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Art student reinterprets Arboretum’s darkness as own gloomy dreams

Art student reinterprets Arboretum’s darkness as own gloomy dreams

Edrian Pamintuan
December 1, 2016
Filed under Culture, Features

The Sacramento State University Arboretum’s darkness and its three-acre space was the set of a live performance art show Wednesday night featuring a massive brain-like apparatus represented using black boxes. The event was not an anatomy or a physiology class gone wrong, but rather an elaborate s...

Sac State students not surprised with Kanye West’s rant, 30-minute Sacramento show

Sac State students not surprised with Kanye West’s rant, 30-minute Sacramento show

Edrian Pamintuan
November 21, 2016
Filed under Culture, Featured, Features, Music

Rapper Kanye West unleashed a tirade at his Saint Pablo Tour stop at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento Saturday night before storming out and ended the concert after just 30 minutes. This happened days after the rapper announced to his San Jose crowd that he didn’t vote and would have cast his ba...

Sac State offers post-election counseling to distraught students

Sac State offers post-election counseling to distraught students

Edrian Pamintuan
November 11, 2016
Filed under Featured, News, Trump

Following the surprise victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election, the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) hosted a workshop Thursday intended to help students who may be distraught to cope. Guest speaker Cheryl Samuelson, a counselor for the Student Health and Counseling Services,...

Gregory Kondos’ 93-plus years of blue subtlety

Gregory Kondos’ 93-plus years of blue subtlety

Edrian Pamintuan
November 10, 2016
Filed under Culture, Features

During the Sunday of Super Bowl 50 in February, world renowned artist Gregory Kondos received a phone call from President Robert Nelsen saying that he will receive an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree during the Spring 2016 Commencement. At first, Kondos jokingly said why would anyone have the guts to...

Guys and Dolls: Conman, gambler cross paths in new musical production

Guys and Dolls: Conman, gambler cross paths in new musical production

Edrian Pamintuan
November 2, 2016
Filed under Culture, Features

The Department of Theatre and Dance will bring the bustling streets of New York City and vibrant colors of Havana, Cuba to the stage at Sacramento State in a new musical production of “Guys and Dolls”, which runs from Nov. 9 to 20. The award-winning romantic comedy musical was made famous by a 1...

Get your spooky on at these 13 haunted sites around town

Get your spooky on at these 13 haunted sites around town

Edrian Pamintuan
October 27, 2016
Filed under Culture, Featured

We’ve rounded up 13 haunted sites in and around the city of Sacramento to get you into the spooky spirit of this year’s Halloween. Old Sac Tunnel Dorothea Puente Citizen Hotel Dyer Lane Delta King Old City Cemetery Iceland Skating Rink Shasta Hall at Sac State Leland Stanford Mans...

Andrew Castro overcomes stage fright, gains fans from coast to coast

Andrew Castro overcomes stage fright, gains fans from coast to coast

Edrian Pamintuan
October 18, 2016
Filed under Culture, Featured, Music

A man who has suffered from a myriad of obstacles such as stage fright, anxiety, and ruptured vocal chords has grown into a performer whose fan base extends from coast to coast. This man is local singer-songwriter Andrew Castro, who will bring his unique blend of pop, folk and deeply personal lyric...

Sixth time’s a charm

Sixth time’s a charm

Edrian Pamintuan
October 6, 2016
Filed under Culture, Featured

South Sacramento rapper Mr. Hooper will bring his deep-rooted hip-hop style to Sacramento State with a Nooner performance on Oct. 12 at the University Union Serna Plaza. Mr. Hooper, whose real name is Virgil Hooper, said he has been entertaining audiences since he was a 14-year-old performing at n...

Big Sticky Mess to rock Nooner stage

Big Sticky Mess to rock Nooner stage

Edrian Pamintuan
September 21, 2016
Filed under Culture, Featured, Uncategorized

Big Sticky Mess can sound like a negative judgment but in the case of this Davis-based band, it was more an aftermath of its older group’s breakup. And eventually, the name stuck, although big, sticky and messy aren’t terms that people would use to describe how the band operates or the sound that...

Ghostly good vibes at Nooner

Ghostly good vibes at Nooner

Edrian Pamintuan
September 13, 2016
Filed under Culture, Featured

The Ghost Town Rebellion is a local Americana band that proves Sacramento does have a growing music scene - one that is dedicated to playing good old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll. The group is slated to perform their Sacramento State set on Sept. 14 at the University Union Serna Plaza (located...

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