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The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Katelyn Marano

Katelyn Marano, Copy Editor


Katelyn Marano is a graduating senior with a major in journalism and a minor in English. She is currently in her second semester here at The State Hornet and is the copy editor for the spring 2024 semester. Katelyn enjoys reading and writing, and hope to take her degree into book publishing.

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The movie poster of “Some Kind of Wonderful” which is a romantic film starring Lea Thompson, Mary Stuart Masterson and Eric Stoltz. (Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures and graphic created in Canva by Alyssa Branum)

Back to the 80s: ‘Some kind of wonderful’

A slow burn film that turns friends to lovers
Katelyn Marano, Copy Editor
April 18, 2024
Lea Thompson, Eric Stoltz and Mary Stuart Masteroson deliver a slow burn drama in the 80s film “Some Kind of Wonderful,” produced by John Hughes.
 “The Lost Boys” original 80s movie poster. A traditional spin on vampire lore. (Photo Courtesy of Warner Brothers Pictures and graphic created in Canva by Alyssa Branum)

Back to the 80s: ‘Lost boys’

Vampires have always been cool
Katelyn Marano, Copy Editor
April 11, 2024
Jason Patric, Jami Gertz and Corey Haim in their film “The Lost Boys” were leading actors in the sci-fi vampire genre.
The 1986 film, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is a cult classic film based on the dream of every high school student, the perfect and most unforgettable ditch day. Ferris Bueller, played by Matthew Broderick does an unforgettable performance within the film.  (Graphic created in Canva by Alyssa Branum and Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

Back to the 80s: ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’

An experts guide to the perfect ditch day
Katelyn Marano, Copy Editor
April 4, 2024
The 1986 film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” featuring Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck and Mia Sara is a classic film of the decade that even in 2024 is still the epitome of the perfect senior ditch day.
The 1980 western romance film called “Urban Cowboy” takes toxic love to new heights. (Graphic created in Canva by Alyssa Branum and photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

Back to the 80s: ‘Urban Cowboy’

Two-stepping and two-facing relationships
Katelyn Marano, Copy Editor
March 28, 2024
John Travolta and Debra Winger’s performances in the 1980 film “Urban Cowboy” highlight a toxic love trope of western romance and bull-riding.
The 1983 film “Flashdance” is a poor portrayal of the 80s niche of dancing-themed movies. (Graphic created in Canva by Alyssa Branum and photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

Back to the 80s: ‘Flash Dance’

A film that can’t keep a beat
Katelyn Marano, Copy Editor
March 14, 2024
The 1983 film “Flashdance” portrays the 80s niche of dancing movies in an unexpected performance by Jennifer Beals and Michael Nouri.
 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.”
 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”
 The “Black Artists in America: Civil Rights to the Bicentennial” exhibit, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Artists such as Alma Thomas, Joyce J. Scott and James A. Porter were on display for all to see in honor of Black History Month.

Black History is American History at the Crocker Art Museum

The work of historic Black artists and young poets unite in new exhibits
Katelyn Marano, Copy Editor
February 19, 2024
The Sacramento Crocker Art Museum hosted a Black History Month festival in honor of its “Black Artists in America: Civil Rights to the Bicentennial” and “Joyce J. Scott: Messages” exhibits on Sunday featuring art by Alma Thomas and James A. Porter.
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”.
“Teen Wolf” is a horror comedy based on the concept of a teenage boy struggling to fit in while going through the horrors of transitioning into a hairy and sharp-nailed werewolf. This film stars Michael J. Fox, in a true to 80s standard cult classic with a beyond goofy plot.  (Photo courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Atlantic Entertainment, Graphic created in Canva by Alyssa Branum)

Back to the 80s: ‘Teen Wolf’

A wolfie good film and a howl of a time
Katelyn Marano, Copy Editor
February 8, 2024
Michael J. Fox in his 1985 film “Teen Wolf” relates an unexpected performance of a basketball-playing werewolf with a kink for stardom.
Released in 1985, “Weird Science” features 80s icons Kelly LeBrock, Ilan Mitchell-Smith and Anthony Michael Hall in a comedic fantasy of bringing a doll to life. This movie is considered an 80s cult classic due to its comedic timing and John Hughes staple themes. (Graphic created in Canva by Alyssa Branum and Katelyn Marano, photo courtesy of Universal Pictures)

Back to the 80s: ‘Weird Science’

'It’s Alive!’ with an 80s twist
Katelyn Marano, Copy Editor
February 1, 2024
Director John Hughes explores the theme of male fantasy in his 1985 film “Weird Science” with actors Kelly LeBrock, Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith
A Whoville-themed Christmas display from The Grinch Stole Christmas on 44th St. Friday, Dec. 1, 2023. Every house is free to decorate their home as they wish with cut outs, inflatables and more.

Christmas cheer aglow at the Fabulous 40s

Sacramento’s Christmas tradition
Katelyn Marano, Copy Editor
December 13, 2023
Sacramento’s very own Fab 40s celebrates Christmas cheer with memorable light displays up and down the streets.
Kachiside Madu at his “Homeless to Heartfull” exhibit on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023 posed in front of his “Black Jesus” black and white portrait at the Brickhouse Gallery. His exhibit features over 8 different black and white pieces, with metal framed portraits, canvas and prints.

