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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


Finding internships during the COVID-19 crisis

Leslie M. Levy, Staff Writer April 28, 2020

Planning for Fall class schedules should also serve as a reminder of the internship or other work-experience based credits required for graduation. Summer is coming up fast, and if students want to get credit for their Summer or Fall internship, now is the time to get those arrangements lined up and locked in.


Virtual Career Week aims to help students find employment during COVID-19

Leslie M. Levy, Staff Writer April 21, 2020

The job market is shifting, and both regular employment and internships are morphing into various virtualities, disappearing, or frozen in the what ifs of the shelter-in-place orders both across the country and close to home. However, although it is shifting, it seems to be adjusting to new needs and standards relatively quickly.


Arts and Humanities’ video competition tests students’ creativity

Leslie M. Levy, Staff Writer April 14, 2020

The Arts & Humanities (A&H) department has awarded the first of several prizes in their Student Video contest. Joshua Gerard took the first place prize this week, winning $100 for his quick tennis match in “My Quarantine Story,” and Carrie Everson took second place with a $25 prize for her anti-boredom mashup, “Shelter In Place 2020.”


Career Center still providing support online

Leslie M. Levy, Staff Writer April 7, 2020

While graduating seniors might not get to walk the stage this year, they don’t need to be afraid of what comes after they obtain their degree. The Career Center at Sonoma State University is ready and waiting to help.


Passion Party shines light on sexual health

Leslie M. Levy, Staff Writer March 24, 2020

Tuesday night’s Passion Party was the only Associated Student Productions event for Women’s Empowerment Week not canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. Influential Women of Sonoma and the craft making event will not be rescheduled now that classes are all online for the duration of the semester, as all on-campus activities have been suspended until further notice.


Dad arrested in sex-cult investigation at daughter’s university

Leslie M. Levy, Staff Writer March 4, 2020

An investigation prompted by an April 2019 article in New York Magazine, "The Stolen Kids of Sarah Lawrence," resulted in the arrest and formal indictment of Larry Ray on charges of conspiracy, exploitation, forced labor and sex trafficking, according to the New York Times.

Prosecutors claim the systematic abuse of several of his daughter Talia's housemates at Slonim Woods 9, on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, NY, continued for nearly a decade. Three of his alleged victims still live together and remain loyal to Ray.


Counseling and Psychological Services has a new office

Leslie M. Levy, Staff Writer March 4, 2020

Having issues with a roommate? Stressing out over upcoming midterms? Fighting to not gain the freshman 15?Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) can help with all kinds of inner and interpersonal struggles. Don’t look for CAPS in the library though; that was temporary. Their new location is in the blue temporary building almost directly behind Salazar hall, officially known as building 17A. The $59 yearly CAPS fee covers up to 10 individual sessions, group therapy, crisis counseling and other services.


Native American and Inigenous Studies Reading Group at Sonoma State

Leslie M. Levy, Staff Writer February 26, 2020

The Native American and Indigenous Studies department of Sonoma State University is sponsoring several events this semester for their reading group.


Gospel concert kicks off Black History Month celebrations

Leslie M. Levy, Staff Writer February 5, 2020

As the evening progressed from traditional African American Spirituals to contemporary gospel pieces, audience members were brought to penitent tears and joyful dancing in the aisles at the Green Music Center’s Weill Hall Thursday, as Terrance Kelly, director of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, coaxed them into unfettered participation.

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