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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


Under-the-radar entertainment apps worthy of your download

Jessica Sias, Staff Writer April 29, 2020

Entertainment and gaming apps have been a huge hit across the nation amid ongoing quarantine. As everyone is mandated to stay home and flatten the curve via self-isolation, games and entertainment applications have been downloaded left and right while people around the nation find ways to remain entertained.


Americans can now add ‘essential service’ to lengthy list of WWE descriptors

Jessica Sias, Staff Writer April 22, 2020

Across the nation, entertainment-sports have been cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. The 2020 Olympic Games have been postponed until 2021 and all sport games have been paused; this, in order to prevent players and fans from danger in any close contact with anyone who may be infected. However, as only few essential pieces of infrastructure remain open in cities well throughout the country, many cite convenient stores and take-out restaurants as those that immediately come to mind.


Beyond the music celebrity: talk-show hosts provide personalized relief experience

Jessica Sias, Staff Writer April 15, 2020

Stand-up comedians and talk-shows are a popular way to keep the crowd entertained, but, especially in wake of the virus, the laughs are perhaps needed now more than ever.


Fashion Industry’s response to Coronavirus reigns proactive, though future largely uncertain

Jessica Sias, Staff Writer April 1, 2020

For the past couple of weeks, alongside the Sonoma State community, many counties across the state, nation and the world at large have been in shelter-in-place. While all stores that are considered non-essential have been closed down, for Seawolves alike, it has served especially difficult because even the closest fashion mall, the Santa Rosa Plaza, has been closed until the shelter-in-place for the county is removed


‘The Improvaholics’ campus comedy club amuses students in challenging PG-rated show

Jessica Sias, Staff Writer March 4, 2020

As a warm Friday night embraced Sonoma State students, the lights shined on stage in the Warren Theater at Sonoma State University. Students eagerly chatted as the night went on; the seats filled well across the room, with attendees ready to enjoy a night filled with instantaneous laughter. Captivating the excited bunch from 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 until 2 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29, the campus improv club, The Improvohalics, performed its “PG Improv Comedy Show.”


College textbook conspiracy

Jessica Sias, Staff Writer February 26, 2020

Recently, in a class-action lawsuit filed in late Jan. 2020, four companies representing independent bookstores accused publishers including Pearson, Cengage, McGraw-Hill Education, and book store chains like Barnes & Noble and Follet for trying to push independent bookstores out of business.

For many years all across the nation, students had the ability to buy textbooks at a cheaper price by purchasing from off-campus bookstores, but current trends indicate that independent bookstores are closing while textbook prices rose 88% from 2006-2016, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report.


Seawolv Speak: How did you spend your Valentines Day?

Jessica Sias, Staff Writer February 19, 2020

For future Valentine’s day date inspiration, Seawolves shared what they did this past Valentine’s day.


Succulent pot designing at Saturday DIY Night

Jessica Sias, Staff Writer February 12, 2020

Sonoma State University is filled with fun activities to do, even on the weekends. On Feb. 8, Saturday DIY took place on campus from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Vineyard room by the Zinfandel residential community. This activity was free to all students and gave Seawolves the chance to put their artistic abilities to use. Attendees painted a succulent pot that they could take home to decorate their dorms with.


25% off all Nike and Under Armour gear at the University Store

Jessica Sias, Staff Writer February 5, 2020

Spring semester has begun and the Seawolf community is officially back and ready to conquer the semester. To help students tackle the new year, the University Store is offering great deals on apparel. From Feb. 4 at 7:30 a.m. to Feb. 8 at 3:00 p.m. the student store will have 25% off on all Under Armour and Nike gear. It is a deal the community will not want to miss. 


37th annual Holocaust and Genocide lecture series comes to campus

Jessica Sias, Staff Writer January 29, 2020

Sonoma State University is presenting their 37th annual Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series from Jan. 21 to May 5.

Art Exhibit on campus

Jessica Sias, Staff Writer January 20, 2020

The Sonoma State art exhibition will be having their opening reception-- Picturing Philanthropy: Selections from the SSU Art Collection on Dec. 5. The Art Gallery will be having a reception featuring art that has been donated to the SSU Art Collection over the past 40 years. Admission will be free and they will be providing food and beverages. 

Student Spotlight: Gaby Davila

Jessica Sias, Staff Writer January 20, 2020

As a first generation college student Gaby Davila always knew she wanted to achieve her full potential, not only in school but in her social life throughout her college career. 

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