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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Arts & Entertainment

The Bad Batch title card appears at the start of each episode. It is accompanied by a military-style drum cadence, a tribute to the shows soldiers. (Image courtesy of Disney+. Graphic created by Ryan Ascalon.)

The Idiot Box: ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch,’ Study or Suffer

Research to watch a TV show is now the norm
Ryan Ascalon April 19, 2023
With a galaxy in turmoil and a budding rebellion on the way, The Bad Batch will play.
A guide to the most successful graduation photoshoot. Find useful information that you can learn and apply for your upcoming photoshoot. (Graphic made in Canva by Madelaine Church)

About to graduate? Get glammed up for your ‘Gram

State Hornet guide to perfect graduation photoshoot
Madelaine Church April 18, 2023
Have you taken your grad photos yet? Read here to get photos that pop.
Illustration by Mercy Sosa. Graphic created in Canva.

Diary of a Bookworm: Physical vs digital books and their pros and cons

From price ranges to aesthetics
Julie Blunt April 13, 2023
Physical books may be expensive, but their aesthetics are unbeatable
The “Doom Patrol” title card reveals itself at the end of the title sequence with an eerie animation depicting the origins of each of the characters. The cast’s journeys from misfits to heroes are what give this DC series an edge against its competition.  (Picture courtesy HBO Max. Graphic created by Ryan Ascalon.)

The Idiot Box: ‘Doom Patrol,’ from tragedy to triumph

Impressive cast and bold storytelling creates a standout series
Ryan Ascalon April 13, 2023
DC’s niche superhero team makes a big impression with the latest season of “Doom Patrol.”
BTDT Been There Done That

Been There, Done That Ep 2: $100 vs. San Francisco

Latravion Jones and Aile Flores April 12, 2023
Hosts Aile Flores and Latravion Jones plan a frugal, outdoor date in the Bay with just $100.
Anees Mokhiber is a singer and songwriter from Washington D.C. He released his album “Landscapes” in 2011 and is most known for his song “Sun and Moon.” (Photo courtesy of ANEES and Canva graphic by Hailey Valdivia)

PREVIEW: UNiQUE brings Anees to Sac State

The program’s staff prepare to host the singer
Hailey Valdivia and Madelaine Church April 11, 2023
Anees, on his rise to fame, is performing at the University Union Thursday
Spring into full bloom with the seasons best from The State Hornets arts and entertainment section. The guide includes music, books, activities, movies and TV shows. (Graphic made in Canva by Chris Woodard)

Ultimate Spring Guide 2023

Jenelle Lum April 10, 2023
The arts and entertainment section created a guide to celebrate.
Spring into reading with these titles that will put you in the perfect mood to celebrate the season. From thrillers to essays there is a book for everyone. (Graphic made in Canva by Hailey Valdivia)

Start a fresh chapter with these spring book recommendations

Ten book recommendations to kickstart your spring reading
Hailey Valdivia April 9, 2023
From gripping thrillers to heartwarming stories of self-discovery, there's a book for all your literary needs this season.
Spring is here once again and there’s lots of ways to enjoy it! Here are some fun activities for everyone to enjoy during this season. (Graphic made in Canva by Sonia Pagán)

Spring into the season with fun activities

Entertaining and leisurely ideas to enjoy this blooming new season
Sonia Pagán April 9, 2023
Take a look at some fresh activities like outdoor dining, nature walks and more.
Screencaps from the various works featured in The State Hornet Spring Picks. (Images courtesy of Universal Pictures, Studio Ghibli, Disney+, Fuji TV, NBC, Paramount Pictures, Open Road Films, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Netflix. Graphic made in Canva by Ryan Ascalon)

The State Hornet Spring Picks: 10 movies and TV shows to vibe with

‘Dope’, ‘Amphibia’ and ‘Community’ in springtime, oh my
Ryan Ascalon April 9, 2023
Feel the spring sun and smell the flowers in these stories!
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