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Sac State alumnus and rapper A9E named Sprite Artist

Sac State alumnus and rapper A9E named Sprite Artist

Khala Clarke

January 28, 2020

In May 2019, Adrienne Jackson, who goes by the stage name A9E, was finishing up his last semester and track season at Sacramento State all while pursuing his rap career.  After graduating in the spring, Jackson, along with other selected unsigned artists, was given the opportunity to travel with Sp...

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...

‘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...

The ins and outs of ‘Neophyte Presentations’ with Kappa Alpha Psi

The ins and outs of ‘Neophyte Presentations’ with Kappa Alpha Psi

Khala Clarke

November 30, 2019

Sacramento State’s Kappa Alpha Psi chapter’s newest members shook the entire parking structure Friday, Nov. 22, playing music from their cars as they practiced an hour before their reveal.  All in unison, the sounds of their feet created three consistent booms as they tapped their canes, even a...

Peak Adventures employees talk naturally about working for the program

Peak Adventures employees talk naturally about working for the program

Robert Moon

November 25, 2019

Peak Adventures is known for its bicycle shop, outdoor activities and trips as well as the challenge center behind Yosemite Hall, but to the student employees, it’s so much more.  Peak Adventures opened its doors officially to students after the program was picked up by and designated as part ...

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....

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