The State Hornet

Sac State ski and snowboard team anticipates the arrival of winter

Sac State ski and snowboard team anticipates the arrival of winter

Nigel Rayyan

November 21, 2019

“It is about feeling free and expressing yourself, it really is an art,” said Justin Tran, Sac State ski and snowboard team president, about the two sports. “The feeling of frolicking in nature and gazing out at the serene snow-covered mountains is perfect therapy,” Tran said. “It’s its...

Sac State’s Dance Team is all heart and passion when performing

Sac State’s Dance Team is all heart and passion when performing

Ashton Byers

November 20, 2019

Pouring rain. Soaking wet, ruined hair. Smeared makeup. No matter the circumstances, Sacramento State's Hornet Girlz dance team always performs. Julia Hernandez, a 21-year-old junior majoring in nutrition and food, has been dancing since she was 3. Hernandez has a background in ballet, jazz, t...

Students show off talent in UNIQUE’s annual Sac State’s Got Talent show

Students show off talent in UNIQUE’s annual Sac State’s Got Talent show

Leticia Sanchez and Khala Clarke

November 15, 2019

Sacramento State UNIQUE Programs hosted its annual Sac State’s Got Talent show Thursday in the University Union Ballroom. K-Pop group “Krescendo” took home third place, beatboxer Gavin Willson took second place and singer Adayus Carter took home the grand prize. Contestants were judged by...

Dominant defense leads way for Sac State football team

Dominant defense leads way for Sac State football team

Michael Wiggins

November 15, 2019

Six games into Big Sky play, the 2019 Sacramento State football team has one of the best defenses in the conference. The unprecedented 5-1 start to conference play for the program can largely be attributed to a defensive unit that has been dominant all season long.      First year head coach ...

Sac State Bass Fishing Club to compete in national tournament

Sac State Bass Fishing Club to compete in national tournament

Patrick Walsh

November 14, 2019

Sacramento State’s Bass Fishing Club recently took first and second place in the YETI FLW College Fishing Event on the California Delta held Sept. 28, earning a spot in the national bass fishing tournament in Florida next year. According to Fishing League Worldwide, club members and Sac State student...

Sac State graduate transfer is ready to leave emotional homecoming behind her

Sac State graduate transfer is ready to leave emotional homecoming behind her

Richard Ivanowski

November 12, 2019

Saturday evening, Sacramento State senior guard Camariah King stood outside the visitors’ locker room at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nevada – the building where she played 49 college games.  The final buzzer sounded, and she knew there wouldn’t be a 50th game there in her future. Tear...

November 12, 2019

King criticized her game and her mentality in equal measures. She was down on herself in that moment, but her teammates disagreed with her harsh self-evaluation wholeheartedly. “It’s been a blessing having Camariah on our team,” said sophomore point guard Milee Enger. “She’s definitely stepped ...

‘I was in the air playing God’: Sac State student veterans reflect on their military service

‘I was in the air playing God’: Sac State student veterans reflect on their military service

Ashton Byers

November 11, 2019

The GI Bill makes it possible for veterans with an honorable discharge to receive full or partial tuition benefits, depending on time served, as well as stipends for course materials and housing. At Sacramento State, the Veterans Success Center provides resources to veterans who choose to return to sch...

Sac State gymnastics coach leads students in ballroom dance class

Sac State gymnastics coach leads students in ballroom dance class

Leslie Hicks

November 8, 2019

Randy Solorio’s first dance partner was his mother, and every time he dances the cha-cha today with his daughter, Solorio is taken back to his childhood, a generational connection he imparts on his ballroom dance students.  Sacramento State gymnastics head coach Solorio also teaches ballroom dance as par...

Sac State men’s basketball team looks to build upon last season’s success

Sac State men’s basketball team looks to build upon last season’s success

Michael Wiggins

November 7, 2019

The 2019-20 Sacramento State men’s basketball team will begin regular season play Friday following a 2018-19 season which ended with the second most wins in program history. Despite this success, the Hornets finished last season in eighth place in the 11-team Big Sky Conference. Sac State has 11 pl...

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