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The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


The ‘BECOMING’ mural is a central focal point of the murals revealed near the University Union and was created by Heather Hogan, a professor at Sacramento City College Wednesday, April 10, 2024. The murals are the second installment of the university’s “A Place of Belonging Murals” multiyear mural project.

A brush with legacy: Campus mural art unveiling marks a milestone

Jenn Galinato, Staffer April 16, 2024
As a part of Sac State’s commitment to fostering change toward an antiracist and inclusive campus plan, seven new murals were unveiled.
Senior studio art major Alejandra Ruiz and her art piece depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe from her collection “Tonantzin.” This is one of many paintings where Ruiz depicts religious figures. (Graphic created in Canva and photo taken by Rodrigo Martinez)

BIPOC artists at Sac State bring color and culture to the world of fine arts

Mia Huss and Jocelyn Hill April 13, 2024
Sac State’s visual arts department has a diverse group of students whose work expresses their unique personal, cultural and spiritual backgrounds.
 The “Black Artists in America: Civil Rights to the Bicentennial” exhibit, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Artists such as Alma Thomas, Joyce J. Scott and James A. Porter were on display for all to see in honor of Black History Month.

Black History is American History at the Crocker Art Museum

Katelyn Marano, Copy Editor February 19, 2024
The Sacramento Crocker Art Museum hosted a Black History Month festival in honor of its “Black Artists in America: Civil Rights to the Bicentennial” and “Joyce J. Scott: Messages” exhibits on Sunday featuring art by Alma Thomas and James A. Porter.
 Yolanda Lopez recreates her own version of The Virgin Mary in the Library Gallery on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024. Lopez’s interpretation of The Virgin Mary displays women’s empowerment as she herself represents Mary.

70s Bay Area feminist art takes over University Art Gallery

Christa Ison and Mahrukh Siddiqui February 14, 2024
“She Laughs Back: Feminist Wit in 1970s Bay Area Art” gallery opens at the Sac State library. Surrounding women empowerment.
Get ready to shine this summer with these stunning makeup looks! These recommendations will take the personal beauty game to the next level. (Graphic created in Canva by Hailey Valdivia)

Sweat-Proof Summer Saviors: Must-Have Makeup Essentials!

Hailey Valdivia July 3, 2023
From lightweight foundations to sun-kissed bronzers, we've got you covered.
Business marketing major Stacy Sei modeled an earth-inspired outfit at the Forces of Nature fashion show Sunday, April 23, 2023. An overarching theme of the show was sustainability in clothing.

GALLERY: Fashion on an elemental mission

Hailey Valdivia and Sonia Pagán April 25, 2023
The Fashion Club presents their spring fashion show
(L-R) Fashion merchandising and management majors Joanne Lee and Sophy Xiong put the final touches on Lees dress design at the Forces of Nature dress rehearsal Thursday, April 13, 2023. Designers picked from one of four elements for inspiration: fire, water, earth and air.

Sac State’s Fashion Club primed for spring fashion show

Sonia Pagán April 22, 2023
Get an inside look at Sac State’s Fashion Clubs upcoming show!
A gas mask on the wall near the entrance of the Smog Collectors exhibit at the Library Gallery Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023. The lens reveals an image depicting various agents of pollution in modern society; the inscription on the filter provides some background behind the inspiration for the piece.

Grim gallery shows haunting future for generations to come

Ryan Ascalon March 14, 2023
Renowned Artist Kim Abeles’ gallery, “Smog Collectors” comes to Sac State.
(L–R) Jacqueline Sandoval, Josue Sanchez and Andrea Obando stomp their feet in unison on the dance floor of Solano Hall during their performance Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023. Their set, “Suhu (Life’s Ritual)” showcases a Chinese ritual dance with choreography by Philip Agayapong.

GALLERY: The dance that connects your mind, body and soul

Madelaine Church and Hailey Valdivia March 2, 2023
Sacramento State presents Vessels for its spring dance performance.
Classy Bag Lady’s Chic Boutique proprietor Connie McBride’s tile art on display at her booth at the Sacramento Black Expo on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023. McBride’s boutique is a Sacramento-based mobile fashion business that offers unique clothing, jewelry and accessories.

Sacramento hosts annual celebration of Black Expo

Sonia Pagán February 25, 2023
Staff writer Sonia Pagán reports on the weekend-long Black History Month celebration.
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