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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Graphic created in Canva by Zachary Cimaglio and Mercy Sosa.
Culture Club: The top five songs that should have been singles
Zachary Cimaglio, Marin Perego, Michael Eskridge, Jennah Booth, and Michael Pacheco December 13, 2021
Sometimes the most popular track is not the best one on the album. Here are five songs that the State Hornet’s A&E section thinks were deserving of their own individual releases:
Laura Hansen’s “Constrained,” featured in the “META:morphosis” exhibition on Nov. 23, 2021, is a mixed-media assemblage which features broken frames, chains and metal coils. The exhibition ran in the University Union Gallery from Nov. 22 through Dec. 2.
Sac State ‘META:morphosis’ exhibition delves into isolation and loss
Jennah Booth December 4, 2021
The “META:morphosis” exhibit at the University Union explores how Sacramento State artists experience physical, psychological and emotional transformation.
Ember de Boer stands in front of her work at the “Emerging Artist Showcase” at the Arthouse in Sacramento on Nov. 5, 2021. She said spent a lot of time carefully hanging each piece of the exhibit and the prices of each piece are listed to not undercut the values of the other works in the gallery.
How Sac State artist Ember de Boer found her passion in 3D sculpture
Zachary Cimaglio November 18, 2021
Read the story of Ember de Boer, a Sacramento sculpture artist who has made her mark out of the sculpture lab at Sac State and is now being featured in professional exhibitions.
The State Hornet has compiled previous coverage on this page relating to the Native community in celebration of this month. Turtle Island (center element) is a Native term that refers to the American continent and various oral histories of a turtle that holds the world on his back, according to The Canadian Encyclopedia. The medicine wheel (background element) embodies four directions that are utilized in Native tribes for health and healing, according to the National Library of Medicine. Graphic created in Canva.
Native American Heritage Month 2021
Mercy Sosa November 17, 2021
The State Hornet has compiled previous coverage on this page relating to the Native American community in celebration of this month.
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OPINION: Top 5 underappreciated movie sequels
Marin Perego, Zachary Cimaglio, Alec Ramey, Michael Eskridge, and Michael Pacheco November 15, 2021
The first one is probably still better, but this list of underappreciated movie sequels from The State Hornet’s A&E section is still worth checking out:
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Finding gender identity through theater: THE FANATIC FULCRUM
Alex Muegge November 15, 2021

Welcome to “The Fanatic Fulcrum,” a hub for fans to express themselves.  Oftentimes in journalism a source might be a professional in...

Shuga Cain from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” returns to Sac State’s University Union Ballroom stage with a performance Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. Cain is a drag queen who came in seventh place during season 11 of the show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” in 2019.
GALLERY: Shuga Cain drag show returns to Sac State with energetic event
Ayaana Williams and Nicque McMullen November 9, 2021
Drag queen Shuga Cain from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” returned to Sac State Thursday night with a performance filled with jokes, stories about herself and other drag queens, and lip-syncing.
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Best and worst cheesecake flavors?!: State Hornet BUZZED
Jordan Parker, Ayaana Williams, Kaylin Flatland, John Cabales, James Fife, and Mack Ervin III November 7, 2021

On this episode of BUZZED: Editor-In-Chief Jordan Parker, visuals editor Ayaana Williams, audience engagement editor Kaylin Flatland and sports...

“Reservation Dogs (2021, left) takes the extra time to show Native communities in the modern day to demonstrate the fact that they do still exist, whereas “Dances With Wolves” (1990, right) portrays Native Americans plays off of the “white savior” trope while simultaneously perpetuating the erasure of modern Native people that has become so common. (Images courtesy of FX/Hulu and Orion Pictures)
Native Americans in entertainment: the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’
Zachary Cimaglio and Emma Hall November 4, 2021

With the commencement of Native American Heritage Month , it’s important to consider ways to learn about Native American history in ways that...

The State Hornet’s Arts & Entertainment section present their top five choices on what they think are the weirdest Halloween movies. Graphic created in Canva.
Top 5 strangest horror films you’ll ever see.
Michael Eskridge, Zachary Cimaglio, Alec Ramey, Marin Perego, and Michael Pacheco October 30, 2021

With Halloween coming up on us faster than Michael Myers, the time is now for some spooky movies. That’s why the arts & entertainment section...

Peligro Brass members (left to right) Jared Collins, Michael Lapilusa, Ron Ochoa, Rob Keedy, Marco Guerrero and Sam Miranda pose at the staircase leading to their practice studio on Oct. 26, 2021. The band practices at Cider Sessions near the Two River Cider Company. (Note: Member Chris Tadina not present at band rehearsal).
How Sacramento Latin band ‘Peligro Brass’ landed a vinyl record-deal
Erick Salgado and Zachary Cimaglio October 30, 2021

The lights are dim, and the dance floor is lively in Sacramento State’s University Union Ballroom on Thursday as Peligro Brass, a Sacramento-based...

Music, candy and movies: All you need for Halloween 2021
Music, candy and movies: All you need for Halloween 2021
Mercy Sosa October 28, 2021
The State Hornet has compiled its best spooky content for this Halloween season.
The University Union’s Gallery at Sac State will display the “Organic Flux” exhibit from Oct. 25 to Nov. 4. Acrylic painting “Summer Break” by Genesis “The Mayor” Torres will be displayed in the exhibit. Image of the painting “Summer Break” courtesy of Torres. Graphic created in Canva.
Sac State’s IMPACT Club hosts multimedia ‘Organic Flux’ exhibit
Zachary Cimaglio October 27, 2021
Sacramento State’s upcoming art exhibit “Organic Flux” highlights the resilience of Sacramento’s art community on Oct. 25.
J.J. Jones stands outside of the University Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Jones plays the lead character Dr. Frank-N-Furter in Sac State’s “The Rocky Horror Show” production that opens on Oct. 20, 2021.
Sac State’s lead in 'The Rocky Horror Show' shares experiences being Two-Spirit, drag artist
Nicque McMullen October 25, 2021
Jones proceeded to send an email to the director of the show Michelle Felten because she said this was the first time there was a specific role that she really wanted. “I got that email from J.J. saying ‘would you consider casting a woman in this part?’” Michelle Felten, director of “The Rocky Horror Show,” said.
The department of theatre & dance is located in Shasta Hall just at the end of campus on February 8, 2019. Thursday’s performance of Sacramento State Department of Theatre and Dance’s “The Rocky Horror Show” was canceled due to an actor suffering injuries from a car accident, according to director Michelle Felten.
Sac State ‘Rocky Horror’ performance canceled Thursday after actor injured in car accident
Nicque McMullen and Marin Perego October 23, 2021
A performance of Sacramento State Department of Theatre and Dance’s “The Rocky Horror Show” was canceled Thursday due to a lead actor suffering injuries from a car accident, according to director Michelle Felten.

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