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The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Tara Gnewikow

Tara Gnewikow, managing editor

Tara Gnewikow is a managing editor for The State Hornet. She joined in spring 2020 and has previously worked as a copy editor and as an arts and entertainment reporter, interviewing subjects such as director and activist Boots Riley. She enjoys making art in her free time.
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Illustration concept by Khalil Bourgoub

[Photo] 6 Songs To Quit Your Job To: Khalil’s Virtual Venue

May 12, 2021

Illustration concept by Khalil Bourgoub

Illustration concept by Khalil Bourgoub

[Photo] Khalil’s Virtual Venue: Alternative Rock Subgenres

May 9, 2021

Illustration concept by Khalil Bourgoub

Sociology student at Chico State Melys Bonifacio-Jerez, left, stands next to protester Guillermo Marsh at the May Day Car Caravan in support of defunding university police at Sacramento State’s Police Department on Saturday, May 1, 2021. CSU Students For Quality Education demanded removal of university police on the 23 CSU campuses during the Caravan.

Sac State community calls for CSU to defund university police at caravan

May 1, 2021
California State University Students for Quality Education and the California Faculty Association hosted a May Day Car Caravan at Sacramento State on Saturday in support of defunding university police across all California State Universities.
Illustration concept by Khalil Bourgoub

[Photo] Khalil’s Virtual Venue: A Post-Vaccine Posse Cut Playlist

April 28, 2021

Illustration concept by Khalil Bourgoub

Dance classes were not approved before the semester to take place in person leaving students to learn and practice their routines via Zoom. Graphic by Tara Gnewikow

[Photo] Step up: How COVID-19 is affecting Sac State dance majors

November 13, 2020

Dance classes were not approved before the semester to take place in person leaving students to learn and practice their routines via Zoom. Graphic by Tara Gnewikow

Local skate group fosters welcoming environment for women, minorities, LGBTQ+ community

Sk8 916 navigates COVID-19 precautions, brushes with TikTok fame
November 4, 2020
Sk8 916 co-founders Audra Fallin and Sacramento State student Kristine Yabumoto didn’t see any safe spaces for women and the LGBTQ+ community to skate in Sacramento, so they created their own.
Illustration by Tara Gnewikow.

REVIEW: 10 Songs for your Halloween playlist that aren’t ‘Monster Mash’

These alternative songs will put you in the spooky spirit
October 30, 2020
Are you going batty from hearing “Monster Mash” one too many times? Tara Gnewikow is sharing her picks for alternative Halloween songs to listen to.
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STATE HORNET BUZZED: The best Halloween stories, movies and candies

October 30, 2020
Happy Halloween! Join us for the first ever episode of State Hornet: Buzzed, a brand new variety show featuring a rotating cast of State Hornet staffers and editors, as broadcast staffer Mack Ervin III, copy editor Tara Gnewikow, broadcast staffer Dom Vitiello and lifestyle columnist Lauren Vanucci talk about their favorite Halloween costumes, stories, movies and candies.
Former Sac State guard Izayah Mauriohooho-Leafa passes the ball inside against Eastern Washington at the Nest on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Mauriohooho-Leafa led the Auckland Huskies in scoring averaging 20 points this year in the NBL. Photo by Luis Platero.

[Photo] Former Sac State basketball player goes pro overseas

October 26, 2020

Former Sac State guard Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa passes the ball inside against Eastern Washington at the Nest on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Mauriohooho-Le'afa led the Auckland Huskies in scoring averaging...

Hawaii voted ‘Best Zoom Background’ in 2020 Best of Sac State poll

Hawaii voted ‘Best Zoom Background’ in 2020 Best of Sac State poll

Students and faculty spice up their meetings with virtual backgrounds
May 4, 2020

With all spring semester classes and meetings online, Sacramento State students and faculty have been using virtual backgrounds on Zoom to lighten the mood. Zoom users can show pictures or videos behind...

The Sac State PRIDE Center held a virtual Queer Prom with DJ Mario Esco on Friday, April 17 as a part of E-PRIDE Week. Other PRIDE Week events included a Queer/Trans Faculty and Staff lunch and a Frozen 2 film screening and discussion via Zoom. Photo illustration by Tara Gnewikow

Sac State PRIDE Center holds first E-PRIDE Week

Students and faculty attend Queer Prom via Zoom
April 21, 2020

The Sacramento State PRIDE Center held its first “E-PRIDE Week" last week, culminating with Queer Prom, due to shelter-in place orders. The PRIDE Center has been hosting its annual PRIDE Week since...

Participants showcase the results of  the Sacramento State Chapter of the National Art Education Associations first virtual art-make activity via Zoom on March 27. The club will hold Zoom meetings every Friday for the rest of the semester. Photo courtesy of Theresa Nguyen.

Art education club at Sac State hosts virtual art courses

Courses open to art students and the general public
April 14, 2020

The Sacramento State chapter of the National Art Education Association is adapting to shelter-at-home orders due to the coronavirus outbreak by holding virtual art activities. The association helps...

Sacramento locals shop for fresh produce at the Midtown Farmers Market Saturday, March 14. The market remained open despite concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

Sacramento’s Midtown Farmers Market still open despite coronavirus outbreak

Vendors say coronavirus is impacting their business.
March 18, 2020

The Midtown Farmers Market in Sacramento is scheduled to remain open Saturday despite recent concerns about the spread of the new coronavirus.  The Sacramento City Council released a resolution Friday...

Sac State computer science majors Billy Hernandez and Lauren Mateo pose at the Library Quad on Wednesday Feb. 26. Hernandez, also known as music artist CubeOfCheese features Mateo, a singer, in his latest single Was Icarus.

Sac State artist CubeOfCheese releases new song featuring fellow student

The two computer science majors discuss their collaboration
March 4, 2020

Sacramento State sophomore Billy Hernandez has made music under the eye-catching name CubeOfCheese since 2016.  “I have a psychological connection with a piece of cheese, the dairy product,” Hernandez...

Boots Riley talks socioeconomic struggles, discrimination and the impact from his first feature film Sorry to Bother You at the University Union at Sacramento State, Feb. 13, 2020.

Sac State hosts lecture with filmmaker Boots Riley in honor of Black History Month

‘Sorry to Bother You’ director speaks on social change
February 14, 2020

Boots Riley, writer and director of the fantasy/sci-fi movie “Sorry to Bother You,” spoke to Sacramento State students at a lecture in the University Union Ballroom hosted by the UNIQUE Programs Feb....

Photo illustration. Sorry to Bother You director Boots Riley will hold a free lecture hosted by Sac State’s UNIQUE Programs in the University Union Ballroom Thursday, Feb. 13.

Q&A: How activism inspired Boots Riley’s first film

‘Sorry to Bother You’ director will speak at Sac State Thursday
February 12, 2020

Boots Riley, an American activist, rapper, screenwriter and filmmaker, will hold a free lecture hosted by Sacramento State’s UNIQUE Programs in the University Union Ballroom on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.  Riley...

First-year Sac State student Alex Sengbounouvong discusses René Domingos photographs with another visitor at the opening reception of her Neon and Nostalgia exhibit Thursday. The exhibit will last until Feb. 13.

‘Neon and Nostalgia’ lights up as first University Union Gallery exhibition of 2020

Photographer René Domingo showcases Sacramento’s vintage attractions
January 31, 2020

The University Union Gallery at Sacramento State held the opening reception for “Neon and Nostalgia” by photographer René Domingo on Thursday.    The exhibition is the first one of the spring...

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