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The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

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The Grinch might steal your heart instead of Christmas this year

Kathleen Perry, Staff Writer December 5, 2018

Just in time for the holiday season, The Grinch is back and the newest version of the film emphasizes the saying “three times the charm.”


A community at Brewsters

Kathleen Perry, Staff Writer November 15, 2018

Good food, good service, and good location-- it must be Brewsters Beer Garden.


‘Mr. Burns’ lights up the stage with their post-electric performance

Kathleen Perry, Staff Writer November 7, 2018

Orange and red leaves cover the floor and tree branches cover the wrecked car; it looks like fall in the middle of the woods. Lanterns light up the surviving faces as they surround a campfire, all looking dismal and some shedding tears. There’s a somber mood lurking, making it clear something is wrong. Suddenly, Matt, played by Rhett Curry, lights up with the memory of a television show, beginning the journey of healing and explanation of the disaster.


Its ‘Halloween’…Again

Kathleen Perry, Staff Writer October 31, 2018

Kids are trick-or-treating, teenagers are misbehaving and Michael Myers is murdering-- it must be a typical Halloween night. If it sounds like you’ve seen this movie before, it’s because you likely have.


Trump’s celebrity status infringing political stature

Kathleen Perry, Staff Writer October 24, 2018

The political climate all around the world is hot right now: Canada has legalized marijuana, England is facing another Brexit crisis, Saudi Arabia may have been involved in the murder and cover up of a journalist . . . the list could continue on.

However, in America, the current big, political scandal involves the president’s childish games of name calling and the response that dubs him “tiny.”


Melania interview neither impresses nor informs

Kathleen Perry, Staff Writer October 17, 2018

It is Melania Trump’s mission to encourage people to “be best.” Well it’s time she starts committing to that campaign herself.

On Friday, ABC’s highly anticipated interview with the First Lady was aired. The interview was promoted with no questions being off limit yet concluded with viewers still having many questions and wanting more.


Immigration laws threaten humanity

Kathleen Perry, Staff Writer October 10, 2018

Everyday, thousands of innocents are forced to flee their home country trying to seek refuge from harsh circumstances such as wars, poverty, famish and political corruption. 

Yet, everyday, countries including the U.S. are making their borders increasingly harder to cross. We need to treat these refugees as people first, instead of making them into a political project.


Kavanaugh hearing sparks uproar around sexual assault

Kathleen Perry, Staff Writer October 3, 2018

Last Thursday, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Professor Christine Blasey Ford took part in an official hearing to debate an alleged sexual assault that took place 36 years ago. Both Kavanaugh and Ford gave highly emotional testimonies while Democrats and Republicans took their turns accusing politically-charged ulterior motives. 

Ultimately, the case ended in a he-said-she-said disagreement, similar to many sexual assault cases.


“A simple favor”

Kathleen Perry, Staff Writer September 26, 2018

A mystery movie that actually remains mysterious.Directed by Paul Feig, A Simple Favor takes audience members along the journey as Stephanie, played by Anna Kendrick, tries to solve the disappearance...


Tinder U introduces new way to connect

Kathleen Perry, Staff Writer September 19, 2018

As of August 21, Tinder released an additional feature to the highly-used dating app. This new addition, Tinder U, is meant to be a version of Tinder meant for college students on campus. While this...


Selena Gomez fights to end modern day sex slavery

Kathleen Perry, Staff Writer September 12, 2018

“Abolish slavery everywhere, forever.” This is the mission and slogan of A21, an organization celebrity-singer Selena Gomez has recently become vocal about as an intern working for the non-profit....


“crazy Rich Asians” is a box office success

Kathleen Perry, Staff Writer September 10, 2018

Based on the 2013 novel by Kevin Kwan, the film “Crazy Rich Asians” broke records in box-offices as audiences gathered to watch an all-Asian cast portray Asia’s elite. The story comes to life...

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