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Sacramento rapper turns what was once a hobby into career

Sacramento rapper Evan Odom who goes by Pyramid Kid. Odom has been making music for two years and was given the opportunity to perform with Nef The Pharoah last fall. Photo courtesy of Evan Odom.

Nijzel Dotson

April 30, 2020

Growing up, Sacramento rapper Evan Odom, who goes by Pyramid Kid, always felt different from his peers. But rather than trying to conform, he decided to be content with standing out. “My mom and I moved around a lot when I was younger,” Odom said. “I wasn’t ever really popular in school and...

6 Sac State students making the best of their time at home

Graphic By Kelly Kiernan

Allisyn Mayhew

April 26, 2020

With classes going virtual and California continuing shelter-at-home orders, students are now spending excess time inside and isolated from friends, work or other places they would typically go to spend free time. Here’s what six Sacramento State students are doing to stay busy.  1. Vivica McR...

Catch up with Sac State TikTok star Nebaiot Lemma

Sac State student Nebaiot Lemma interviews biology major Gaby Goldring for his YouTube channel on Oct 25, 2019. Lemma's YouTube videos highlighting Sac State halted because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brooke Uhlenhop

April 22, 2020

In October of 2019, Sacramento State freshman Nebaiot Lemma was on top of the world.  The film major went viral on TikTok thanks to a clip from his YouTube channel spoofing a tour of Sac State. The TikTok gained over 2 million views in a few days and was the talk of campus.  As the semester went on, h...

Sac State PRIDE Center holds first E-PRIDE Week

The Sac State PRIDE Center held a virtual Queer Prom with DJ Mario Esco on Friday, April 17 as a part of

Tara Gnewikow

April 21, 2020

The Sacramento State PRIDE Center held its first “E-PRIDE Week" last week, culminating with Queer Prom, due to shelter-in place orders. The PRIDE Center has been hosting its annual PRIDE Week since the location opened in 2006.  Queer Prom began in 2019 when Sac State students told PRIDE Center Coordinator Meli...

Live from home, it’s almost everyone

Multiple celebrities go live on Instagram at the same time on Tuesday, March 24. Instagram Lives provide people the opportunity to interact with friends and fans while showing on a live video. 

Screenshot via Instagram.

Brooke Uhlenhop

April 16, 2020

Celebrities, they’re just like us, at home bored, as we shelter-in-place due to the coronavirus and, just like us, they’re ramping up social media use.  With concerts and award shows getting postponed, major artists have been doing live concerts from the comfort of their living rooms. Some have been for fundraisers, but others are doing it for fun. ...

Q&A: Bobby Brackins’s new song unintentionally reminds people to stay clean

Bobby Brackins portrait posted on Dec 23, 2019 via his Instagram @bobbybrackins. Photo courtesy of Bobby Brackins

Piper Haitsuka

April 11, 2020

Grammy-nominated artist and Bay Area native Bobby Brackins, who also performs under Lata Harbor, released a new song called “Wash My Hands” featuring  Marc E. Bassy, Collett and August 08 last month Since then, the song has been jokingly referred to as one of the top COVID-19 anthems. Story...

Opinion: 7 binge-worthy shows to watch while isolating at home

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Brooke Uhlenhop

March 19, 2020

With Sacramento State moving classes online and Sacramento health officials issuing a “stay-at-home” directive, a lot of time will be spent at home in the next few weeks.  All major league sports have suspended their seasons and most production companies have halted filming of all shows current...

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 ...

Up-and-coming rock ’n’ roll band The Jacks to perform at Sacramento’s Holy Diver

SoCal based rock'n'roll band,

Erick Salgado

March 3, 2020

Southern California-based band The Jacks will be performing at Holy Diver on Saturday for the second stop on their two-month tour.   Holy Diver is known to feature rock and alternative groups. The Jacks will be performing at the venue alongside Cemetery Suns,The Color Wild and The New Crowns. ...

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...

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