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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Cristian Gonzalez

Cristian Gonzalez, Multimedia Editor

(he/him)

Cristian Gonzalez is the multimedia editor for The State Hornet. He is a political science and journalism major and has collected AAs in hospitality management, math, and physical sciences on his way to Sac State. He is interested in incorporating his love for local music, art and food into his work.

 

All content by Cristian Gonzalez

[Video] STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Jesse Crosson embarks on his own frequency

Crosson delivers a stripped-down and heartfelt indie-pop set
Cristian Gonzalez
February 21, 2024
Jesse Crosson of The Color Wild performs an indie-pop set from his solo catalog.

[Video] STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: The Color Wild perform a semi-unplugged set of catchy tunes

Check out The Color Wild’s brotherly melodies and bedroom vibes
Cristian Gonzalez
February 14, 2024
The Sacramento pop brotherhood takes us from bedroom vibes to metropolis moods.

[Video] STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: The Gold Souls elevate the newsroom with auriferous groove

The 8-piece strikes gold with 24-karat melodies
Cristian Gonzalez
February 7, 2024
The Sacramento-based classic soul band performed new music and an energetic Tina Turner cover in the latest installment of Stinger Sound Sessions.

[Video] Anything But Sports! Ep. 1

Take a step into Devin Gandy’s world outside of football
Siany Harts
February 2, 2024
Come along with Siany Harts on her mission to discover who athletes are at their core, beyond the sport they play. This episode features Sacramento State wide receiver Devin Gandy for a discussion about childhood memories, go-to McDonald’s orders and more. No topic is off the table, as long as it’s Anything But Sports!

[Video] STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Angry Aztecs delivers Bay Area streetpunk to Sacramento

Clear some space for a pit in this hardcore punk installment
Cristian Gonzalez
January 29, 2024
The Latino punk group, Angry Aztecs, consumes the newsroom with thrash rhythms and guttural guitars.

[Video] STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Grooblen stokes musical curiosities and lyrical intrigue

Cabaret rock and dream-psyche of the San-Franciscan variety
Cristian Gonzalez
January 26, 2024
Songwriter Ellie Stokes enlists the help of friends to give shape to this “cabaret dream punks psyche” project.

[Video] STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Pregnant delivers song babies to the newsroom

Daniel Trudeau and friends combine synthesizer stomp box wizardry with pop songwriting
Cristian Gonzalez
December 15, 2023
Sacramento-based internationally-touring experimental pop group Pregnant croon in the newsroom.

[Video] Eventos en conmemoración al Mes de Herencia Hispana, la reacción estudiantil a noticias sobre DACA, y más: EL AVISPÓN DEL ESTADO BROADCAST (12/5/23)

Alejandro Barron and Angelica Vera-Franco
December 5, 2023
El Avispón del Estado les trae cobertura de los eventos en conmemoración al Mes de Herencia Hispana, la reacción estudiantil a noticias sobre DACA y más.
Dr. Mia Settles-Tidwell, vice president and chief diversity officer for the Division of Inclusive Excellence standing in her office in Sacramento Hall Monday, May 1, 2023. Settles-Tidwell encourages students to visit her office and contribute an item to her collection of tokens that represent the diverse cultural community at Sacramento State.

[Photo] Meet the Vice President of Inclusive Excellence

Jourdan Jackson, PRMA Editor
November 30, 2023

Dr. Mia Settles-Tidwell, vice president and chief diversity officer for the Division of Inclusive Excellence standing in her office in Sacramento Hall Monday, May 1, 2023. Settles-Tidwell encourages students...

[Video] STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Rainbow City Park brings alt-rock-indie vibes to the newsroom

Get a first listen to unreleased singles “Overgrown” and “Valentines Day 1999”
Cristian Gonzalez, Multimedia Editor
November 28, 2023
The five-piece featured on Stinger Sound Sessions, blending 90s alt-rock with Swift-like songwriting.

[Video] Black Friday is here and it can get crazy at stores

Students share their Black Friday plans and experiences
Asyah Zamani
November 24, 2023
With the most chaotic shopping day of the year here, students share their plans and experiences for Black Friday.

[Video] The State Hornet Broadcast: Pride Week, pro-Palestine protests and more CapRadio resignations

Get up-to-date on what’s happening at Sac State with Zoya and Tobi
Students for Justice in Palestine organized a march, four more members resigned from CapRadio’s Board of Directors and the PRIDE Center held a Pride Fair in the Library Quad.

