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The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Ismael Martinez Castillo

Ismael Martinez Castillo, A&E Staffer

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Ismael is a transfer student from Sacramento City College and currently majoring in English. This is his first semester at The State Hornet. He has no prior experience in journalism, but is eager to learn and grow on his journey here. In his free time, Ismael enjoys watching anime, working out, and playing sports.

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Anime is one of the fastest growing mediums of entertainment worldwide. Its vibrant characters and imaginative worlds attract fans of all ages, contributing to its ever-expanding popularity on both traditional and digital platforms. (Photos Courtesy of J.C. Staff, Ufotable studios, and Production I.G. and Graphic made in Canva by Hailey Valdivia and Ismael Martinez Castillo)

Best beginner-friendly anime shows to kickstart your new addiction

Whether you’re a romcom fan or athlete there’s an anime for you
Ismael Martinez Castillo, Staffer
February 19, 2024
If you’ve always wanted to try watching an anime then these five beginner-friendly shows are for you!
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.
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