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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


San Francisco: A criminal sancutary

Sanctuary laws within San Francisco became a topic of discussion last year after the death of 32-year-old Kate Steinle, a Pleasanton woman who was shot and killed while walking with her father along Pier 14.


Presidential candidates widen the partisan divide

I will say one thing — it’s clear how divided we stand as a country, and presidential candidates must make it more clear which specific issues they support and what changes they will make once in office. Attack the issues, not each other.

Graton casino expansion; A safe bet for local community

Two and a half years after the widely debated opening of Graton Casino (and soon to be resort), it looks as though opponents of the development will have to eat their words.


Increasing rents, evictions changing the face of Sonoma County

Christine Edwards, Staff Writer April 26, 2016

If you do decide to call this place home for the foreseeable future, bear this in mind: Rent in Sonoma County has gone up to 40 percent since 2012, and is projected to continue to rise in the years to come.


Putting your whole community at risk

Christine Edwards, Staff Writer April 19, 2016

Diseases are making a shocking comeback due to parent’s refusal of vaccinations.
School is supposed to be a safe, healthy environment for children to learn and thrive, and many educational institutions do all they can to protect students from harm.

University to receive sustainability ranking

Christine Edwards, Staff Writer April 12, 2016

A group of students at Sonoma State University are working to improve sustainability on campus and will be submitting an audit to STARS — the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System —in early May to gauge how the campus measures up to other universities across the world in terms of sustainability. This program is a part the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, a nonprofit that aims to empower university’s faculty, staff and students to become agents of change by driving sustainability innovation on campus.


Nineteen arrested at Rohnert Park DUI checkpoint

Christine Edwards, Staff Writer March 10, 2016

On Feb. 27, the Rohnert Park Police Department held a sobriety checkpoint on the Rohnert Park Expressway between7 p.m. through Sunday morning until around 1 a.m. eastbound drivers were stopped and over 1,300 vehicles were screened, 28 of which were told to park in a nearby lot for further questioning.

The Oscars address the white elephant in the room

During the 88th Academy Awards host and comedian Chris Rock opened the ceremony with several jokes pointing to a lack of diversity, blatantly admitting that this would be the second year in a row that only white actors were nominated.



‘Race’ sprints beyond the finish line

Christine Edwards, Staff Writer February 23, 2016

“Race” tells the story of a man who would not let anything get in his way even during a time in history when African Americans were highly discriminated against and meant to be seen but not heard.


SoCo Dance Theater to return to Sonoma State

Christine Edwards, Staff Writer February 16, 2016

The local performing arts group, SoCo Dance Theater, will bring their annual dance concert to the Sonoma State University campus to delight audiences with their unique style of contemporary dance.


Q&A with Max Heller and Alessio Guerra

Christine Edwards, Staff Writer February 9, 2016

The STAR sat down with up-and-coming filmmakers Max Heller and Alessio Guerra to discuss the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go to the Cannes International Film Festival.



If you believe, you Cannes

Christine Edwards, Staff Writer February 2, 2016

Some of Sonoma State University’s very own have once again been invited to the largest and most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes International Film Festival, to have their short films screened in France this coming May.

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