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The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

Students share how they power through finals week

Marie'sa Rumsey, Staff Writer December 5, 2022

As the semester slowly comes to a close, students are holding on for just a little while longer to study, finish any last few assignments, and complete final exams. Thanksgiving break gave Seawolves a little taste of relaxation, with no classes and time to spend with loved ones. Now it is the time to finish up the semester strong while maintaining healthy habits to get to the finish line.

Dennae Taylor, a communications major, shared what the transition from thanksgiving break to school was like, “I think the hardest part about shifting from Thanksgiving break is going from “rest” mode into “school” mode for only three weeks because I usually start to burn out at this point in the semester.”

Fans upset after Ticketmaster fails to meet ticket demand

Marie'sa Rumsey, Staff Writer December 5, 2022

Frustrated fans are calling out Ticketmaster after its failure to produce a smooth ticket sale for Taylor Swifts’ upcoming tour. Those who were selected obtained a verified plan for a code to ensure their early access presale tickets, however, the site crashed and caused delays which left many to question the site’s credibility.

‘Her Loss’ or your loss? New album sparks controversy

Marie'sa Rumsey, Staff Writer November 15, 2022

Within just a few hours of the release of Drake and 21 Savage’s joint album ‘Her Loss’, listeners raved over the subject matter within the songs. The Nov. 4 release included themes of name-dropping, subliminals at other artists, wealth, and a multitude of other mentions. As a result, some were upset about some topics which seemed to outweigh the chatter about the overall quality of the album.

The project had no trouble getting listeners. Jonathan Strachan, a communications major, reflected on his thoughts about the album,“I think it was the album of the year. Simply put, I have zero skips.” He further went into detail about why he enjoyed the album based on the combination of incorporating old samples and new bars.


Seawolves relax with ‘Paint and Sip’ at Weyden and Brewsters

Marie'sa Rumsey, Staff Writer October 11, 2022

Outside Weyden & Brewsters, students waited patiently for the doors to open. Chatter and excitement filled the air. Once the clock struck 6 p.m., everyone eagerly lined up to go inside and attend the Paint & Sip event on Oct. 4.

Glamorization of murderers overshadows victims

Marie'sa Rumsey, Staff Writer October 3, 2022

For anyone who has lost a loved one, it can be a long journey to heal from. Grief never fully goes away. It is a continuous battle that some may want to deal with alone or simply in peace. But for the...

Social media’s impact on credibility in news

Marie'sa Rumsey, Staff Writer September 26, 2022

The rise of social media and its addictive algorithms has pulled people away from traditional news sources. Radio, TV and print news are still around but social media has allowed for the average person to become a journalist.

Social media has become a main source to find news but this can lead to the spread of misinformation, clickbait, and can lead to a lack of credibility.

“The Little Mermaid” trailer receives mixed reviews

Marie'sa Rumsey, Staff Writer September 19, 2022

For anyone who has grown up a Disney fan, it is always exciting to see any newly crafted pieces of work. With the new technology available, the magical world of Walt Disney classics can be explored in unimaginable and unique ways. But as of recently, the new change has caused friction and discomfort.

After four years in the making, the live-action, “The Little Mermaid” film had its first teaser release but critics weren’t satisfied with the sneak peek. The teaser was picked apart from the cinematography, the quality, and most notably the change in Ariel's race.

Toxic masculinity surges across social media

Marie'sa Rumsey, Staff Writer September 12, 2022

A new trend to instill outdated standards for men and women spreads on social media by male content creators. Although these viewpoints have always been around, we now categorize them as toxic masculinity....

Students struggle with current housing options

Marie'sa Rumsey, Staff Writer September 6, 2022

Students find themselves weighing their housing options and rising costs are not making it any easier. Between on and off-campus housing rates, students' personal finances and preferences it can be difficult for students to find housing that works for them. This continues to be an ongoing issue that impacts students.

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