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The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Brooke Uhlenhop, Author

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BROOKE’S UHLENBOPS S1E11: Favorite Songs Finale

May 15, 2020

On the final episode of Brooke’s UhlenBops, Brooke asks another set of editors and staffers what their favorite songs are and why those songs mean so much to them.  RELATED: BROOKE’S UHLENBOPS...

Sac State senior outside hitter Sarah Davis spikes the ball against Weber State on Thursday, Nov. 14 at The Nest. Davis ended her career with 1,117 kills.

[Photo] Volleyball player wins 2020 ‘Best Female Athlete’ at Sac State

May 4, 2020

Sac State senior outside hitter Sarah Davis spikes the ball against Weber State on Thursday, Nov. 14 at The Nest. Davis ended her career with 1,117 kills.

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BROOKE’S UHLENBOPS S1E10: What’s your favorite song?

May 6, 2020

This week on Brooke’s UhlenBops, host Brooke Uhlenhop has put together a special episode featuring State Hornet staff members: Nijzel Dotson, Bradley Hinkson, Kayla Brown and Shiavon Chatman discussing...

Starbucks voted ‘Best Coffee Shop’ in 2020 Best of Sac State poll

Starbucks voted ‘Best Coffee Shop’ in 2020 Best of Sac State poll

Does Starbucks have the best drinks on campus?
May 4, 2020

To no one's surprise, Starbucks was voted the “Best Coffee Shop” on Sacramento State’s campus in The State Hornet’s annual Best of Sac State poll.  Although campus eateries closed in March...

Sac State student-athletes Michael Birch, Sofie Babic and Ryan Walstad. After the cancellation of their seasons, all three senior athletes were left with unknowns about their future. Photos of Birch and Babic courtesy of Hornet Athletics.

[Photo] Sac State athletes torn between returning and moving on following NCAA’s eligibility relief announcement

May 4, 2020

Sac State student-athletes Michael Birch, Sofie Babic and Ryan Walstad. After the cancellation of their seasons, all three senior athletes were left with unknowns about their future. Photos of Birch and...

A judge dismissed the U.S. Womens National Teams claim for equal pay on the basis of lack of evidence Friday, May 1. The team has been fighting for equal pay from the United States Soccer Federation since 2016.
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OPINION: The US Women’s National Team deserves equal pay and denying that is insulting

District Court dismisses team’s claim for pay equality
May 2, 2020

Ruling that there is “insufficient evidence” that the United States Women’s National Team is paid unequally is a giant slap in the face.  Not just to them or female athletes around the world,...

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BROOKE’S UHLENBOPS S1E9: Staffers’ Favorite Genres: Hip-Hop

May 1, 2020

On this episode of Brooke’s UhlenBops, the format is changed up a bit as host Brooke Uhlenhop is joined by State Hornet staff writer Nijzel Dotson to give Dotson a chance to discuss one of his favorite...

Sac State senior pitcher Parker Brahms walks to the dugout at John Smith Field smiling, following a 4-0 win against the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee on Friday, Feb. 21. Brahms was excited as he cemented himself in Sac State history as the all-time leader in strikeouts.

[Photo] Senior pitcher satisfied with return to Sac State, even in shortened 2020 season

April 28, 2020

Sac State senior pitcher Parker Brahms walks to the dugout at John Smith Field smiling, following a 4-0 win against the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee on Friday, Feb. 21. Brahms was excited as he cemented...

Sac State student Nebaiot Lemma interviews biology major Gaby Goldring for his YouTube channel on Oct 25, 2019. Lemmas YouTube videos highlighting Sac State halted because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Catch up with Sac State TikTok star Nebaiot Lemma

Shelter-at-home negatively impacts his ability to make videos
April 22, 2020

In October of 2019, Sacramento State freshman Nebaiot Lemma was on top of the world.  The film major went viral on TikTok thanks to a clip from his YouTube channel spoofing a tour of Sac State. The...

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BROOKE’S UHLENBOPS S1E8: Everyone had a Paramore phase, don’t lie

April 22, 2020

This week on Brooke’s UhlenBops, host Brooke Uhlenhop is joined by State Hornet tech writer Kylie Robison to discuss one of their favorite bands, Paramore. Ain’t it fun? Music: Lollipop by Alex...

