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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Claire Morgan, Author

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Political science major Floyd Johnson II, president emeritus of the Sac State College Republicans. Johnson was involved in an altercation with Sac State student Keaton Hill on Friday that was filmed and went viral on twitter.

[Photo] Viral video shows attack on former Sac State College Republicans president

December 6, 2019

Political science major Floyd Johnson II, president emeritus of the Sac State College Republicans. Johnson was involved in an altercation with Sac State student Keaton Hill on Friday that was filmed and...

Flyers were dropped on both sides of the Guy West Bridge via aerial drone during Sac States annual Farm to Fork festival. The flyers featured anti-media propaganda, with one reading Stop the press!!! and another featuring a black swastika on a red background.

Drone drops flyers with swastikas over Sacramento State bridge dinner

Flyers also dropped near the Golden 1 Center
May 3, 2019

A drone dropped flyers featuring swastikas and anti-media sentiments over Sacramento State’s annual “Bites on the Bridge” Farm-to-Fork dinner held Friday on the Guy West Bridge. Flyers were also...

Sac State student William Molina, 21, was killed Friday morning in a pellet gun shooting. He was a business major on track to graduate in May and a member of Pi Kappa Alpha.

Sac State student killed at ‘off-campus gathering,’ university says

Student identified as 21-year-old William Molina
April 12, 2019

A Sacramento State student was shot and killed in a pellet gun shooting Friday morning, according to the university and the Sacramento Police Department. The student was identified in Sac State’s...

Tanya Faison, Sacramentos Chapter Leader for Black Lives Matter chants with 
a group of protestors on March 2 outside the Sacramento Police Department headquarters on Freeport Boulevard. The Sacramento County District Attorneys decision not to charge the officers responsible for shooting and killing unarmed 22-year-old Stephon Clark has sparked multiple protests and other events to be planned in Sacramento and Sac State.

MAP: Protests and events in Sacramento following Stephon Clark decision

March 4, 2019

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s announcement Saturday that charges will not be filed against the officers who shot and killed unarmed 22-year-old Stephon Clark has sparked protests and other...

Stevante Clark, Stephon Clarks brother, speaks on behalf of his family at a press conference being held at at Genesis Church on Sunday. Stevante announced a weekend-long Stephon Clark legacy celebration that will feature brunches, socials and community ceremonies.

‘It was like he was killed again’: Stephon Clark’s family speaks out

Stevante announces weekend-long Stephon Clark legacy celebration
March 3, 2019

The Clark family held a press conference Sunday in response to the decision not to file charges against the officers who shot and killed unarmed 22-year-old Stephon Clark in 2018. The family held a...

From right, Starr Leverette-James, a 19-year-old Sac State Spanish major, holds a sign with two other protesters outside of BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse at the Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento. The shopping center was closed Sunday due to high potential for unsafe numbers to gather (Sunday), mall officials said.

Arden Fair Mall closed Sunday after overnight Stephon Clark protests

Community responds to DA’s decision to not charge officers
March 3, 2019

Arden Fair Mall was closed to the public Sunday as a crowd gathered in protest of the decision not to charge the two policemen who shot and killed 22-year-old, unarmed Stephon Clark. Protests in the...

From left, Adam Jordan, Sonia Lewis and Patrick Durant wait outside the Sacramento District Attorneys office Saturday, March 2 as they watch a live video feed of the announcement regarding the fate of the officers involved in the shooting death of Stephon Clark last March. The officers will not be criminally charged for fatally shooting Clark, according to Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert.

No charges filed against officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark

Sacramento County District Attorney says no crime was committed during incident
March 2, 2019

The Sacramento District Attorney’s office announced Saturday that no charges will be filed against two officers who shot and killed unarmed 22-year-old Stephon Clark on March 18, 2018. The announcement...

