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Valentine’s Day gift guide for students on a budget

Cupcakes are tiny tasty treats. Seasonal cupcakes located at your local cupcake shops new Arden-Arcade and Midtown Sacramento.

Ruby Pineda

February 11, 2019

When we think of Valentine’s Day gifts we immediately think of jewelry, oversized teddy bears and expensive dinners. With the holiday only a few days away, plan ahead with a nice affordable way to surprise your partner. Gifts under $5 DIY Deck of love cards All the items needed to make this gift...

Best food for your buck at Sac State

A variety of restaurant options at Sac State. Students expressed where to buy affordable food on campus.

Kelly Kiernan

February 1, 2019

Finding a good meal to eat without it eating up your bank account can be difficult. There are plenty of food options on campus but only a few are both tasty and budget-friendly. Throughout the years, there has been a spike in price of food on campus. The State Hornet previously reported that a b...

How to eat smart during finals

Sacramento State student Ashley Thomas works on her homework at the Starbucks on Sac State’s campus, Thursday, May 3, 2018. A simple cup of coffee is a low calorie choice effective in keeping your body awake when your mind might not always be.

Nick Koeneke

May 17, 2018

Let’s be honest: finals week sucks. It can be hard to find the time and energy to cook healthy meals every day. Here are some quick tips for eating smart during finals week. Cook in bulk   If you’re on a time crunch, it’s hard to make a home-cooked meal every day. Consider cooking in...

Round Table Pizza voted 2018 ‘Best on-campus dining’ at Sac State

Students drinking beer inside Round Table

Eric Jaramishian

May 9, 2018

The students of Sacramento State voted Round Table Pizza the ‘Best on-campus dining’ in the Best of Sac State poll conducted by The State Hornet. Round Table won best dining on-campus last year in the Best of Sac State poll, and with all that the restaurant has to offer, there is little to ques...

Bento Box voted 2018 ‘Best restaurant near campus’ at Sac State

Bento Box front counter

Jose Gaglianone

May 9, 2018

For the second year in a row, Asian-fusion restaurant Bento Box was voted by the readers of The State Hornet as the best restaurant near campus. Bento Box beat other nominees including Sellands, Dos Coyotes Border Cafe, Fahrenheit 250, Mimosa House, and Bacon and Butter. The owner of Bento Box, Jonathan Kim...

Round Table Pizza selected as 2018 ‘Best place to get a beer’ at Sac State

Students drinking beer outside Round Table

Will Coburn

May 9, 2018

Round Table Pizza has been selected by State Hornet readers as the best place to get a beer on campus in this year’s Best of Sac State poll. Brian Abrams is a business major who comes exclusively to Round Table when he’s looking for a drink on campus. “I didn’t even know there was beer anywhere else,...

Starbucks wins 2018 ‘Best coffee spot’ at Sac State

Barista preparing drink

Eric Jaramishian

May 9, 2018

Out of four coffee shops nominated in this year’s Best of Sac State poll, students have chosen Starbucks as “Best coffee spot.” The store constantly has a long line of students waiting for that morning kick, or an afternoon drink to get them through the rest of the day. Students say Starbucks ...

VIDEO: Hornet Hacks: Grilled chicken and vegetables

Jordyn Dollarhide, Thomas Frey and Eric Jaramishian

April 25, 2018

Ingredients: 1 chicken breast, ½ cup mushrooms, ½ cup green bell pepper, ½ cup carrots, ½ cup red bell pepper, ¼ tsp minced garlic, ½ cup onion, 2 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper Directions: Pour olive oil into a saucepan and heat over stove top. Place chicken breast in a bowl with Italian dressing...

VIDEO: Hornet Hacks: Low carb deep-dish pizza

Jordyn Dollarhide, Thomas Frey and Eric Jaramishian

April 25, 2018

Ingredients ¾ cup of cream cheese 1 large egg ¼ tsp oregano ¼ tsp garlic powder 1 bottle of pizza sauce 1 bag of mozzarella and cheddar cheese 1 bag pepperoni Directions Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit In a medium-sized bowl, mix in cream cheese, egg, oregano, garlic powder and half of...

5 fulfilling recipes that will fill you up and save you money

This stove-top recipe includes mushrooms, bell peppers, carrots and garlic —  takes about 40 minutes to prepare.

Jordyn Dollarhide

April 25, 2018

Following the recent discovery of major health violations at the Servery at the Dining Commons, finding a nutritious and wholesome meal can be difficult for students living on a budget. For those who want to cook a meal for themselves, many recipes take too much time, too much effort or too much money. ...

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