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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


Rising gas prices raise conversations of third stimulus

Khanh Dao, Staff Writer March 16, 2022

The world has entered a period of global crisis triggered by Russia's invasion and threats against peaceful neighbor Ukraine. American consumers are being asked to sacrifice their wallets in response to rising gasoline prices. The nation needs a stimulus check after so many sacrifices were made.


Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill causes uproar

Khanh Dao, Staff Writer March 8, 2022

On Feb. 25, the Florida state senate voted in favor of the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which prohibits “classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity” in all Florida primary schools. This bill has caused an uproar amongst America’s LGBTQ+ youth and allies alike, as it prevents students from openly expressing their identities and has turned a once safe environment into a battleground.


New Asian-American “Sesame Street” character met with backlash

Khanh Dao, Staff Writer March 1, 2022

As the beloved children’s show “Sesame Street” welcomes their newest character, an Asian-American girl named Ji-Young, PBS is being met with heavy backlash from parents.


Olympic pressure leads to poor mental health

Khanh Dao, Staff Writer February 22, 2022

Thousands of athletes dream of participating in the Olympics, but very few get to compete, and even fewer achieve gold. It is an opportunity to achieve lifelong dreams, but is it worth the crippling pressure?


Consumers to blame for social media effects

Khanh Dao, Staff Writer February 15, 2022

Social media is free, it always has been and it utilizes the platform it has to generate revenue for itself. The colors, the notifications, the likes are all intentional. So why do we allow social media to consume our lives? The media used to be a leisure activity, something one would read at the hair salon, and today it's on us from the second one wakes to the moment they go to sleep.


Childhood trauma and bad parenting in Euphoria

Khanh Dao, Staff Writer February 8, 2022

Euphoria is the latest and greatest new series in HBO’s arsenal and has been the talk of the town since its second season began airing on Jan. 9. The series follows Rue Bennett, a 17 year-old drug addict who shares her perspective on the lives of her fellow classmates. As the series progresses, it is made clear that each character struggles with various forms of trauma, and when it’s examined more closely, the main root of the problem comes from the adults, not the teens.

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