Video: Meet Sac State’s new resident, Olli the autonomous vehicle

January 31, 2019

Sacramento State's newest addition to campus is a four-wheeled, sandwich-box shaped autonomous vehicle named Olli. The vehicle arrived on campus Monday and is currently in its testing phases, preparing...

A Sacramento State Police vehicle sits in front of The WELL. Sacramento State released its 2018 Annual Safety Plan Friday, Dec. 14.

CRIME LOGS: 10 most notable crimes over winter break

January 29, 2019

In an effort to increase transparency on campus, the State Hornet is taking a record of the 10 most notable crimes that occurred each week. The description of the crimes were gathered based on information...

10 can’t miss Sac State events this spring

10 can’t miss Sac State events this spring

January 23, 2019

Here’s your State Hornet approved guide to having a good time on campus this semester.  

President Robert Nelsen speaks at the 2018 fall address. The 2019 spring address will be replaced with a town hall.

Sac State town hall meeting postponed

Makeup event to be held March 4
January 17, 2019

Sacramento State announced Thursday morning that it will postpone university President Robert Nelsen’s spring town hall meeting, citing illness. The event was supposed to be held Thursday morning...

2018: A year in review

2018: A year in review

A look at what happened at Sacramento State in 2018
December 31, 2018

2018 has been a year of unrest both in the nation and in Sacramento, filled with protests and other political movements. Sacramento State was not excluded from this: students protested after Sacramento...

Sac State continues to make campus security improvements

Sac State continues to make campus security improvements

December 13, 2018

After a handwritten note making violent threats was found on its campus, California State University, Northridge canceled classes and moved finals off campus. According to The Sundial, CSU Northridge's...

Graduates stand at the spring 2017 commencement ceremony at Golden 1 Center. Sac State announced that graduation will take place over the course of three days for the Spring 2019 ceremony.

Dates are set for Sac State’s ‘largest graduation ever’

The university announced plans to hold commencement ceremonies at Golden 1 Center over 3 days
November 30, 2018

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen announced plans to hold Spring 2019 commencement ceremonies — the university’s “largest graduation ever” — over three days at the Golden 1 Center. “We...

Sacramento State Residence Life Coordinator Edgardo Palomo wears a respirator mask as he treks through the smoke-filled campus walkways on Nov. 14. President Robert Nelsen announced for the third day in a row that campus will be closed Thursday due to the poor air quality from the smoke of the Camp Fire in Butte County.

Sac State campus closure continues into Friday

November 14, 2018

Sacramento State will be closed again Friday due to poor air quality in the region caused by the Camp Fire. Campus has been closed all week thus far — Monday for Veterans Day — because of the fire’s...

Sac State cancelled its game against Northern Arizona on Saturday after the air quality index reached 218. Sac State does not allow athletic events to take place if the air quality index is recorded above 200.

Sac State campus closure continues into Wednesday

November 12, 2018

Sacramento State will be closed Wednesday due to poor air quality in the region caused by the Camp Fire. In an email announcement, President Robert Nelsen said that all classes, activities, events...

Then-President George W. Bush introduces his judicial nominees Justice Priscilla Owen, left, Justice Janice Rogers Brown, center, and Judge Carolyn Kuhl in the Oval Office Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003. Brown is being considered by President Donald Trump to replace Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, who quit Wednesday morning.

Report: Trump considering Sac State alumna to replace Sessions

November 8, 2018

President Donald Trump is considering naming Sacramento State alumna Janice Rogers Brown the nation’s next attorney general after Jeff Sessions resigned Wednesday morning, according to a McClatchy DC...

Patrick Asberry (left), senior at Sac State, and Emily Franklin, sophomore at Sac State filling out their ballots inside Modoc Hall on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6 2018. Asberry and Franklin are two of many Sac State students who used the voting center on campus, the first of its kind at any CSU campus.

GALLERY: Sac State students spend Election Day at new voting center

November 6, 2018

A line of Sacramento State students wrapped through and outside Modoc Hall Tuesday as they waited to cast their votes — many for their first time. Some students came by briefly to drop off already...

