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Q&A: Top-ranked musician books new gig as Sac State assistant professor

Professor Brian Landrus has joined Sacramento State's music department this semester to teach jazz studies. Landrus has been teaching for 20 years, including five years at Rutgers University. Photo illustration by Rahul Lal.

Chanelle Muerong

October 20, 2020

“Here at Sacramento State, I’m hearing such an amazing process in the students and that feels great. I’m really happy to help them grow and be part of their journey.” Join the State Hornet in a Q&A session with Sac State’s newest assistant professor, woodwind musician Brian Landrus.

MAX’S TABLE: The Sandwich Episode

MAX'S TABLE: The Sandwich Episode

Max Connor and Robbie Pierce

October 17, 2020

This week on Max’s Table, Max talks to his sister and fellow sandwich connoisseur Dina Owens, all about sandwiches. Where did they come from, Why are they so delicious, is a hotdog a sandwich and how is it possible that Jimmy Johns is worse than Subway? They tackle the answers to all these questions ...

Wide Open Walls artists give Sacramento a burst of color

Artist Diana Ormanzhi's mural can be seen on Governers Alley and 12th Street. The mural visualizes Kolas' slogan,

Anastasia Sher-Jones

October 15, 2020

Despite a pandemic, Sacramento held its fifth annual Wide Open Walls this year, a project dedicated to larger-than-life murals painted throughout the city. Founder David Sobon received more than 400 artist applicants for this year’s event, which included both emerging and seasoned artists. This year...

Sac State marching band students adjust to coronavirus precautions, distance learning

From left to right, Sac State marching band members Russell Bradley, Veloy Tofoya and Gabrielle Mirsky pose for photos at Sacramento State on Oct.9, 2020. Due to this semester being mostly virtual, marching band students have had to come up with their own practice routine. (Photo illustration)

Katerina Graziosi

October 12, 2020

With a third of the semester complete, Sacramento State students are adapting to the challenges of distance learning, but some classes, like marching band, are still navigating the uncertainties and precautions that have been generated by COVID-19.

REVIEW: Top 10 books I’ve read in quarantine

Estefany Nuñez offers an assortment of nonfiction, gothic horror and psychological book recommendations that she's read during quarantine. Book covers by Balzer + Bray, Viking, Bloomsbury Circus, Vintage, William Morrow and Del Rey.

Estefany Nunez

October 9, 2020

Reading from the safety of your home is one activity that COVID-19 hasn’t ruined. From true crime to science fiction to gothic horror, Estefany Nuñez recommends the best books she’s read since March.

5 things Sac State students are missing out on during virtual fall semester

Dancers perform downstairs in The Union during Phlagleblast on Sept. 7, 2016. Phlagleblast is one of the events students are missing out on during the virtual fall semester.

Milan Cabebe

October 6, 2020

With the majority of classes being taught virtually this semester, Sac State was not able to host events that they put together annually for students. Here’s what students are missing during the virtual fall semester.

Sac State art students collaborate on on new sculpture for Welcome Center

Professor Andrew Connelly inspects the mould for the small trial versions of a piece titled Tributary, at the Art Sculpture Lab, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. The full size piece is expected to be completed and installed near the new Welcome Center in fall 2021.

Colby Case

October 1, 2020

A new sculpture named Tributary is being made for Sacramento State, commissioned by Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills.

MAX’S TABLE: Starting a home vegetable garden

Graphic made in Canva

Max Connor and Robbie Pierce

September 24, 2020

This week Max talked with the CapRadio garden coordinator to get tips on starting a home garden in the hot climate of Sacramento.

PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: Onit Coffee founder Shadi Khattab on how to brew a business

PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: Onit Coffee founder Shadi Khattab on how to brew a business

Chanelle Muerong, Garry Singh, and Robbie Pierce

September 22, 2020

State Hornet reporters Chanelle Muerong and Garry Singh bring you another episode of the State Hornet: Spotlight audio profile series, this time featuring Sac State business alumnus and Onit Coffee CEO Shadi Khattab.    RELATED: Sac State alumnus giving back to Sacramento, ‘one cup at a time’   Khattab discusses the role coffee played in his family life, how and why he...

‘Laughter is essential’: Local comedy club provides outdoor entertainment

Headlining comedian Manny Maldonado performs from the outdoor stage on the boardwalk outside Laughs Unlimited in Old Sacramento Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Maldonado said he drove seven hours from Los Angeles to perform in front of the small crowd but was happy to do it saying

Chanelle Muerong

September 20, 2020

Laughs Unlimited Comedy Club in Old Sacramento has gotten creative by holding socially distanced shows outside where guests wear wireless headphones to hear jokes.

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