The State Hornet

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...

Sac State YouTuber hits it big with viral videos through TikTok

Sac State YouTuber hits it big with viral videos through TikTok

Brooke Uhlenhop

November 2, 2019

“‘Do you think Sac State is a friendly environment?’  ‘I don’t know, I’ve seen a lot of dead squirrels lately.’” This awkward exchange is one of many in the viral TikTok by film major Nebaiot Lemma, also known as @nebaiot on TikTok and Instagram.  Lemma’s TikTok has gained 2....

Sac State YouTuber finds hidden treasures in Sacramento rivers

Sac State YouTuber finds hidden treasures in Sacramento rivers

Leticia Sanchez and Khala Clarke

October 24, 2019

Many Sacramento residents, especially in the summer months, make memories on the water at places like the American River, sometimes losing mementos and possessions in the process. Now, Sacramento State business major Michael Pelley dedicates time deep diving to the bottom of local bodies of water to c...

Q&A: YouTube and Vine star Scotty Sire talks Sacramento, inspiration and music

Q&A: YouTube and Vine star Scotty Sire talks Sacramento, inspiration and music

Ronaldo Gomez, Arts & Entertainment editor

October 3, 2019

In 2013, social video-sharing app Vine was launched, propelling numerous social media influencers to internet stardom. After the app shut down in 2016, these stars were left looking for new ways to reach their audience and broadcast their messages. One of these stars was Scotty Sire, who found a home on YouTube ...

Sac State alumna and 102.5 KSFM radio personality shines on air

Sac State alumna and 102.5 KSFM radio personality shines on air

Brooke Uhlenhop

September 24, 2019

Chris Brown and Drake’s “No Guidance” played softly through the speakers of the 102.5 KSFM studio as on-air host and Sacramento State alumna Bianca Ventura edited a sound bite to play as the song ended.  As she got ready to go back on air, the music stopped playing throughout the room. Now ...

Sac State beatboxer competing in Celebration of Music talent search

Sac State beatboxer competing in Celebration of Music talent search

Regina Reddick

September 19, 2019

Gavin Willson, a Sacramento State freshman and beatboxer, will be competing in the Celebration of Music talent search at the Crest Theater in Sacramento Friday.  Entirely self-taught, Willson was inspired by the positive reaction he saw when a videogamer on YouTube began beatboxing. He wanted to be able...

Alumnus, rapper Consci8us talks SAMMIES, career, philosophy, future

Alumnus, rapper Consci8us talks SAMMIES, career, philosophy, future

Robert Pierce

May 16, 2019

Last winter, Sacramento State alumnus and rapper Consci8us was working hard to finish his degree at Sac State while also keeping up with his music career. After graduating in December of last year, he went on to perform at the 2019 MLK March in January and at the Golden 1 Center in February as pa...

Q&A: Track and field athlete, Khala Clarke, spends her free time blogging

Q&A: Track and field athlete, Khala Clarke, spends her free time blogging

Imani Morton

May 15, 2019

Third-year track and field athlete Khala Clarke made the Sacramento State Hornets team her sophomore year after a 12-day tryout. Her love for track began after trying various sports in high school through her coaches’ recommendations, and track was the sport that stuck with her. Although the 400-meter hu...