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Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star


Wondrous Weaver’s winterland

Kimberly Paasche, Staff Writer December 9, 2014

Just around the corner from Sonoma State University, a regular house is transformed into a large Christmas castle–covered in lights and cartoon characters, mostly from Disney cartoons. This castle is home to the handmade “101 Dalmatians,” “Lion King” characters, “Cinderella,” “Mickey and Minnie Mouse,” “Aladdin,” “Dumbo” “Frozen” characters, “South Park” characters, “Beavis and Butt Head” and so much more.


Stay healthy with selfies

Kimberly Paasche, Staff Writer November 18, 2014

Sonoma State University students are being rewarded for taking selfies. The Campus Rec Center is currently holding a healthy-selfie challenge to promote healthy lifestyles. As most students know, a selfie is photo taken of one’s self. The Campus Rec Center is giving out prizes to students who post selfies of healthy living on Instagram. 


Sally’s going up on a Tuesday

Kimberly Paasche, Staff Writer November 12, 2014

With only three and a half weeks until finals,  midterms and the holidays coming up, life can seem pretty stressful. A good old laugh may just be the cure. Stress relief and laughter may be found in tomatoes, or, more specifically, the Sally Tomatoes Comedy Showcase in Rohnert Park.


Sex knowledge all around

Kimberly Paasche, Staff Writer November 4, 2014

Sex positions, sex toys, relationships and proper terminology for sex organs and meaningful talks about sex are all one Sonoma State University campus club talks about. 

New Quad app organizes college life

Kimberly Paasche, Staff Writer October 28, 2014

A group of students have been assigned a group project where out-of-class communication is necessary. Each person has a different phone and a different preferred way of communication. Most messaging apps cap the number of participants in a chat or message with some apps only allowing 10 members each, but a new app called Quad solved this problem. 


Hair donation for cancer

Kimberly Paasche, Staff Writer October 21, 2014

One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. JUMP, also known as Join Us Making Progress, put on a breast cancer awareness event in the Seawolf Plaza on Thursday to spread awareness on breast cancer. 


Blind Scream Haunted House horrifies crowds

Kimberly Paasche, Staff Writer October 14, 2014

There was a girl who laid bloody on an operating table, guts spilled out and still alive as she gasped for her last breath of air. A demented doctor stood hunched over her and laughed. This was just one of the many terrifying things found in the Swamp Shack at the Blind Scream Haunted House. 


Kick-start to Lobo Fest Spirit Week

Kimberly Paasche, Staff Writer October 7, 2014

A huge life-size foosball court was placed smack dab in the middle of Pearson lawn on Thursday. The Center for Student Leadership Involvement and Service (CSLIS) hosted the life size foosball games as a fun way to kick start the upcoming Lobo Fest spirit week. 


A spectacular Sportzapalooza

Kimberly Paasche, Staff Writer September 30, 2014

On Thursday, the Seawolf Plaza was crawling with students as the sports clubs showed off their sports and achievements. 


Barlow Street Fair: A sense of community

Kimberly Paasche, Staff Writer September 23, 2014

Closed off streets and blaring music on a Thursday night in Sebastopol can mean only one thing: the Barlow Street Fair. The fair is located on McKinley Street in Sebastopol, but spilled out onto some side streets as well. The Barlow Street Fair takes place every Thursday night from 5-8:30 p.m., and will continue until Oct. 30.


Let the wonder begin

Kimberly Paasche, Staff Writer September 16, 2014

Where can one visit an earthquake site, a four-story rainforest, the California coast, an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, a room full of skulls and over 40,000 different animal species including an albino alligator all under one roof? The Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.


Local serene getaways

Kimberly Paasche, Staff Writer September 9, 2014

The stresses of a college student can be overwhelming. It is difficult to balance classes, homework and a social life while in college. Sometimes it’s nice to know there are opportunities for college students to get away from the day-to-day stresses in life.

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