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Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star


Pedophiles disturbingly fight for a home on Twitter

Alison Snider, Staff Writer December 11, 2018

As the year draws to a close, the internet is confronted with one more social movement: the MAP, or “minor-attracted person,” movement. Yes, you read that correctly. The latest movement to dominate the internet is a pedophilia advocacy movement.


Christian missionary killed by isolated tribe had it coming

Alison Snider, Staff Writer December 5, 2018

America has an outrageously unfortunate background with spinning the truth of history to come out on top. 

In the eyes of U.S. history classes, the Pilgrims are generous, Christopher Columbus is a genius, Andrew Jackson is one of our greatest presidents and General Custer is a war hero. The much harsher reality is that America has dehumanized and slaughtered millions of native people over the years, and that even beyond our borders, the fear of that continues today.


Another shooting, another routine

Alison Snider, Staff Writer November 13, 2018

As the year begins to come to a close, we get to look back at all the amazing ways the American government has failed its people. Our government has grown so arrogant that it refuses to even nod in the direction of the general well-being of the nation. 

Legislature would rather citizens continue to die en masse then consider reforming gun laws.


CAPS’ lack of funding costs students the necessary attention

Alison Snider, Staff Writer November 7, 2018

Almost everyone on campus has had or knows someone who has had a negative experience with CAPS. Difficulty getting an appointment, being rescheduled last minute, or maxing out on visitations are common lamentations from those with strong anti-CAPS sentiments. These problems all have a simple solution, which is to reexaimine CAPS funding.


Starbucks leads the way with first ASL store

Alison Snider, Staff Writer October 31, 2018

After a difficult year of controversy, Starbucks has been barreling forward in all attempts to solidify itself as a progressive company. Last Tuesday, the company announced the opening of their first all American Sign Language (ASL) store in Washington D.C., which provides a whole new realm of opportunity to hearing impaired people as well as bringing attention to the lack of representation of an entire population.


CAPS screening limits sexual assault efforts

Alison Snider, Staff Writer October 24, 2018

Now that the first six weeks of the semester have passed, and we’ve exited the so-called “redzone,” Sonoma State’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has talked extensively about forming a sexual assault survivor support group, which should be great news. 

It sounds like a wonderful idea and a much-needed resource . . . as long as you’re one of the small handful of students that actually get accepted into the program.


Guardians director makes comeback too soon for accountability’s sake

Alison Snider, Staff Writer October 17, 2018

When “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn was fired back in July over the resurfacing of old, highly offensive, pedophillic tweets, the cast and crew of the Guardians films quickly protested the shocking termination defending his character.

While Disney did not rehire Gunn for the project, the Guardian reports that DC Cinematic Universe recently picked up Gunn to direct the sequel of their highly criticized “Suicide Squad.” But many superhero fans everywhere are wondering if James Gunn’s return to cinema is too soon.


Hollywood diversity still falling short

Alison Snider, Staff Writer October 10, 2018

Now that #OscarsSoWhite feels like a long forgotten relic, it seems as if Hollywood has become a wide, wonderful world of diversity. Unfortunately, all is not as it seems.

While films today appear to be opening the gates for more actors of color, the attention almost always returns to white cast members. It feels like almost every time a new movie or show boasts a diverse cast, the marketing, advertising, and media attention always goes to the white people—more specifically, the white males.


Hashtag breeches sexual assault barriers

Alison Snider, Staff Writer October 3, 2018

“Why didn’t you report?” It seems so simple. Of course an assault victim would always report, if they did not, surely they are lying. Except, it is never quite so simple, and certainly not that easy.


Emmy Winner: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Alison Snider, Staff Writer September 26, 2018

Recently winning eight Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Amazon Studio’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is a hilarious, thought provoking detour from the standard 1950s narrative. Set...


SSU Jazz Orchestra rocks out for a cause

Alison Snider, Staff Writer September 19, 2018

Featuring popular classic rock arrangements from the 1970s and 1980s, the Sonoma State University Jazz Orchestra will be performing this Friday, September 21, in Rock, Strings & Horns - A Concert For...


Variety Magazine honors three at Power of Young Hollywood Event

Alison Snider, Staff Writer September 12, 2018

On Tuesday, Aug. 28, in West Hollywood’s Sunset Tower Hotel, Variety Magazine honored comedian Pete Davidson, musician Shawn Mendes, and actress Amandla Stenberg at their annual Power of Young Hollywood...

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