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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Zachary Cimaglio

Zachary Cimaglio, copy editor

Zachary Cimaglio is the copy editor of The State Hornet. He joined The State Hornet in fall 2021, making this his inaugural semester as a reporter. Zachary was formerly a history major before demoting it to a minor in favor of journalism, and he hopes to become a full-time writer and reporter in the near future.

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The titular Jason, played by C.J. Graham, after he is resurrected accidentally by Tommy Jarvis in “Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives.” After he is resurrected by lightning, Jason begins his rampage through the town of Forest Green, formerly known as Crystal Lake. 
(Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

Zach’s Sunday Slashers: Dying on the hill for ‘Jason Lives’

April 24, 2022
Teen romance, raunchy comedy, a paintball fight, zombies, a hockey mask, and an original song by Alice Cooper make up State Hornet copy editor Zach Cimaglio’s favorite entry in the “Friday the 13th” franchise, “Jason Lives!” Read his review of the film in the most recent entry of “Zach’s Sunday Slashers.”
“Pieces” is a low-budget 1982 slasher directed by Juan Piquer Simon and produced by both Spanish and American producers. The film is not exactly what you think it is, but instead one of the most confusing and bizarre slashers I have ever seen, and its marketing makes no effort to distance itself from its inspirations. (Image courtesy of Film Ventures International)

Zach’s Sunday Slashers: ‘Pieces’ – The chainsaw massacre with kung-fu fight scenes

April 10, 2022
Looking for that perfect bad movie to watch with your friends on a drunken afternoon? Check out the 1982 slasher B-movie “Pieces”, which State Hornet copy editor Zach Cimaglio called “so bad it’s actually good.”
Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) spots Michael Myers (Chris Durand) outside the window of her California home in 1998’s “Halloween: H20 Twenty Years Later”. The film is an early example of a “legacy sequel”, or a follow-up film featuring new characters and plot threads from the original film it is based on. (Courtesy of Miramax)

Zach’s Sunday Slashers: That other time ‘Halloween’ got a legacy sequel

And it…wasn’t awful?
April 3, 2022
“Halloween” was rebooted with a direct sequel back in 2018, but that wasn’t the first time it got the legacy sequel treatment. “Halloween: H20” served the same purpose over 20 years ago, and State Hornet copy editor Zach Cimaglio believes it was a decent effort that was outdone by its own successor.
Ghostface returns in the 2022 “Scream” reboot/sequel in one of the most violent and brutal incarnations of the character the series has ever seen. The series has had its ups and downs overall in terms of critical and fan reception, but the new ‘requel’ film has proven to be generally well-received. (Paramount Pictures)

Zach’s Sunday Slashers: The “Scream” franchise ranked from worst to best.

The franchise never lived up to the original, but it’s hard to call any of them 'bad.'
March 27, 2022
The State Hornet’s copy editor Zach Cimaglio ranked the “Scream” films from worst to best in his brand new column “Zach’s Sunday Slashers”.
Jedediah Sawyer, AKA Leatherface, stands in the doorway ominously in one of the early promotional images for “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”  Leatherface was played by Mark Burnham this time around, taking up the mantle from Andrew Bryniarski, who played the villain in the remake films. 
 (Image courtesy of Netflix)

“Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is a massacre on competent screenwriting

It’s time for Leatherface to hang up the chainsaw and take up knitting – the regular kind.
March 20, 2022
“Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is Netflix’s newest attempt to bring new life into Leatherface. Unfortunately, it may be the worst film in the franchise. Read the review:
Sacramento Fire Department stands outside the Sac State Library with Community Service officers and staff members after the library was suddenly evacuated Wednesday, Feb. 9. The fire department arrived on the scene quickly and gave the all clear after just a few minutes for students and staff to return to the building.

Fire alarms set off in Sac State Library during Club Days event

February 9, 2022

Fire alarms went off in the Sac State Library this afternoon, followed by the Sacramento Fire Department arriving to assess the situation. Students and faculty were reportedly evacuated from the library...

