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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


Euthanasia: ethical or not?

Kayla Kring, Staff Writer December 12, 2017

When our pets grow old we begin to see them suffer with everyday activities that once were so easy. Running down the stairs to greet you as you enter the door from a long day at work made you fall to your knees in happiness to receive kisses galore. 


Jury unexpectedly finds Pier 14 shooter not guilty

Kayla Kring, Staff Writer December 6, 2017

The soothing sound of waves crashing alongside Pier 14 were disrupted on July, 1, 2015, when a .40 caliber handgun rang through the air, piercing 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle’s aorta.


Massive victory for transgender politicians in election

Kayla Kring, Staff Writer November 15, 2017

Society is beginning to evolve  – and this evolution is just the beginning of our shift in politics. Voters elected several openly transgender legislators into positions of power on Tuesday, ranging from City Council members to school board members to the House of Delegates.     


Weezer’s “Pacific Daydream” snoozes interest

Kayla Kring, Staff Writer November 7, 2017

In an eleventh album, it may be hard to believe that a band would be able to come up with much more material and a different sound that has not been heard before. Maybe that is why in “Pacific Daydream,” Weezer goes for a vastly different and pop-influenced sound. 


White House fails to respect fallen soldier’s death

Kayla Kring, Staff Writer November 7, 2017

We are the land of the free because of the brave. The brave take an oath so their country can station them away from their families and loved ones to protect our freedom.


Trump Administration grits teeth as federal judge rules in favor of undocumented teen abortion

Kayla Kring, Staff Writer October 31, 2017

Being young is already hard enough as it is. There is so much to learn and so many obstacles that one must go through in order to grow into the person they wish to be. 

One fight in life that no one should have to go through is the fight to make the personal choice of aborting an unwanted pregnancy.


If not now, then when? The gun control debate

Kayla Kring, Staff Writer October 26, 2017

People died. Innocent people, who just wanted to enjoy a night of good music, drinks and memories they would never forget. Unfortunately, those who were on Route 91 in Las Vegas will never forget what happened to them. Instead, they will continue to hear gun shots rip through the air. They will continue to hear the screams and pleas for help. They will still remember the blood that stained the streets.


Egypt behind in gay rights

Kayla Kring, Staff Writer October 24, 2017

Judgement is a powerful emotion. It can fuel a rage that is uncontainable, causing a plethora of disastrous outcomes. We have seen judgement since the dawn of time, whether it’s from the thoughts we have about the Earth being flat, religion being the reigning rule while science means nothing, or that the pigment in our skin determines whether we are better than someone else.


North Korea war on the horizon

Kayla Kring, Staff Writer October 3, 2017

“Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make counter-measures, including the right to shoot down United States strategic bombers even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country,” said North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho, according to BBC News on Sept. 25.

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