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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


TIME Person of the Year signals change

Kaitlyn Haas, Staff Writer December 12, 2017

Fear has finally turned into fury, and that fury is leading to social change.This year, Time Magazine declared the Silence Breakers as Person of the Year 2017.


Grammy’s fulfill public’s request for diverse nominations

Kaitlyn Haas, Staff Writer December 6, 2017

 For the first time in 19 years, no white men or group are nominated for the “Best Album of the Year” award. All male nominees are people of color, the nominees include: Childish Gambino, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars, according to the Independent.


Workers’ tips threatened

Kaitlyn Haas, Staff Writer November 15, 2017

Tips waiters receive are a monetary reward they get for a job well done. It’s one of the few perks of being a waiter or waitress, and an incentive for waitstaff employees to be patient and attentive to your needs, no matter how particular they are, while dining.


Trump once again blind to Russian collusion

Kaitlyn Haas, Staff Writer November 7, 2017

The Trump campaign has been under the microscope for quite some time, and the United States is finally beginning to find real evidence of election misconduct. 

On Oct. 30, two officials involved in President Donald Trump’s campaign turned themselves into the FBI. 


Accreditation visit shows praise and flaws

Kaitlyn Haas, Staff Writer October 31, 2017

Sonoma State University was under the microscope last week. And, no it had nothing to do about media attention and the recent North Bay fires.


Writing intensive courses look to phase out WEPT

Kaitlyn Haas, Staff Writer October 20, 2017

Obtaining a diploma from a California State University has many requirements, one of them being a writing exit exam, known as the Written English Proficiency Test. But there is another option besides a test to fulfill this requirement. Writing Intensive Courses are an alternative to the WEPT and are available to students in both general education and major courses.


Academic Senate unanimously passes resolution against CSU executive order

Kaitlyn Haas, Staff Writer October 4, 2017

The Sonoma State University Academic Senate has approved a resolution in a response to a California State University executive order, which caps general education credits available for students at 48 units and mandates that certain GE areas be no more than three units.



Rape lawsuit costs Fox employee job

Kaitlyn Haas, Staff Writer September 26, 2017

Rape, sexual assault and harassment seems to be the theme of 2017 for Fox News. Within the past year, 21st Century Fox has dealt with a series of serious rape and sexual harassment cases. The most recent case concerns political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes and anchor Charles Payne.


Uncontacted Amazon tribes vulnerable after slaughtering

Kaitlyn Haas, Staff Writer September 19, 2017

The hunters are becoming the hunted once again. Uncontacted tribes in the Amazon of Brazil are under attack and shrinking in numbers at an uncomfortable rate. Last month, one-fifth of a small uncontacted tribe in the Javari Valley of the Amazon was brutally murdered by illegal gold miners.


New diet: biohacking

Kaitlyn Haas, Staff Writer September 11, 2017

Change is something us human beings don’t tend to like very much, unless it’s our bodies. Changing our bodies to better match society’s expectations no longer depends solely on exercise and good eating habits.


Trump terminates DACA program for DREAMers

Kaitlyn Haas, Staff Writer September 4, 2017

In the past 200 some - odd days discrimination has trumped equality by a long shot, no pun intended. President Trump is currently reviewing and considering the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act. 


Experts warn about AI in weapons

Kaitlyn Haas, Staff Writer August 30, 2017

Technology is the biggest innovator of our time, it allows people to connect with friends and family, gives directions to every destination, takes beautiful pictures and holds memories, entertains with various games and so much more. 

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