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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


A story of self-discovery as told by SSU alum

With finals looming over and stressful thoughts of life after graduation kicking in, was there ever a better time to seek optimism about the future?


Writers celebrate Zaum release

As ambient noise levels of a crowded setting pick up, the voice of silently read literature must reach its way through the endless chatter to create a peaceful listening atmosphere that reflects back to the commanding presence of the storyteller.


Friends come of age in ‘This One Summer’

Summertime: so close, yet presently so far away in the minds of countless adolescents finishing up those last few months of the school year.


‘She Kills Monsters’ delightfully entertaining

The Quest for the Lost Soul of Athens, Ohio was shrouded in mystery, hidden away and never meant to be revealed. That is until an ordinary teacher became destined to equip a sword and shield, slay the monsters and discover the truth behind an unplayed game’s significance.


Miyazaki’s final goodbye

What else could possibly be said about one of the most spectacular filmmakers to ever grace the industry with his beloved animated tales of imagination, love and triumph of the human spirit? In “The Wind Rises,” announced by Hayao Miyazaki to be his final full-length feature as a director, he accomplishes a career marked by hand-drawn dreams and indescribable beauty.


Welcome to Asunda, an ‘Untamed’ land

Dylan Sirdofsky, Editor-in-Chief February 26, 2014

Oasis is a town once ruled by a man who carried relentless hatred. Despite this, there was still hope for his soul with the aid of his wife and daughter by his side. The three of them were murdered, but the man was given a second chance in the afterlife. For him, death was only the beginning.


‘Boondocks’ & Booyakasha set to return after hiatus

Dylan Sirdofsky, Editor-in-Chief February 18, 2014

Returning this spring season of television are two shows that have made their mark in popular culture for their standout, quotable characters and satire along with a trail of controversy following them for years after they’ve aired.


‘Fiddler’ keeps tradition alive

Dylan Sirdofsky, Editor-in-Chief February 11, 2014

How does a small village keep society running as it should be when the world around them is constantly changing? Tradition, of course.


‘True Detective’ drama done right

Dylan Sirdofsky, Editor-in-Chief February 4, 2014

In 1995, a murder occurred that left two Louisiana investigators perplexed and disturbed by what was found at the crime scene. Seventeen years later, after having closed the case, they are being interviewed to gain information about their insights due to the possibility of the serial killer’s return—or whether he was ever caught—in HBO’s anthology drama, “True Detective.”


Handel’s ‘Theodora’ brought back to life

Dylan Sirdofsky, Editor-in-Chief January 28, 2014

Weill Hall was packed to a capacity crowd Saturday evening for the masterpiece oratorio known as George Frideric Handel’s “Theodora” (1750), guided by the artistic director of The English Concert and the renowned concert and opera conductor Harry Bicket.


Unsung story of ‘Fifth Beatle’ told as graphic novel

Dylan Sirdofsky, Editor-in-Chief January 21, 2014

Not every comic book hero needs to have superpowers. In the case of the Beatles manager Brian Epstein, one might say all he ever needed was love.


‘AmaXing’ turnout for autism philanthropy

Dylan Sirdofsky, Editor-in-Chief October 22, 2013

M-Section Park was filled with members of fraternities and sororities, as well as clubs and sports teams on Saturday in participation of the second annual AmaXing Challenge, presented by Alpha Xi Delta. The event helped raise money for their national philanthropy, Autism Speaks, according to Alpha Xi Delta’s Public Relations Vice President Julie Aldag.

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