Ariana Grande performs at the SNHU Arena during her Dangerous Woman tour on Feb. 19, 2017. Grande dropped thank u, next Saturday night, and it is the self-care anthem we all deserve.

REVIEW: ‘thank u, next’ is the self-care anthem we all deserve

Ariana Grande delivers yet another pop masterpiece
November 4, 2018

Right now, I’m in a state of mind. In a surprising move, Ariana Grande, the princess of pop, dropped “thank u, next” Saturday night, an upbeat anthem about being thankful for the lessons her exes...

Not one but two Jump Bikes were parked in front of the Sacramento State University Library in an area that bicycle parking is prohibited. Sac State updated its wheeled device policy to account for the introduction of electric scooters in Sacramento on Tuesday.

OPINION: Jump Bike riders are polluting the streets of Sacramento

Helmetless and/or drunk idiots are ruining a good idea
September 27, 2018

Let’s get something established — I don’t hate Jump Bikes, I hate the people who use them. Bros hailing from Natomas are using the motorized, candy-colored bikes emblazoned with the word “JUMP”...

Construction crews works on the Ramona Avenue extension project off of Folsom Boulevard. Two construction projects - the Ramona Avenue extension and the Elvas Avenue road widening project - may cause heavy traffic on Folsom Boulevard through the semester.

Notice a little extra traffic around campus? Here’s why

Construction on Folsom Boulevard may cause delays through October, University officials say
September 10, 2018

The first week of the fall semester is historically a week with more traffic than normal — but this year, it posed a risk unseen in previous years. An unsigned SacSend message from the Office of the...

EDITORS NOTE: Wondering where this week’s print issue is? Here’s your answer.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Wondering where this week’s print issue is? Here’s your answer.

August 30, 2018

Welcome back to school, Hornets! You may have noticed that we haven’t put out a print issue this week and wondered why. Well, I’ve got an answer for you. First, let me introduce myself — my name...

Aaron Avitan has been charged with 19 counts of kidnapping and other felonies after commandeering a CHP car and attempting to pull over a bus full of Delta College students.

Suspect in CHP car theft charged with 19 total counts of kidnapping, carjacking

Aaron Avitan’s bail reduced from almost $8 million to $45 thousand
August 22, 2018

The man who stole a California Highway Patrol car and drove onto Sacramento State’s campus Friday has been charged with 19 counts of kidnapping, carjacking and a litany of other charges. Aaron Avitan,...

A man drove a stolen CHP car onto campus on Friday.

Man drives stolen CHP car to Sac State, police say

August 17, 2018

A man drove a stolen California Highway Patrol car onto Sacramento State’s campus  Friday at 12:30 p.m., according to the Sacramento State Police Department. Police say they apprehended the suspect,...

Thick smoke can be seen in the air next to the riverfront center on Monday Aug 6. Smoke has drifted from Northern California wildfires into the region and made air quality in the Sacramento Valley dangerous for some groups of people.

Seeing smoke? You’re not alone.

Air quality in the Sacramento region has become dangerous for some groups due to California wildfires
August 8, 2018

Smoke from California wildfires has caused air quality in the Sacramento Valley — including at Sacramento State — to decrease significantly. The list of large scale fires burning for more than...

A family checks in at the registration area at the Missing in California conference held at Sacramento State Saturday. A spokesperson from the Sacramento County Sheriffs department said the goal of the conference was to bring clarity to the family members and friends of those who have gone missing.

Missing persons conference aims to bring family closure

June 10, 2018

The “Missing in California” conference held at Sacramento State Saturday aimed to give family members and friends of missing people closure, according to spokesman for the Sacramento County Sheriff's...

Sacramento State Police placed officers and patrol cars outside of the Union and other buildings following the school shooting threat left in a Union bathroom November 4, 2014. The Sacramento State Police Department will be at a missing persons conference held by the Sacramento Sheriffs Department at Sacramento State Saturday.

