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The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star


Ghost guns in Sonoma County rise in popularity

Adrienne Moon December 8, 2021

Mass shootings in California and the whole nation are a huge problem that needs to be fixed because too many lives have been lost, time and time again.

According to the Press Democrat, President Joe Biden made a statement in April calling mass shootings an “international embarrassment” and his administration aims to curb gun violence.


Practice makes perfect for the Jazz Orchestra at their weekly forums

Adrienne Moon November 10, 2021

The SSU Music Department held a Jazz Forum on Wednesday with guest Lisa Mezzacappa. The department holds forums every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. This session was led by Ian Carey at Schroeder Hall in room 1029.


Frankenstein Showing at the GMC

Adrienne Moon November 3, 2021

To celebrate Halloween, the Music Department put on a screening of the 1931 film “Frankenstein,” at the Green Music Center. The SSU Wind Ensemble performed a live musical soundtrack by Michael Shapiro during the film. The event took place on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m.


Comedy play “Noises Off” featured at Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park

Adrienne Moon October 27, 2021

The comedy play “Noises Off” originally written by Michael Frayn was performed at the Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park, from Oct. 8 to 24 from 7:30 to 10 p.m.


Singing majors perform “Happy Songs” for midterm

Adrienne Moon October 20, 2021

The Sonoma State University Vocal Repertory Recital was the midterm recital for SSU’s vocal performance major students. It began at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Schroeder Hall at Green Music Center. The overall theme of the recital was “Happy Songs,” in both the tone, and how the students delivered each song.


Jazz band performs debut Jazz Combo Concert at the Green Music Center

Adrienne Moon October 20, 2021

The Music Department Jazz band performed at the Green Music Center on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The performance, “SSU Jazz Combos Concert” was directed by professors Ian Carey and Kendrick Freeman. According to the music department website, it was their debut performance of Fall 2021. The theme of this concert was improvisation, and how musicians can get over the hurdle of wanting everything they play to be completely perfect.


Online learning allows for personal growth among students

Adrienne Moon October 5, 2021

With all the ups and downs that the American education system can endure, it is no question that one of the biggest shifts was the closing of schools in 2020. For educational institutions, this meant having to transform and grow along with their students as online learning became the new norm.

The entertainment industry: a man’s world

Adrienne Moon September 29, 2021

Growing up watching actresses on the big screen has impacted millions of people’s lives regardless of their gender and expression. Those portrayals have been seen in both positive and negative lights by the public. One of the many things that is discussed regarding the entertainment industry is the unfair treatment of women, as shown by Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney for unfair payment in her film “Black Widow.”

Is voting accessible enough for students?

Adrienne Moon September 21, 2021

When thinking about voting accessibility, one may think of only a small group of people. However, voting accessibility actually affects a lot of people, ranging from lower income people to disabled people.

Sorority recruitment continues despite COVID-19 setbacks

Adrienne Moon September 14, 2021

While classes have returned to campus, sorority recruitment remains online due to sororities wanting to make it accessible for everyone non local or not living on campus. Currently, there are 100+ girls going through recruitment. The theme for the potential new members (or PNMs) for this year's recruitment is flowers, displaying playful peonies, serene snapdragons, and many more.

Rising textbook prices cause inaccessibility

Adrienne Moon September 8, 2021

As a college student, the thought of textbooks being expensive has probably popped into your mind at one time or another. Along with this thought, many wonder why something that is so vital to education is also so costly. Many students also believe that textbooks are inaccessible due to their high prices.


Sorority life at Sonoma and the many misconceptions

Adrienne Moon September 1, 2021

There are many stereotypes of sorority girls in popular media, such as that they are rich “daddy’s girls”, shallow, are party girls, etc. There may be some individuals who embody the stereotypes; however, there are many hard-working people who want to defeat the negative stereotypes.

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