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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Raymond Purscell

Raymond Purscell, staff writer

Raymond Purscell was born and raised in Sacramento, California. He is a senior and a journalism major. It is his first time participating in a publication.
All content by Raymond Purscell
10-holiday songs that you should know. This list contains songs that we know and some we may not be familiar with as a reflection of what the holidays can mean to different people. Graphic made in Canva by Mercy Sosa.

10 holiday songs to explore the meaning of the season

What does holiday music mean to you?
Raymond Purscell
December 14, 2022
This list of 10 holiday tunes dives into different genres, eras and emotions to paint a full picture of what holiday music can be.
Tyler Miles strums his bass in front of a mural near Capistrano Hall Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. Miles is a seasoned musician and a graduate of Sac State’s School of Music.

‘I just felt the call’: From walking a bassline to walking the stage

Sac State musician wants to modernize music theory
Raymond Purscell
December 4, 2022
Tyler Miles is a bassist earning his master’s degree in bass performance at Sac State.

The State Hornet Podcast: Lunar New Year holiday, women’s basketball wins and policing on campus

This week, hosts Nathan Uebelhoer and Ray Purscell look back at the Lunar New Year, the criticism of campus police, the women’s basketball win and much more!

[Video] State Hornet Broadcast: November update

November 21, 2022
Professors make art, Hmong fashion show honors Hmong new year and students demand action at a student-led town hall addressing sexual assault.
Dorian Antipa and Mckenzie Langefeld performing as DuoXylo in Capistrano hall on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. “Desisidirium” by Frank Piland, a Native American composer, was commissioned by DuoXylo and performed at the event, along with several other pieces.  .

Sac State music alumnus returns home to perform in FeNAM

The group DuoXylo performed their eclectic set in Capistrano Hall
Raymond Purscell
November 11, 2022
DuoXylo experiments with time and timbre as they showcase their technical mastery of percussion and bassoon.

The State Hornet Podcast: President Nelsen’s retirement, election day and some great reads

Hosts Nathan Uebelhoer and Ray Purscell discuss President’s Nelsen’s retirement, the upcoming basketball season and election day news Tune in for more!
Jasmine Gomez is part of the staff for the StingerStudio makerspace and was hired a few weeks prior to Oct. 6, 2022. The StingerStudio makerspace trains all of their staff to use every machine in the space.

StingerStudio Makerspace opens a new niche for creativity

Students can use 3D printers, sewing machines and a VR headset
Raymond Purscell
October 25, 2022
The StingerStudio Makerspace hosts various creative machines

[Video] State Hornet Broadcast: Spooky edition

October 24, 2022
Kris Hall and Chris Woodard present the Halloween Broadcast; get spooky with the State Hornet.
This song list captures the fall mood. It features emotional and danceable tracks that are perfect for an autumn drive.(Graphic created in Canva)

The ultimate songs for fall

10 songs to listen to while carving pumpkins with friends
Raymond Purscell
October 20, 2022
10 songs to listen to while driving on a fall evening.
The Sac State symphony orchestra prepares for their performance in Capistrano Hall on Oct. 13, 2022. The first piece performed was Overture No. 1 in E minor, Op. 23 by Louise Farrenc.

Sac State’s Symphony Orchestra brings Dvorak’s work to life

The ensemble performed a symphony for a full crowd
Raymond Purscell
October 17, 2022
Sac State symphony orchestra performed Dvorak and Farrenc for their first performance this term

[Video] State Hornet Broadcast: October update

October 11, 2022
Two art galleries and a pro-union win at the capital, The State Hornet fills you in on what you might have missed: feat. artist and activist Xico Gonzalez and Rage Against the Machine Guitarist Tom Morello
Guests are drawing using crayons on Sept. 24, 2022. This room gives guests an opportunity to draw or color in Van Gogh’s work.

Art comes to life at West Sacramento exhibit

Immersive experience showcases Van Gogh’s wide range of works
Raymond Purscell and Hailey Valdivia
September 29, 2022
Van Gogh’s artwork comes to life in new immersive exhibit
NIKI held the Ace of Spades crowd in her palm as she sang ballads covering personal topics on Sept. 13, 2022 at Ace of Spades. She had a keyboard player, a bassist, an electric guitar player and a drummer who would come in and out throughout the night.

REVIEW: NIKI serenades a packed Ace of Spades crowd

The Indonesian singer brought her ballads to Sacramento as a part of, “NIKI: The Nicole Tour”
Raymond Purscell
September 16, 2022
‘I’ve always dreamt of coming to see NIKI.’ 88rising record’s star NIKI sang at Ace of Spades to an excited crowd Tuesday night.
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