A photographer’s goal of changing the world one snapshot at a time

Kachiside Madu’s compassion captures his purpose
Katelyn Marano, Staffer
November 29, 2023
Activist photographer Kachiside Madu has a story to tell with his “Homeless to Heartfull” exhibit at The Brickhouse Gallery and Art Complex in Sacramento
The Solidarity Saturday line on Oct. 14, 2023, as volunteers prepare to distribute items to the displaced community. Every second Saturday volunteers arrive early to prepare food and donations for the unhoused community to enjoy. (Photo Courtesy of Kachiside Madu)

Standing in solidarity one Saturday at a time

Volunteers stand in solidarity with the unhoused community
Katelyn Marano, Staffer
November 20, 2023
Kachiside Madu and his curated group of volunteers provide warm food, supplies and compassion to the unhoused community of Sacramento through their monthly Solidarity Saturday event.
Halloween spirit is thriving in the Sacramento area with spooky and scary attractions. Here is a chance to enjoy the best event attractions in town. (Graphic created in Canva by Katelyn Marano)

Five wicked Halloween attractions in and around Sacramento

Ghoulish delight and Halloween fright is the goal this Halloween
Katelyn Marano, Staffer
October 27, 2023
eartstoppers Haunted House, Atrium 916, Apple Hill’s Haunted Forest and more terrifying attractions bring the fear of Halloween to life in this list of must-dos.
The singer and songwriter, Olivia O’Brien on the cover of her “The Results of My Poor Judgement” 2020 album cover. O’Brien got her musical debut with the song “I hate you, I love you.” (Photo courtesy of Island Records and Canva Graphic by Katelyn Marano)

Sad girlies unite for Olivia O’Brien’s homecoming concert

A concert by the creator of “I hate you, I love you” will bring unforgettable energy to Sac State’s homecoming
Katelyn Marano, Staffer
October 23, 2023
Sacramento State’s UNiQUE Program is kicking off homecoming week with an unforgettable Olivia O’Brien concert
An actress found within The Ward haunted house in Rancho Cordova. Heartstoppers has four wicked haunted houses all featuring different theme sets such as Blightwood, Misery Mine, Deadlands, and The Ward. (Photo courtesy of Heartstoppers Haunted House)

Only the brave shall enter Heartstoppers Haunted House

This Halloween park is so much more than just a haunted house
Katelyn Marano, Staffer
October 20, 2023
Rancho Cordova’s Heartstoppers haunted house scream park will leave even the bravest daredevils screaming, with their four unique and thrilling haunted houses.
In the California Museum courtyard on Oct. 13 an ofrenda set up by the Maquilli Tonatiuh Aztec Dancers was posted on the stage. AT the end of their performance they passed out herbs and marigolds to guests. They asked guests to partake in their celebration by adding their offerings to their ofrendas at home.

California Museum honors artists for Día de Los Muertos

“Arte Activista Dia De Los Muertos” exhibit showcases 3B collective artists
Katelyn Marano and Julianna Rodriguez
October 17, 2023
California Museum’s annual “Día de los Muertos Fiesta” features a new “Arte Activista Día De Los Muertos” exhibit including art from 3B Collective artists that honor Mexican-American celebrities like Jesse Valdez and Jenni Rivera.
The unique and creative atmosphere of Bloom Festival at Elk Grove Regional Park on June 11, 2023, featured vendors of all talents, such as the Flower Bar. Customers can explore the different flower options within the booth and create their own bouquet. (Photo courtesy of Bloom Festival Organizers and Arawan Market. Graphic made in Canva by Katelyn Marano)

DIY vendors and chefs line the streets for the last event of the Sacramento Bloom Festival

Supporting local businesses is easy at Elk Grove’s Bloom Festival
Katelyn Marano, Staffer
October 12, 2023
Handmade jewelry, crystals, and art can all be found in Elk Grove for the Sacramento Bloom Festival
Sac State students sit and watch the first WEUSI music festival at Serna Plaza Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. This was the first WEUSI music festival UNiQUE Programs has hosted ever at Sacramento State.

Dance the night away at Sac State’s WEUSI music festival

The music festival that honors Hispanic Heritage month brings a traditional mariachi band and more
Katelyn Marano, Staffer
September 27, 2023
Sacramento State’s UNiQUE program hosts a music festival not to forget, with food trucks and Stinger Expo vendors.
Casey Mann poses for a photograph at the World’s Worst Expo booth Saturday, Sept. 17, 2023. Mann helped organize the World’s Worst Expo this past weekend.

Explore the world of Y2K fashion at the World’s Worst Expo

Vendors give Y2K clothes a second chance at the World's Worst Expo.
Katelyn Marano, Staffer
September 18, 2023
As fashion and styles change, clothing waste increases. Vendors at the World's Worst Expo bring life to vintage Y2K clothing for an all new generation.
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