Sacramento law enforcement to host missing persons conference at Sac State

June 8, 2018

The Sacramento Sheriff's Department and other Sacramento law enforcement will be hosting the “Missing in California” conference at the Sacramento State Alumni Center this Saturday, June 9. The event,...

Liam Worrell-Olson, right, makes a heart with his hands while standing in front of picketers from the Westboro Baptist Church, who protested at the J Street entrance to Sac State on Tuesday, May 8. The Westboro Baptist Church is a Kansas-based Christian fundamentalist group known for its inflammatory anti-LGBT speech.

Students protest Westboro Baptist Church presence on campus

Group came to protest Sac State over resources for LGBTQ students
May 8, 2018

More than a hundred counter-protesters gathered in the Library Quad to protest the presence of members of the Westboro Baptist Church, who picketed at the J street entrance of Sacramento State for 30 minutes...

President of the Hornet Republicans Kyle Shallcross, left, participates in the Great Debate with fellow club member Dean Talley, right, in the Terrace Suite of The WELL on April 17, 2018. The Hornet Republicans have participated in two Great Debates this academic year while the College Republicans have participated in none.

Sac State Republican clubs battle for campus representation

May 2, 2018

For years, Sacramento State’s Great Debate has served as a chance for the College Republicans and College Democrats to discuss both campus and nationwide issues. But this year, the views of the right...

After a hazardous chemical spill, the fourth and fifth floor chemical storage rooms in Sequoia Hall were part of the subject of a state health and safety audit of four California State University campuses. The audit, released Tuesday, found that the campuses have not complied with health and safety policies, training and proper laboratory inspection.

BREAKING: Audit of CSU finds health and safety oversight inadequate

April 24, 2018

An audit by the California State Auditor’s office has found that the California State University system has not provided acceptable safety measures for students and employees working with unsafe chemicals....

A recent movement to make feminine hygiene products free on college campuses deserves support.

OPINION: Tampons should be made available campus-wide for free at Sac State

April 18, 2018

A Sacramento State student wrote an open letter to President Robert Nelsen, the Women’s Resource Center and Associated Students, Inc. advocating for access to free feminine hygiene products on campus. We...

Nana Akufo-Addo poses at the European Development Days forum in Brussels on June 7, 2017. Akufo-Addo will be delivering the keynote speech at the Africa Peace Awards dinner at Sac State, despite numerous human rights concerns surrounding Ghana particularly with regard to the rights of gay, disabled and mentally ill people.

Ghanaian president invited to Sac State, despite country’s human rights record

Visit from Nana Akufo-Addo raises concerns over Ghana’s treatment of LGBT citizens
April 12, 2018

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen addressed recent “concern and opposition” to the upcoming visit of the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, in an email to the campus community Thursday. Ghana...

A man drove a stolen CHP car onto campus on Friday.

BREAKING: Sexual battery reported at Parking Structure I

March 27, 2018

An instance of sexual battery at Parking Structure I was reported early Tuesday morning, according to an announcement from the Sacramento State Police Department. The victim reported that a man grabbed...

12 Ways to enjoy spring break without going spring broke

12 Ways to enjoy spring break without going spring broke

March 15, 2018

Spring break isn’t always about going out of town — staying here and relaxing can be just as exciting if you know where to look. If you’re looking to explore Sacramento without spending too much,...

Sacramento State has removed a comment making light of tuition increases left on a post made by Instagram user @csus_memes. The post depicts Sac State welcoming tuition increases.

‘Inappropriate’ Instagram comment by Sac State account removed

March 7, 2018

Sacramento State posted — and later deleted — a comment made from its official Instagram account that made light of tuition increases. The comment was left on a post made by Instagram user @csus_memes...

California Senate Fellows program director David Pacheco was put on an indefinite leave of absence in November after failing to report that a Sacramento State intern accused former state Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, of sexual harassment. The University announced Tuesday that Pacheco is no longer employed at Sacramento State.

