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The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Ariel Caspar

Ariel Caspar, Visuals Staffer

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Ariel Caspar is a jounalism major in her last semester at Sac State. This is her first semester on the State Hornet. She is a former editor-in-chief for The Current, American River College's student run newspaper. She has an Associates Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from American River College. She hopes to work in data journalism after she graduates this year.

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Britney Spears released her memoir, “The Woman In Me” in stores and online Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023. Since the book’s release, the book has received acclaim from The New York Times, Time Magazine and The Los Angeles Times and became a number one New York Times bestseller in its first week. (Graphic created in Canva by Ariel Caspar)

Britney’s back, ‘stronger than ever’ after release of new memoir

The “Princess of Pop” is speaking out about her complicated life
Ariel Caspar, Staffer
November 30, 2023
With the conservatorship behind her, Britney shares the complicated details of her life in her new memoir, “The Woman In Me.”
Curtis Smith, department chair of World Languages and Literatures, said the department was asked by the dean’s office to reduce their schedule by 5% due to budget cuts. The 5% reduction of the schedule will lower the number of sections offered per foreign language course beginning next spring. (Graphic created in Canva by Ariel Caspar and Alyssa Branum)

[Photo] World Languages and Literatures classes diminished by 5% for upcoming semester

Asyah Zamani, Staffer
November 27, 2023

Curtis Smith, department chair of World Languages and Literatures, said the department was asked by the dean’s office to reduce their schedule by 5% due to budget cuts. The 5% reduction of the schedule...

Blending horror with stop-motion animation, the 2021 flick, “Mad God” presents a grotesque and awe-inspiring world. With a veteran of stop-motion at the helm, this film will have you unable to avert your eyes through its entire runtime. (Graphic created in Canva by Ariel Caspar, Image courtesy of Shudder)

[Photo] Hornet Horrors: ‘Mad God’

Jacob Peterson, News Editor
November 17, 2023

Blending horror with stop-motion animation, the 2021 flick, “Mad God” presents a grotesque and awe-inspiring world. With a veteran of stop-motion at the helm, this film will have you unable to avert...

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)

[Photo] Hornet Horrors: ‘Club Dread’

Jacob Peterson, News Editor
November 10, 2023

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...

“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)

[Photo] Hornet Horrors: ‘The Strangers’

Jacob Peterson, News Editor
November 3, 2023

“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...

A controversial entry in the “Halloween” franchise, “Season of the Witch” is held up by some as one of the series worst and others as an underrated classic. Featuring androids, pagan rituals and the worlds most annoying commercial, this cheesy but gorey 80’s horror movie may be just what you’re looking for. (Graphic created in Canva by Ariel Caspar, Image courtesy of Universal Pictures)

[Photo] Hornet Horrors: ‘Halloween III: Season of the Witch’

Jacob Peterson, News Editor
October 27, 2023

A controversial entry in the “Halloween” franchise, “Season of the Witch” is held up by some as one of the series worst and others as an underrated classic. Featuring androids, pagan rituals and...

Getting a limited release in 2006, “Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon” does a lot with its microbudget of under $70,000. While it still doesn’t fully live up to its premise, it still manages to be a solid addition to any horror movie lineup. (Graphic created in Canva by Ariel Caspar, Image Courtesy of GlenEcho Entertainment)

[Photo] Hornet Horrors: ‘Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon’

Jacob Peterson, News Editor
October 20, 2023

Getting a limited release in 2006, “Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon” does a lot with its microbudget of under $70,000. While it still doesn’t fully live up to its premise, it still...

One of the most divisive entries in the “Friday the 13th” franchise, the series fifth film  “A New Beginning” was one of many attempts to try something new with the franchise. While the idea of a new killer donning the mask is fine on paper, its execution doesn’t live up to the challenge. (Graphic created in Canva by Ariel Caspar, Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

[Photo] Hornet Horrors: ‘Friday the 13th: A New Beginning’

Jacob Peterson, News Editor
October 13, 2023

One of the most divisive entries in the “Friday the 13th” franchise, the series fifth film “A New Beginning” was one of many attempts to try something new with the franchise. While the idea of...

Roshelle Czar, one of the petitions organizers and a fourth-year women’s gender studies major, at the mural on the side of Santa Clara Hall, Monday, Oct. 2, 2023. Czar said she had experienced severe verbal harassment, including death threats from a former roommate.

