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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Lauren Vannucci

Lauren Vannucci, staff writer

Lauren Vannucci writes a lifestyle and dating column called “The Lo-Down” for The State Hornet. She is a graduating senior majoring in journalism and was previously a part of the Panhellenic sorority Gamma Phi Beta, serving many positions including public relations vice president for Gamma Phi Beta and philanthropy vice president for the Panhellenic Sorority Council. After graduation, she will continue to intern for Future Beauty Labs and wants to work in the beauty industry to pursue writing for a beauty publication.
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STATE HORNET BUZZED: Valentine’s Day bests, worsts and traditions

February 14, 2021
Happy Valentine’s Day! Lauren Vannucci, Magaly Muñoz, Anila Lijo and Rose Vega feature on this episode of our variety chat podcast, Buzzed, to talk their favorite and least favorite parts of the holiday and romance culture in general.
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THE LO-DOWN: I’m graduating

And that's a wrap! Goodbye, college Lauren
December 14, 2020
This week on “The Lo-Down,” Lauren is about to graduate college! She gives her final goodbye writing for the State Hornet and thanks everyone who has helped her get to graduation.
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THE LO-DOWN: The ultimate affordable holiday gift-guide

All I want for Christmas is a coronavirus vaccine
December 6, 2020
This week on “The Lo-Down,” opinion writer Lauren Vannucci made an affordable gift guide to shop for your loved ones this holiday season!
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THE LO-DOWN: What I’m thankful for in 2020

I’m thankful for elastic waistbands
November 25, 2020
This week on “The Lo-Down,” opinion writer Lauren Vannucci shares what she is thankful for this holiday season!
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THE LO-DOWN: How to keep your life fun and exciting in the midst of a pandemic

November 19, 2020
This week on “The Lo-Down,” Lauren shares how she has kept her life exciting during a pandemic and shares unique ways to spice up your quarantine this winter.
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THE LO-DOWN: What it’s like dating with anxiety

How I manage my relationships and mental health
November 9, 2020
This week on “The Lo-Down,” Lauren talks about how anxiety has affected her dating experiences and what it’s like to date while managing her mental health.
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THE LO-DOWN: Ariana Grande has saved 2020 with her new album ‘Positions’

This album lives rent free in my head
November 2, 2020
This week on "The Lo-Down," Lauren talks all about the release of Ariana Grande’s new album, “Positions.”
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STATE HORNET BUZZED: The best Halloween stories, movies and candies

October 30, 2020
Happy Halloween! Join us for the first ever episode of State Hornet: Buzzed, a brand new variety show featuring a rotating cast of State Hornet staffers and editors, as broadcast staffer Mack Ervin III, copy editor Tara Gnewikow, broadcast staffer Dom Vitiello and lifestyle columnist Lauren Vanucci talk about their favorite Halloween costumes, stories, movies and candies.
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THE LO-DOWN: I played my own version of ‘The Bachelorette’ on Bumble

Clare Crawley isn’t the only bachelorette from Sacramento
October 26, 2020
This week on “The Lo-Down,” Lauren Vannucci took it upon herself to play her own version of “The Bachelorette,” inspired by the current season on ABC starring Sacramento-native Clare Crawley.
PODCAST: Ballot measures explained, columnists talk tech and dating

PODCAST: Ballot measures explained, columnists talk tech and dating

October 26, 2020
This week on The State Hornet Podcast: Sacramento ballot measures, Sac State hires saxophonist Brian Landrus, former Sac State basketball guard Izayah Mauriohooho-Le’afa goes pro in New Zealand and State Hornet columnists talk tech and dating.
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THE LO-DOWN: I swiped right on over 1,000 people on Tinder

I acquired dating advice from Tinder so you don’t have to
October 19, 2020
Read about Lauren’s experience swiping right on over 1,000 people on Tinder to acquire tips on all things related to online dating and dating apps!
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THE LO-DOWN: The most iconic songs that made me the bad bleep I am today

10 songs that will get you shaking your hips harder than Addison Rae
October 12, 2020
Reminisce on feel-good anthems with Lauren Vannucci as she reacts to songs that shaped her into the person she is today!
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THE LO-DOWN: Let’s talk about ‘the ick’ and ‘ghosting’

Dating is more horrifying than Halloween itself
October 5, 2020

Hey it's Lo and this is where I give you “The Lo-Down” on all things related to lifestyle and dating. Follow me on Twitter @vanooch, Instagram @lauren_vannucci, and Tik Tok @the.lo_down for more <3 It’s...

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OPINION: A guide to building self-confidence

You have to start living your life as the main character
September 21, 2020
Unlock your confidence and find the key to your fullest potential by reading Lauren Vannucci’s latest guide on how to build self confidence.
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OPINION: A guide to dating during a pandemic

Cuffing season is right around the corner
September 14, 2020
I'm so single that I felt sexual tension from a guy picking up White Claws next to me at the grocery store. I thought we were about to kiss!   
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