The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star


Student finds passion in paint

Marcella Richmond, Staff Writer November 15, 2016

Melanie Hernandez, a senior at Sonoma State University, is a painter who discovered her artistic talents at a young age.
“I have always loved art and been intrigued by every part of it,” said Hernandez.
Ever since she was a little girl, she was constantly dabbling in the arts. Whether it was crayons, paint or even nail polish, Hernandez could not stop her imagination. She recalls a time where she used nail polish in a coloring book, which did not please her parents.


Rohnert Park Sergeant addresses common student concerns

Marcella Richmond, Staff Writer November 8, 2016

Sergeant Dave Sutter is one of the many police officers in Rohnert Park who are constantly trying to improve the relationship between the students and the community. Sutter is a long time police officer in Rohnert Park so he is well equipped to deal with situations that arise. The STAR was able to interview Sutter to ask him questions about himself and some questions that students may be too afraid to ask.


“Doctor Strange” keeps audience on the edge of their seats

Marcella Richmond, Staff Writer November 8, 2016

“Doctor Strange,” is the story about a neurosurgeon, once known for his outstanding skills in the operating room, as he is forced to learn about a new world in order to keep his current luxurious life.


Local fraternity donates to breast cancer research

Marcella Richmond, Staff Writer October 18, 2016

Breast cancer affects one in eight women in the United States alone according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, INC.  On Thursday, Alpha Psi held their sixth annual Bouncing for Boobs event on the Person Theater Lawn. 


‘The Voice’ premieres with new and improved judges

Marcella Richmond, Staff Writer September 26, 2016

America welcomed new talent to The Voice stage on Monday and Tuesday night. Season 11 kicked off with incredible vocals and four judges, two of which are new to the show. Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine gave quite a performance while fighting for their teams. Each judge has their own genre and flare  they bring to the show, making this season unique.


‘Blair Witch’ terrifies audiences

Marcella Richmond, Staff Writer September 19, 2016

During the late 1700s, stories began to arise about the evil Blair Witch in the Black Hills of Maryland. Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick came across these legends and decided to direct a film called “The Blair Witch Project” in 1999. The movie was a huge success and sparked the idea for the recent release of the sequel, “Blair Witch.” According to IMDB, the reason the original was such a success was because the directors told the cast the stories were true, so all of their reactions were real. 


“Sully” soars through its opening weekend

Marcella Richmond, Staff Writer September 12, 2016

Chesley Sullenberger, a man otherwise known as Captain Sully, landed a plane on the Hudson River with the assistance of his co-pilot Jeff Skiles on January 15, 2009. Not only did these two men land the plane flawlessly, but they saved 155 lives as well.  


Selena Gomez ends tour abruptly

Marcella Richmond, Staff Writer September 5, 2016

During past months, Selena Gomez suddenly announced her decision to end her "Revival Tour" due to medical complications. Gomez's choice seemed a bit abrupt, but when she revealed why she is stopping the tour, her Selenators were there to comfort her.


Hunter Hayes brings country to the GMC

Marcella Richmond, Staff Writer August 30, 2016

Hunter Hayes, an award winning singer and songwriter,  was welcomedto the Green Music Center with excitement and enthusiasm last Sunday. Musician Julia Cole started out the night with new music and a few mash-ups. Her smile lit up the room and made the audience feel as though they already knew her. As an up and coming artist, the crowd was not familiar with her songs, butthey were definitely enjoying her music and company. 

Load More Stories
Donate to Sonoma State Star