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Sac State men’s basketball player is the ‘connector of the team’

Sac State senior forward Osi Nwachukwu poses with the ball at center court at the Nest on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Nwachukwu has been averaging 6.2 points per game this season.

Ian Edwards

March 3, 2020

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team is one win away from securing a .500 or better record for the third time since the Hornets moved to Division I in 1991.  The Hornets have also been dominant at home with a 10-4 record this season. As one of the seniors, forward Osi Nwachukwu is nearin...

Sac State women’s rugby club welcomes all skill levels

Women's rugby club president Sarah Armanino attempts to stop her teammate in a practice drill Tuesday, Feb. 25. The women's rugby club prides itself on being open to all skill levels.

Jesse Tapia

March 2, 2020

The women’s rugby club has been at Sacramento State since 1999 and strives to provide a welcoming environment for all members. One of the coaches, Kristina Weber, who the team refers to as “K-Dub” was once president of the club when she was a Sac State student. Weber graduated in 2009 and now...

Sac State students look to spark change with new podcast

Malachi Powell, Ayra Nuñez and Nahom Semere host the “Mic’d Up Students” podcast. The group is recording its second season this semester while the first season is being posted every Monday.

Nijzel Dotson

February 26, 2020

“Mic’d Up Students” is a student produced podcast that launched this semester from Sacramento State’s Division of Student Affairs. Nahom Semere, a second-year business administration (marketing) major, and Malachi Powell, a second-year economics major are the hosts of the podcast’s first sea...

‘Every team I’ve played on, I’ve been the only African-American player’

Sac State student athletes Brandon Davis, Lewa Day and Isaiah Parker.

Jordan Latimore

February 25, 2020

Black history is a collection of experiences and moments, many righteous and many infamous, that all equally hold a tremendous impact not only in a context of historical significance, but in the influence of people’s personal lives as well as family ties.  Whether it was the ending of Jim Crow laws i...

Sac State gymnast Mariah York looks to bounce back from a heavily injured past

Mariah York poses next to the balance beam before a meet with Alaska Anchorage at the Nest on Sunday, Feb. 16. York has been battling injuries her whole collegiate career and will be out for her entire junior year following ankle surgery.

Jason Gallardo

February 18, 2020

Athletes tend to feel unstoppable during their prime; Sacramento State junior gymnast Mariah York was expected to be one of those athletes and a key contributor to this year's team but a string of injuries have kept her out of competition. York grew up in Queen Creek, Arizona and began her gymnastics ca...

Pete Buttigieg holds Sacramento Town Hall, addresses foreign and racial injustice

Supporters cheer on for Mayor Pete Buttigieg during his Town Hall at the Cesar Chavez Plaza in Downtown Sacramento on Friday, Feb. 14.

Kendra Rivera-Molina, News Editor

February 15, 2020

Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg held his Town Hall event at Cesar Chavez Plaza on Friday afternoon, addressing immigration issues, securing the climate crisis and the need to support the younger generation. Before he arrived at the platform, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis started the event. “(Butti...

#SacStateSays: ‘What’s your best and worst date?’

#SacStateSays: ‘What’s your best and worst date?’

Ashton Byers

February 14, 2020

For Valentine’s Day, The State Hornet set out to ask students about the dates they want to remember forever and the one’s they would rather forget.  

Consistency is key for Sac State baseball team entering new season

Sac State sophomore outfielder Trevor Doyle poses for a photo at practice on Thursday, Feb. 6 at John Smith Field. Doyle started in 49 games as a freshman and had eight multi-hit games in 2019.

Shaun Holkko

February 10, 2020

The most consistent sports team at Sacramento State will begin its 2020 season Friday night with a three-game series against No. 22 University of California, Santa Barbara.  The baseball team, led by Reggie Christiansen in his tenth season as coach, will attempt to win at least 30 games for the ninth c...

Q&A: Up-and-coming rapper Lil Tjay shares his creative process and inspiration

18-year-old rapper and songwriter from the Bronx, Lil Tjay Performed at Ace of Spades in Downtown Sacramento on Wednesday Feb. 5, 2020.

Garry Singh

February 7, 2020

Tione Jayden Merritt, an 18-year-old rapper and songwriter from the Bronx, is making a name for himself as Lil Tjay in the rap industry. Ace Of Spades hosted Lil Tjay for his “True 2 Myself” tour Wednesday. The show featured performances by Lil Tjay and Bubba Stacks. The tour started on Jan. 30...

Sac State senior and rapper Greo the Storyteller speaks her truth through music

Rapper and Sac State senior communications major Greo the Storyteller performs her song

Brooke Uhlenhop

February 6, 2020

“Work It” by Missy Elliot plays loudly over the speakers at Stage 76 Kitchen and Bar in Carmichael as Greo the Storyteller calmly walks up to the stage to perform. In her mustard yellow shirt and black pants, she looks at home as she sings her song “Chillin’” to the local crowd. The...

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