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The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star


Santa Rosa Tex Wasabi’s: student staple closes without notice

Eve Rabinovitz, Staff Writer October 16, 2019

The once popular Tex Wasabi restaurant, which was owned by locally infamous, nationally renowned Guy Fieri, recently shut down without any notice. This downtown restaurant located in Santa Rosa offered a menu of sushi-barbeque fusion cuisine, making it an instant standout in Sonoma County. However, it was most popularly known for its gigantic “fishbowl” offerings, which consisted of alcoholic beverages of your choosing and were easily shared and enjoyed among Sonoma State students and friends alike.


Wine Sense: The SSU Wine club fruitful with educational opportunity

Eve Rabinovitz, Staff Writer October 9, 2019

Students of age across Sonoma State have a palatable opportunity at their grasp: with a wine glass in hand, students can expand their knowledge and entertain themselves with a wine tasting from the most renowned and local wineries in Sonoma County through Wine Sense, the SSU Wine club. 


Country artist Josh Turner cancels SOMO show in light of deadly tour bus crash

Eve Rabinovitz, Staff Writer October 2, 2019

A bus carrying the road crew of multi-country music award winner, Josh Turner, recently spiraled off an embankment in Paso Robles, California near Highway 101, killing sound engineer David Turner and leaving seven other crew members hospitalized on Wednesday, Sept. 18. For those among Sonoma State Students who were positioned to attend the Josh Turner Concert at SOMO Village on Sept. 24, the event will not be postponed and will conclude SOMO Village’s concert season. All remaining September shows on Turner’s tour have been canceled.


Oktoberfest at Brewsters Beer Garden

Eve Rabinovitz, Staff Writer September 25, 2019

For those among Sonoma State students alike who are striving to celebrate Oktoberfest, but are unable travel to its true roots and event showcase in Munich, Germany, Brewsters Beer Garden will be holding an Oktoberfest celebration the weekend of Sept. 28 and Sept. 29. Although the event is free for those of all ages, particularly, for students of age, grab your “dirndl” or “lederhosen” and head over to the festival for a plethora of beer drinking, live music, games, and authentic German food. 


Body Language Productions: the student group on the rise

Eve Rabinovitz, Staff Writer September 18, 2019

The Body Language Productions team is building a community of music enthusiasts as they spread awareness through the genre of electronic dance music. Sonoma State University students Christian Francisco, Jacob Gonzales, Allan Lock, Tyler Chase and Edgar Avalos all come together to share their passion for music under their group label, Body Language Productions. 


The Lagunitas Beer Circus: A ‘freaktacular’ event

Eve Rabinovitz, Staff Writer September 11, 2019

The Circus is coming to town! For students of age, this not-so-typical circus invites those to grab friends, family, and prepare for a unique, beer-filled experience worthy of “hopping” out for. Ranging in its various types of entertainment and local craft beer, this for-charity event arrives at an affordable price. Petaluma’s 10th Anniversary Lagunitas Beer Circus will be held on Sept. 14 at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.


Taste of Sonoma returns to the GMC

Eve Rabinovitz, Staff Writer September 4, 2019

Calling all wine and food admirers to the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University: Taste of Sonoma holds their annual showcase of Sonoma County’s most established, renowned wineries and chefs--and more. The event, held on Aug. 31, includes a wine grand tasting area, guided wine seminars, chef’s pavilion, a beer garden, and themed lounges filled with entertainment. However, with tickets ranging from $150-255, does Taste of Sonoma add up to its price tag? 


HBO new series pushing boundaries

Eve Rabinovitz, Staff Writer August 28, 2019

The new HBO series, “Euphoria,” is anything but ordinary. The series steps into the pool of provocative, self-identifying teenage drama. Filled with sex, dark humor, drugs and tender romance, “Euphoria” is a complicated drama that pushes traditional boundaries and aims to open perspective of what truly goes on in the minds of teenagers.

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