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Coffee shops are great places to study if you need a break from studying at home. These five locations across the Sacramento region have unique indoor and outdoor spaces and great items on the menu to try. (Created in Canva by Ariel Caspar)

The five best coffee shops for studying

Need a break from home? Try out these spacious coffee shops
Ariel Caspar, Staffer November 13, 2023
Escape from home and try one of these coffee shops for studying
Released in 2004, “Club Dread” was created by the Broken Lizard comedy troupe, best known for “Super Troopers.” Whereas the latter is remembered as a cult hit, the former is barely remembered at all. (Graphic created in Canva by Ariel Caspar, Image courtesy if Searchlight Pictures)

Hornet Horrors: ‘Club Dread’

Horrifying, but not in a good way
Jacob Peterson, News Editor November 10, 2023
A horror comedy set on an isolated island resort all about sex and drugs, you’d be forgiven for expecting more fun than “Club Dread” provides.
Opening performance at “The Seen Iranian Woman” art exhibit in the Hinde Auditorium Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023. Jaleh Naasz, exhibition curator, detailed her inspiration behind the gallery being the Women, Life and Freedom movement.

The ‘Seen Iranian Woman’: Unveiling women empowerment through art

The exhibit ignites new conversations about dress in the Iranian community
Maishia Sumpter and Maddie Thielke November 8, 2023
Sacramento State’s Iranian community comes together in support of art, fashion, history and women’s rights. The “Seen Iranian Woman” exhibit is a production by professor Jaleh Naasz and student artists.
In this edition of Stinger Style, staffer Maddie Thielke shares some skincare products that she recommends you add to your fall and winter rotation. 
(graphic created in Canva by Maddie Thielke)

Stinger Style: Stay radiant all winter long with these five skincare products

Fall and winter are steadily approaching and our light-weight summer skincare routines are headed out the door.
Maddie Thielke, Staffer November 7, 2023
In this entry of Stinger Style, I talked with a local esthetician and came up with a list of skincare items that will be beneficial to add to your fall routine.
Hmong Sacramento State students representing their heritage by wearing Hmong clothing and accessories. There are many different styles of Hmong clothing that people don at Hmong New Year. (Photo courtesy of Phoebe Lee, Angelina Xiong, Adrian Moua, Cyan Vang and George Vang. Graphic made in Canva by Madison Duong.)

See Hmong New Year through the eyes of Hmong students

Student perspectives on the traditions, unity and joy that Hmong New Year offers
Madison Duong, Staffer November 6, 2023
Hmong students at Sacramento State reflect back on their memories of Hmong New Year and share how this celebration plays a big role in their identities.
“The Strangers” manages to thrill and frighten by making use of a slow build up to its scares. With solid performances and a simple but effective premise, this movie will make you check your door twice for many nights to come. (Graphic created in Canva by Ariel Caspar, Image courtesy of Universal Pictures)

Hornet Horrors: ‘The Strangers’

Lock your doors before watching this flick
Jacob Peterson, News Editor November 3, 2023
Released in 2008, “The Strangers” takes a more psychological approach to scaring its audience, though it still maintains a degree of brutality.
A group of Hmong women dressed in traditional Hmong clothing. Hmong clothing is known for its vibrant colors and embroidered designs that aren’t just aesthetically pleasing, but are a form of storytelling as well. (Photo courtesy of Yeng Vue.)

Hmong New Year 2023

Madison Duong, Staffer November 3, 2023
The State Hornet has put together a Hmong New Year guide that gives a glimpse of the Hmong culture through the history and importance of the Hmong New Year, Hmong beliefs and Hmong foods.
A Hmong shaman, Chong Her Xiong getting prepared for a healing ceremony in 2018. Hmong superstitions are based on the belief that specific behaviors can influence spirits and shamans serve as intermediaries who communicate with the living and spirit realms to seek help or resolve conflicts in various matters. (Photo courtesy of Sallie Anna Steiner.)

Five Hmong beliefs from a culture rich in storytelling

In Hmong culture, it’s all about telling stories that shape their traditions
Madison Duong, Staffer November 2, 2023
Storytelling holds a profound significance in Hmong culture by encompassing not only traditions, history and values but also beliefs.
A Hmong family dressed up in traditional Hmong clothing sharing a meal together. Sharing a meal brings Hmong families together as it symbolizes not only nourishment but the sharing of stories and traditions. (Photo courtesy of Canva)

Savor a slice of Hmong culture on your Thanksgiving table

Five food dishes that are loved within the Hmong community
Madison Duong, Staffer November 2, 2023
Food dishes that people in the Hmong community love to eat
A performer at Sac State’s Hmong New Year celebration playing a Qeej on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. A Qeej is a bamboo pipe instrument used in the Hmong culture, it is known to be played during funerals, weddings, rituals and more.  (Photo courtesy of Project HMONG)

Introducing Hmong New Year and its importance

Hmong New Year serves to preserve identity and celebrate culture
Madison Duong, Staffer November 2, 2023
Hmong New Year is a celebration where loved ones can enjoy the beauty of Hmong culture.
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