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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

The stigma around STIs needs to be addressed

Jacqueline Garcia, Staff Writer April 28, 2022

Younger generations are becoming more comfortable with uncomfortable conversations—topics like mental health, politics, or even sexuality that were once taboo. Still, a hard line is drawn regarding sexually transmitted infections.

Designer dog breeders belong in the dog house

Jacqueline Garcia, Staff Writer April 20, 2022

Last week the Westminster Kennel Club hosted its popular annual dog show, where purebred dogs of all shapes and sizes got to strut their stuff in front of discerning judges. However, many of the purebred dogs are, or soon will be, in poor physical health—the result of an emphasis on aesthetics during breeding as opposed to favoring functional physical canine characteristics.


Twitter introduces dislike button despite backlash

Jacqueline Garcia, Staff Writer April 14, 2022

From photos of epic recipe fails to news about Will Smith at the Oscars, there have likely been plenty of posts people wish they could "dislike" over the years. Soon, that option will become available as Twitter moves to roll out their new dislike feature. This feature is designed to help users effectively control their feed, however, many social media users are concerned about a dislike button's impact on their mental health.


Government age caps: Capitol Hill needs a facelift

If it seems like elected leaders in the United States are getting older and older, it is not just your imagination. Look, this is not meant to be ageist, but after the 2020 presidential election, primary candidate Joe Biden took office at 77 years old, becoming the oldest president in United States history. The question of whether an age limit should be imposed on elected officials has become more prevalent. As a society, we value age. Older people are supposed to have the knowledge and the experience. But is that enough?


A hybrid format of ASP’s Disney Drawing Night returns by popular demand

Jacqueline Garcia, Staff Writer March 15, 2022

Associated Student Productions (ASP) featured its first in-person Disney Drawing Night on March 10 from 7–8 p.m. at Ballroom D., offering students of all skill levels the opportunity to learn how to draw Disney characters instructed by a former Disney artist while enjoying snacks and winning prizes. “These events offer a space for students to practice their creativity, try something new that is beginner-friendly, and de-stress…” wrote Amanda Fitz, ASP Event Director, in an email.


Women artists showcase their work at ‘A Beautiful Mess’

The University Art Gallery welcomes its first show of the semester, A Beautiful Mess: Weavers & Knotters of the Vanguard, from Feb. 24 through April 10. Organized by the Bedford Gallery, the exhibit includes 17 works by ten women artists stretching the boundaries of woven art.


Campus Rec kicks off spring semester with Rec Fest

Campus Rec celebrated Recreational Sports and Fitness Day on Feb. 23 from 6-8 p.m. with Rec Fest, an event filled with food, music, laser tag, and an opportunity to win an Apple watch while also giving students an insight into what Campus Rec holds for them this spring semester.


Seawolves get a taste of the Winter Olympics at The Kitchens

Jacqueline Garcia, Staff Writer February 23, 2022

Student Involvement celebrated the Winter Olympics by bringing students a taste from all around the world right to The Kitchens on Wed. Feb. 17. The themed dinner transformed The Kitchens into a multi-continental festivity featuring dishes from Asia, Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Australia.


Student Involvement welcomes students back to in-person instruction with a fishbowl game

Jacqueline Garcia, Staff Writer February 15, 2022

Student Involvement hosted another eventful Friday Night Live on Feb.11 at Weyden +

Brewster in the student center from 8–9 p.m. One of the main goals of these events is to

provide students various opportunities to engage on campus, as we all begin to return for

in-person instruction. “We want our seawolves to start building communities again, after being

virtual for so long you sort of forget how to socialize...”


Student Involvement kicks off DIY Craft of the Week

Jacqueline Garcia, Staff Writer February 9, 2022

Student Involvement held its first DIY Craft Of The Week at Weyden + Brewster in the Student Center on Saturday, Jan. 29, kicking off their in-person events for the Spring semester.

Weyden + Brewster was taken over by Student Involvement on Saturday night from 7-8 p.m., offering students the opportunity to decorate their own mason jar.

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