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Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

Nursing program ranked highly by College Atlas has ranked Sonoma State University’s nursing pre-licensure program as eighth in the nation. The list was based upon four categories of scoring: acceptance rate, size, board exam pass rate and tuition. is a website that ranks colleges and universities based on different programs and offerings. They take information on each of the institutions and create unbiased ranking based on different interests of the readers.


Campus remembers student Ivan Tapia-Solis with candlelight vigil

Amanda Scrabis, Staff Writer April 29, 2014

Sonoma State University is mourning the loss of one of its students this week. Ivan Tapia-Solis, 21, died last Monday in a car crash on Petaluma Hill Road. Tapia-Solis was driving a Honda Civic around 2:45 a.m. on Monday when reports say he may have fallen asleep at the wheel. He died in the ambulance while en route to the hospital shortly after the crash. 


Heartbleed vulnerability threatens OpenSSL Library

Amanda Scrabis, Staff Writer April 22, 2014

The Heartbleed computer virus has Internet security experts panicked to save the personal information of their users. The virus’ discovery was credited to Neel Mehta from the Google Security team and Codenomicon, a Finnish cyber security company. The Heartbleed virus is considered one of the biggest breaches of security in recent years. Matthew Glavor, an IT consultant for Nettouch Consulting, said that the term Heartbleed comes from client/server communication known as Heartbeat. 


Campus Recreation loses control of Sports Club program

Amanda Scrabis, Staff Writer April 15, 2014

The staff of the Center for Student Leadership, Involvement and Service (CSLIS) office is about to become much busier with the dismantling of the Campus Recreation Sports Club program, which will now be under control of the CSLIS workplace.


Study connects Facebook use with eating disorders

Amanda Scrabis, Staff Writer April 8, 2014

Americans under the age of 35 spend approximately 3.8 hours on social media everyday with females in particular spending about 3.6 hours.  A recent study done by Florida State University has found college-age women, who spend large amounts of time on social media websites, are more likely to develop an eating disorder and often suffer from body image and appearance anxiety.


Job Fair prepares students for success

Amanda Scrabis, Staff Writer February 18, 2014

This Thursday, Career Services will present the 2014 Job Fair for Sonoma State University students. The Job Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Students will have the opportunity to speak with 115 different companies about their organization and job availability within the company.  Over the past week, Career Services has offered a series of workshops for students to attend to prepare for the fair. Seven of the companies attending the fair have created presentations for students on a variety of topics including how to conduct yourself at a career fair, what employers look for in future employees and personal branding. 


Person Theatre reopens doors

Amanda Scrabis, Staff Writer February 11, 2014

This week Evert B. Person Theatre reopened its doors to the public, newly refurbished. Person Theatre is a 475-seat venue that opened in 1989 at Sonoma State University as the only theatre venue on campus. 

Chancellor delivers State of the CSU address

Amanda Scrabis, Staff Writer February 4, 2014

The chancellor of the California State University system,  Timothy P. White, gave the annual “State of the CSU” address at the board of trustees meeting earlier this week at California State University Long Beach. 

Forum helps students publish research

Amanda Scrabis, Staff Writer January 28, 2014

The Society & Culture Undergraduate Research Forum (SCURF) is a forum designed to assist students looking to get their research published. The Sonoma State University Anthropology department held the first SCURF forum in 2009. 


WATERS Collaborative receives three-year grant

Amanda Scrabis, Staff Writer January 21, 2014

The Sonoma County Water Agency has awarded a three-year, $204,318 grant to the WATERS collaborative, a group on campus that engages students in Sonoma County watershed management challenges such as flood control, restoration needs, and water quality issues through academic experiences. 

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