[Video] Students left unsatiated after Israel-Palestine roundtable discussion

Attendees hope for more open conversation in the future
Cristian Gonzalez
October 27, 2023
Sacramento State faculty hosted an informational discussion where students were encouraged to ask questions about Israeli-Palestinian relations.

[Video] STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Venetian Veil spell lush soundscapes with cosmic tones

Goth duo transport the newsroom through spacious realms before departing to Portland
Cristian Gonzalez
October 23, 2023
Venetian Veil, a cosmic-goth group from Sacramento, takes us on a sonic voyage with synthy soundscapes, reverberated guitars and ethereal vocals.

[Video] A glimpse into the movement of preserving Indigenous cultures

Matías Mera and Juan Miranda showcase Latin art and music in a Hispanic Heritage Month Conversatorio
Jonathan Santiago and Angelica Brito
October 23, 2023
Sacramento State students reflect on the erasure of Indigenous art and culture in a conversation with Professor Juan Miranda and producer/director Matías Mera at the “Conversatorio.”
A participant and her family show off the T-shirts honoring their late grandmother Arlene at the Making Strides walk Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023. Arlene passed away from breast cancer in 2001.

[Photo] Thinking pink: Community rallies behind breast cancer fundraiser at Sac State

Peyton Sorosinski, Copy Editor
October 17, 2023

A participant and her family show off the T-shirts honoring their late grandmother Arlene at the Making Strides walk Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023. Arlene passed away from breast cancer in 2001.

[Video] The State Hornet Broadcast: Cultural celebrations, CapRadio’s financial mishandlings and football heroics

Tobi and Zoya give a glimpse into some of The State Hornet’s latest news
The State Hornet broadcast team goes over our latest stories including the World Culture Festival, CapRadio’s mismanagement and Hornet football’s latest win over Northern Arizona.
The CapRadio downtown facility, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023. Sacramento State President Luke Wood said the university has committed $12 million to aid the organization and expected to spend $5 million more.

[Photo] Sac State leaders weigh in on recent CapRadio woes

The CapRadio downtown facility, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023. Sacramento State President Luke Wood said the university has committed $12 million to aid the organization and expected to spend $5 million more.

[Video] The Divine Nine present champions of adversity at Black Org Night 2023

Black Org Night is an event held by the National Pan-Hellenic Council which showcases Greek life for Black students at Sac State
The National Pan-Hellenic Council hosted Black Org Night on Friday, Sept. 22. The event was aimed at offering services and opportunities for involvement for Black students interested in Greek life.

[Video] El Grito: a Pre-Mexican Independence Day celebration fills the University Union

DJ LG and Banda Uriense join Sac State for El Grito!
Angelica Brito
September 18, 2023
Sac State UNiQUE and Gamma Zeta Alpha packed the University Ballroom for a celebration of Mexican Heritage.
Students walking outside the University Union Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2023. A sexual assault was reported on Sep. 6, though the incident itself occurred in March at the University Union.

Sexual assault reported at University Union

The incident occurred in March but was only recently reported
Jacob Peterson and Cristian Gonzalez
September 15, 2023
Another incident of sexual assault has been reported to campus police, with the incident taking place back in March.

STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Jakhari Smith inspires confidence with uplifting lyrics and undeniable flow

Rapper's reflective anthems shed light on personal growth
Cristian Gonzalez
September 12, 2023
The Stinger Sound Sessions streak continues with Sacramento’s MVP: Jakhari Smith.

STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Heron Rana delivers the grooves with a blend of hip-hop, jazz and Brazilian-inspired rhythms

Woman? Artist? Songbird? All three and more!
Cristian Gonzalez
September 7, 2023
“Women.” “Artists.” “Bitches.” We all love them. Enjoy all three with Heron Rana in our latest iteration of Stinger Sound Sessions!
Junior outside hitter Ellie Tisko attempting to hit the ball over the net to score a kill for the Hornets Monday, Sept. 4, 2023, at The Nest. Tisko had a total of 11 kills, one ace and five blocks.

[Photo] Sac State volleyball falters 3-1 in home match against Saint Mary’s

Myla Booth, Sports Editor
September 6, 2023

Junior outside hitter Ellie Tisko attempting to hit the ball over the net to score a kill for the Hornets Monday, Sept. 4, 2023, at The Nest. Tisko had a total of 11 kills, one ace and five blocks.

