at Sacramento State.   On Thursday, the state of California ordered residents to “stay home except for essential needs” to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, t...

‘I was at a loss for words’: 47 Sac State senior athletes to miss their final season

‘I was at a loss for words’: 47 Sac State senior athletes to miss their final season

Jason Gallardo

March 20, 2020

The Sacramento State Athletics Department canceled all sports Wednesday, leaving 47 senior student athletes unable to finish their last year of eligibility. In addition, four senior basketball players on the men’s team were unable to complete in the 2020 Basketball Championships after the cancellatio...

OPINION: Fear of coronavirus has plagued us all, inducing panic buying

OPINION: Fear of coronavirus has plagued us all, inducing panic buying

Ashton Byers

March 18, 2020

The announcement of a national emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak made by President Donald Trump, left many, including myself, frantically scouring the stores for items needed in the event of a mandated quarantine.  COVID-19, the disease responsible for the coronavirus outbreak, pandemic evo...

Sacramento City Council announces emergency measures due to coronavirus

Sacramento City Council announces emergency measures due to coronavirus

Chris Wong

March 13, 2020

The Sacramento City Council announced emergency measures Friday during a special city council meeting in response to the spread of COVID-19. The meeting was live streamed but closed to the public to comply with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order canceling non-essential public gatherings of more than...

FAQ: Local, state and national responses to COVID-19

FAQ: Local, state and national responses to COVID-19

Gavin Rock

March 13, 2020

Question: What is the coronavirus? Answer: According to the CDC, coronavirus refers to the family of viruses that are commonly found in humans and animals. Forms of the virus that have spread from animals to people include MERS-Cov, SARS-Cov, and the new virus, which causes the disease called COVID-1...

Sacramento County confirms first coronavirus-related death

Sacramento County confirms first coronavirus-related death

Madeleine Beck

March 10, 2020

The Sacramento County Department of Public Health confirmed Sacramento County’s first death related to COVID-19 Tuesday evening, according to a press release.  The deceased individual was in their 90s, a resident of an assisted living home and had prior health complications, the release said. ...

#SacStateSays: ‘When did you last wash your hands?’

#SacStateSays: ‘When did you last wash your hands?’

Kelly Kiernan, Multimedia Editor

March 10, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 disease, the coronavirus has been a recurrent topic at Sacramento State and in the community. The University plans to remain open as of now according to president Robert T. Nelsen’s emails on Tuesday. We asked students when did they last wash their hands and for their thoughts on the...

Sac State professors to choose whether to shift to online classes amid coronavirus concerns

Sac State professors to choose whether to shift to online classes amid coronavirus concerns

Max Connor and Kendra Rivera-Molina

March 10, 2020

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen sent out a SacSend email Tuesday saying professors and instructors can elect to shift part or all of their remaining courses to an online format in light of concerns about the new coronavirus. “After consulting with the Chancellor’s office and our Facul...

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