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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


Freshman forward Kiir Kiir Chol Deng prepares for his sophomore season with the men’s basketball team. Over the last month and a half, Kiir Kiir said he has added 11 pounds of bulk to provide more physicality on the defensive end.

Three continents and 9,000 miles: Hoops prospect finds new home

Nathan Smith April 20, 2023

The NBA Global Academy is known to be the NBA’s hub for 16 elite male and female high school basketball athletes each year, among these players was 6’9 freshman Sacramento State forward Kiir Kiir Chol...

Freshman forward Solape Amusan sets a screen for senior guard Kahlaijah Dean on Saturday March 18, 2023 at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA. The pair combined for 16 points in the Hornets season-ending loss.

Hornets bounced in first round of NCAA tournament by UCLA

Dylan McNeill March 19, 2023
Hornets fall behind early and stay there
Kaliyah Vernon, estudiante de estudios étnicos y mujeres y de género, posa dentro del centro Serna el Lunes, febrero 28, 2023. Vernon habla de su experiencia siendo Afro-Latina. Foto de Vernon tomada por Itzel Espinoza. Gráfico creado en Canva por Mercy Sosa.

Afro-Latinidad: Viviendo en los márgenes

Itzel Espinoza and Nancy Rodriguez Bonilla March 13, 2023
Destacando la experiencia Afro-Latina y reconociendo los logros de la comunidad.
Sacramento State junior center Isnelle Natabou sits in The Nest after the Sac State women’s basketball team set a program record with their 20th win of the season on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023. Natabou leads the Big Sky Conference in field goal percentage, shooting .647% The next closest is Idaho’s Beyonce Bea, shooting .486%.

Hornets’ center is a force in the interior amidst record season

Dylan McNeill and Myla Booth February 27, 2023
Sac State women's basketball is enjoying new heights with the help of the 6’5” imposing center Isnelle Natabou.
(L-R) Juniors Mate Voros and Mark Keki during their home match versus Saint Mary’s at Sacramento State Tennis courts on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. The duo went 20-1 in doubles play during the 2022 season. 

Photos by Hugo Quintanilla. 
Graphic created in canva by Chris Woodard

Two is better than one: Hungarian national champions serve aces for Sac State

Hugo Quintanilla February 11, 2023
Sac State men’s tennis doubles team goes 20-1 in their first season at Sac State
Broad Room founder Claire Curley shows what supplies the Free Art Supply Closet has in stock Dec. 8, 2022. The Free Art Supply Closet has served over 800 people since its implementation.

Filling the need: local nonprofit makes supplies more accessible to artists

Dominique Williams, Managing Editor December 27, 2022
“Art is a human right,” Broad Room founder says:
(L-R) Rick Barros III and Zach Chappell in The Nest before practice Nov. 17, 2022. The duo have played both high school and college basketball together in Sacramento.

Ballin’ since birth: Sac State basketball players aligned since day one

Nathan Uebelhoer December 13, 2022
Zach Chappell and Rick Barros III were born in the same hospital on the same day and now both play basketball for Sac State.
Sac State special teams walks off the field after a successful try on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at Hornet Stadium. The Hornets are hosting Incarnate Word in their first ever FCS Quarterfinal appearance on Friday.

PREVIEW: Sac State football prepares for high scoring affair against Incarnate Word

Jack Freeman, Football Beat Writer December 8, 2022
On a short week, the Hornets host their first FCS Quarterfinal game against the Cardinal’s dominant offense.
Junior forward Austin Wehner during the men’s soccer practice at Hornet Field on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. Wehner transferred from San Diego State to Sacramento State after three seasons with the Aztecs men’s soccer team.

From newcomer to captain: Sac State men’s soccer forward makes immediate impact

Hugo Quintanilla December 6, 2022
In his first season Wehner played 1,358 minutes in his first season, scoring four goals with three assists.
Sac State gymnastics head coach Randy Solorio stands outside of Sac State’s Athletics department on October 18, 2022. Solorio was deemed cancer free following surgery that removed his tumor and 45% of his liver in January 2022.

‘6 months at a time’: Sac State gymnastics head coach’s journey to being cancer-free

Isaac Streeter November 2, 2022
Gymnastics head coach Randy Solorio wins two-year battle with cancer
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