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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Nick Koeneke, Author

All content by Nick Koeneke
Sacramento State freshman running back and kick returner Elijah Dotson attempts to avoid a defender during Sep.9 game against Incarnate Word at Hornet Stdium. The kick return is one of the most exciting plays in football, but might go extinct due to concerns for player safety.

OPINION: Increasing touchbacks mean ruining one facet of collegiate football

Nick Koeneke
May 17, 2018

Protecting players has become a recurring theme in collegiate football. With the tightening of the targeting rule being implemented back in 2013, the NCAA has decided on yet another rule change to protect...

Sacramento State student Ashley Thomas works on her homework at the Starbucks on Sac State’s campus, Thursday, May 3, 2018. A simple cup of coffee is a low calorie choice effective in keeping your body awake when your mind might not always be.

How to eat smart during finals

Nick Koeneke
May 17, 2018

Let’s be honest: finals week sucks. It can be hard to find the time and energy to cook healthy meals every day. Here are some quick tips for eating smart during finals week. Cook in bulk   If...

The Element apartments won best off campus living for its price and proximity to campus.

The Element wins 2018 ‘Best off-campus housing’ at Sac State

Nick Koeneke
May 8, 2018

Location, location, location. The Element student housing complex is located just a mile off campus and was named the ‘Best off-campus’ housing in the 2018 Best of Sac State survey. Students said...

A Hornblower cruise ship moves past downtown Sacramento.

The 10 best outdoor activities for the spring

Nick Koeneke and Gabriel Ionica
April 3, 2018

Hornblower Cruises Want to experience the American and Sacramento rivers like never before? Consider Hornblower Cruises for an hour-long journey. Enjoy a one-hour cruise on the water and see where...

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras looks on during batting practice at Dodger Stadium on Oct. 18, 2016. Contreras has been one of the most vocal dissenting players when the new rule limiting mound visits was announced.

OPINION: MLB’s pace-of play-rules grow more excessive each year

Nick Koeneke
February 23, 2018

With the first games of spring training being played today, Major League Baseball’s 2018 season is just around the corner. The birth of a new season almost always entails some yearly change coming...

Sacramento State sophomore Jah Strange performs a triple jump during track practice on Feb. 14 at Hornet Stadium. Strange set a Sac State record for the men’s indoor triple jump with a leap of 51 feet and three inches (51-03.50) on Feb. 3.

Talent runs in the family for Sac State sophomore jumper

Nick Koeneke
February 21, 2018

After growing up in the desolate Southern California desert, Sacramento State sophomore jumper Jah Strange found inspiration for track and field through the rich heritage laid down by his family. Strange...

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