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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


Where to eat on a student budget?: Low-cost options around Sac State

Jessica Shona-Stewart May 13, 2024
Eating out as a college student shouldn’t have to be expensive. Students share their favorite affordable eats near and on campus and what they order.
A Panda Express worker at the University Union prepares a meal for a Sac State student who ordered Monday, Oct.16, 2023. Featured here is orange chicken, Beijing beef, chow mein and white steamed rice.  (Photo by: Asyah Zamani)

The University Union’s must-get food places

Asyah Zamani, Staffer January 29, 2024
Sacramento State’s University Union’s food options where students enjoy eating at
(L-R) Lead Student Assistant at Student Health, Counseling and Wellness Services Lauren Batoon, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Jennifer Campbell and CalFresh Healthy Living Student Assistant Macey Briones in The Cove Kitchen on the first floor at The WELL Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023. Campbell is the supervisor for the cooking demos in The Cove Kitchen. (Photo by Alyssa Branum)

Cooking demos teach students to make budget friendly recipes

Asyah Zamani, Staffer December 14, 2023
Sacramento State’s The WELL’s Cove Kitchen brings students together to learn how to prepare low cost meals
Figuring out what to bring to the Friendsgiving table can be difficult, but The State Hornet has you covered. With these three easy recipes, you will be the hit of the party. (Graphic created in Canva by Hailey Valdivia)

Three easy Friendsgiving recipes that will surprise your college besties

Isis Alvarez, Staffer November 22, 2023
Want to impress your friends on Thanksgiving, but tired of using boxed foods? Here are some quick and easy student-friendly recipes you can try!
Coffee shops are great places to study if you need a break from studying at home. These five locations across the Sacramento region have unique indoor and outdoor spaces and great items on the menu to try. (Created in Canva by Ariel Caspar)

The five best coffee shops for studying

Ariel Caspar, Staffer November 14, 2023
Escape from home and try one of these coffee shops for studying
Summer is finally here, and so is the fun! Here are some activities to keep your endless summer vacation going all season long. (Graphic created in Canva by Mercy Sosa)

Heat up your summer with blazing new activities

Sonia Pagán July 3, 2023
Here are some fun activities to keep the fun lasting all summer long!
BTDT Been There Done That

Been There, Done That Ep 2: $100 vs. San Francisco

Latravion Jones and Aile Flores April 12, 2023
Hosts Aile Flores and Latravion Jones plan a frugal, outdoor date in the Bay with just $100.
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.
 Many Sac State students are dating and plan to have a romantic date on Valentine’s Day but can’t decide where to go. The State Hornet made a list of cafes, restaurants and bars to visit when love’s day is here. (Graphic by Madelaine Church made in Canva)

Love is in the hive

Madelaine Church February 14, 2023
Got any ideas for your Valentine’s date? Here’s a list of the best places to go in Sacramento
“Stinger Lickin’ Good” is a weekly food column that showcases budget-friendly recipes for college students. Enough to feed a crowd, these recipes are easy to make and can satisfy those with three roommates or none (we won’t judge). (Graphic made in Canva by Dominique Williams)

Stinger Lickin’ Good: Long-lasting lasagna

Dominique Williams December 6, 2022
This lasagna recipe, while measured for a crowd, is easy to freeze and save for later. It also contains an easy-to-follow garlic confit recipe for luxurious garlic bread.
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