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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


Best Coffee: Dutch Bros.

Coffee is more than a drink — it’s a lifestyle. Convenience, taste, price, ambiance and atmosphere are all things that matter when picking a go-to coffee shop. When it comes to the choosing ‘the best,’ Dutch Bros. Coffee, located in Santa Rosa, fits the bill.


Best Hidden Spot: Butterfly Garden

Sonoma State University is home to many beautiful spots, but perhaps the most under-appreciated of them all is the Butterfly Garden.


Model United Nations wins awards in New York City

Kayla E. Galloway, News Editor April 5, 2016

A group of Sonoma State University students travelled to New York City last week for the National Model United Nations Conference, a program where students from across the globe participate in a series of hands-on simulations of the UN tackling world issues ranging from terrorism to human rights. By the end of the conference, this year’s Model UN delegation from Sonoma State took home two awards, marking the 12th award the university has won in the last six years.


Low graduation rate prompts new legislation

Kayla E. Galloway, News Editor March 2, 2016

The bill, proposed last week, would offer students financial and academic incentives for agreeing to take a minimum of 15 units a semester, allowing students to graduate in four years — something few CSU students achieve based on current data.


California student among those killed in Paris attacks

Kayla E. Galloway, News Editor November 17, 2015

Students gathered in solidarity on Sunday at California State University, Long Beach to honor the life of senior design major Nohemi Gonzalez who was killed in the deadly Paris terrorist attacks on Friday. Gonzalez was one of at least 129 people killed in the attacks and the Long Beach community united together in a candlelight vigil to celebrate her life and time at the university.

Fake gun sparks fear among students

Kayla E. Galloway, News Editor November 3, 2015

Sonoma State University students were on alert Friday afternoon when Police Services notified the campus of an alleged gunman between Lot G and the Environmental Technology Center. Students received an alert about the alleged threat to campus at 12:25 p.m. on Friday.


Locked-in without warning

Kayla E. Galloway, News Editor October 13, 2015

In 2012 I was a freshman at Sonoma State University, seemingly living the dream. At that point in my college career, I never imagined I would consider transferring to a different university.

President Armiñana discusses retirement, campus issues

Kayla E. Galloway, News Editor October 6, 2015

The STAR staff held it’s annual meeting with Sonoma State University President Ruben Armiñana and other university administrators on Tuesday to discuss issues the campus faces this year, as well as Armiñana’s approaching retirement. Armiñana has announced he will retire at the end of the school year. 

University system offers internships aimed at battling drought

Kayla E. Galloway, News Editor September 29, 2015

Sonoma State University students will soon have the opportunity to take part in the Watershed Management Internship Program made possible because of a $2 million grant the CSU received from the United States Department of Agriculture. This grant will fund 200 internships primarily for students at 18 CSU campuses of which have at least 25 percent of Hispanic enrollment as well as students from the other five universities including Sonoma State. The CSU will offer 50 paid internships across the university system per year until 2020 beginning in January.


New career adviser encourages students to use campus resources

Kayla E. Galloway, News Editor September 15, 2015

Last year, the STAR reported the Sonoma State University’s Career Services as the smallest in the California State University system with only one career adviser to serve a student body of more than 9,000. While Career Services still remains small compared to other universities across the state, Sonoma State now has one more full-time career adviser, made possible by a grant funded from the California State University system.


Balcony collapse results in death of Sonoma State student

Kayla E. Galloway, News Editor June 18, 2015

Sonoma State University president, Ruben Armiñana released a campus-wide email Tuesday acknowledging the recent deaths of Sonoma State students Ashley Donohoe and Ernesto Contreras.


Equal opportunity threatened by college expenses

Imagine a nation where one can receive a free college education regardless of whether or not they are a citizen. 


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