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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

Student Spotlight: Cooper Niswonger

Annalyse Butler, Staff Writer December 10, 2013

Imagine tasting randomly selected wines and having to decipher what type of wine it is, what country it is from, the varietal of grapes and vintage year.

Leading the Latino community

Annalyse Butler, Staff Writer November 19, 2013

The newly established club Latino Leaders at Sonoma State University (LLSSU) now provides a link between students and the local Latino community. Students Eduardo Vasquez and Gonzalo Romo, along with Faculty Advisor Daniel Malpica, an associate professor of Chicano and Latino studies who holds a doctorate in sociology, founded it two months ago.


This land is our land

Annalyse Butler, Staff Writer November 12, 2013

Walking down the aisles of a grocery store, one can see the stickers on produce labeled “organic,” “product of USA,” or “Guatemala,” letting customers know where and how their food was grown.  But how many ask, “Where do the seeds they plant come from?”


New Member Summits bring Greek community together

Annalyse Butler, Staff Writer October 8, 2013

Panhellenic followed in the Interfraternity Council’s footsteps and hosted its first New Member Summit this past Saturday. Approximately 140 new fraternity members and 400 new sorority members attended their respective New Member Summits. 


Charity run donates to Summer Search

Annalyse Butler, Staff Writer October 1, 2013

The Accounting Forum, in association with the School of Business and Economics, will be hosting their annual “5k Tour de Campus” charity run around SSU this Saturday, Oct. 5. This year’s proceeds will go to the local branch of the charity “Summer Search.” Tickets to the event are $10, and include a T-shirt, barbeque lunch, games and live entertainment. Prizes will be given out to the first, second, and third place winners for the men’s and women’s divisions. 


Founder’s Day Parade refuses to be rained on

Annalyse Butler, Staff Writer September 24, 2013

Rain fell as citizens of Rohnert Park came out to the Spreckels Performing Arts Center to celebrate the 51st anniversary of Rohnert Park, Founder’s Day. The Saturday event kicked off with the fourth annual, “Running with the Pack” 5k at 8 a.m., a fundraiser to support the Special Olympics, followed by the Founder’s Day Parade at 10 a.m. Beginning at Lawrence E. Jones Middle School on Snyder Lane, the parade travelled approximately 0.7 miles to Rancho Cotate High School. 


Cheryl Strayed gets ‘Wild’ at Green Music Center

Annalyse Butler, Staff Writer September 10, 2013

Last Thursday evening, author Cheryl Strayed spoke at the Green Music Center about her New York Times bestselling memoir “Wild.”  


Graduation applications filed for spring semester

Annalyse Butler, Staff Writer September 10, 2013

Graduation applications were due Monday for students planning to graduate this fall semester. This final and strict deadline means that every student who now turns in his or her application will be for the spring semester. Spring 2014 potential graduates may now begin turning in their applications for priority filing, which will be open until the end of the fall semester.


What you missed on TV this summer

Annalyse Butler, Staff Writer September 3, 2013

While many were out traveling, tanning and relaxing, others were anticipating the arrival of the 2013 summer television schedule. 


Netflix nabs Emmy nominations

Annalyse Butler, Staff Writer August 27, 2013

No longer just a format to stream previously aired television shows and movies; Netflix has become a platform to release its own original television series. 

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