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The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


Joshua Livingston (left) playing a tournament match of Smash Brothers Ultimate against Jorge Costilla (right) at the games room on Friday Sept. 16, 2022. Few players were remaining as the competition was winding down.

Sac State’s Games Room tournaments are back in action!

Michael Pacheco, Photographer September 21, 2022
Sacramento State students swarm the University Union Games Room for the return of the video game tournaments!
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...

Jorja Smith performs on the Blume stage at Discovery Park in Sacramento on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Smith is an English singer-songwriter who was one of four women headliners at Sol Blume festival this year. (Photo by Laura De la Garza Garcia)

GALLERY: Music for the soul to blossom

Sol Blume music festival makes a comeback to Discovery Park attracting large crowds and loud music. This year, Sol Blume featured four women headliners and Sacramento native artists Victoria Monet and Yelly.
Steven Grant stares into his own reflection in a three part mirror which, in the series, allows conversations to happen between personalities. It’s possible that this shot of three reflections represents the three personalities: Marc Spector, Steven Grant and Jake Lockley. (Photo courtesy of Disney)

Opinion: What to expect from ‘Moon Knight’ finale

Kris Hall, Opinion Editor May 2, 2022
Disney’s MCU franchise has been just one huge tease after another. What will they actually give us for the “Moon Knight” finale?
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.
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.
(L-R): Wallows lead guitarist Braeden Lemasters, lead singer Dylan Minnette, drummer Cole Preston, bassist Blake Morell and bassist/keyboardist Kevin Grimmett perform “Remember When” on Friday at Ace of Spades. The sold-out show wrapped up the first week of the Tell Me That It’s Over tour.

Wallows rock a sold-out, sweltering Ace of Spades

Marin Perego, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 9, 2022
The alt-rock band’s seventh show of the “Tell Me That It’s Over” tour brought a post-punk, indie sound to Sacramento’s beloved music venue.
Lead actress McKenna Sennett sits on a bench in front of Shasta Hall theater on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Sac State’s production of “Hamlet” runs from April 1 to April 10 and can be attended in the theater.

‘To be or not to be’: Meet the leading lady of Sac State’s ‘Hamlet’

Jack Freeman, staff writer April 8, 2022
Senior theater major McKenna Sennett performs live for her first time at Sac State as the leading role of “Hamlet.”
Fourth-year biological and archaeological anthropology major Charlotte Barna poses by the “on air” sign at the KSSU studio in the Sacramento State University Union on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. As a first-semester DJ, Barna hosts a show on Monday mornings where she shares music and personal insight into various songs.

Sac State’s student-run radio rewinds its way through 3 decades

Kamelia Varasteh April 7, 2022

Silence, a click and the on-air sign lights up. Friday, April 8, 2022, will mark the 30th year that DJs at Sac State’s radio station, KSSU, have walked into the studio to start the day’s show. Founders...

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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