Friday, April 23, 2021

News of the week

By Michael Eskridge, staff writer

Hi, Hornets!

In this week's newsletter, we learn the CSU system is planning to require COVID-19 vaccinations in order to return to campus in fall 2021. Sac State students respond to the Derek Chauvin verdict. Chanel Miller, a bestselling author, shares her story dealing with sexual assault. And, we have broadcast coverage discussing students' mental health, vaccinations and more.

CSU to require COVID-19 vaccination for fall 2021 semester

(File photo) Austin Friedheim, nursing student at Sacramento State, fills the needle up with the COVID-19 vaccine to inject patients in the Brown Bag Room in the Union on Jan. 28, 2021. Madelaine Church

The California State University system announced Wednesday that it will require faculty, students and staff to be vaccinated in order for them to access campus in the fall. 

The requirement will only be implemented if the Food and Drug Administration fully approves the vaccines.

Learn more about the CSU system's decision here.

Check out what Sac State students are saying about the decision here.

‘Justice is being served’: Sac State students react to Derek Chauvin verdict

Robert Gonzalez, an international relations major, stands next to a t-shirt seller at a gas station during a George Floyd protest in Fontana, California on May 27, 2020. Background photos taken by Ian Ratliff (left) and Sara Nevis (right). Mercy Sosa

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd. Sac State students voiced their opinions on the trial results. 

“The justice system needs to be consistent with these types of verdicts to ultimately stop the unarmed killings of innocent civilians everywhere,” Marcus Butler, a communication studies major said. “There is still much work to be done.”

Read more student responses here.

'Excited to go back': Sac State students weigh in on fall 2021 teaching modalities

(Clockwise from top left) Sarah Miller, Robert Wiemer, Erin Wardle and Gao Thao share their thoughts on returning to in-person classes at Sacramento State in fall 2021. Screenshot taken via Zoom by Michael Eskridge

Students shared their mixed feelings about going back to in-person classes for the first time since COVID-19 began. While many students are excited to return to campus, they also worry about what safety precautions will be taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“The biggest thing is to make sure the admin takes the right steps to keeping all of the students safe, and making sure that everybody continues to feel comfortable,” said Erin Wardle, an interior design major.

See what student are saying about next semester here.

STATE HORNET NEWS: Sac State administers COVID-19 vaccine, new ASI president and more

The broadcast team is back with more campus coverage! If you don't have time to read all our articles, check out this video to get all the latest news. In this broadcast, the team discusses student mental health, the new Associated Students, Inc. president and campus COVID-19 vaccinations.

Check out the broadcast here.

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Other news you should know

  • A Stanford study found 'Zoom' fatigue is real and worse for women. Here's why
    By Brittany Johnson, KCRA 3 II April 22
  • California’s massive UC and Cal State systems plan to require COVID-19 vaccinations this fall
    By Nina Agrawal, Teresa Watanabe and Colleen Shalby, LA Times II April 22
  • When you can expect a $600 California stimulus payment
    By KCRA Staff, KCRA 3 II April 22

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