Multiple celebrities go live on Instagram at the same time on Tuesday, March 24. Instagram Lives provide people the opportunity to interact with friends and fans while showing on a live video. 

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Live from home, it’s almost everyone

Celebrities go live on various streaming platforms
April 16, 2020

Celebrities, they’re just like us, at home bored, as we shelter-in-place due to the coronavirus and, just like us, they’re ramping up social media use.  With concerts and award shows getting postponed,...

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BROOKE’S UHLENBOPS S1E7: Jordan Loves The Strokes

April 15, 2020

This week on Brooke’s UhlenBops, host Brooke Uhlenhop and copy editor Jordan Silva-Benham discuss the latter’s love of the best of the Early-2000s-Alternative-Bands-That-Start-With-‘The,’ The Strokes,...

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BROOKE’S UHLENBOPS S1E6: Brooke and Bella’s love of the Jonas Brothers and concerts

April 9, 2020

On this week’s episode of Brooke’s UhlenBops released on her birthday, host Brooke Uhlenhop is joined by her good friend Bella Monteverde, a Sac State communications major, and later her mother Colleen...

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BROOKE’S UHLENBOPS S1E5: In Defense of Country Music

April 1, 2020

On this episode of Brooke’s UhlenBops, host Brooke Uhlenhop is joined by sports editor Robyn Dobson to discuss their love of the one of the most-hated genres: country music. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7wxaa7YkOzPsD6akP4kBtu?si=Itjk6ZvJRWmOUOwBcWFkOA Music:...

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BROOKE’S UHLENBOPS S1E4: The Kanye West/Taylor Swift ‘Feud’

March 25, 2020

Web Story/Transistor Summary: Amidst all the other chaos happening this month (March 2020), the full and unedited phone call between Kanye West and Taylor Swift pertaining to a certain line in West’s...

[Video] Savannah On The Street: Girl Code

‘What is the golden rule of girl code?’
March 19, 2020

With March being International Women’s Month, State Hornet reporter Savannah Solley went out to ask Sac State students what the golden rule is when it comes to girl code. 

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Opinion: 7 binge-worthy shows to watch while isolating at home

March 19, 2020

With Sacramento State moving classes online and Sacramento health officials issuing a “stay-at-home” directive, a lot of time will be spent at home in the next few weeks.  All major league sports...

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BROOKE’S UHLENBOPS S1E3: The One Direction era was the best years of my life

March 18, 2020

On this episode of Brooke’s UhlenBops starring Brooke Uhlenhop, managing editor Jannah Khalil comes on the show to talk about One Direction. First, the two discuss the solo careers of each member post-1D,...

Sac State senior pitcher Parker Brahms throws a pitch against the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee at John Smith Field on Friday, Feb. 21. Sac State announced Wednesday that all spring sports would be canceled through the end of academic year.

[Photo] Sac State cancels sports through end of academic year amid coronavirus outbreak

March 18, 2020

Sac State senior pitcher Parker Brahms throws a pitch against the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee at John Smith Field on Friday, Feb. 21. Sac State announced Wednesday that all spring sports would be...

Sac State alumnus and artist Harris Rudman poses on March 6 in front of Shasta Hall. His most recent album Missing Document was released in 2019.

Sac State alumnus and musician dreams big, says, ‘Always share your candy’

Latest album “Missing Document” released in 2019
March 18, 2020

To most, becoming Sacramento State’s most notable alumni is not even a thought, but it is a goal musician Harris Rudman works toward everyday.  “All I’ve ever really wanted in my career is to...

An employee at the Roost in the University Union at Sac State serves food to a customer in September, 2019. The transition to online classes due to coronavirus concerns is forcing some eateries at Sacramento State to cut their hours, or close until further notice.

[Photo] ‘We’re worried for our jobs’: The impact of online-only classes on Sac State eateries, employees

March 14, 2020

An employee at the Roost in the University Union at Sac State serves food to a customer in September, 2019. The transition to online classes due to coronavirus concerns is forcing some eateries at Sacramento...

