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Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star


Quarantine, but make it fashion

Carson Miller, Staff Writer April 29, 2020

Seemingly innumerable stores, restaurants and thousands of other public spaces across the country--least, those of which are still open--have now required customers to wear masks inside their businesses. While orders by local governments have mandated public mask-wearing all the while, outside of the clear benefits in reducing the exposure of COVID-19, it seems that masks have quickly become a paramount part of our, well, “everyday fashion.”

Your next show-streaming opportunity

Carson Miller, Staff Writer April 22, 2020

Covid-19 has left millions of Americans unemployed, out of school and trapped at home. However, the seemingly never-ending break from school and work has left citizens with more than enough time to stream all their favorite television shows and movies. But what, exactly, is out there for students to enjoy during the hiatus of, well, daily life?


Comedian Jim Gaffigan, wife Jeannie provide support to frontlined workers via food relief

Carson Miller, Staff Writer April 15, 2020

Jim Gaffigan, one of America’s most well-known stand-up comedians, has set aside the jokes and newly directed his work toward helping the essential workers on the frontline of COVID-19. The well renowned public figure and his wife, Jeannie Gaffigan, have started a fundraiser in order to feed the men and women who are working day-and-night to save the lives of patients diagnosed with COVID-19.


Local food favorite offers accessible, affordable avenue for residents to maximize their meals

Carson Miller, Staff Writer April 1, 2020

Rohnert Park’s beloved Sally Tomatoes at Somo Village will now be offering a convenient and affordable way for Sonoma County residents to have delicious meals delivered right to their door. Sally Tomatoes has been a cherished member of the Rohnert Park community for the past 15 years through its catering and event company efforts centered in Somo Village. Similar to a number of current American restaurant businesses, Sally Tomatoes, along with Heirloom Cafe and other venues at Somo Village, are struggling to stay afloat with the loss of business due to the novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

Study abroad programs struggle with quarantine orders

Carson Miller, Staff Writer March 25, 2020

The novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has become a global pandemic, leaving millions of Americans trapped at home, while also leaving thousands of study-abroad students in a panic to get back home. Equally, the virus has left millions of students within the United States confused and worried if they will be able to stay on campus, and how, exactly, they will be able to finish the rest of their education through spring semester.


‘Late Nights at Lobos’ engages student nightlife with on-campus, themed trivia

Carson Miller, Staff Writer March 4, 2020

While students are looking for a change of pace to their Friday night plans to start off the weekend, Late Nights at Lobo’s might just be the perfect campus event to foot the bill. Sonoma State University has been working with students and staff to help create fun-filled weekday and weekend events for students throughout the entire semester; among those at the forefront: the rotating selection featured at Late Nights at Lobo’s.


Stomping Grounds: a glass half-full approach for students on everything wine

Carson Miller, Staff Writer February 26, 2020

Stomping Grounds, located at the the University’s new Wine Spectator building next to International Hall, has swiftly become an entertainment filled place to be for students every third Thursday of the month. The Wine Spectator building opened its doors over the summer of 2018 and is home to most of the of the school ‘s business classes, especially classes for students who are involved in earning their degree in wine business. Events hosted at Stomping Grounds are led by the Director of University Culinary Services, Nancy Keller, who worked in the culinary service field with various universities over the past 20 years and at Sonoma State University since 2017.


Sonoma State’s Mock Trial team continues to rack up wins and awards

Carson Miller, Staff Writer February 19, 2020

Sonoma State’s Mock Trial team has made a name for themselves this season with many victories on their way to regionals. Mock Trial is a public speaking competition, and is a common organization on high school and college campuses. Last weekend, the Sonoma State Mock Trial team won a tournament at University of California, Santa Cruz, while also taking home two individual awards, as well.


Carson Miller, Staff Writer February 12, 2020

LoboFest is a week and a half long celebration with campus events that are geared towards bringing the entire campus community together through spirit, tradition, and engagement activities. One of the big events hosted this past week was Food Truck Wednesday, which took place last Wednesday afternoon in reserve lot D next to the Student Center. Seawolves were invited to take a break from campus food for the day, and to try out a few local vendors, including Mary’s Pizza Shack, Wing Man, and Taqueria Sol Azteca.


Shape Sonoma State at the library redesign session

Carson Miller, Staff Writer February 5, 2020

Sonoma State University is encouraging students and staff to bring their ideas to the table and will be hosting library design sessions to learn what the campus community wants from the University Library redesign.

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