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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Michael Eskridge

Michael Eskridge, arts and entertainment writer

Michael Eskridge joined The State Hornet in spring 2021. He is currently a writer for the arts & entertainment section. Michael has his own travel blog called “Chill Life Network.” He hopes to become a freelance journalist in travel and sports after he graduates.

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Graphic created in Canva by Zachary Cimaglio and Mercy Sosa.

Culture Club: The top five songs that should have been singles

The State Hornet discusses their favorite non-single tracks
Sometimes the most popular track is not the best one on the album. Here are five songs that the State Hornet’s A&E section thinks were deserving of their own individual releases:
Graphic created in Canva by Zachary Cimaglio and Mercy Sosa

OPINION: Top 5 underappreciated movie sequels

The first one is probably still better, but this list of underappreciated movie sequels from The State Hornet’s A&E section is still worth checking out:
Black Student board members (from left to right) Kayla Anderson, Leila Cormier, Kamiya Turner, Ken Wilson, Kameya Turner, Nilaja Robertson-Thompson, Chiemena Agbakwuru. BSU provides a sense of community for Black students at Sacramento State with 125 members. Photo Courtesy of BSU.

Meet the Board: Black Student Union board members share their experiences and goals

Keyshawn Davis and Michael Eskridge
November 1, 2021
A safe place for Black Students: Meet the board members of Black Student Union.
The State Hornet’s Arts & Entertainment section present their top five choices on what they think are the weirdest Halloween movies. Graphic created in Canva.

Top 5 strangest horror films you’ll ever see.

With Halloween coming up on us faster than Michael Myers, the time is now for some spooky movies. That’s why the arts & entertainment section at The State Hornet has compiled a list of the weirdest,...

Lead guitarist Tim Picchi plays a solo during Island of Black & White’s set on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. The performance took place Thursday in the University Union Serna Plaza

Island of Black and White plays Sac State concert

Sacramento band explores multiple genres
Michael Eskridge and Marin Perego
September 11, 2021
Sac State’s UNIQUE hosted their second concert in two days on Thursday evening. Read more to hear what students had to say about the Sacramento band that said they don’t confine themselves to one genre
San Francisco State University student Toshiar Green addresses a crowd at a Black Lives Matter rally at the California State Capitol steps in Sacramento, California on Friday, March 23, 2018. Sac State students reveal how police brutality and the massive media coverage reporting it has impacted and affected their mental health. Photo in background taken by Emily Rabasto. Graphic created in Canva.

Black Sac State community, therapist discuss psychological impacts of police brutality

‘We’re really not valued’
Ever since George Floyd was killed by now-convicted police officer Derek Chauvin, the conversation about police interactions with Black people has been prevalent in the U.S. Sacramento State students voiced their concerns regarding police brutality and how the media coverage affects their mental health.
Every week The State Hornet compiles crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status.

CRIME MAP: Five crimes reported on campus in past three weeks

Campus crime map April 4-24
Michael Eskridge
April 30, 2021
According to the Sacramento State Police Department, five crimes were reported on campus in the past three weeks.
(Clockwise from top left) Sarah Miller, Robert Wiemer, Erin Wardle and Gao Thao share their thoughts on returning to in-person classes at Sacramento State in fall 2021. Sac State students should expect to take in-person classes in the fall, according to Provost Steve Perez. Photos taken via Zoom by Michael Eskridge.

‘Excited to go back’: Sac State students weigh in on fall 2021 teaching modalities

Campus survey draws polarized opinions on in-person classes
As Sacramento State plans to return to campus next fall, the first time a majority of Sac State students will have in-person classes since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, students express their opinions on returning to campus for the fall 2021 semester.

Sacramento’s Black community jubilant with Sojourner Truth Museum grand opening

Mayor Steinberg attends ceremony
Michael Eskridge
March 22, 2021
The grand opening of the Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum at Florin square on Saturday gave members of the community cause for celebration.
Swarm Report Feb. 25: Both basketball programs suffer losses to Weber State

Swarm Report Feb. 25: Both basketball programs suffer losses to Weber State

Baseball cancels one series and schedules another
Michael Eskridge
February 26, 2021
The Sac State men’s basketball team hoped to end their losing streak, but failed to do so, and the women’s basketball team heartbreakingly gave Weber State its first win of the season.

How the Sac State baseball team preps through adversity ahead of new season

Hornets take the field for the 2021 season Friday at Arizona State
Michael Eskridge
February 19, 2021
With the season opener around the corner, the Sac State baseball team has had to overcome trials and tribulations caused by COVID-19.
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