11 of the best Sac State tweets about the coronavirus chaos

11 of the best Sac State tweets about the coronavirus chaos

March 13, 2020

After Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen announced Thursday that Sacramento State will move classes online for the rest of the semester amid coronavirus fears, students took to Twitter to get their...

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BROOKE’S UHLENBOPS S1E2: ‘American Idiot’ is the only Green Day album

March 13, 2020

On this episode of Brooke’s UhlenBops with Brooke Uhlenhop, podcast editor Robbie Pierce joins Uhlenhop to talk about one of their favorite albums, "American Idiot" by Green Day.  The two also...

Sac State junior pitcher Stone Churby throws a pitch against Santa Clara on Sunday, March 1 at John Smith Field. The Athletics Department announced Wednesday it would be implementing new policies to limit attendance at all future home athletic events.

[Photo] Sac State to limit attendance at athletic events amid coronavirus concerns

March 11, 2020

Sac State junior pitcher Stone Churby throws a pitch against Santa Clara on Sunday, March 1 at John Smith Field. The Athletics Department announced Wednesday it would be implementing new policies to limit...

[Video] #SacStateSays: ‘Thoughts on the Bachelorette being from Sacramento?’

Clare Crawley will star in season 16
March 9, 2020

Sacramento native Clare Crawley was announced as the lead for season 16 of ABC’s hit show “The Bachelorette” on Good Morning America Monday. The hairdresser, who still lives in Sacramento, has been...

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BROOKE’S UHLENBOPS S1E1: Taylor Swift changed my life

March 4, 2020

In the first episode of our new music and pop culture podcast Brooke’s UhlenBops, host and resident Taylor Swift correspondent for The State Hornet, Brooke Uhlenhop is joined by news writer Maddie Beck...

Sac State sophomore pitcher Travis Adams throws a pitch against Santa Clara on Sunday, March 1 at John Smith Field. The Hornets and Broncos split the four-game series.

[Photo] Sac State baseball team splits 4-game series with Santa Clara

March 1, 2020

Sac State sophomore pitcher Travis Adams throws a pitch against Santa Clara on Sunday, March 1 at John Smith Field. The Hornets and Broncos split the four-game series.

Sac State freshman outfielder Isaiah Parker walks off the field after win against University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Friday, Feb. 21 at John Smith Field. Parker plays multiple positions for the Hornets.

[Photo] Brandon Davis, 21. Men’s basketball player majoring in communications.

February 25, 2020

Sac State freshman outfielder Isaiah Parker walks off the field after win against University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Friday, Feb. 21 at John Smith Field. Parker plays multiple positions for the Hornets.

[Video] Sac State baseball team fans find a home in the left field parking structure

Parking Structure I is the new place to watch games
February 24, 2020

Sacramento State’s Parking Structure I normally houses student and faculty cars, but during baseball season, it’s a fan’s dream viewing spot. With a birdseye view of John Smith Field and plenty...

[Video] #SacStateSays: ‘What’s your side hustle?’

February 24, 2020

Sacramento State students are busy but working one job does not always cover the cost of living. So, students pick up side hustles to make extra cash. The State Hornet went out to see what Sac State...

Sac State sophomore center fielder Trevor Doyle (left) and senior left fielder Matt Smith (right) both attempt to catch a fly ball against the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee on Sunday, Feb. 23 at John Smith Field. The Hornets swept the four-game series from the Panthers.

[Photo] Sac State baseball team sweeps 4-game series from Milwaukee

February 23, 2020

Sac State sophomore center fielder Trevor Doyle (left) and senior left fielder Matt Smith (right) both attempt to catch a fly ball against the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee on Sunday, Feb. 23 at John...

Netlfix banner for Taylor Swifts documentary Miss Americana which premiered on the streaming site on Jan. 31. The documentary shows intimate parts of her life and what it is like to be a megastar. 
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OPINION: Taylor Swift will always be polarizing no matter what

February 16, 2020

I love Taylor Swift. A lot. And I am not afraid to say it.  I have been a fan since 2006. I remember hearing “Tim McGraw” play on Radio Disney when I was 8 years old and I was hooked. Just to...

