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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


First Amendment protects flag burning, like it or not

Jahred Nunes, Staff Writer December 7, 2016

About 1,000 veterans gathered at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts on Nov. 27 to protest the school’s decision to remove all flags from campus, including the American flag. The decision came after an alleged flag-burning took place earlier that week in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s win.

Reclaiming heritage in modern America

Jahred Nunes, Staff Writer November 9, 2016

Virginia natives Mildred Loving, a black woman, and Richard Loving, a white man, were sentenced to a year in state prison after being married in the spring of 1958.


United States’ New AI Weapons

Jahred Nunes, Staff Writer October 31, 2016

It was only a few years ago that artificial intelligence and robotics seemed like a little more than a good sci-fi plotline.  With the advent of Uber’s self driving delivery truck and new “auto-pilot” modes featured in more and more vehicles, science fiction dreams of chrome and androids are becoming a reality.


Gaga is back and better than ever with “Joanne”

Jahred Nunes, Staff Writer October 24, 2016

After years of anticipation for her next solo act, Lady Gaga’s little monsters can finally dive into her new music in her latest release, “Joanne.”


Phantogram highlights love and loss on “Three”

Jahred Nunes, Staff Writer October 17, 2016

Greenwich, New York natives Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter started the dream pop duo Phantogram in 2007. Earlier this month, Phantogram dropped their third and latest album, aptly named “Three.”


‘Bioshock: The Collection’ reignites players love of the game

Jahred Nunes, Staff Writer October 10, 2016

Just last month, 2K Games released the renewed and remastered versions of one of the most creative and mystifying first-person shooter games of the twenty-first century. “Bioshock: The Collection” once again takes the spotlight as one of the greatest video game stories ever told.


Hear it fresh from ‘The Grapevine’

Jahred Nunes, Staff Writer October 3, 2016

Web surfers, surf no further, because this YouTube channel is the real deal. Created by Philadelphia University of the Arts Film graduate Ashley Akunna, “The Grapevine” is what happens when intelligent innovation and fierce creativity collide.


Clinton vs. Trump, what really matters

Jahred Nunes, Staff Writer September 28, 2016

The countdown has begun. You can almost taste the rising tension in the air. Shifts in the political climate come like gusts of wind and no one knows what to expect as we inch closer and closer to Nov. 8. After all, it’s election season, and all bets are off.

Islamophobia still on the rise 15 years after 9/11

Jahred Nunes, Staff Writer September 28, 2016

With the 15th anniversary of 9/11 passing just last Sunday, I find myself taking part in the somewhat unspoken American tradition of taking a moment to remember the day New York City skies went black.


Yes, your vote does matter

Jahred Nunes, Staff Writer September 13, 2016

According to records at University of California Santa Barbara, the 2008 United States elections held the largest voter turnout since 1968, yet nearly two thirds of the American voting population didn’t even cast a ballot.


Faculty Spotlight: Is Sonoma State disability friendly?

Jahred Nunes, Staff Writer September 7, 2016

Sonoma State University’s most recent recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award, Lauren Morimoto, has had severe structural problems with her knees, drastically affecting her mobility from a young age. 

As she’s gotten older, her knee issues have worsened often leaving her unable to walk without the assistance of two canes, she said. 

Every day, the kinesiology professor experiences extreme pain in every step, making stairs and long walks nearly impossible - yet these are the obstacles she has had to adapt to everyday, just to do her job at Sonoma State. 


Stanford cracks down on alcohol, not sexual assault

Jahred Nunes, Staff Writer August 29, 2016

Undergraduate students at Stanford University are no longer allowed to drink or be in possession of hard alcohol with 20 percent alcohol content or above on campus.

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