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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Erin Rogers, Author

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Sacramento State student Dan Ward makes all the right moves to get his body in shape for summer. Personal trainer Courtney McKinney recommends push-ups, lunges and planks to target key muscles in the body.

Getting sexy for the summertime

Erin Rogers
May 11, 2011

Bikini season is here. People are hitting the gym trying to lose those few last pounds before summer and probably consuming lots and lots of celery. But with the help of nutritionists and personal trainers...

Dancers at Salsa Loca’s live music and dance concert on Thursday night perform a dip on the wooden dancefloor.

Salsa Loca Live brings the heat

Erin Rogers
May 4, 2011

Shows like “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance” have viewers all over America wanting to learn how to dance with the best of them. At Sacramento State, the Salsa Loca Club...

Sac State wakeboarders show off skills on campus, no lake necessary

Erin Rogers
May 2, 2011

Wakeboarding on campus is impossible without alake, right? Wrong.The Sacramento State Wakeboard Club proved onThursday that you actually do not need a large body of water inorder to wakeboard on campus....

UC Davis professor donates 19th century piano to CSUS

Erin Rogers
May 1, 2011

Thanks to Dr. Richard Graves,clinical professor at the UC Davis School of Medicine, the musicdepartment at Sacramento State is welcoming a new piece into itscollection: a Bösendorfer Grand Piano, c. 1881.Originally...

Sac State artists showcase 3-D pieces at art exhibit

Erin Rogers
April 27, 2011

“Inception” and “Avatar” put a wholenew spin on 3-D digital art, an art form that is becoming popularon the Sacramento State campus. To promote this modern medium,students majoring in electronic...

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsens JC Penney line, Olsenboye (olsenboye.com), is a juniors label that offers the pieces you want at a reasonable price. Lara faux-suede studded sandal, on sale for $26.99. (JC Penney/MCT)

Where to save or splurge on must-have clothing items

Erin Rogers
April 27, 2011

SANDALS Cheap: Forever 21 Moderate: Steve Madden Steep: Nordstrom's Forever 21 seems to always have the trends students and others are looking for when it comes to fashion. In terms of sandals, they...

Ceudi Ochoa modeling for Anakarina Pimental’s collection  “Fresh and Classy.”

Students showcase spring fashion

Erin Rogers
April 27, 2011

As demonstrated in Friday’s Student Fashion Association fashion show, designers are not just from apparel marketing and design anymore; designers from other disciplines are emerging. Every semester,...

Moonlighter?s Group to feature after-hours art

Erin Rogers
April 13, 2011

Not all who exhibit at the Witt Gallery come from the art world. Some even have degrees in chemical engineering but "moonlight" painting snapshots everyday life in muted, natural colors. In the Moonlighter's...

No kilt required to join student club for Scottish dance

Erin Rogers
April 13, 2011

Thanks to the newly created Scottish Country Dancing club, kilts have come to Sacramento State. Not to be confused with highland dancing, Scottish Country dancing originated in the 18th century and is...

Photographer Mark Ruwedel speaks at CSUS

Erin Rogers
April 11, 2011

The desert is home to cacti and tumbleweeds &- a place no one would expect to find objects to photograph. But to world-renowned landscape photographer Mark Ruwedel, the Mojave desert and other areas of...

Reviving rivalry at Family Feud

Erin Rogers
April 6, 2011

KSSU is continuing the celebration of its 20th anniversary at Sacramento State by bringing a little bit of the 1970s to the year 2011. UNIQUE Programs and KSSU are presenting their annual Family Feud game...

Hornets on the Move offers students the opportunity to improve fitness together

Erin Rogers
April 1, 2011

When it comes to a workout routine, running on a treadmill like a hamster on a wheel may not sound appealing to some. To motivate students to stay active and train for the upcoming Sac State 5k Fun Run...

Feminist author and speaker Jean Kilbourne to lecture at CSUS Wednesday

Erin Rogers
March 29, 2011

Violence, addiction and eating disorders are only some of the negative effects of advertising. Jean Kilbourne, an internationally acclaimed feminist author and speaker, will speak at Sacramento State on...

Health Center offers free cooking classes for Sac State students at the Well

Erin Rogers
March 19, 2011

Busy with midterms and finals, students struggle with time management &- especially when it comes to food and eating right. Sleep, study, go to class and repeat. The only time students have for food preparation...

All students can gain dance experience with CSUS club

Erin Rogers
March 9, 2011

On a campus facing budget cuts left and right, the dance and theater departments at Sacramento State have created a student-run organization that hopes to promote these forms of art amongst all majors....

CSUS students debate hot topics concerning minorities

Erin Rogers
February 16, 2011

Arizona laws, police brutality and women's rights are some of the topics discussed by the Ethnic Studies Students Association at Sacramento State. "We want to be a big, strong political group that really...

Students land beneficial jobs

Erin Rogers
June 1, 2010

Although jobs are hard to come by in today's economy, some Sacramento State students have been privileged with summer jobs that will prepare them for their future careers. Marty Valentine, senior mathematics...

