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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


CSU extends application deadline

Laurie Kelso, Staff Writer December 12, 2018

“The university previously announced a series of accommodations for applicants affected by recent wildfires, but the CSU has now extended the entire priority application window to ensure that all applicants have the opportunity to apply to their desired CSU campuses,” the CSU announced.


Health center burglarized

Laurie Kelso, Staff Writer December 5, 2018

The university police are still investigating both crimes. Patricia Drier, the Medical Co-Chief at the health center said they “instituted additional safety measures” but didn’t say what those measures were.


Sonoma State offering new major this semester

Laurie Kelso, Staff Writer November 6, 2018

The new major is called GEP, which stands for Geography, Environment, and Planning. This new major merged the Geography department and the Environmental Studies department into one


Classroom utilization rate at 53 percent

Laurie Kelso, Staff Writer October 16, 2018

“Typical standards for classroom utilization during 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. would be 70 to 80 percent.  For the legislature to consider funding another classroom building, they typically want to see utilization rates upwards of 70 percent.” With the classroom utilization rate as low as it is, the chances of receiving capital project funding are basically zero.


Michael Kors aims to buy Versace for $2.1 billion

Laurie Kelso, Staff Writer October 3, 2018

On Tuesday, Michael Kors announced that it will be buying Versace for $2.1 Billion. Versace was one of the last independent Italian brands, meaning they stood alone as a luxury fashion brand. Michael...


Mother of murdered African-American Humboldt student fights for justice

Laurie Kelso, Staff Writer September 18, 2018

On Wednesday morning, CSU Board of Trustees discussed the murder of African American student, David Josiah Lawson. Lawson was a student from Riverside, CA who was murdered at a Humboldt State party on April 15, 2017. 


Sonoma State University raises price of parking permit

Laurie Kelso, Staff Writer August 31, 2018

Sonoma State’s administration has raised the general and motorcycle parking rates for Fall and Spring 2018 semesters in efforts to improve the quality of the parking lots and roadways throughout campus. 

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