The State Hornet

Theater chair inspires students to act

Monica Velez

March 12, 2015

True passion is when somebody’s language and persona can radiate energy into a room, conversation or an audience.Melinda Wilson Ramey, chair of the Theater and Dance Department at Sacramento State, is able to do exactly that while transforming her visions onto a stage through the art of theater.Wilson...

Theater department reenacts ’90s L.A. riot era

Jessica Vernone

February 18, 2015

Police brutality has been one of the most controversial topics in society. The frustration of the public continually feeling justice is not being served sometimes turns into protests and riots.The Rodney King case is one example that went down in history, causing 53 deaths and over 2,000 injuries du...

Women of color define beauty through their eyes

Johanna Pugh

October 15, 2014

When girls are growing up, they can have multiple influences telling them how to look and who to be. There are magazines, media and peers each divulging their own interpretation of what being beautiful means. To put it simply, it can be overwhelming.Women of color in particular can often times find t...

This is Convocation: The singing professors

Johanna Pugh

September 16, 2014

There is something to be said about witnessing professors—professors who are usually seen lecturing, instructing and directing—belt out a song and dance in front of an audience of students.This is Convocation.Convocation is an annual assembly Sacramento State’s theatre and dance faculty conducts to inform students of the...