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In this week's 'In Summary' newsletter, Sacramento State holds town halls for candidates the new campus police chief. The State Hornet explains all the different class modalities offered next semester. Sacramento boba shops struggle to meet demands due to shortage. Plus, a letter from our next Editor-in-Chief! Keep reading below for more.

Top Stories

3 Sac State Chief of Police candidates selected, speak at town halls
Three finalists for the next police chief of Sac State Police Department were selected to participate in a town hall. Deputy Chief of Rutgers University police Michael Rein, Sacramento County Sheriff Captain Todd Henry and Sacramento County Sheriff Deputy Chet Madison Jr. each had their own opportunity to explain their qualifications and vision for the department. 

Check out our coverage of the town halls to learn more about each finalist.
FAQ: HyFlex and HerkyFlex, what’s the difference?
Confused about all the different class modalities listed in your student center? The State Hornet has organized this FAQ to provide answers regarding the different modality.

Sac State proposed seven course modalities for fall 2021 that currently appear on student’s Student Center: Hybrid, HerkyFlex, HyFlex, blended, fully in-person, online synchronous and online asynchronous.

Read more about the upcoming semester here.
“We’ve had to call security”: Sacramento boba shops brace for boba shortage, backlash
Sacramento region boba shops are facing a new issue during the COVID-19 pandemic: a shortage of tapioca. Tapioca starch is the key ingredient used to make those chewy balls at the bottom of your drink.

With business finally picking back up after lockdowns and the number of customers increasing, stores are having a difficult time keeping up the demands.

Read more about the tapioca shortage and what it means for local boba shops.

Arts & Entertainment

VIDEO: Walk through the Sac State campus awash with green this spring
Spring time has arrived in Sacramento. The State Hornet is taking the opportunity to walk you through campus. Immerse yourself in an empty springtime campus as flowers bloom and cool breezes blow over the university grounds.

Come with us on a campus walk through.

Sports

Sac State men’s soccer team made their return to the pitch in spring exhibition season
The men's soccer team faced season cancellations twice due to COVID-19. After their fall season was canceled, they rescheduled for the spring semester. Unfortunately, the spring season was also canceled. 

The men's soccer team finally saw some action on the pitch as they played a short exhibition season in April and May. The team took on UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
 
Sac State basketball player goes pro in Puerto Rico
Brandon Davis, who will be graduating this semester, is beginning his professional basketball career in Puerto Rico. Davis will be playing his first game on July 8 as a member of the Mets de Guaynabo in the Baloncesto Superior Nacional league.

Read more about Davis' journey to the pros.
More sports news:
  • Sac State baseball took three of four games last weekend against University of San Francisco. The Hornets will play their last conference series of the season this weekend against University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
  • The softball team's season came to an end last weekend after losing in the Big Sky Tournament against the University of Montana 5-0.

Opinion

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Introducing The State Hornet’s new Editor-in-Chief
As the school year comes to an end, The State Hornet's incoming Editor-in-Chief Jordan Parker has a message for our readers.

Jordan writes about covering diverse and underrepresented communities on campus and ensuring their voices are heard.

Read Jordan's full letter here.

Podcasts

Let’s talk about sex…uality: REAL TALK WITH ROSE PODCAST
Real Talk with Rose is an advice-focused podcast that takes an in-depth look at neglected topics important to young adults, talking with students and experts to inform on subjects that we often have to teach ourselves about.

This episode discusses sexuality with women’s and gender studies department associate professor Tristan Josephson and Pride Center Coordinator Melissa Muganzo.

Listen to Real Talk with Rose on Spotify!
Inaugural podcast section unpacks a semester of content: STATE HORNET BUZZED
Buzzed is The State Hornet's variety comedy podcast where a variety of staffers talk about different topics every episode. This episode, the inaugural podcast staff looks back on a semester of online content, audio production lessons and behind-the-scenes stories. They also look at some random acts of kindness they’ve received and their favorite podcast episodes.

Check out his episode of Buzzed here!

What you need to know this week

  • Hi. It's Isabelle, your newsletter editor, here. I just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone who reads our newsletters. This will be the last newsletter of the spring 2021 semester, but don't worry, we'll be back in the fall with a great group of new writers. The State Hornet will be posting stories during the summer so don't forget to check out our website. Have a great summer and congratulations to our new graduates. 
Stay safe and have a great week!
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