Senate Fellows director no longer employed by Sac State after failing to report sexual harassment accusation against legislator

March 6, 2018

California Senate Fellows program director David Pacheco is no longer employed by the University after failing to report that a Sacramento State intern accused former state Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia,...

Sacramento State is revisiting its new campus media production policy, which technically could have applied even to students filming on their smartphones, after concerns were raised that the policy is unconstitutional.

Sac State media policy to be revised following concerns it is unconstitutional

February 20, 2018

Sacramento State is revising its newly announced visual and sound productions policy after concerns were raised that the policy — which would have placed restrictions on campus media production — is...

Sacramento-based YouTube personalities Jason Simpson (left) and Zebadiah Juniel recieve tens of thousands of views on their videos. They tweeted a clip from their video titled “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? | Sacramento State Edition” that garnered over 170,000 retweets and 323,000 favorites.

YouTube stars The Minorities make Sac State go viral

February 7, 2018

Sacramento-based YouTube personalities Zebadiah Juniel and Jason Simpson — known for their channel The Minorities — know exactly where to film the content their core audience wants to see. “It’s...

Hornet Shuttle Gold Line schedule limited due to inadequate staffing

Hornet Shuttle Gold Line schedule limited due to inadequate staffing

UTAPS director estimates more drivers will be hired by next week
January 24, 2018

The Gold Line of the Hornet Shuttle will no longer be operating from 7:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. due to a shortage of staff bus drivers, according to UTAPS Senior Director Tony Lucas. Sacramento State University...

Students sit in Starbucks without light after an unscheduled campus-wide power outage took place Jan. 22. Restaurants inside River Front Center were temporarily closed and classes were cancelled in Del Norte Hall.

Power goes out on first morning of instruction at Sac State

Some buildings are still without power
January 22, 2018

Update: Jan. 22, 8:13 p.m. Power has been restored to Del Norte Hall and River Front Center with the use of generators, though CAMP and Dining Services offices remain without power. Sacramento State...

(Photo by Claire Morgan)

Sac State student caught attempting to steal copy of final exam

December 14, 2017

A Sacramento State student was detained by campus police after he ran into a classroom where a final was being held, stole an exam out of the hands of a student, and fled the scene on Tuesday night, according...

MAP: The most dangerous spots on campus

MAP: The most dangerous spots on campus

December 6, 2017

Have you ever wondered where you may be most susceptible to becoming a victim of a crime on campus? The State Hornet analyzed Sacramento State's daily crime logs to find the most common crimes committed...

Students who live in the residential halls are required to choose a meal plan for the rest of the semester. At the end of the semester, students who have meal plan points can purchase non perishable food in bulk from the Courtyard Market.

Campus meal plans leave students with money to burn

Residents with points left at the end of the semester get no refund
November 14, 2017

(Go to StateHornet.com/TheFoodIssue for more food-related stories) Sacramento State students who purchase dining plans are faced with only two options at the end of the semester if they have leftover...

Dale and Katy Carlsen present a $6 million check to Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen in the Alumni Center on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. The check was the largest private donation in the Universitys history.

Sac State announces $6 million donation for entrepreneurship center

November 13, 2017

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen announced Monday during a press conference that a record-breaking $6 million donation will be used to develop an “entrepreneurial center” in the University...

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen, right, poses with the president of Hangzhou Normal University, Ye Gao Xiang, after agreeing to three exchange programs.

President Nelsen inks 6 deals with 3 Chinese universities to swap students, faculty

November 1, 2017

President Robert Nelsen tweeted Sunday that Sacramento State has signed six exchange agreements with three Chinese universities. According to Paul Hofmann, the Assistant Vice President for International...

Aerial photographs from the California National Guard show entire neighborhoods leveled by burnings. At least 5,700 buildings have been destroyed in the fires spreading across Northern California since Oct. 8, according to state officials.

