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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


The STAR says goodbye to Managing Editor Kim Baptista

Antonia VanWinkle May 17, 2017

Not many Sonoma State University students get the opportunity to meet the STAR’s one and only managing editor, Kim Baptista. Even fewer will know the story that led up to her work at the college paper, which includes multiple majors and a triumph over breast cancer. 


Fraternity philanthropy celebrates 18 years

Antonia VanWinkle April 18, 2017

From April 10 until April 14 the men of Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Sonoma State University hosted a philanthropy event lasting 104 hours, where participants teeter tottered to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis.

The 18th annual event gives back to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of Brent “Woody” Bolin, a member who passed away in 2006 from the disease.


Greek life donates with dodgeball tournament

Antonia VanWinkle April 13, 2017

Over the weekend Sonoma State University students, staff and Rohnert Park locals channeled their inner child while giving back to the less fortunate at the annual Phi Sigma Sigma Dodgeball Tournament.

The event is put on during the spring semester, and this year marks the 7th annual tournament planned by the ladies of Phi Sigma Sigma. 


Fair to deliver student housing options

Antonia VanWinkle March 28, 2017

As the spring semester begins to rapidly approach its last few weeks, many students at Sonoma State University have two things on their minds. The first being “finals, finals, finals” and the second is a question carrying equal, if not more, stress than finals themselves, “where am I going to live next year?” Fortunately, that question can be answered at this years Off-Campus Housing Resource Fair.


Restaurant Review: KC’s American Kitchen

Antonia VanWinkle March 7, 2017

Hungry for a burger on a sunny day? Searching for a satisfying hangover cure? Want to take a trip back to the 1950s? Try KC’s American Kitchen in Town Green, Windsor located at 9501 DuVander Lane on the corner of McClelland Drive.


Oh the places you’ll go, outside of Rohnert Park

Antonia VanWinkle February 28, 2017

Sonoma County Transit offers free bus rides for Sonoma State University students throughout the rest of the year. Places like Scandia, Graton and Cal Skate are all college orientated locations for fun and entertainment which can be reached by bus. However options for students aren’t limited to Rohnert Park, in fact there are destinations in other cities that are only a short bus ride away. Adventuringnorth can bringmany unique and exciting opportunities. Students that feel caught in the same routine can find new entertainment in other areas of the North Bay.


Last minute ideas for Valentine’s Day

Antonia VanWinkle February 14, 2017

As Valentine’s Day has rapidly approached once again, most people are probably experiencing one of two emotions, dread or excitement. Maybe you have something special planned with your significant other, a fun night out with the girls, a hot blind date, or perhaps nothing at all. Though we all know that this day of love comes around once a year, it seems like somehow most of us end up unprepared every time. 


Best destinations by free bus ride

Antonia VanWinkle February 7, 2017

“Free Rides” is a program offering free transportation to Sonoma State students, provided by Sonoma County Transit. 

Not many take full advantage of this opportunity, simply because they are unaware of the program. Since many people struggle with staying on budget during their college years, saving money wherever they can a plus. Here are a few entertaining destinations that students can get to for free, until the end of the year.

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