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Sac State defensive leader hopes to hear his name in NFL Draft

Sac State defensive leader hopes to hear his name in NFL Draft

Shaun Holkko

April 26, 2019

Sacramento State football player Mister “Showtime” Harriel has been in the spotlight as a talented athlete his entire life and now hopes to be drafted to the NFL. Harriel has gone viral on ESPN and Bleacher Report multiple times 一 but not for his abilities on the field. The senior safety...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Before directing fame, Ryan Coogler was Sac State football standout

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Before directing fame, Ryan Coogler was Sac State football standout

Eric Jaramishian

April 23, 2019

Before Black Panther and Creed director Ryan Coogler became a big name in Hollywood, he was a powerhouse for the Sacramento State football team. Since Coogler’s rise to fame as a movie director, he has become an important piece of Sac State pride and history. About six years before Coogler’s ...

Sac State softball team uses superstition to gain mental edge

Sac State softball team uses superstition to gain mental edge

Travis Boudreau

April 22, 2019

Former first baseman for the Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees Jason Giambi was famously known for slipping on a gold thong whenever he was mired in a hitting slump. While not as eccentric as Giambi’s strange choice of in-game undergarment, Sacramento State’s softball players use their own bran...

Former Sac State gymnast Dallas Smith wears many hats

Former Sac State gymnast Dallas Smith wears many hats

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

April 19, 2019

Everything was prepped for the 6 p.m. kickoff between Sacramento State football and Northern Arizona University on Nov. 10 of last year. Sac State Director of Ticket Operations and Fan Engagement Dallas Smith was preparing the student seating section and ensuring ticket ushers were ready. Then, ...

A day in the life of a woman in ROTC

A day in the life of a woman in ROTC

Jose Fabian

March 26, 2019

1,800: that's how many miles Carissa Summers moved to attend Sacramento State. Summers takes a much shorter trip now to go to Sac State. As a sophomore in the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, Summers is a 15-minute bus ride from campus and two years closer to achieving her dream. Most...

Sac State student battles cancer for the second time

Sac State student battles cancer for the second time

Eric Jaramishian

March 26, 2019

As an aspiring elementary school teacher, Sacramento State student Cassidy Sidhu has more to worry about than getting good grades and receiving her teaching credentials. Sidhu, a child development major, has to take the spring 2019 semester off her classes at Sac State to fight brain cancer — f...

Sac State student organizes book drive for Camp Fire victims

Sac State student organizes book drive for Camp Fire victims

Robyn Dobson

March 12, 2019

Mary Persons, a Sacramento State communication sciences and disorders major, was riding her bike to campus like any other morning when she noticed thick smoke cloaking the sky. Later, she would discover that the smoke was from the Camp Fire, one of the deadliest fires in California history, which...

Congresswoman Matsui takes Sac State professor to State of the Union

Congresswoman Matsui takes Sac State professor to State of the Union

Nicholas Corey

February 15, 2019

Sacramento State English professor Jesus Limón attended the State of Union Address as the guest of Congresswoman Doris Matsui, U.S. Representative for the 6th Congressional District in California Feb. 5. Congresswoman Matsui invited Limón as her personal guest four days before the event, accor...

Upcoming summer music festivals you don’t want to miss

Upcoming summer music festivals you don’t want to miss

Alexis Roberts

May 17, 2018

With the weather getting warmer, here comes the season we have all been waiting for — festival season. The West Coast is home to many music festivals. Whether your favorite genre is hip hop, country, rap, rock or reggae, the best coast has it all. Here are some of the top festivals coming u...

5 summer day trips you can take for $50 or less

5 summer day trips you can take for $50 or less

Corina Gutierrez

May 1, 2018

Finals and sunshine can leave you itching to get out and do something new, and with $50 in your pocket, a tank of gas and a day free of responsibility, you can catch a change in scenery and make it back in time to sleep in your own bed. Summer vacation is the time to celebrate a well-earned break from a seme...

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