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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


Sonoma State Film Institute showcases 1977 classic: ‘One Sings, the Other Doesn’t’

Julissa Munoz, staff writer October 23, 2019

The Sonoma Film Institute hosted another profoundly engaging film night this past Sunday: the Institute played the riveting film “One Sings, The Other Doesn’t.” The French film encaptivated the audience, and shocked students with timeless content. The feminist film provokes the mind and breaks boundaries when thinking in terms of what women’s feminism looked like in 1970’s France. 


Cotati celebrates its 13th Annual Oktoberfest event

Julissa Munoz, staff writer October 16, 2019

Cotati celebrated its 13th Annual Oktoberfest this past Saturday, and it was one again an October hit. There were people of all ages out in the Cotati Park Plaza celebrating German Traditions and taking advantage of all the food, drinks and fun. With different activities like the yodeling contest, Weiner dog races, stein holding  and costume contest, the eventful day has something for everyone.


Down to Earth Café lives up to its name

Julissa Munoz, staff writer October 9, 2019

Dim lighting and a sense of home that reigns all too familiar: Down to earth is certainly the most accurate way to describe this mom-and-pop café located in nearby Cotati. When first walking in, guests see a chalkboard menu covering the entirety of the back wall. The lively chalk color highlights different plates, from sandwiches to seafood. As customers look beyond the entrance, the walls are riddled with beautiful art from local artists, making guests feel like they are only a brief walk away from the beach. The aura of the room is friendly and inviting: almost as if one has walked into the house of one of his or her closest friends.


1.3 Million granted to Sonoma State minorities

Julissa Munoz, staff writer October 2, 2019

Sonoma State University recently received a grant for 1.3 million dollars for its underrepresented minorities in the STEM majors at SSU , according to Nate Galvan, Marketing and Media Specialist at Sonoma State University. “Sonoma State University is in line to receive $1.3 million in conjunction with three other colleges as part of a project to close equity and achievement gaps in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.” said Galvan.


Santa Rosa hosts another year of water bark

Julissa Munoz, staff writer September 18, 2019

With this end of summer heat-wave arising, many pet dogs have been lingering in the shade trying to stay as far away from the sun as possible. If you find your pup doing the same, there is a great solution. Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation is hosting “Water Bark” at Spring Lake every weekend for the remainder of September. 


Healdsburg Reach for Home Implements new “Street Medicine” Program to help the homeless in Sonoma County

Julissa Munoz, staff writer September 10, 2019

The Sonoma County-based organization, “Reach for Home” has created a new program that helps the homeless on the streets in Healdsburg, Geyserville, Cloverdale, and Windsor areas. Their new “Street Medicine” program will bring medical and mental health evaluations to those in need. 

Stevenson Hall remodel scatters faculty and students all around campus

Julissa Munoz, staff writer September 4, 2019

Stevenson Hall, the first academic building at Sonoma State University, is under a complete renovation. The renovation started back in April 2018 and is predicted to go on until 2022. 

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