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The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

Campus prepares for commencement

Kimmie Jones, Staff Writer May 12, 2015

On Saturday, roughly 2,000 Sonoma State University students will gather in their caps and gowns at the 2015 commencement ceremony. Sonoma State has 36 academic departments, 46 bachelor degree programs and 15 masters programs that will be included in the commencement. The 2,000 graduating students will join nearly 63,000 other Sonoma State alumni following Saturday’s ceremony.


University reacts to former softball coach’s arrest

Kimmie Jones, Staff Writer April 28, 2015

A former Sonoma State University volunteer softball assistant coach was arrested in New York and charged with more than 94 counts of improper sexual contact  involving 13 players.

Greeks to change sexual assault climate

Kimmie Jones, Staff Writer April 21, 2015

Throughout the month of April, Sonoma State University has worked to create a safer campus by educating students on how to prevent and report sexual violence in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.



Bobby McFerrin creates harmony

Kimmie Jones, Staff Writer April 14, 2015

The last time Bobby McFerrin sang his famous song “Don’t Worry Be Happy” live was 1988. That was until he sang it to the Green Music Center audience Friday night. His show continued to be filled with talent, laughter and pure entertainment.



Slam poetry with comic relief

Kimmie Jones, Staff Writer March 31, 2015

Sonoma State University students enjoyed themselves Tuesday when slam poet and author Buddy Wakefield graced an intimate audience with incredible poetry and humor.


Feminist movement depicted through theater

Kimmie Jones, Staff Writer March 10, 2015

From Broadway to Sonoma State University, “The Vagina Monologues” has  grown into a revolution of women sharing real life stories to educate, inspire and put an end to sexual violence. 


Trash can drumming for a cause

Kimmie Jones, Staff Writer March 3, 2015

Between all of the country, hip-hop and pop music today’s kids listen to, it’s easy to say  rock-and-roll is becoming less and less popular. During Recycled Percussion’s performance Friday night music was played on garbage cans, ladders and buckets; but the biggest part was the message sent to the audience and kids. 



Inspiration found in an original story

Kimmie Jones, Staff Writer February 24, 2015

“The Blind Side,” “Remember the Titans” and many other true under-dog stories have reputations for becoming instant classics and being owned by fans as soon as they are released on DVD. Movie watchers better make room on the shelf for Disney’s new classic, “McFarland, USA.” 


Joke cracking, magic conjuring Martin

Kimmie Jones, Staff Writer February 17, 2015

Sonoma State University students, staff, family and friends got the best medicine when Chicago comedy magician Daniel Martin performed an entertaining magic-meets-comedy-act, in which he “magished” all night. The show, which was free for students took place on Saturday in the Student Center Ballroom.


Celebrating the female hero

Kimmie Jones, Staff Writer February 10, 2015

Big strong women in Viking helmets belting songs no one can understand is probably the stereotype most people think of when they hear the opera.


The rebellious, harmonious ‘Heroines’

Kimmie Jones, Staff Writer February 3, 2015

In a school with 3 to 1 ratio of girls to boys, it was only a matter of time a musical about female heroes hit the stage.


An uplifting pop-punk revival

Kimmie Jones, Staff Writer January 27, 2015

In 2003, emo-pop fans were introduced to Fall Out Boy with their debut album, “Take This to Your Grave.”

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