The State Hornet

New cup and straw design detects invisible date-rape drugs in drinks

New cup and straw design detects invisible date-rape drugs in drinks

Natalie Gray

September 17, 2013

Imagine feeling safer at every bar you walk into, knowing some pervert can’t slip you an undetected date rape drug. Soon a seemingly simple plastic cup and straw design will revolutionize the bar scene and hopefully help reduce the number of sexual assaults involving alcohol. The Center for Women ...

Cool Mint Juleps to help freshen up on a warm day

After letting the sugar water mix sit overnight in the refrigerator, pour into a sizable glass with ice and whisky or bourbon. Alternative serving glassware could be silver or pewter cups.

Anna Puccinelli

April 1, 2013

After many hours in the warm sun and intense betting on the racehorses, Kentucky Derby fans refresh themselves at the races with the popular whiskey beverage called the Mint Julep. In only two days, the track sold 120,000 Mint Julep cocktails to thirsty fans. According to, this bever...

Spice up any evening with warm mulled wine

Camille Anglo and Miguel Razo

November 14, 2012

Mulled wine - heated red wine - is a beverage served around the time when the weather starts to chill and the Christmastime rush begins to rear its ugly head. In a nutshell, it is the warmer, spicier cousin of sangria. The beverage dates back to Ancient Greece and was known as Hypocrace, after its inve...

Six tips for a solid tailgating experience

McClatchy Tribune

James Heck

August 29, 2012

There is excitement looming in the air in anticipation for the kickoff of the 2012 Sacramento State football season. As the Hornets look to expand on last season’s record of 4-7, students, alumni and fans alike can show their school spirit by tailgating. Tailgating offers a chance to show support fo...