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OPINION: The most underappreciated performances left out of the Oscars

OPINION: The most underappreciated performances left out of the Oscars

Bradley Hinkson

February 5, 2020

As with every other year, the nominations for the Oscars leave a lot to be desired. Many films and performances that deserved more recognition didn’t make the final cut. One of the most disappointing aspects was the actors who didn’t get nominated. Last year was filled with many strong performa...

6 hot spots perfect for students to visit near Sac State

6 hot spots perfect for students to visit near Sac State

Magaly Munoz and Erick Salgado

February 4, 2020

The semester has started, class is in session and stress levels are starting to skyrocket. To ease some of that stress, here is a list of local Sacramento hot spots perfect for after class relaxation. Temple Coffee Roasters If you’re looking for a convenient place to study, have a dr...

Q&A: Lead singer of Pearl Jam tribute band

Q&A: Lead singer of Pearl Jam tribute band

Erick Salgado

February 2, 2020

Ace Of Spades hosted the Grunge BIG 4 tour Friday night. The show featured performances by In Uterus, Alice in the Garden and Corduroy. The three tribute bands have been on tour for four months. The Grunge BIG 4 refers to Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. In Uterus is an all-female...

‘Neon and Nostalgia’ lights up as first University Union Gallery exhibition of 2020

‘Neon and Nostalgia’ lights up as first University Union Gallery exhibition of 2020

Piper Haitsuka and Tara Gnewikow

January 31, 2020

The University Union Gallery at Sacramento State held the opening reception for “Neon and Nostalgia” by photographer René Domingo on Thursday.    The exhibition is the first one of the spring semester and will be available until Feb. 13. It features photographs of neon signs taken primarily t...

Let’s taco ‘bout the new Taco Bell Cantina in Sacramento

Let’s taco ‘bout the new Taco Bell Cantina in Sacramento

Brooke Uhlenhop and Kayla Brown

January 30, 2020

Sacramento State alumnus David Smith and his wife Joye opened Sacramento’s first Taco Bell Cantina Wednesday, in downtown Sacramento on K Street, just a couple blocks from the Golden 1 Center. Unlike a normal Taco Bell, Cantinas serve alcohol along with tapas-style food that can only be found at...

Sac State alumnus and rapper A9E named Sprite Artist

Sac State alumnus and rapper A9E named Sprite Artist

Khala Clarke

January 28, 2020

In May 2019, Adrienne Jackson, who goes by the stage name A9E, was finishing up his last semester and track season at Sacramento State all while pursuing his rap career.  After graduating in the spring, Jackson, along with other selected unsigned artists, was given the opportunity to travel with Sp...

Unlucky in Love: The Best Heartbreak and Rejection Songs of the Decade

Unlucky in Love: The Best Heartbreak and Rejection Songs of the Decade

Patrick Walsh

December 12, 2019

The concept of “Sad Bastard Music” has appealed to me since I heard the term in the film “High Fidelity,” where John Cusack plays miserable record store owner Rob Gordon who is in the throes of a breakup.  As a means of processing his emotions or perhaps pushing them away altogether, Gordon...

Neighborhood Pizzeria bakes its way into the hearts and stomachs of Sacramento

Neighborhood Pizzeria bakes its way into the hearts and stomachs of Sacramento

Anthony Shorter

December 11, 2019

The freshly-tossed dough, steaming house sauce, spicy copa, melted mozzarella and hot honey finish of the “Notorious P.I.G.” fill Neighborhood Pizzeria with a mouth-watering smell. The pizzeria is located at 5401 H St. inside a ‘50s style house converted into a restaurant that opened for busin...

OPINION: Top 10 most annoying songs of the decade

OPINION: Top 10 most annoying songs of the decade

Magaly Munoz

December 10, 2019

Music is an extremely vital art that brings everyone together, even if it’s to rant about how excruciatingly annoying certain songs are. These are the top 10 songs of the past decade that got on my nerves really quick 10. “Boyfriend” by Justin Bieber (2015) Listen y’all, I was a huge JB fan ...

OPINION: Top 10 movies of the decade

OPINION: Top 10 movies of the decade

Jonah Salazar and Derek Catron

December 10, 2019

The 2010s were a landmark time for cinema. State Hornet opinion staffers Jonah Salazar and Derek Catron sat down to discuss their favorite movies of the decade, by year. Derek’s Top Movies of the Decade 2010 – Shutter Island (IMDb: 8.1/10, My Score: 9/10) “Shutter Island” is one of the greate...

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