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


SSU student is Miss Hmong California 2018 at 12th annual pageant

Emily Shaheen, Staff Writer December 6, 2017

Cindy Cha, a student at Sonoma State University, recently became the newest winner of the Miss Hmong California Pageant. 

This competition, hosted over Thanksgiving weekend by Sacramento Hmong New Year, Inc., was the organization’s 12th annual pageant thus far, according to its website. 


Alberto Ledesma discusses grad school preparation at SSU

Emily Shaheen, Staff Writer November 15, 2017

On Nov. 9, UC Berkeley’s own Alberto Ledesma visited Sonoma State University to speak to students about the preparation process of applying to graduate school. 

Ledesma, who is the graduate diversity director for the Arts and Humanities Division of UC Berkeley’s College of Letters and Science, discussed the logistics of applying, selecting schools, and maintaining an acceptable GPA. 


Byron Hurt promotes discussion against rape culture

Emily Shaheen, Staff Writer November 8, 2017

On Wednesday, Byron Hurt proposed the following question to Sonoma State University students: “What does masculinity mean to you?” 

Hurt traveled across the country to speak to students in Ballroom A of the Student Center. 


YouTube sensation promotes Latinx culture at SSU

Emily Shaheen, Staff Writer October 4, 2017

Culy Velasquez, creator of the ‘Pero Like’ YouTube channel and longtime team member of Buzzfeed, spoke about his experiences with diversity issues during a recent visit to Sonoma State University.

On Sept. 28 in the HUB, Velasquez addressed a predominantly Latina crowd about his experiences as an entertainer and the message he intends to send through his YouTube channel. According to Velasquez, the goal of “Pero Like” is to create a place where he can show the world who Latinos really are, along with their beautiful culture.

Load More Stories
Donate to Sonoma State Star