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The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Katelyn Marano

Katelyn Marano, A&E Staffer


Katelyn Marano is a fourth-year journalism major, with a minor in English. She plans to take her degree and go into book publishing. She is a Sacramento native and is proud of her community.

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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

Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds come together to serve the unhoused community in Sacramento every second Saturday for Solidarity Saturday at 1515 A St. “Solidarity Saturday is a monthly 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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