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Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star


Pixies inconsistent with their comeback

Finn Maloney, Staff Writer May 6, 2014

The Pixies have finally released some new material, but unfortunately it fails to live up to the impossibly high expectations and standards set by fans 20 years ago. “Indie Cindy” is an attempt to return to the glory and experimentalism that they last found 23 years ago when they released their last album “Trope le Monde.” 


Get rich in ‘Silicon Valley’

Finn Maloney, Staff Writer April 29, 2014

Egotistical nerds, messiah-like CEOs and a diverse group of comedic talent make up Mike Judge’s new HBO series “ Silicon Valley.” 


Colbert to host ‘Late Night’

Finn Maloney, Staff Writer April 22, 2014

Stephen Colbert, to the excitement of many, was given the late night spot on CBS, replacing David Letterman who has held the position since 1993. Colbert has been on Comedy Central as a direct competitor to “The Late Show” since the early days of Jon Stewart’s current run as “Daily Show” host, and as host of “The Colbert Report” since 2005.


‘Short Poppies’: a one-man mockumentary

Finn Maloney, Staff Writer April 15, 2014

A wildlife director, an amateur leg model, a lovable conspiracy theorist and an artistic single mother are just some of the characters all played by the same man in the new series, “Short Poppies.” 


No vacant seats at ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’

Finn Maloney, Staff Writer April 8, 2014

Wes Anderson’s latest opus, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” is a delightfully layered narrative accompanied by his signature directing style and whimsical aesthetics. 


Professors receive Excellence in Teaching Award

Finn Maloney, Staff Writer April 1, 2014

This year’s awards for Excellence in Teaching were given to Eric Williams, a professor in criminology and criminal justice, and mathematics and statistics professor, Jerry Morris.  

Water bottle ban still on horizon

Finn Maloney, Staff Writer March 11, 2014

Every year Americans buy an average of 50 billion plastic bottles, which uses 17 million barrels of oil; enough energy to power 190,000 homes annually, and about $1 billion worth of recyclable practice. Sonoma State Associated Students has decided that it will no longer willingly contribute to this worldwide problem. 

Student farmers offered Growers Grant

Finn Maloney, Staff Writer March 4, 2014

Sonoma County is famous for producing high quality organic products in some of the richest soil in the world, and now Sonoma State students are now able to contribute to this reputation. 


Chancellor speaks at Economic Conference

Finn Maloney, Staff Writer February 25, 2014

The Student Center Ballroom was packed last week at the annual Economic Outlook Conference, hosted by North Bay Business Journal and Sonoma State University. In attendance were students, business owners and representatives, journalists, sponsors and economic experts. Also in attendance were California State University Chancellor Timothy White, President Ruben Armiñana and Provost Andrew Rogerson.


‘Juried Student Exhibition’ highlights student creativity

Finn Maloney, Staff Writer February 18, 2014

Sonoma State’s Juried Student Exhibition reminds one of the purity and creativity that young artists maintain while still creating a depth of emotion and a sense of contrast seen at a professional level. The gallery is currently available for viewing at the school’s main gallery located in the art building. All of the work seen in the exhibit is student created and was judged by artists Anna Simson and Stephen Whisler. 


Louis C.K. gets bizarre with ‘Tomorrow Night’

Finn Maloney, Staff Writer February 11, 2014

Dirty photos, sexualized frozen dessert, cross-dressing, death and psychosis are just a few things on the mind of Louis C.K. in his recently released debut film. “Tomorrow Night” is a film that C.K. wrote and directed in 1998 and has been recently released on his website for the standard Louis C.K. price of $5. 


‘Squeeg’ ridiculously fun

Finn Maloney, Staff Writer February 4, 2014

The notoriously crime ridden city of Cincinnati, Ohio has a new guardian angel in the form a squeegee wielding superhuman. “The Squeeg,” a new comic book from writer David Lieto, artist Tom Gringberg and colorist Gregory Wright, explores a mans journey into heroism and his fight against scum. 

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