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The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Khalil Bourgoub

Khalil Bourgoub, staff writer

Khalil Bourgoub covers the music beat for The State Hornet. He moved from San Jose in 2017 and is a senior pursuing degrees in journalism and philosophy. He hopes to continue writing about arts and entertainment in the future.
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Illustration concept by Khalil Bourgoub.

Khalil’s Virtual Venue: 6 Chill Songs to Relax and Study for Finals To

May 18, 2021
Music beat writer Khalil Bourgoub shares a small collection of songs that help him study for his big tests and papers.
Illustration concept by Khalil Bourgoub

6 Songs To Quit Your Job To: Khalil’s Virtual Venue

A playlist for graduating seniors and underappreciated workers
May 12, 2021
Music beat writer Khalil Bourgoub made a playlist for fellow graduating students and service workers ready to leave their jobs for new opportunities. Read about his picks here:
Illustration concept by Khalil Bourgoub

Khalil’s Virtual Venue: Alternative Rock Subgenres

Diving deeper into some of the lesser known genres of rock
May 9, 2021
Exploring some of the weirder subgenres of rock with music beat writer Khalil Bourgoub.
Illustration concept by Khalil Bourgoub

Khalil’s Virtual Venue: A Post-Vaccine Posse Cut Playlist

A playlist for reuniting with your friends after a whole year apart
April 28, 2021
Music beat writer Khalil Bourgoub started a new column called Khalil’s Virtual Venue and made a playlist for vaccinated friend groups reuniting.
A collection of albums featured in a playlist for a spring break road trip Khalil Bourgoub put together, showing, clockwise from top left, “Malibu” by Anderson .Paak, “Ultra Ego” by Feed Me Jack, “In Rainbows” by Radiohead and “Random Access Memories” by Daft Punk.

10 perfect songs for a spring break road trip

March 24, 2021
Put the first half of the semester behind you with this spring break playlist from music beat writer Khalil Bourgoub.
Graphic made in Canva

STATE HORNET BUZZED: The best and worst of a four-hour Grammys

March 16, 2021
Opinion editor Magaly Muñoz, arts & entertainment editor Nijzel Dotson, sports editor Ian Edwards and music writer Khalil Bourgoub react to the 2021 Grammys in this episode of our Buzzed podcast.
A photo of a golden Grammy Statuette, given to recipients of awards from the Recording Academy. (Photo by Thomas Hawk/CC BY-NC 2.0.)

REVIEW: Some of the best songs nominated at the 2021 Grammys

March 14, 2021
The State Hornet’s A&E and Opinion sections teamed up to bring you a playlist of our favorite songs from the 2021 Grammys Awards Show.
A mashup of albums that highlight the different themes of the playlist that were significant to Khalil Bourgoub. The albums from left to right are “Dragonball Durag Remix” by Thundercat, “Technicolor” by Covet, “Writer’s Block” by Peter Bjorn and John and “UNLOCKED” by Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats.

8 songs that have kept me company during quarantine

A playlist of songs that helped me stay current with an artistic outlet during lockdown
March 11, 2021
Quarantine playlist: songs that have kept music beat writer, Khalil Bourgoub, going through the pandemic.
Khalil Bourgoub’s collection of music queued up to celebrate influential Black artists includes a diverse representation of the most impactful genres of music they have played key roles in advancing. Album covers are Love, Ella by Ella Fitzgerald, Around The World In A Day by Prince and The Revolution, The Score by Fugees and Midnight Marauders by A Tribe Called Quest. Graphic by Khalil Bourgoub

BHM Playlist: A history lesson on Black music’s impact

A collection of influential songs from Black musicians
February 28, 2021
A playlist of influential Black artists curated by our music beat writer Khalil Bourgoub.
COVID-19 vaccination projected to reach general public by April 2021

COVID-19 vaccination projected to reach general public by April 2021

December 18, 2020
COVID-19 vaccines are projected to reach the general public by April 2021 according to Sacramento County Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye
Kevin “Konkrete” Davis Jr. from one of his TikTok videos. Davis is taking a shot as a wild card contestant in Red Bull’s TikTok dance competition Dance Your Style Challenge. Photo illustration by Khalil Bourgoub.

Q&A: Local Krump dancer to participate in TikTok dance competition

Kevin ‘Konkrete’ Davis talks dancing with Taylor Swift, new EP
December 9, 2020
Q&A with Konkrete, Sacramento native Krump dancer and musician about the Red Bull Dance Your Style Challenge 2020
PODCAST: Election Day coverage, an inside look at Open Mind Night at Taylor’d Mind Studios

PODCAST: Election Day coverage, an inside look at Open Mind Night at Taylor’d Mind Studios

November 2, 2020
This week on The State Hornet Podcast, co-news editor Mercy Sosa discusses how to access and contribute to our election coverage, multimedia editor Sara Nevis shares the fun she had covering the Sac State track team’s Halloween costume contest and staff writer Khalil Bourgoub talks about his insider experience covering indie band BAOBAB, which includes Sac State students Greo the Storyteller and Okumojia Best-Wilson, during their performance at Taylor’d Mind Studios’ Open Mind Night.
BAOBAB pianist Kenan Jackson plays the keyboard at the Sacramento apartment-turned-studio, Taylord Mind Studios, for Open Mind Night on Oct. 22nd, 2020. BAOBAB is a local Black American music group made up of six members.

BAOBAB takes the stage after months of jamming in isolation

Open Mind Nights give Sac State students a platform to share their quarantine creations
October 26, 2020
"I’m a musician, I’m an athlete and I’m a student leader as well, so I have to be able to balance all of these things." Sac State musicians balance school and creative passions during a pandemic.
Studio art major Jessica Wolfe and other advanced ceramics students create pottery for their next class project. All students sit at least six feet away from each other at their pottery wheels during class.

Sac State studio art students get needed equipment and community from in-person classes

September 17, 2020

A handful of Sacramento State art classes are being taught in person this fall and while some people may frown upon this fact, the students and staff of the school’s advanced ceramics class are grateful...

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