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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Julie Blunt

Julie Blunt, social media editor

(she/they)

Julie Blunt is working as the social media editor for their second semester at The State Hornet. They are also the author of a weekly column, "Diary of a Bookworm" and co-hosts an LGBTQ+ podcast called "Shamelessly Relevant" with co-editor Elena Burge. In the future, they hope to work for a publishing company as a part of an editorial team or to travel as a freelance journalist.
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Diary of a Bookworm: ‘And they lived happily ever after, the end!’

Diary of a Bookworm: ‘And they lived happily ever after, the end!’

Julie Blunt
May 31, 2023
Say ‘goodbye’ to Diary of a Bookworm.
Photo by Alyssa Branum. Graphic created in Canva by Alyssa Branum and Julie Blunt

TIMELINE: Sexual assault at Sac State

Following multiple sexual assaults on and off campus, safety has become a concern for many students.
Collector’s Cave Episode 9: Books of a bookworm

Collector’s Cave Episode 9: ‘Books of a bookworm’

Lawrence Charles and Julie Blunt
April 26, 2023

This episode of Collector’s Cave features social media editor and author of The State Hornet’s book column Diary of a Bookworm, Julie Blunt. This week, she shares all  about her book collection, personal...

Illustration by Mercy Sosa. Graphic created in Canva.

Diary of a Bookworm: Physical vs digital books and their pros and cons

From price ranges to aesthetics
Julie Blunt
April 13, 2023
Physical books may be expensive, but their aesthetics are unbeatable
Illustration by Mercy Sosa. Graphic created in Canva.

Diary of a Bookworm: Learn to annotate books aesthetically, mistake free

Translucent sticky notes, erasable pens and highlighters
Julie Blunt
March 29, 2023
Find affordable and aesthetic tools for annotating your next read
Shamelessly Relevant Ep 3: Queer awakenings

Shamelessly Relevant Ep 3: Queer awakenings

Hosts and social media editors Elena Burgé and Julie Blunt invite A&E staffers Madi Church and Ruth Finch to sit down and deep dive into how celebrity crushes made them come to terms with their sexuality.
Illustration by Mercy Sosa. Graphic created in Canva.

Diary of a Bookworm: ‘Iron Widow’ offers female rage as something to admire

Julie Blunt
March 17, 2023
Xiran Jay Zhao’s novel breaks the patriarchal misogyny in media
Illustration by Mercy Sosa. Graphic created in Canva.

Diary of a Bookworm: ‘If We Were Villains;’ a tragedy you’ll never forget

M. L. Rio’s novel is a modern-day masterpiece
Julie Blunt
March 1, 2023
A novel full of love, passion, mystery, murder and ecstasy.
Books like “Legendborn” and “Seven Days in June” are popular novels that can be found on #Blackbooktok. (Graphic created in Canva by Julie Blunt)

Diary of a Bookworm: Black representation in book community

Black authors, readers and creators share their favorites through social media
Julie Blunt
February 23, 2023
Seeing Black representation is important all year round, not just during Black History Month
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Diary of a Bookworm: ‘Archer’s Voice,’ a bearable contemporary romance

Julie Blunt
February 15, 2023
Mia Sheridan’s novel breaks the boring and conventional contemporary romance standards
An individual rallied with students about his beliefs and religious ideologies at the library quad on Monday, Feb. 13, 2023. This incident started after Project Truth, an anti-abortion group, was on campus.

BREAKING: Pro-choice and religious protests break out in library quad

Enraged students confront individuals who preach religious ideologies
A free-speech altercation ensued on campus Monday as pro-choice and religious-based protesters arrived in the library quad.
Illustration by Mercy Sosa. Graphic created in Canva.

Diary of a Bookworm: Is ‘Brutal Prince’ really worth the hype?

It has over 44 million views on TikTok
Julie Blunt
February 8, 2023
BookTok’s newest trending romance novel may be worth the money to see the illustrations, but not so much for the overall story.
Illustration by Mercy Sosa. Graphic created in Canva.

Diary of a Bookworm: Never take my book ratings too seriously

Ratings and opinions on books can change throughout time
Julie Blunt
February 1, 2023
Book reviews, ratings and opinions change over time as you read more books, find new interests and your perspective evolves
Bookworm Julie Blunt celebrates Lunar New Year by sharing their recommendations to read for Lunar New Year. From “Crazy Rich Asians” to “Iron Widow,” they share a range of genres. (Graphic created in Canva by Julie Blunt).

Diary of a Bookworm: Fun reads to celebrate Lunar New Year

Featuring young adult, science fiction, biographies, fantasy and romance
Julie Blunt
January 25, 2023
For the first diary entry of the semester, book enthusiast Julie Blunt presents five Asian authors and novels to celebrate the Lunar New Year in the newest Diary of a Bookworm.

[Video] Shamelessly Relevant Episode 2: Coming Out

December 18, 2022
An honest discussion about the challenges and nuances of coming out as queer to family, friends and community members.
Movies like “The Polar Express” and TV shows like “Game of Thrones” create a winter wonderland, no matter what viewers interests are. These are a few of the hundreds of movies and TV shows that are perfect for watching during a snowstorm with hot chocolate, matching pajamas and a group of close friends. Graphic created in Canva by Julie Blunt.

Watching in a winter wonderland: movies and shows for winter

Julie Blunt
December 14, 2022
Holidays, snow, candy and warm relationships in movies can get viewers in the winter mood.
Illustration by Mercy Sosa. Graphic created in Canva.

