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A Sac State model’s journey from struggles to seniority

Kinesiology major and model Tajah Bona'e poses in Alumni Grove at Sac State on, Feb. 28. Bona'e also has a blog where she writes poetry and gives advice to young adults.

Gavin Rock

March 6, 2020

Sacramento State kinesiology major Tajah Bona’e is not only a model with an expansive portfolio, but also a blogger with advice for young adults, recipes for healthy dishes and poetry.  Bona’e first got the idea to model in high school, it wasn’t until her sophomore year at Sac State that sh...

Sac State artist CubeOfCheese releases new song featuring fellow student

Sac State computer science majors Billy Hernandez and Lauren Mateo pose at the Library Quad on Wednesday Feb. 26. Hernandez, also known as music artist CubeOfCheese features Mateo, a singer, in his latest single 'Was Icarus.'

Tara Gnewikow

March 4, 2020

Sacramento State sophomore Billy Hernandez has made music under the eye-catching name CubeOfCheese since 2016.  “I have a psychological connection with a piece of cheese, the dairy product,” Hernandez said. “He’s really the creative genius in this music duo. He comes up with all the ideas ...

Sac State’s ‘A Deeper Look’ art gallery showcases underwater perspective on adversity

Artist Carmen Tham, a fifth year art studio major and psychology minor at Sac State graduating this Spring. Tham's gallery

Piper Haitsuka

March 2, 2020

"A Deeper Look" by Sacramento State student Carmen Tham will be on display in the Raymond Woodrow and Joyce Witt gallery in Kadema Hall Monday through Friday.  Exploring themes of happiness and beauty using an acrylic medium, “A Deeper Look” displays about a dozen paintings.  “Many...

Black Art of Dance brings tradition to Sac State

Miguel Forbes, Gelline Guevarra, Andrea Guianan, Senaj Jones, Shania Lovelace, and Nafi Thompson perform

Alexis Perales

February 27, 2020

Sacramento State held the first performance of the Sacramento/Black Art of Dance: Inner/Visions Wednesday night in the Dancespace in Solano Hall. Performances will continue until Sunday. The performance is a celebration of the movement culture within African and African American modern dance. The pe...

Tower Brewing Company offers more than just beer

Bartender Harrison Ashen makes drinks, as samples of ales and lagers lay in front of the bar at Tower Brewing in East Sacramento on Wednesday Feb. 12, 2020. Tower offers a family and dog friendly environment and a student discount on Tuesdays.

Gavin Rock

February 18, 2020

Live music, food trucks, and giant Jenga; what do these three have in common? All and more activities are featured at Tower Brewing Company. Tower is located at 1210 66th St., in the alley next to the Academy 65 apartment building. Tower has an enclosed open area with tables right in front of the entr...

Crocker Art Museum hosts Family Festival to celebrate Black History Month

Buffalo Soldier exhibition host Bill Terrell explained the importance of history of the Buffalo Soldiers at the Crocker Art Museum's Black History Month Family Festival on Feb. 16, 2020. The museum hosted Black artists and culture.

Erick Salgado

February 17, 2020

The Crocker Art Museum hosted its annual Black History Month Family Festival  Sunday in an effort to promote knowledge around Black History Month.  Akinsanya Kambon, a former Black Panther member and Sacramento native attended the festival where he showcased his ceramic sculptures.  Kambon al...

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

First-year Sac State student Alex Sengbounouvong discusses René Domingo's photographs with another visitor at the opening reception of her

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...

‘Static Motion’ last art exhibition of the decade at the University Union Gallery

Hernandez's said his piece

Bridget Duran

December 5, 2019

San Jose State alumni Nicholas Hernandez presented his first art exhibition in the University Union Gallery Nov. 18, but the exhibition will last until Dec. 12.  According to the University Union, Hernandez’s “work presents an evolution of textural experimentation for others to engage in the d...

University Dance Company performances choreographed around one word: ‘justice’

Sac State dancers Joyce Vang, Juliane Rose Cooper and Louis Moreno rehearse for their upcoming shows. Sac State's University Dance Company will be performing at Shasta Hall from Dec. 5 to Dec. 7.

Patrick Walsh

December 5, 2019

During rehearsal ahead of the first show of the “University Dance Company: Dance Site Fall 2019” performance series, Mikayla McGhee freed her fellow dancers from the drab confines of their black leotards.  During the piece the dancers are in-character as sex workers, dealing with the stigma o...

‘She Kills Monsters’: Play explores grief through ‘Dungeons & Dragons’

From left to right: Scarlett Pascoal (Lilith), Ana Muntean (Agnes), Nicole Kelly (Tilly) and Dagney Hollmann (the dark elf) rehearse scenes of the show Oct. 16. The center of the stage is painted to resemble a 'Dungeons and Dragons' campaign board.

Aline Henda

October 23, 2019

Not all monsters are five-headed dragons like the one in “She Kills Monsters,” but everybody has one, and the play promises to deliver a tribute to warriors everywhere. Sacramento State’s Department of Theatre & Dance will perform “She Kills Monsters” Wednesday to Nov. 3 and tells th...

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