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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: The Bad Barnacles splash into The State Hornet

Cristian Gonzalez May 31, 2023
Catch The Bad Barnacles' psychedelic surf rock tunes on Stinger Sound Sessions!

STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Former Animals take over the newsroom

May 20, 2023
The math rock group deliver entrancing soundscapes, “beat claps” and a whole lot of tappy riffs.
Anees Mokhiber is a singer and songwriter from Washington D.C. He released his album “Landscapes” in 2011 and is most known for his song “Sun and Moon.” (Photo courtesy of ANEES and Canva graphic by Hailey Valdivia)

PREVIEW: UNiQUE brings Anees to Sac State

Hailey Valdivia and Madelaine Church April 11, 2023
Anees, on his rise to fame, is performing at the University Union Thursday
Spring into full bloom with the seasons best from The State Hornets arts and entertainment section. The guide includes music, books, activities, movies and TV shows. (Graphic made in Canva by Chris Woodard)

Ultimate Spring Guide 2023

Jenelle Lum April 10, 2023
The arts and entertainment section created a guide to celebrate.
Here are 10 songs you need to listen to this spring. From timeless classics from “Here Comes The Sun” to modern hits such as “The Spins” by Mac Miller. This is a playlist everyone can enjoy! (Graphic and photo: Madelaine Church)

Refresh your playlist with these 10 songs this spring

Madelaine Church April 9, 2023
Staff writer Madi Church recommends these songs for a fresh start.

Master violin student finds her voice in music

Cristian Gonzalez April 5, 2023
Colleagues, professors and others speak about master violin student Jina Park’s journey as a musician.
Arend Aldama performed in the Sacramento State’s University Union for the first time Jan. 31, 2023.  He said he was delighted to bring music to the ears of his fellow Hornets.

How passion drives the University Union’s latest piano performer

Esmeralda Navarro April 4, 2023
Sac State student plays in the Union lobby one to two times a month
This year for March Madness, we recognize the excessively talented few who can make music without the full ensemble. Vote for your favorite stand-alone artist here.
Graphic made in Canva by Alyssa Branum

March Madness returns! Vote for your favorite musical artist

Kris Hall March 10, 2023
Who deserves the title of the number one stand-alone artist?
(L–R) Jacqueline Sandoval, Josue Sanchez and Andrea Obando stomp their feet in unison on the dance floor of Solano Hall during their performance Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023. Their set, “Suhu (Life’s Ritual)” showcases a Chinese ritual dance with choreography by Philip Agayapong.

GALLERY: The dance that connects your mind, body and soul

Madelaine Church and Hailey Valdivia March 2, 2023
Sacramento State presents Vessels for its spring dance performance.
The Lab Rats are a local jazz band in Sacramento that formed a year ago. These born and raised Sacramento musicians are changing the music scene with their approach to modern American jazz. 
(Photos and graphic by Madelaine Church made in Canva. Mouse drawing by Miguel Recenedez. )

Lab Rats: Experimental musicians rise in Sacramento’s music scene

Madelaine Church February 25, 2023
The trio brings a fresh approach to modern American jazz
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