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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

Asbestos again?

Célia Aline Amaral April 25, 2023

Sonoma State officials informed their students and faculty members of the presence of asbestos-containing construction material (ACCM) in the SSU buildings via email on April 4. Sharing this information is a requirement of the California Health and Safety Code. The identified buildings include; the facilities management and corporation yard, PE building and fieldhouse, Ives Hall, Boiler Plant, art building, International Hall, Carson Hall, Nichols Hall, Student Health Center, Zinfandel Village.

SSU announces AS Election results for 2023-2024

Célia Aline Amaral April 6, 2023

Sonoma State has elected new associated student representatives for the 2023-2024 school year.

Mudslides along 101 create commuting difficulties

Célia Aline Amaral April 4, 2023

A mudslide created a break on Redwood Boulevard, along the freeway in Novato on Tuesday, March 21. A few days later on March 25, Southbound US 101 had to be closed to prevent further gas or water damage from Petaluma to Novato. It was reopened at about 1:30 p.m. the next day, according to the Marin County Sheriff.

Students share benefits of working out ahead of midterms

Célia Aline Amaral March 13, 2023

With midterms slowly coming up, having physical activity can be a great way to evacuate stress, as it releases endorphins which helps to reduce the feeling of anxiety, depression and stress. Exercising...

Santa Rosa high schools face more alarms one

Célia Aline Amaral March 9, 2023

Around 11 a.m. on Monday, March 1 a fight broke out in an art classroom at Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa leaving 16-year-old Jayden Pienta dead and another student injured.

Is marijuana use more dangerous because of edibles?

Célia Aline Amaral February 27, 2023

Recreational marijuana has been legal in the California since 2016, but not many people know the risks of marijuana use.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), “Approximately 1 in 10 people who use marijuana will become addicted. When they start before age 18, the rate of addiction rises to 1 in 6”. 

CPR saves lives; Why are classes not offered at SSU?

Célia Aline Amaral February 20, 2023

CPR can save lives.

It is as simple as that and yet according to the American Heart Association only 15% to 30% of people experiencing a cardiac arrest received bystander help. 

Students struggle to financially keep their head above water

Célia Aline Amaral February 7, 2023

Food, gas, grocery, bills repeat: Those are the duties that every adult has to face on a weekly basis. Unfortunately, as inflation hits, the Californian students who don’t have the highest purchasing power to begin with, are hit harder than others. 

According to the LA Times “Nearly two-thirds of California students say their biggest obstacle to succeeding in college is costs—including food and shelter—and juggling jobs with school.”

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