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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


Wine Business hosts new certificate course

Lauren O'Malley, Staff Writer December 9, 2014

For many college students, building a résumé means putting down volunteer and job experience, but the wine business department students will be able to put more than the basics down on paper. In the spring of 2015, the wine business department is hosting a “Creating a Competitive Wine Brand” course to earn a certificate through Extended Education. 

Restaurant Review: Shangri-La

Lauren O'Malley, Staff Writer November 18, 2014

Shangri-La welcomes customers with an aroma that overtakes senses and leaves mouths watering. Shangri-La is a restaurant with many food flavors with foods that descend from the Himalayas and Nepal. The owner of the restaurant, Meenakshi Sharma, made and designed all the food herself. Sharma came up with the menu by asking regular customers what their thoughts were, and to be honest about how it tasted. 


Las Vegas style comes to campus

Lauren O'Malley, Staff Writer November 11, 2014

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas-unless one is a student at Sonoma State University. On Saturday, Residential Student Affairs (RSA) and Associated Student Productions (ASP) paired together to make a night of fun-filled games, food and raffle prizes. Each student on campus was invited to play Vegas-style games at the Student Center in the Grand Ballroom at 8:30 p.m. Saturday night.


Lagunitas: The neighborhood brewery

Lauren O'Malley, Staff Writer November 4, 2014

“Beer Speaks. People Mumble.”  This is one of the many known sayings from Lagunitas Brewing Company, a local beer brewery in Petaluma specializing in creative brews and names for beers, such as Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’, Little Sumpin’ Wild and Little Sumpin’ Extra. With nine specialty year-round brews and nine seasonal brews, Lagunitas has an assortment of flavors to try.


Tony Gemignani: The pizza master’s showcase

Lauren O'Malley, Staff Writer October 28, 2014

On Friday night in Weyden and Brewster, Gemignani, a World Pizza Cup winner, came to Sonoma State University to teach about 50 students the art of pizza throwing and how to really make a pizza delicious. 


Gamma Phi Beta wins powderpuff

Lauren O'Malley, Staff Writer October 21, 2014

Four words describe the sororities powderpuff tournament; pain, excitement, intensity and philanthropy. At Gamma Phi Beta’s Crescent Classic, seven teams played their hearts out. Each team came out of the weekend full of excitement about playing or about raising money for Girls on the Run.


Mindy Nettifee moves with inspiring poetry

Lauren O'Malley, Staff Writer October 14, 2014

Picture this; a woman standing in the middle of 12 college students. Each sat on colorful couches and chairs ready to listen to the woman’s famous thoughts.  


Country Fresh Cafe: A quaint breakfast

Lauren O'Malley, Staff Writer October 7, 2014

By first glance you don’t see it. By second glance it looks closed. By third glance one’s pulling into the parking lot of Country Fresh Café in Cotati and wondering why this place has never been advertised before. Country Fresh Café is a small restaurant that has indoor and outdoor seating and a variety of menu options. 


Kickin’ It with Kappa celebrates teamwork

Lauren O'Malley, Staff Writer September 30, 2014

Kickin’ It with Kappa is a major philanthropy for sorority Kappa Delta Zeta. On Saturday, 12 teams gathered at S Section Park to play a game of kickball. Every team was made of different people from Greek organizations, the women’s club soccer team and CSA’s. 


New beer club on campus

Lauren O'Malley, Staff Writer September 23, 2014

Students at Sonoma State University have the opportunity to learn about the culture of beer and wine because of the location and environment of the campus. The club Beer Enthusiasts Society of Tasting (BEST SSU) was created for the students that are interested in learning more about beer and its background. 


Lobo’s new Sunday football specials

Lauren O'Malley, Staff Writer September 16, 2014

Football is back, and it’s even better. Game day can now be enjoyed at Lobo’s while enjoying a soda, beer or a burger.  Since Sonoma State does not have a football team anymore, Lobo’s is now offering to let people come and watch the games all day long and enjoy food and drink specials. 


JUMP raises the student volunteer bar

Lauren O'Malley, Staff Writer September 9, 2014

Jump jump jump around, jump jump up and get down for community service with the JUMP club, who are devoted to help the community.  JUMP stands for Join Us Making Progress and is a “student-run, student-led community service organization” said senior Emily Langill,  also the senior director of JUMP. Langill holds the highest position in the club other than the paid positions.  

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