Sac State professor loses home in North Bay fires

October 17, 2017

Multiple fires broke out and spread quickly in the North Bay Area the night of Oct. 8, leaving dozens dead, hundreds homeless and thousands to evacuate, according to Cal Fire’s latest numbers. The...


Sacramento State alumna Diane Rwigara announced her plans to run for president of Rwanda in May. Shortly after her announcement, supposed nude photos of Rwigara were released in what her supporters say was a smear campaign. Rwigara was jailed on charges of tax evasion, forgery and insurrection after her petition to appear on the ballot was thrown out.

Alumna jailed after attempting presidential run in Rwanda

October 11, 2017

Sacramento State alumna Diane Shima Rwigara was arrested in Rwanda on charges of tax evasion, forgery and inciting “insurrection” after she attempted to run against Paul Kagame in the presidential...

The presence of unknown fumes in Eureka Hall resulted in a number of early morning classes being cancelled Wednesday.

BREAKING: Fumes in Eureka Hall cause some professors to cancel class

September 27, 2017

The presence of unknown fumes in Eureka Hall resulted in a number of early morning classes being cancelled Wednesday as students became “visibly ill,” according to one professor. The fumes were...

Public officials finish taking first scoops of dirt at the construction site where the new science building is going to be during the groundbreaking ceremony on Sept. 18. Sacramento State President said that it took three years for the new building to get off the ground.

Sac State breaks ground on $90 million science building

September 19, 2017

Sacramento State broke ground on its $90 million Science II building Monday morning. The building will be located next to the Hornet Bookstore and will hold interactive classrooms, labs and a planetarium....

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, left, and Congresswoman Doris Matsui, right, deliver separate speeches urging Congress to pass the Dream Act during a news conference in the University Union Redwood Room Monday.

Nancy Pelosi, Doris Matsui, local public officials call for Dream Act passage at Sac State conference

September 19, 2017

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Doris Matsui joined a group of local legislators and Sacramento State leaders for a news conference Monday urging Congress to pass the Dream Act. Pelosi...

Diana Monroy hugs her daughter during a protest at Capitol Mall in Sacramento on Sept. 5. The protest was in response to the Trump administrations announcement that it would seek to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Reaction to DACA decision grows, California’s universities respond

September 12, 2017

The Trump administration formally announced its plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on Sept. 5, a decision which inspired a host of reactions from members of the Sacramento...

Rosa Barrientos leads a chant while walking with a group of protesters around Sacramento State.  The protest was one of multiple which happened in response to the Trump administrations decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs on Tuesday.

GALLERY: Sac State activists protest DACA decision

Multiple protests were quickly organized after the Trump administration formally announced their plans to end DACA programs Tuesday morning
September 6, 2017

(Click through slide show for more photos from the event) The Trump administration formally announced its plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program early Tuesday morning,...

After a hazardous chemical spill, the fourth and fifth floor chemical storage rooms in Sequoia Hall were part of the subject of a state health and safety audit of four California State University campuses. The audit, released Tuesday, found that the campuses have not complied with health and safety policies, training and proper laboratory inspection.

Sac State under audit of CSU for safety conditions in science labs, lead contamination

A group of employees plan to sue the university for workplace hazards resulting in medical conditions
September 6, 2017

The California State Auditor’s Office is currently conducting an investigation into health and safety at four CSU campuses — including Sacramento State. Four state legislators requested an audit...

A crowd of local residents and Sac State students gather in downtown Sacramento Sept. 5 to protest, opposing the Trump administrations plans to eliminate DACA programs.

[Photo] EDITORIAL: Stand with them, Sac State

September 13, 2017

A crowd of local residents and Sac State students gather in downtown Sacramento Sept. 5 to protest, opposing the Trump administration's plans to eliminate DACA programs.

A steady stream of cars lines University Drive East on the way into campus from J Street before 8 a.m. on Aug. 28. Many students arrived to campus hours before class to find parking.

