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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Customers order from Boba Loca inside the Arden Fair mall May 5, 2021. Workers, including assistant manager Lillian Phan, on the left behind the counter, push tea out to waiting customers.

“We’ve had to call security”: Sacramento boba shops brace for boba shortage, backlash

Christopher Escamilla and Jacob Holden May 21, 2021
Boba shops have been affected by a shortage of a key ingredient in bubble tea since the Suez Canal blockage, and many local shops are planning their next steps.
President and co-founder of MealMe Matthew Bouchner works on a computer at his family’s home on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Designed alongside co-founder Will Said as a streamlined food photography app last March, MealMe found its niche as a price comparison tool between food delivery services such as Postmates, GrubHub and Doordash. (Taken via Zoom)

Hungry Sac State students can save money and time with MealMe

Skyler Lacey February 23, 2021
The pandemic allowed food delivery apps to flourish, but with the time spent comparing food delivery app prices in your area, how much time and money could you have saved using MealMe?
Flexibility, strength, delivery: How 3 Black-owned restaurants are surviving the pandemic

Flexibility, strength, delivery: How 3 Black-owned restaurants are surviving the pandemic

Alan Trinidad and Sarah Blunt February 14, 2021
Despite major setbacks, these Sacramento Black-owned businesses have still found ways to positively impact their community.
This year, Sacramento and the wourld is celebrating Valentine’s Day a little bit differently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From live outdoor music to antique marketplaces and online couples painting lessons, there’s no shortage of romantic escapades this weekend.

Valentine’s Day events to attend this weekend virtually or in-person

Angela Rodriguez February 12, 2021
Local businesses in the Sacramento area will be hosting small events that you and your valentine can attend. These events include painting, drinking, eating, and more.
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

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

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.
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.

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

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.
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)

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

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.
Cleo Cartel, owner of Mommas Market, sells her specialty goods from all over the world at the Sankofa Market in Sacramento on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. Cartel mainly caters her products to people of color and said she understands and values this market because it gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to profile and sell their products.

Sankofa Market: A farmers market addressing the food deserts in Sacramento

Brandon Bailey November 24, 2020
Sac State student Greo the Storyteller and business partner Deborah Armstrong launched the second Sankofa Market in an effort to provide fresh produce and natural products to the Black community.
Burger Patchs menu offerings are  entirely plant-based, making classic fast food fare accessible for vegans and omnivores alike. Burger Patch founders Danea and Phil Horn plan to open their third location in early 2021.

Burger Patch opening third location near Sac State campus

Anastasia Sher-Jones November 24, 2020
Plant-based fast food will soon be available near Sac State. Burger Patch announced plans for its third location, giving students a healthier option for lunch.
Organic local produce in a local Sacramento Bel Air store. This week on Maxs Table, long time produce buyer Gina Backovich gives in inside look into the complex world of fruit and vegetable production.

MAX’S TABLE: Produce production during a pandemic

Max Connor and Robbie Pierce October 30, 2020
This week Max talks with 20-year General Produce employee Gina Backovich. Backovich unveils the complicated world of produce, and how the pandemic disrupted it. After this episode, you’ll never look at your bagged cobb salad the same way.
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