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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

Trio of marijuana regulation bills passed by legislature

Cassandra Owens, Staff Writer October 20, 2015

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed three bills that will bring regulation to the state’s marijuana industry after almost 20 years of providing medical cannabis.

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Robert Eyler: Dean, professor, economist

Cassandra Owens, Staff Writer October 13, 2015

Robert Eyler is the Interim Dean of Sonoma State University’s International and Extended Education, as well as a professor of economics. A Sonoma County local, Eyler went to Piner High School in Santa Rosa, attended Chico State as an undergraduate and continued his education through UC Davis. The STAR held a Q&A session on Tuesday with Sonoma State’s own macroeconomist.

Wine business receives donation from local winery

Cassandra Owens, Staff Writer October 5, 2015

California is known for producing some of the best wines in the United States. Sonoma State University’s wine business program has had a large influence on the surrounding wine country in  the nearly 20 years it has been at the university. Recently, a $300,000 donation from Peter Michael Winery in Calistoga will go towards the Wine Spectator Learning Center, set to open in 2016.

Diversity in casting isn’t enough

Cassandra Owens, Staff Writer September 22, 2015

A column by STAR Staff Writer Cassandra Owens argues that diversity is lacking in both film and television, as a result of poor film production.

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Student Spotlight: Erica Pecho

Cassandra Owens, Staff Writer September 15, 2015

Senior Erica Pecho, captain of the Sapphiresproves to be a role model to the rest of her team.

Seawolves SPEAK! Cultural Appropriation in Entertainment

Cassandra Owens, Staff Writer September 8, 2015

Sonoma State University students were asked their opinion on cultural appropriation in the entertainment industry.

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Janet Hess: not just a professor

Cassandra Owens, Staff Writer September 1, 2015

Professor Hess of Sonoma State University is an avid traveler, art enthusiast, and author.

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