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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

Governor’s proposal increases school budget

Cole McKeith, Staff Writer April 23, 2019

The school budget is expected to rise significantly over the next few years.


The ethics of military conscription in the modern world

Cole McKeith, Staff Writer April 10, 2019

It’s an issue that affects college-age men directly, with the potential to affect all other US citizens in the same group as well. At the age of 18, men are expected to sign up for the draft, and it can be a confusing experience. If one was not already well immersed into the routine motions of American life, the instance of military conscription may be especially difficult to understand.


Opposing inequality, and other heroic positions

Cole McKeith, Staff Writer March 6, 2019

Many would agree that while college campuses have always been a center of politically and culturally progressive thought, today’s students take a larger interest in the promotion of progressive politics than they have in the past. It would be difficult to find any college student who confessed support for the social ills often the subject of criticism from campuses across the nation: racial and gender inequality, wealth disparity, man made climate change, and so on. Any person that possessed the virtue of reason could find no stance from which to combat the concerns that many express on these topics.


Mental illness: why you’re wrong and I’m right

Cole McKeith, Staff Writer February 27, 2019

There may be a sentiment that exists on progressive college campuses such as Sonoma State University that as the importance of mental health has risen in public awareness, its significance has also been undermined as a trend or punchline of a joke. But criticism of the “trendiness” of mental illness overlooks the epidemic of mental illness among American youth.


Additional campus safety patrols planned

Cole McKeith, Staff Writer February 19, 2019

The Campus Police plan on adding bicycle patrols to their force, among other additions.


Armed MetroPCS burglar arrested

Cole McKeith, Staff Writer February 6, 2019

A man has been arrested in connection with a series of armed robberies, the most recent of which occurred on Jan. 26 at a Rohnert Park Metro PCS less than two miles from the Sonoma State University campus.

Storms pose new problems for fire-burned areas

Cole McKeith, Staff Writer January 30, 2019

Residents of Sonoma County have experienced a series of heavy downpours throughout the county’s wet season, felling trees and powerlines in areas and prompting warnings of flash floods in others. Throughout the mid-January storms, county officials worked overtime to clear roads closed as a result of the weather.

The strongest storm of the season moved over Sonoma County on the week of January 16, in which residents anticipated as much as 10 inches of rain across Sonoma and Mendocino counties, and causing power outages for hundreds of residents in Sonoma county, according to The Press Democrat. 

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