Diary of a Bookworm: ‘On your bookmark, get set, go!’

Julie Blunt
December 7, 2022
Winter break reads: new genres, exploring classic literature and meeting end-of-the-year reading goals

Not Just A Fad: It’s Harry Styles’s World and we’re all just living in it

Hannah Asuncion and Julie Blunt
December 5, 2022
Hannah Asuncion and Julie Blunt discuss how Harry Styles’s fashion sense is everywhere and how it affects his fan base

Shamelessly Relevant: Queerbaiting

Elena Burgé and Julie Blunt
December 4, 2022
Hannah Asuncion and LGBTQ+ beat writer William Duval to discuss the negative impact that accusing celebrities of queerbaiting can have on the LGBTQ+ community.
Shamelessly Relevant Ep. 1: Queerbaiting

Shamelessly Relevant Ep. 1: Queerbaiting

New podcast Shamelessly Relevant opens its first episode with hosts Julie Blunt and Elena Burge discussing the topic of queerbaiting and its harms with guests William Duvall and Hannah Ascuncion.
Illustration by Mercy Sosa. Graphic created in Canva.

Diary of a Bookworm: ‘The Bromance Book Club,’ a disappointing read, like most contemporary romance novels

Julie Blunt
December 1, 2022
“The Bromance Book Club” failed to meet expectations of breaking contemporary romance standards and unable to keep frequent romance readers interested.
Diary of a Bookworm presents a special edition for Native American Heritage Month. Reading books such as “Bad Indians” and “Moonshot” can help educate people on Indigenous experiences and break stereotypes towards Native Americans. (Graphic created in Canva by Julie Blunt)

Diary of a Bookworm: Celebrate Native American Heritage Month by reading these Indigenous novels

Julie Blunt and Hailey Valdivia
November 23, 2022
Reading Indigenous stories and supporting Native authors is crucial to breaking stereotypes.
Junior forward Akol Mawein trying to convert a layup UC Merced Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 at The Nest. The Hornets took an astounding 58-43 win against the Bobcats to earn their first win at home this season.

[Photo] Sac State men’s basketball cruises to 58-43 victory against UC Merced

Jordan Latimore
November 19, 2022

Junior forward Akol Mawein trying to convert a layup UC Merced Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 at The Nest. The Hornets took an astounding 58-43 win against the Bobcats to earn their first win at home this season.

Graphic made in Canva by Iboy Macalisang

Not Just A Fad Episode 3: Harry Styles

Hannah Asuncion and Julie Blunt team up on this episode of Not Just A Fad. They discuss what they liked about Harry Styles’ fashion sense and give their thoughts on what he accomplishes through his clothing choices.
Illustration by Mercy Sosa. Graphic created in Canva.

Diary of a Bookworm: Books are always better than their movies

Julie Blunt
November 16, 2022
Read the book then watch the movie
Illustration by Mercy Sosa. Graphic created in Canva.

Diary of a Bookworm: Where’s the LGBTQ+ representation in the book community?

Queer representation is rarely seen on popularized reading platforms
Julie Blunt
November 9, 2022
LGBTQ+ literature isn’t popularized enough in mainstream media. Read Julie’s next diary entry here.
BREAKING: Women videotaped at bathroom in University Union

BREAKING: Women videotaped at bathroom in University Union

Julie Blunt
November 7, 2022

A woman was videotaped in the restroom of the University Union at around 9:30 this morning, according to a press release sent by Sacramento State Police Department to students Monday at noon “The...

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Diary of a Bookworm: 5 most anticipated reads to look out for

From fantasy to dark academia and young adult romance
Julie Blunt
November 2, 2022
Are you looking for something new to read? Diary of a Bookworm introduces new books to read this year
Music from artists such as Bring Me The Horizon, Cody Fry and Adele are best to listen to while reading. Listening to music while reading creates a more vivid and emotional connection to the stories. (Created in Canva by Julie Blunt)

Diary of a Bookworm: 10 songs and artists to listen to while reading

Julie Blunt
October 19, 2022

Music from artists such as Bring Me The Horizon, Cody Fry and Adele are best to listen to while reading. Listening to music while reading creates a more vivid and emotional connection to the stories. (Created...

From “Twilight” to “Over the Garden Wall” to “Gilmore Girls,” these ten movies and shows will get you ready for fall. Cozy up with friends, families, and pets to indulge in the season. (Graphic created in Canva)

Fall in love this season with these movies and shows

From supernatural creatures to small town coffee shops; it’s here
Julie Blunt
October 20, 2022
10 movies and shows to watch this fall
Illustration by Mercy Sosa. Graphic created in Canva.

Diary of a Bookworm: Romance books are real books, not just sex

#BookTok breaks the stigma behind romance novels
Julie Blunt
October 12, 2022
Break the stigma of romance books and their sexual content
A symbol of hate speech graffitied on a tunnel ceiling near the campus Arboretum on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. State Hornet staffers discovered the graffiti during an investigation of a separate hate speech symbol announced by President Nelsen.

BREAKING: State Hornet discovers unseen Nazi symbols found in university Arboretum

Julie Blunt, Gavin Hudson, and Dominique Williams
September 29, 2022
More Nazi hate speech has been found at Sacramento State.

Mexico’s independence celebrated at Serna Plaza

El Grito returns to campus with live music and dance
Julie Blunt and Cristian Gonzalez
September 21, 2022
UNIQUE and Gamma Zeta Alpha Inc. hosted a concert in honor of Mexican Independence for Sac State’s Hispanic community.
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