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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


Generation Z and the world of Finsta

Ashley Cobb, Staff Writer December 22, 2019

Instagram accounts are for creating your brand and is ultimately kid and parent-friendly. Finstas are where you will find the secretive, real-life details of the gen z population. 


Twitter to ban political ads; social media’s mixed response

Ashley Cobb, Staff Writer December 22, 2019

Last week, Twitter announced that they are set to ban all political advertisements from its media platform. Many have already complained and are curious as to how a political advertisement is defined. Others also say that this has put pressure on Facebook to adjust or even abolish their controversial political advertisement policy.


High-end brands continue to be boycotted

Ashley Cobb, Staff Writer December 22, 2019

The United States is in what some call the “Trump Era”, and is faced with the constant battle of division in regards to political views. The “Trump Era” has even sparked controversy in the fashion industry as his campaign has begun again. Many people are boycotting the famous, well off company, Louis Vuitton, because of their contributions to the Trump campaign. Louis Vuitton is not the only company facing these protests, as any association to the campaign is being scrutinized.


Graduating in 4 years is unrealistic due to registration trouble

Ashley Cobb, Staff Writer December 22, 2019

As the fall semester comes to an end, registration for the spring semester commenced a few weeks ago. As per usual, students struggled to register for the courses needed to cross the stage in four years. Students who had a late registration time were waitlisted for most of their courses, putting them off track. Sonoma State does not offer an adequate amount of sections for required courses and is changing the four-year college experience to five. Students are forced to register for winter and summer courses, placing them deeper into debt. The four-year college experience has become extremely difficult to obtain and is a rarity in 2019.


Sunny days, sweeping the confusion away: Sesame Street tackles trouble topics

Ashley Cobb, Staff Writer October 23, 2019

The well-known television show on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Sesame Street, has taken on the challenge of explaining opioid addictions and its effects. Sesame Street has been known to tackle difficult subjects in the past to help children understand them at a young age. Some say the viewers of the show are too young to comprehend the subjects and should not be exposed to them at such an early stage in life. Others say it is beneficial for children to be educated on sensitive issues early on as it will give them life lessons for when they begin having social interactions with others. 


Halle Bailey under the sea: Disney casts black actress as Little Mermaid

Ashley Cobb, Staff Writer October 16, 2019

Almost 30 years ago the classic Disney film, The Little Mermaid, was released into theaters leaving viewers mesmerized by the red-haired, blue-eyed, pale-faced mermaid. In the past few years, Disney has been taking its classic stories and transforming them into live-action films. 


The age of sparkly dresses has ended: Forever 21 files for bankruptcy

Ashley Cobb, Staff Writer October 7, 2019

The rage of 5 dollar tee shirts and three-story buildings full of cheap fashion has finally hit its downfall as the well-known company, Forever 21, has filed for bankruptcy. 

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