The State Hornet

Useful apps for time gaps

Kaitlin Sansenbach

January 8, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Today’s upgraded technology has led businesses to create some of the most useful and entertaining applications people have seen in years. Everything from resourceful tools to mindless games are just a click away.Previously, cell phones just came with the standard necessities – calculator, calendar,...

Students develop games for 30 hours at hackathon event

Daisy Aguilar

November 13, 2013


Filed under News

The Sacramento State Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers hosted a hackathon event Nov. 9 and 10 that allowed students to build games and programs for 30 straight hours.Havok, a provider of interactive software and services for Intel Corporation, gave students their first opportunity to use Projec...

Buzz of the Crowd: There is no place like your home court

State Hornet Staff

December 5, 2012


Filed under Sports / Buzz Of The Crowd

Some teams wish they could just click their heels and say there is no place like home.While L. Frank Baum coined the phrase in his 1900 literary masterpiece, “The Wizard of Oz”, it holds true in the sports world as well. Baseball, basketball, football and even hockey teams alike love more than ever to pla...

Men’s basketball signs two newbies

Joe Davis

December 5, 2012


Filed under Sports

When Sacramento State men’s basketball head coach Brian Katz took the job at Sac State he envisioned building a winning program which all Hornets, past and present, could be proud of. Five years in, Katz’s teams have won less than 40 percent of their games, but through solid recruiting, a change...

Runners brace for cold

Runners brace for cold

James Heck

November 27, 2012


Filed under Sports

During the winter months, sporting events can face unexpected scheduling issues, facing either suspensions of games or canceling of games altogether.   Many sports have the luxury of being played indoors on dry surfaces and ideal environments.   While track and field meets are h...

What the Heck? Is with school spirit?

James Heck

October 2, 2012


Filed under Sports

When it comes to school participation at sporting events at Sacramento State, it is not the buzz of hornets I hear – it is the sound of crickets. I think a major problem with the lack of school participation in sports is the scarce advertising of games. Sure, there is often a large sign promoting a...

Buzz of the Crowd: Hornets seek advantage with offensive coordinator

State Hornet Staff

October 2, 2012


Filed under Sports / Buzz Of The Crowd

Every team seeks an edge against the competition, be it through scouting, recruiting or special training regiments. Sacramento State is no exception to this rule.This week, the Hornets will travel to Southern Utah University for their second straight Big Sky Conference road game and no one knows the Thunderbird...

Buzz of the Crowd: Trio of running backs; help or harm?

Buzz of the Crowd: Trio of running backs; help or harm?

State Hornet Staff

September 25, 2012


Filed under Sports

In football, teams are lucky to have one premier running back to lean on, let alone three.But what if it actually harms the chemistry of the offense?In 2009, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson ran for more than 1,300 yards and 18 touchdowns. His backup, Chester Taylor, only ran for 338 yards whi...

Wii U just an update

Wii U just an update

Nathan Mendelowitz

September 18, 2012


Filed under Entertainment

With the always changing environment in the video game world, it’s no surprise to see a new console being released this holiday season. However, the Wii U, which gaming giant Nintendo is releasing, is nothing more than a glorified Wii not worth the time and money of gamers and shows a growing trend o...

Water polo program absent as school neglects current pool

State Hornet Staff

September 18, 2012


Filed under Sports

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 ...