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Taiko drummers perform at Sac State

Taiko drummers perform at Sac State

Rebecca Armbruster

May 6, 2017


Filed under Culture

The Sacramento Taiko Dan drummers performed Wednesday for a crowd drawn by the loud banging heard throughout the University Union. Taiko Dan, a Sacramento-based Japanese drumming group, is composed of seven members of ranging in age, and uses traditional Japanese drums for their music. Sacram...

Alumnus launches new book trading app to help students save money

Alumnus launches new book trading app to help students save money

Rebecca Armbruster

April 19, 2017


Filed under Culture, Featured

Taylor Simpson, a 25-year-old Sacramento State graduate, has launched a new book trading app called BiblosBooks, which allows its users to trade textbooks and novels for free. BiblosBooks provides a platform and community for users to trade, borrow and share books with others, according to Simpson. “Students...

Sac State accreditation team hosts forum as part of campus visit

Sac State accreditation team hosts forum as part of campus visit

Rebecca Armbruster

April 14, 2017


Filed under News

By Rebecca Armbruster, Brenda Contreras and Ricardo Coronado As part of the re-accreditation process, Sacramento State hosted a site visit by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) this week. The WSCUC team hosted open meetings with stu...

Sacramento State Festival of the Arts showcases works by students, faculty

Sacramento State Festival of the Arts showcases works by students, faculty

Rebecca Armbruster

March 29, 2017


Filed under Culture, Featured

The Sacramento State Festival of The Arts (FoTA) will bring the work of students and faculty to a wide range of events that showcase dance, theater, visual art, writing and philosophy. The five-day event will take place from April 5-9 and exhibit work from the students and faculty of the College of A...

Three-run eighth inning pushes Hornets over Minnesota baseball team

Three-run eighth inning pushes Hornets over Minnesota baseball team

Rebecca Armbruster

March 17, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Sacramento State baseball team scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to come back and defeat the Minnesota Golden Gophers 3-2 Thursday at John Smith Field. Sac State (10-6) sophomore right fielder James Outman began the eighth-inning rally by hitting his second home run of the se...

Students, professors share tips for getting most out of spring break

Students, professors share tips for getting most out of spring break

Rebecca Armbruster

March 16, 2017


Filed under Culture

Spring break will soon be upon us. Students are packing their bags for unforgettable trips, getting ready to visit their families back home, or enjoying a “staycation” here in Sacramento. With midterms coming up, stress levels are rising and some students may become more anxious and overwhelmed. There ar...

How to survive the Writing Placement for Juniors exam

How to survive the Writing Placement for Juniors exam

Rebecca Armbruster

February 27, 2017


Filed under Culture, Featured

Registration for the Writing Placement for Juniors, also known as the WPJ, opened this week. Undergraduate students with 60 or more units can register from Feb. 20 to March 3 at noon for the upcoming test on Saturday, March 11. At Sacramento State, students are required to either take English 109W, 109M...

Candid Couples: A Valentine’s Day story

Candid Couples: A Valentine’s Day story

Rebecca Armbruster

February 15, 2017


Filed under Culture, Features

On a day just for romance, we asked five Sacramento State couples how they met. Join the conversation using #SacStateSays. (Photos by Rebecca Armbruster. Illustrations by Rin Carbin)...

Transgender task force set to shape up campus for students

Transgender task force set to shape up campus for students

Rebecca Armbruster

February 1, 2017


Filed under News

Sacramento State is establishing its second task force on transgender inclusion, with a goal of making campus a more transgender-inclusive environment and compliant with a new law regarding restrooms. The first task force’s main mission was looking at changing names on campus to student’s preferr...