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Sac State sports alumni adding a baby Hornet to their team

Sac State sports alumni adding a baby Hornet to their team

Brooke Uhlenhop

December 16, 2019

The sky was grey and the ground was wet. Their photographer canceled because of the weather but they were still determined to have their announcement photoshoot at the place where it all started: Sac State and Hornet Stadium.  In 2013, Nick and Kimberly Mazza were Sacramento State student athletes a...

Sac State senior guard recalls journey from NBL to NCAA

Sac State senior guard recalls journey from NBL to NCAA

Garry Singh

December 13, 2019

Growing up in New Zealand, Sacramento State senior guard Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa (pronounced Mo-dee-oh-ho-ho Lee-ah-fuh) always had a love for basketball. “It's in my blood, I was born and raised in a basketball family,” Mauriohooho-Le'afa said. Imagine playing for two basketball teams a...

Sac State women’s tennis team ready for challenge of new season

Sac State women’s tennis team ready for challenge of new season

Shikhar Mohan

December 12, 2019

Cami Hubbs has been coaching women’s tennis at Sacramento State since 2017 and is ready for the challenge that awaits in her third season as head coach. “I’ve learned a lot from the past,” said Hubbs, who has spent 10 years on the coaching staff of various schools. The Hornets will travel t...

Sac State men’s rugby club aims to become official varsity team

Sac State men’s rugby club aims to become official varsity team

Jasmin Acosta

December 12, 2019

The Sacramento State men’s rugby club is focused on becoming an official varsity team for Sac State after their recent win of the Pacific Western Sevens Tournament. The ruggers will now be competing in the USA Rugby Division 1-AA Sevens for the first time since 2000, almost two decades later. A...

2017 graduate Jessica Salvato opens up on cancer battle, return to Sac State

2017 graduate Jessica Salvato opens up on cancer battle, return to Sac State

Jordan Parker

December 12, 2019

As a 21-year-old, Jessica Salvato was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma on Jan. 21, 2016. “I thought, ‘do I get to meet Ellen now,’” she joked of her first days after being diagnosed.  “But truthfully, my first thoughts were about what was going to happen to me and how this journey was goi...

Neighborhood Pizzeria bakes its way into the hearts and stomachs of Sacramento

Neighborhood Pizzeria bakes its way into the hearts and stomachs of Sacramento

Anthony Shorter

December 11, 2019

The freshly-tossed dough, steaming house sauce, spicy copa, melted mozzarella and hot honey finish of the “Notorious P.I.G.” fill Neighborhood Pizzeria with a mouth-watering smell. The pizzeria is located at 5401 H St. inside a ‘50s style house converted into a restaurant that opened for busin...

‘The Wake Up Call’ personality ‘Intern’ Kevin Nguyen broadcasts his experience at Sac State

‘The Wake Up Call’ personality ‘Intern’ Kevin Nguyen broadcasts his experience at Sac State

Ashton Byers

December 10, 2019

Kevin Nguyen, better known as on-air personality “Intern Kevin,” has learned to manage the many hats of being a social influencer, radio host and Sacramento State student. Nguyen, who is a senior at Sac State and a double major in biology and communications, started interning with radio station 10...

Sac State sophomore golfer attributes growth as player to his mental game

Sac State sophomore golfer attributes growth as player to his mental game

Nijzel Dotson

December 9, 2019

Sophomore golfer Ethan Davidson grew up in Southern California but knew after his first visit with Sacramento State’s men’s golf team that he was meant to be a Hornet. Davidson, who hails from the San Fernando Valley, said he’s been playing golf since he was 16 months old. His father Gary D...

‘Static Motion’ last art exhibition of the decade at the University Union Gallery

‘Static Motion’ last art exhibition of the decade at the University Union Gallery

Bridget Duran

December 5, 2019

San Jose State alumni Nicholas Hernandez presented his first art exhibition in the University Union Gallery Nov. 18, but the exhibition will last until Dec. 12.  According to the University Union, Hernandez’s “work presents an evolution of textural experimentation for others to engage in the d...

University Dance Company performances choreographed around one word: ‘justice’

University Dance Company performances choreographed around one word: ‘justice’

Patrick Walsh

December 5, 2019

During rehearsal ahead of the first show of the “University Dance Company: Dance Site Fall 2019” performance series, Mikayla McGhee freed her fellow dancers from the drab confines of their black leotards.  During the piece the dancers are in-character as sex workers, dealing with the stigma o...

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