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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Mia Huss

Mia Huss, A&E Staffer


Mia is a graduating senior majoring in political science and journalism. She has worked as a freelance journalist covering local government in her hometown. This is her first semester with The State Hornet.

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Dua Lipa’s third studio album “Radical Optimism” features energetic pop tracks that create a perfect playlist for the summer. Tune in to hear Dua Lipa’s classic sound, with electronic beats and relatable lyrics. (Photo courtesy of Warner Records, graphic created in Canva by Mia Huss)

Dua Lipa shares radical spin on Britpop genre with ‘Radical Optimism’

Channeling the freedom and confidence of 90s pop flair
Mia Huss, Staffer
May 6, 2024
Dua Lipa’s latest album “Radical Optimism” is a return to Britpop with danceable energy, which is unlike her 2020 disco album “Future Nostalgia.”
Red Bull is one of the most popular energy drinks among college students. See how Red Bull ranks among other popular energy drinks in this top 10 guide for the best energy drinks. (Graphic created in Canva by Mia Huss)

Top 10 energy drinks to help zap through the semester

From morning classes to late-night studying, fuel up with these energy drinks
Mia Huss, Staffer
April 25, 2024
Red Bull, Celsius, Rockstar and Monster are just some of the many energy drinks out there fueling college students across the country. From electrifying flavors to low calories, explore the wonderful world of energy drinks.
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.”
Listening to Girl in Red’s new album “I’m Doing It Again, Baby!” is like a glimpse into her diary as an artist. Songs about unrequited love, heartache and mental health struggles are just a few of the topics Girl in Red touches on in her second album. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Records, graphic created in Canva by Mia Huss)

Girl in Red is most definitely ‘Doing It Again, Baby!’

An electrifying album with themes of self-love and confidence
Mia Huss
April 18, 2024
Girl in Red recently opened for Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour. Her latest album, “I’m Doing It Again, Baby!” showcases her profound pop influences, illuminated by a collaboration with pop icon Sabrina Carpenter.
Senior studio art major Alejandra Ruiz and her art piece depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe from her collection “Tonantzin.” This is one of many paintings where Ruiz depicts religious figures. (Graphic created in Canva and photo taken by Rodrigo Martinez)

BIPOC artists at Sac State bring color and culture to the world of fine arts

Artists imbue personal stories of religious upbringing into dynamic paintings
Mia Huss and Jocelyn Hill
April 13, 2024
Sac State’s visual arts department has a diverse group of students whose work expresses their unique personal, cultural and spiritual backgrounds.
Black Indigenous and People of Color are dominating the music industry in all genres, from R&B, pop, and indie music. Learn about these leading BIPOC women who have set the tone for the future of the music industry (Graphic created in Canva by Mia Huss).

Symphonies of success: Rising women in the music industry

The trailblazing women you won’t want to skip tuning in to
Mia Huss, Staffer
March 29, 2024
Tune in to these showstopping women of color like The Marias, T H R O N E, Victoria Monet, Mxmtoon and Mitski who are dominating the music industry right now! From chart toppers to rising stars, you won’t want to miss these artists!
Here are some of the diverse women in the media industry who are making waves right now. From “Barbie” to “The Bear,” these women have starred in some of the most critically acclaimed shows and films. (Graphic created in Canva by Mia Huss)

Rewriting the script for diverse women in media

These women are the ‘reel’ deal in the media industry
Mia Huss, Staffer
March 28, 2024
Women of color in the media like Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Lily Gladstone, Ayo Edebiri, America Ferrera and Quinta Brunson have fought to be seen and have diversified the media industry with films like “Barbie” and “The Holdovers.”
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.
A graduate salutes to family in a crowded Golden 1 Center during their commencement for Sac State, May 23, 2023. A goal of the Black Student Success Task Force is to offer numerous resources to increase the amount of Black students earning a degree.

Sac State launches Black Success Initiative and Black Honors College

The university enrolls the highest number of Black students throughout the CSU system
Mia Huss, Micah Yip, and Sharmarke Holif
February 29, 2024
Sac State’s new Black Success Initiative and Black Honors College will work to improve Black students’ experience in and out of the classroom.
The California Faculty Association planned a weeklong statewide strike from Jan. 22 -26, but was cut to just a day after a tentative agreement with California State University was reached. A vote about the ratification of the agreement between CFA and CSU took place between Feb. 12-18. (Graphic created in Canva by Julianna Rodriguez)

CFA tentative agreement: A step in the right direction

Faculty remain hopeful for future agreements to achieve long-term goals
Mia Huss and Usamah Hammour
February 16, 2024
After a one-day strike across the state and an upcoming vote in February, CFA shares its sentiment on the social justice impacts of a tentative agreement.
The political climate drives LGBTQ+ students such as senior international relations major and co-President of the Lavender Alliance Emilie Jocson, to help organize student groups to push back against anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric on campus. Student organizations such as the Lavender Alliance have committed themselves to helping students connect with their peers. (Photo by Brionna Woody. Graphic created in Canva by Mia Huss)

Sac State community discusses frustrations with anti-LGBTQ+ legislation

The upcoming presidential election causes concern for voters as well
Mia Huss and Alexander Musa
February 16, 2024
Sacramento State students weigh in on the 2024 presidential election and anti-LGBTQ+ legislation being instated nationwide as many fear for their rights being revoked
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