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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Arts & Entertainment

Sacramento musician Josh Knight sits down with Nijzel Dotson and Keyshawn Davis to discuss his music career on April 18, 2022. (Graphic made in Canva by Mack Ervin III)

‘DAMN’ I wish I had tickets to Coachella (ft. Josh Knight): KEYS ‘N D MINOR PODCAST

Keyshawn Davis and Nijzel Dotson April 22, 2022
On this week’s Keys ‘n D Minor, Keyshawn and Nijzel talk Kendrick Lamar and have a discussion about Coachella with State Hornet managing editor Magaly Muñoz.
(L-R): Wallows lead guitarist Braeden Lemasters, lead singer Dylan Minnette, drummer Cole Preston, bassist Blake Morell and bassist/keyboardist Kevin Grimmett perform “Remember When” on Friday at Ace of Spades. The sold-out show wrapped up the first week of the Tell Me That It’s Over tour.

Wallows rock a sold-out, sweltering Ace of Spades

Sacramento show wraps up first week of band’s 'Tell Me That It’s Over' tour
Marin Perego, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 9, 2022
The alt-rock band’s seventh show of the “Tell Me That It’s Over” tour brought a post-punk, indie sound to Sacramento’s beloved music venue.
Studio art sculpture student Ember de Boer poses for a portrait on April 8, 2022 at the arts and sculptures lab at Sacramento State. “The environment is something my brain can wrap around and keep working on,” de Boer said.

Meet the women-led group of eco-artists for environmental change

Oakland-based coalition connects creators via virtual exhibitions
Hugo Quintanilla, staff writer April 9, 2022
Sac State senior art major Ember De Boer expresses her connection with Women Eco Artists Dialog.
Keys n D Episode 5 Cover

How the Grammys ‘Leave the Door Open’ for artists to feel ‘SOUR’ (Ft. Yung Sam): KEYS ‘N D MINOR PODCAST

Keyshawn Davis and Nijzel Dotson April 9, 2022
International rapper Yung Sam joins the show to talk about his upbringing and how living in different countries has shaped his artistry.
Lead actress McKenna Sennett sits on a bench in front of Shasta Hall theater on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Sac State’s production of “Hamlet” runs from April 1 to April 10 and can be attended in the theater.

‘To be or not to be’: Meet the leading lady of Sac State’s ‘Hamlet’

Senior McKenna Sennett steps into the Prince of Denmark’s shoes
Jack Freeman, staff writer April 8, 2022
Senior theater major McKenna Sennett performs live for her first time at Sac State as the leading role of “Hamlet.”
Fourth-year biological and archaeological anthropology major Charlotte Barna poses by the “on air” sign at the KSSU studio in the Sacramento State University Union on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. As a first-semester DJ, Barna hosts a show on Monday mornings where she shares music and personal insight into various songs.

Sac State’s student-run radio rewinds its way through 3 decades

KSSU will host a celebration show to commemorate their anniversary on Friday
Kamelia Varasteh April 7, 2022

Silence, a click and the on-air sign lights up. Friday, April 8, 2022, will mark the 30th year that DJs at Sac State’s radio station, KSSU, have walked into the studio to start the day’s show. Founders...

Keys ’N D Minor EP. 4 – Reactions to The Weeknd ft. Doja Cat, and writing “good” love songs with Nataya Rule

Nijzel Dotson, Keyshawn Davis, and James Fife April 4, 2022
Key and Nij are joined by A&E editor Marin Perego and song artist Nataya Rule to talk about The Weeknd’s tour with Doja Cat and what makes a good love song.
This dirt trail is located next to Guy West Bridge and runs along the American River. This spot shows off the natural scenery of campus and provides good leading lines. (Photo by Alexis Hunt)

Say cheese! Picture-perfect spots to take graduation photos at Sac State

Alexis Hunt, staff writer April 4, 2022
Need inspiration to get the perfect grad photos? Check out this photo gallery featuring the best spots at Sac State to take photos.
Elizabeth Ballard-Branco (left) and Sage Stanley (right) stand in the middle of the breezeway at Kadema Hall on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. The renovation has made ceramic making and printmaking more difficult and prevented some students from completing their artworks.

Sac State’s Kadema Hall renovation has art students dropping classes and demanding tuition refunds

"We do not really see any of the improvements that are supposed to be happening."
Anh Nguyen April 1, 2022

Elizabeth Ballard-Branco, a fourth year studio art major, walked into their class at Kadema Hall with a heavy heart as they realized art students had been displaced into microbiology labs for the rest...

Check out these four films featuring  women who contribute significantly to the film industry. Each film is either directed by or starring women. (Graphic made in Canva by Jenelle Lum. Movie stills by Walt Disney Studios, Universal Pictures, IAC Films, A24 and Fox 2000 Pictures.)

4 movies that will make you say “#yasssqueen” for Women’s History Month

Let’s celebrate by watching these films led by women!
Jenelle Lum, staff writer March 29, 2022
Celebrate the month with films of various genres starring women.
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