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Salsa Loca Club changes lives

Salsa Loca Club changes lives

Yarcenia Garcia
February 12, 2014
Filed under Campus, Culture

Sexy, energetic and intense are all things one would think of when they hear the word “salsa,” but Sacramento State’s Salsa Loca Club is all of that and more.Salsa Loca President Junior Naranjo said the club helped him go from a shy, small town student to somebody more social thanks to the acti...

Anime and Manga Society: As cool as creative gets

Steven Senn
February 11, 2014
Filed under Campus, Culture

The first thing to notice in the Anime and Manga Society’s initial meeting is that there are women present.Although the men outnumber the women by about six to one, but it is an indication of the evolution of the genre.Anime is not just for geeky boys anymore. Sure, geeks abound, but now both men and ...

People pole Dance for more than just money

People pole Dance for more than just money

Alex Hernandez
February 11, 2014
Filed under Arts, Culture

Senior English major Johana Mandap begins her Thursday night in midair. She appears to float as her and five other students spiral, twist and turn almost 10 feet off the ground, inside the hot pink and black studio adorned by twinkling string lights. As her body moves like a ribbon in the wind, she only...

Chocolate: Its history and why we we love it for Valentine’s Day

Chocolate: Its history and why we we love it for Valentine’s Day

McClatchy Tribune
February 11, 2014
Filed under Campus, Culture, Food

Forrest Gump’s mother compared chocolate to life when she said, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.”Chocolate is ancient, but iconic - regardless of marketability - and it is one of the most popular traditions during Valentine’s Day.Zach Smith is a junior b...

Terry McMillian shares stories and inspiration

Terry McMillian shares stories and inspiration

McClatchy Tribune
February 8, 2014
Filed under Campus, Culture

“Happy Black History Month, even though I’m black all year long.”And with that, noted author Terry McMillan set the tone for a night full of laughter, wisdom, and insight.On February 6th, the New York Times author of such works as “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” as well as “Waiting to Ex...

Savory aromas in Mariposa Hall

Savory aromas in Mariposa Hall

Elizabeth DeCicco, Reporting by Wendy Aguilar
February 5, 2014
Filed under Campus, Culture

Savory aromas of garlic and soy sauce filled a Mariposa kitchen lab last Friday, when Dr. Seunghee Wie, chair of the Family and Consumer Sciences Department, shared her Korean food expertise with the Environmental Management Department.Wie proudly shared knowledge about her culture and some implication...

Sac State’s Library Gallery hosts Korean print art exhibit

Anisca Miles
February 5, 2014
Filed under Campus, Culture

Sacramento State’s Library Gallery will hold a free exhibit three years in the making, “The Land and the People – Contemporary Korean Printmaking,” which opens Thursday through May 17.Sacramento State Associate Professor Ian Harvey, Professor of Art Emeritus Koo Kyung Sook from Chungnam Natio...

RECIPE: Japchae with Bulgogi, a simple Korean noodle recipe

Alex Hernandez
February 5, 2014
Filed under Campus, Culture

Japchae with BulgogiProfessor Wie recommends this healthy noodle dish to students because it is fast and simple to prepare. It is perfect for a lunch in between classes or to share with friends. Feel free to substitute with any vegetables on hand or omit the beef for a vegetarian version. The noodle...

Soap operas in South Korea reflect passion and drama

Soap operas in South Korea reflect passion and drama

McClatchy Tribune
February 5, 2014
Filed under Campus, Culture

South Korean dramas can be filled with as much comedy or drama as Latin telenovelas or  American soap operas, but without the time commitment. American soap operas such as “Days of Our Lives” can be on the air for over 40 yearswhereas South Korean dramas usually run about 16 to 20 episodes in the sp...

Local restaurant serves delectable Korean food

Local restaurant serves delectable Korean food

Steven Senn
February 4, 2014
Filed under Campus, Culture

Inconspicuously located in the middle of a Rosemont strip mall just a few miles away from the Sacramento State campus, it is easy to miss the Korean restaurant, Sa Ra Bang, if you didn’t already know it was there.Nestled between the bright neon lights of a liquor store and the diviest of dive bars, the...

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