VIDEO: Jackson Road at Harlow’s

Erin Rogers
May 1, 2010

Members of the band Jackson Road perform for a crowd at Harlow's Wednesday night. Nate and Ted Weldon, brothers who formed the Sacramento-based band, talk about their music and why they love what they...

Club proves math exceeds the basics

Erin Rogers
April 27, 2010

The Math Club at Sacramento State is out to prove that mathematics is more than addition and subtraction. "Math is basically everywhere," said Marilyn Koch, senior mathematics major and math club treasurer....

Fashion show coming to Sac State

Erin Rogers
April 27, 2010

The Student Fashion Association of Sacramento State is hosting its fashion show every semester to not only showcase the talents of family and consumer science majors, but to promote local boutiques in...

‘Death at a funeral,’ unoriginal and overly dramatic

Erin Rogers
April 16, 2010

As the movie tagline would suggest, "This is one sad family." Actually no, "Death at a Funeral" is one sad movie, or in this case, remake. Apparently this is a remake of the 2007 British film, "Death at...

VIDEO: Sexual assault awareness

Erin Rogers
April 14, 2010

Midge Marino, self-defense lecturer at Sacramento State, talks about her self-defense class on campus as students demonstrate the moves they have learned from the class. Police officer Scott Christian...

Photo majors tested by element of surprise

Erin Rogers
April 13, 2010

Aimee Thibedeau was surprised to find that her senior photography project would revolve around a condom. Thibedeau, a photography major at Sacramento State, said in her upper-division photography class,...

It’s all a facade in ‘The Joneses’

Erin Rogers
April 9, 2010

After seeing "The Joneses," I found that I wanted to keep up with them by purchasing expensive material goods they were flaunting in the movie. Demi Moore plays the character of Kate and Steve is played...

Music professor coaches master-class

Erin Rogers
March 25, 2010

Richard Goode, a pianist known for his renditions of Beethoven and other classical works, came to Sacramento State Tuesday to share his musical expertise through his piano master-class held in Capistrano...

Psychology majors make connections

Erin Rogers
March 23, 2010

Members of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society for Psychology, feel strongly about psychology because it is the study of the world's largest machine &- the human mind. "Psychology is the study of the mind...

History of local terra cotta company exhibited on campus

Erin Rogers
March 16, 2010

While driving through downtown Sacramento, a few buildings stand as landmarks to the community, such as the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium and Sacramento's City Hall, but what many may not notice is the...

Review: Alice in Wonderland

Erin Rogers
March 5, 2010

After watching Tim Burton's version of "Alice in Wonderland," which opens today, I could not help but feel just as confused as the first time I watched the film in my childhood. With some young girl running...

Talini?s employee gives advice on easiest planter-box gardens

Erin Rogers
March 2, 2010

A local Sacramento nursery, Talini's Nursery and Garden Center, offers insight to college students on how to maintain a garden in a small space. Michael Lawrence, Sac State graduate and employee at Talini's,...

Bonsai gardening made easy

Erin Rogers
March 2, 2010

Growing bonsai trees can be both enjoyable and feasible for college students. "Bonsai trees can be grown by practically anyone, as long as they have the drive to do so," said Dolores Rauh, president of...

Students can garden too

Erin Rogers
March 2, 2010

For Sacramento State students, gardening is often out of the question due to limitations on space, said Jasmine Greer, senior biology major and president of the Environmental Student Organization. Serving...

Movie Review: Shutter Island

Erin Rogers
February 19, 2010

Martin Scorses's "Shutter Island," based on the 2003 fiction novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane, follows U.S. Marshall Teddy Daniels, played by Leonardo Dicaprio, as he goes to Shutter Island Ashecliffe...

About time to reinvent the pole

Erin Rogers
February 16, 2010

Exotic forms of dancing became popular in the United States because of carnivals and burlesque theaters meant to entertain men. These exotic forms of dance included stripping and pole dancing - in the...

Club educates on African culture

Erin Rogers
February 9, 2010

Banke Odubela, junior pre-nursing major, said as treasurer of the African Student Association she aspires to educate people in the Sacramento community about African culture. The African Student Association...

USMNT:Landon Donovan, far right, leads U.S. Men?s Soccer.:McClatchy Tribune

Four boys, 100 things to do

Erin Rogers
February 9, 2010

There are too many people in the world who do not think about what they want out of life until they are retired and on their deathbed, said Jonnie Penn, a cast member of the new MTV show "The Buried Life."...

Avoid regrets, utilize your youth

Erin Rogers
February 9, 2010

Kelly Cotter, psychology professor, said college is a very important and time-sensitive part of a person's life; get as much adventuring into those four years as possible, she said. Cotter said some life...

Leadership program raises students? confidence and GPAs

Erin Rogers
February 2, 2010

Karlos Santos-Coy, program adviser of clubs and organizations for Student Organizations and Leadership, said leadership is more than just a title or position. He said it is a set of skills for success...

Resolutions within reason

Erin Rogers
January 27, 2010

A new decade has arrived and the annual production of New Year's resolutions has begun. Kim Roberts, psychology professor, said the new year inspires people to put their best foot forward and start fresh....

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