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Jazz reigns supreme at Battle of the Bands 2016

Jazz reigns supreme at Battle of the Bands 2016

Eva Hoch
December 5, 2016
Filed under Culture, Music

Local jazz quartet ACTUALITY took home first prize at this year’s Battle of the Bands competition Thursday night at the University Union Ballroom. Sacramento’s indie-alternative group Atlas Park won second place while Stockton-based Malaska won third. “It feels really good (to win),” said ACTUAL...

UNIQUE’s Battle of the Bands competition spotlights local talents

UNIQUE’s Battle of the Bands competition spotlights local talents

Eva Hoch
November 17, 2016
Filed under Culture, Music

A total of eight local musical groups will enter Sacramento State’s third annual Battle of the Bands competition this year, which is hosted by the UNIQUE Programs on Dec. 1 in the University Union Ballroom. According to UNIQUE, the eight bands competing are Stockton-based Malaska, Whorrifick from ...

Speak the culture at third World Language Day

Speak the culture at third World Language Day

Eva Hoch
November 10, 2016
Filed under Culture, Features

Sacramento State’s diversity will be the spotlight at this year’s World Language Day celebration on Nov. 15 as the campus and the World Languages and Literatures Department honor hundreds of native dialects of its student body. Co-coordinator and Japanese language professor Kazue Masuyama said that World Languag...

For some people, is it still Bernie or Bust?

For some people, is it still Bernie or Bust?

Eva Hoch
November 2, 2016
Filed under Culture, Featured, Features

With recent developments involving Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s leaked emails and Republican candidate Donald Trump’s Access Hollywood video, many Americans, especially young voters, have begun to wonder whether a write-in vote for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is still worth i...

‘The Diviners’ pulls on Sac State’s heartstrings

‘The Diviners’ pulls on Sac State’s heartstrings

Eva Hoch
October 14, 2016
Filed under Culture, Featured, Theater

A Great Depression tale surrounding two characters searching for water and faith will be showcased by the Department of Theatre and Dance in its first dramedy production of the semester. The Diviners, written by Jim Leonard, Jr., is set in 1930s Zion, Indiana, with its focus on a sweet, mentally-cha...

WATCH: 8 hidden gems on campus you need to know about

WATCH: 8 hidden gems on campus you need to know about

Eva Hoch
October 6, 2016
Filed under Culture, Featured, Video

(Click on each photo on the map for descriptions)   Credits: Reporting: Eva Hoch, Claire Morgan Video: Sami Soto Photography: Diana Rykun Designer: Emily Hagen ...

Dance marathon to fundraise for students in need

Dance marathon to fundraise for students in need

Eva Hoch
September 29, 2016
Filed under Culture, Featured

As part of Homecoming Week on campus, the Student Advancement Council will be hosting the second annual Dance Marathon (otherwise known as Dance Fest) in the Residence Hall Quad on Oct. 7 to raise money for the Student Emergency Grant Fund. Students participating in the dance competition will be judged o...

A night of elemental jazz by Hot Club Faux Gitane

A night of elemental jazz by Hot Club Faux Gitane

Eva Hoch
September 28, 2016
Filed under Culture, Featured

Sacramento State’s music literature professor and bassoon artist David Wells will take over the Capistrano Concert Hall Friday, Sept. 30, with his Modesto-based sextet Hot Club Faux Gitane for a night of 1930s gypsy swing jazz. Wells, who has been playing the bassoon for 20 years, became part of this ban...

Study abroad – cheap or expensive?

Study abroad – cheap or expensive?

Eva Hoch
September 19, 2016
Filed under Culture, Featured

For years, many Sacramento State students have thought that studying abroad anywhere in the world is only available to those who have a stable financial background. What they didn’t know is that Hornets studying abroad pay the same tuition and receive the same grants as they would here in the U.S...