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Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

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Sexual assault workshops promote student awareness

Alyssa Archerda April 13, 2017

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men will be sexually assaulted while in college. More than 90 percent of sexual assault victims on college campuses don’t report the assault and 8 out of 10 times, the victim knew the person who sexually assaulted him or her.

This is why during the month of April, Sonoma State University will be having many events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Events include the Clothesline Project, a self-defense class, Denim Day and Take Back the Night.

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Seawolves celebrate LGBTQ+ community

Alyssa Archerda April 3, 2017

People fear what they don’t understand and it isn’t intentional; it’s a subconscious reaction that happens naturally. When it comes to the LGBTQ+ community, there are a lot of things that aren’t common knowledge to those who don’t identify with the community. 

“The hope is that these kind of events will start conversations between those within the community and people that don’t understand why these events happen,” said third year music major and Director of Associated Student Productions Colin Chinn.

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The Learning Center, dedicated to student improvement

Alyssa Archerda February 28, 2017

In the heart of the Sonoma State University campus, the Learning Center waits to help students with their academic needs.

The Learning Center is located at 1040 Salazar Hall. They are open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you can’t seem to make it in, they welcome phone calls at (707) 664-2853.

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Campus organizations get seawolves involved

Alyssa Archerda February 14, 2017

Sonoma State University clubs and organizations gathered on Wednesday to showcase what they are all about. The spring Involvement Fair helped give students who are looking to get involved a chance to meet various campus groups.

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Escape rooms find home at Sonoma State

Alyssa Archerda February 7, 2017

Sonoma State University will be holding live escape rooms on campus this week during LoboFest. The event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the second floor of the Student Center. There will be multiple rooms open to showcase student skills by using critical thinking to take the clues and solve the puzzles to break out of the room.

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Technology wave reaches the classroom

Alyssa Archerda February 7, 2017

Technology use in the classroom is a relatively new concept. According to Reference.com, it was only in August of 1991 that the World Wide Web came to be, while learning in a classroom has been on record since the early nineteenth century. 

As the advancement of technology continued, so did technology in the classroom. Classroom teaching methods evolved to looking up research online, watching videos in class and professors being able to take live in-class polls.

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