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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
(L-R): Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke), Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma DArcy), Rhaenys Targaryen (Eve Best). The three female characters are all fully complexed and all suffer greatly for a chance to sit on the Iron Throne. (Photo: House of the Dragon, HBO, 2022)
OPINION: House of the Dragon corrects Games of Thrones’ biggest problem
Hailey Valdivia September 21, 2022
HBO’s new show attempts to overcome the criticisms of its predecessor
NIKI held the Ace of Spades crowd in her palm as she sang ballads covering personal topics on Sept. 13, 2022 at Ace of Spades. She had a keyboard player, a bassist, an electric guitar player and a drummer who would come in and out throughout the night.
REVIEW: NIKI serenades a packed Ace of Spades crowd
Raymond Purscell September 16, 2022
‘I’ve always dreamt of coming to see NIKI.’ 88rising record’s star NIKI sang at Ace of Spades to an excited crowd Tuesday night.
Grammy award winning rapper, Kendrick Lamar performs at the Golden 1 Center on Aug. 31, 2022. Lamar’s “The Big Steppers Tour” made a stop in Sacramento with opening artists Tanna Leone and Baby Keem.
REVIEW: Kendrick Lamar makes big steps in the Golden 1 Center
Jenelle Lum, Arts & Entertainment editor • September 3, 2022

Sounds of excited fans echoed throughout the Golden 1 Center on Tuesday, Aug. 30. They chanted Kendrick Lamar’s name and screamed as the lights...

