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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 Stockinger, Author

All content by Michael Stockinger

Aliens take over roadside attraction

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

The city of Lathrop, tucked in between Stockton and Manteca, is a small city with a population of only 12,500 residents, plenty of open space and access to the San Joaquin Delta. Its rural country space...

Run for the hills; this movie is creepy

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

'Launch' yourself to movie theaters this weekend. Part Texas "Chainsaw Massacre", part "Deliverance", and all nightmares, the movie the "Hills Have Eyes" is a thrilling bloodbath that will leave the audience...

Blackalicious leaves sweet taste in campus’ mouth

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

Being a rocker, I'll admit that I know nothing about hip-hop, but I was curious after being bombarded with signs all over campus promoting a free concert featuring the group Blackalicious. What is Blackalicious?,...

When the shoe fits

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

For high-end fashion, many head to the specialty stores on Union Street, Hayes Valley, The Haight in San Francisco, Melrose in Los Angeles or Soho in New York City. Others walk around in busy malls and...

Davis toad village a croak of genius

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

The City of Davis, which holds an annual festival to celebrate the Earth, is known for its environmentalism; but many don't know how far the city will go to protect their non-human residents. Lying within...

Adults get their kicks with professional league

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

Remember those elementary school days when kickball was the highlight of the physical education ?" well now they're back, but without the PE and school. The World Adult Kickball Association, with 2,000...

Asphalt 101

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

There are plenty of museums in Sacramento: the Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento, the Crocker Art Museum, Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, and others. What many don't know is that Sacramento State...

Irish punk to flog Sac State audiences

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

Typically, Irish folk music conjures up visions of shamrocks, pots of gold and leprechauns, but Flogging Molly is different, putting its own spin on the punk rock genre. The band is headlining the Fuse...

Halloween shop reopens its doors

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

Although it's still September, stores are already preparing for Halloween. In Old Sacramento, Evangeline's Costume Mansion has an upper hand: They've been prepared for almost two months! Each year, the...

‘Free as a Bird’ not a turkey’s anthem

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

Lying on the Thanksgiving table is that delicious, fresh and warm turkey, filled with stuffing, dripping with butter and surrounded by mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce and all the other Thanksgiving...

Matthew Shaw shows his love with electronic pop

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

Matthew Shaw's new EP, "Convenience", blends electronic pop and singer/songwriter rock, exploring the monotony of relationships and lost love. The new EP is full of an electronic sound as if The Postal...

‘Pop’ expert writes ‘dog’ of a book

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

People do funny things with their dogs ?" dress them in clothes, put them in strollers, bring them to doggie day spas and pamper them as they would a baby. So it would come as no surprise that a type of...

Walk in the park

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

With warm, sunny weather finally here and finals quickly approaching, now is the time to explore the nearby parks for a quick hike or an escape from the rigors of school and the city. Sacramento County...

Cross country to host Big Sky Championships

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

The Hornet cross country teams have been consistently breaking personal records this year, running closer together and ranking next to "big name" schools, but now it all comes down to this: the Big Sky...

Skimboarding comes to Paradise

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

Unlike others who ride boards, skimboarders can do it all: puddles, lakes, oceans and, of course, our very own American River. Paradise Beach, located near Sacramento State and behind Glen Hall Park on...

Blackhawk Soaring

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

Having to soar through the air in a $14 million Blackhawk helicopter one day looking for lost hikers or downed airplanes in the Sierra Nevada, transporting the injured to local hospitals, ferrying aircrafts...

Sacramentans flock to downtown skating rink

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

It's definitely cold outside. But "sunny California" is still an unlikely place to see people ice skating outdoors. But on K and 7th streets, just in time for the holidays, lies just that curious sight:...

Men finish ninth, women 12th at Stanford Invitational

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

Sac State's cross country teams charged into the 33rd Stanford Cross Country Invitational yielding positive results and personal records for both the men's and women's teams on the hilly course. The men's...

Rock your Zox off

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

Violinists don't usually find their jobs in rock bands, nor do rock bands usually find violinists to fill their lineups, but Zox incorporates the classical instrument into its classical music-meets-ska...

Sierra Club chapter holds governor’s ‘feet to fire’

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

There are many chapters of the Sierra Club ?" a club concerned with environmental issues ?" but the Motherlode Chapter of the Sierra Club is the largest in the nation and the most conservative chapter...

He’s Going the Distance

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

Cross country is a sadistic sport in which people run countless miles, through physical pain and suffering, pushing themselves to their mental and physical limits. For fun! Dominic Vogl took up the responsibility...

Hornet Jamboree a success

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

Sacramento State's cross country teams got a taste of what their seasons will look like when they hosted the Hornet Jamboree Invitational at Granite Regional Park in Sacramento on Saturday. Both the men's...

She’s got the beat

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

Butterscotch - those hard, little, yellow candies, smooth and full of flavor - the ones you picked up at grocery stores without paying the sample fee, or pulled out of candy dishes at somebody's office....

Stage set for young theater students

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

High school theater students will take over the Sacramento State campus this weekend, performing plays, scenes, monologues and songs for one of the largest high school theater festivals in the nation....

A paranormal activity

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

Sacramento has a rich history, with plenty of historic buildings, including the Capitol, only a short drive from campus. But there is also a downside to living here. We have inherited a city full of the...

Tour tells Old Sac’s haunted history

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

With autumn already here, and Halloween quickly approaching, the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation, Inc. has already prepared for the season by giving the historic district an autumn facelift. The foundation...

Stain leaves its mark

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

Prepare for a night of orgies, murder and drama when local filmmaker Bob Moricz showcases his movie "Palace of Stains" at 11 p.m. Friday at the Crest Theatre. The Sacramento State alumnus and cult film...

‘Locked in a world they can’t control’

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

Long days, longer nights and the eventual disintegration of order. An account of the occupation of Fallujah, Iraq, and the men who served there before order was lost, will come to campus with the presentation...

The Vos of love

Michael Stockinger
January 7, 2007

There are shelters or places that give food, and offer health and legal services for the homeless including some who are lonely and in need of companionship. In some cases these people will find a stray...

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