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SF Opera’s Tuba Player joins the SSU Instrumental Repertory class

Kylie Perry, Staff Writer May 1, 2023

On Wednesday April 26th San Francisco Opera’s tuba player Zachariah Spellman joined Sonoma States weekly Instrumental Repertory class. The class was held in Weill Hall and went from 1-2:30 p.m. Spellman...

Jazz Forum with special guest Paul Hanson

Kylie Perry, Staff Writer April 17, 2023

On Wednesday, April 12, 2023, Jazz bassoonist Paul Hanson joined Sonoma State’s Jazz forum to engage in conversation and a shared love of music. There is a special guest most weeks that gets to share...

Sonoma Film Institute Presents: Chess of the Wind

Kylie Perry, Staff Writer April 3, 2023

The film “Chess of the Wind” by Mohammed Reza Aslani was shown at Warren Auditorium in Ives Hall 101 for the first time this semester on Friday, March 31. The film started at 7 p.m. and lasted for...

Jazz Forum: SSU Latin Band with guest clinician

Kylie Perry, Staff Writer March 27, 2023

Breaking the rules is jazz. This was a big topic at the forum on Wednesday March 15, when SSU’s Latin Band welcomed guest alumni Dave MacNab to participate in their jam session. Most weeks, Doug Leibinger...

Are Sonoma States’ dorms worth the high price?

Kylie Perry, Staff Writer March 13, 2023

The time is here, where returning students have to choose whether to apply for housing next semester or live off campus, and incoming students will soon be faced with the same decision. There have been many complaints on the lack of cleanliness in the dorms, defective appliances and furnishings, and most importantly, the prices students are charged to live there. So the question is, are the dorms worth it? 

Sonoma Film Institute presents: Pierrot Le Fou

Kylie Perry, Staff Writer March 13, 2023

On March 10, the screening of Pierrot Le Fou, a popular French film, was put on by the Sonoma Film Institute. The film was shown in Darwin 107. Dr. Ajay Gehlawat in the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies...

Rihanna’s halftime performance included an unexpected guest

Kylie Perry, Staff Writer February 27, 2023

As Rihanna took the stage on Superbowl Sunday, Feb. 12, to perform live at the halftime show, there was a lot of speculation on whether Rihanna was pregnant or just holding on to some baby weight from her last child, who she had nine months ago.  The rumors of Rihanna being pregnant were confirmed to be true with lots of rubbing and holding of her belly and later the confirmation in words by her publicist.

According to Google Trends, Rihanna was searched on google more than 10 million times with the most popular searches being “Is Rihanna pregnant?” and other phrases involving her speculated pregnancy. 

Seawolves offer relationship and dating advice

Kylie Perry, Staff Writer February 20, 2023

Valentine’s Day is here, and SSU students have started to make plans with their loved ones, that being their friends, family, or significant others. But, dating in college can be a lot to deal with. Trying to juggle a relationship as well as a full schedule of classes can be hard to manage. Though some SSU students seem to have it figured out.

Online controversy leads M&M’s to change spokesperson

Kylie Perry, Staff Writer February 7, 2023

Due to an overwhelming amount of negative feedback and controversy around the changes to the iconic M&M’s ‘spokescandies,’ the brand has decided to change their marketing strategy and get rid of the candy characters entirely, replacing the face of M&M’s with comedian and actress, Maya Rudolph.

The controversy that caused this change was a result of the female M&M’s in particular. The green M&M who is known for wearing high heeled boots was altered to wear sneakers. The idea that she was being made more “masculine” got a lot of people upset. 

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