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The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
 The 1987 film “Mannequin” stars Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall in an unexpected romance of objectophilia love. McCarthy and Cattrall take quirky to new heights. (Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox, Graphic created in Canva by Alyssa Branum)
Back to the 80s: 'Mannequin'
Katelyn Marano, Copy Editor • February 29, 2024
The 1987 film starring Kim Cattrall, Andrew McCarthy and Estelle Getty explores peculiar themes of objectophilia and struggles with self-identity in the movie “Mannequin.”
 The perfect skincare doesn’t have to be expensive. This is why you must try these five affordable skincare products. (Graphic created in Canva by Karina Torres)
The five best drugstore skincare products students need to try
Karina Torres, Staffer • February 26, 2024
Sac State students need to try these must-have skincare products like La Roche-Posay and Cerave that won’t break the bank.
In this Stinger Style, staffer Maddie Thielke explores five sustainable businesses and their way to shop local, smart and for quality over quantity. (Graphic created in Canva by Maddie Thielke)
Stinger Style: Local sustainable businesses strive for an eco-friendly community
Maddie Thielke, Staffer • February 23, 2024
Sustainable storefronts for Sac State students to shop at are Nudge Eco Store, Sac Foods Co-Op, Article Consignment, Refill Madness and Time Tested Books.
 The 1989 film “The Burbs’ movie poster starring actors Tom Hanks, Corey Feldman and Carrie Fisher in an 80s classic for all ages. (Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures, Graphic created in Canva by Alyssa Branum)
Back to the 80s: 'The Burbs'
Katelyn Marano, Copy Editor • February 22, 2024
In a suburbs based thriller Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher and Corey Feldman create a mystery of suspenseful horror in their 1989 film “The Burbs”
Covers of books to read during Black History Month written by Black authors. These books are a range of genres and have something for everyone. (Graphic Created in Canva by Jada Portillo)
Must-read books for Black History Month
Jada Portillo, Staffer • February 21, 2024
Books to read by Rachel Renee Russell, Angie Thomas and Mateo Askaripour during Black History Month.
STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Jesse Crosson embarks on his own frequency
STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Jesse Crosson embarks on his own frequency
Cristian Gonzalez February 21, 2024
Jesse Crosson of The Color Wild performs an indie-pop set from his solo catalog.
Anime is one of the fastest growing mediums of entertainment worldwide. Its vibrant characters and imaginative worlds attract fans of all ages, contributing to its ever-expanding popularity on both traditional and digital platforms. (Photos Courtesy of J.C. Staff, Ufotable studios, and Production I.G. and Graphic made in Canva by Hailey Valdivia and Ismael Martinez Castillo)
Best beginner-friendly anime shows to kickstart your new addiction
Ismael Martinez Castillo, Staffer • February 19, 2024
If you’ve always wanted to try watching an anime then these five beginner-friendly shows are for you!
 The “Black Artists in America: Civil Rights to the Bicentennial” exhibit, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Artists such as Alma Thomas, Joyce J. Scott and James A. Porter were on display for all to see in honor of Black History Month.
Black History is American History at the Crocker Art Museum
Katelyn Marano, Copy Editor • February 19, 2024
The Sacramento Crocker Art Museum hosted a Black History Month festival in honor of its “Black Artists in America: Civil Rights to the Bicentennial” and “Joyce J. Scott: Messages” exhibits on Sunday featuring art by Alma Thomas and James A. Porter.
Students were led on a timeline of history told through the lens of historical artifacts in the University Union’s Ballroom, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024. “The True Black History Museum” is a traveling history exhibit documenting the momentous achievements made by Black Americans.
'The True Black History Museum’: Instilling knowledge, awareness and pride
Julianna Rodriguez, DEI Editor • February 17, 2024
From Kamala Harris to Aretha Franklin, “The True Black History Museum” captured the true essence of achievement for Black Americans throughout history.
Movies of the 80s often feature nerds desperate for popularity and in the movie “Can’t Buy Me Love” Patrick Dempseys character Ronald, takes desperate to unbelievable heights. (Photo courtesy of Touchstone Pictures, Graphic created in Canva by Alyssa Branum)
Back to the 80s: 'Can't Buy Me Love'
Katelyn Marano, Copy Editor • February 15, 2024
Young Patrick Dempsey pays homage to the fake dating love trope alongside Amanda Peterson, in the 1987 film “Can’t Buy Me Love”.
 Yolanda Lopez recreates her own version of The Virgin Mary in the Library Gallery on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024. Lopez’s interpretation of The Virgin Mary displays women’s empowerment as she herself represents Mary.
70s Bay Area feminist art takes over University Art Gallery
Christa Ison and Mahrukh Siddiqui February 14, 2024
“She Laughs Back: Feminist Wit in 1970s Bay Area Art” gallery opens at the Sac State library. Surrounding women empowerment.
STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: The Color Wild perform a semi-unplugged set of catchy tunes
STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: The Color Wild perform a semi-unplugged set of catchy tunes
Cristian Gonzalez February 14, 2024
The Sacramento pop brotherhood takes us from bedroom vibes to metropolis moods.
Students for Justice in Palestine and Arab Student Union’s inaugural banquet showcased flags throughout the evening in the Union Ballroom Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. One of the flags is the Palestinian flag in black, white and green stripes with a red triangle, which has been displayed by people around the world for over 120 days, as a protest against what is happening to the people of Gaza.
Sac State hosts first SJP and ASU banquet
Micah Yip and Jocelyn Hill February 13, 2024
Sacramento State’s Students for Justice in Palestine and Arab Student Union joined together for their first annual banquet last Saturday.
In 2016, Colin Kaepernick decided to sit down during the national anthem and later kneeled in support of the fight against police brutality, discrimination and racial inequality. His legacy serves as a powerful reminder of the intersection between sports and social change. (Graphic made in Canva by Hailey Valdivia)
OPINION: The NFL blackballed Colin Kaepernick and never apologized
Ismael Martinez Castillo, staffer • February 11, 2024
As Super Bowl 58 approaches, fans have questioned the political agenda of a Taylor Swift game and have forgotten Colin Kaepernick taking a knee.
In Asian culture, Lunar New Year marks a time for renewal and abundance. It is a time when communities spend the next two weeks ringing in the new year through festivals, food and communal gatherings. (Graphic created in Canva by Micah Yip)
Ring in the Lunar New Year with these can’t-miss events
Micah Yip, staffer • February 9, 2024
Lunar New Year 2024 is just around the corner. Here are several Sacramento events to celebrate the Year of the Dragon.

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