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Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

Fraternity gives old shoes new life

Carly Saber, Staff Writer May 10, 2016

Every year Americans throw out around 68 pounds of textiles per person. Shoes and clothes are filling landfills, while there are people all over the world struggling to get to work or to school because they have to walk barefoot or in shoes in poor condition.


A Sapphire’s golden opportunity

Carly Saber, Staff Writer May 10, 2016

Many students play sports throughout their childhood and into high school, but a select few continue on to play their sport in college. From there, it’s only the best of the best that continue on professionally. It takes a certain kind of dedication and talent to enter the professional realm. 

Erin Hardy, senior psychology major and dance minor, been given the opportunity to be a professional dancer. She will be dancing for the San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheer team for the 2016-2017 football season. 


Campus fashion watch: Coachella edition

Carly Saber, Staff Writer April 26, 2016

Flower crowns, fringe and flash tattoos – Coachella fashion has turned into a phenomenon. The outfits seen at this annual music festival are not everyday outfits, but are picked out with a purpose. 

Each year the style changes just slightly, allowing for new innovative ways to change the meaning of “Boho Chic.” 



Jennifer Newsom to discuss women in media

Carly Saber, Staff Writer April 19, 2016

Well-known activist Marian Wright Edelman once said, “You can’t be what you can’t see.” The media has long been shaping society by showing people how they should be, feel and act. 

Through commercials, television, movies, the news and music videos, gender stereotypes have been perpetuated and ingrained into the minds of Americans.  


Relay For Life raises money for cancer

Carly Saber, Staff Writer April 12, 2016

Students, faculty and members of the community came together for a 12-hour event in the Darwin Quad this weekend. 

Relay For Life is a worldwide event where teams walk for the fight against cancer. It began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt walked for 24 hours around a track in Washington. The following year, 340 supporters joined him. Since then the event has spread and raised over $5 billion for the American Cancer Society.


Local coffee spot beats Starbucks

Carly Saber, Staff Writer April 5, 2016

Starbucks is not just a coffee house - it’s a way of life. Each Starbucks location serves, on average, over 500 customers per day. They’re located in over 40 countries and are currently the leading coffee retailer in the world. Starbucks lovers are dedicated and loyal customers. The thing about Starbucks though, is it has taken “coffee shop” to a commercial level. If you’ve been in one Starbucks, you’ve been in them all. Of course there are varying degrees of customer service, drink taste and store décor but they’re all generally the same.


Honor societies worth the résumé boost

Carly Saber, Staff Writer March 29, 2016

Honor societies have long had the reputation of being prestigious groups that are for select elite students. While this does hold some truth, many students have the opportunity to join during their college years.


Headaches, not warm welcomes when house hunting in Rohnert Park

Carly Saber, Staff Writer March 8, 2016

Looking for housing off-campus in Rohnert Park can be one of the hardest things students will do during their time at Sonoma State University. 

The surrounding area is not what some would call “a college town.” It’s more like a small town filled with cranky old people and families with small children, oh and also a bunch of wild college students. Of course, not all students are wild and not all of the old people are cranky. But it certainly feels that way when its time to look for housing.


Combining feminism and theatre for a good cause

Carly Saber, Staff Writer March 1, 2016

Vaginas are not typically the topic of many conversations, let alone entire events. 


Helping others in Sir Lanka

Carly Saber, Staff Writer February 23, 2016

Many people come to college not knowing what they will do with their degree. Students change their major, some multiple times, and struggle to find their calling. For student Halia Daugherty, things are finally clicking into place.

 Daugherty is currently a chemistry major, but she is working hard to switch into a psychology major, while minoring in chemistry. 

She is currently working with the autistic clients at the special education school, ACES, where she is a behavioral interventionist.


Eat, study and love in Florence

Carly Saber, Staff Writer February 16, 2016

"Bring as much peanut butter as you can, travel until you’re broke and always enjoy yourself, don’t be worried about what could go wrong just have fun and make memories.” 

This is the wise advice Mason Wilfert would like to give to anyone who is thinking of studying abroad. Wilfert is a junior business major who just returned from a semester in Florence, Italy.


Orginality shines at Seawolves Got Talent

Carly Saber, Staff Writer February 2, 2016

Last Saturday, the Student Center Ballroom was filled with students ready to witness the first ever Seawolves Got Talent. The show mimicked the format of some of the popular and long-lasting TV shows, such as “X-Factor” or “American Idol”.
The show kicked off with an introduction of the judges and a quick explanation of the prize money by host and Associated Student Productions director, Gabe Duran. He then jumped right in to kicking off the show with the first performer.


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