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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Chanelle Muerong

Chanelle Muerong, deputy arts and entertainment editor

Chanelle Anne Muerong joined The State Hornet in fall 2020 as a features beat writer and is currently the deputy arts and entertainment editor. She was previously an editor of multiple pages during her time on the Collegian at San Joaquin Delta College. In her free time, Chanelle records and edits videos of her friends.
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STATE HORNET SPOTLIGHT: Passion Bailey’s love and support of reading

STATE HORNET SPOTLIGHT: Passion Bailey’s love and support of reading

April 7, 2021
On this episode of our State Hornet: Spotlight podcast, deputy arts & entertainment editor Chanelle Muerong interviews Passion Bailey, the co-owner of Sacramento thrift and bookstore Hidden Gems, about her lifelong love and support of reading and literacy and her plans and hopes for her business and community.
Passion Bailey, co-owner of Hidden Gems Thrift Store, poses for a photo behind the counter Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. The store is located Florin Square, which acts as a hub for Black-owned businesses.

Sacramento native unites love of books and thrifting under one roof

February 12, 2021
Bringing together her love of books and thrift shopping is Passion Bailey, the co-owner of Hidden Gems Thrift Store in Sacramento, CA. This small store provides hidden gems for every customer at affordable prices.
Osman De Los Santos, 27, in his private tattoo studio in Sacramento, Calif. on Dec. 7, 2020. In his free time, De Los Santos makes art commissions which he displays on the walls of his shop.

Local illustrative artist shares unique vision through tattoos

Osman De Los Santos has been in the tattoo business since high school
December 17, 2020
Sacramento-based illustrative tattoo artist Osman De Los Santos has been tattooing since he was 15. Read about De Los Santos started his own business with an apprenticeship and a dream.
The closing performance of the 43rd Annual Festival of New American Music took place on Nov. 8 and featured jazz vocalist Gaw Vang Williams with Sacramento States Downbeat Award-winning vocal jazz ensembles.

Longest running music festival at Sac State continued virtually this year

Over 90 musicians from across the U.S. participated
November 14, 2020
Read about Sacramento State’s 43rd annual Festival of New American Musicand how co-directors and music professors Timothy Stanley and Scott Perkins brought the event to virtual life.
B Street Theatre will spend Hallows Eve hosting the production of A B Street Horror Story at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. The live, interactive event will feature Peter Story and Dana Brooke. Photo courtesy of B Street Theater, photo illustration by Chanelle Muerong.

B Street Theatre holds special Halloween production

Killer on the loose on All Hallow’s Eve
October 30, 2020
B Street Theatre is feeling the Halloween spirit with a one night only live production. There’s some suspicious activity in the building Peter Story is in, but Dana Brooke can only give help from behind a screen.
Q&A: Top-ranked musician books new gig as Sac State assistant professor

Q&A: Top-ranked musician books new gig as Sac State assistant professor

Brian Landrus talks 20-year teaching career and releasing 10 albums
October 20, 2020
“Here at Sacramento State, I’m hearing such an amazing process in the students and that feels great. I’m really happy to help them grow and be part of their journey.” Join the State Hornet in a Q&A session with Sac State’s newest assistant professor, woodwind musician Brian Landrus.
PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: Onit Coffee founder Shadi Khattab on how to brew a business

PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: Onit Coffee founder Shadi Khattab on how to brew a business

September 22, 2020

State Hornet reporters Chanelle Muerong and Garry Singh bring you another episode of the State Hornet: Spotlight audio profile series, this time featuring Sac State business alumnus and Onit Coffee CEO...

Headlining comedian Manny Maldonado performs from the outdoor stage on the boardwalk outside Laughs Unlimited in Old Sacramento Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Maldonado said he drove seven hours from Los Angeles to perform in front of the small crowd but was happy to do it saying Laughter is essential.

‘Laughter is essential’: Local comedy club provides outdoor entertainment

Manny Maldonado headlines socially distanced ‘Silent Comedy’ night
September 20, 2020
Laughs Unlimited Comedy Club in Old Sacramento has gotten creative by holding socially distanced shows outside where guests wear wireless headphones to hear jokes.
Onit Coffee founder and CEO Shadi Khattab poses for a photo with the small business staff on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. The coffee truck is located in the parking lot of Precision M.D. in Elk Grove, CA.

Sac State alumnus giving back to Sacramento, ‘one cup at a time’

Shadi Khattab brews coffee, builds community with Onit Coffee truck
September 16, 2020
Sac State alumnus Shadi Khattab created his Onit Coffee truck business amid the pandemic.
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