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The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

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Grewig pays homage to state capital in ‘Lady Bird’

Madison Caballero, Staff Writer December 13, 2017

The film, loosely based on Gerwig’s life, follows Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson, and features aspects of Gerwig’s life of growing up in Sacramento, attending Catholic high school, and moving to New York City for college. 


Grammy nominations radiate with diversity

Madison Caballero, Staff Writer December 5, 2017

This year’s nominees were surprising in many ways. There are nominees that almost every music lover could expect to be nominated and there are also a lot of well deserved artists who were snubbed. 


Jhené Aiko invites listeners on a “Trip”

Madison Caballero, Staff Writer November 7, 2017

Released on Sept. 22, the 90-minute project feels like a kaleidoscopic journey as each song flows right into the next.


Count of students, faculty who lost homes reaches 68

Madison Caballero, Staff Writer October 31, 2017

Sonoma State University Provost Lisa Vollendorf opened the Academic Senate meeting Thursday giving her thanks and gratitude to all those who helped keep the campus and community safe during the fires. “I have never been more proud to come from this community,” she said. 



Sonoma County sees rise in STIs

Madison Caballero, Staff Writer September 26, 2017

Sonoma State University students beware; Sonoma County has seen a large increase in the number of sexually transmitted infections reported. From 2008 to 2016, the number of reported gonorrhea cases in Sonoma County jumped from 69 to 554; chlamydia rose from 910 to 1,893; and syphilis went from a low of four to 63. According to the Center for Disease Control, people between the ages of 15-24 are 50 percent more likely to contract an STI.


SSU diversity senator discusses his experience as a DACA student

Madison Caballero, Staff Writer September 13, 2017

Edgar Sanchez is a fourth-year Sonoma State student and serves on Associated Students as diversity senator. He also is one of 800,000 members of DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, that was signed into law under President Barack Obama in 2012 but was rescinded last Tuesday by President Donald Trump after a six-month delay. 

DACA has given thousands of children of undocumented families the chance to obtain work permits, get driver’s licenses and apply for student loans to go to college. The STAR had a chance to sit down with Sanchez last week and get his thoughts and his story.

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