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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


Graphic created in Canva by Zachary Cimaglio and Mercy Sosa.

Culture Club: The top five songs that should have been singles

Sometimes the most popular track is not the best one on the album. Here are five songs that the State Hornet’s A&E section thinks were deserving of their own individual releases:
Shuga Cain from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” returns to Sac State’s University Union Ballroom stage with a performance Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. Cain is a drag queen who came in seventh place during season 11 of the show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” in 2019.

GALLERY: Shuga Cain drag show returns to Sac State with energetic event

Ayaana Williams and Nicque McMullen November 9, 2021
Drag queen Shuga Cain from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” returned to Sac State Thursday night with a performance filled with jokes, stories about herself and other drag queens, and lip-syncing.
Peligro Brass members (left to right) Jared Collins, Michael Lapilusa, Ron Ochoa, Rob Keedy, Marco Guerrero and Sam Miranda pose at the staircase leading to their practice studio on Oct. 26, 2021. The band practices at Cider Sessions near the Two River Cider Company. (Note: Member Chris Tadina not present at band rehearsal).

How Sacramento Latin band ‘Peligro Brass’ landed a vinyl record-deal

Erick Salgado and Zachary Cimaglio October 30, 2021

The lights are dim, and the dance floor is lively in Sacramento State’s University Union Ballroom on Thursday as Peligro Brass, a Sacramento-based Latin band, finishes up their jazzy Spanish brass cover...

Music, candy and movies: All you need for Halloween 2021

Music, candy and movies: All you need for Halloween 2021

Mercy Sosa October 28, 2021
The State Hornet has compiled its best spooky content for this Halloween season.
Sacramento State’s intermediate jazz ensemble rehearsing for an upcoming concert on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. The intermediate and advanced ensembles will be performing in Capistrano Hall on Thursday, Oct. 14.

Sac State jazz prepares for their first concert since return of in-person learning

Alec Ramey October 13, 2021
Sac State’s jazz ensembles prepare to return in person for Thursday’s concert. The ensembles have been away from the concert hall for over a year due to COVID restrictions.
Lead guitarist Tim Picchi plays a solo during Island of Black & White’s set on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. The performance took place Thursday in the University Union Serna Plaza

Island of Black and White plays Sac State concert

Michael Eskridge and Marin Perego September 11, 2021
Sac State’s UNIQUE hosted their second concert in two days on Thursday evening. Read more to hear what students had to say about the Sacramento band that said they don’t confine themselves to one genre
Jayson Angove performs a song during a concert hosted by Sacramento State’s UNIQUE program on Sept. 8. Angrove performs indie alternative rock and is part of the Roseville-based band Humble Wolf

Indie artist Jayson Angove rocks Serna Plaza at Sac State

Zachary Cimaglio September 10, 2021
UNIQUE’s most recent ‘nooner’ first of many upcoming shows.
Illustration concept by Khalil Bourgoub.

Khalil’s Virtual Venue: 6 Chill Songs to Relax and Study for Finals To

Khalil Bourgoub May 18, 2021
Music beat writer Khalil Bourgoub shares a small collection of songs that help him study for his big tests and papers.
Illustration concept by Khalil Bourgoub

6 Songs To Quit Your Job To: Khalil’s Virtual Venue

Khalil Bourgoub May 12, 2021
Music beat writer Khalil Bourgoub made a playlist for fellow graduating students and service workers ready to leave their jobs for new opportunities. Read about his picks here:
Illustration concept by Khalil Bourgoub

Khalil’s Virtual Venue: Alternative Rock Subgenres

Khalil Bourgoub May 9, 2021
Exploring some of the weirder subgenres of rock with music beat writer Khalil Bourgoub.
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