Graphic created in Canva by Zachary Cimaglio and Mercy Sosa.

Culture Club: The top five songs that should have been singles

The State Hornet discusses their favorite non-single tracks
December 13, 2021
Sometimes the most popular track is not the best one on the album. Here are five songs that the State Hornet’s A&E section thinks were deserving of their own individual releases:
Graphic created in Canva. Edit of Zach Cimaglio made in Picsart. (Mercy Sosa)

Pokémon “Brilliant Diamond” and “Shining Pearl” review: THE USUAL SPOT

December 3, 2021

Come hang out at “The Usual Spot,” from The State Hornet podcast network for gaming news, discussion, critical analysis and just general geek talk.  Hosted by A&E staffer Zach Cimaglio, episodes...

Ember de Boer stands in front of her work at the “Emerging Artist Showcase” at the Arthouse in Sacramento on Nov. 5, 2021. She said spent a lot of time carefully hanging each piece of the exhibit and the prices of each piece are listed to not undercut the values of the other works in the gallery.

How Sac State artist Ember de Boer found her passion in 3D sculpture

Moving away from original paintings, de Boer is “married to sculpture.”
November 19, 2021
Read the story of Ember de Boer, a Sacramento sculpture artist who has made her mark out of the sculpture lab at Sac State and is now being featured in professional exhibitions.
Graphic created in Canva. Edit of Zach Cimaglio made in Picsart. (Mercy Sosa)

Marvel video games universe (Part 2): THE USUAL SPOT

November 17, 2021

Come hang out at “The Usual Spot” from The State Hornet podcast network for gaming news, discussion, critical analysis and just general geek talk.  Hosted by A&E staffer Zach Cimaglio,...

Graphic created in Canva by Zachary Cimaglio and Mercy Sosa

OPINION: Top 5 underappreciated movie sequels

November 15, 2021
The first one is probably still better, but this list of underappreciated movie sequels from The State Hornet’s A&E section is still worth checking out:
Graphic created in Canva. Edit of Zach Cimaglio made in Picsart. (Mercy Sosa)

Marvel video games universe with Odin Rasco (Part 1): THE USUAL SPOT

November 9, 2021

Come hang out at “The Usual Spot,” from The State Hornet podcast network for gaming news, discussion, critical analysis and just general geek talk.  Hosted by A&E staffer Zach Cimaglio, episodes...

“Reservation Dogs (2021, left) takes the extra time to show Native communities in the modern day to demonstrate the fact that they do still exist, whereas “Dances With Wolves” (1990, right) portrays Native Americans plays off of the “white savior” trope while simultaneously perpetuating the erasure of modern Native people that has become so common. (Images courtesy of FX/Hulu and Orion Pictures)

Native Americans in entertainment: the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’

November 4, 2021

With the commencement of Native American Heritage Month , it’s important to consider ways to learn about Native American history in ways that depict Native people  accurately without prejudice.  From...

The State Hornet’s Arts & Entertainment section present their top five choices on what they think are the weirdest Halloween movies. Graphic created in Canva.

Top 5 strangest horror films you’ll ever see.

October 30, 2021

With Halloween coming up on us faster than Michael Myers, the time is now for some spooky movies. That’s why the arts & entertainment section at The State Hornet has compiled a list of the weirdest,...

Peligro Brass members (left to right) Jared Collins, Michael Lapilusa, Ron Ochoa, Rob Keedy, Marco Guerrero and Sam Miranda pose at the staircase leading to their practice studio on Oct. 26, 2021. The band practices at Cider Sessions near the Two River Cider Company. (Note: Member Chris Tadina not present at band rehearsal).

How Sacramento Latin band ‘Peligro Brass’ landed a vinyl record-deal

October 30, 2021

The lights are dim, and the dance floor is lively in Sacramento State’s University Union Ballroom on Thursday as Peligro Brass, a Sacramento-based Latin band, finishes up their jazzy Spanish brass cover...

