In this week's 'In Summary' newsletter, Sacramento State is unable to prevent students who missed the COVID-19 vaccination deadline from accessing campus. Students in the theatre department are working to creating an anti-racism community within the arts. Plus, the Services for Students with Disabilities office is transferring to an online system, improving accessibility to accommodations for students and faculty. 

Top Stories

Sac State struggles to deny campus access to students who missed vaccination deadline
FILE PHOTO: Catherine Nigro, registered nurse for the Student Health Center, prepares for the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed to students and faculty in the Brown Bag room in the Union on Jan. 28, 2021. Sac State Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills said that professors have “not yet” been emailed a list of their students who missed the COVID-19 vaccine certification deadline. Madelaine Church
While the 2,206 Sacramento State students who have failed to meet the Sept. 13 COVID-19 vaccine certification deadline should have been denied access to campus, professors have not been notified who these students are.

“Doing this has turned out to be much more complicated [than] initially expected,” Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills said in an email to The State Hornet. “We are working through the issues and hope to have a solution soon."

Read the whole story here.
Sac State theatre students call for change, reflect on department’s past with systemic racism
Aladria Brown stands outside of the university theater on Saturday, May 8, 2021. As ASI’s next director of arts and letters, she plans to collaborate with all departments and bring new ideas to Sac State. Madelaine Church
In a push to confront systemic racism within the theatre department, students and faculty held a series of summer meetings to advocate for anti-racism within the department. 

“We have this call to the department and the university to stop functioning in a performative manner,” Miles Meckling, a 22-year-old theatre alumni said. “We’re calling on you to hire and bring in qualified, diverse employees to help represent all of the students and the dynamic makeup of California.”

Read more about how the community is addressing racism.
Sac State’s Services for Students with Disabilities transitions to campus
The Services for Students with Disabilities (SSWD) office is located in Lassen Hall with students entering and exiting. SSWD has set up a computer lab where staff are helping disabled students familiarize with the new Clockwork program for the SSWD Portal — no longer needing their all-paper format. Ayaana Williams
The Services for Students with Disabilities at Sacramento State is making the transition to fully online after years of paper filling. 

Previously, students with disabilities would drop off paperwork from their medical provider, pick up their accommodation letter and deliver the letter to professors in order to receive academic accommodations. But with the new system students and faculty have access to an online portal for all accommodation needs.

Read more about how online is benefiting students
Newsom survives recall, editor roundtable reacts: STATE HORNET SPOTLIGHT
Gavin Newsom retains his position as Governor of California after 63% voted no to the recall on Tuesday. Photo of “Gavin Newsom” by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
A follow-up episode of the State Hornet Spotlight podcast features podcast editor Mack Ervin III, Editor-in-Chief Jordan Parker and managing editor Magaly Muñoz giving their immediate reaction following the 2021 California recall election.

The three debate the wider than expected margin of victory, what the future may hold for candidates Larry Elder and Kevin Paffrath and how Gavin Newsom and the Democrats found their mojo to revive his governorship and future political prospects.

Listen to State Hornet Spotlight on Spotify.


Sac State football loses home opener after offensive struggles
Sac State quarterback Asher O’Hara (10) looks to throw a pass during the home opener against the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. The Hornets lost the game 34-16 after turning the ball over six times. Ayaana Williams
After two years with no Hornet football, Sac State finally returned to Hornet Stadium to begin its defense of the Big Sky Championship. Unfortunately, the team fell short to the University of Northern Iowa.

The Hornets lost 34-16 to the Panthers. Sac State struggled with its offense and maintaining control of the ball. Quarterbacks Asher O'Hara and Jake Dunniway combined for six turnovers.

Read more about the first home game of the season here.
Sac State women’s volleyball loses invitational volleyball championship
Sacramento State Hornets volleyball team wins 2 of 3 games to make it to the tournament championship on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. The Hornets hosted a four-team tournament made up of Boise State, CSU Northridge, University of the Pacific, and themselves. Tony Rodriguez
The Hornets lost the championship game of Sacramento State’s invitational women’s volleyball tournament against Boise State on Saturday. The Hornets lost in three straight sets after coming into the championship game undefeated. 

“I think the tournament was really good preparation [for the upcoming season], all the teams were really strong,” said head coach Ruben Volta. “In the final game we played a really good team, and we just weren’t able to respond.”

Read more about the Hornets' showing at the tournament here.

Arts and Entertainment

Island of Black and White plays Sac State concert
Lead guitarist Tim Picchi plays a solo during Island of Black & White’s set on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. The performance took place Thursday in the University Union Serna Plaza. Michael Eskridge
Sacramento State’s Union Network for Innovative Quality University Entertainment hosted local Sacramento band Island of Black & White at a concert on campus Thursday. The event was part of the organization’s outdoor concert series, an effort to strengthen community within the student body.

Read more about the concert here.


OPINION: Republican recall campaigns are a circus
The State Hornet’s copy editor Alex Muegge said Larry Elder’s decision to make the “L” in his surname the shape of the state of California for his campaign logo is an insult to Californians everywhere. “Larry Elder” by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.
The California gubernatorial recall election has ended and it is projected that Gavin Newsom will continue as our governor. While Newsom is strongly ahead now, the lead up to the election wasn't so clear.

Copy editor Alex Muegge analyzes the campaigns of some of Newsom's top challengers and their attempts at swinging the voter base their way.

Read the analysis here.


First faculty senate meeting, return to campus and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST
Prefer to listen? On another episode of The State Hornet Podcast, podcast editor Mack Ervin III rounds up the biggest stories entering week three of classes at Sacramento State.

Major stories include the first faculty senate meeting of the year detailing potential COVID-19 contingency plans, how students are feeling and fairing after returning to campus, and the Sac State football team losing their first home game since the 2019 season.

Listen to The State Hornet Podcast on Spotify.

What you need to know this week

  • Wednesday was the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month which runs through Oct. 15. Keep tuning into The State Hornet for special coverage surrounding the month!
Stay safe and have a great week!
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