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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


Fourth-year students Andrew Diaz and Veronika Akopyan admire the behind-the-scenes photos in the exhibit on Sept. 19, 2022. The artwork was made by kids as young as six months.

From little hands come big ideas: More Than Just Scribbles showcases children’s art

Chris Woodard September 20, 2022
More Than Just Scribbles exhibit at Sacramento State’s Union Gallery displays art created by the ASI Children’s Center.
Grammy award winning rapper, Kendrick Lamar performs at the Golden 1 Center on Aug. 31, 2022. Lamar’s “The Big Steppers Tour” made a stop in Sacramento with opening artists Tanna Leone and Baby Keem.

REVIEW: Kendrick Lamar makes big steps in the Golden 1 Center

Jenelle Lum, Arts & Entertainment editor September 3, 2022

Sounds of excited fans echoed throughout the Golden 1 Center on Tuesday, Aug. 30. They chanted Kendrick Lamar’s name and screamed as the lights went dim. A white curtain hung on the stage in the shape...

Raven Vance, an anthropology major in her junior year, stands next to her soap and bath products at the Stinger Expo on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Vance said that while bath bombs are usually the top sellers, her bar soaps were her most popular item at the event.

Inaugural Stinger Expo brings student entrepreneurship market to campus

Collin Houck, staff writer May 11, 2022
Sac State student entrepreneurship program The Hive hosts its first Stinger Expo for student vendors to showcase their businesses.
Students take a break in between classes to paint on a long roll of paper in the Kadema Hall Courtyard on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Professors would stop by and draw as well or just look at the drawings the students had made.

Sac State’s first Pause & Paint provides a creative break from school stressors

Priscilla Garcia-Pargas, staff writer May 5, 2022
Sac State Arts and Letters Ambassadors held the event last week to help students destress between classes.
Beatrice Laus, known as her stage name beabadoobee, takes the stage at Ace of Spades for her sold-out show Friday, April 22, 2022. She said she scheduled the tour date between her Coachella performances.

Artist beabadoobee brings chill, alternative melodies to Ace of Spades

Jenelle Lum April 25, 2022
Gen-Z singer beabadoobee made a stop in Sacramento between her Coachella performances.
Kiara Janecek, 19, holds their piece “Untitled” depicting the effects and aftermath of sexual assault Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Janecek talks about their experience with sexual assault and artistic contribution in Sacramento State’s University Union art exhibit, “Our Voices Will Be Heard.”

Sac State art exhibit gives new voice to sexual assault survivors

Carina Arroyo April 25, 2022
Sacramento State’s University Union Gallery’s new exhibit, “Our Voices Will Be Heard,” features works from student artists and sexual assault survivors in order to empower victims and give a voice to sexual violence awareness on campus.
LaLa Ri speaks to the audience at the drag show hosted by UNiQUE in the University Ballroom Thursday, April 21, 2022. She opened the show with a lip–syncing performance to several Cardi B songs.

Former ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ contestants slay the stage at UNiQUE event

Jenelle Lum, staff writer April 25, 2022
Drag queens LaLa Ri and Kornbread Jeté performed and shared their personal stories inside the University Ballroom on Thursday.
Studio art sculpture student Ember de Boer poses for a portrait on April 8, 2022 at the arts and sculptures lab at Sacramento State. “The environment is something my brain can wrap around and keep working on,” de Boer said.

Meet the women-led group of eco-artists for environmental change

Hugo Quintanilla, staff writer April 9, 2022
Sac State senior art major Ember De Boer expresses her connection with Women Eco Artists Dialog.
This dirt trail is located next to Guy West Bridge and runs along the American River. This spot shows off the natural scenery of campus and provides good leading lines. (Photo by Alexis Hunt)

Say cheese! Picture-perfect spots to take graduation photos at Sac State

Alexis Hunt, staff writer April 4, 2022
Need inspiration to get the perfect grad photos? Check out this photo gallery featuring the best spots at Sac State to take photos.
Elizabeth Ballard-Branco (left) and Sage Stanley (right) stand in the middle of the breezeway at Kadema Hall on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. The renovation has made ceramic making and printmaking more difficult and prevented some students from completing their artworks.

Sac State’s Kadema Hall renovation has art students dropping classes and demanding tuition refunds

Anh Nguyen April 1, 2022

Elizabeth Ballard-Branco, a fourth year studio art major, walked into their class at Kadema Hall with a heavy heart as they realized art students had been displaced into microbiology labs for the rest...

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