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Competitive Robotics club members battle it out at the Engineering Expo

State Hornet Staff

March 11, 2014

Minutes before a tournament began, Sacramento State Competitive Robotics members can be seen preparing robots by tightening screws, examining movements of motors or testing communication between robot and remote controller.The Engineering Expo Sunday featured eight 1-pound robots that were deployed i...

Underdog Sac State rugby team has fun while doing what it loves

Kayla Oliverio

March 20, 2013

Rugby may have started in England, but the rugby club at Sacramento State is making the sport its own. Rugby is an intense and complex contact sport, combining catching, stealing and scrums; huge team on team shoving matches. However, with rookies making up nearly half the roster, the club doesn’...

Local parkour practitioners use skills, smarts, bravery.

Local parkour practitioners use skills, smarts, bravery.

Kayla Oliverio

March 19, 2013

A traceur is someone who runs at a wall or the edge of a roof and then flips, leaps or falls with a grace mere mortals could only hope to imitate. Traceurs practice the sport of parkour, an activity seeing an increase in urban areas, including Sacramento. Parkour, which was derived from “parcours du...

Sac State Ballroom Social club offers free lessons to students and public

Maikalina Madali

March 4, 2013

The Sacramento State Ballroom Social is a club that allows students and the public to enjoy free lessons from experienced instructors of various dance styles. “(Ballroom Social) is open to all majors, students and the public,” said liberal club president Laura Ward, a senior liberal studies major. "We h...

Competitive Robotics Club open to students wanting to explore robot construction

Kaitlin Sansenbach

February 25, 2013

Engineering and computer science reaches a whole new level through robotics. Sacramento State’s Competitive Robotics Club encourages all students to become active members of transforming scrap garage pieces, into full-functioning robots. The robots are worked on during meetings twice a week on Tuesday...

Water polo program absent as school neglects current pool

State Hornet Staff

September 19, 2012

When Sacramento State students think of the aquatics program, they often picture the rowing team floating down the American river in perfect unison or the fun summer days spent at the university’s aquatic center at Lake Natomas; popular water sports such as swimming, diving and water polo are widely ...

MMA Club gets lift from funding

Robert Linggi

April 18, 2012

One of Sacramento State’s newer clubs is teaching students how to get a workout while defending themselves at the same time. Club president Drew Verdi formed the Sacramento State Mixed Martial Arts Club in fall 2010 after having two bikes stolen and reading police bulletins posted in the American Riv...

Men’s volleyball club successful at nationals, hopes to improve

Volleyball graphic

State Hornet Staff

April 12, 2012

The men of the Sacramento State volleyball club earned the championship spot of the Div. I bronze bracket at the NCVF national tournament in Missouri April 5-7.The club has won two national championships in 1995 and 1997 and came close this year until they lost to UC Santa Barbara 25-23, 25-15 in th...

For some, helping kids and students is a ‘No Brainer’

The members of the No-Brainer Foundation pose at a soccer
tournament this year.

State Hornet Staff

August 31, 2011

When Siah Gaye, senior business entrepreneurship major, started tutoring teens in math and science, he soon found it was not enough. He decided then to start a club to encourage younger kids to study, work hard and go on to college. To him, it was a no-brainer. The No Brainer Foundation was formed a...

Quad teeter-totter raises funds for Japan and Argentina

Robert Linggi

May 11, 2011

Rotaract at Sacramento State hosted its second annual 24-hour Teeter-Totter-A-Thon to raise funds for Japanese tsunami survivors and an Argentine high school.Rotaract at Sac State is a student philanthropy organization sponsored by Rotary International that helps out both locally and globally, said so...

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