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REVIEW: ‘To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You’ gives us another predictable teenage love triangle

REVIEW: ‘To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You’ gives us another predictable teenage love triangle

Kayla Brown

February 17, 2020

Fans of “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” finally got their sequel on Feb. 12, just in time for Valentine’s Day.  “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” started off strong with an ode to the classic ‘80s rom-com and ended with Lara Jean getting another fairytale kiss, but I can’t...

Crocker Art Museum hosts Family Festival to celebrate Black History Month

Crocker Art Museum hosts Family Festival to celebrate Black History Month

Erick Salgado

February 16, 2020

The Crocker Art Museum hosted its annual Black History Month Family Festival  Sunday in an effort to promote knowledge around Black History Month.  Akinsanya Kambon, a former Black Panther member and Sacramento native attended the festival where he showcased his ceramic sculptures.  Kambon al...

OPINION: Taylor Swift will always be polarizing no matter what

OPINION: Taylor Swift will always be polarizing no matter what

Brooke Uhlenhop

February 16, 2020

I love Taylor Swift. A lot. And I am not afraid to say it.  I have been a fan since 2006. I remember hearing “Tim McGraw” play on Radio Disney when I was 8 years old and I was hooked. Just to establish my authority: I have seen her in concert nine times (three of which were on the “reputation”...

MAX’S TABLE: Food is my Valentine

MAX’S TABLE: Food is my Valentine

Max Connor, Managing Editor

February 14, 2020

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw  I love food. Who doesn’t? So what better way to celebrate love on Valentine’s Day than to celebrate the love of food.  I read a quote the other day from Moliere. Full disclosure: I was reading about food, not ...

Sac State hosts lecture with filmmaker Boots Riley in honor of Black History Month

Sac State hosts lecture with filmmaker Boots Riley in honor of Black History Month

Magaly Munoz and Tara Gnewikow

February 14, 2020

Boots Riley, writer and director of the fantasy/sci-fi movie “Sorry to Bother You,” spoke to Sacramento State students at a lecture in the University Union Ballroom hosted by the UNIQUE Programs Feb. 13. To open the lecture, Riley recited lyrics from the song “Underdogs” by his political hi...

Sac State alumnus and artist Gr8tness discusses music career, inspiration

Sac State alumnus and artist Gr8tness discusses music career, inspiration

Garry Singh

February 13, 2020

Imagine creating music for 14 years and, after a seesaw of a college career, you're able to fully focus on the pursuit of your dream.  Anthony Shorter, who goes by Gr8tness, has released eight EPs and multiple singles, as well as multiple music videos since he started making music in high school.  In December, Shorter gr...

Sac State’s ASI holds first Pop-Up Pantry of the semester

Sac State’s ASI holds first Pop-Up Pantry of the semester

Olivia Laroa

February 12, 2020

In a move to alleviate the financial burden of acquiring nutritious food options, Sacramento State’s Associated Students Inc. and Central Downtown Food Basket hosted the first Pop-Up Pantry of the semester Monday. The Food Basket has been providing services in the greater Sacramento area since 1983....

Q&A: How activism inspired Boots Riley’s first film

Q&A: How activism inspired Boots Riley’s first film

Tara Gnewikow and Magaly Munoz

February 11, 2020

Boots Riley, an American activist, rapper, screenwriter and filmmaker, will hold a free lecture hosted by Sacramento State’s UNIQUE Programs in the University Union Ballroom on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.  Riley wrote, directed and produced the 2018 film “Sorry to Bother You”, which was filmed in his ho...

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: So, the Oscars happened

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: So, the Oscars happened

Shiavon Chatman, Jannah Khalil, Brooke Uhlenhop, and Robbie Pierce

February 11, 2020

On this episode of Shiavon’s Jawn, staff writer Brooke Uhlenhop returns along with managing editor Jannah Khalil to discuss the Oscars with host and opinion editor Shiavon Chatman.    What’s the significance of “Parasite” winning so many awards? How do we feel about Natalie Portman’s snubb...

Q&A: Up-and-coming rapper Lil Tjay shares his creative process and inspiration

Q&A: Up-and-coming rapper Lil Tjay shares his creative process and inspiration

Garry Singh

February 7, 2020

Tione Jayden Merritt, an 18-year-old rapper and songwriter from the Bronx, is making a name for himself as Lil Tjay in the rap industry. Ace Of Spades hosted Lil Tjay for his “True 2 Myself” tour Wednesday. The show featured performances by Lil Tjay and Bubba Stacks. The tour started on Jan. 30...

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