In this week's 'In Summary' newsletter, a Sacramento State ethnic studies professor shares her journey in higher education. Associated Students, Inc. Board of Directors election results are in! Check out our variety podcast; this week we talk about our childhood movies. One year after COVID-19 began, a rugby player speaks on a lost spot in the national tournament. Read below for all this and more!

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Native American ethnic studies chair recounts higher education journey
Annette Reed is one of 18 Native American professors at Sac State. Reed has created a career where she can mentor and support Native American students.

“[Reed] made me feel comfortable in my identity,” Nia Gregory, a graduate student said. “She lit a fire and allowed me to express myself more fully, and allowed me to understand that I am this truly intersectional person.”

Read more about what it is like to be a Native American woman in higher education.
Samantha Elizalde wins Sac State ASI presidency
Samantha Elizalde won the 2021-2022 ASI Board of Directors presidency alongside running partner Joseph Sais. Election results were announced on April 8. 

The elections drew a 9% voter turnout. Elizalde and Sais’ presidential ticket won with 55.49% of the vote.

Check out the new ASI Board of Directors here.
STATE HORNET BUZZED: Childhood movies – best, worst and underrated
State Hornet: Buzzed is our variety chat podcast. On this episode, podcast staffer Rose Vega along with copy editor Jordan Parker, broadcast staffer Garry Singh and film writer Bradley Hinkson discuss their favorite movies from childhood. 

Yes, believe it or not, we are old enough to remember VHS. 

Listen to Buzzed on Spotify!
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One year after COVID-19, Sac State rugger moves on
Sac State senior Ronald June Walker helped lead the Hornets Rugby Club to a win in the PAC West Rugby Conference Sevens and a spot at the nationals. After a year of sports restrictions, he speaks on his perspective about the season-ending effects of COVID-19.

Check out more about what could have been for the Hornets Rugby Club.

Arts & Entertainment

PREVIEW: Sac State theater students to perform award-winning play through Zoom
“We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884–1915” is a satirical comedy about actors telling the forgotten history of the Herero and Namaqua genocide, which takes place in Namibia between 1904 and 1907, in a rehearsal room.

Hear from director D. Amy-Rose Forbes-Erickson along with actors Hannah Medler and Brittani Banks in this video.

Check out more about the production, including a sneak peak of the play, here.


Hornets baseball team takes series versus New Mexico State
The Sac State baseball team won the series against New Mexico State after splitting a doubleheader this weekend. The series win is the Hornets' fourth straight, helping the team maintain its no. 24 Division I Baseball ranking.

Read more about the matchup here.
Hornets’ softball junior Mejia sets school home run record
Sacramento State junior Alondra Mejia set a school record of three home runs in a single game against the Montana Grizzlies on Saturday, April 3. Before Mejia, no softball player has ever recorded more than two home runs in a single game.

The Hornets went on to sweep Montana 3-0. Check out more about the record here.
More sports news:
  • The softball team (6-3 Big Sky Conference) was swept in a three game series against Weber State (6-0 Big Sky) this weekend. The softball team lost 5-4, 10-9 and 4-0. The team faces Portland State April 23 at 1 p.m.
  • The baseball team (13-3 Western Athletic Conference) will face Seattle University (4-8 WAC) this Friday at 5 p.m.
  • The men's soccer team defeated UC Davis 2-1 in an exhibition game April 11. The team will play against CSU Bakersfield April 18 at 3 p.m.


OPINION: 5 low-key ways to combat hustle culture before finals
Hustle culture is the idea that we should always be striving to work as hard as we can. If we aren’t using every moment of our day to advance a goal then we are doing ourselves a disservice.

This kind of toxic culture sets students up for failure and can be especially harmful before finals. Writer Sydney Roll has come up with a few ways to combat this culture.

Read some of Sydney's tips here.


NO LIMITS PODCAST: NFL trade and draft analysis, Kings’ losing streak
This week on No Limits, Garry Singh and Mack Ervin III are joined by sports writer Jordan Latimore to discuss all the latest in the NFL and NBA.

First, the three discuss two recent, major trades that could shake up the looming NFL Draft. Then, the hosts give us another segment of the “Royal Check-In” dissecting the Sacramento Kings’ five-game loss streak.

Listen to No Limits on Spotify now!
STATE HORNET SPOTLIGHT: Passion Bailey’s love and support of reading
On this episode of State Hornet Spotlight, deputy arts & entertainment editor Chanelle Muerong sits down with Passion Bailey, the co-owner of the Hidden Gems thrift and bookstore

They discuss Bailey’s lifelong love of reading, programs to encourage reading and literacy among Sacramento youth, and her plans and hopes for the future of her business and community.  

Listen to the podcast with Bailey on Spotify!

What you need to know this week

  • Sac State students are now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Check your student email for a message from "Sacramento State Administration" for more information about receiving the vaccine on campus. 
  • Two crimes were reported in the Sac State Police Department crime logs in the last two weeks. One DUI arrest made after the suspect was found driving under the influence of alcohol. He was taken to Sacramento County Main Jail. The second crime was a disturbance near the University Union. The suspect was arrested after a records check revealed he had a no-bail felony warrant.
Stay safe and have a great week!
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