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Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star


This election season brings a 50% increase of women elected to Congress

Edgar Zavala, Staff Writer November 11, 2020

Women will make up a quarter of Congress, which includes 102 women that will have chairs in the House of Representatives this upcoming term. This is the highest percentage of women in U.S history and a huge step forward for the equal rights movement.


Apple announces Billie Eilish documentary, ‘The World’s A Little Blurry’

Edgar Zavala, Staff Writer October 8, 2020

Unless someone has been living under a rock for the last couple of years, the name Billie Eilish has been heard. The 18-year-old Grammy award-winning pop star has taken the world by storm with her soft voice that captivated the music industry. Now the talented teenage music icon is moving to the silver screen with her new documentary titled Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry, coming to both Apple Music and theaters next February.


Josh Groban’s virtual concert tour begins

Edgar Zavala, Staff Writer September 29, 2020

American singer Josh Groban is set to launch a series of virtual concerts this upcoming holiday season. Groban will once again soothe our ears with his sweet velvet voice that America knows and loves. The multi-platinum singer is starting his first of three concerts on Oct. 3, with a live performance celebrating a collection of Broadway musical favorites. On Nov. 26, Groban will be performing his brand-new album, titled Harmony, set to release on the same day. His final concert will be streamed on Dec. 19, where Groban will perform his first ever holiday concert for fans to get in the jolly spirit.


Alexander Valley Film Festival goes online

Edgar Zavala, Staff Writer September 22, 2020

The Alexander Valley Film Festival will be going virtual this September. The festival is celebrating their sixth consecutive year as a much-anticipated event across the Sonoma County community. Students, families and friends can once again witness thought-provoking and socially conscious films created by some of the most talented and diverse filmmakers of our era. The 2020 festival will take place online on Sept. 23 through 27.


The Green Music Center presents The Green Room

Edgar Zavala, Staff Writer September 15, 2020

The Green Music Center is one of the most spectacular landmarks that Sonoma State University has to offer.

How can one forget the countless marvelous live musical performances that the Green Music Center offered to the local community?

Unfortunately, those beautiful lights that illuminate the incredible venue will not be shining this fall. With the COVID-19 outbreak, this venue will obviously not host any live performances for students and family to enjoy.


MTV hosts first virtual Music Video Awards show

Edgar Zavala, Staff Writer September 7, 2020

MTV hosted the 2020 Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug 30 as the first award shows held during the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. The event was hosted by Keke Palmer and had “live” performances by artists including The Weeknd, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and many more. However, the iconic award show had to make various adjustments in order to fit with CDC guidelines to make the event as safe as possible for the musicians and the crew.


Cinema as we know it may be a thing of the past

Edgar Zavala, Staff Writer August 26, 2020

Sitting down on that semi comfortable chair with a large popcorn on one side and a large coke on the other, you are excited to see the movie that everyone has been talking about. The theater is filled with voices all waiting for the lights to go dark and for the feature film to start playing on the large silver screen.

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