San Francisco Comedy Competition

Claire Padgett, the State Hornet photo editor, took her camera to the San Francisco Comedy Competition for a story in the State Hornet. She came back with some great images, including this capture of the host Mike Winfield.


Salsa Loca dance club on campus

I went to the Salsa Loca club on campus to take some photos. They meet every Wednesday in the Union at 7:30 p.m. and give free lessons to anyone who attends. It looked like everyone had a great time and plenty of them were attending for the first time and even came alone.

salsa loca Junior mechanical engineering major Blanca Ruelas dances with her friend Miguel Rojas. This first photo was shot in available light in a dark room. I saw a focused beam of light coming down from the ceiling and waited for this moment.

Senior civil engineering major Clark Churchill and his friend, junior English major Emily Jo Seminoff show off some fantastic moves. They were very good dancers and got a lot of looks from people attending. When it was time to switch partners, they often stuck together. These folks were photographed using a flash held away from the camera.


Chickens on campus or "cock of the walk"

I saw some of the famous CSUS chickens outside of Mendocino Hall. There has been some controversy about their dwindling numbers over the years, starting in 2004. That's Sequoia Hall in the background.