[Photo] Student petition looks to expand Title IX protections to include verbal harassment

Analah Wallace, Staffer
October 10, 2023

Roshelle Czar, one of the petition's organizers and a fourth-year women’s gender studies major, at the mural on the side of Santa Clara Hall, Monday, Oct. 2, 2023. Czar said she had experienced severe...

Considered by many to be the first true slasher movie, Mario Bava’s 1971 classic “A Bay of Blood” helped define the genre. Even over five decades after its initial release, this bloody thriller still manages to hold up as an entertaining flick. (Graphic created in Canva by Ariel Caspar, image courtesy of Nuova Linea Cinematografica)

[Photo] Hornet Horrors: ‘A Bay of Blood’

Jacob Peterson, News Editor
October 6, 2023

Considered by many to be the first true slasher movie, Mario Bava’s 1971 classic “A Bay of Blood” helped define the genre. Even over five decades after its initial release, this bloody thriller still...

(L-R) Associated Students Inc. President Nataly Andrade-Dominguez listens to Jennifer Gomez, a fourth-year communications student, talk about Sacramento States Veterans Success Center during the second 100 Days of Listening forum Monday, Oct. 2, 2023. Gomez shared with Andrade-Dominguez on her experience as a transfer student who also has served time in the military

[Photo] President Wood hosts another ‘100 days of listening’ student forum

Jenn Galinato and Erick Mendoza
October 5, 2023

(L-R) Associated Students Inc. President Nataly Andrade-Dominguez listens to Jennifer Gomez, a fourth-year communications student, talk about Sacramento State's Veterans Success Center during the second...

Considered by many to be a classic of the golden age of Hollywood, 1955’s “The Night of the Hunter” delivers a folk tale-like atmosphere that’s equal parts serene as it is terrifying. Add in an amazing performance from Robert Mitchum as serial killer and self-proclaimed preacher Harry Powell and it’s easy to see how this movie earned its praise. (Graphic created in Canva by Ariel Caspar, Image courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios)

[Photo] Hornet Horrors: ‘The Night of the Hunter’

Jacob Peterson, News Editor
September 29, 2023

Considered by many to be a classic of the golden age of Hollywood, 1955’s “The Night of the Hunter” delivers a folk tale-like atmosphere that’s equal parts serene as it is terrifying. Add in an...

Considered a classic of Canadian film and a cult haunted house hit, “The Changeling 1980 does a lot to earn those accolades. It may not be the scariest horror flick to hit the silver screen, but it’s certainly one of the most well made. (Image courtesy of Chessman Park Productions)

[Photo] Hornet Horrors: ‘The Changeling’

Jacob Peterson, News Editor
September 22, 2023

Considered a classic of Canadian film and a cult haunted house hit, “The Changeling'' 1980 does a lot to earn those accolades. It may not be the scariest horror flick to hit the silver screen, but it’s...

Sac State offers students a plethora of services through centers on campus that can assist them in everyday life. Services include the WELL; cultural centers for students of all different backgrounds; ASI which assists with food needs, campus transportation and child care and DAC which provides a wide range of services for students with disabilities. (Graphic created in Canva by Ariel Caspar)

[Photo] Unleash your potential with a treasure trove of campus resources

Erick Mendoza, Staffer
September 21, 2023

Sac State offers students a plethora of services through centers on campus that can assist them in everyday life. Services include the WELL; cultural centers for students of all different backgrounds;...

One of many adaptations of the works of horror author H.P. Lovecraft, 1985s Re-Animator manages to also be one of the best. A great example of an 80s cult classic, this flick has all the blood and cheesiness you could want. (Graphic created in Canva by Ariel Caspar, Image courtesy of Empire Pictures)

[Photo] Hornet Horrors: ‘Re-Animator’

Jacob Peterson, News Editor
September 15, 2023

One of many adaptations of the works of horror author H.P. Lovecraft, 1985's "Re-Animator" manages to also be one of the best. A great example of an 80's cult classic, this flick has all the blood and...

Filmed on location in Ireland in the 1980s, Rawhead Rex is a rare divergence from the slasher flicks domination the box office at the time. Unfortunately that novelty doesnt do nearly enough to carry whats ultimately a pretty middling film. (Graphic created in Canva by Ariel Caspar, Image Courtesy of Empire Pictures)

[Photo] Hornet Horrors: ‘Rawhead Rex’

Jacob Peterson, News Editor
September 8, 2023

Filmed on location in Ireland in the 1980's, "Rawhead Rex" is a rare divergence from the slasher flicks domination the box office at the time. Unfortunately that novelty doesn't do nearly enough to carry...

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