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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


Can’t miss DIY Saturdays

Jack Messier, Staff Writer May 1, 2019

If you’re feeling stressed about finals, find out what event you shouldn’t skip.


Fair creates a fun environment

Jack Messier, Staff Writer April 24, 2019

Earth Day fair kick-starts the beginning of a week celebrating how to love the plant responsibly.


Top 5 ways to exercise beyond the Rec

Jack Messier, Staff Writer April 17, 2019

If the Recreation center is not your thing, here are 5 ways to exercise without the gym.


Unapologetically, just another average Joe

Jack Messier, Staff Writer April 10, 2019

Many, many things can change drastically in five years; however, unfortunately, and unapologetically, men—especially those who withhold high political positions— truly owning or simply apologizing for instances of sexual misconduct isn’t one of them. And now, still as unapologetic as ever in 2019, former VP Joe Biden sadly remains just another average Joe in this regard, too.


Youtube tattoo artist caught sexting underage girls

Jack Messier, Staff Writer April 3, 2019

“Were you or were you not sexting with 14 and 15-year-old girls?”

This, among plentiful, straightforward questions plunged on famed YouTube tattoo artist Romeo Lacoste, engaged nothing but a laughable onslaught of question-dodging and excuse-making amid newly surfaced underage sexting allegations last week. According to Forbes, Lacoste is one of the biggest tattooers on social media, and is “the go to tattoo artist for influencers.”


Patient cured of HIV gives hope to sufferers

Jack Messier, Staff Writer March 13, 2019

Currently, roughly 37 million people worldwide suffer from HIV infection. The ubiquity of HIV,  a virus that infiltrates and disrupts the body’s ability to fight infections, has consequently made it ever-apparent that the virus poses an intricate, relentless battle for doctors to overcome and eliminate permanently.


The exhausting reality of workism worship

Jack Messier, Staff Writer March 6, 2019

The ever-daunting term, workism, is subsumed under two core areas: the belief that work is not only vital to economic production, but also the leading hallmark of one’s identity and life’s purpose—defined by economist Derek Thompson.


Actor’s hoax attack exposes the desire for relevancy

Jack Messier, Staff Writer February 27, 2019

“Sweetie, they’re not going to find them.”

These are the words of Good Morning America host Robin Roberts in response to Jussie Smollett’s assertion, “I was talking to a friend and I said, ‘I just want (the police) to find (the attackers),’ said in an ABC exclusive interview prior to Smollett’s recent Feb 20 arrest. 


County provides support for immigrants

Jack Messier, Staff Writer February 19, 2019

The Sonoma Secure Families Collaborative was recently granted $550,000 in support of low-cost legal services for immigrant communities.


County poverty reflects national poverty

Jack Messier, Staff Writer February 6, 2019

Sonoma County homelessness and poverty are a reflection of the nation as a whole, while also facing unique conditions following the 2017 wildfires.


Media coverage of MLK Day exchange amiss

Jack Messier, Staff Writer January 30, 2019

The Lincoln Memorial: a stout symbol of unity, integrity and perseverance, the historic site of Martin Luther King Junior’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and now witness to a feverish faceoff that went viral amid MLK Day.

On January 18, the afternoon was winding down for students of Covington Catholic High School, or so they thought. 

The private boys’ school, located in Park Hills, Kentucky, bussed its students to Washington D.C. to partake in the March for Life rally on Capitol Hill. A large sum of the students then finished their day with a visit to the nearby Lincoln Memorial. 

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