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The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

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The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

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GMC could do more to engage with students

GMC could do more to engage with students

The Green Music Center is one of the largest amenities on campus yet it is the least promoted. The GMC is well-known for its outdoor concerts and for hosting commencements. Additionally, it houses the music department and hosts musical concerts all year round. Despite being on campus, the GMC does not seem to be a part of student life.

Students deserve a more powerful voice

Adriana Gonzalez, staff writer March 21, 2023

Sonoma State Seawolves deserve representation that can only come from a student union.  Since the pandemic there have been an increasing number of changes to the campus, from the change of presidents to the million-dollar reconstruction of Stevenson Hall. But, did the students have any say in these matters? Overall the student body of SSU wants their opinions recognized by the university.  Implementing a student union could be a step in the right direction.


Stevenson Hall’s Reopening Represents Renewal

Adriana Gonzalez, staff writer December 5, 2022

Sonoma State University Stevenson Hall’s long-awaited reopening was marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday morning. The nearly 250 attendants of the event appeared to be in awe after hearing about and seeing the changes that will be brought to the campus following the remodel.

Openly transgender TikTok user bullied by Caitlyn Jenner

Adriana Gonzalez, staff writer November 14, 2022

On October 26, Caitlyn Jenner publicly humiliated Dylan Mulvaney, a transgender TikTok user that gained popularity by sharing her transition process. Jenner called Mulvaney out in a video for not properly covering up their bulge.

According to a Forbes article, the average cost of transgender surgery at The Philadelphia Center for transgender surgery is between $25,600 and $24,900. In terms of money, Jenner may have the ability to get this procedure, or any procedure for that matter. But this procedure is not affordable for everyone.

Hating you is Yeezy; companies cut ties with Kanye West

Adriana Gonzalez, staff writer October 31, 2022

For those who do not know Kayne West or aren’t on that side of the internet congratulations, your algorithms saved you another headache. West, also known as “Ye,” is a famous American rapper that is known for being arrogant and saying whatever comes to mind without thinking. Although the media and his fans were able to separate his music from his actions for a while now. It has come to a point where the comments West has been making are real issues that can harm people.

West said on the Drink Champs Podcast on October 16, “I can say antisemitic shit, and Adidas can’t drop me.” Less than a week later, Adidas dropped its partnership with West. Since then various companies West was affiliated with have cut ties with him including his own talent agency, Creative Artists Agency, as well as Gap, Balenciaga, Skechers, TJ Maxx, Foot Locker, Donda Sports, and Christie’s who will stop selling Yeezy merchandise at their stores.

Are streaming services losing their appeal?

Adriana Gonzalez, staff writer October 29, 2022

Can you count how many streaming services you are subscribed to? Right now we see more than 200 streaming services available around the world, according to Cloudwards statistics. With all these streaming services, it's hard to keep track of what content is on which platform, and the cost of having multiple subscriptions can add up quickly.

Starting in November Netflix will offer a cheaper subscription plan that will include ads and will be joining other streaming services such as Hulu and Peacock that already offer plans with ads.

Education costs limit students from the American dream

Adriana Gonzalez, staff writer October 18, 2022

The first thing you hear when you graduate from high school is, “Where are you going to college?” or “What is your next step in life?” Many students feel the pressure of going to a four-year college straight out of high school, with the assumption that they must go to college because that is the only guarantee that they will earn more money in the future, and achieve the American dream. With colleges costing over $60,000 and some law schools charging over $70,000, it is no surprise that people are questioning going to college.

How aimlessly scrolling can affect your mornings

Adriana Gonzalez, staff writer October 10, 2022

What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? First, you go to just turn off your alarm on your phone, and then about 15 minutes later you find yourself scrolling through everything you missed while you were asleep. Whether that be checking your emails, Twitter, Tik Tok, Instagram, etc. Smartphones are infinite portals that take you from one place to another with a touch of a button.

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