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The State Hornet

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Sac State senior outside hitter Sarah Davis spikes the ball against Idaho State on Saturday, Nov. 16 at The Nest.  Davis averaged 4.17 kills per set, which put her in the top 10 in kills per set in a season in Sac State’s record book.

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

Garry Singh
May 4, 2020

Sac State senior outside hitter Sarah Davis spikes the ball against Idaho State on Saturday, Nov. 16 at The Nest. Davis averaged 4.17 kills per set, which put her in the top 10 in kills per set in a season...

Sac State mens rugby club captain John Joshua Bocalan Reyes safely receives a pass from his teammate during a game. The rugby team qualified to compete in Nationals after their Pacific West Sevens Tournament win.

Sac State men’s rugby club aims to become official varsity team

After 19 years, the club will be competing in nationals again
Jasmin Acosta
December 12, 2019

The Sacramento State men’s rugby club is focused on becoming an official varsity team for Sac State after their recent win of the Pacific Western Sevens Tournament. The ruggers will now be competing...

Sac State senior outside hitter Sarah Davis spikes the ball against Idaho State on Saturday, Nov. 16 at The Nest. As the lone senior, Davis had a match-high 17 kills in the win over the Tigers.

[Photo] Sac State volleyball team defeats Idaho State on senior night

Robyn Dobson
November 16, 2019

Sac State senior outside hitter Sarah Davis spikes the ball against Idaho State on Saturday, Nov. 16 at The Nest. As the lone senior, Davis had a match-high 17 kills in the win over the Tigers.

Jay Cruz, Sac State alumnus, was photographed on Oct. 1 inside his home studio. Cruz is a music producer, rapper, singer, DJ, and entrepreneur based in Sacramento.

Sac State alumnus turns making music into a business

Jay Cruz writes, performs, produces and DJs his own music
Jasmin Acosta
October 6, 2019

Sacramento State alumnus Jorge De La Cruz, known by his stage name Jay Cruz, has gone from playing music in his garage to performing on the big stage. The Sacramento native and independent artist has...

Comedian Kirk McHenry from Oakland performs live at Comedy Night in the University Union Ballroom on Thursday, Sept. 5. McHenry discussed his age and time in the Marine Corps.

Sac State UNIQUE hosts Comedy Night

Jasmin Acosta and Shikhar Mohan
September 7, 2019

Comedian Kirk McHenry and opening act Daniel Eachus took the mic at Sacramento State UNIQUE’S Comedy Night Thursday in the University Union Ballroom.  Daniel Eachus, a Fresno native, began the show...

Bryce Vine performs in the University Union Ballroom on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Vine ended his performance by announcing to the audience that his upcoming album Carnival is coming soon.

Rapper Bryce Vine performs at Sac State in UNIQUE’s last concert of the semester

Jasmin Acosta
April 19, 2019

American rapper and singer-songwriter Bryce Vine headlined the last UNIQUE concert of the semester at Sacramento State on Thursday in the University Union Ballroom. Rapper Soosh*e! was enthusiastic...

Sac State senior right-hander Savanna Corr pitches in a 2-5 loss against Boise State on Friday at Bill Simoni Field. The Hornets had an early lead, but lost energy late in the game, according to players.

Sac State softball team falls to Boise State 5-2

Hornets lose one out of five games in 3-day tournament
Jasmin Acosta
March 12, 2019

The Sacramento State softball team had an early 2-1 lead against the Boise State Broncos, but lost with a final score of 5-2 in the first round of the Louisville Slugger Softball Tournament at Bill Simoni...

One of the new digital locks that has been recently added to Mendocino hall for added security. The upgraded locks are expected to be installed through the rest of the school over the next 24 months.

Campus safety improved with new classroom lock installation

New locks already installed in Mendocino Hall
Jasmin Acosta
March 11, 2019

Sacramento State is improving campus safety by installing new locks on classroom doors, according to a 2019 Annual California Campus Safety Plan Report. In accordance with the safety plan report, Sac...

Nursing student, Danielle Baldwin, using a stethoscope on a realistic simulation mannequin in one of Sacramento States laboratories in Folsom Hall. Simulation labs allow nursing students to gain essential skills and a hands on experience.

Sac State ranked one of top nursing programs in California

Sierra College was the only Sacramento-area college ranked higher
Jasmin Acosta
February 25, 2019

Sacramento State’s registered nursing school program was ranked 14 out of 126 accredited nursing schools in California by Registered Nursings’ website in its 3rd Annual State RN program rankings. For...

A bicycle from the company JUMP Bike sits in at a  bike rack between Del Norte and Mendocino Hall. Sac State plans on implementing special bike racks for JUMP Bikes.

Electric JUMP scooters released in downtown and West Sacramento

Average use costs between $2-4 per ride
Jasmin Acosta
February 8, 2019

The Uber-owned company, JUMP, will be the first to release 100 electric scooters in downtown and West Sacramento Friday, according to Sacramento city officials. E-scooter users will be charged $1 to...

A Bird electric scooter on a sidewalk in Baltimore on Jan. 11, 2019. Bird is an electric scooter rental company which has infiltrated California and will soon be coming to Sacramento.

Electric scooter craze will soon be expanding to Sacramento

Bird already active in L.A., San Diego, Oakland and San Jose
Jasmin Acosta
February 1, 2019

Bird, an electric scooter rental company, will soon be introducing their environmentally friendly electrical scooters to the capital city with support of Sacramento officials. On Sept. 19, 2018 Gov....

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