[Video] VIDEO: Sac State baseball team defeats UC Santa Barbara on opening day

Brahms allows one run in Hornets’ 6-1 win against Gauchos
February 15, 2020

The Sacramento State baseball team opened the 2020 season Friday night at John Smith Field with a 6-1 victory against the University of California, Santa Barbara. The Hornets (1-0) got out to an early...

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: So, the Oscars happened

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: So, the Oscars happened

February 11, 2020

On this episode of Shiavon’s Jawn, staff writer Brooke Uhlenhop returns along with managing editor Jannah Khalil to discuss the Oscars with host and opinion editor Shiavon Chatman.    What’s...

Rapper and Sac State senior communications major Greo the Storyteller performs her song Chillin Thursday, Jan. 30, at Stage 76 in Carmichael. She performed along with other Sacramento artists.

Sac State senior and rapper Greo the Storyteller speaks her truth through music

First EP released in December
February 6, 2020

“Work It” by Missy Elliot plays loudly over the speakers at Stage 76 Kitchen and Bar in Carmichael as Greo the Storyteller calmly walks up to the stage to perform. In her mustard yellow shirt and...

Screenshot from Planters Super Bowl LIV Baby Nut commercial.

SPORTS PODCAST: Super Bowl commercial review

February 6, 2020

For this week’s State Hornet Sports Podcast, sports editor Robyn Dobson and writers Brooke Uhlenhop and Luis Platero discuss the funniest, weirdest, most confusing and most Baby Nut-involving Super Bowl...

Let’s taco ‘bout the new Taco Bell Cantina in Sacramento

Students anticipated Wednesday’s opening
January 30, 2020

Sacramento State alumnus David Smith and his wife Joye opened Sacramento’s first Taco Bell Cantina Wednesday, in downtown Sacramento on K Street, just a couple blocks from the Golden 1 Center. Unlike...

#SacStateSays: ‘What did Kobe Bryant mean to you?’

Students react to Kobe Bryant’s death
January 28, 2020

Retired basketball icon Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among nine killed in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, in Calabasas.  Bryant’s impact reached further than basketball.  The...

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: Reacting to the Grammys

SHIAVON’S JAWN PODCAST: Reacting to the Grammys

January 28, 2020

For the first episode of the second season of Shiavon’s Jawn, your host, opinion editor, Shiavon Chatman, staffer Brooke Uhlenhop and podcast editor Robbie Pierce talk the 2020 Grammys and discuss the...

Sac State sports alumni adding a baby Hornet to their team

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...

OPINION: Our favorite albums of 2019

December 3, 2019

2019 was a big year for music and a good one at that.  Scrolling through my music library I see all these albums that came out and forget they came out this year, either because so much was released...

Sac State junior outside hitter Macey Hayden prepares to spike the ball against Weber State Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Nest. The Hornets were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Tournament by Montana State on Thursday, Nov. 28.

[Photo] Sac State volleyball team ends season in upset loss to Montana State

November 29, 2019

Sac State junior outside hitter Macey Hayden prepares to spike the ball against Weber State Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Nest. The Hornets were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Tournament by...

Sac State junior libero Michelle Taynton prepares to bump the ball against Weber State on Thursday, Nov. 14 at The Nest. After being defeated by Portland State and Northern Colorado on the road, the Hornets begin the Big Sky tournament at The Nest on Thursday, Nov. 28 against Montana State.

[Photo] Sac State volleyball team swept on road trip to close out regular season

November 24, 2019

Sac State junior libero Michelle Taynton prepares to bump the ball against Weber State on Thursday, Nov. 14 at The Nest. After being defeated by Portland State and Northern Colorado on the road, the Hornets...

Sac State junior outside hitter Macey Hayden spikes the ball against Weber State on Thursday, Nov. 14 at The Nest. Hayden had four points in the three set loss.

[Photo] Sac State volleyball team swept by second place Weber State

November 14, 2019

Sac State junior outside hitter Macey Hayden spikes the ball against Weber State on Thursday, Nov. 14 at The Nest. Hayden had four points in the three set loss.

