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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


Music unites community

Kaitlyn Stauber, Staff Writer October 8, 2013

My thighs were clenched around my best friend’s shoulders as I sang to John Rzeznik, who was only a couple feet away from me.  Last Sunday was one of the most memorable days of my life because I finally got to see my favorite band, the Goo Goo Dolls, perform free in San Francisco.  I could not get over how I was at eye level with John Rzeznik, the lead singer of the Goo Goo Dolls.   I may sound like a total dork but I was so happy and in awe when he laughed and made eye contact with me.  I was that obnoxious screaming fan who was dying just to touch his hand.

Fall’s iOS7 brings more change than just the leaves

Kaitlyn Stauber, Staff Writer October 1, 2013

Recently, I took my friend’s iPhone and was confused at first because the format and style of the home screen was different, but then I realized it had been updated. Apple launched a new update for iPhones, the iOS7.

With a little help from my friends

Kaitlyn Stauber, Staff Writer September 24, 2013

When I decided to go to Sonoma State I was worried about finding things to do in Rohnert Park.  Before I applied to colleges I had never even heard of Rohnert Park.  When I visited this campus, just looking around I did not think there was a lot to do.

Speeding makes campus sidewalks unsafe

Kaitlyn Stauber, Staff Writer September 17, 2013

I was walking within the white painted lines that are meant for pedestrian traffic, a concept that one would think to be a common understanding. However, some drivers on the Sonoma State campus do not seem to understand that concept.

Police increase DUI checkpoints

Kaitlyn Stauber, Staff Writer September 10, 2013

“We hope to educate the community that driving buzzed will not be tolerated. With the campus community growing every year, we hope to educate them before they make an irreversible decision,” said Sergeant Aaron Johnson from the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety. 


Campus commemorates March on Washington

Kaitlyn Stauber, Staff Writer September 3, 2013

Sonoma State University joined the rest of the world in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous march on Washington last Wednesday. Political activist and scientist Raquell Holmes spoke to Sonoma State students and community about King’s March on Washington.  She discussed what America has gained and lost in the last 50 years regarding political issues, voting rights, poverty and jobs.

President Obama tackles higher education

Kaitlyn Stauber, Staff Writer August 27, 2013

President Obama is making efforts to make college more affordable.  Recently President Obama spoke about this matter at Hininger High School in Syracuse, New York. 

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