The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

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


Students go hands-on at campus garden

Doug Trumm, Staff Writer October 23, 2019

This past week, Sonoma State University gave students a chance to try out their green thumbs in the campus garden. Located near the Environmental Technology Center, the campus garden is one of SSU’s best spots for those interested in horticulture and gardening. The event from this week focused on promoting awareness of organic food production, as well as gardening methods.


Student spotlight of the week: Noah Alioto

Doug Trumm, Staff Writer October 16, 2019

Sonoma State transfer student Noah Alioto is making a name for himself as a talented, local musician and rap artist. Alioto, known by his stage name as NoahFly, is already making waves in the industry despite being a full time student. His debut album “Forever Fly” recently released on all major platforms. 


Sonoma Film Institute showcases film pulled from Vietnam: ‘The Third Wife’

Doug Trumm, Staff Writer October 9, 2019

Each week, the Sonoma Film Institute showcases a new film for Sonoma State students and the surrounding community to experience. These movies are screened in Ives Hall and are provided free of charge, although donations are appreciated. This past weekend, the Film Institute displayed the movie, “The Third Wife”, a 2018 film directed by Ash Mayfair. 

Sonoma State Business Student Gives New Life to E-Waste Center

Doug Trumm, Staff Writer October 2, 2019

One of Santa Rosa’s oldest e-waste centers is closing its doors and going through significant changes this year. CRC Computer Center, located on Santa Rosa Avenue within 10 minutes of Sonoma State University, has been in business since the 1980s. Due to several management-related events, the recycling center has made the tough decision to turn its workers away and close after decades of establishment.


PG&E considers shutting down power to Norcal homes

Doug Trumm, Staff Writer September 25, 2019

Following 2017’s Tubbs fire, PG&E is now considering shutting off power to over 120 thousand customers in Northern California. Napa and Sonoma county are two of the largest areas that are potentially affected by this shutdown.


Sonoma Film Institute

Doug Trumm, Staff Writer September 18, 2019

The Sonoma Film Institute offers many films that are screened free of charge. The movies, displayed in Ives Hall, often center around meaningful and thought-provoking topics.

Former Santa Rosa Junior College Custodian Killed in Fight

Doug Trumm, Staff Writer September 10, 2019

A fight that broke out two years ago left former Santa Rosa Junior College custodian Dondiego Hermillo Andrade dead, and now one Lake County man sentenced to prison. All of this began over a dispute from a parking lot ding.


Thieves Steal Car Parts from Campus Parking Lots

Doug Trumm, Staff Writer September 4, 2019

According to a recent email from Sonoma State University Police, thieves have been targeting cars on the campus lots. However, unlike most car thefts, locking your doors won’t prevent this crime from happening.


Trailer fire near Santa Rosa releases toxic smoke and raises questions

Doug Trumm, Staff Writer August 28, 2019

On Aug. 19, at approximately 4 p.m., a trailer fire in a Santa Rosa scrapyard resulted in multiple vehicles burning, with toxic fumes flying through the air.

Load More Stories
Donate to Sonoma State Star