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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

Wells earns first CCAA Player of the Week in over five seasons.

Daniel Serrano, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

Jaylen does well yet again. Sophomore and Business major, Jaylen Wells, exploded in Sonoma State’s three game set last week, making himself Sonoma’s first CCAA player of the week since the 2015-16 season. During the Nov. 21-27 week, Wells was able to put up 77 points, 26 rebounds, and 13 assists throughout the three games they played. Despite losing on Nov. 22 against Humboldt in the CCAA opener, Wells managed to score a career high of 30 points against the Lumberjacks. Later in the week during the Thanksgiving Classic held at the Wolves Den, he managed 19 points, seven rebounds, and five assists against Fresno Pacific. In the last game, he came up with 28 points, eight rebounds, and five assists against Holy Names. Quite an impressive week for such a young, talented player.

Seawolves win first game at home

Daniel Serrano, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

The Sonoma State University Men’s Basketball team hosted the annual ‘SSU Thanksgiving Classic’ this past Saturday and Sunday, which resulted in the Seawolves first win of the 2022-23 season. The Seawolves beat Holy Names University, 93-67 this past Sunday. Their first win came as the Seawolves have been playing competitive basketball as they had lost their two prior games by no more than eight points.

Men’s Basketball tip-off their season

Daniel Serrano, Staff Writer December 6, 2022

As the semester starts to come to an end, the Men’s Basketball season is just getting started. This past weekend the Seawolves kicked off their season as they took on Dominican University and the Academy of Art. Against Dominican University, they lost in a close battle, 76-82. They also ended up losing to the Academy of Art 70-77 in another tight game. After going 3-25 last year, the team was very eager to get back out on the court and have a redemption season. After gaining some more players over the offseason, the men are fired up for the season.

Black and Brown in Blue: Kevin Kilgore

Daniel Serrano, Staff Writer November 12, 2022

On the tenth session of Conversations with Black and Brown in Blue, Chief of Police Nader Oweis sat down with newly elected Deputy Chief of the City of the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety, Kevin Kilgore. Kilgore gave amazing insight into the variety of departments he has worked for and his upbringing. He also touched on his plans moving forward on how the department is going to try and recruit more LGBTQ+ and what that looks like specifically.

Spotlight: Club Baseball

Daniel Serrano, Staff Writer November 12, 2022

A lot of students have desires to revamp their sports careers. Club teams offer that opportunity. Club baseball had their first scrimmage this weekend against Sacramento State University with a double header on Saturday and a game on Sunday. This was an important series to see where the strengths and weaknesses of the team are. SSU dropped the first game to Sacramento 24-1 and the second one 14-5.

‘Horror through the Decades’ – themed dinner

Daniel Serrano, Staff Writer November 3, 2022

Horror Through the Decades Themed Dinner was held in the kitchens on Thursday Oct. 20, in the spirit of Halloween being right around the corner. Aside from the horror movie themed food, the cafeteria was decorated with ghosts and ghouls on every wall with horror movie music playing from the speakers. Some of the tables were decorated with halloween themed cutlery and napkins with pumpkins in the middle of each table. There was also different lighting for every kitchen, varying from a dark blue to a bright orange.

Spotlight: Mixed Martial Arts club

Daniel Serrano, Staff Writer November 3, 2022

With all the craziness that has happened so far this semester in Rohnert Park, from creepy clowns to on campus stabbings, I think it’s safe to say that we could all learn some self-defense techniques in case we find ourselves in a dangerous situation. The Mixed Martial arts club offers just that. With practices every Thursday at 7 p.m. in International hall 104, the MMA club offers a variety of self defense techniques through different forms of martial arts. Brazilian jiu-jitsu, wrestling, kickboxing, and Muay Thai are some of the main focuses of this semester.

Make your ‘Health and Wellbeing’ a priority

Daniel Serrano, Staff Writer October 10, 2022

On Wednesday Oct. 5, Student Involvement hosted a health and wellbeing fair in the Seawolf Plaza to give students the tools to keep their bodies and minds in good enough shape to grind out the rest of the fall semester. At the height of the event, the plaza was packed with students. The temperature was perfect and the sun was glistening. Students from all grades showed up to gather these tools and tips from various clubs.


STAR Spotlight: Andy Shepherd

Daniel Serrano, Staff Writer October 4, 2022

Once a student at Sonoma State University himself, earning a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a concentration in marketing, as well as a jazz studies minor in 2011, Andy Shepherd now works as the Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications for the Green Music Center at SSU. Shepherd has had the pleasure of promoting hundreds of shows from “classical icons”, as he described them, such as, Yo- Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman, to artists like Andy Grammer and Fitz and the Tantrums.  


Seawolf clubs compete to ‘Chalk the Plaza’

Daniel Serrano, Staff Writer September 20, 2022

Associated Student Productions hosted “Chalk the Plaza” on Sept. 12 at the Seawolf Plaza, offering SSU clubs the chance to win a donation of two hundred dollars for the best drawing. A dozen clubs competed for the prize; fraternities, sororities, the Anime Club, and many more showed up to participate. Teams were given 2 hours to complete their drawings and after they were done, the judges walked around and voted for the winner. In the end, the Filipino American Association of Sonoma State University won the competition. All the clubs put a lot of time and effort into their drawings, but according to the judges, it was FAASSU that was best. 

Seawolves JUMP into service

Daniel Serrano, Staff Writer September 12, 2022

The Join Us Making Progress (JUMP) community service program of the Associated Students, hosted a food drive at the Redwood Empire Food Bank in Santa Rosa on Saturday, Sept. 10. Nearly fifteen Seawolves were brought to the food bank. They managed to package dozens of meals to support less fortunate families all over Sonoma County. The meals can also make it to various places in Northern California such as Humboldt and Lake County. But, they’re primarily in Sonoma County helping local people in Rohnert Park, Petaluma, and Santa Rosa.

Dinner and a movie: Mighty Ducks at the Green

Daniel Serrano, Staff Writer August 23, 2022

At 4 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 27, Sonoma State University hosted a picnic on the Weill Lawn at the Green Music Center for the viewing of The Mighty Ducks.  The weather was perfect for an outside movie, with breezy temperatures of about 70 degrees and clear skies. Dozens of local families came out to the event and spread out all across the lawn. Many students were present for the film as well and kids were running wild, throwing footballs and baseballs and having a blast. Food vendors such as Sol Azteca and Trader Jim’s Dole Whip were there selling burritos and ice cream to those who attended. 

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