In this week's 'In Summary' newsletter, Sacramento State students will be receiving another round of direct payments in the fall. Best of Sac State 2021 is live! You all voted for your favorites on campus and in pop culture, and we are breaking down your selections. The State Hornet investigates where all Sac State's COVID-19 relief funds have gone and previews of an upcoming exhibit about social justice. Continue reading to find out more!

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Nelsen announces another round of direct payments to Sac State students in fall
Students can expect to receive another $600 to $850 in direct payments as Sac State is due to receive more federal funds. On Thursday, Sac State President Robert Nelsen announced plans for the university to spend $50 million in COVID-19 relief funds.

Similar to the last round of payments, the amounts will be determined by the student's financial aid and Pell grant status and how many units they are enrolled in. These payments are expected to be made in the fall.

Read more about the next round of direct payments here.
Best of Sac State 2021
The State Hornet Best of Sac State results are live. We reached out to our readers to get their opinions on Sac State, what they miss about being on campus and so much more!

This year, students voted sweatpants as the best quarantine outfit and The Bagel Place as the best food place on campus. 

Check out our full list of winners here!
Where did all that money go?: A breakdown of $63.8 million HEERF II funds
Sac State President Robert Nelsen recently announced that Sac State would be receiving $20 million in the third round of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds. So, where did all the money from the first two rounds go?

Sac State received over $102 million in the first and second rounds of HEERF, with students being allocated around $63 million of that. The State Hornet spoke with Sac State's chief financial officer and others to find out where all the remaining funds are going.

Find out more about where the HEERF money is going.

Arts & Entertainment

Multimedia virtual art exhibit to feature ‘Expressions for Social Justice’
Sac State’s Center on Race, Immigration and Social Justice will host a virtual exhibit starting May 13, featuring 32 multimedia works produced by solo artists and groups from the Sacramento region centering on the titular theme of “unequal freedoms” – the systemic and social inequalities faced by marginalized communities.

The State Hornet caught up with some Sac State students and alumni who will be participating in the exhibit to preview their works and talk about their creative process.

Read more about the virtual exhibit and the artists that will be participating.
5 trends Sac State fashion students are wearing this spring
It is getting hot in the Sacramento region! The State Hornet sat down with some fashion fanatic students to find all the must-have pieces for this season. 

Students recommended funky pants, Bermuda shorts, pastels and more to elevate your fashion game.

Find out more about the hottest fashion trends for this spring!


Sac State women’s golf team ranked as 17th seed in NCAA regional tournament
After winning the Big Sky Tournament, the women's golf team have now set their focus on the NCAA Division I Tournament. The team was ranked 17th out of 18 going into the tournament but plans on staying competitive throughout the tournament.

“You got to play good, it’s simple,” said coach David Sutherland. “You want to get out in front, it’s hard to chase when you’re going against a good team.

Find out more about the women's golf team and its journey to the NCAA Tournament.
Sac State baseball splits road series with California Baptist University
The Sac State baseball team split a four-game series last weekend against California Baptist University. The team is sitting third in the Western Athletic Conference and is unlikely to move any higher as the season comes to an end. 

The Hornets will be taking a break from conference play to face University of San Francisco in a four-game series this weekend.

Find out more about the team's standing as the season draws toward a close.
More sports news:
  • The softball team ended its regular season with a 1-2 series loss against Southern Utah University last weekend. The Hornets will compete as the number three seed in the Big Sky Tournament against Montana State University on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the first game of the conference tournament. Check out more about the series here.
  • The track and field team will participate in the Big Sky Championship beginning Friday. The event will take place at Weber State University in Utah. 


Khalil’s Virtual Venue: Alternative Rock Subgenres
Music writer Khalil Bourgoub is back with another playlist, this time feeling inspired by his lack of rock music inclusion in previous playlists. Khalil is righting his wrong by dedicating a whole playlist to alternative subgenres rock songs that aren't mainstream yet.

Songs include "We Own The Night" by Dance Gavin Dance, "‘Strongthany" by Delta Sleep and "Reflection" by Balance And Composure.

Check out Khalil's alternative rock playlist here.


Softball junior Alondra Mejia on setting Sac State home run record: SPORTS SPOTLIGHT PODCAST
It's The State Hornet Spotlight, but for sports! Sportswriters Jordan Latimore and Garry Singh bring you in-depth, one-on-one interviews with various players and sports figures.

This week, Jordan and Garry sit down with softball player Alondra Mejia who was recently voted as best female athlete in The State Hornet's Best of Sac State. Mejia also set a program-record by hitting three home runs in one game.

Check out the latest Sports Spotlight with Alondra Mejia here!
HEERF II breakdown, multimedia art exhibit and more: STATE HORNET PODCAST
Don't have time to read all the articles on The State Hornet website? No worries, podcast staffers Rose Vega and Gavin Rock are here to break it all down!

On this episode, Rose and Gavin discuss their favorite stories from this semester, The State Hornet’s full breakdown of how Sac State spent its HEERF II monies, an upcoming multimedia art exhibit and more on today’s news podcast.

Listen to The State Hornet Podcast on Spotify!

What you need to know this week

  • It is the last week of regular classes! Congratulations for making it this far, Hornets. Finals week is fast-approaching; stay focused and study hard. Good luck to everyone!
Stay safe, and have a great week!
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