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Sac State softball team continues ‘working out the kinks’

Sac State softball team continues ‘working out the kinks’

Noah Alvarez
March 27, 2017
Filed under Featured, Softball, Sports

With more losses than wins halfway through the season, the Sacramento State softball team looks to turn things around just as it did a season ago. The Hornets (11-14-1) find themselves in a similar spot as the 2016 season when they were 9-14 before the start of Big Sky Conference play. Sac State ...

Student volunteers clean up campus weeds, trash as part of Alternative Break

Student volunteers clean up campus weeds, trash as part of Alternative Break

John Ferrannini
March 27, 2017
Filed under Featured, News

By John Ferrannini and Claire Morgan Some students spent their week off picking weeds, cleaning trash and constructing planter boxes as part of Alternative Break, a series of service projects designed for those still in town for spring break. The focus of this iteration of Alternative Break, which takes...

OPINION: Watching Sacramento’s anxious search for an identity

OPINION: Watching Sacramento’s anxious search for an identity

John Ferrannini
March 27, 2017
Filed under Featured, Opinion

Are you a proud Sacramentan? I had never asked myself that question before until one day when I was sipping on my craft coffee on the patio of a trendy new business while watching spandex-clad bikers compete with Teslas on the road. Yet giving Sacramento something to be proud of seems to be on...

Sac State splits conference-opening doubleheader against Weber State

Sac State splits conference-opening doubleheader against Weber State

Kameron Schmid
March 25, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

After Friday’s rainout, Sacramento State’s softball team got some extra work in, going 17 innings over two games against Weber State in Saturday’s doubleheader, which the two teams split 1-1. The first game was a 10-inning 3-2 win for the Weber State Wildcats (17-11-1, 1-1 Big Sky Conference)...

Girl Scout Cookie Tagalong Cake Bars

Girl Scout Cookie Tagalong Cake Bars

Sami Soto
March 25, 2017
Filed under Video

Girl Scout Cookie season is still underway! If you still have some leftover cookies, think about using them in this creative way! (Filmed by Cameron Leng, Matt Norbert, and Sami Soto)

‘Grey’s Anatomy’: First season a testament to show’s longevity

‘Grey’s Anatomy’: First season a testament to show’s longevity

Vu Chau
March 23, 2017
Filed under Culture, Featured, Opinion

My back is sore and my eyes are dry, trying their hardest to stay open at 5 a.m. on Thursday as I was more than five episodes into the first season of Grey’s Anatomy. The nine-episode first season starts off with Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), a new intern at Seattle Grace Hospital, waking up next...

Everyone is a little mad on ‘Mad Men’

Everyone is a little mad on ‘Mad Men’

Vu Chau
March 22, 2017
Filed under Culture, Featured, Opinion

Watching Mad Men was like stepping into another world — a world where cigarette scent is overpowering, women are viewed as amusement for men and people who aren’t white Americans live and work in their own community. It’s a different, provocative and stylish world that I, oddly, don’t want to li...

Sacramento State student launches fashion line

Sacramento State student launches fashion line

Nicole Fowler
March 22, 2017
Filed under Culture

Loud music could be heard from outside and college students could be seen hanging about, but this was not your typical college party. To commemorate its newfound success in the fashion industry, Ange Gardien celebrated in style. It was a night filled with music, special guests, and most of all, its supporters. The release event took place March 11 at Sacramento’s Country Club Lanes, ...

CSU board votes to raise tuition amid student protests

CSU board votes to raise tuition amid student protests

John Ferrannini
March 22, 2017
Filed under Featured, News, Tuition

The first tuition increase in six years was approved by the California State University Board of Trustees after a vote in Long Beach on Wednesday amid student protests inside and outside the meeting. The vote raises tuition for in-state undergraduates by $270 beginning next academic year, a 5 percen...

Television touchdown: ‘Friday Night Lights’ shines

Television touchdown: ‘Friday Night Lights’ shines

Vu Chau
March 21, 2017
Filed under Culture, Featured, Opinion

For the longest time, I hesitated to start watching Friday Night Lights because of its football-heavy storyline, despite knowing of the show’s numerous accolades and praises during its five-season run. Now that I’m 15 episodes into the first season, I finally understand the mega-hype from both fa...

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