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

Sac State dancers Joyce Vang, Juliane Rose Cooper and Louis Moreno rehearse for their upcoming shows. Sac State's University Dance Company will be performing at Shasta Hall from Dec. 5 to Dec. 7.

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 newest line of Kappa Alpha Psi members stand prepared for their reveal an hour before their performance Nov. 22. A

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

Kyle Murphy, a communication studies major, walking on the Guy West Bridge at Sacramento State. Murphy works with Peak Adventures at the Challenge Center and also serves as a whitewater rafting guide.

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

The Sac State Dance Team practicing a dance routine at  Yosemite Hall on Friday, Nov. 15. To prepare for their performances, the dancers practice for three hours every Tuesday and Friday to perform throughout the semester.

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

K-Pop group

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

Freshman Nebaiot Lemma interviews biology major Gaby Goldring for his YouTube channel Friday, Oct 25. Lemma's videos highlighting Sac State have gained popularity both on YouTube and on 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 student Michael Pelley waves to a passersby as he scuba dives at Lake Natoma on Wednesday, Oct 16.  “I actually got a picture from a fan that’s a picture of me scuba diving, she ended up drawing it while watching one of my videos,” Pelley said. “It’s the best piece of treasure i’ve gotten so far.”

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

Scotty Sire is is a recording artist and digital creator currently based in Los Angeles. Sire opens his new tour

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

Bianca Ventura goes on air from the KSFM studio on Friday, Sept. 20. She is the on-air host from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the week.

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

Gavin Willson poses for a photograph on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Willson, a self-taught beatboxer, is one of the top 20 selected to compete in the televised Celebration of Music talent competition at the Crest Theater in Sacramento this Friday.

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...

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