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The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

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Jazz student finds passion in drums

Karlee Budge, Staff Writer November 8, 2016

It’s not everyday that one comes across a musician who plays in nine different bands, but Sonoma State University student Taylor Cuffie manages to maintain the heavy workload that comes along with being a college student while pursuing his musical passion.


“Lady Wood” stands tall

Karlee Budge, Staff Writer October 31, 2016

As an emerging pop star, Tove Lo quickly rose to popularity following her release of “Queen of the Clouds,” which left her fans wanting more. Tove Lo’s talent led her to the opportunity to collaborate along side several talented and well-known artists, such as Hilary Duff, Ellie Goulding, Coldplay, Flume, Alesso, Nick Jonas, Adam Lambert, Years & Years, Seven Lions, Broods, Lucas Nord and Urban Cone. 


Student places studies ahead of talent

Karlee Budge, Staff Writer October 24, 2016

It’s not everyday you come across an artist who found her passion for art at such a young age. Fourth-year Sonoma State University student, Yolanda Gillotte began her interest in art in a unique way. Growing up as a young child in Thailand, Gillotte was involved in summer camps and often chose to be in the art camp. During these times, she found herself immersed in different forests and beaches where she would use water color, acrylics and other mediums to re-create the landscapes.


Midnite Madness introduces Seawolf athletics

Karlee Budge, Staff Writer October 18, 2016

We all know that Sonoma State University lacks a football team, which is often the core of any college, but who’s to say that Sonoma State can’t have just as much school spirit as any other school? 


University Instagram hosts student take over

Karlee Budge, Staff Writer October 11, 2016

At the end of the month, Sonoma State University’s Instagram account will be taken over by one very talented young photographer. On Oct. 25 the public will have the chance to see campus through the eyes of Brennan Chin, a Sonoma State graduate student.


Beyonce fans sour after ‘Lemonade’ loss

Karlee Budge, Staff Writer September 26, 2016

Beyonce fans from all over the nation were blindsidedthe night of Sept. 18 during the 58th Emmy Awards when “Grease: Live” took home the title for “Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special” award.


Combining humor, satire and sensitivity through printmaking

Karlee Budge, Staff Writer September 19, 2016

Bringing a unique twist to traditional art, 23-year-old Zoe Brester-Pennings shows us a style of artwork many are not familiar with. Brester-Pennings finds her passion in a different style of artwork called printmaking.


Sia honors Orlando victims with “The Greatest”

Karlee Budge, Staff Writer September 12, 2016

We can all recall the horrific tragedy that unfolded in the gay night club, Pulse, in Orlando, Florida on June 12. The lives of innocent young men and women were abruptly ended by a coward holding a gun. Following the shooting, thousands of members of the LGBTQ community came together to make a stand for the lives that had been lost.


Student Spotlight: Summer Dillon

Karlee Budge, Staff Writer September 5, 2016

Sonoma State University is flourishing with creative students who are passionate about writing, but not all of them have their own published novel. This is where student Summer Dillion sets herself apart from the rest of the crowd.


All female “Ghostbusters” cause outrage among former fans

Karlee Budge, Staff Writer August 30, 2016

Ghostbuster fans were not thrilled, when news surfaced regarding the release of the “Ghostbusters” reboot which would include an all female main cast. Following the release of the 2016 movie trailer, the Internet was immediately flooded with hateful and sexist comments from infuriated fans refusing to give the film any chance whatsoever.

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