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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


Queer author, activist Nia King promotes LGBTQ artists

Amanda Buth, Staff Writer December 6, 2016

Pen and Paper: two things that are made for each other. Nia King has developed a leadership role among queer and transgender women by spreading social justice for feminism around the world. King’s determination and perseverance for this cause leaves little doubt that she is the correct position.


Undocumented student accomplishes the unexpected

Amanda Buth, Staff Writer November 23, 2016

Throughout her life Analilia Gonzaga pursued her passions and accomplished her dreams; little did her friends and the rest the world know, that she was keeping a secret. 

As an undocumented hispanic woman from Cholula Puebla, Mexico, Gonzaga shared with the students at Sonoma State University her and her family’s sacrifices, and the struggles she has overcome in becoming the leader and mentor she is today. 


Freshman chases passion in Equestrian Club

Amanda Buth, Staff Writer October 31, 2016

When she’s not studying for exams, freshman Devon Szanto risks jumping over three-foot fences on a 1,000 pound animal. 

Circle of Sisterhood helps promote female success

Amanda Buth, Staff Writer October 18, 2016

Worldwide, women face poverty, human trafficking and are unable to contribute to their economy because of their lack of education. Panhellenic at Sonoma State University has teamed up with Circle of Sisterhood, distributing information about the organization to students on campus. The goal is to fundraise enough money for women in underprivileged communities across the globe to attend school. 


Studying abroad provides unique education

Amanda Buth, Staff Writer October 11, 2016

Scuba diving in the ocean, exploring and hiking tropical islands and skydiving from above while learning the ropes when sailing at sea, these are just the few out the many unforgettable memories longtime crew member Taylor Shedd experienced while studying and working abroad at Seamester.


New communications professor, a passionate addition

Amanda Buth, Staff Writer October 5, 2016

Lecturer of Communication and Media Studies, Hillary Homzie is not a typical conformed professor. Starting her first semester here at Sonoma State University, Homzies unfamiliar face draws students’ interest and curiosity. 


Local icon breaks hip-hop stereotype

Amanda Buth, Staff Writer September 14, 2016

Kahfre Jay’s lecture began with the student’s closing their eyes to envision a hip-hop artist of today. When asked who they pictured looked like a women, or white male, no students raised their hands. 

Jay then asked if anyone pictured a brown male with gold chains and baggy clothing. Surprisingly the majority of the audience raised their hand. 

Students are being taught that hip-hop is more than random rhymes and enjoyed beats, it’s a foundation for the stereotyped culture. 


Tips no longer accepted

Amanda Buth, Staff Writer September 7, 2016

Customers no longer need to stress. The struggle of calculating numbers after a food coma-worthy meal is no longer required at some restaurants.


Influx of freshmen brings changes to Sauvignon

Amanda Buth, Staff Writer August 31, 2016

Sauvignon Village, located near the main entrance of Sonoma State University, contains more dorms than anywhere else on campus.

Changes have been made towards on-campus housing in order to benefit the incoming freshmen, both on a financial level and on a comfort level. Housing has now added triples to the Sauvignon dorms along with gender inclusive housing.

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