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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

Sonoma Film Institute presents : ‘Fisherman’s Friends’

You could watch the third installment of a beloved superhero franchise that has witty dialogue, fast-paced action sequences and fan-favorite characters. Or you could watch a heartfelt, comedic story...

Jazz Forum welcomes a Brazilian jazz band

Bernardo Ramos, Staff Writer April 24, 2023

Is there any better way to spend class time other than listening to live music? On April 19, the Jazz Forum held an open event in which students were welcomed to sit in and listen to live Brazilian...

Does easy access to school maps leave schools vulnerable?

Bernardo Ramos, Staff Writer April 17, 2023

Heading to school with a motivation to learn, interact with friends and the peace of mind knowing that it is a safe place is what every student wants. However, after each mass shooting that happens on a school campus, that dream drifts farther away. 

Too young? New Arkansas bill allows 14 year olds to work

Bernardo Ramos, Staff Writer April 4, 2023

Prior to child labor laws being passed many American children, some as young as 7 years old were subject to unsanitary and unsafe work conditions, long hours, very little pay and no education. Today, children are protected from such work environments and are required to be at least 16 years old to work in most cases, with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). However things might be changing in Arkansas, as Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed the Youth Hiring Act of 2023 into law on March 6. This law would allow children as young as 14 to work in Arkansas without having to get an employment certificate. 

Bank collapse worries students of future bank failures

Bernardo Ramos, Staff Writer April 3, 2023

On March 10, Silicon Valley Bank was shutdown, which was a major lender for tech startups in the bay area and 16th largest bank in the U.S. Since then, panic and doubt in the banking system has spread among the public but, there could be hope. 

Crisis team unnecessary at this year’s slap-free Oscars

Bernardo Ramos, Staff Writer April 3, 2023

Last year’s Oscar award show was a bigger deal than usual and not because of the results. The now infamous moment when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage after a joke aimed at Smith’s wife, has forced the Oscars to introduce a “crisis response team”. The team was dedicated to handle any unexpected event in hopes that they could prevent any more scandalous moments from happening. However many are split on whether or not this team was necessary or able to stop any situations like last year’s.

Netflix and Bill; streaming service cracks down on password sharing

Bernardo Ramos, Staff Writer March 13, 2023

It’s no secret that many people bum a Netflix account off a friend or family member, blissfully watching all the service has to offer without having to pay a cent. Unfortunately for them, Netflix has a plan to change that and force them to pay for their content. For the last year there have been rumors of Netflix cracking down on password sharing. However, last month on Feb. 8 Netflix implemented their new policy on those regions. Netflix users will now only be allowed to share their account with people that live in the same place as the account holder. That means if you are a college student living away from home and your parents are the primary account holder you will no longer be able to use that account unless you pay for an extra account. Netflix will be able to make sure users are in the same household by tracking IP addresses and device IDs so there is no way around the crackdown. 

Seawolves show their talents at Open Mic Night

Bernardo Ramos, Staff Writer February 27, 2023

Students came out to Weyden and Brewster near the student center for a night of comedy, singing, and poetry. The Associated Student Productions, ASP hosted the event which was attended by around 50...

Tuesday Night Trivia kicks off

Bernardo Ramos, Staff Writer February 20, 2023

On Valentine's Day, Lobo's Pub hosted a trivia night with a romantic theme. Associated Students Productions (ASP) hosted the event that took place in Lobo’s Pub which stayed open later to serve food...

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