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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Kaitlin Bruce, Author

All content by Kaitlin Bruce
Der Biergarten will be a German styled beer garden. They will have German beers and food. Midtown will soon have a small taste of Germany.

New German-themed bar looks to open in Midtown

Kaitlin Bruce
December 4, 2013

Der Biergarten, opening up on the corner of 24th and K streets in Midtown, has promise to be a unique eatery Sacramento has not yet to seen.Sean Derfield, owner of the River City Saloon,has been developing...

The Dia de los Muertos is marked by a procession to lead our dead home.

Old Sac celebrates Dia de los Muertos

Kaitlin Bruce
November 6, 2013

Old Sacramento hosted Day of the Dead: Souls of the City, a public celebration of Dia De Los Muertos, on Nov. 1 in order to give people a chance to see what the Mexican holiday is all about.Dia De Los...

Head bartender Rene Dominguez, formerly of Ella Dining Room & Bar, mixes up his drink the White Linen cocktail.

Capital Dime serves fancy, affordable dishes

Kaitlin Bruce
October 23, 2013

Capital Dime, the newest installation by executive chef Noah Zonca, features a twist on upscale dining in a casual environment.Opened in July of this year, Zonca, formerly of “The Kitchen,” one of...

The Rind in midtown has a large selection of wines to complement the large array of artisan and farmstead cheeses they serve.

The Rind serves unique cheese pairings for local foodies

Kaitlin Bruce
September 26, 2013

Local cheese, wine and beer shop, The Rind, is causing a splash by giving the best pairing experience for Sacramento locals.Located on 18th and L streets, The Rind has set itself apart from many new shops...

Get news from multiple sources

Kaitlin Bruce
May 15, 2013

The media has always been the first thing we turn to in times of catastrophe and celebration, but it is important to stop and ask, "Is this really the truth?"The obligation of a journalist is to inform...

No one farted – it’s just the pear trees outside on campus

Kaitlin Bruce
April 3, 2013

The Bradford Pear looks like any other tree you would find walking through campus. It’s a very pretty tree with white blossoms in spring, until the stench of a frat house bathroom reaches your nose....

Being a celebrity does not make domestic violence acceptable

Kaitlin Bruce
March 6, 2013

It seems these days that celebrities can do no wrong - all they have to do is come out with a catchy song or a hit movie and all is forgiven. Though that is not always the case, the domestic violence case...

‘Identity Thief’ has few laughs and little entertainment

Kaitlin Bruce
February 10, 2013

Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman go on a tumultuous journey together in their new movie, “Identity Thief,” but the jokes never seem to take off for the fast-paced comedy. Diana (Melissa McCarthy),...

Use this current issue of the State Hornet to save money on gift wrapping this season. Use colorful pipe cleaner, as shown above, to give it a bolder look.

Make gift bags out of newspaper

Kaitlin Bruce
December 5, 2012

It’s that time of year again - full of trees, shopping, gift-giving and, of course, the dreaded gift-wrapping. But we’ve been thinking of you starving Sacramento State students, and have come up with...

Best underutlized facilities on campus

Kaitlin Bruce
December 5, 2012

Sacramento State has facilities all over campus for students to use to their advantage, but there are a few places that fly under the radar. These underutilized facilities can help keep students happy,...

Easy bento box lunch ideas

Kaitlin Bruce
November 7, 2012

Let’s face it: A lot of college students don’t really have the time or patience to deal with bringing lunch to school, let alone the stigma you feel carrying around a lunch box all day. The bento box,...

Library porn-watchers garner criticism

Kaitlin Bruce
October 31, 2012

You’re in the Library, studying hard, when all of a sudden odd noises are coming from a few computers away. Eventually, it’s too much to bear and you look over at the less-than-discreet offender only...

Why should you meet with your academic adviser?

Kaitlin Bruce
September 19, 2012

The advising center: a curse and a blessing. Although it may seem like a pain, it’s something that all students visit at least once in their academic career whether they like it or not. Beth Merritt...

Patricia Holmes received a standing ovation for her contribution to the social work department.

After 38 years, Sac State staffer retires

Kaitlin Bruce
September 12, 2012

Patricia Holmes received a standing ovation for her contribution to the social work department.

Krush Burger, formerly called Mini Burger, draws in a large crowd during lunch hours.

Krush Burger: A ‘new era’ food truck with great food, prices

Kaitlin Bruce
September 5, 2012

Krush Burger, owned and operated by Davin Vculek since 2011, is a convenient and portable food truck traveling around Sacramento. These miniature hamburgers became popular fast, causing the burger joint—formerly...

State Hornet features writer Jessica Scharff makes a mug brownie
in her kitchen. These brownies are easy to make and can be done in
a microwave. Mug brownies can be enjoyed with whipped cream or ice
cream and can be ready in three minutes.

Residence hall food gets microwave creative

Kaitlin Bruce
February 8, 2012

State Hornet features writer Jessica Scharff scoops sugar for the mug brownies that only take minutes to cook in the microwave. 

The six students selected for the Capital
Fellows Program (from top right to bottom left): Matthew Easley,
Lisa Lindhorst, Mark Neuburger, Michelle Paul, Amanda Plant and
Motecuzoma Sanchez.


Six Sac State interns selected to work with state government

Kaitlin Bruce
January 25, 2012

The Capital Fellows Program, which annually selects 64 students nationwide, has selected six Sacramento State students for its membership this fall, bringing them the opportunity to work with the state...