STATE HORNET BUZZED: Halloween Special

October 30, 2021

On this episode of Buzzed:    News editor Camryn Dadey, Newsletter editor Isabelle Juarez, DEI editor Emma Hall, and A&E staffer Zach Cimaglio discuss, debate and rank popular Halloween...

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Is your favorite Halloween candy good, bad, inedible or just ‘mid’?: STATE HORNET BUZZED

October 27, 2021

On this week’s spooky episode of Buzzed, we rank the most popular Halloween candies on a tier list to see which treats are the best and which ones are inedible. This week’s panel argues over how...

The University Union’s Gallery at Sac State will display the “Organic Flux” exhibit from Oct. 25 to Nov. 4. Acrylic painting “Summer Break” by Genesis “The Mayor” Torres will be displayed in the exhibit. Image of the painting “Summer Break” courtesy of Torres. Graphic created in Canva.

Sac State’s IMPACT Club hosts multimedia ‘Organic Flux’ exhibit

Exhibit runs through Nov. 4
October 27, 2021
Sacramento State’s upcoming art exhibit “Organic Flux” highlights the resilience of Sacramento’s art community on Oct. 25.
Graphic created in Canva. Edit of Zach Cimaglio made in Picsart. (Mercy Sosa)

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” DLC and the plague of unfinished games: THE USUAL SPOT

October 20, 2021

Come hang out at “The Usual Spot,” from The State Hornet podcast network, for gaming news, discussion, critical analysis and just general geek talk.  Hosted by A&E staffer Zach Cimaglio, episodes...

Graphic created in Canva. Edit of Zach Cimaglio made in Picsart. (Mercy Sosa)

Resident Evil, video game movies and Sora in Smash: THE USUAL SPOT

October 15, 2021

Come hang out at “The Usual Spot" for gaming news, discussion, critical analysis and just general geek talk.  Hosted by A&E staffer Zach Cimaglio, episodes can range in topics from upcoming releases,...

Graphic created in Canva. Edit of Zach Cimaglio made in Picsart. (Mercy Sosa)

Nintendo Direct—Kirby, Metroid and the Mario Movie: THE USUAL SPOT

October 4, 2021

Come hang out at The Usual Spot, the newest addition to The State Hornet podcast network, for gaming news, discussion, critical analysis and just general geek talk.  Hosted by A&E staffer Zach...

From left to right: Daniella Pineda, John Cho and Mustafa Shakir, the main cast of 2021’s “Cowboy Bebop,” on set in full costume show off the distinct looks and personalities of each character. Comparisons to the original designs are inevitable, according to State Hornet staff writer Zachary Cimaglio. (Image credit: Netflix)

OPINION: Let’s give Netflix’s “Cowboy Bebop” a chance, okay?

Live-action adaptation seems to have some promise
September 28, 2021
With “Death Note” and “Fullmetal Alchemist” failing to please anime fans, can Netflix finally come out on top with “Cowboy Bebop”? John Cho shows promise in the series’ lead role, according to staff writer Zachary Cimaglio.
Richard Lui shows off his Sac State coffee mug during the Zoom webinar for APIDAs in the arts and entertainment industry on Sept. 17, 2021. He was chosen as a speaker because of his reputation as the first Asian American male to anchor a daily national news broadcast. (Screenshot: Zachary Cimaglio via Zoom)

Sac State webinar spotlights key figures in Asian American entertainment

Richard Lui and David Henry Hwang among several key speakers
September 18, 2021
“You don’t need to take a straight path to success”: Key figures in the entertainment world spoke to Sac State students about how to find success as an Asian American.
Jayson Angove performs a song during a concert hosted by Sacramento State’s UNIQUE program on Sept. 8. Angrove performs indie alternative rock and is part of the Roseville-based band Humble Wolf

Indie artist Jayson Angove rocks Serna Plaza at Sac State

Latest Sac State Union “Nooner” hosts indie artist Jayson Angove in the first of many upcoming events
September 10, 2021
UNIQUE’s most recent ‘nooner’ first of many upcoming shows.
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