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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


Popular video games like “Fallout” and “League of Legends” have taken to the big screen within the past few years. Fans enjoy the expansion of their favorite fandoms and virtual worlds. (Graphic created in Canva by Mia Huss)

Level up: Video game adaptations on the big and small screen

Karina Torres and Mia Huss April 22, 2024
"Fallout,” “League of Legends” and “The Last of Us” are some of the most popular video games right now, but what do fans of the game think of their movie and TV show adaptations? See what students have to say about the Amazon Prime series “Fallout” and HBO’s “The Last of Us.”
 Here are five different women-led podcasts to listen to. Whether you are an astrology lover, self-improvement achiever or fashion girl, there’s a podcast for you. (Graphic created in Canva by Maddie Thielke)

Must listen to podcasts by women to add to your library

Maddie Thielke and Jada Portillo April 9, 2024
must listen to podcasts led by women with topics for everyone’s interests. If you haven't already, tune into Call Her Daddy, Blame it on the Stars and Two Hot Takes.
The 1980 western romance film called “Urban Cowboy” takes toxic love to new heights. (Graphic created in Canva by Alyssa Branum and photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

Back to the 80s: ‘Urban Cowboy’

Katelyn Marano, Copy Editor March 28, 2024
John Travolta and Debra Winger’s performances in the 1980 film “Urban Cowboy” highlight a toxic love trope of western romance and bull-riding.
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!
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”.

UNiQUE presents a groovin’ silent disco

Delaney Joyce and Jada Portillo February 6, 2024
UNiQUE brings a silent disco to the University Union Ballroom to get students pumped about the new semester, featuring songs by PSY, Kendrick Lamar and Daddy Yankee

STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Pregnant delivers song babies to the newsroom

Cristian Gonzalez December 15, 2023
Sacramento-based internationally-touring experimental pop group Pregnant croon in the newsroom.

STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Rainbow City Park brings alt-rock-indie vibes to the newsroom

Cristian Gonzalez, Multimedia Editor November 28, 2023
The five-piece featured on Stinger Sound Sessions, blending 90s alt-rock with Swift-like songwriting.

STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Jakhari Smith inspires confidence with uplifting lyrics and undeniable flow

Cristian Gonzalez September 12, 2023
The Stinger Sound Sessions streak continues with Sacramento’s MVP: Jakhari Smith.

STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Heron Rana delivers the grooves with a blend of hip-hop, jazz and Brazilian-inspired rhythms

Cristian Gonzalez September 7, 2023
“Women.” “Artists.” “Bitches.” We all love them. Enjoy all three with Heron Rana in our latest iteration of Stinger Sound Sessions!
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