Holiday donation opportunities arise

Kaitlin Bruce
December 7, 2011

Coats for Kids The News10 Coats For Kids drive, sponsored by the Zeta Sigma Chi Sorority on behalf of the Greek Council, is accepting donations on campus Nov. 30 through Dec. 7 in hopes of collecting 300...

Dr. Richard Pan,
California assembly member, speaks with students about the
importance of education.

Assemblyman sets up office at Sac State, plans change

Kaitlin Bruce
December 7, 2011

California State Assemblyman Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, moved his district office to Modoc Hall at Sacramento State this June in order to reach out to students on campus, as well as the community. Pan,...

Carole Hayashino, vice president for University Advancement, is
in a meeting to plan an event with commencement and special events;
Coordinator Tess Simas, Mimi Phothichack and advancement assistant
R. Paul Villaluz.  

Leader leaving Sac State for Hawaii

Kaitlin Bruce
November 30, 2011

Carole Hayashino, vice president for University Advancement at Sacramento State, accepted what she considers to be her dream job as president and executive director of a statewide nonprofit organization...

Austin Lee, freshman sociology major, pours gravy onto a
meatloaf dinner at the Meals on Wheels kitchen on Friday.

Students with Sac State Serves devote time for veterans

Kaitlin Bruce
November 16, 2011

Meals on Wheels, a volunteer organization that provides meals to the elderly, is gearing up for Thanksgiving with the help of Sacramento State. The nonprofit organization provides and delivers food in...

Suliman, criminal justice major, prays on the top floor of
Parking Structure III.

Students look for prayer area

Kaitlin Bruce
November 16, 2011

Recent interest of a meditation space on campus has been topic lately throughout the religious community at Sacramento State. Sac State hosts 14 clubs dedicated to religious groups such as the Christian,...

The donations received so far at Sac State. Donations range from
scarves to cereal. 

Students in spirit of giving

Kaitlin Bruce
November 9, 2011

Sacramento State is participating for the second time in the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services' Spirit of Giving drive, which supplies clothing, food and money for the 60,000 people in need, living...

Sac State professor receives lifetime achievement award

Kaitlin Bruce
November 2, 2011

The Livingston Award, an honor given to faculty who have distinguished themselves above others, was presented to geography professor Thomas Krabacher for his many years of dedicated and creative service....

Along with being an anthropology professor, Terri Castaneda is
the museum director at Sac State, which entails setting up every
exhibit and keeping records of the artifacts it has in

Sac State museum director protects historical artifacts

Kaitlin Bruce
October 26, 2011

Terri Castaneda, associate professor and director of the Sacramento State Anthropology Museum, has contributed more than a decade of hard work and service managing her professorial career, while at the...

Super heroes Damian (left), Ashton (center) and Christopher
(right) gathered at the corner of Toll Lane and Main Street in
Safetyville on Saturday. 

Sac State volunteers help kids trick or treat safely

Kaitlin Bruce
October 26, 2011

There was a ghoul-filled, pumpkin-packed trip for kids at Sacramento's Safetyville USA on Saturday, with fun and games for families to participate in while learning about public safety in a simulated environment....

Malaquias Montoya stands by his interpretation of an

Death penalty subject of Sac State art exhibit

Kaitlin Bruce
October 19, 2011

Malaquias Montoya, an artist who created controversial works surrounding the debate on capital punishment, opened his exhibit in the Sacramento State Library Gallery Annex Thursday. The exhibit, "Pre-Meditated:...

Fulbright scholar teaching in China

Kaitlin Bruce
October 19, 2011

Beijing is now the home of Sacramento State professor James DeShaw Rae, recent recipient of the Core Fulbright Scholar Program award, which sends 800 faculty from the United States abroad each year to...

Professor represents higher education in advertisement

Kaitlin Bruce
October 12, 2011

The California Teachers Association funded a campaign to express how important the public schools are in our community; Sacramento State criminal justice professor Cecil Canton was chosen to be part...

Criminal justice professor gives time for high-risk youth

Kaitlin Bruce
September 28, 2011

Criminal Justice Professor Ricky Gutierrez has dedicated more than a decade to fighting for at-risk youth in the Sacramento region, doing the work of many to keep his program alive. The Sac-Mentoring Program,...

Joe Raiola expresses him true self during his speech on “The Joy
of Censorship,” Thursday Sept. 15.

Mad Magazine editor speaks to Sacramento State about censorship

Kaitlin Bruce
September 17, 2011

Joe Raiola, the senior editor of Mad Magazine, came to Sacramento State Thursday to deliver his lecture entitled "The Joy of Censorship," where he presented his take on the restricting of first amendment...

These Pacific Northwest baskets show distinctive imagery
relevant to the lives of the tribes in the region, on display in
the Library Gallerys Native American Art: The Spirit of the Basket
exhibit running from Sept. 1 to Nov. 19.

Historical Native American artwork displayed at Sac State

Kaitlin Bruce
September 14, 2011

A dual exhibit featuring a collection of northern American baskets from Native American history is being displayed in the Sacramento State Library Gallery through November. The first exhibit in the Library...

Curator Renny Pritikin speaks on career opportunities in the art world

Kaitlin Bruce
September 9, 2011

Sacramento State invited Renny Pritikin, director of the Nelson Gallery and handler of the fine arts collection at UC Davis to lecture Thursday, where he spoke to students about his work and what they...

The Well celebrates its first year on campus

Kaitlin Bruce
September 2, 2011

The Well invited the campus to participate in its "WELLcome Back" open house Thursday, an event timed to celebrate its first anniversary. The Well, Sacramento State's fitness and wellness center opened...

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