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The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

Culinary Services practices composting, sustainability

Aaron Studebaker, Staff Writer February 11, 2014

People eat everyday. But once they finish, they throw their food away in the trash where it becomes waste. 

Associated Students elections approach

Aaron Studebaker, Staff Writer January 28, 2014

The Associated Students at Sonoma State University is preparing for the next student government election as the applications for candidates are reviewed. The Elections Commissioner Angie Ulloa has held meetings with the potential pool of candidates who plan on running for offices. The candidates will be announced on Feb. 7 after all applications are received. The voting period will begin on March 11.

Governor Brown’s budget gives more funding to CSU

Aaron Studebaker, Staff Writer January 21, 2014

Governor Jerry Brown released his 2014-15 budget proposal  earlier this month, indicating that total CSU funding will increase 6.3 percent from last year. Still, the California Faculty Association has made a call for more funds since the release of the new budget plan. 

“Super Chill Showcase” features local hip-hop artists

Aaron Studebaker, Staff Writer December 10, 2013

Bay Area artists of hip-hop and rap united in a series of performances that allowed them to get their name and music out on the air. 

‘Mega Hot Lava’ fans flames of creativity

Aaron Studebaker, Staff Writer November 19, 2013

Playwrights are writers that do a little more than simply writing their story. Their works are meant to be transcribed into physical and visual performance. The process can be lengthy at times and much observation is required. 


Perlman’s show celebrates his career

Aaron Studebaker, Staff Writer November 12, 2013

After 25 years on the staff of the art department, Mark Perlman, Sonoma State professor of studio art, was honored with an exhibit that had its opening reception on Nov. 7 at the University Art gallery. 


Local brewery has more bite than bark

Aaron Studebaker, Staff Writer November 5, 2013

An organization whose goal is not for the money, but for the benefit of the well-being of domesticated animals is always looking for ways to get the attention and support from the community. 


Master hypnotist returns, entrances Seawolves

Aaron Studebaker, Staff Writer October 29, 2013

Hypnotism is a therapeutic process of putting suggestions to a relaxed mind. Though its use is meant for therapy and is usually referred to as hypnotherapy, Hypnotist Chuck Milligan left students in awe with his incorporation of this practice on stage at the Commons last Friday.


‘Killing Us Softly’ sequel hits hard

Aaron Studebaker, Staff Writer October 22, 2013

One would never think that advertisements and the flaunting media would be the main factor that says something about American people as a whole, but in the film, “Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women,” the hidden messages in the commercials seen are exposed for what they are. Most of the time, their messages come off as very offensive if taken in the wrong way.a


Student Spotlight: Brent Barstow

Aaron Studebaker, Staff Writer October 16, 2013

The beautiful variety brought by Sonoma State University in the students it accepts is in their talents, achievements and thoughts. Brent Barstow, a fourth-year student at the university, is one of many in that variety and helps keep that reputation up through his creative work. Though majoring in communication studies, Barstow has incorporated his creative ideas in the form of video and music.


Moby back with ‘innocent’ sound

Aaron Studebaker, Staff Writer October 8, 2013

The 11th addition to the discography of electronica/dance artist, Moby, was released last Tuesday. The new album entitled “Innocents” was 18 months in the making and features guest appearances from Cold Specks, Damien Jurado, Wayne Coyne, and Mark Lanegan. 

Audience gets jazzed over Herbie Hancock

Aaron Studebaker, Staff Writer October 1, 2013

Herbie Hancock, a professional jazz pianist and renowned composer who has contributed art and skill to the jazz movement in the 1960s, performed at Weill Hall, turning that majestic arena into a chamber full of the bright sounds of the piano, blaring synthesizers and improvisation that came straight from the soul.  

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