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The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star


A cross country walker settles in Rohnert Park

Mandela Linder, Staff Writer April 30, 2019

Bradford Haith Jr., who spent 10 years in a maximum-security prison, has walked across the country twice over the course of 13 years in the hope of finding faith and helping others.


Student starts Autism Club at SSU

Mandela Linder, Staff Writer April 23, 2019

Sonoma State student Garrett Winters has started the school’s first Autism Club, which will meet weekly on campus.


Graduate Business programs get new director

Mandela Linder, Staff Writer April 16, 2019

Soo Hamlet, previously a program manager in the same department, was promoted to executive director earlier this semester.


RP robbery suspect detained, in custody

Mandela Linder, Staff Writer April 9, 2019

The robbery, which occurred at the WestAmerica Bank in Rohnert Park on April 2, sent the Rohnert Park DPS looking for the suspect for several days.


AS candidate: Leonel Alejandre Navarro

Mandela Linder, Staff Writer April 2, 2019

Leonel Alejandre Navarro is running for the empty AS presidency. Voting happens from April 8 - 9.


Student running Filipino history class

Mandela Linder, Staff Writer March 12, 2019

The AMCS department is offering a Filipino history class taught by Sonoma State student Charles Mikhail Zabala.


Campus murder still unsolved

Mandela Linder, Staff Writer February 27, 2019

With over two years gone by and zero suspects in custody, the Kimberly family is left waiting.


Police issue timely warning over reported rape

Mandela Linder, Staff Writer February 6, 2019

Sonoma State University issued a timely warning crime bulletin on Jan. 28 to inform students that a reported rape was being investigated.


Professor Judy Navas retiring after 40 years

Mandela Linder, Staff Writer December 12, 2018

Navas’ colleagues painted a picture of a brilliant, quirky woman with a flair for the unusual. “I think Judy’s real love is the theatre of the absurd,” said Anthony Bish, professor in the School of Performing Arts and colleague of Navas’ for over 23 years. 

Sonoma State recieves grant to teach STEM courses in rural high schools

Mandela Linder, Staff Writer December 5, 2018

Lynn Cominsky, the project leader, said “We are thrilled that the Department of Education has recognized our work on our innovative 9th grade integrated STEM curriculum by awarding us funding to continue to develop the Learning by Making curriculum for another five years.”

Internship benefits emphasized

Mandela Linder, Staff Writer November 6, 2018

“We are so lucky to be in the North Bay of California where there are countless opportunities in a variety of job sectors, from agribusiness to high tech to major and regional nonprofits. Regularly, I receive emails from area employers actively seeking Sonoma State interns because our students have such a strong reputation out there in the workforce,” Homzie said.

Sonoma State considers social justice learning center

Mandela Linder, Staff Writer October 31, 2018

It would be a place where there could be classes, forums, and talks all around the issues of social justice. It would also be a safehouse for all students who might feel threatened or who need counseling. A place where they can hang out and listen to lectures and have support.”

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