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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Author

All content by Oscar Rzodkiewicz
Fourth-year Spanish minor Stephanie Hernandez reads from her assigned books, La Casa de Los Espiritus, for one of her five Spanish classes this semester. Spanish won Best Language in this years Best of Sac State poll.

Spanish wins 2018 ‘Best language’ at Sac State

The largest language program at Sac State trumps all
Oscar Rzodkiewicz
May 8, 2018

El espanol ha sido nombrado el mejor idioma en la Universidad Estatal de Sacramento. If you have no idea what that sentence says, the Department of World Languages & Literatures at Sacramento State...

Steph Curry and Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors come onto the floor of Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 28, 2017. Curry, Green, and the rest of the Warriors have built up a substantial bandwagon fan base with their success.

OPINION: Stop pretending to love the Golden State Warriors

Oscar Rzodkiewicz
May 1, 2018

As the 2018 NBA playoffs continue, a group of hibernating Golden State Warriors fans are climbing out of their caves and back online to voice their tritely exaggerated support for Steph Curry and friends. Feel...

Eligible students at Sacramento State will be allowed to use Pell Grants for the 2018 Summer Session. However, Pell Grant awards will not disburse until the financial aid office can confirm the student is enrolled in six units, including no deferment on fees.

Upfront costs could still affect summer students receiving Pell Grants

Oscar Rzodkiewicz
May 1, 2018

Sacramento State’s 2018 summer session will allow eligible students to use Pell Grants for the first time, but students may have to pay the entire cost of tuition upfront due to a possible delayed disbursement. According...

J. Cole on stage

5 hip-hop bops expected to drop on 4/20

Several artists plan to use the pot holiday to release new work
Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Staff
April 18, 2018
April 20 typically stands out as a key date for music releases, and with this year’s holiday falling on a Friday — the standard day of the week for new songs and albums to come out — there should be no shortage of fresh tracks.
Super Smash Bros. tournament participants

University Union hosts ‘Super Smash Bros.’ Tournament with $50 prize

No games room? No problem. Weekly tournament showcases Nintendo’s classic fighting franchise
Oscar Rzodkiewicz
April 9, 2018

As rain pattered on the windows, about 20 students gathered for a “Super Smash Bros.” tournament in the Valley Suite of the University Union. A $50 Amazon gift card was on the line for the winner. The...

Sacramento State sophomore guard Tiara Scott is fouled by Southern Utah sophomore guard Rebecca Cardenas during the first half of a 79-77 win at the Nest on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Scott finished the game with five points, four assists and four rebounds.

Sac State basketball teams missing out on March Madness

Oscar Rzodkiewicz
March 25, 2018

The champions have yet to be crowned in the 2018 NCAA men’s and women’s national basketball tournaments, but one thing remains certain — both Sacramento State programs will be nowhere to be seen...

Sacramento State guard Justyce Dawson drives past University of North Dakota guard Chastity Franklin for a basket at the Nest on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Dawson is one of three seniors on the 2017-18 women’s basketball team, who recently hit the game-winning layup in a 79-77 victory over Southern Utah on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

Senior women’s basketball guard handles leadership for Hornets

Oscar Rzodkiewicz
March 5, 2018

After a concussion in November, Justyce Dawson said that she sat in disbelief, struggling to cope with her first major injury and not being able to compete on the court she has become so familiar with. Three...

Director of Jazz Ensembles Steve Roach leads his band at Capistrano Hall in rehearsal for the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival in this undated file photo. Roach and his students will participate in the 2018 Next Generation Jazz Festival from March 9-11.

Award-winning jazz ensembles prepare for concert, festival

Oscar Rzodkiewicz
February 26, 2018

The Sacramento State jazz ensembles are holding their first concert of the semester just days before competing as finalists in the College Big Band Division of the 2018 Next Generation Jazz Festival in...

An empty lot at the corner of Bell Street and Irma Way in Arden-Arcade will become a community park by the hands of students in the Sac State Honors Program.

Students from Sac State honors program to create new park

Oscar Rzodkiewicz
February 12, 2018

A class of students in the honors program at Sacramento State began designing and planning to build a new park in Arden-Arcade, according to professor of the class and program director Lee Simpson. Simpson...

Junior art history major Janina Lopez poses with the painting of her choice in the exhibit. For the exhibit, students were responsible for selecting, researching and writing about a piece from the Art Department Collection.

Sac State rolls out first student-curated art exhibit

Oscar Rzodkiewicz
January 30, 2018

A group of students participating in an experimental course at Sacramento State have opened an art exhibit titled One Ninety Six that features 19 pieces from the university’s Art Department Collection. The...

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