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Sac State dorms upgrade to 5-star food over the break

Starting Dec. 21, Sac State students living in the dorms will have meals delivered Monday-Friday over the holiday break from five local restaurants thanks to a a $50,000 grant from the city of Sacramento. Photo by Dale Cruse/CC BY 2.0
Max Connor, editor in chief December 28, 2020
After a $50,000 grant was approved by the Justice for Neighbors program administered by the City Attorneys' Office, the roughly 60 students living in the dorms over the break will be delivered meals by some of the best restaurants in Sacramento.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X/S: Which next-gen console is right for you?

Left to Right: The Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition have officially begun the next generation of gaming. With lighting fast loading times, ray tracing, 120 frames per second, and near silent fan speeds across all systems, these consoles are aimed at removing as many barriers from the gamer to the game.
Patrick Posuniak December 24, 2020
This past November, PlayStation and Xbox released their newest flagship consoles, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X. See which console might be best for you this winter.

STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: BAOBAB

Sara Nevis December 21, 2020
The State Hornet’s third edition of Stinger Sounds Sessions features the local band BAOBAB, consisting of Isaiah Guerrero, Kenan Jackson, Greo, Okumoja Best-Wilson, Zehrin Sims, Myles Taylor and Joey Archie:

Sac State student looking to make a difference in Sacramento hip-hop

Xzavion Stevenson,22, admiring the Sacramento County and City limit sign. Stevenson recently finished third in the most recent
Dylan McNeill December 18, 2020
Local rapper Xzavion Stevenson talks about how his connection with Sacramento State and his love for the city of Sacramento inspired his music.

Local restaurant owners grapple with latest stay-at-home order

Panchito Mexican Restaurant on Auburn Boulevard in Citrus Heights on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. Owners Jose and Rosibel Osuna said they hope their new specials will draw in business during the lockdown.
TJ Martinez December 17, 2020
With the current stay-at-home order in effect in Sacramento County, see how local small businesses are both struggling and adapting in response to such conditions.

Local illustrative artist shares unique vision through tattoos

Osman De Los Santos, 27, in his private tattoo studio in Sacramento, Calif. on Dec. 7, 2020. In his free time, De Los Santos makes art commissions which he displays on the walls of his shop.
Chanelle Muerong December 17, 2020
Sacramento-based illustrative tattoo artist Osman De Los Santos has been tattooing since he was 15. Read about De Los Santos started his own business with an apprenticeship and a dream.

Local photographer offers free photoshoot services to wildfire victims

Andy Pestana and Sarah Hawkins photographed by Kristina Claudio, the leader behind the non-profit organization Highlights and Shadows. Claudio has been offering wildfire victims free portrait photo shoots to replace photographs lost from Northern California widfires. Photo courtesy of Kristina Claudio.
Emmely Ramirez and Estefany Nuñez December 15, 2020
“It’s nice to have some nice pictures of us that show we’re not always exhausted and grumpy because of the fire,” said Sarah Hawkins, a California wildfire survivor who took photos with local photographer, Kristina Claudio and her team.

Sac State student’s free browser extension makes ethical shopping easier

An example of what an Ethicli score looks like on a browser. The extension provides scores on four categories: environmental impact, labor practices, animal welfare and social involvement. Photo courtesy of Billy T. Hernandez.
Dylan McNeill December 15, 2020
The free browser extension Ethicli, created by Sac State computer science student Billy T. Hernandez, offers online shoppers a way to shop ethically this holiday season.

Aramark wins bid to take over Sac State’s dining operations

The Aramark and AmeriPride building in Hibbing, Minnesota on Oct. 4, 2020. The food service company is planned to take over University Enterprises, Inc.’s dining operations July 2021. (Photo by Tony Webster/ CC BY 2.0)
Estefany Nuñez December 14, 2020
In attempt to continue making food services financially feasible and affordable for students, University Enterprises Inc. decided to outsource their dining operations. Aramark won with the highest score to a bid and is set to take over in July 2021.

OPINION: Best films of 2020

Frances McDormand stars in
Bradley Hinkson December 14, 2020
2020 has been a crazy year for everyone, so thankfully there were a ton of great films to at least make it tolerable for us all. From films like “Nomadland” and “Sound of Metal,” Bradley Hinkson lists the films that felt like bright spots in this unprecedented year.
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