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Sac State beatboxer competing in Celebration of Music talent search

Sac State beatboxer competing in Celebration of Music talent search

Regina Reddick

September 19, 2019

Gavin Willson, a Sacramento State freshman and beatboxer, will be competing in the Celebration of Music talent search at the Crest Theater in Sacramento Friday.  Entirely self-taught, Willson was inspired by the positive reaction he saw when a videogamer on YouTube began beatboxing. He wanted to be able...

Local band The Ghost Town Rebellion to perform at Sac State Wednesday

Local band The Ghost Town Rebellion to perform at Sac State Wednesday

Nijzel Dotson

September 17, 2019

The Ghost Town Rebellion, an American rock band formed from local Sacramento musicians, will be performing on campus Thursday, outside the University Union. The group has four members — Shawn Peter, Mike Shively, Chelsea Baker and Rick Click. They not only handle the music but also participate in their own...

REVIEW: ‘The Spy’: A true story of espionage, deceit and love

REVIEW: ‘The Spy’: A true story of espionage, deceit and love

Jonah Salazar

September 16, 2019

This review contains spoilers for Netflix’s “The Spy” If you told me a year ago that my one of my favorite spy stories since “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” would be starring Sacha Baron Cohen and set in 1960s Syria, I honestly would not have believed you.  While Cohen’s inexperience with dramatic roles...

Mexican Independence celebrated at Sac State’s El Grito

Mexican Independence celebrated at Sac State’s El Grito

Ronaldo Gomez, Arts & entertainment editor

September 13, 2019

Banda La Octava Maravilla headlined El Grito, an event in celebration of Mexican Independence hosted by Sacramento State’s UNIQUE Programs in the University Ballroom Thursday evening.  El Grito was created as an event by Latinx fraternity Gamma Zeta Alpha and UNIQUE in 2009.  El Grito, or “t...

Sac State alumnus and artist Oke Junior talks journey to the top

Sac State alumnus and artist Oke Junior talks journey to the top

Khala Clarke

September 12, 2019

Sacramento State alumnus Matthew Osivwemu, also known as Oke Junior, has soared in his rap career since graduating in 2017.  Even with the struggles of being turned away by promoters and balancing life outside of rap, he continues to take his rap career to new heights. Osivwemu said he has come a ...

916 Sports Bar opens doors to Sac State students

916 Sports Bar opens doors to Sac State students

Nijzel Dotson and Garry Singh

September 12, 2019

916 Sports Bar opened its doors Aug. 30, on Folsom Blvd near the south side of the Sacramento State campus. The restaurant primarily serves Mexican food but will offer burgers and chicken wings as well. Jose Flores, co-owner of 916 Sports Bar, plans to cater to Sac State students and wants the restaurant ...

New Sac State planetarium offers students a trip through the stars

New Sac State planetarium offers students a trip through the stars

Brooke Uhlenhop and Regina Phillips

September 11, 2019

The planetarium will open its doors to the public on Sept. 18

REVIEW: ‘It Chapter Two’ saved by great acting and humor

REVIEW: ‘It Chapter Two’ saved by great acting and humor

Derek Catron

September 10, 2019

The 2017 “It” remake grossed an astounding $700 million worldwide, taking the No.1 record for box office sales in the horror genre. The sequel, “It Chapter Two,” released Friday and currently holds the second spot for first weekend sales for the horror genre at $91 million.  While we did...

REVIEW: Did Dave Chappelle’s new special go too far?

REVIEW: Did Dave Chappelle’s new special go too far?

Magaly Munoz

September 8, 2019

If you keep up with any comedy specials on your streaming services, then you might know that Dave Chappelle recently came out with his fifth comedy special on Netflix, “Sticks and Stones.”  He made sure to come out with a bang. Story continues below trailer. When I tell you that I spent half the time with my jaw dropped open watchin...

#SacStateSays ‘How do you feel about the Popeyes chicken sandwich social media blow up?’

#SacStateSays ‘How do you feel about the Popeyes chicken sandwich social media blow up?’

Eucario Calderon and Kelly Kiernan

September 7, 2019

Popeye’s chicken sandwich has blown up on several social media platforms. The State Hornet asked Sacramento State students how they felt about the Popeye’s chicken sandwich outage.

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