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Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star


Digital music, produced locally

Jenna Fischer, Staff Writer December 9, 2014

The recent digitalization of the music industry has created many new communities and entities that are exclusively internet-based, one of these is the net label. A net label is a record label that distributes its music almost exclusively over the internet through formats such as MP3. 


Romance in darkness

Jenna Fischer, Staff Writer November 18, 2014

“Beyond the Lights” swoops behind the flashing cameras and screaming crowds that come with fame and injects the hardships and humanity behind the facade of a seemingly perfect celebrity. Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is a superstar for her brilliant voice, but her perfect image in front of millions of fans isn’t truly her, for one sees Noni attempt to end her life by jumping off a balcony in the first few minutes of the movie.


Improv at twilight

Jenna Fischer, Staff Writer November 11, 2014

With shouted suggestions from the audience varying from rubber duckies to jail cells, the Sonoma State University Improvaholics made the Friday night crowd burst with laughter by turning the suggestions into imaginary scenes and witty puns.


From Harry to horrifying

Jenna Fischer, Staff Writer November 4, 2014

Love makes demons of everyone: Quite literally in Iggy Perrish’s case. “Horns” released on Friday in the United States, and if the viewer can get past the shocking gore and psychological horror, this indie movie is worth the watch.


Here comes the demonologist

Jenna Fischer, Staff Writer October 28, 2014

With television shows such as “Smallville” and “Arrow” under their belt, DC comics has released their most recent TV adaptation of a comic: “Constantine.” 


A new take on WWII

Jenna Fischer, Staff Writer October 21, 2014

Throw out the old, cliche and incorrect World War II movies of the past and grab a ticket to “Fury.” This movie, starring Brad Pitt and Logan Lerman, is the most accurate and engrossing war movie of 2014. 


Local artists display works

Jenna Fischer, Staff Writer October 14, 2014

Every year, artists from Sonoma to Bodega Bay open up their studios for anyone and everyone to appreciate their work. This year, the Art Trails program has 161 participating artists who opened their studios last weekend as well as this weekend. Each year “Art Trails” sends out a catalog of all the available artists,  and this year the art styles ranged from traditional oil painting to abstract sculpture, to nature photography to handmade leather bags.


A twisted box office hit

Jenna Fischer, Staff Writer October 7, 2014

There’s a new perfect movie for an audience who wants to be caught off guard. “Gone Girl,” released on Friday, started off as a light hearted romance with a dose of comedy. The movie was based on the novel of the same title by Gillian Flynn, published in 2012. 


Digital emotion at the Phoenix

Jenna Fischer, Staff Writer September 30, 2014

Loud, rhythmic music vibrated the inside of the Phoenix Theater as a teenage crowd gathered around the DJ table on Friday night. The Phoenix is a small theater with one main stage, walls covered in graffiti art and arcade games: a haven for teenagers. 


Student Spotlight: Jacob Harris

Jenna Fischer, Staff Writer October 22, 2013

“I’ve liked sports my whole life. My dad used to take me to games when I was a baby,” said senior Jacob Harris, whose extreme school spirit and passion for sports is becoming known around campus. “If you go to any games you can find me. I’m the biggest fan, the guy going crazy waving flags and trying to get the crowd involved.”

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