Loss of student parking spots creates first week traffic jam

August 29, 2017

Traffic and parking on campus has been notably different this semester — Sacramento State is temporarily losing around 1,200 parking spots as well as undergoing construction of Parking Structure...

ICYMI: 5 news stories you may have missed over the summer

ICYMI: 5 news stories you may have missed over the summer

August 29, 2017

Dorms: On August 25th, Sacramento State opened Riverview Hall, a brand new student living hall. The hall will house 416 students of all grade levels, and will eventually have features such...

(Graphic by Vu Chau)

Safe Rides voted ‘Best Campus Transportation’ at Sac State

May 11, 2017

Click here for full results. Safe Rides, a service provided by Associated Students, Inc., was recently voted best mode of transportation by The State Hornet’s readers. Students, staff and faculty...

The beef bento box is most popular menu item at Hiraku Sushi — an eatery located in the River Front Center. (Photo by Claire Morgan)

The hunt for decent dining at Sac State — Part 1

May 10, 2017

As a student taking 18 units and working two on-campus jobs, I spend the majority of my time here at Sacramento State. With my busy schedule, packing lunch daily is rarely a thing, meaning that I'm left...

Sacramento State sophomore Mikus Losbergs backhands the ball during a singles match against Grand Canyon at the Golden State Invite at the Sac State Tennis Courts on Saturday, March 11.

Sac State men’s tennis sophomore Mikus Losbergs

April 28, 2017

Learning English wasn't easy for Sacramento State tennis sophomore Mikus Losbergs. Now, the Latvia-native can tell the story of a unique holiday celebrated in his home country in English with ease. Go...

Sacramento State alumnae Katherine Axiak and Jenna Avansino play on the offensive line for the Sacramento Sirens of the 21-team International Women’s Football League. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Sac State alumnae compete in the trenches for Sacramento Sirens

April 26, 2017

Sacramento State alumnae find a competitive outlet and family atmosphere on the gridiron of the International Women’s Football League with the Sacramento Sirens. Katherine Axiak and Jenna Avansino...

Sacramento State freshman Hermont Legaspi forehands the ball during a doubles match against Yale Sunday at Rio Del Oro Racquet Club. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Sac State men’s tennis team falls to Yale 5-2

March 20, 2017

The Sacramento State men’s tennis team lost its fourth straight match Sunday after a 5-2 defeat to Yale at the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club. The Hornets (7-10, 5-2 Big Sky) began doubles with a win after...

Opinion: Stop reducing women to their relations to men

Opinion: Stop reducing women to their relations to men

March 8, 2017

With Women’s History Month in full swing, many posts about feminism have started to pop up on social media. Some argue that we don’t need feminism. Some argue that we do and explain the basics of how...

Derek Lynch, left, and Frank Lopes Jr., better known as Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers, relax in the Oak Park backyard where they produce their music.  The group is set to return to Concerts in the Park after last years performance in Cesar Chavez Plaza.

Meet the self-described ‘good kids’ behind Hobo Johnson

March 2, 2017

After hours of practicing in a patchy, muddy backyard on the edge of Oak Park, clad in a flannel and a backward baseball cap, rapper Hobo Johnson may have gotten the big break he was looking for. Hobo...

(Photos by Claire Morgan and Matthew Nobert)

#SacStateSays: What do you think of the Sacramento Kings trading away DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans?

February 22, 2017

The Sacramento Kings traded three-time NBA All-Star DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans on Feb. 19. We decided to ask Sacramento State students what they thought of the blockbuster trade....

(Illustration by Vu Chau)

Here are some tips to stay cheap and chic

February 16, 2017

Keeping your Instagram feed on point is no easy feat, especially since there seems to be a new style trending every couple of weeks. Keeping up with the ever-changing world of fashion is hard on...

(Photos by Claire Morgan)

#SacStateSays: What grade would you give President Donald Trump for his first week in office?

