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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


Paul Atreides and Chani played by Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya the film shows Paul’s ascension as a messianic figure for the people of the desert planet Arrakis. This is the second installment of a planned Dune trilogy by director Denis Villeneuve.  (Photo courtesy of Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures)

‘Dune: Part 2’ a Sci-Fi supernova for audiences

Epic atmosphere supports star studded ensemble
Michael Pepper, Staffer March 7, 2024
Dune: Part 2 is a faithful adaptation of the 1965 novel starring actors Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgård, Austin Butler, Dave Bautista and more.
 The 1987 film “Mannequin” stars Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall in an unexpected romance of objectophilia love. McCarthy and Cattrall take quirky to new heights. (Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox, Graphic created in Canva by Alyssa Branum)

Back to the 80s: ‘Mannequin’

Sometimes artists love their creations too much
Katelyn Marano, Copy Editor February 29, 2024
The 1987 film starring Kim Cattrall, Andrew McCarthy and Estelle Getty explores peculiar themes of objectophilia and struggles with self-identity in the movie “Mannequin.”
In this Stinger Style, staffer Maddie Thielke explores five sustainable businesses and their way to shop local, smart and for quality over quantity. (Graphic created in Canva by Maddie Thielke)

Stinger Style: Local sustainable businesses strive for an eco-friendly community

Five storefronts that will help you make conscious, greener choices
Maddie Thielke, Staffer February 23, 2024
Sustainable storefronts for Sac State students to shop at are Nudge Eco Store, Sac Foods Co-Op, Article Consignment, Refill Madness and Time Tested Books.
 The 1989 film “The Burbs’ movie poster starring actors Tom Hanks, Corey Feldman and Carrie Fisher in an 80s classic for all ages. (Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures, Graphic created in Canva by Alyssa Branum)

Back to the 80s: ‘The Burbs’

A frightful turn on ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’
Katelyn Marano, Copy Editor February 22, 2024
In a suburbs based thriller Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher and Corey Feldman create a mystery of suspenseful horror in their 1989 film “The Burbs”
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’

But everything has a price
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”.
In 2016, Colin Kaepernick decided to sit down during the national anthem and later kneeled in support of the fight against police brutality, discrimination and racial inequality. His legacy serves as a powerful reminder of the intersection between sports and social change. (Graphic made in Canva by Hailey Valdivia)

OPINION: The NFL blackballed Colin Kaepernick and never apologized

Taking a knee that changed everything
Ismael Martinez Castillo, staffer February 11, 2024
As Super Bowl 58 approaches, fans have questioned the political agenda of a Taylor Swift game and have forgotten Colin Kaepernick taking a knee.
The State Hornet has decided to allow our Latin sources to choose their identifiers. Whether they identify as Latinx, Latino, Hispanic or Chicanx, we will adjust our use of the terms based on their choice. (Graphic created in Canva by Mercy Sosa)

EDITORIAL: Latino, Latinx or Hispanic?

It’s time we let our sources decide
The State Hornet Editorial Board December 12, 2023
The State Hornet editorial board has decided to allow our Latin sources to choose whether they identify as Latinx, Latino/a, Hispanic or their nationalities.
Released in 1974, “Black Christmas” features a cast of sorority sisters being picked off by a mysterious killer. Decades later this film’s become both a cult classic and an inspiration for dozens of future slashers. (Graphic created in Canva by Ariel Caspar, Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

Hornet Horrors: ‘Black Christmas’

The holidays have never been so horrifying
Jacob Peterson, News Editor December 8, 2023
Released in theaters almost half a century ago, “Black Christmas” presents classic slasher thrills while addressing feminist themes.
Marriage equality has yet to reach the disabled community, forcing them to choose between keeping their social security benefits or marrying the love of their life. Christa Ison shares the impact of this as a member of this community. (Graphic created in Canva by Jasmine Ascencio)

OPINION: To wed or to simply dream – disabled community’s liberty in jeopardy

Justice is to be sought through the Marriage Equality Act
Christa Ison, Staffer December 6, 2023
A movement for marriage equality favoring the disabled community is being postponed by the Social Security Administration withholding benefits.
George Lopez kisses his daughter Mayan Lopez on the head after expressing how proud he is that she can speak Spanish. Mayan Lopez has been lying about being able to speak Spanish because she feels ashamed for never learning in Episode 3: Lopez vs Español. (Photo courtesy of Universal Television)

‘Lopez vs Lopez’ depicts the realities many Latinx families face

George Lopez’s newest sitcom drives conversations about Latinx parenting
Isis Alvarez, Staffer December 4, 2023
Do all your friends remember the low rider? George Lopez’s show “Lopez vs Lopez” will have you laughing and crying at the same time. Here's why:
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