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‘I knew my time would come eventually if I kept working’: A football player’s 2,172-mile journey

‘I knew my time would come eventually if I kept working’: A football player’s 2,172-mile journey

Jason Gallardo

March 31, 2020

After the last whistle blew to end the Sacramento State and University of California, Davis game, starting defensive back Prince Washington celebrated a Cinderella season that saw the Hornets win the Big Sky title for the first time in school history. The success of the 2019 season has tremendous meaning to the players and coaches of the Sac State f...

Sacramento’s Midtown Farmers Market still open despite coronavirus outbreak

Sacramento’s Midtown Farmers Market still open despite coronavirus outbreak

Tara Gnewikow

March 18, 2020

The Midtown Farmers Market in Sacramento is scheduled to remain open Saturday despite recent concerns about the spread of the new coronavirus.  The Sacramento City Council released a resolution Friday which declared a local emergency for the city and directed the City Manager to “cancel city permits f...

Sac State alumnus and musician dreams big, says, ‘Always share your candy’

Sac State alumnus and musician dreams big, says, ‘Always share your candy’

Brooke Uhlenhop

March 18, 2020

To most, becoming Sacramento State’s most notable alumni is not even a thought, but it is a goal musician Harris Rudman works toward everyday.  “All I’ve ever really wanted in my career is to be the most notable Sac State alum,” said Rudman, who graduated in 2016. “I always joke that you...

‘I was definitely a late bloomer’: Sac State sophomore forward continues to evolve

‘I was definitely a late bloomer’: Sac State sophomore forward continues to evolve

Shaun Holkko

March 9, 2020

Rafting, fly fishing, hiking and swimming are just a few activities that Sacramento State sophomore forward Tiana Johnson grew up doing in Kalispell, Montana. Johnson was born to parents Tryg and Lynette Johnson, who encouraged Johnson and her three older sisters to get outside and enjoy recreatio...

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

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

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

Sac State women’s rugby club welcomes 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

Sac State students look to spark change with new podcast

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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