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The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star


Conversations with Black and Brown in Blue concludes informational events

Jeffrey Aviña, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

“If we can learn how to disagree with respect, we can work on issues we agree on,” said Dr. John Brown Childs at the last “Conversations with Black and Brown in Blue” event this past Weds. in the Student Center Ballrooms. He was also joined by Cynthia Renaud, retired Chief of Police for the Santa Monica Police Department, to speak about the challenges they had to overcome existing alongside the justice system and as well as how to improve upon it. The event was hosted by Chief Nadar Oweiss of Sonoma State Police and as well as Dr. John Sawyer, Vice President of Student Affairs.


Seawolves LISTEN!

Jeffrey Aviña, Staff Writer December 1, 2021

Inspired by the popular TikTok trend that asked strangers on the street what they were listening to, Seawolves that were wearing headphones were asked what they were listening to on the spot. The answers ranged from Youtube trailers for upcoming movies, to Spotify sessions with Harry Styles. Sonoma State students have proven to have diverse interests, and music is no exception.


The HUB kicks off Native American Heritage Month with guest speaker

Jeffrey Aviña, Staff Writer November 17, 2021

Last Fri., the Hub Cultural Center hosted a guest presentation with Dr. Brenda Flyswithhawks for Native American Heritage Month. “Two worlds: surviving colonialism, racism, and western education with Dr. Brenda Flyswithhawks,” detailed the many different obstacles she endured on her journey ‘off the rez’ through the halls of western society, the military, and academia.


ASP hosts “Friday Night Live” event

Jeffrey Aviña, Staff Writer November 10, 2021

Just this past week, SSU kicked off Friday Night Live, which is an interactive and exciting event hosted in the Seawolf Plaza. Extended into Weyden and Brewster’s, Friday Night Live’s trivia night awarded a number of prizes to lucky winners, all consisting of Sonoma State gear. Four rounds of trivia via Kahoot! left Henry Hartwell, freshman and newcomer, victor of the night. Events just like this one aim to get students involved with the campus, as well as give students a social night out with friends.


“Coffee with DSS” showcases what resources are available for students’ success

Jeffrey Aviña, Staff Writer November 3, 2021

This last Thurs. morning, the Sonoma State Alcohol and Other Drug committee sponsored “Coffee with the DSS Crew” in an effort to give information about the dangers of alcohol abuse, as well as explain more about what type of disability resources are available on campus. This is among many events held this week for National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week to help further educate the community about the responsible use of alcohol.


Blind Scream returns to Santa Rosa with “Witch House”

Jeffrey Aviña, Staff Writer October 27, 2021

Santa Rosa’s Blind Scream Haunted House returned after two years of being closed due to wildfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. Located at the corner of First and A street in the old Sears Auto Center is where this year’s Blind Scream is making its home. This year's “Witch House” brings to life a Halloween experience that is not for the faint of heart.


Jazz singers Madeleine Peyroux and Paula Cole perform at the Green Music Center

Jeffrey Aviña, Staff Writer October 20, 2021

Madeleine Peyroux and Paula Cole performed on tour together last Thursday at the Green Music Center. Peyroux performed her hit album, “Careless Love,” and Cole performed from her record album, “This Fire.”


“Scream” House open for a Halloween overnight stay

Jeffrey Aviña, Staff Writer October 20, 2021

Airbnb announced that they are offering a new experience at the house from the movie “Scream” this Halloween for the film’s 25th anniversary. Guests will have a one-night experience to stay and explore the house that has terrified and delighted audiences for a generation.


SSU hosts open forum with CSU Chancellor Castro

Jeffrey Aviña, Staff Writer October 5, 2021

CSU Chancellor Joseph I. Castro visited Sonoma State to participate in an open forum with the SSU community this past Wednesday, Sept. 29. Moderated by the Provost, Dr. Karen Moranski, the forum had questions that ranged from the Pandemic to projects he is working on and a recent salary increase for CSU Presidents.

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