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The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star


Pros and cons of social media

Social media consists of different websites and applications that can be used to interact and share information with other users. Despite the fact that it has widely progressed over the years, some may say that these apps create and spread negativity to those in society. Cyberbullying, body shaming, and unrealistic standards have become an issue for teens and adults. 43% of kids have admitted to being cyberbullied, with 1 in 4 students stating that it has happened more than once, according to the website Do Something.


Rise in fentanyl addictions spread like wildfire

Garrett Kitchen, Staff Writer April 24, 2019

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is used as a pain reliever for those who are suffering from extreme cancer pain, yet the effects behind this illicit drug have become deadly. Musicians such as the legendary Prince and rappers Mac Miller and Lil Peep are among the celebrities who have fallen victim to this hidden drug. Although this drug has affected the lives of the rich and famous, it also has a devastating impact on those who may not be aware of its potency.


Gymnast’s injury urges dialogue about high-risk sports

Garrett Kitchen, Staff Writer April 17, 2019

An Auburn University student was injured last week after performing at a NCAA gymnastics regional finals. Samantha Cerio, a senior gymnast, appeared to have dislocated both of her knees after landing a stunt at the competition. Many have said that these sports could be considered mildly “dangerous,” and that precautions should be taken to potentially avoid injuries in the future. 


Club Spotlight: Pre-Law Society

Garrett Kitchen, Staff Writer April 10, 2019

A club on campus aims to help future lawyers with everything from LSAT practice to which law school they should choose.


Bike program geared towards students

Garrett Kitchen, Staff Writer April 3, 2019

Going green is as simple as riding a bike. Learn how you can help the planet by utilizing Sonoma State University’s bike rental program.


‘Save a Seawolf’ PSA contest aims to save lives

Garrett Kitchen, Staff Writer March 13, 2019

Sonoma State University’s PSA contest hopes to change lives through educating students on the dangers of distracted driving.


Career Fest aims to connect students to community

Garrett Kitchen, Staff Writer February 27, 2019

Connecting with employers is made easier with this year’s Career Fest.

Los Angeles orchestra coming to Weill Hall

Garrett Kitchen, Staff Writer February 20, 2019

The Green Music Center will be hosting the Los Angeles-based orchestra wild Up at Weill Hall on Friday, Feb. 22. 


SSU art exhibit brings awareness to the creativity of disabled individuals

Garrett Kitchen, Staff Writer February 13, 2019

Alchemia: A Spectrum of Creativity, the latest exhibit in the library art gallery, displays many types of art such as paintings and ceramic pieces. 

Grammy award winning violinist comes to SSU

Garrett Kitchen, Staff Writer February 6, 2019

Many students around Sonoma State University are talking after the upcoming Grammy award-winning violinist Joshua Bell will be performing at the Green Music Center on February 8, 2019. 


Students seek positivity in creative movement

Garrett Kitchen, Staff Writer January 30, 2019

The Sonoma State Music Department has been recognized recently after two students, Jacob Rosales and Claudia Torres, created a movement to encourage others called the Face-Palmer movement. The movement focuses on understanding each others differences and working towards creating a more healthy, comfortable environment for those in the department and at the school. 

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