Sac State sophomore guard Emily Enochs drives to the basket against Cal State Maritime Academy on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at The Nest. The Hornets beat the Keelhaulers 86- 55.

[Photo] Sac State women’s basketball team gets statement win in 86-55 home opener

November 13, 2019

Sac State sophomore guard Emily Enochs drives to the basket against Cal State Maritime Academy on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at The Nest. The Hornets beat the Keelhaulers 86- 55.

16 questions with Sac State TikTok star Nebaiot Lemma

November 12, 2019

Nebaiot Lemma is a first-year film major at Sac State who recently went viral on TikTok. Lemma took The State Hornet on a tour of his Sacramento home and answered 16 hard-hitting questions about his videos...

Sac State senior center Joshua Patton shoots the ball against Simpson on Friday, Nov. 8, at The Nest. Patton had a game-high 20 points on 9-11 from the field.

[Photo] Sac State men’s basketball team routs Simpson 76-27 in season opener

November 9, 2019

Sac State senior center Joshua Patton shoots the ball against Simpson on Friday, Nov. 8, at The Nest. Patton had a game-high 20 points on 9-11 from the field.

Freshman Nebaiot Lemma interviews biology major Gaby Goldring for his YouTube channel Friday, Oct 25. Lemmas videos highlighting Sac State have gained popularity both on YouTube and on TikTok.

Sac State YouTuber hits it big with viral videos through TikTok

November 4, 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 production...

Freshman Nebaiot Lemma interviews biology major Gaby Goldring for his YouTube channel Friday, Oct 25. Lemmas videos highlighting Sac State have gained popularity both on YouTube and on TikTok.

Sac State YouTuber hits it big with viral videos through TikTok

First-year film major Nebaiot Lemma films videos on campus
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...

The State Hornet reporter Brooke Ulenhop interviews TikToker and YouTuber Nebaiot Lemma for The State Hornet News Podcast. Lemma has gained a following on TikTok with a series of candid videos filmed at Sac State.

NEWS PODCAST: Nebaiot Lemma on filming at Sac State

November 1, 2019

Viral TikToker and YouTuber Nebaiot Lemma sat down with The State Hornet reporter Brooke Uhlenhop to talk about what goes into his filming, what inspires his comedy and why he decides to film on campus. Music:...

#SacStateSays: ‘What are your thoughts on cuffing season?’

October 31, 2019

Cuffing season is the time of the year between October and March when singles tend to get lonely and want to get into a relationship, according to Urban Dictionary. The State Hornet asked students for...

Emigh Turnbull, an El Camino High School junior, holds up a sign in front of protesters at the Take Back the Night rally and march Saturday evening. Growing up Christian, I know he is all loving and to not accept others for who they are is not Gods way, she said.

40th annual Take Back the Night raises awareness of gender-based violence

Evangelists protested the event, leading to counter-protests during the march
October 13, 2019

Take Back the Night Sacramento held their 40th annual rally and march to raise awareness of, and bring an end to gender-based violence Saturday evening in Midtown, Sacramento. Take Back the Night is...

Brad Bonar and Ellis Rodriguez are founders of comedy show 1 Degree of Separation: A Funny Look at Depression & Suicide. The show will be coming to Sac State Thursday at 7:30 p.m in the University Union.

Comedy show on suicide and depression to be performed at Sac State Thursday

‘1 Degree of Separation’ designed to end mental illness stigma through laughter
October 9, 2019

UNIQUE Programs will host comedy show “1 Degree of Separation: A Funny Look at Depression and Suicide” Thursday as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.  Comedian Brad Bonar started the comedy...

#SacStateSays: ‘What are your thoughts on the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump?’

October 2, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently opened an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump after a whistleblower complaint said the president withheld foreign aid from Ukraine until they opened an investigation...

Sac State alumna and 102.5 KSFM radio personality shines on air

Bianca Ventura holds a key spot in radio show lineup
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...

Front view of Sac States new planetarium. The planetarium is part of the Ernest E. Tschannen Science complex that opened earlier this semester.

New Sac State planetarium offers students a trip through the stars

September 11, 2019
The planetarium will open its doors to the public on Sept. 18
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