A study by the Guttmacher Institute says that 68% of unintended pregnancies end in abortion, reflecting the strength of millions of women in their desire to avoid unplanned childbearing. . If the Supreme Court rules to overturn Roe v. Wade, it would disproportionately hurt low-income women 
(Illustration created through Canva by Anh Nguyen)
Opinion: Abortion restrictions won’t stop demand for women’s bodily rights
Anh Nguyen, Staff Writer • May 19, 2022
Roe v. Wade ensures constitutional and human rights for women’s well being. Overturning the landmark case would be unfair to all women, especially those of low-income status.
Lisa Cook was cleared out of the encampment on Howe and Fair Oaks on Monday, April 11, 2022 and is still lingering around the intersection on Friday, April 15, 2022. She said she lost pictures of her family and all of her reserves of food.
OPINION: Homeless people are people first
Kris Hall, Opinion Editor • May 19, 2022
Housing insecurity affects thousands in Sacramento. Camps keep getting cleared out before solutions can be certified.
Jordan Parker smiles from ear to ear in his graduation garb on Sunday, April 17, 2022 at Sacramento State. Parker’s grin has lifted the spirits of The State Hornet for the past three years as we determined our role during the pandemic, according to several of its staff and editors.
Opinion: A tearful farewell from The State Hornet’s editor in chief
Jordan Parker, Editor in Chief • May 18, 2022
After a tenure lasting six semesters, Editor in Chief Jordan Parker says goodbye to The State Hornet. Parker graduates this week at the spring 2022 Commencement ceremony, and will go on to work as an intern for the San Francisco Chronicle.
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” premiered in theaters on May 6, 2022. The film is an essential part of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) timeline. Movie poster courtesy of Marvel Studios
Review: 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness'
Jenelle Lum, Staff Writer • May 13, 2022
‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ is “Spider-Man” and “The Evil Dead” director Sam Raimi’s first outing in the Marvel cinematic universe. Find out how Marvel’s first horror movie continues the MCU Phase 4 storyline.
The State Hornet’s newsletter editor Odin Rasco stands outside at Sacramento State’s campus on April 21, 2022. “We are living in a time that asks so much, too much of us mentally and emotionally, just to exist.”
TESTIMONIAL: My hard road back to ‘normal’
Odin Rasco, Newsletter Editor • May 9, 2022
As mask mandates end and the world returns to ‘normal,’ newsletter editor Odin Rasco opens up about the mental health challenges he’s faced while trying to adapt. Read here:
Steven Grant stares into his own reflection in a three part mirror which, in the series, allows conversations to happen between personalities. It’s possible that this shot of three reflections represents the three personalities: Marc Spector, Steven Grant and Jake Lockley. (Photo courtesy of Disney)
Opinion: What to expect from ‘Moon Knight' finale
Kris Hall, Opinion Editor • May 2, 2022
Disney’s MCU franchise has been just one huge tease after another. What will they actually give us for the “Moon Knight” finale?
The titular Jason, played by C.J. Graham, after he is resurrected accidentally by Tommy Jarvis in “Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives.” After he is resurrected by lightning, Jason begins his rampage through the town of Forest Green, formerly known as Crystal Lake. 
(Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)
Zach’s Sunday Slashers: Dying on the hill for ‘Jason Lives’
Zachary Cimaglio, Copy Editor • April 24, 2022
Teen romance, raunchy comedy, a paintball fight, zombies, a hockey mask, and an original song by Alice Cooper make up State Hornet copy editor Zach Cimaglio’s favorite entry in the “Friday the 13th” franchise, “Jason Lives!” Read his review of the film in the most recent entry of “Zach’s Sunday Slashers.”
Not Just a Fad: Rihanna: the epitome of maternity fashion, Euphoria’s ‘Y2K’ aesthetic, and more (Ft. Diana Gonzalez)
Not Just a Fad: Rihanna: the epitome of maternity fashion, Euphoria’s ‘Y2K’ aesthetic, and more (Ft. Diana Gonzalez)
Hannah Asuncion and James Fife April 20, 2022
Diversity, equity and inclusion staff writer Hannah Asuncion talks with Diana Gonzalez about controversial fashion trends, Pinterest and an intro to the fashion weeks.
Newsletter editor Odin Rasco, opinion editor Kris Hall and audience engagement staffer Krys Shahin debate the worthiness of Scooby-Doo being named the best movie franchise in the 2022 edition of State Hornet March Madness. Scooby-Doo beat out the MCU in the finals by a wide margin. (Graphic made in Photoshop by Mack Ervin III)
Ruh Roh? Recapping the madness of State Hornet March Madness 2022: STATE HORNET BUZZED
Kris Hall, Odin Rasco, and Krys Shahin April 19, 2022
This week’s hosts break down the results of the 2022 State Hornet March Madness tournament and the somewhat surprising results on this special episode of State Hornet Buzzed.
Scooby-Doo was voted the number one movie franchise for The State Hornet’s 2022 March Madness. The final results show that Scooby-Doo beat the MCU by more than 2:1.
Graphic by Jennah Booth
State Hornet’s March Madness season is over
Kris Hall, Opinion Editor • April 19, 2022
The State Hornet’s second annual March Madness comes to a close. It’s no mystery, Scooby-Doo is an unrivaled champion.
Students were invited for food and games on the ASI election night hosted KSSU DJs and card games on April 7. Hosting events like this needs to be more common for ASI if they want to accomplish their student outreach goals.
OPINION: Sac State’s student government committed to student outreach unsuccessfully
Kris Hall, Opinion Editor • April 13, 2022
ASI announced their election results with games and food. If they want Sac State to know who they are, they need to host events like these all the time.
 (From left to right) Pride Center coordinator Tranh Pham (they/them), sociology major Ky Hervey (she/her), undeclared major Jamie Nielsen (they/he) and international relations major Emilie Jocson (she/they) denounce the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, in the Pride Center on April 6.
OPINION: Florida Gov. DeSantis passes ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, but who asked?
Kris Hall and Hannah Asuncion April 12, 2022
The Florida bill nicknamed the ‘don’t say gay’ bill gives parents the authority to manage children’s exposure to the LGBTQ+ community. The move is offensive to the existence of LGBTQ+ people, insinuating that children must be protected from knowledge of their existence.

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