[Video] STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: The Ruby Woos dominate with rock, pop and pop-rock tunes

All female Sacramento band, Beyonce and the singing saw
Cristian Gonzalez, Multimedia Editor
August 31, 2023
Learn about the history of male full frontal nudity with The Ruby Woos on the newest installation of Stinger Sound Sessions.
A white SUV with a shattered windshield on State University Drive near Sequoia Hall after colliding with a cyclist Saturday morning, May 27, 2023. A Sacramento State police officer said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

[Photo] Fatal collision on campus

August 29, 2023

A white SUV with a shattered windshield on State University Drive near Sequoia Hall after colliding with a cyclist Saturday morning, May 27, 2023. A Sacramento State police officer said the victim was...

Jacquees performing on the Bless Stage at Sol Blume Sunday afternoon, Aug. 20 2023. The Atlanta singer rose to fame with his 2016 hit “B.E.D.”

[Photo] The ‘sol’ shines at Sol Blume as artists bless the stage

Mercy Sosa, Editor in chief
August 25, 2023

Jacquees performing on the Bless Stage at Sol Blume Sunday afternoon, Aug. 20 2023. The Atlanta singer rose to fame with his 2016 hit “B.E.D.”

[Video] Capturing the vibe of Sol Blume 2023

The State Hornet brings exclusive interviews and experiences from a weekend at Discovery Park
Chris Woodard and Cristian Gonzalez
August 24, 2023
R&B festival Sol Blume 2023 poured into Sacramento’s Discovery Park this August with headliners Brent Faiyaz and Kehlani.

[Video] STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Mother Muerte hypnotize with their fusion of cumbia, metal and rock

Vallejo’s Mother Muerte dabble in cumbia and metal alike
Cristian Gonzalez and Jacob Peterson
August 16, 2023

Enigmatic duo Mother Muerte joins us for the latest installation of Stinger Sound Sessions. Chelsea Salanoa(vocals/guitar) and Jose Cadenas(drums/percussion) grace the newsroom with a gritty fusion...

[Video] STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Los Gents serenade with their ‘soulful rock’ sound

Oldies, classics and Latin rock combined with flair
Cristian Gonzalez
July 26, 2023

Sacramento’s Los Gents join us for episode three of Stinger Sound Sessions.  Erick Guerrero (lead vocals/guitar/synthesizer), Uri Pacheco (bass/backing vocals), Rafa Guzman (lead guitar/backing vocals)...

The Office of Equal Opportunity in Del Norte Hall, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023. According to the Title IX assessment report for Sacramento State, many students were not aware where the office is located on campus.

[Photo] CSU Title IX report reveals system-wide problems

Jacob Peterson and Chris Woodard
July 17, 2023

The Office of Equal Opportunity in Del Norte Hall, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023. According to the Title IX assessment report for Sacramento State, many students were not aware where the office is located on...

[Video] STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: The Bad Barnacles splash into The State Hornet

Sacramento psych-surf rock band crashes the newsroom with unreleased music
Cristian Gonzalez
May 31, 2023
Catch The Bad Barnacles' psychedelic surf rock tunes on Stinger Sound Sessions!
A white SUV with a shattered windshield on State University Drive near Sequoia Hall after colliding with a cyclist Saturday morning, May 27, 2023. A Sacramento State police officer said the victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

Vehicular collision at Sac State leaves cyclist dead on scene

Cristian Gonzalez
May 27, 2023
A cyclist and vehicle collided on State University Drive behind Sequoia Hall.

[Video] STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Former Animals take over the newsroom

Cristian Gonzalez
May 20, 2023
The math rock group deliver entrancing soundscapes, “beat claps” and a whole lot of tappy riffs.

[Video] Exit interview with President Robert Nelsen, reflects on legacy at Sac State

Nelsen to retire in Texas
Tony Rodriguez
May 19, 2023
Editor-in-Chief Tony Rodriguez sits with President Robert Nelsen to recount his experience at the university one last time before departing.
Sacramento State’s California Faculty Association Chapter President Margarita Berta-Avila speaks at the presidential search committee forum February 3, 2023. CFA is concerned about not being consulted when Sac State started their contract with TimelyMD.

