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STATE HORNET NEWS: COVID-19 regional lockdown, CSU returns to campus in fall 2021 and more

December 14, 2020

On this edition of State Hornet News, COVID-19 regional lockdown begins, CSU vows to return to campus in fall 2021 and the Hornet Esports Valorant team discusses their season. Plus more from the State...

Q&A: Local Krump dancer to participate in TikTok dance competition

Kevin “Konkrete” Davis Jr. from one of his TikTok videos. Davis is taking a shot as a wild card contestant in Red Bull’s TikTok dance competition Dance Your Style Challenge. Photo illustration by Khalil Bourgoub.
Khalil Bourgoub December 9, 2020
Q&A with Konkrete, Sacramento native Krump dancer and musician about the Red Bull Dance Your Style Challenge 2020

Sac State choir continues to sing through the pandemic

December 8, 2020

Due to the pandemic, the Sacramento State choir is restricted from rehearsing inside. Sac State choir director Andrew Kreckmann has adjusted by having his students rehearse outside, stand six feet apart...

Sac State alumnus aims to inspire with his ‘ABAS’ clothing brand

Farouq Gidado, founder and owner of ABAS Clothing, poses on K Street, as a Sacramento Regional Transit bus passes by in Downtown Sacramento Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. The acronym ABAS stands for “always be about something.
Milan Cabebe December 7, 2020
What are you about? This Sac State alumnus believes everybody should “always be about something.”

Local photographer showcases Iceland’s scenic landscapes in latest exhibit

Northern California photographer Gary Wagner poses in front of his
TJ Martinez December 3, 2020
Gary Wagner uses elements of the natural world to emphasize light, shadows, shapes and lines through his black and white photographic interpretations.

PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: State Hornet alumna Shiavon Chatman on being a young Black author

Shiavon Chatman in the State Hornet newsroom recording studio last semester. Chatman is now graduated and has a published book available on Gumroad.
Shiavon Chatman, Magaly Muñoz, and Robbie Pierce December 2, 2020
Podcast editor Robbie Pierce and opinion editor Magaly Munoz talk with former State Hornet columnist and podcaster Shiavon Chatman about her book written about Biggie Smalls’ “Life After Death,” being a young Black author and the state of hip-hop.

STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Think Tank Music

Sara Nevis and Nijzel Dotson December 2, 2020
The State Hornet’s second edition of Stinger Sounds Sessions features the local music collective Think Tank Music, consisting of Jesse Hanes, JJ the Messiah, Mateo Briscoe, Jesse Szaboo, J.P. and Sara.

Sac State students and staff to compete in Sac State’s Got Talent

Gavin Wilson, a self-taught beatboxer, waits to perform outside the University Union Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2019. Wilson will perform in the annual Sac State's Got Talent competition Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 on Zoom.
Milan Cabebe December 1, 2020
Sac State students will take the Zoom stage Thursday night in UNIQUE’s annual Sac State’s Got Talent show.

Sankofa Market: A farmers market addressing the food deserts in Sacramento

Cleo Cartel, owner of Momma's Market, sells her specialty goods from all over the world at the Sankofa Market in Sacramento on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. Cartel mainly caters her products to people of color and said she understands and values this market because it gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to profile and sell their products.
Brandon Bailey November 24, 2020
Sac State student Greo the Storyteller and business partner Deborah Armstrong launched the second Sankofa Market in an effort to provide fresh produce and natural products to the Black community.

Burger Patch opening third location near Sac State campus

Burger Patch's menu offerings are  entirely plant-based, making classic fast food fare accessible for vegans and omnivores alike. Burger Patch founders Danea and Phil Horn plan to open their third location in early 2021.
Anastasia Sher-Jones November 24, 2020
Plant-based fast food will soon be available near Sac State. Burger Patch announced plans for its third location, giving students a healthier option for lunch.
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