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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


3 sexual assaults reported

From March 30 to April 7, 3 rapes were reported in on-campus communities at Sonoma State, prompting the school to issue a Timely Warning.


Major flooding in Sonoma County

Sonoma County received heavy rainfall last week, causing extensive flooding along the Russian River.


Fraternity banned from campus

Braden Cartwright, Editor-in-Chief February 2, 2019

An investigation affirmed that hazing occurred in the form of paddling and intimidation.


Sonoma State sees rise in campus rapes, but not in warnings

Braden Cartwright, Editor-in-Chief December 4, 2018

The last timely warning sent to students regarding rape occurred on September 25, 2016 and there have been no timely warnings regarding sexual assault or rape since. However in the 2017 Annual Security Report, University Police reported 10 rapes.


Sonoma State resumes classes despite poor air quality

Braden Cartwright, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2018

“The decision to suspend classes is being made out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff,” an email from the university said.


Man pleads guilty to campus stabbing

Braden Cartwright, Editor-in-Chief September 25, 2018

He will be released from jail on Oct. 17 and be placed on three years of probation if the judge approves the settlement agreement, according to the Press Democrat.


Future of internet at risk without net neutrality

Braden Cartwright, Editor-in-Chief December 12, 2017

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on whether to repeal net neutrality or not.


Corrupt Republican tax bill will ruin lives

Braden Cartwright, Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2017

The United States Congress just passed a massive tax bill that will affect every American and reshape the economy for years to come.


Green Music Center doesn’t serve most students

Braden Cartwright, Editor-in-Chief November 15, 2017

Les Arts Florissants, The Tetzlaff Quartet, and Tango Buenos Aires are the latest artists to perform at the Green Music Center, continuing a trend of performers on campus that most students wouldn’t recognize, let alone go and see.


Round table encourages clubs to work together

With over 160 clubs at Sonoma State University, each one is bound to offer something different to students. 

Academic clubs, sports clubs, fraternities and sororities and other niche organizations all have their own ways of conducting themselves. 

All these clubs were accounted for on Sept. 27, when the Student Involvement office held a round table event to hear the clubs’ needs so they could determine how to best serve them.


Legislature allocates $30 million for DACA recipients in California

Braden Cartwright, Editor-in-Chief September 26, 2017

California lawmakers have passed a bill that allots $30 million to aid Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients in the state. DACA recipients will use $20 million of the money for their legal fees, while college students will use the rest for financial aid.


Hundreds of students rally on campus in support of DACA

Braden Cartwright, Editor-in-Chief September 6, 2017

A diverse crowd of about 400 students, faculty, and community members gathered at Sonoma State University Tuesday evening  to protest President Donald J. Trump’s decision to end the DACA program, which shields young immigrants from deportation.


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