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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: Repunknante travels from San Jose to perform decades-spanning punk tunes

Cristian Gonzalez May 18, 2024
The San Jose based punk band offers a space to air grievances with the most oppressive aspects of life.
Scrapbook style page including images of Olivia Rodrigo, Chappel Roan and Harry Styles. Listen to these songs to wallow in your heartbreak.
(Photos courtesy of Justin Higuchi via Flickr, Jason Martin via Flickr and Raph_PH via Flickr, graphic created in Canva by Rosienelly Salguero)

Need to wallow? Let these 10 songs break your heart again

Rosienelly Salguero, Digital/Newsletter Editor May 6, 2024
You’ll be obsessed with these heartbreak songs by artists like Olivia Rodrigo, Chappell Roan, Harry Styles and more!
Dua Lipa’s third studio album “Radical Optimism” features energetic pop tracks that create a perfect playlist for the summer. Tune in to hear Dua Lipa’s classic sound, with electronic beats and relatable lyrics. (Photo courtesy of Warner Records, graphic created in Canva by Mia Huss)

Dua Lipa shares radical spin on Britpop genre with ‘Radical Optimism’

Mia Huss, Staffer May 6, 2024
Dua Lipa’s latest album “Radical Optimism” is a return to Britpop with danceable energy, which is unlike her 2020 disco album “Future Nostalgia.”
Taylor Swift released her anticipated eleventh studio album “The Tortured Poets Department” Friday, April 19, 2023. Four physical editions of the album will be released and each one will have an additional song. (Photo courtesy of Republic Records, graphic created in Canva by Karina Torres)

Musical therapy: Taylor Swift’s healing journey in ‘The Tortured Poets Department’

Karina Torres, Staffer April 24, 2024
Discover the lyrical masterpiece that is Taylor Swift's new album “The Tortured Poets Department.”
Listening to Girl in Red’s new album “I’m Doing It Again, Baby!” is like a glimpse into her diary as an artist. Songs about unrequited love, heartache and mental health struggles are just a few of the topics Girl in Red touches on in her second album. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Records, graphic created in Canva by Mia Huss)

Girl in Red is most definitely ‘Doing It Again, Baby!’

Mia Huss April 18, 2024
Girl in Red recently opened for Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour. Her latest album, “I’m Doing It Again, Baby!” showcases her profound pop influences, illuminated by a collaboration with pop icon Sabrina Carpenter.
Black Indigenous and People of Color are dominating the music industry in all genres, from R&B, pop, and indie music. Learn about these leading BIPOC women who have set the tone for the future of the music industry (Graphic created in Canva by Mia Huss).

Symphonies of success: Rising women in the music industry

Mia Huss, Staffer March 29, 2024
Tune in to these showstopping women of color like The Marias, T H R O N E, Victoria Monet, Mxmtoon and Mitski who are dominating the music industry right now! From chart toppers to rising stars, you won’t want to miss these artists!
An image of Beyoncé in a rhinestone outfit channeling her inner diva that reflects the genre of her new country music singles. Her new songs are an example of many Black contributions to the country music genre. (Photo courtesy of Beyoncé via Instagram, graphic created in Canva by Mia Huss and Karina Torres)

Black artists in country music: Beyoncé and beyond

Karina Torres and Mia Huss March 26, 2024
New country music from Beyoncé highlights the contributions of Black country musicians, such as The War and Treaty, Ray Charles, Lesley Riddle, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Charley Pride and Darius Rucker.

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.

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.

STINGER SOUND SESSIONS: The Gold Souls elevate the newsroom with auriferous groove

Cristian Gonzalez February 7, 2024
The Sacramento-based classic soul band performed new music and an energetic Tina Turner cover in the latest installment of Stinger Sound Sessions.
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