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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 Intern’ neither sinks nor swims

There are three types of films that make it to the box office: the mediocre, the critically acclaimed, and the feel-good. “The Intern” may not be critically acclaimed- but that’s okay.


An ageless romance

In a world where Olay face serums and plastic surgery rule the anti-aging market, Adaline Bowman seems to defy the effects of time completely in the new film, “ The Age of Adaline.”


CineNoma: A joyous pinnacle

Many members of Sonoma State University’s growing film community came out of hiding Thursday evening, into the spotlight as the first  CineNoma film festival showcased several student films on the big screen, many for the first time.



Students get jiggy in Jello War

Sunbathing, swimming, playing outdoor sports and planting oneself in front of a fan are all typical things one might see a Sonoma State University student do on a warm Friday afternoon. 



A helpful resource for distressed individuals

A college sophomore comes back to her dorm after a long day at school. She had a miserable 8 a.m. class, she attended an archery club meeting at lunch, she had an essay to write and statistics homework to complete; all before her class at 3 p.m. At 5 p.m., she starts a five-hour shift at Lobo’s and then returns to her dorm to study for an upcoming psychology midterm until 3 a.m. 



‘CineNoma’ Film Festival submissions

One might have thought  award season was over after the Oscars, but something is brewing once again at Sonoma State University’s very own SSU-TV. 



Student films accepted into Cannes festival

Over spring break, Sonoma State University senior Alex Bretow and junior Mary-Madison Baldo received an email from the Cannes Film Festival congratulating them on a rare accomplishment. Two of their films were accepted into the prestigious film screening event.



Giraffage takes over Sonoma State

On Friday, Spring Break came a bit early this year for students who bought Giraffage tickets. 

The artist stopped by Sonoma State University as part of his North American tour that kicked off in January.


Lots of laughs at SF Comedy Competition

Among  stressful midterms, ramen eating and college drama, a Thursday evening dedicated to laughter was just what the doctor ordered for students who filled the Sonoma State University Person Theatre to see winners of the San Francisco Comedy Competition perform



Sonoma State University faces the ‘Truth’

Something significant began to stir in Ives 76 on Friday; all shows for “Facing Our Truth,” a small series of 10-minute plays on race and other social justice issues, had been completely sold out to intrigued Sonoma State University students and locals alike.


Fifty shades of domestic abuse

Whips, chains, blindfolds and a former Calvin Klein model; that’s right, the heavily anticipated film “50 Shades of Grey” released Friday in theaters all over the globe, stirring up not only butterflies in women across the country, but controversy as well.


A very stirring Grammys

The biggest night of the year for music was kicked off Sunday evening by a roaring welcome from AC/DC, who performed their 1979 hit “Highway to Hell.” Everyone from AC/DC’s shorts-sporting lead guitarist Angus Young to legendary big-band singer Tony Bennett were jamming out to this sweet start to the 2015 Grammy Awards.

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