February 1, 2017

With all the things he has done, it can be easy to forget that President Donald Trump has only been in office since Jan. 20. Despite that short timeline, a lot has already happened. We asked Sac State...

(Photo from Creative Commons)

Students sugar date to help pay tuition

December 1, 2016

As tuition continues to rise, students everywhere are finding unconventional ways to help them get through their four years of higher education. In addition to working part time and receiving some financial...

(Photos by Claire Morgan)

#SacStateSays: How will you feel when President Obama leaves the White House?

November 10, 2016

As the new President-elect prepares to take over the White House on Jan. 20, 2017, we wanted to find out what Sac State students think President Barack Obama's legacy truly is. Join the conversation by...

Manhattan-based Cassatt String Quartet will perform at FeNAM in Capistrano Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
(Photo by Anna Ablogina)

The 39th annual Festival of New American Music features diverse performers, classes

November 2, 2016

Sacramento State will host the 39th annual Festival of New American Music from Nov. 4 to 13 with each day consisting of free concerts, workshops and discussions throughout the campus. According to the...

Sacramento-based band Be Brave Bold Robot
(Courtesy of Be Brave Bold Robot)

Six concerts under $25: music that won’t break the bank

October 13, 2016

If Sacramento State's Nooners, the School of Music's weekly showcases and the theater department's musicals are not enough to satisfy your music needs, then we've got just the thing: Six unique concerts...

Members from various clubs and organizations on campus participated in the first-ever Cultural Clubs Fair on campus, Tuesday, Oct. 11.
(Photo by Michael Zhang)

Colorful performances commence Sac State’s first-ever Cultural Clubs Fair

October 12, 2016

The Library Quad was loud with music from large speakers Tuesday afternoon as dancers and members of various clubs and organizations on campus came together to celebrate Sacramento State’s first Cultural...

Marc E. Bassy will bring his chart-topping track You & Me, a collaboration with G-Eazy, to Sacramento State for a concert in the University Union Ballroom on Thursday, Oct. 6.
(Photo courtesy of Creative Commons)

‘You & Me’ and Marc E. Bassy

October 2, 2016

Following the successful Tinashe concert last fall, UNIQUE Programs has decided to invite another chart-topper to perform at Sacramento State this October: singer-songwriter Marc E. Bassy, whose hit single...

Kanukai Chigamba and Camilla Avugwi of Daughters of Africa at the Multi-Cultural Centers 25th Anniversary reception at Sac States Alumni Center Sept. 28.
(Photo by Marivel Guzman)

Multi-Cultural Center celebrates 25 years with reception

September 28, 2016

The Multi-Cultural Center held a reception to honor its 25th anniversary on Sept. 27 featuring dance performances and speeches from the organization’s founders. Robin Carter, the executive director...

Davis-based funk group Big Sticky Mess performs on the University Union Serna Plaza on Sept. 21.
(Photo by Claire Morgan)

Big Sticky Mess delivers quirky funk at Nooner

September 21, 2016

Cooler temperatures brought a larger-than-usual crowd to the University Union Serna Plaza to watch this week’s Nooner performance, Big Sticky Mess, playing its unique American-funk style for the Sacramento...

Starbucks Coffee Truck in front of Benicia Hall on Sept. 9, 2016.
(Photo by Diana Rykun)

Starbucks wheels out new campus spot

September 18, 2016

Sacramento State recently unveiled a new addition to the campus dining experience with the mobile Starbucks truck located across from Benicia Hall, which aims to offer quick coffee fixes to students who...

Formerly housing Java City, the library breezeway is the U.K. coffee franchises first U.S. location, which brewed up its first cup of joe at Sac State on Friday, Aug. 26.
[Photo by Diana Rykun]

Former Java City location annexed by U.K. invader Grumpy Mule

September 8, 2016

Sacramento State students returning to campus for first day of the new fall semester were shocked to see that the Java City in the Library Quad has been replaced by a different coffee brand unfamiliar...

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