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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Miriam Arghandiwal, Author

All content by Miriam Arghandiwal

Hopsin showcases the raw side of underground rap

Miriam Arghandiwal
December 9, 2010

Try to recall the ruthlessness of Marshall Mathers back when he put out the "Slim Shady EP". The nonconforming and odd behavior that set Tech N9ne apart from other rappers that created his Strange Music...

Artist reveals maturity, growth in series of four mixtapes

Miriam Arghandiwal
November 16, 2010

The ink he wears on the back of his neck spells out the phrase, "I'm doing better than I'm feeling," a position he often finds himself in. While other rappers work hard to portray themselves as being invincible...

Students design and model clothes in their shot on the runway

Miriam Arghandiwal
November 4, 2010

Models in make-up and heels, photographers with blinding flashes on their cameras, anxious designers trying to pull a show together and reporters trying to desperately to interview someone who is not busy...

Mickey Factz rises from the mailroom to the studio

Miriam Arghandiwal
October 29, 2010

People try to measure their progression in various ways. Some compare themselves with those who came before them, others compare themselves with their present competitors and some even compare themselves...

Former student drops out, wins Sammie award with Another Damn Disappointment

Miriam Arghandiwal
October 20, 2010

Former Sacramento State student and vocalist Josh Thompson decided 11 years ago to leave college for life on the road when his band Another Damn Disappointment received a record deal and had to go on tour....

Emcee pulls strength from adversity in his new album, ?Album of the Year?

Miriam Arghandiwal
October 12, 2010

Live music in hip-hop is not a new concept, from auto-tune, to the sound of tablas to blending rock records; nowadays, it is hard to find a concept hip-hop has not covered. For 27-year-old producer and...

Art used for rebuilding

Miriam Arghandiwal
September 29, 2010

When Sara Garzon looked to her future she saw a major predicament that she would have to overcome. The senior art history major, like others in her field, has the option of finding a job or attending graduate...

Miss congeniality redefines beauty

Miriam Arghandiwal
September 8, 2010

Carly Davis, senior kinesiology major, won Miss Congeniality in the Miss Lake County 2010 Pageant Friday. She also set a precedent by being the first beauty queen missing a limb to ever participate in...

UNIQUE offers free concerts in between classes

Miriam Arghandiwal
September 1, 2010

The University Union's UNIQUE Program works hard to produce entertainment and educational events for Sacramento State students. Despite the organization's hard work, one of its more frequent events, "Nooners,"...

Rafting season enhanced by rain

Miriam Arghandiwal
June 1, 2010

After a winter of incessant rain, rafting centers in Sacramento are eager to begin summer rafting sessions. "The extra snow and water from the mountains this year will send plenty of water down to the...

Teachers Association recycles books

Miriam Arghandiwal
May 11, 2010

The end of the semester is near, and for many Sacramento State students this means one thing: time to get rid of textbooks. "It really bothers me to have textbooks laying around, I don't have the room...

SLIDESHOW: Akwidaa Benefit Concert

Miriam Arghandiwal
May 10, 2010

Sacramento State graduate Tyehimba Kokayi and friends participated in Akwidaa Benefit Concert. Akwidaa is a small village located in southwestern Ghana, it is in danger of being washed away. div.imageRight,div.imagetop{display:none;}...

Make your own Jamba recipe

Miriam Arghandiwal
April 27, 2010

The Jamba Juice in the University Union is asking Sac State students to submit self-made smoothie recipes, which will be considered and tested by Jamba Juice associates. The winning recipe will win its...

?Environmental degradation? exposed

Miriam Arghandiwal
April 27, 2010

Sacramento State was in frenzy Thursday as enthusiastic volunteers took over the Quad in an attempt to raise environmental awareness for Earth Day. Alex Underwood, sophomore environmental studies major...

Poets share personal stories

Miriam Arghandiwal
April 25, 2010

An enthusiastic and diverse crowd welcomed poets, Jovi Radtke and Andrea Gibson, as they took the stage Thursday night in the University Union Ballroom in honor of PRIDE Week. Radtke took the stage first,...

SLIDESHOW: Sacramento Breweries

Miriam Arghandiwal
April 21, 2010

Three local Sacramento breweries; Brew It Up!, Rubicon Brewing Company and Hoppy Brewing Company demonstrate their beer making process for Sacramento State students. div.imageRight,div.imagetop{display:none;}...

University is keeping football despite cuts

Miriam Arghandiwal
April 21, 2010

What is known as America's most popular sport is now a rare commodity in the California State University system. In the past two decades, the CSU system has experienced a drastic decline of its football...

Explicit production explores common relationship issues

Miriam Arghandiwal
April 20, 2010

A mind-twisting drama that confuses dreams with reality will heat up the stage at Sacramento State's Playwrights' Theater this weekend in a production of an award winning playwright, José Rivera's "References...

An unconventional opera theater

Miriam Arghandiwal
April 13, 2010

Reviews from previous productions of Wolfgang Amadeus' Mozart's "The Magic Flute" made me think one way about the opera - I would see memorable costumes and hear incredible music, but the story itself...

Tuva singing is coming to Sac State

Miriam Arghandiwal
April 13, 2010

In a small Russian province, Tuva, the most popular form of music is throat singing, which serves as a connection to the area's ancestors and land. One Tuvan band in particular, Chirgilchin, practices...

Photography lovers display their work

Miriam Arghandiwal
April 11, 2010

A crowd of Sacramento State photography alumni, undergraduate students, professors and their families and friends gathered together Saturday night to fill the Beatnik art studio for The Final Reveal. The...

Wine tasting in support of Sac State athletics

Miriam Arghandiwal
April 6, 2010

From the vintage Crystal Basin Cellar in El Dorado to the Charles Krug vineyard of Napa Valley, rich wines produced by Sacramento State alumni will be showcased Friday on campus during the 4th Annual Stinger...

Sac State professor involved in Haiti before earthquake

Miriam Arghandiwal
April 6, 2010

Paul Burke, a professor at Sacramento State, has been a social, political and humanitarian activist in Haiti since 1988. When Haiti was hit with a 7.0-magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010, Burke did not...

VIDEO: Sacramento Kings Breakers

Miriam Arghandiwal
March 22, 2010

Vince Horiuchi, senior business management major, and Jayson Shaw, senior communications major are two of seven members of the Sacramento Kings Breakers. The team is one of the first official NBA break...

Club puts you in others? comfort zone

Miriam Arghandiwal
March 16, 2010

The Salsa Loca Club at Sacramento State is pushing its boundaries this semester and trying new dances like the bachata and the merengue. Sac State alumnus Felix Barba and senior business major Stanley...

Internships give students upper hand

Miriam Arghandiwal
March 2, 2010

With two years of work experience at The Sacramento Bee doing side jobs, Sam Amick applied for a full-time position. To Amick's surprise, the newspaper denied him the position. Amick said although he had...

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