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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

Fee increase passed for referendum

Brittany Finley, Staff Writer December 9, 2014

The proposal for the Associated Students fee increase of an additional $3 each year for the next four years was approved for a referendum vote. This means students are able to vote on the fee increase next semester during the annual Associated Students elections.


Career planning course offered in spring

Brittany Finley, Staff Writer November 11, 2014

Picking a major can be hard for many Sonoma State University students.

It often affects the classes’ students take, as well as future careers.


Chris-Mix tickets are out

Brittany Finley, Staff Writer October 28, 2014

The holiday season is fast approaching so start it off with a night of amazing music while giving back to a great cause. 


Seawolves sing their hearts out

Brittany Finley, Staff Writer October 21, 2014

For those looking for something different to do on a Friday night, then look no further. Lobo’s Pizza and Pub will be home to a weekly karaoke competition in the month of October where students can come for a night filled with entertainment. 


‘Let’s Make a Deal’ student contestant

Brittany Finley, Staff Writer October 14, 2014

Ever dreamed of being on TV and competing for cash and prizes? Well for one Sonoma State student, this dream came true.

Lyft: A new way of transportation

Brittany Finley, Staff Writer October 7, 2014

Large pink mustaches attached to the front of a car are now something people see more often than not due to the new transportation method, Lyft. 


Campus plans to serve with JUMP

Brittany Finley, Staff Writer September 30, 2014

Each year Join Us Make Progess,  known as JUMP, hosts a campus wide event called Sonoma Serves. This event is an opportunity for Sonoma State  University students to give back to society and grow together as a school community.


A feel-good country album

Brittany Finley, Staff Writer September 23, 2014

Tim McGraw prides himself on making meaningful albums and this one is no different. McGraw reflects on a lot of emotion in “Sundown Heaven Town,” and he connects the music with his own life in an authentic way.


High fashion meets live music

Brittany Finley, Staff Writer September 16, 2014

The relationship between fashion and music is celebrated during New York fashion week during “Fashion Rocks.” This music special featured the world’s top designers presented during live performances by popular musical acts.


Costello performs a slew of hits

Brittany Finley, Staff Writer September 9, 2014

The Green Music Center was visited by Elvis Costello and the Imposters as one of only four stops along their small U.S. tour. The audience was full, filling both the hall as well as the lawn. The concert started at 7:30 and lasted about two hours with an additional 30 minute encore. Costello played quite the set list with 24 songs to be exact; ranging from his older hits to songs from his newest album, “Wise Up Ghost.”

Brad Paisley’s country summer

Brittany Finley, Staff Writer September 2, 2014

“Tonight I dare you to dream, go on and believe in impossible things.” This is just one of the messages Brad Paisley gives on his new album, “Moonshine in the Trunk.” These lyrics are from a track called “American Flag on the Moon,” a song inspired by his son.  Paisley covers a number of topics on this album all connecting to his fans. He covers the four most important elements of country music: America, Jesus, drinking and love.  


Bring tissues to ‘If I Stay’

Brittany Finley, Staff Writer August 26, 2014

“Life is this big fat gigantic mess but that’s the beauty of it too.” “If I Stay” is a film about not closing the door on oneself. It shows us that even in the worst of times one can still find the good. The film centers on a teenage girl named Mia, played by Chloe Grace Moretz. Mia reflects on her life as a spirit who must decide whether or not she should return to her comatose body and continue to live after a fatal car accident. 

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