The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

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


Latinos off-pace in degree attainment

The growth of Latinos in California’s higher education system has yet to translate to an increase of degrees earned for the state’s largest ethnic group.

Project Censored founder passes at 85

Project Censored founder and former Sonoma State University professor Carl Jensen passed away on April 23 in his Cotati home at the age of 85 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. 


Sonoma County housing remains problematic for students

Joshua Gutierrez, Staff Writer April 28, 2015

While Sonoma County is quickly becoming an attractive seller’s market, the landscape for rentals continues down a bleak path, making it a pertinent topic to Sonoma State University students who live or wish to live off campus. 


Student recipient of activist award

Joshua Gutierrez, Staff Writer April 21, 2015

Sonoma State University student Sandy Espino Valenciano will be recognized with the Mario Savio Award for student activism by the American Civil Liberties Union northern California chapter of Sonoma County on May 3 in Santa Rosa.



Former president’s passing reflects turbulent history

Joshua Gutierrez, Staff Writer April 14, 2015

The controversial life and legacy of Sonoma State University’s fourth president, Peter Diamandopoulos, ceased when he passed away on April 1 in New York City at the age of 86.


Universities respond to Indiana legislation

Joshua Gutierrez, Staff Writer April 7, 2015

Sonoma State University currently holds no position in regard to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, even as San Francisco State University stated on March 30 that no funds will be used for employee or student travel to the state.


Presentation offers insight on rights, police accountability

Joshua Gutierrez, Staff Writer March 31, 2015

The national conversation of police brutality and accountability was highlighted on Thursday in a Social Justice Week presentation by a panel from the Northern California American Civil Liberties Union and Police Accountability Clinic and Helpline.

Science behind how students rate professors

Joshua Gutierrez, Staff Writer March 10, 2015

The language behind how professors are rated often speaks more than numbers.




New pathway for bike community

Joshua Gutierrez, Staff Writer March 3, 2015

The city of Rohnert Park is moving ahead with plans to build a 2-mile multi-use pathway which will run parallel to the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit line.


Measles outbreak continues nationwide

Joshua Gutierrez, Staff Writer February 24, 2015

Thousands of individuals will visit or attend Sonoma State University during the semester. The likelihood that all will be vaccinated against an infectious disease is uncertain. Concern regarding the outbreak of measles has been a prominent topic within the United States recently and the discussion of whether to vaccinate against the disease has sparked controversy among many.

Voluntary fee adopted by university system

Joshua Gutierrez, Staff Writer February 17, 2015

The California State Student Association intends to create a level of independence with the adoption of the Student Involvement and Representation Fee by the California State University Board of Trustees, passed on Jan. 28.

Division of wealth creates gap in graduates

Joshua Gutierrez, Staff Writer February 10, 2015

The exclusion of the poor from the higher education system has created an increasingly unequal divide. Achievement from educational success has benefitted a fortunate segment of the population able to afford college.

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