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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Karina Torres

Karina Torres, A&E Staffer


Karina Torres is a transfer student from Sierra College and will be graduating in the fall of 2024. Her major is journalism and this is her first semester at The State Hornet. She loves beauty and fashion and would love to pursue a career in that field.

All content by Karina Torres
Its time for a hot girl summer. Get ready to shine brighter than the summer sun, with these essential beauty products. (Graphic created in Canva by Karina Torres)

The best beauty products for a summer glow

Summer beauty essentials that will keep you radiant all summer long.
Karina Torres, Staffer
May 20, 2024
Stay cool and chic with our selection of summer beauty must-haves, including Paula’s Choice, Rare Beauty, Sol de Janerio and many others.
Taylor Swift released her anticipated eleventh studio album “The Tortured Poets Department” Friday, April 19, 2023. Four physical editions of the album will be released and each one will have an additional song. (Photo courtesy of Republic Records, graphic created in Canva by Karina Torres)

Musical therapy: Taylor Swift’s healing journey in ‘The Tortured Poets Department’

An album review of one of the most anticipated albums of the year
Karina Torres, Staffer
April 24, 2024
Discover the lyrical masterpiece that is Taylor Swift's new album “The Tortured Poets Department.”
Popular video games like “Fallout” and “League of Legends” have taken to the big screen within the past few years. Fans enjoy the expansion of their favorite fandoms and virtual worlds. (Graphic created in Canva by Mia Huss)

Level up: Video game adaptations on the big and small screen

How video games inspire adaptations for screens big and small
Karina Torres and Mia Huss
April 22, 2024
"Fallout,” “League of Legends” and “The Last of Us” are some of the most popular video games right now, but what do fans of the game think of their movie and TV show adaptations? See what students have to say about the Amazon Prime series “Fallout” and HBO’s “The Last of Us.”
These are the five fashion designers who changed the industry and left their mark. Designers utilize their work in fashion to express different concepts and ideas in creative ways. (Graphic created in Canva by Karina Torres)

Breaking barriers: Celebrating women in fashion

Women who changed the fashion industry with innovative clothing creations
Karina Torres, Staffer
April 10, 2024
Women like Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera, Vivienne Westwood, Aurora James and Diane von Furstenberg have shaped the fashion industry with their creative designs.
An image of Beyoncé in a rhinestone outfit channeling her inner diva that reflects the genre of her new country music singles. Her new songs are an example of many Black contributions to the country music genre. (Photo courtesy of Beyoncé via Instagram, graphic created in Canva by Mia Huss and Karina Torres)

Black artists in country music: Beyoncé and beyond

Highlighting the contributions of Black artists in a predominately white genre
Karina Torres and Mia Huss
March 26, 2024
New country music from Beyoncé highlights the contributions of Black country musicians, such as The War and Treaty, Ray Charles, Lesley Riddle, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Charley Pride and Darius Rucker.
 The perfect skincare doesn’t have to be expensive. This is why you must try these five affordable skincare products. (Graphic created in Canva by Karina Torres)

The five best drugstore skincare products students need to try

Affordable skincare products that are a must-need
Karina Torres, Staffer
February 26, 2024
Sac State students need to try these must-have skincare products like La Roche-Posay and Cerave that won’t break the bank.
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