[Photo] California Faculty Association halts telehealth therapy plan for Sac State students

William Duvall and Elizabeth Meza
May 13, 2023

Sacramento State’s California Faculty Association Chapter President Margarita Berta-Avila speaks at the presidential search committee forum February 3, 2023. CFA is concerned about not being consulted...

The Division of Inclusive Excellence, the office that oversees the Bias Reporting Tool for Sacramento State, in Sacramento Hall Thursday, April 27, 2023. The Division of Excellence “leads Sacramento State’s efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive campus free from all forms of oppression,” according to their page on SacState’s website.

[Photo] Bias Reporting Tool, how to report at Sac State

Johnathan Rutz and Peyton Sorosinski
May 4, 2023

The Division of Inclusive Excellence, the office that oversees the Bias Reporting Tool for Sacramento State, in Sacramento Hall Thursday, April 27, 2023. The Division of Excellence “leads Sacramento...

Runners near the start of the 5K Fun Run Thursday, April 27, 2023. The theme for this years run was the 80s.

Flashback Fitness: Sac State’s WELL hosts 15th annual 5k Fun Run

Sac State's The WELL hosts 80s-themed 5K; neon, music and Zumba!
Cristian Gonzalez
April 29, 2023
Runners went back in time at The WELL's 80s-themed 5K Fun Run where neon colors, brass band tunes and retro outfits transformed the evening into a blast from the past. Participants embraced the tubular aerobic warm-up and transported themselves to an iconic decade.
Ed Mills, the Vice President of Student Affairs, speaking at the reopening of the Martin Luther King Center in the Alumni Center on Tuesday Feb. 28, 2023. Mills announced his departure from Sacramento State on April 24, 2023. (Photo by Cristian Gonzalez)

[Photo] Ed Mills, vice president of Student Affairs to leave Sac State

Tierra Tilby
April 24, 2023

Ed Mills, the Vice President of Student Affairs, speaking at the reopening of the Martin Luther King Center in the Alumni Center on Tuesday Feb. 28, 2023. Mills announced his departure from Sacramento...

Fourth-year child development major Mimi Nguyen sat at her booth at the Forces of Nature fashion show Sunday, April 23, 2023. Nguyen offers an assortment of handmade jewelry through her shop With Luv By Mi.

[Photo] GALLERY: Fashion on an elemental mission

Hailey Valdivia and Sonia Pagán
April 25, 2023

Fourth-year child development major Mimi Nguyen sat at her booth at the Forces of Nature fashion show Sunday, April 23, 2023. Nguyen offers an assortment of handmade jewelry through her shop With Luv By...

Fashion merchandising & management professor Jaleh Naasz in her office in Mariposa Hall Wednesday, April 5, 2023. “We don’t have a lot of the design classes that other colleges might, but our students really want to do stuff and make stuff so I try to give them as much of that skill as I can,” she said.

[Photo] Sac State’s Fashion Club primed for spring fashion show

Sonia Pagán
April 22, 2023

Fashion merchandising & management professor Jaleh Naasz in her office in Mariposa Hall Wednesday, April 5, 2023. “We don’t have a lot of the design classes that other colleges might, but our students...

KSSU staff member Aaron Wall (middle) holding a microphone at an event in the Library Quad Monday, March 27, 2023. Wall is accused of making a Nazi salute during the recording of a podcast at KSSU.

[Photo] Students recording podcast with KSSU say station advisor performed Nazi salute

Emma Hall and Dominique Williams
April 6, 2023

KSSU staff member Aaron Wall (middle) holding a microphone at an event in the Library Quad Monday, March 27, 2023. Wall is accused of making a Nazi salute during the recording of a podcast at KSSU.

Master violin student finds her voice in music

Jina Park prepares for the last recital of her violin master of music degree.
Cristian Gonzalez
April 5, 2023
Colleagues, professors and others speak about master violin student Jina Park’s journey as a musician.
Arend Aldama performed in the Sacramento State’s University Union for the first time Jan. 31, 2023.  He said he was delighted to bring music to the ears of his fellow Hornets.

[Photo] How passion drives the University Union’s latest piano performer

Esmeralda Navarro
April 4, 2023

Arend Aldama performed in the Sacramento State’s University Union for the first time Jan. 31, 2023. He said he was delighted to bring music to the ears of his fellow Hornets.

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