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Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

The mark of a good citizen

Emily Hill, Staff Writer December 9, 2014

Is someone inherently a good citizen if they hold the door open for others? Obey the laws? Vote in presidential elections? These are all admirable actions for one to do on a daily basis, but it is arguable that these things don’t necessarily qualify someone as a well-rounded and “good” citizen. 

College: Getting ahead 101

Emily Hill, Staff Writer November 18, 2014

As a freshman, you may think it’s too early to start thinking about a career. In fact, I did. I would roll my eyes and ignore any information thrown at me about my future when my mom would try and advise me. Similar to many, my life and career after college was the last thing to worry about as a freshman or sophomore. However, after some very particular advice, I began to prepare for what would follow my four years at Sonoma State.

Leading the way at SSU

Emily Hill, Staff Writer November 11, 2014

Quit your job at Swirl Time, Taco Bell and Extreme Pizza. Stop aimlessly staring off into space as you wait for closing time. Stop answering the phone with the same monotone speech  you could recite in your sleep. Money may be great, but it is not worth the agony of working somewhere that bores you to death.

Hella Nor Cal or totally So Cal?

Emily Hill, Staff Writer November 4, 2014

If you call Southern California home, you will most likely connect to this article on a whole new psychological level. Differentiating between Northern and Southern California can be challenging; however, I have found that they are worlds apart in more ways than one.


Lecturer advocates sexual health education

Emily Hill, Staff Writer October 28, 2014

When one thinks about sex-ed, what comes to mind? Condoms? Birth Control? Penis? Vagina? Alexandra Kelner is knowledgeable when it comes to the topic. In fact, she created her own program to reinvent the sex education experience for young children.


Acclaimed author discusses climate change

Emily Hill, Staff Writer October 21, 2014

“Climate change is the very essence of a collective problem,” said Naomi Klein at the opening of her lecture and book signing in Santa Rosa Friday night.  


National Preparedness Month sparks safety efforts

Emily Hill, Staff Writer October 7, 2014

In case of emergency, students may need to know what to do, where to evacuate or who to contact for help at Sonoma State University. 

Weight loss study affects eating disorders

Emily Hill, Staff Writer September 30, 2014

Eating disorders are life-threatening illnesses that require intense medical, nutrition and psychological treatment. Unfortunately, 17 to 22-year-old students around the globe struggle with acquiring some sort of eating disorder during their college years. 


Alumnus Zach Cohen achieves quick success

Emily Hill, Staff Writer September 23, 2014

Growing up, Zach Cohen enjoyed listening to his father tell stories about how he used to work in his father’s clothing factory in the heart of New York City.


Professor Malpica makes everlasting impressions

Emily Hill, Staff Writer September 16, 2014

A teacher that is passionate can create inspiration among students. A student’s experience in a class can be majorly altered because of the teacher. There are even points when a teacher can alter students previous outlooks on life. 


Back to school with Privus Mobile

Emily Hill, Staff Writer September 9, 2014

No text message is worth one’s life or the lives of others. Greg Smith, CEO and president of Privus Mobile, gave the STAR an inside scoop on a new app to help college students drive safely, stay organized and prioritize while taking on a full load of classes.  


Up early with Rowing Club

Emily Hill, Staff Writer September 2, 2014

Who knew that the Sonoma State rowing club was ranked one of the top in the state? Believe it or not, the club practices Monday through Friday from 5 to 7:15 a.m.  Before the rest of us are even awake, the club has been out to the Petaluma River and back to prepare for the upcoming season.  

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